Alternative Medicine

November 9, 2021

What supplements help prevent or treat Alzheimer’s or dementia?

ConsumerLab.com warns that some proprietary formulas made up of several dietary supplements may promise more of a benefit than clinical evidence suggests.
November 8, 2021

T minus 8 days until “The Best Gift”

An early reader wrote me that The Best Gift: Tales of a Small-Town Doctor Learning Life’s Greatest Lessons is the “most wonderful book I’ve read in years. […]
November 8, 2021

Can missing sleep cause excessive snacking?

Researchers from Ohio State University wanted to study how sleep duration affected dietary choices. To do so, they analyzed data from nearly 20,000 U.S. adults ranging […]
November 7, 2021

Only 9 days until “The Best Gift” is out of the gate!

I’m so grateful and blessed that The Best Gift: Tales of a Small-Town Doctor Learning Life’s Greatest Lessons is receiving so much early buzz.
November 7, 2021

I hope you’ll join me for “The Ultimate Writer’s Conference”

Ever wanted to write a book or devotional that’s on your heart. Or maybe it’s a unique skill or life experience you want to share, whether in published […]
November 7, 2021

Dr. Walt’s “The Magic of Family Medicine” Touched Hearts at the “The Art of Medicine Rounds” in Alabama

This last week I was honored and privileged to present the “Art of Medicine” Grand Rounds at the University of Alabama School of Medicine. The video […]
November 6, 2021

T minus 10 days until “The Best Gift”releases nationally

When a #1 New York Times bestselling author, who has sold 200 million books and had seven of them made into Hallmark Hall of Fame movies, […]
November 6, 2021

Brain Health Q&A in my “Ask Dr. Walt” column in Today’s Christian Living

I enjoy being able to answer questions from the readers of Today’s Christian Living magazine in my “Ask Dr. Walt” column. Here are my Q&As from the November 2021 […]
October 30, 2011

Saw palmetto has no effect on enlarged prostate

In a surprise to advocates of treating the symptoms of an enlarged prostate with saw palmetto, a significant study reports that saw palmetto appears to have NO benefit […]
November 6, 2011

Some supplements associated with increased risk of death in older women

More than half of American adults take dietary supplements. Now a major new study finds that supplements either do no good or increase the risk of dying […]
November 7, 2011

Vitamin studies spell confusion

The alphabet soup of vitamin studies making headlines in the last few weeks has left more than one head spinning, and most clinicians scrambling for answers. […]
November 8, 2011

30% of SAMe supplements fail to pass testing

Dietary supplements containing SAMe (S-adenosyl-methionine) can be effective in treating osteoarthritis as well as depression and mood disorders, but only 7 out of ten SAM-e supplements […]
November 17, 2011

Marijuana causes brain changes similar to those in schizophrenia

HealthDay reports, “Marijuana causes disruptions in concentration and memory similar to those that occur in people with schizophrenia, according to a new study” published in the Journal […]
December 4, 2011

Study finds thyroid supplements may be dangerous

The Los Angeles Times “Booster Shots” blog reports on a study presented at the annual meeting of the American Thyroid Association, which examined 10 brands of over-the-counter […]