Alternative Medicine

July 18, 2022

Don’t throw out expired COVID home tests

According to an update from ConsumerLab.com, “If you are storing an antigen test for future use, be aware that some have longer shelf-lives (i.e., time from manufacture to […]
July 17, 2022

Sunday Note – Letter to a devastated Christian friend or the redemption of a “broken pot”

In 2019, I had a dear friend that went through an absolutely horrifying experience when a group of his former friends and colleagues promoted now-proved-totally-wrong accusations […]
July 16, 2022

Saturday Book Videos – Coauthor Mike Yorkey referees a “fight” between fans AND the book trailer

I love my coauthor, Mike Yorkey. We’ve collaborated on two books over the last two decades: God’s Design for the Highly Healthy Teen (2004) and At First […]
July 15, 2022

Most women unaware of increased risk for Alzheimer’s disease

The Hill reports, “An overwhelming majority of women are unaware they face an increased risk for Alzheimer’s disease compared to men.”
July 14, 2022

Thursday Ask Dr. Walt – “Sitting Disease” increases risk of chronic illness and premature death

This week’s “Ask Dr. Walt” question comes from “Sofa Bound in South Carolina.” Dear Dr. Walt, my family doctor said I must start exercising. She said it […]
July 13, 2022

Dr. Walt’s books are all on sale at Amazon Prime Day today

Prime Day is Amazon’s annual deal event exclusively for Prime members, featuring epic deals on top brands. It’s also an opportunity to pick up most of […]
July 12, 2022

Tuesday Patient Stories – The joy of caring for the Little Ones (Part 2)

Besides keeping my practice youthful, the children I cared for kept me young as well. I hope you will enjoy a few stories about these “Little Ones” […]
July 11, 2022

Regular dental care reduces health risks and care costs

Research from the Mayo Clinic suggests that regular preventive dental care can help reduce the risk of significant, costly health problems in people who have coronary […]
April 21, 2010

Stricter government oversight of dietary supplements may be moving closer – thank goodness

Whenever I give talks on natural medications (herbs, vitamins, and supplements), whether to healthcare professionals or laypersons, people seem shocked to learn that these substances are […]
May 3, 2010

A hot product on the Internet, but should you consider L-methylfolate instead of plain old folic acid?

My favorite natural medicines website is the Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database. The NMCD has new information about L-methylfolate which is being heavily promoted, especially on the […]
May 5, 2010

Online Brazilian Diet Pills Can Be Addictive

Researcher have found a dangerous mix of amphetamines, tranquilizers and antidepressants found in some pills. Although marketed on the Internet as “natural,” the popular weight loss supplements […]
May 10, 2010

Little evidence that supplements help tinnitus

The Los Angeles Times reports that although “tinnitus can sometimes be treated with electronic masking devices” or “cognitive behavioral therapy,” a number of sufferers “end up looking […]
May 12, 2010

Most St. John’s Wort Supplements Fail Quality Tests

As I report in my best-selling book, Alternative Medicine: The claims, the options, the evidence, how to choose wisely, St. John’s wort can be a safe […]
June 4, 2010

Parents cautioned about giving children dietary supplements

On the front of its Personal Journal section, the Wall Street Journal reports that increasingly, Americans are giving their children dietary supplements. However, groups such as […]