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Causes or Cures

Dr. Eeks

Causes or Cures is an independent health and public health podcast hosted by Dr. Eeks. There are no corporate or academic sponsors, just a grassroots podcast rooted in curiosity and passion that tries to break down tough topics into digestible bits. Dr. Eeks works in the field of public health and health communications as a consultant & contractor. She is passionate about how science is communicated and has a penchant for using a blue-collar sense of humor as a health communications tool. On this podcast, she features experts in their field, doctors, public health experts, public figures, researchers, interesting people, "characters", and folks with compelling personal stories, with the goal of discussing hot topics in public health and wellness in a down-to-earth kinda way. Sometimes they will discuss stranger stuff too, mainly because life is short and it's fun. ;)  DISCLAIMER: Some topics are more controversial than others, so keep in mind that this is information only and not any kind of health advice. Eeks doesn't endorse any of her guests' views, and despite a strict health routine, nor does she endorse any products, supplements, oils, magic socks or potions. Causes or Cures is not a "news site." It's about having conversations, and Dr. Eeks is confident that she can have a respectful conversation with anyone, even people who think far differently than she does.(At least that's been her experience at hole-in-the-wall bars.) Some people are experts, some people are interesting or intriguing to talk to, and some people are both. The point is to not take anything here as Gospel. Sometimes Dr. Eeks' dog Barnaby makes his opinion known, but the good news is that he's a smart dog. Most importantly, she hopes this podcast encourages folks to stay curious, empathic, hopeful, compassionate, honest, open-minded and engaged. Freedom of discussion is a beautiful thing, delightfully messy, and one that many take for granted. *The views on this podcast do not reflect the views of anyone she contracts with or consults for. **You can contact Dr. Eeks (or her dog) through her blog, bloomingwellness.com. (Keep in mind that there are some blogs on there that are advertisement only. She does not review them, they are usually awful, but they help fund Barnaby's treat habit.)  Finally, thanks for listening, subscribing, sharing and supporting the show through the Support the Show Link! :) 

Episodes
Sleeping Less, Ailing More: The Link Between Short Sleep and Type 2 Diabetes, with Dr. Diana Noga April 18, 2024
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The Bark Side of Medicine: a Vaccine for Cancer in Dogs is in the Works, with Dr. Mark MamulaApril 16, 2024
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From at least 200 Deadly Snake Bites to Using his Blood to Create Universal Antivenom, with venom expert Tim FriedeApril 01, 2024
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Unveilling the Rapid Benefits of Quitting Smoking at Any Age, with Dr. Prabhat JhaMarch 12, 2024
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Why Do People Hide the Fact that They are Sick with an Infectious Disease? With Dr. Wilson MerrellMarch 11, 2024
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Under the Influence: The Rising Impact of Substance Use on Heart-Related Deaths, with Dr. Dmitry AbramovMarch 05, 2024
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Fentanyl's Ripple Effect: Uncovering a New Syndrome due to Prenatal Exposure, with Dr. Erica FernandesFebruary 28, 2024
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Kitchen Prescriptions: How Culinary Medicine Shapes the Battle Against Chronic Illness, with Dr. Marissa ToussaintFebruary 23, 2024
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Sweetened Beverage Tax Breakdown: Uncovering the Impact on Health and Economy, with Dr. Scott KaplanFebruary 20, 2024
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Reviving Trust: Strategies for Rebuilding Faith in Science, with Dr. Paul SutterFebruary 13, 2024
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In-Depth Look: Exploring New Weight Loss and Obesity Medications, with Obesity Expert Dr. Melanie JayFebruary 09, 2024
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Chronicles of Rest: Exploring Sleep Patterns Over Time and Their Impact on Cognitive Function, with Dr. Jeffrey IliffJanuary 28, 2024
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Silent Struggles: Navigating the Teen Mental Health Crisis, with Dr. Chinwé WilliamsJanuary 24, 2024
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Racing the Clock against ALS, with Daniel BarvinJanuary 16, 2024
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Whispers of the Mind: Decoding the Purpose of Dreams, with Neuroscientist Dr. Katja ValliJanuary 09, 2024
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Is There Anybody Out There? January 04, 2024
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Unmasking the Culprits: Exploring Hidden Causes of Chronic Pain, with Dr. David ClarkeDecember 21, 2023
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Blood Pressure Busters: Exploring the Most Effective Exercise, with Dr. Jamie O'Driscoll and Jamie EdwardsDecember 19, 2023
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From Cigarettes to Calories: How Tobacco Companies Shaped America's Food Industry, with Dr. Tera FazzinoNovember 30, 2023
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Prescription Fallout:The Shocking Tale of a Doctor's Downfall in the Opioid Crisis, with Dr. Jay JoshiNovember 27, 2023
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Chemical Warfare: Confronting Cancer-Causing Toxins in Everyday Products, with Journalist Kristina MarusicNovember 20, 2023
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Guardians in Genes: How Your Genetic Code Might Protect Against COVID, with Dr. Jill HollenbachNovember 09, 2023
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Siberian Solitude: A Woman's Fasting Journey to Conquer Late-Stage Lyme, with Dr. Michelle Slater, PHDNovember 08, 2023
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Innovations in Pain Management: The Frontiers of Gene Therapy Research, with Dr. Raj KhannaOctober 15, 2023
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Anxious to Enriched: Finding Life's Treasures Amidst Anxiety, with Dr. Kirk SchneiderOctober 05, 2023
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