Disturbing overlap between long-haul COVID and Alzheimer’s

The findings from multiple studies made public at an Alzheimer’s Association International Conference suggest some worrisome overlaps between long-haul COVID and Alzheimer’s disease. Continue reading

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Increased risks identified from red and processed meats

New research reveals that eating processed or red meats can increase your risk of heart disease, one of the leading causes of death and disability. Continue reading

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The American Diet May Be More Deadly Than Smoking

A recent study published in Lancet analyzed the diets of people in 195 countries. Then they estimated the impact of poor diets on the risk of death from diseases including heart disease, certain cancers, and diabetes. Continue reading

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Drug Discount Cards

There’s been a lot of debate about discount cards, coupons, and other prescription drug cost savings programs. Should you consider them? What do you need to know? Continue reading

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Fake Beef

The latest fad in the “vegetarian” and “healthy food” categories involves a slew of so-called “plant-based fake meats” that purport to be healthier for people and the planet. But, are they?

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Loneliness dramatically increasing among teenagers who use smartphones or the Internet too much

A recent study published in the Journal of Adolescence finds that “feelings of loneliness among teenagers rose sharply between 2012 and 2018” in almost every country studied countries. The loneliness was strongly correlated with “[increases] in smartphone and Internet use.” Continue reading

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Whole grains reduce waist size, blood pressure, blood sugar, and cholesterol

A study in The Journal of Nutrition found that older adults who consumed at least three servings of whole grains every day had a reduced waist size, lower blood pressure, and lower blood sugar compared with those who eat less than one-half serving a day.  Continue reading

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Nordic Diet Lengthens Survival with Improved Mental and Physical Function

Adults with higher adherence to a Nordic diet (also known as NDDP, the Nordic Prudent Diet Pattern) had greater odds of prolonging survival with optimal physical and mental function. Continue reading

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New “Faith Prescriptions” Course for Christian Health Professionals

For the last 25 years, my dear friend, Dr. Bill Peel, and I have worked with the Christian Medical and Dental Associations (CMDA) to develop teaching resources to equip and enable Christian health professionals to bring their faith into the exam room. Now, this work is transferring to a new generation.

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Hundreds of thousands of American deaths and hospitalizations prevented by COVID vaccines

COVID-19 vaccines likely saved almost 280,000 American lives and prevented more than one million hospitalizations according to a new study.

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If you think natural immunity to COVID will protect against new variants, think again!

A new study warns that the Delta coronavirus variant can evade natural immunity.

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If you’ve not had the COVID vaccine, Novavax may be for you!

When the Maryland-based biotech firm Novavax announced its latest stunning trial results at the end of June, the response from the media was tepid at best. Yet, to my way of thinking, this vaccine, once approved by the FDA, may be what most of you who have been reluctant to take the mRNA or J&J COVID vaccines have been waiting for.

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Is the Pfizer mRNA vaccine losing its effectiveness?

Surveillance data collected in Israel from June 6 through early July 2021 showed that the Pfizer vaccine was only 64% effective in preventing COVID-19 infections and symptomatic illness. Should we be worried?

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Vaccine-associated mRNA not detected in breast milk

Breastfeeding women have rightly wondered if they should continue to breastfeed after receiving the COVID vaccine. We have not known the answer to that question until now.

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A New Episode of “Ask Dr. Walt” — Loneliness Can Kill!

LiftableTV has posted a new episode of “Ask Dr. Walt,” titled, “Loneliness Can Kill.”  Continue reading

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Monthly Family Update – August 2021

Here are the contents of this month’s newsletter:

  1. Two New Episodes of “Ask Dr. Walt” Available at Liftable TV
  2. “Ask Dr. Walt” in Today’s Christian Living
  3. More Endorsements for my WWII Book
  4. Answers to last month’s prayers
  5. Prayer requests for this month
  6. Past Issues

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CMDA interviews Dr. Walt about his “Natural Medicines Handbook” – PART TWO

My good friend, Mike Chupp, MD, the CEO for the Christian Medical and Dental Associations (CMDA, of which I’m a Life Member), interviewed me about my new book, “The Natural Medicines Handbook: The Truth about the Most Effective Herbs, Vitamins, and Supplements for Common Conditions.” Continue reading

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Can you get too much vitamin D from the sun?

Tod Cooperman, MD, the founder and president of ConsumerLab.com, one of the most trusted sites on the internet for information about natural medicines (herbs, vitamins, and supplements) has this to say about that: Continue reading

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Is it safe to order supplements by mail in the summer?

If vitamins, minerals, and nutritional supplements can lose effectiveness with exposure to high temperatures, is it safe to order supplements by mail in the summer? Continue reading

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Can citrus increase the risk of skin cancer?

According to a report from ConsumerLab.com, “Several observational studies have generally shown higher intake of citrus to be associated with increased risk of skin cancers, with some differences in the types of citrus and types of cancers.” Does this mean that those with increase sun exposure should avoid citrus products?

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How to avoid sunscreens and after-sun products contaminated with cancer-causing benzene

Benzene, which has been linked to blood cancers, has been reported in a large number of sunscreens and after-sun products that were independently tested by Valisure, LLC, a company that independently checks the chemical composition of medications and healthcare products. Continue reading

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Skipping breakfast leads to clear nutritional gaps

A study in the Proceedings of the Nutrition Society​​​ found that adults who regularly skipped breakfast were more likely to miss out on a number of important nutrients. Continue reading

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CMDA interviews Dr. Walt about his “Natural Medicines Handbook” – PART ONE

My good friend, Mike Chupp, MD, the CEO for the Christian Medical and Dental Associations (CMDA, of which I’m a Life Member), interviewed me about my new book, “The Natural Medicines Handbook: The Truth about the Most Effective Herbs, Vitamins, and Supplements for Common Conditions.” Continue reading

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A BBC journalist interviews Dr. Walt about his “Natural Medicines Handbook”

Peter Bowes, a news correspondent for the BBC, interviewed me on my latest book, “The Natural Medicines Handbook: The Truth about the Most Effective Herbs, Vitamins, and Supplements for Common Conditions.” Continue reading

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Most Americans do not adhere to diets that prevent cancer

HealthDay reports, “The eating habits of most American adults aren’t in line with dietary guidelines that can reduce the risk of cancer, a new study finds.” Continue reading

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Is marijuana use associated with suicide in young people?

It appears the disturbing answer is a qualified, “Yes!” A recent study found that the use of marijuana (even non-daily use) in young adults, especially females, is strongly associated with an increased risk of thinking about, planning, and attempting suicide. Continue reading

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Southern-style diet associated with higher odds for sudden cardiac death

I love my wife’s “GRITS” T-shirt. “GRITS” stands for “Girls Raised in The South.” We were both born and raised in the south, so we’ve also followed the data on what we were fed growing up! Continue reading

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Exercise lessens the health risks of poor sleep

Did you know that poor sleep increases your risk of a number of chronic health issues and can lead to premature death? And for those who, no matter what they do, cannot find a good sleep pattern, there is something that they can do to reduce their risk of harm. Continue reading

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What’s the best diet to lower blood pressure?

A recent study found that the DASH (Dietary Approach to Stop Hypertension) diet was the best. Continue reading

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A New Episode of “Ask Dr. Walt” available on Liftable TV

LiftableTV has posted a new episode of “Ask Dr. Walt,” titled, “The Power of Positive Friends and Healthful Relationships.”  Continue reading

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