Causes Or Cures

Causes Or Cures

Causes Or Cures is a grassroots podcast by Erin Stair, MD, MPH, founder of bloomingwellness.com. Erin plans on featuring interesting guests each episode to discuss timely topics in public health, medicine and overall wellness. We will discuss controversial health topics, medication side effects, epidemics, alternative treatment choices and lifestyle factors as they relate to disease, with the essential question being: Is this a Cause or is this a Cure? ... Show More

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In this episode, Dr. Paul Heroux chats with Dr. Erin Stair about electromagnetism ( EMF exposure from things like cellphones, wireless, Bluetooth, and the up and coming 5G...) and why the popular EMF shields are not effective and may actually be worsening your EMF exposure.
Dr. Heroux has his PhD in physics and is a researcher who focusses on ... Read more

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Alkaline ( High pH) water is a very popular wellness product,and one you'll see in natural stores across the country.The alkaline diet is also trendy, with many websites and books dedicated to it. Both alkaline water and the alkaline diet are linked to various health benefits, but is there any solid evidence to support these claims?
In this Causes or Cures episode, Dr. Erin Stair chats with Dr. Tanis Fenton, a research... Read more

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In the world of wellness, skepticism around commercial sunscreen is at an all-time high. Wellness bloggers, moms, influencers and others have taken to creating their own sunscreen with various SPF claims. But are these "natural", homemade sunscreens effective at all? What's in them? How is their SPF value being determined? 
In this podcast, Dr. Stair has a conversation with Dr. Julie Merten about her recently pu... Read more

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Our continual reliance on wireless technology has increased our exposure to EMF ( Electro Magnetic Field) radiation like never before. While technology companies continue to produce faster and smarter wireless technology at rapid rates, they don't seem to ever address safety issues when it comes to EMF exposure and our health. (Mainly because they don't have to.) The good news is that independent researchers and scientis... Read more

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  If you've never heard of Neuticles, you aren't alone. They are testicular implants for dogs, however as you'll learn from the podcast, other kinds of animals have a pair of Neuticles, including monkeys and at least one elephant. True story. 
 Erin Stair gave Greg a call and talked about the psychology behind Neuticles, for both the animal and the animal's caretaker, the most common customer request G... Read more

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Since it's International Left Handers Day, this is a special podcast for the Lefties of the world. Dr. Erin Stair, who is left-handed, explains why Lefties are crazier than Righties. It's short, sweet and specific. Enjoy. ;) 



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Anyone who struggles with depression or knows someone who struggles with depression should listen to this podcast.  Dr. Douglas Watt is a forensic neuropsychologist with over 30 years of clinical practice. He has degrees from Harvard and Boston College, has served as the director of clinical psychology in two Boston teaching hospitals and has been on the faculty of the Boston University School of Medicine for 15 years. He teache... Read more

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Do you think the current political climate is impacting our mental health..., or are you living under a rock? If you are living under a rock, do you have room for a few more?  Just kidding, sort of. 
There's been a surge of requests for therapists due to stress, anxiety and relationship troubles due to the current political situation. Social media sites are saturated with tribal and reductive back-and-forths that only i... Read more

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In this episode, Dr. Erin Stair interviews renowned cancer epidemiologist, Dr. Anthony Miller, on why he believes our widespread use of cell phones and exposure to wireless technology are fueling a future cancer epidemic, especially in young people. He talks about the data, mechanisms of action, why folks don't seem to take this threat seriously and why technology companies don't feel the need to mitigate risk. 
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Benzodiazepines (Benzos) are some of the most commonly prescribed drugs in the world. Despite how common they are, most people, including doctors and pharmacists, don't know the extent of benzodiazepine withdrawal, including the vast array of symptoms, nor do they know how to treat it. Many doctors and stakeholders confuse addiction with chemical dependence, which can be extremely frustrating for the person going through wit... Read more

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In this episode of Causes or Cures, Dr. Erin Stair interviews Dr. Fiorella Belpoggi about the potential health risks of wireless technology and radiation from EMFs (electromagnetic fields). The safety of EMFs is in the news due to the rollout of 5G and because of a recently resurfaced petition to the World Health Organization that was signed by 250 scientists warning about EMF exposure and health effects. 
Dr. Belpoggi is t... Read more

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In this episode of Causes Or Cures, Dr. Nicole LePera talks about her own personal journey and health struggles, her approach to overcoming them and how that experience, plus her experience with others as a professionally trained psychologist, guided her approach to healing the mind and body. With Blooming Wellness' Dr. Stair, Dr. LePera talks about whether the holistic lifestyle is accessible to everyone, how aging affects ... Read more

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Talks about climate change are heated and ongoing. You often hear, especially from fans of The Green New Deal,  "We literally only have 12 years to fix the problem!"  Is that hyperbolic, or is that the truth?
While there are various governmental committees working on solutions to reduce carbon emissions, one thing we don't hear a lot about is nuclear power. No one really dives into the details of nuclear power.... Read more

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  In this episode of Causes Or Cures, Erin Stair talks with Dr. Marcelo Gleiser about atheism, agnosticism, belief in God and the intersection of science and the spiritual dimension. Does atheism go against the scientific method? What about radical atheism? What about theism? What are the limitations of science, if any, when it comes to explaining how we got here? These, and other questions, are addressed during the interview.  ... Read more

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For the record, I am not against vaccines in the slightest. Even though I don't get a flu shot, I fully recognize the benefits of vaccines. To not do so would make me a privileged moron. 
However, the "nuances" in the movement around vaccines get lost in the mainstream coverage. In fact, they are completely left out or ignored in most of the articles I've read covering the "anti-vax" movement.  "... Read more

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Some people call it the "War On Antidepressants" and others call it the "War Over Antidepressants."  Either way, antidepressants are in the news a lot, most recently related to the topic of withdrawal. Many doctors and stakeholders believe that antidepressant withdrawal ( what happens when you stop taking the drug) lasts, on average, up to 2 weeks. Others say that isn't true. Some say antidepressants are very... Read more

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Amanda Anderson is the founder of Spoonie World And Chronic Illnesses That Keep You Cooped Up, a Facebook support group for individuals with chronic illnesses. The group has over seven thousand members from all over the world and is very active, night and day. Amanda is also a Spoonie and talks to Dr. Erin Stair, host of Causes Or Cures and founder of... Read more

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  The anti-vaccine movement is huge and only gaining steam. Since the beginning of 2019, it's been in the news daily, and a hot topic amongst politicians, public health officials, parents and stakeholders of all kinds. It's a topic that many are passionate about, and a topic that affects all of us. 
  In this episode of Causes Or Cures, Erin Stair, founder of bloomingwellness.com, chats with Del Bigtree, producer of... Read more

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