Alternative Medicine

August 28, 2022

Sunday Note – 988: A new national suicide prevention and crisis Lifeline

I hope you’ll help me spread awareness of the new 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline. This will save lives!
August 27, 2022

Saturday Book Report – Don’t miss my WWII interview on the History Unplugged Podcast

One of the very first interviews I did on my new WWII book, At First Light, had finally seen the light of day. I think you’ll […]
August 26, 2022

Is a glass of wine with a meal healthful or not?

Analyzing data from around the world, researchers found young drinkers are prone to risky behavior, while older drinkers enjoy wine’s health benefits. But there’s MUCH more […]
August 25, 2022

Thursday Ask Dr. Walt – Healthful Nutrition for Children

Dear Dr. Walt, My husband and I were reading about the obesity epidemic in America and were disheartened at just how many children are obese. What […]
August 24, 2022

Healthful diet and exercise needed to reduce your risk of dying prematurely

Both a healthful diet and regular exercise are necessary to achieve the lowest premature mortality risk.
August 23, 2022

Tuesday Patient Stories – Kissimmee Tales Chapter 2A – First Day

For the next few months, I’m excerpting chapters from the first of two books about my early years in family medicine in Kissimmee, Florida – The […]
August 22, 2022

Study links lifestyle habits to prostate cancer risks

Do you have a family history of prostate cancer? Here’s some exciting news on how to decrease your cancer risk.
August 21, 2022

Sunday Note – Health Professionals explore spiritual health with patients

Long-time readers know that for the last three decades I’ve taught Christian healthcare professionals around the world how to provide whole-person spiritual care to their patients. […]
August 3, 2009

Preventive Probiotics Cut Cold Symptoms in Kids

When given preventively over the winter months, probiotics reduce fever, cough, and runny noses in children, researchers said in a new study. They found that a […]
August 17, 2009

Vegans may have low calcium intake which could impact bone health

If you’re a vegan, you likely know the necessity of taking B12 supplements. Now, you may need to add a calcium supplement to your regimen. More […]
August 23, 2009

Hormones beat botanicals for hot flashes but memory may suffer

My patients suffering with perimenopausal or menopausal symptoms often wonder about the safety and effectiveness of hormone therapy or botanicals (such as black cohosh and red […]
September 2, 2009

Acai Berry Supplements. Super fruit or super rip off?

A reader wrote, “I would like to see Dr. Walt do a blog topic on the claimed health benefits, to include weight loss, from taking Acai […]
September 13, 2009

Faith-Based Health and Healing – Part 5 – What Causes Sickness?

Theologians tell us that, in one sense, from a Biblical perspective, all sickness has its ultimate origin in sin because human suffering stems from the fall […]
September 29, 2009

Does cinnamon help for diabetes?

I had a patient this week tell me she had heard that cinnamon would help treat diabetes. Could that be true?