Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database

December 2, 2022

Monthly Family Update – December 2022

Here are the contents of this month’s newsletter: Order signed and personalized copies of my books Mark your calendar: At First Light to be featured on […]
December 1, 2022

Thursday Ask Dr. Walt – Dangerous weight-loss supplements

Dear Dr. Walt, on your blog two weeks ago, you mentioned that weight-loss supplements could cause harm. Like what? — Interested in Indiana
November 30, 2022

Is too much social media use linked to decline in mental health?

Futurism reports, “As a new education and public policy study reveals, young adults across multiple personality types who begin using social media for five hours or more […]
November 29, 2022

Tuesday Patient Stories – Kissimmee Tales Chapter 10A – Our Town

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 28, 2022

How dangerous is getting less than five hours of sleep a day?

Health reports, “Getting five hours of sleep or less at night could put older adults at a higher risk of developing multiple chronic problems.”
November 26, 2022

HOLIDAY SEASON SPECIAL – Autographed and Personalized Books

Here’s a great gift idea — either purchase for yourself, a loved one, or a friend, a book or books from me, autographed and personalized. 
November 25, 2022

More ideas for Thanksgiving leftovers

Here are a few more creative ways to use your Thanksgiving leftovers and get the most for your money. Instead of letting leftovers go to waste, […]
November 25, 2022

Give Thanksgiving leftovers a healthy and delicious overhaul

One of the wonderful things about Thanksgiving dinner is there are often lots of delicious leftovers. You can just warm up a few of your favorite […]
August 27, 2008

Study Links Herbal Medicines to Lead Poisoning. How can you find safe herbs?

Fox News is commenting on a study published in the August 27 issue of JAMA in which medical researchers say that one-fifth of Ayurvedic herbal medicines […]
June 10, 2009

Trustworthy consumer websites for NATURAL MEDICATION info (herbs, vitamins, and supplements)

How can you make informed choices about natural medications (herbs, vitamins, and supplements)? For one thing, don’t get your information from ads or labels! There is […]
May 3, 2010

A hot product on the Internet, but should you consider L-methylfolate instead of plain old folic acid?

My favorite natural medicines website is the Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database. The NMCD has new information about L-methylfolate which is being heavily promoted, especially on the […]
September 1, 2010

My Recommendations for Glucosamine, Chondroitin, and SAMe for Osteoarthritis

Several readers have requested that I post the advice that I both use in practice and teach other healthcare professionals when it comes to a topic […]
January 5, 2011

Less Than 25% of Valerian Herbal Sleep Supplements Pass Tests For Quality

Long-time readers of this blog know of my admiration for ConsumerLab.com, a leading provider of consumer information and independent evaluations of natural medications (herbs, vitamins and […]
March 30, 2011

Isoflavones reduce postmenopausal insomnia, hot flashes

In a past blog, Natural Medications (Herbs, Vitamins, and Supplements) for Menopausal Symptoms, I discussed the data supporting a trial of isoflavones in women with menopausal […]