Alternative Medicine

May 3, 2022

Most people do NOT need a daily low-dose aspirin

CNN reports that “after years of recommending regular aspirin to prevent heart attack and stroke,” scientists with the U.S. Preventive Service Task Force (USPSTF) “now see little […]
May 2, 2022

Research weighs risks and benefits of melatonin use

When slumber doesn’t come naturally, some are turning to melatonin, an over-the-counter sleep aid that often is mistaken for a supplement. But could the risk of melatonin […]
May 1, 2022

Monthly Family Update – May 2022

Here are the contents of this month’s newsletter: At First Light World released on April 19 Meeting the Governor of Louisiana On “Chris Fabry Live” on […]
April 30, 2022

SNEAK PEAK – Part Five – At First Light: A True World War II Story of a Hero, His Bravery, and an Amazing Horse

With the permission of my publisher, for the month of April, I’m giving you a SNEAK PEEK of the first five chapters of my latest book […]
April 29, 2022

Obesity nearly doubles a woman’s risk of endometrial cancer

I’ve told you in the past that being overweight or obese can increase the risk for over a dozen types of cancer.
April 28, 2022

Exercise is powerful medicine for depression or anxiety

If you or someone you love suffers with anxiety or depression, three recent studies bring some very good news when it comes to the impact of […]
April 27, 2022

What supplements or lifestyle changes reduce or worsen tinnitus?

Myriad supplements are promoted for reducing symptoms of ringing in the ears (tinnitus). But do any work? And, could any actually worsen the problem?
April 26, 2022

Insufficient sleep tied to increased calorie consumption, fat accumulation, and overweight

I’ve told you in the past that inadequate or poor sleep can lead to overweight or obesity. Now HealthDay is reporting, “Insufficient sleep is tied to increased […]
October 14, 2009

Physician calls for increased FDA regulation of dietary supplements

In my book, Alternative Medicine: The Christian Handbook, I lament the lack of regulation of dietary supplements in the U.S. Because of this lack, it’s very […]
October 26, 2009

White mulberry for type 2 diabetes? Does it work?

Natural medications (herbs, vitamins, and supplements) are popular among my patients, and among Americans. White mulberry is gaining popularity as a treatment for type 2 diabetes. […]
October 31, 2009

Suplements for Colds or the Flu. What works? What does not?

Demand continues to rise for supplements for colds and flu … despite the lack of hard evidence for most of them. However, some may work. Find […]
November 3, 2009

No Science to Back Actress Somers’ Potentially Harmful Menopause Advice

Miserable in menopause, Elizabeth Alsgaard pondered an awful choice: Drenching hot flashes or hormone therapies that might raise the risk of cancer. What former actress Suzanne […]
November 4, 2009

HCG injections and diet for weight loss discredited long ago

I’ve just completed a three week road trip, speaking dozens of times to doctor and student groups in Michigan and Oklahoma. A question that came up […]
November 30, 2009

Experts: Placebo effect behind many ‘natural’ cures

We’ve known for years, that when it comes to doing randomized controlled trials of natural medications (herbs, vitamins, and supplements) as well as alternative therapies (everything […]