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About Dr. Walt

Award-winning Medical Journalist, Best-Selling Author, and Family Physician Educator

The Most Popular Posts for 2018

Of the over 150 blogs I posted in 2018, here are the twenty that received the largest numbers of unique visitors out of the 80,343 who visited this year. Although not all of the blogs were written in 2018, those from earlier years have, in general, been updated. Enjoy! And, a Happy and Healthy New Year to each of you!!


1) My Recommendations for Eliminating Nausea and Vomiting (Morning Sickness) in Pregnancy
2) Taking low-dose aspirin and NSAIDs can be a challenge
3) Bible Study: The High Calling of Servanthood
4) 10 Reasons Married Women May Not Have A Satisfying Sex Life
5) If You Are Going to take Fish Oil — here’s how to take the right amount
6) Vaccine Myth #13: Vaccinations are made from aborted babies
7) Medical and Spiritual Considerations for Christian Fasting
8) Praying for Our Unborn Children and Grandchildren
9)My Recommendations for Glucosamine, Chondroitin, and SAMe for Osteoarthritis
10) Less Than 25% of Valerian Herbal Sleep Supplements Pass Tests For Quality
11) Wednesday’s Ask Dr. Walt — Vitamin D oral sprays vs pills vs drops
12) 10 Tips for Pacifier Use and Pacifier Weaning
13) Faith-Based Health and Healing – Part 5 – What Causes Sickness?

14) How to choose the right Melatonin supplement for sleep
15) Faith-Based Health and Healing – Part 1 – What does the Bible say about health?
16) Does finger length predict a private part’s length in men?
17) The “Purple Pill” (PPIs) could cause serious long-term adverse effects
18) If you consider Garcinia cambogia for weight loss … beware!
19) An Amazing Thanksgiving Proclamation — by the President of the United States of America
20) A hot product on the Internet, but should you consider L-methylfolate instead of folic acid?









Give Thanksgiving leftovers a healthy and delicious overhaul

One of the wonderful things about Thanksgiving dinner is there are often lots of delicious leftovers. You can just warm up a few of your favorite dishes or make a simple turkey sandwich. Here are a few healthful alternatives from the Eating Well magazine. I hope you try them out:

  • Cream of turkey and wild rice soup
  • Creamy carrot and sweet potato soup
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An Independence Day Remembrance of My Father – A True Hero

Today many of us will gather with family and friends for barbecues and picnics to celebrate our country’s 241st Independence Day. But, at some point between the hot dogs, hamburgers, and the firecrackers, I hope each of us will take time to reflect on what Independence Day is really about – remembering the sacrifices of our American soldiers, sailors, marines, airmen, and guardsman who have given their service (and some their lives) to protect the freedoms so many of us take for granted.  Continue reading

America IS something to celebrate


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Should we not celebrate America? Should we not rejoice we’re Americans? Some are beginning to wonder. But, I’m NOT one of them! Continue reading

Monday Memo – A Remembrance of Patriots on Memorial Day


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some-gave-allToday marks Memorial Day, a national observance first known as Decoration Day. The first Memorial Day was observed on May 30, 1868. Flowers were placed on the graves of Union and Confederate soldiers at Arlington National Cemetery.  Continue reading

A Memorial Day Remembrance to My Dad and My Hero: Major Philip B. Larimore, Jr.

Today many of us will gather with family and friends for barbecues and picnics to celebrate Memorial Day, the unofficial kickoff to summer. But, at some point between the hot dogs, hamburgers, and volleyball, I hope each of us will take time to reflect on what Memorial Day is really about – remembering the American soldiers who have lost their lives in battle to protect the freedoms so many of us take for granted. Continue reading

Why has God SO blessed America?

Today and Tuesday, at the ball field, or at a party or fireworks celebration, a concert or pops performance, or while watching one of these on TV this evening, as we all celebrate the 241st birthday of America, we’re likely to sing a song that was written by Irving Berlin in 1918, God Bless America. Perhaps it will lead you to ask the question, “Why has God so blessed America? Continue reading

Courageous Mom Changes Mind Mid-Abortion


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