Global Health Topics

Ban Live Meat Markets and Aggressively Address the Driving Factors of Emerging Infectious Diseases

Emerging Infectious Diseases

It’s time. There has to be a much stronger international effort to ban live meat markets and come down harder on the illegal wildlife trade. It didn’t happen after SARS, but it needs to happen now. Turning a blind eye to them is the equivalent of playing an international game of Russian Roulette. Both are […]

COVID-19: Why We Can’t Only Shut Down Cities Like NYC

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  By Erin Stair MD, MPH Most of America has been ordered to shut down as we brace for the uphill battle against COVID-19. Yet, despite overwhelming consensus from the medical and public health community, there has been shouts to open up America, restart our economy and allow people to work. There has been a lot […]

Anecdo or Anecdon’t? Traditional Science vs Anecdotal Evidence in The Age of the Coronavirus

Anecdotal Evidence for the Coronavirus

By Erin Stair, MD, MPH As COVID-19 takes over our entire lives, one thing is evident: No one definitively knows how to treat it. This makes sense, because it’s a new infectious disease; the new kid on the block who everyone is desperately trying to understand. Treatment is supportive, essentially keeping fevers from getting too […]

The Art of Social Distancing in the Throes of COVID-19

The Art of Social Distancing in the Throes of COVID-19

Nothing has brought the United States to its knees faster than a microscopic strand of genetic material that had its start in a small town in China and has since captured the world. A serial attacker that indiscriminately invades bodies, kills people, holds people hostage in their homes, shuts down cities, destroys world markets, overwhelms […]

Grain-Free Diet for Dogs & Vaccine Protocols: With Dr. Jean Dodds

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  I’m really excited to have had Dr. Jean Dodds on my latest Causes or Cures podcast to discuss the grain-free diet for dogs and its link to heart issues. That’s the second part of the podcast. In the first half of the podcast, she discusses her recommended vaccine protocol for dogs and cats. I […]

Evidence for the Keto Diet

Evidence for the Keto Diet

What is the evidence for the Keto diet? Do the risks outweigh the benefits? The Keto diet is incredibly popular. Passionate followers say they feel significantly better on the Keto diet, lose weight and even have better lab values. I have a few friends ( and readers of the Blooming Wellness blog) who tell me […]

Alzheimer’s Disease Prevention: With Dr. Douglas Watt

Alzheimer's disease Prevention

Alzheimer’s Disease Prevention: The latest Causes Or Cures Podcast, and one you don’t want to miss. Alzheimer’s disease is frightening, heartbreaking and tragic, yet it’s very common. I don’t think I know one person who hasn’t been impacted by this disease in some way. With an aging population, at least here in the US, its […]

Alkaline Water and its Health Claims

Alkaline water and health claims

Unless you’ve never set foot into a natural health store, you’ve heard of alkaline water and its health claims. Alkaline water, or high pH water,  is a very popular wellness product and one you’ll see in natural stores across the country. Along with alkaline water, the alkaline diet is also very popular, with many websites […]

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