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The Healthiest Sugar: Regular, Artificial, Stevia, Monk Fruit…

The Healthiest Sugar

  By: Erin Stair, MD, MPH, follow on Instagram  Mirror, Mirror on the Wall, what’s the Healthiest Sugar of All?  I feel like everyone is always searching for the answer to that question. I’m not a big sugar person, but I’m also not one of those “sugar is the enemy” people. My diet is rooted […]

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 […]

A Supplement for Bulimia and OCD : Myo-Inositol

A supplement for bulimia

  By: Erin Stair, MD, MPH, follow me on Instagram!  A Supplement for Bulimia and OCD: Myo-Inositol Rates of Bulimia, OCD and panic attacks are increasing around the globe, as is the search for alternative treatment approaches. Can Myo-Inositol be used safely as a supplement for Bulimia and OCD? What about panic attacks? Let’s take […]

Tryptophan for Depression? What about 5-HTP?

Tryptophan, Depression and Sleep

Tryptophan is most known for causing “Turkey coma” on Thanksgiving Day, but you’ve probably seen it sold in drug stores as a potential cure for depression. Can Tryptophan cure or help with depression? Let’s take a look at the evidence…, but basics first. What is Tryptophan? Tryptophan is an essential amino acid, which means that […]

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 […]

EMF Shields Don’t Work

Dr. Paul Heroux and EMF Shields

EMF shields don’t work. At least 99.9% of them. That is what I learned in my latest Causes Or Cures podcast featuring Dr. Paul Heroux. Dr. Heroux is an expert on electromagnetism and EMF radiation. He has his PhD in physics and is a researcher who focuses on EMF exposure and biological effects. He is […]

Natural, Homemade Sunscreen: More than 70% Don’t Work

Julie Merten and Natural, Homemade Sunscreen

    Natural, homemade sunscreen has become tremendously popular , because folks are scared of the chemicals in many conventional sunscreens. But does natural, homemade sunscreen work to prevent sun burns, sun spots or skin cancer? The short answer is No. In my latest Causes Or Cures podcast, I interviewed Dr. Julie Merten who recently […]

Apple Cider Vinegar and Health: Is it Really a Cure-All?

Apple Cider Vinegar and Health

    I want to start this blog on Apple Cider Vinegar and Health, by sharing an original song I wrote:   View this post on Instagram Just another laundry day, trying to pass time and thinking about that God-like miracle cure #applecidervinegar…. #healthyeating #laundryday #laundryroom #miraclecures #holistic #wellness. DC: This is sarcasm. A post […]

The Social Brain Hypothesis for Depression

Social Brain Hypothesis for Depression

    New Causes Or Cures podcast posted: The Social Brain Hypothesis for Depression Anyone who struggles with depression or knows someone who struggles with depression should listen to this podcast. We don’t talk enough, if at all, about the social brain hypothesis for depression, yet we should, because  it could help a lot of […]

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