Category Archives: Spiritual Health
LiftableTV has posted a new episode of “Ask Dr. Walt,” titled, “Spiritual Health.”
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 … Continue reading
LiftableTV has posted a new episode of “Ask Dr. Walt,” titled, “The Power of Positive Friends and Healthful Relationships.”
On my new TV show, “Ask Dr. Walt” on LiftableTV, I devoted an entire show to the topic, “Avoid Loneliness Like the Plague.” I consider healthy relationships one of the top ten essentials of highly healthy people. Here’s why:
I love the writing of Randall Niles, who serves at AllAboutGod.com. http://allaboutgod.com/ He sends out emails from time-to-time entitled “Think Blast!” I thought his Christmas one was super and that you might enjoy it:
The reason that religion or spirituality appears to protect people with a family risk of depression from developing the illness may be because religion or spirituality thickens the cortices of the brain, Columbia University researchers Lisa Miller, PhD, Myrna Weissman, … Continue reading
I hope you and yours had a Christ-centered, warm-memory-creating, family-filled Christmas. I wanted to let you know that I’ve been asked to preach this Sunday (December 30, 2012) at my home church, the Little Log Church in Palmer Lake, CO. I … Continue reading
I was pleased to be interviewed by AMA NEWS on the subject of doctors praying with patients. You can read the entire interview here.
A dear friend sent the note below to me. It is a beautiful little story of a conversation between God and an unborn child. It is a great tribute to Moms everywhere. I cannot find the name of the original author … Continue reading
It’s been 10 years in the making … and it’s now available … so, if you’ve not seen or signed up for my daily devotional, “Morning Glory, Evening Grace,” I hope you’ll take up a look at it.
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
NEWS: I’m launching a new twice-a-day devotional on December 19. I hope you’ll sign up for it.
According to a recent study, yoga can help improve symptoms of chronic lower back pain, but it’s likely not any spiritual or meditation component that does the trick.
Barb and I support a wonderful missionary couple, Brian and Christy Lewis, who work with Wycliffe International in southeast Asia. Recently, the Lewis family has wrestled with illness and death. Christi wrote me about the lessons she’s learning about being thankful. I pray that … Continue reading
There are many ways to develop a positive attitude, but one easy way to begin is with the habit of giving thanks. Here’s an excerpt on what I call “the gratitude antidote” from my book, 10 Essentials of Happy, Healthy People: … Continue reading
We tell people all the time that we have forgiven them, but the truth is, in most cases, we haven’t really done so. If we say we have forgiven people but we harbor any resentment, bitterness, or anger of how badly … Continue reading
We tell people all the time that we have forgiven them, but the truth is, in most cases, we haven’t really done so. If we say we have forgiven people but we harbor any resentment, anger, or bitterness of how … Continue reading
A recent study published in the British Journal of Psychiatry has concluded what pro-abortion groups have tried to discount for decades: abortion substantially increases a woman’s risk of mental health problems.
For those of us involved in caring for women and their unborn children, we must face squarely the question, “When does an unborn child have a soul?”
HealthDay reports that hospitalized patients who are “able to talk about their religious and spiritual concerns are more satisfied with their care,” according to a study in the Journal of General Internal Medicine.
I have the privilege of being the Medical Director at the Mission Medical Clinic, a Christian clinic for the working poor in Colorado Springs. Because we care for our patients’ physical, emotional, and spiritual needs, and because so many of … Continue reading
On the road to becoming highly healthy, I recommend each person have a personal physician to serve as their health care coach. Usually I recommend a primary care physician. But, how do you find the right doctor?
The Bible teaches, “‘In your anger do not sin’: Do not let the sun go down while you are still angry …” (Ephesians 4:26). In other words, let go of your anger, regrets, bitterness, sorrow, etc. Why? Wallowing in these … Continue reading
A Christian doctor in England has been threatened with an official warning from his professional body for discussing Jesus with a patient, The (London) Sunday Times reported.
A study presented recently at a medical meeting revealed that a form of meditation called “mindfulness training” was associated with significantly improved symptom scores for irritable bowel syndrome patients compared with a support group. Below I’ll discuss the study and … Continue reading