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
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
Today 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
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
You’re looking forward to Valentine’s Day this week and, in the back of your mind wonder, “Is chocolate healthy or not?” Glad you asked! Here are a few reasons you can enjoy your Valentine’s dark chocolate without guilt. Continue reading
In 2017 I was blessed to have readers from 182 countries or territories around the world.
I’ve written the last two days about how to make your New Year’s resolution stick. But let’s step away from you and look at your family. Continue reading
When it comes to New Year’s resolutions, a little extra physical and mental preparation can mean the difference between success and failure. Continue reading
Many of us are forging ahead with our list of New Year’s resolutions. So where will you be a year from now—celebrating a victory or struggling with regret? Continue reading
A resolution can be life changing or more dreaded than that leftover holiday fruitcake. If you’ve been working on one for the New Year, here are a few tips for success. Continue reading
It’s the New Year, and you may be embarking on ambitious New Year’s resolutions. But is starting in January the best idea? Continue reading
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: Continue reading
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. Continue reading
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? Continue reading
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. Continue reading
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 Continue reading
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. Continue reading
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 so, what was your point?
Planning a Gathering in Georgia Continue reading
Here are a few more creative ways to use your Thanksgiving leftovers and get the most for your money. Instead of letting leftovers go to waste, you can easily reuse them to create fresh meals:
- Left Over Potato Pancakes
- Eggs Over Stuffing
- Thanksgiving-Leftovers Shepherd’s Pie
- Homemade Turkey and Left Overs Noodle Soup
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
- Greek salad pitas with feta spread and turkey Continue reading
After enduring religious persecution in their native England and for twelve years in Holland, the pilgrims sailed for America. They were modest men and women with a great hope and inward zeal. They rested in the providence of God that He was leading them to a land of religious freedom to advance the gospel of the kingdom of Christ. Continue reading
Thanksgiving traces its origins back to the Pilgrims—those hardy pioneers who arrived on the shores of North America and, against difficult odds, carved a nation out of the wilderness. They came to the New World not seeking fortune, but freedom—especially the freedom to worship God as they wished. Continue reading
Dear Dr. Walt,
Any prescriptions for making this Thanksgiving Holiday better?
—Hoping to Be More Thankful in Texas Continue reading
Today, I hope each of us will take time to reflect on what Veterans’ Day is really about – remembering the American soldiers who have served our great country to protect the freedoms so many of us take for granted. Continue reading
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
Dear Dr. Walt,
What can you tell me about Zika? It’s been in the news so much lately.
—Bitten in Minnesota Continue reading
A story in The Daily Mail was headlined, “Chechnya opens world’s first concentration camp for homosexuals since Hitler’s in the 1930s where … gay men are being tortured with electric shocks and beaten to death.” Not quite true, but to those of us who are Christians, we must absolutely protest this abuse.
Dear Dr. Walt,
A couple in our church are promoting Soursop as a cancer preventive. They claim studies show it works, but that pharmaceutical companies don’t want people to know about it. I figured you would tell me the truth.
—Looking for Prevention in Mississippi Continue reading
Dear Dr. Walt,
Is it okay to buy supplements as tablets? I’ve heard that tablets may go through our system without dissolving. Is there any way to know whether tablets will properly dissolve?
—Curious in New Mexico Continue reading