dieting

November 21, 2022

Treat yourself well during the Thanksgiving holiday

The holidays can be physically, emotionally, and financially overwhelming. So take care to avoid letting the stress of the season get you down during this Thanksgiving […]
November 20, 2022

Sunday Note – Thanksgiving over the loss of a child???

A dear woman, who I don’t know and have never met, Stephanie Anderson, recently lost her little boy, Isaiah, in utero. She has penned a beautiful […]
November 19, 2022

Saturday Book Report – Updated PR report on my WWII book “At First Light”

ASCOT Media is doing a bang-up job on PR for my new WWII book, At First Light: A True World War II Story of a Hero, […]
November 18, 2022

Is the new nighttime mouth-taping trend safe?

Is mouth taping, a practice to stop mouth breathing and snoring that has been trending on social media safe?
November 17, 2022

Thursday Ask Dr. Walt – Fraudulent weight-loss supplements – buyer beware!

Dear Dr. Walt, it seems that there are countless weight loss supplements advertised. What works? And, how do I avoid frauds and fakes? — Needing to […]
November 16, 2022

Ivermectin: Still on a losing streak as a COVID-19 treatment

MedPage Today reported, “There were no differences in relief from mild-to-moderate COVID-19 symptoms for patients on ivermectin versus placebo, according to the ongoing ACTIV-6 trial.”
November 15, 2022

Tuesday Patient Stories – Kissimmee Tales Chapter 9A – The Journey

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 […]
November 14, 2022

Ultra-processed foods increase obesity and health complications

The Washington Post reports that “scientists have found that ultra-processed foods are linked to higher rates of obesity, heart disease, hypertension, type 2 diabetes, and colon cancer.”
September 27, 2011

Discredited hCG diet making a comeback

The Los Angeles Times and Chicago Tribune reported that the “long-discredited” human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG) “diet is making a comeback, and the renewed interest has spawned […]
October 2, 2011

Some women still using dangerous weight-loss supplements

One of the most potentially dangerous category of supplements to take, at least in the U.S., is the category of weight loss supplements. Now there’s news […]
October 13, 2011

Weight Watchers more effective than advice from a doctor

Readers know of my fondness for the Weight Watchers program, and that I highly recommend it. Now I have another reason to do so.
November 18, 2011

Hunger hormones cause post-dieting weight gain

NBC Nightly News recently reported that a new study gives us clues of “why it’s so hard to keep weight off once you have lost it.”
January 11, 2012

FDA, FTC warn companies to stop selling HCG diet products

The AP reports that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued warning letters to seven companies, ordering them “to stop selling an unproven weight loss remedy that […]
January 13, 2012

Low carb diet trumps low-cal for reducing weight and cancer risk

The Chicago Tribune reported, “Following a low-carb diet, even for only two days a week, was better than following a calorie-restricted diet every day for losing weight […]