Alternative Medicine

October 28, 2022

Tomorrow, Saturday, October 29, is the DEA National RX Take-Back Day

If you have old, out-of-date prescription, non-prescription, or natural medicines (herbs, vitamins, or supplements) that you’d like to safely dispose of a no charge, then you’ll […]
October 27, 2022

Thursday Ask Dr. Walt – What about energy drinks?

Dear Dr. Walt, I’m leery of all these energy drinks and shots my teenage grandchildren drink all the time. The kids feel they get an extra boost […]
October 26, 2022

Exercise boosts brain function in kids with obesity

A 109-person study published in JAMA Network Open suggests that a sustained regimen of resistance and aerobic exercise may improve academics, intelligence, and multitasking ability in […]
October 25, 2022

Tuesday Patient Stories – Kissimmee Tales Chapter 8A – Katie

For the next few months, I’m excerpting chapters from the first of two books about my early years in family medicine in Kissimmee, Florida – The […]
October 24, 2022

Drinking decaffeinated, ground, or instant coffee significantly reduces new CVD and premature death

Medscape reports, “Drinking two to three daily cups of coffee, including ground, instant, or decaffeinated coffee, is associated with significant reductions in new cardiovascular disease (CVD) and […]
October 22, 2022

Saturday Book Report – A sweet note about several of my books

A retired Ob-Gyn physician named Charlotte recently sent me a sweet note that I thought you might want to see:
October 21, 2022

Former smokers adhering to health recommendations reduce premature death

If you are a former smoker or a current smoker who stops, you have automatically dramatically reduced your risk of premature death. But, do you want […]
October 20, 2022

Thursday Ask Dr. Walt – The Bible and Physical Health

  Dear Dr. Walt, Jesus says only the sick need a doctor (Mark 2:17). Does the Bible say much about healthy living? Theologically Growing in Tennessee
September 29, 2008

Horny Goat Weed Shows Promise for Erectile Dysfunction, but products sold in the U.S. fail testing

Erectile dysfunction is nothing to laugh about. But what if ED could be helped by an extract from a plant called horny goat weed? Horny goat weed […]
October 1, 2008

Knee Arthritis Supplements (Glucosamine & Chondroitin) May Not Help – Why you should NOT believe this headline.

WebMD Health News, along with many other news outlets, are reporting that the results from a national study which examined whether two popular supplements (glucosamine and […]
October 8, 2008

Study Agrees with Dr. Walt – St. John’s Wort effective for depression – with caveats!

The herbal remedy St. John’s Wort effectively treats symptoms of major depression, an analysis of previous studies found on Wednesday. St. John’s Wort extracts tested in […]
November 14, 2008

Some medical professionals concerned about Metamucil ad campaign

The makers of laxatives have a new message for you: “Cleansing your colon is cool, and it could keep your heart healthy and your waistline trim.” […]
December 8, 2008

Natural Medications (Herbs, Vitamins, and Supplements) for Menopausal Symptoms

This is a handout I produced for the American Academy of Family Physicians Annual Scientific Assembly that was held in San Diego, CA, September 19 and […]
December 15, 2008

For Colds, Step Aside, Chicken Soup: Make Way for Hot Fruit Drinks

Cold viruses are stubborn germs that need both coaxing – and time – to get out of your system. So you might need some help while […]