Alternative Medicine

February 14, 2022

Dear St. Valentine, What are the health benefits of your chocolate?

Chocolates are a perennially popular way to show someone you think they’re special, especially on St. Valentine’s Day! And dark chocolates may even be healthful.
February 13, 2022

Pet Safety on St. Valentine’s Day

Okay, it is not a human health blog, but to so many of us our pets are a very important part of our families and as […]
February 12, 2022

Attention Baton Rouge and New Orleans Friends – Save the Date!

For those of you in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, or environs, I’m happy to announce that the World Premiere of my next book, At First Light: A […]
February 11, 2022

Adding just 10 minutes of exercise daily reduces premature death

Could you find 10 minutes in your day to increase your physical activity? It might be lifesaving, according to a new study.
February 10, 2022

Worry increases a man’s heart disease risks, even when young

Healio reports, “Higher levels of anxiety were linked to increases in cardiometabolic risk biomarkers over time in men researchers reported in the Journal of the American Heart […]
February 9, 2022

A mom’s diet during pregnancy affects child’s long-term health

A new Harvard University study has found that women who don’t watch what they eat during pregnancy can affect their child’s health well into the child’s […]
February 8, 2022

Over 900K COVID deaths – more than all U.S. combat deaths in every war combined

According to an article in Wikipedia, the U.S. has had 666,441 combat deaths in all of the wars the U.S. has ever fought. COVID has now […]
February 7, 2022

Adults that are vaccinated against COVID can help protect children

Two studies done in Israel and published in the journal Science showed that during both the Alpha and Delta coronavirus waves, having fully vaccinated parents or fully […]
November 22, 2010

Watermelon extract may lower blood pressure

The Los Angeles Times and Orlando Sentinel reported that, according to a study published in the American Journal of Hypertension, there is “evidence that eating watermelon […]
November 22, 2010

FDA announces crackdown on chelation therapy — finally!

I’ve written about chelation for many years. In my book, Alternative Medicine: The Christian Handbook, I conclude, “Evidence against (chelation’s) effectiveness in heart disease is so clear, its […]
December 1, 2010

St. John’s wort may not help patients with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)

St. John’s wort (SJW) is most commonly used to improve mood and treat depression. St. John’s wort affects neurotransmitters similar to conventional antidepressants. However, it also […]
December 1, 2010

SAMe and Depression

SAMe (S-adenosyl methionine) is getting renewed attention as an option for patients with mild-to-moderate major depression. New guidelines from the American Psychiatric Association now suggest SAMe […]
December 1, 2010

Red yeast rice products NOT recommended for high cholesterol

The Chicago Tribune “Julie’s Health Club” blog reported that “some red yeast rice products have been shown to lower cholesterol levels as effectively as moderate doses […]
December 8, 2010

Deficiencies Found in B-Complex Supplements

Tests of B vitamin supplements, including B-complexes and shot-sized energy drinks, revealed problems with the quality of 4 out of 18 products selected for review by […]