Alternative Medicine

November 16, 2021

Breastfeeding can dramatically help a mother’s mental health

Besides the long-established benefits of breastfeeding for baby and mom, a new study reports one more: Nursing could help chase the blues away.
November 15, 2021

Tomorrow is the national release of “The Best Gift”

The reviewers love The Best Gift: Tales of a Small-Town Doctor Learning Life’s Greatest Lessons. . I hope you will also.
November 15, 2021

What are the health benefits of dark chocolate and cocoa?

Chocolates are a perennially popular way to show someone you think they’re special. And dark chocolates may even be healthful.
November 14, 2021

T minus 2 days until “The Best Gift”

Of my 40 books, this is perhaps the most heartfelt. I pray The Best Gift: Tales of a Small-Town Doctor Learning Life’s Greatest Lessons will be a blessing […]
November 14, 2021

“The Ultimate Writer’s Conference” early bird pricing ends November 19

I invite you to join me for The ULTIMATE WRITER’S CONFERENCE, an unprecedented LIVE-STREAM event I’ll be MC’ing on March 12, 2022. At this fast-paced, interactive […]
November 13, 2021

T minus 3 days until “The Best Gift”

The Best Gift: Tales of a Small-Town Doctor Learning Life’s Greatest Lessons is the sequel to my first book (The Best Medicine) about being a family physician […]
November 12, 2021

T minus 4 days until “The Best Gift”

Early readers have told me that this will be their favorite Christmas present to give to family and friends this year: The Best Gift: Tales of a […]
November 12, 2021

What doctors wish their patients knew about cutting down on screen

According to a report from the AMA, while the COVID-19 pandemic has been challenging for everyone, digital tools have allowed people to work remotely, participate in school from […]
February 23, 2009

Why Obama cannot support Abortion and Marijuana

Our local newspaper, the Gazette, opines, “It seems too good to be true, this new quote from the White House. Unless President Barack Obama denounces it, […]
February 25, 2009

Specific vitamins and a supplement (B vitamins, vitamin D, and calcium) may lower risk of stroke, blindness, and cancer

In recent blogs I have discussed studies showing that multivitamins may not to be helpful for preventing chronic diseases: Are multivitamins helpful or harmful when it […]
February 27, 2009

Faith-Based Health and Healing – Part 4 – Can Faith be Unhealthy?

While faith can have positive effects on health, it can also have negative effects. Although religious beliefs are a source of comfort and support for many […]
March 13, 2009

Faith-Based Health and Healing – Part 6 – Why God’s Response to Prayer Isn’t Always to Heal

Despite what many television preachers tell us, the Bible does not teach that God’s response to a prayer to cure illness is an immediate physical healing. […]
March 16, 2009

Is Prince Charles Endorsing Quackery? His Herbal Detox Products Stir Controversy

In an unusual turn of events, a prominent scientist in the United Kingdom is accusing Prince Charles of contributing to the “ill health of the nation” […]
March 18, 2009

Ironically, the most devout are the most likely to utilize death-to-the-end treatment

The New York Times reports, “Terminally ill cancer patients who drew comfort from religion were far more likely to seek aggressive, life-prolonging care in the week […]