Alternative Medicine

November 22, 2021

Go healthy, not hungry for Thanksgiving dining

The holiday season means you’ll be faced with a seemingly endless buffet of food temptation. While some people simply give in and eat too much, others […]
November 21, 2021

Thanksgiving Over the Loss of a Child?

A dear woman, who I don’t know and have never met, Stephanie Anderson, recently lost her little boy, Isaiah, in utero. She has penned a beautiful […]
November 19, 2021

Should you use low-dose aspirin to prevent a first heart attack or stroke?

The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) has for years recommended that middle-aged and older Americans consider taking low-dose aspirin to prevent a first heart attack […]
November 19, 2021

“The Best Gift” is on a Black-Friday sale already

My latest book, The Best Gift: Tales of a Small-Town Doctor Learning Life’s Greatest Lessons, can be found at a crazy-good Black Friday sale for almost 50% […]
November 18, 2021

As kids increase screen time, their mental health suffers

We know that getting regular exercise and spending less time on screens is good for kids. So, it’s no surprise that researchers discovered that kids who […]
November 17, 2021

More bad news for vapers

Many young adults and teens think that vaping or using e-cigarettes is safe. Unfortunately, nothing could be further from the truth.
November 16, 2021

“The Best Medicine” releases today!

The Best Gift: Tales of a Small-Town Doctor Learning Life’s Greatest Lessons launches today. After you read it, I hope you’ll agree that it’s the perfect gift […]
November 16, 2021

Breastfeeding can dramatically help a mother’s mental health

Besides the long-established benefits of breastfeeding for baby and mom, a new study reports one more: Nursing could help chase the blues away.
July 10, 2011

ConsumerLab.com puts multivitamins to the test

Long-time readers know of my fondness for and (unpaid) endorsement of ConsumerLab.com, one of the two best companies that test natural medications (herbs, vitamins, and supplements) […]
July 11, 2011

Which vitamin D supplement boosts levels best — D2 or D3?

It turns out that vitamin D3 (cholecalciferol) has the edge.
July 14, 2011

No evidence for Gripe water as treatment for infant colic

The Los Angeles Times reports, “Gripe waters have never been tested as remedies for colic” in babies.
July 14, 2011

What natural medications may help infant colic?

An article published in the journal Pediatrics … notes that there is some ‘encouraging’ evidence that fennel extract and some herbal teas could relieve colic symptoms, but […]
July 26, 2011

Have you heard of Lazy Cakes Relaxation Brownies? Slowtivate? Unwind? Be careful!

Lazy Cakes Relaxation Brownies are stirring up lots of controversy. Why?
July 26, 2011

Could too much calcium harm your health? Here’s the latest.

Calcium is commonly used to prevent osteoporosis and fractures, but experts are now debating how much calcium is really needed, especially by women.