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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
Using Culinary Medicine to Help People Maintain a Healthy Weight and Prevent Chronic Diseases, with Dr. Marissa ToussaintFebruary 23, 2024
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Are Taxes on Sugar-Sweetened Drinks Effective? With Dr. Scott KaplanFebruary 20, 2024
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How Do We Rebuild Trust in Science? With Dr. Paul SutterFebruary 13, 2024
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All About the New Weight Loss Drugs, with Obesity Expert Dr. Melanie JayFebruary 09, 2024
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Sleep Patterns Over Time and Cognitive Function, with Dr. Jeffrey IliffJanuary 28, 2024
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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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What is the Function 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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The Hidden Causes of Chronic Pain, with Dr. David ClarkeDecember 21, 2023
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What is the Best Exercise Out There for Keeping a Healthy Blood Pressure? With Dr. Jamie O'Driscoll and Jamie EdwardsDecember 19, 2023
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How Tobacco Companies got America Hooked on Junk Food, with Dr. Tera FazzinoNovember 30, 2023
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From Practicing Medicine to Going to Prison to Starting Over, with Dr. Jay JoshiNovember 27, 2023
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Waging War on Chemicals in Everyday Products linked to Cancer, with Journalist Kristina MarusicNovember 20, 2023
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How a Person's Genes May Keep Them from Getting Sick from COVID, with Dr. Jill HollenbachNovember 09, 2023
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On "Starving to Heal in Siberia," One Woman's Last Effort to Heal from Chronic Lyme Disease: with Michelle Slater, PHDNovember 08, 2023
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Gene Therapy for Chronic Pain? Research on Potential, New Approaches, with Dr. Raj KhannaOctober 15, 2023
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What is Life-Enhancing Anxiety and How Do We Get It? With Dr. Kirk SchneiderOctober 05, 2023
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The Link Between HPV and Throat Cancer in Men, with Dr. Andrew SikoraSeptember 11, 2023
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On "The Great Social Experiment" with David Krissman September 09, 2023
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Could a Protein in the Brain be the Answer to Stopping Alzheimer's Disease? With Dr. Nicholas SeyfriedAugust 30, 2023
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Is COVID Causing an Increase in Type 1 Diabetes in Kids? With Dr. Lars SteneAugust 28, 2023
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The Latest on Multiple Sclerosis & Research on Potential New Treatments, with Dr. Ari Green August 07, 2023
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Is NYC Sinking from All the Skyscrapers? The Science vs The Hype, with Dr. Tom ParsonsAugust 02, 2023
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The Link Between Eating Meat and Urinary Tract Infections, with Dr. Lance PriceJuly 27, 2023
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