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 […]
February 11, 2012

Do African mango supplements help with weight loss?

African mango supplements are touted to help shed pounds, but do they really work?
February 18, 2012

Black tea may help lower blood pressure

The Los Angeles Times “Booster Shots” blog reports, “Drinking three cups of black tea daily over months may help lower blood pressure,” according to research published […]
October 7, 2021

Heart attacks occurring in marijuana users

The American Heart Association warns, “There is no documented benefit of cannabis use for cardiovascular disease prevention or treatment. In addition, there is preliminary evidence that cannabis […]
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 […]
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.
April 22, 2022

Fit Over 50 — Dr. Walt with Dr. Dobson on his national Family Talk radio program (Part Two)

The broadcast team at Dr. James Dobson’s Family Talk let me know that they are re-airing an interview that I recorded with Dr. Dobson in 2019 titled, “Fit […]