“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 website. It’s a wellness community, website, blog & online store that I run with the help of a stellar team. I am on social media, and lately having very active discussions on Facebook about current 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. In fact 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 at all, 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 that, that 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 that “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 at all. (Some of them are pure crap, I admit.) And I will also say that I do not endorse any supplements or brands. Like, zero.
Humor is an integral part of health and stress reduction, as is playfulness, so you’ll find a lot of both scattered throughout this website and on my social media feeds. 🙂 I am an extremely sarcastic person. Blue-collar humor is my favorite defense mechanism. That said, I’m definitely not everyone’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 send you a free ZENBand!
Things I don’t do: I don’t give out medical advice. I don’t see patients ( Not that kind of doctor.) Please don’t ask for it, unless you want to be disappointed. While I work as a consultant for several organizations, the views on this site ( meaning the blogs I write) are my own.
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.