Monthly Archives: June 2021

Why are some conservatives so “vaccine hesitant”?

My friend, Jon Imbody serves as Director of Federal Government Relations with the Christian Medical and Dental Associations (CMDA) and directs their Washington Office. The Washington Post recently published his commentary below in response to the article (“‘I’m still a zero’: … Continue reading

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What Doctors Wish Patients Knew About Home BP Measurement

More and more doctors are recommending that people with high blood pressure, or at risk for it, learn to take their blood pressure at home. Here are some tips from the AMA on doing so:

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Sweet Notes About “The Best Medicine”

My first book about my practice years in Kissimmee, Florida, The Best Medicine: Tales of Humor and Hope from a Small-Town Doctor, continues to be well-received. For example, of the 171 reviews on Amazon.com, 88% are 5-star. But none are … Continue reading

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My Patients Ask — What do you recommend for preventing and treating COVID?

First of all, I strongly recommend preventing it by getting one of the two mRNA COVID vaccines. For treatment outside the hospital, there is now a fairly safe and effective treatment.

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There’s a New Episode of “Ask Dr. Walt” — Preventing Disease and Dis-Ease

LiftableTV has just posted Episode 6 of my new show, “Ask Dr. Walt,” where I discuss, “Preventing Disease and Dis-Ease.”

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My Patients Ask — When should I begin colorectal cancer screening?

The US Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) is now calling for colorectal cancer screening to begin earlier at 45.

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My Patients Ask — If I don’t get the COVID vaccine, do I need to worry about becoming a “long-hauler”?

One of the concerns for those considering not taking the COVID vaccine is that even with mild COVID disease the risk of having prolonged, ongoing symptoms is significant. Cohort studies of COVID survivors have reported that up to half of the … Continue reading

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My Patients Ask — Any updates on COVID immunity and COVID vaccine boosters?

Glad you asked. Scientists have now discovered evidence that immunity to COVID may persist much longer than previously thought. In particular, new research suggests that important immune cells survive in the bone marrow of people who were infected with the virus … Continue reading

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My Patients Ask — Do dietary supplements or multivitamins prevent cancer or heart disease

In my most recent book, The Natural Medicines Handbook: The Truth about the Most Effective Herbs, Vitamins, and Supplements for Common Conditions, I conclude that for most people multivitamins have no benefit and may cause harm. Now’s there’s a new … Continue reading

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My Patients Ask — Can watching too much TV affect my brain health?

In my latest book, The Natural Medicines Handbook: The Truth about the Most Effective Herbs, Vitamins, and Supplements for Common Conditions, I have two chapters on brain health. But, I didn’t know the answer to the question until recently.

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There’s a New Episode of “Ask Dr. Walt” — What is True Health?

LiftableTV has just posted Episode 5 of my new show, “Ask Dr. Walt,” where I discuss, “What is True Health.”

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My Patients Ask — My wife and I had COVID. Should we get the vaccine?

A friend writes, “My wife and I both had COVID. She was mildly symptomatic. I was asymptomatic. We’ve both recovered and don’t think we need the vaccine. Just curious about your thoughts on this decision.

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I challenge a good friend to reconsider NOT taking the COVID vaccine

A dear friend recently wrote me to let me know why he’s not taking the COVID vaccine and to ask if I had any challenges to his way of thinking. Below are his questions and my replies. It’s a tad … Continue reading

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My Patients Ask — Does drinking alcohol worsen brain health?

Unfortunately, for those who enjoy a glass of wine with dinner, a new and large study from the UK links worse brain health to alcohol consumption.

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My Patients Ask — Do fish oil supplements prevent heart or cardiovascular disease?

The short answer for most patients, even those at high risk for cardiovascular disease is, unfortunately, “No,” according to several very large and well-performed studies.

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Monthly Family Update – June 2021

Here are the contents of this month’s newsletter: One of My and Barb’s Most Difficult Interviews Ever “Ask Dr. Walt” on LiftableTV has a surprise early launch The Natural Medicines Handbook media interviews Ebook sale: $0.99 for Lintball Leo: Not-So-Stupid Questions … Continue reading

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