Artificial sweeteners tied to glucose intolerance and altered gut microbiota

USA Today reports that according to a study published in the journal Nature, “reaching for artificial sweeteners to avoid sugar may be trading one evil for another.” Researchers from the Weizmann Institute of Science in Israel posit that “differences in gut microbes may explain why some people can handle artificial sweeteners just fine while in […]

Lifestyle changes may help prevent most heart attacks in men

The CBS News website reports that 80 percent (four out of five) of “heart attacks in men are actually preventable when a person makes changes to lifestyle that include maintaining a healthy weight and diet, adopting a regular exercise program, avoiding cigarettes and keeping alcohol consumption to a minimum,” according to a study published in […]

Larimore Family Newsletter – October 2014

Here are the contents of this month’s Family Newsletter: Girls’ Book featured on Focus on the Family Article in Today’s Christian Living Spiritual Assessment in Clinical Care Girls’ and Boys’ Books Garner #1 Best-Seller Ratings “Grace Prescriptions” released last month First “Grace Prescriptions” Conference a great success Events of the last month Upcoming Events

Topical or oral use of essential oils — Do they work?

A missionary friend is one of several readers who have written me recently about essential oils. He writes, ” Dr. Walt, we are discovering more and more of our friends getting into “essential oils” for various ailments.  Have you researched these?  I know that some of the compounds are probably in your alternative medicine handbook, […]

Larimore Family Newsletter – September 2014

Here are the contents of this month’s Family Newsletter: Listen to me give a lecture, live, on Monday, September 9 Girls’ Book Featured on Dr. James Dobson’s “Family Talk” Radio Program Girls’ Book Garners a #1 Best Seller Rating “Morning Glory, Evening Grace” devotional grows nearly 500% “Grace Prescriptions” being released this month Bryson […]

Bible Study: Humility

Last week I published a presentation I gave, The High Calling of Servanthood, as a visiting professor at the In His Image Family Medicine Residency in Tulsa, Oklahoma. You responded so positively, I thought I’d post another study I did on the topic of humility. Let me know what you think.

Bible Study: The High Calling of Servanthood

As long-time readers know, I have the privilege of serving as a visiting professor at the In His Image Family Medicine Residency in Tulsa, Oklahoma. They have recently identified their core values as: Respect, Integrity, Compassion, Excellence, and Servanthood and asked me to speak to the faculty and staff on the topic of servanthood. I thought […]

Larimore Bi-Monthly Prayer Letter (August 15 – October 14, 2014)

In this prayer letter: PRAYER REQUESTS 1)   Writing Projects PRAISES AND ANSWERS TO PRAYERS 1)   Girls’ Book Featured by Sam’s Club 2)   Scott’s New Assignment 3)   The Land In-Between EVENTS OF THE LAST TWO MONTHS EVENTS OF THE NEXT TWO MONTHS RECENT PUBLICATIONS AND INTERVIEWS 1)   Girl’s Book Featured on Focus on the Family Canada […]

Commonsense health activities delay or prevent Alzheimer’s

NBC Nightly News reported, “There is new hope tonight in the fight against Alzheimer’s disease.” Among some of the research presented at the Alzheimer’s Association International Conference in Copenhagen, Denmark is a “landmark study” offering “the first concrete proof that some of the things people have been doing to prevent Alzheimer’s may actually work.”