Alternative Medicine

December 20, 2021

Avoiding the Christmas blues

A patient recently told me that Christmas music actually makes her sad—and she’s embarrassed to feel like a Grinch. If you can relate, you’re not alone.
December 16, 2021

American Heart Association updates guidance for improving your diet and heart health

Healio reports, “The American Heart Association has published an updated dietary guidance that outlines 10 recommendations for improving diet quality and cardiometabolic health in the U.S.”
December 15, 2021

Diets high in processed foods linked to memory impairment

An animal-model study published in the journal Brain, Behavior, and Immunity has linked a diet high in processed foods to memory impairment when compared with a healthy diet.
December 13, 2021

Researchers find industrial plastics in majority of fast food items

The Washington Post reports, “A new study reports that far too often, small amounts of industrial chemicals called phthalates . . . have been found in samples of food […]
December 10, 2021

Good sleep reduces cognitive decline even in early Alzheimer’s

HealthDay reports that getting the right amount of sleep — not too much and not too little — could reduce your risk of mental decline as you […]
December 9, 2021

Part 2 of my interview with Jerry B. Jenkins on “The Inside Story” releases today

My newest TV show, “The Inside Story: Conversations on the art – and the heart – of writing,” a show for aspiring writers, launched last Thursday […]
December 9, 2021

FDA adds boxed warning on breast implants

Recently federal regulators placed a so-called “black box warning” on breast implant packaging. 
December 8, 2021

Five hours of moderate exercise a week reduces cancer risk

Just a few hours a week of moderate exercise may reduce your risk of cancer, a new study suggests.
July 2, 2008

Watermelon: A Natural Viagra?

Don’t be fooled by this headline from WebMD Health News reporting a researcher who says that watermelon may be a natural Viagra.  My Take?
July 7, 2008

Pomegranate Ranked Healthiest Fruit Juice

CBS News is featuring a report from Health magazine reporting on a UCLA study which lists the ten healthiest fruit juices. The study took into account […]
July 9, 2008

Fringe Autism Treatment Could Get Federal Study

The Associated Press is reporting that the NIH is being pressured by desperate parents who are pushing them to test an unproven treatment on autistic children, […]
July 18, 2008

Red yeast rice, fish oil fight high cholesterol

Reuters Health is reporting new research showing that a regimen of supplements and lifestyle coaching is just as effective as a statin medication for reducing levels […]
August 18, 2008

Man Turns Blue Taking Alternative Medicine (Subject for Dr. Walt’s Next Book)

ABC News is reporting about a man, Paul Karason of Oregon, whose skin is now a bright shade of blue – the result of a rare […]
August 27, 2008

Study Links Herbal Medicines to Lead Poisoning. How can you find safe herbs?

Fox News is commenting on a study published in the August 27 issue of JAMA in which medical researchers say that one-fifth of Ayurvedic herbal medicines […]