Alternative Medicine

November 5, 2021

Troubled by nighttime hot flashes? Get moving!

Women with sedentary lifestyles face a far greater risk for experiencing troublesome hot flashes at night, according to a small study presented at the North American Menopause Society […]
November 4, 2021

Fruits and veggies linked to better mental health in children of all ages

Teens who eat lots of fruits and vegetables are likely to enjoy better mental health. That’s the key takeaway from a new study that also tied a nutritious […]
November 3, 2021

How can you beat hard-to-control hypertension?

According to the American Heart Association, high blood pressure, or hypertension accounts for more heart disease and stroke deaths than almost all other preventable causes together. It’s […]
November 2, 2021

Only two weeks until “The Best Gift” of the season is available for you

My next book, my 39th, is the second book about my days as a young husband, father, and family physician in the then-small-town of Kissimmee, Florida. The […]
November 2, 2021

Can childhood trauma lead to chronic disease in adults?

Researchers from the University of California, Los Angeles, reported that “Traumatic events in childhood have been linked in previous studies to a higher risk of heart disease, diabetes, […]
November 1, 2021

Monthly Family Update – November 2021

Here are the contents of this month’s newsletter: The Best Gift releases November 16 Debbie Macomber’s Foreword to The Best Gift Super-Early-Bird sign up for “The […]
November 1, 2021

Should you consider intermittent fasting?

Eating meals within a consistent window of time may help reduce a person’s risk of heart disease or diabetes, according to a new review published in Endocrine Reviews.
October 31, 2021

Lost my hero 18 years ago but his book is coming soon!

Eighteen years ago today, my brothers, my children, and I lost our hero, our dad and grandfather. We all miss him like crazy. Most of the […]
December 4, 2011

Supplements for lactose intolerance vary dramatically in strength and cost

Can lactose-free milks and lactase enzyme supplements provide help to the millions of Americans with lactose intolerance. Yes! Absolutely! But, and this a BIG “but,” it […]
December 12, 2011

Zinc for the common cold—not if, but when

A new Cochrane Review finds that zinc supplementation CAN reduce the duration and severity of a cold SOME, but ONLY if it’s started early on.
December 25, 2011

Do nitric oxide supplements make muscles bigger and increase endurance?

Nitric oxide supplements are widely used for bodybuilding and athletic performance, but do they really work?
January 2, 2012

Vitamin E can be harmful

You may be hearing that vitamin E increases the risk of prostate cancer. This was a surprise to many doctors, but is actually based upon reliable […]
January 3, 2012

New review of melatonin sleep supplements

Melatonin supplements may help some people get to sleep sooner, particularly those with chronic sleeping problems, but don’t just buy ANY supplement. A new review says […]
January 19, 2012

Only SOME zinc supplements have the dose proven to shorten colds

Can zinc supplements shorten colds and reduce the progression of advanced macular degeneration?  “Yes, but not all supplements provide a dosage that has been proven effective.” […]