“Health is a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity”
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What is Blooming Wellness?
Dr. Eeks here. Some call me Erin. 🙂
Blooming Wellness is my personal health website. It’s a wellness community, health blog, health podcast & online store. Lately my focus is on my health podcast, Causes or Cures, on which I feature top doctors and researchers in their field to discuss timely health topics.
I like to keep “wellness” simple, rooted in common sense, attainable, affordable and natural. Wellness shouldn’t be presented as a luxury brand, though it often is. (I did a whole podcast on it here.) I always try to provide evidence for topics covered and make note when there isn’t a lot of evidence or if something is anecdotal. I’m not against anecdotal evidence, but I am against being dishonest about the level of evidence for a proposed intervention or supplement. I see that happening too often in the world of wellness.
There are different approaches to healing. Some focus on the body. Some, the mind. Some focus on the mind-body connection. Still others focus on the mind-body-spirit connection, and when you really think about those approaches, it means not everyone views healing exactly the same way. My preference is to focus on the mind-body-spirit, and in the last several years I’ve spent a lot of time on the “spiritual” dimension. People who say science is incompatible with a spiritual dimension are, in short, lying to you.
I write the blogs that have my name on them! There are a lot of “guest” blog posts on this site. They are more advertisements, and I do not review them. (Some of them are pure crap, I admit.) And I will also say that I do not endorse any supplements or brands. Like, zero. (Do you think I’m honest enough or nah?)
Humor and playfulness are integral parts of health and stress reduction, so you’ll find a lot of both scattered throughout my website and on my social media feeds. I’m sarcastic, silly and blue-collar humor is my favorite defense mechanism. That said, I’m not everyone’s cup of tea, but I am some people’s cup of tea. 😉
If you happen to read 1 of my books, both quite different from one another, and leave a review on Amazon, let me know! I will sing your praises from the hilltops! I’m currently working on a medical detective fictional series. Let’s hope it turns out okay.
Things I don’t do: I don’t give out medical advice. I don’t see patients. I work in public health at the national level and am heavily involved in public health research, emergency response and health communications. Please don’t ask for medical advice, unless you want to be disappointed. And while I work with many great organizations and companies, views on this website are mine and mine alone.
Note: Humans love to be tribal and take sides. Too often you’ll see blogs or websites that side with western medicine or those that side with alternative medicine, and then one side religiously bashes the other. This website isn’t like that. I’m not like that. I always listen and hope to remain humble, though if I see gross misinformation, I will call it out. The internet and democratic sharing of information is amazing in many ways, but it has allowed for the widespread dissemination of health advice from all kinds of people, many with little or no education or training in the health or science fields. At the same time, there is a growing distrust in conventional systems and coventional experts. I try to keep a balance between western approaches to diseases as well as more natural and holistic ones, because, well, that’s how I live my life. The goal of science isn’t to be right. It’s to always stay open-minded and curious. There’s good and bad in both alternative and traditional approaches to health, and I don’t take sides…, unless it’s the world cup.
Please note that this website should never replace your Doctor’s Advice. Blooming Wellness provides information on interesting health and wellness topics. And tells you stories. And makes you laugh. We do not respond to questions about how to treat medical illnesses.
For your knowledge, please know that none of our statements have been evaluated by the FDA, nor should they replace or serve as medical advice. This is an informational site only.