Alternative Medicine

November 11, 2021

Does a low carb diet worsen your cholesterol?

Going on a low-carb diet has long been a popular weight-loss strategy. But some doctors and nutrition experts have advised against doing so over fears that […]
November 10, 2021

T minus 6 days until “The Best Gift”

Less than one week to the national release of The Best Gift: Tales of a Small-Town Doctor Learning Life’s Greatest Lessons. But you can preorder your copy […]
November 10, 2021

Good news on teens and vaping

Teen use of electronic cigarettes fell sharply in 2021, the second consecutive year of big declines, according to the government’s annual National Youth Tobacco Survey.
November 9, 2021

“The Best Gift” releases in just one week. I’m excited!

I’m so excited that my 39th book, The Best Gift: Tales of a Small-Town Doctor Learning Life’s Greatest Lessons releases in just one week. Early readers say […]
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.
November 8, 2021

T minus 8 days until “The Best Gift”

An early reader wrote me that The Best Gift: Tales of a Small-Town Doctor Learning Life’s Greatest Lessons is the “most wonderful book I’ve read in years. […]
November 8, 2021

Can missing sleep cause excessive snacking?

Researchers from Ohio State University wanted to study how sleep duration affected dietary choices. To do so, they analyzed data from nearly 20,000 U.S. adults ranging […]
November 7, 2021

Only 9 days until “The Best Gift” is out of the gate!

I’m so grateful and blessed that The Best Gift: Tales of a Small-Town Doctor Learning Life’s Greatest Lessons is receiving so much early buzz.
March 20, 2009

Faith-Based Health and Healing – Part 7 – Not All Healing is From God

How we pursue health and healing is very important. Our concern, as Christians, is that there are wrong ways (even evil ways) people can pursue and […]
March 25, 2009

Parents continue to have unwarranted fears and delusions about pediatric vaccines.

Infants and children get a lot of shots (vaccinations) to prevent against many different potentially fatal diseases. For this reason, parents or caregivers sometimes ask us […]
March 27, 2009

Faith-Based Health and Healing – Part 8 – Illegitimate Spiritual Practices.

Alternative medicine as a whole is not rooted in any particular religious tradition, but some therapies are. A number of healing rituals and traditions are part […]
April 3, 2009

Faith-Based Health and Healing – Part 9 – Life Energy and Medical Magic

Alternative therapies based on “life energy” use principles just like those generally attributed to magic. Although “magic” is difficult to define concisely, magical practices do have […]
April 11, 2009

Faith-Based Health and Healing – Part 10 – Biblical Characters Condemned for Pursuing Certain Forms of Healing

The Bible recognizes the great temptation inherent in healing by evil spirits and illicit healers. The Old Testament describes an intense conflict between legitimate and illegitimate […]
April 17, 2009

Faith-Based Health and Healing – Part 11 – Look to the Bible, Not Inner Voices, for Guidance

When investigating an alternative therapy, be concerned about those that involve listening to other spirits. But what about listening to an inner guiding voice? Guidance by […]