Monthly Archives: December 2018

The Most Popular Posts for 2018

My top 20 most viewed blogs in 2018. Continue reading

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New Year’s Resolution #3 – Adopt and apply some highly healthy habits

My long-time readers know I’m not big on New Year’s resolutions. But, considering your overall health, here are some items you might want to consider in 2016:

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New Year’s Resolution #2 – Have a small piece of dark chocolate daily

In the past I’ve blogged on How to Make Chocolate a Healthy Indulgence and on the Largest Study to Date Links Chocolate to Lower Blood Pressure and Cardiovascular Risk. Now comes another study about the healthful benefits of chocolate.

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New Year’s Resolution #1 – Take the kids out for fast food less often

A highly healthy resolution for your family in 2016 would be to slowly reduce the number of trips you make to fast food restaurants. Why?

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Bryson City Seasons — Walkingstick (Part 2)

This is from the thirty-second chapter from my best-selling book, Bryson City Seasons, which is the sequel to Bryson City Tales. I hope that you’ll enjoy going back to Bryson City with me each week and that if you do, you’ll be sure … Continue reading

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Wednesday’s Ask Dr. Walt — Is Sugar Really Poisonous?

Dear Dr. Walt, I’ve see a lot of claims on Facebook posts about the dangers of sugar, claiming that it’s more addictive than cocaine, it’s poison, it feeds cancer, etc.  While I know too much sugar is bad for your … Continue reading

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Merry Christmas 2018

Barb and I hope you and yours are having a Christ-centered, warm-memory-creating, family filled Christmas and that you each have a most Blessed New Year. 

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Dr. Walt on Focus on the Family Broadcast on Christmas Day

I wanted to let you know that Focus on the Family is re-airing a Christmas radio special entitled, Reflecting on Christmas Memories, tomorrow, Christmas Day. I am one of the featured guests who shared a favorite Christmas memory on this episode. … Continue reading

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A Christmas Story – Part 3

Two days ago, I began a Christmas story that came from my book Bryson City Seasons (Part 1 can be found here and Part 2 here). This is the finale. I hope it’s been a Christmas blessing. And I pray you and yours have a Christ-centered, warm-memory-creating, family-filled Christmas … Continue reading

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A Christmas Story – Part 2

Here’s Part 2 of a Christmas story from my book, Bryson City Seasons. If you missed Part 1, you can find it here. The finale will appear tomorrow afternoon, on Christmas eve. I hope it will be a blessing for you and … Continue reading

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Bryson City Tales — The Best Christmas Present Ever (Part 3)

Bryson City Tales — The Best Christmas Present Ever (Part 3) This is from the twenty-seventh chapter from my best-selling book, Bryson City Tales. I hope that you’ll enjoy going back to Bryson City with me and if you do, you’ll be … Continue reading

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A Christmas Story – Part 1

My most popular books, at least based on sales and letters, are the Bryson City series. In the second book in this series, Bryson City Seasons, I wrote about an encounter with a patient on Christmas 1982 in Bryson City, North Carolina. Today, … Continue reading

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Bryson City Tales — The Best Christmas Present Ever (Part 2)

This is from the twenty-sixth chapter from my best-selling book, Bryson City Tales. I hope that you’ll enjoy going back to Bryson City with me and if you do, be sure to invite your friends and family to join us.

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Bryson City Tales — The Best Christmas Present Ever (Part 1)

This is from the twenty-sixth chapter from my best-selling book, Bryson City Tales. I hope that you’ll enjoy going back to Bryson City with me and if you do, you’ll be sure to invite your friends and family to join us.

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Wednesday’s Ask Dr. Walt — Avoiding Christmas tree and holiday allergies

Okay, it’s really Tuesday, but I start a special series tomorrow, so I’m moving this one up a day: Dear Dr. Walt, My and my family’s allergies always seem to kick up during the Christmas holidays. Any suggestions? Allergic in Louisiana

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Monday Memo — If the origin of Christmas is “pagan,” should Christians celebrate the holiday?

As we approach the Christmas holiday, Christians will often be challenged by those who note the “pagan” origin of Christmas. As a result, some Christians believe we should not celebrate the holiday at all, given the origin of its elements.

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Bryson City Seasons — Walkingstick (Part 1)

This is from the thirty-second chapter from my best-selling book, Bryson City Seasons, which is the sequel to Bryson City Tales. I hope that you’ll enjoy going back to Bryson City with me each week and that if you do, you’ll be sure … Continue reading

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Wednesday’s Ask Dr. Walt — Family Gatherings and Medical Histories

Dear Dr. Walt, As we head toward the holidays, I think I remember you writing in one of your blogs about using family gatherings to gather information about the medical history of various family members. Am I remembering correctly? If … Continue reading

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Monday Memo — Wonderful Encouragement

In November Barb and I traveled to Louisville and the Southeast Christian Church where we attended and I taught on “Spiritual Interventions in Clinical Care—or How to Become an Everyday Missionary in Healthcare,” at the Global Missions Health Conference. It … Continue reading

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Bryson City Seasons — Mountain Breakfast

This is from the thirty-first chapter from my best-selling book, Bryson City Seasons, which is the sequel to Bryson City Tales. I hope that you’ll enjoy going back to Bryson City with me each week and that if you do, you’ll be sure … Continue reading

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Wednesday’s Ask Dr. Walt — Knee Pain? CBD or Something Else?

Dear Dr. Walt, Is CBD salve helpful for knee pain? I had a total knee replacement in 2008 and it has always hurt, sometimes worse than the other. I want to make sure topical CBD is safe and pure. —Inflamed … Continue reading

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Monthly Family Update – December 2018

Here are the contents of this month’s newsletter: Wonderful Encouragement The Blessing of “Snowflakes” Last Month’s Events Upcoming Events

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