Monthly Archives: March 2020

What about COVID-19 and astragalus?

Long-time readers know that my “go-to” sources for natural medicines (herbs, vitamins, and supplements) are ConsumerLab.com and Natural Medicines(TM). ConsumerLab has posted about coronavirus and astragalus: Astragalus (or Huang qi) has been promoted on some websites to help protect against COVID-19. Astragalus is an … Continue reading

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Coronavirus and Supplements – Part II

After an overwhelming response and high volume of questions I received to my blogs over the last 10 days about the new (novel) coronavirus and supplements, I thought I’d share the conclusions of the research team at LabDoor (an independent … Continue reading

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Can I get coronavirus taking supplements from China?

Long-time readers know that my “go-to” sources for natural medicines (herbs, vitamins, and supplements) are ConsumerLab.com and Natural Medicines(TM). ConsumerLab has posted an answer to this question: Many of the ingredients used in dietary supplements come from China. Even supplements that are “made … Continue reading

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What about COVID-19 and ANY dietary supplement?

Long-time readers know that my “go-to” sources for natural medicines (herbs, vitamins, and supplements) are ConsumerLab.com and Natural Medicines(TM). ConsumerLab has posted about coronavirus and supplements: Although several supplements may potentially reduce symptoms of a cold or flu, none can prevent infection with … Continue reading

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Myths About Supplements and Coronavirus Prevention or Treatment

I’ve been blogging the last 10 days or so about many of the myths and deceptions circulating on the Internet about preventing or treating the Coronavirus, COVID-19, with unproved and sometimes dangerous supplements. My friends at ConsumerLab.com have produced an … Continue reading

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A Christian Healthcare Worker’s Response to COVID-19

I was delighted to join about 30 other Christian healthcare professionals in writing the just-released ebook “A Christian Healthcare Worker’s Response to COVID-19.” The ebook was produced by my dear friend, Will Rogers, and his team at Medical Missions. The … Continue reading

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What about COVID-19 and turmeric and curcumin?

Long-time readers know that my “go-to” sources for natural medicines (herbs, vitamins, and supplements) are ConsumerLab.com and Natural Medicines(TM). ConsumerLab has posted about coronavirus and turmeric and curcumin: Turmeric and curcumin (a major constituent of turmeric) are best known for their modest anti-inflammatory effects. … Continue reading

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What about COVID-19 and quercetin?

Long-time readers know that my “go-to” sources for natural medicines (herbs, vitamins, and supplements) are ConsumerLab.com and Natural Medicines(TM). ConsumerLab has posted about coronavirus and quercetin: Quercetin and its major metabolites, such as quercetin 3-beta-O-d-glucoside (Q3G, also called isoquercetin), have been found in laboratory … Continue reading

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What about COVID-19 and Miracle Mineral Solution (Sodium Chlorite) and Chlorine Dioxide Kits?

Long-time readers know that my “go-to” sources for natural medicines (herbs, vitamins, and supplements) are ConsumerLab.com and Natural Medicines(TM). ConsumerLab has posted about coronavirus and Miracle Mineral Solution (Sodium Chlorite) and Chlorine Dioxide Kits: Miracle Mineral Solution (which contains 28% sodium chlorite in … Continue reading

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What about COVID-19 and NAC (N-acetyl cysteine)?

Long-time readers know that my “go-to” sources for natural medicines (herbs, vitamins, and supplements) are ConsumerLab.com and Natural Medicines(TM). ConsumerLab has posted about coronavirus and NAC (N-acetyl cysteine): NAC (N-acetyl cysteine) is a synthetically modified form of the amino acid cysteine (cysteine occurs naturally … Continue reading

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What about COVID-19 and coconut oil?

Long-time readers know that my “go-to” sources for natural medicines (herbs, vitamins, and supplements) are ConsumerLab.com and Natural Medicines(TM). ConsumerLab has posted about coronavirus and coconut oil: Two researchers have highlighted preliminary research on the anti-viral effects of lauric acid, found in coconut oil, … Continue reading

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What about COVID-19 and vitamin D?

Long-time readers know that my “go-to” sources for natural medicines (herbs, vitamins, and supplements) are ConsumerLab.com and Natural Medicines(TM). ConsumerLab has posted about coronavirus and vitamin D: Vitamin D supplements, taken daily in moderate doses, may help to reduce the risk of respiratory infections and … Continue reading

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What about COVID-19 and garlic?

Long-time readers know that my “go-to” sources for natural medicines (herbs, vitamins, and supplements) are ConsumerLab.com and Natural Medicines(TM). ConsumerLab has posted about coronavirus and garlic: Garlic has been shown in laboratory studies to inhibit certain flu and cold viruses, and one clinical trial suggests … Continue reading

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What about COVID-19 and elderberry?

Long-time readers know that my “go-to” sources for natural medicines (herbs, vitamins, and supplements) are ConsumerLab.com and Natural Medicines(TM). ConsumerLab has posted about coronavirus and elderberry: Elderberry extract has been shown in laboratory studies to inhibit the replication and hemagglutination of human flu viruses, … Continue reading

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What about COVID-19 and echinacea?

Long-time readers know that my “go-to” sources for natural medicines (herbs, vitamins, and supplements) are ConsumerLab.com and Natural Medicines(TM). ConsumerLab has posted about coronavirus and echinacea: Studies in laboratories (but not in people) have shown that certain species of echinacea may inhibit coronaviruses.  However, there is no … Continue reading

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The President Declared a National Day of Prayer for TODAY

I just heard about this and wanted to pass it on to those of you who might be interested. President Donald Trump on Saturday declared Sunday, March 15, a “National Day of Prayer for All Americans Affected by the Coronavirus … Continue reading

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What about COVID-19 and colloidal silver?

Long-time readers know that my “go-to” sources for natural medicines (herbs, vitamins, and supplements) are ConsumerLab.com and Natural Medicines(TM). ConsumerLab has posted about coronavirus and colloidal silver : Colloidal silver (a solution with silver particles) has antiseptic (disinfectant) activity on surfaces and has been promoted … Continue reading

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What about COVID-19 and vitamin C?

Long-time readers know that my “go-to” sources for natural medicines (herbs, vitamins, and supplements) are ConsumerLab.com and Natural Medicines(TM). ConsumerLab has posted about coronavirus and vitamin C: Vitamin C is vital to the function of leukocytes (white blood cells that help to fight infections) … Continue reading

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What about COVID-19 and zinc lozenges?

Long-time readers know that my “go-to” sources for natural medicines (herbs, vitamins, and supplements) are ConsumerLab.com and Natural Medicines(TM). ConsumerLab has posted this about coronavirus and zinc. Zinc has become one of the most popular suggestions for reducing symptoms of coronavirus. … Continue reading

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Bryson City Tales — Becoming Part of the Team (Part 2)

This is from the seventeenth chapter from my best-selling book, Bryson City Tales. I hope that you’ll enjoy going back to Bryson City with me each week, and that if you do, you’ll be sure to invite your friends and family to join us.

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Coronavirus and Supplements – Part 1

One of my best-selling books is Alternative Medicine: The options, the claims, the evidence, how to choose wisely. In that book, Dr. O’Mathúna and I discuss the evidence supporting and refuting various supplements for colds and flu. So, I’ve been … Continue reading

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Dr. Walt on Prayer Video for Cancer Patients

I received this sweet note from Cecilia Tripp the folks at the 30 Days of Cancer Prayer event. I had been asked to do a short video prayer for cancer patients going through radiation. Hi Walt, I just wanted to extend … Continue reading

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Fit over 50 Update — Go Outside for Your Health

In my and Phil Bishop’s book, Fit over 50: Make Simple Choices Today for a Healthier, Happier You, we write: Research published in the Journal of Positive Psychology in 2019 found that “participants who sat in an urban park for just five minutes … Continue reading

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Bryson City Tales — Becoming Part of the Team (Part 1)

This is from the seventeenth chapter from my best-selling book, Bryson City Tales. I hope that you’ll enjoy going back to Bryson City with me each week, and that if you do, you’ll be sure to invite your friends and family to join us.

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Dr. Walt on Salvation Army podcast

I had the pleasure of being interviewed by Captain Andy Miller for his “Captain’s Corner” podcast for the Tampa (Florida) Salvation Army. Below are a couple of links if you’d like to listen. It’s about my newest book, “Fit over … Continue reading

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Fit over 50 Update — Protect your dental health!

In my and Phil Bishop’s book, Fit over 50: Make Simple Choices Today for a Healthier, Happier You, we write: Many of our tips grow out of what I have called the Ten Commandments of Preventive Medicine. Including: Protect Your Dental Health! … Continue reading

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Monthly Family Update – March 2020

Here are the contents of this month’s newsletter: Would you consider helping me launch my next book? Recent podcast interview Recent prayer video for people wrestling with cancer Today’s Christian Living “Ask Dr. Walt” column Answers to last month’s prayers Prayer … Continue reading

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