Category Archives: General Health

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, … 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:

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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?

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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 … Continue reading

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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.

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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.

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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, … 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.”

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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.”

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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.

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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!

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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 … 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.

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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.” 

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Weight-loss supplements a waste of money?

A new scientific review of 315 randomized-controlled trials of weight-loss supplements or alternative weight-loss therapies has been released. What did it show?

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Could a blood test screen for 50 types of cancer?

A surprising study has concluded that a simple blood test may be able to detect as many as 50 different types of cancer in a way that appears to be accurate and reliable. But is this test ready for “prime … Continue reading

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Weight-loss supplements contain hidden prohibited stimulants

You may be surprised to learn that in the United States, natural medicines (herbs, vitamins, and supplements) are virtually unregulated substances. As a result, consumers beware!

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Loneliness can make us sick, but here are tips to fight back

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:

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Should adolescents take the mRNA COVID vaccine?

To follow up on my blog last week (Why should younger folks take the COVID vaccine?) warning about adolescents getting “long-hauler” symptoms, here is the advice from one of my favorite natural medicines websites, ConsumerLab.com.

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Our diets may be more deadly than smoking!

If you ask people what’s the one human behavior that causes the most deaths, chances are many may say smoking. But as bad as smoking is, new research suggests that the food choices we make create an even larger health … Continue reading

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Why should younger folks take the COVID vaccine?

Besides not wanting to carry COVID asymptomatically to those that they love and who not immune to the virus, the young are not only at a small risk for hospitalization and death, but we now know that they at a … Continue reading

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Do the benefits of COVID vaccination outweigh the risk of heart inflammation in the young?

With the new reports on heart inflammation in young people receiving the mRNA COVID vaccines, parents are appropriately worried. Should their kids take the vaccine or not?

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What’s the best time of day to eat fruits or vegetables?

Healio is reporting on a study suggesting the optimal times to eat fruit and vegetables.

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My Patients Ask — Is it true the COVID vaccines cause infertility?

Rumors, myths, and misinformation about COVID have spread as quickly as the disease itself. One rumor is that COVID vaccines cause infertility by dramatically decreasing a man’s sperm count.

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Three New Episodes of “Ask Dr. Walt” available on Liftable TV

LiftableTV has posted three new episodes of “Ask Dr. Walt,” one on the impact of your mental health on your physical health and two on the topic of how anger, bitterness, grudges, and unforgiveness could be killing you.

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An Independence Day Remembrance of My Father – A True Hero

Today many of us will gather with family and friends for barbecues and picnics to celebrate our country’s 245th Independence Day. But, at some point between the hot dogs, hamburgers, and the firecrackers, I hope each of us will take time … Continue reading

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Is “fake beef” safe for July 4th grilling?

A reader wrote, “I keep reading articles about the fake meats that are popping up in many grocery stores and restaurants. Are they actually healthier than real meat for me and the environment?”

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My Patients Ask — What about drug discount cards and coupons?

There’s been a lot of debate about discount cards, coupons, and other prescription drug cost savings programs . . . especially with Amazon Prime’s new Rx savings card. Should you consider them? What do you need to know?

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My Patients Ask — Will the COVID vaccine protect me from the dangerous delta variant?

The Delta variant, also known as B.1.617.2, was first detected in India but has since surfaced in more than 70 countries. The CDC says the COVID Delta variant poses a growing threat in the U.S. because it is more contagious … Continue reading

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My Patients Ask — Is there a ‘best’ COVID vaccine?

Paul E. Sax, MD, a contributor to NEJM Journal Watch — Infectious Diseases  sums it up with an excellent article, “We’re Allowed to Say that Some COVID-19 Vaccines Are Better than Others, Right?” See what you think as he explains why … Continue reading

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