Alternative Medicine

June 16, 2022

People may find intermittent fasting easy and convenient

Correctly implemented intermittent fasting interventions can be a simple, affordable, and convenient solution for people needing to lose weight, according to research presented at an Obesity […]
June 15, 2022

Daily e-cigarette use – becoming more common and costly

MedPage Today reports, “Each day between 2017 and 2019, nearly 2,300 adolescents and young adults became new daily tobacco users – a figure that mirrors statistics […]
June 13, 2022

Survey: Many people lack knowledge of risks of sunburn and tanning

HealthDay reported, “While most people probably know it’s not safe to get a sunburn, many may not realize that tanning also increases the risk of skin […]
June 12, 2022

Are you considering a longer fast for spiritual reasons?

I’ve not posted on Christian fasting for spiritual purposes in a couple of years, but I received a nice question posed to my “Ask Dr. Walt” […]
June 11, 2022

Latest Review of my WWII Book – At First Light – is very encouraging

Most of you know that my WWII book, At First Light: A True World War II Story of a Hero, His Bravery, and an Amazing Horse, […]
June 10, 2022

Inappropriate antibiotic prescriptions tied to avoidable adverse events and expenditures in children

Healio reports, “Researchers found that inappropriate antibiotic prescriptions were associated with avoidable adverse drug events in children, including Clostridioides difficile, and substantial health care expenditures.”
June 9, 2022

Childhood poisoning from melatonin increased more than 500% the last 9 years

The AP reports, “Researchers are drawing attention to a rise in poisonings in children involving the sleep aid melatonin – including a big jump during the pandemic.”
June 8, 2022

Coffee drinkers – even those who take it with sugar – live longer

Moderate consumption of coffee, with or without sugar, is associated with a reduced risk of death, according to a prospective cohort study of British adults.
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 […]