Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database

August 8, 2022

Breastfeeding tied to academic performance, ADHD risk among children born preterm

HealthDay reports that “preterm infants who are breastfed do better in school and are less likely to develop attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).”
August 7, 2022

Sunday Note – A Dangerous Trend: Video-Based Abortions

My wife, Barb and I, are so grateful to many of you for your past support for our “Walk for Life” for Life Network. It’s just […]
August 6, 2022

Saturday Book Report – CBS Photojournalist produces WWII book trailer

While Barb and I were in Baton Rouge in April for the World Premier of my new WWII book, At First Light: A True World War […]
August 5, 2022

Eliminating certain risk factors helps prevent dementia

The New York Times reported a new and exciting preventive approach to dementia and Alzheimer’s.
August 4, 2022

Thursday Ask Dr. Walt – How long should I walk for my health?

This week’s “Ask Dr. Walt” question comes from “How Long to Walk in Wisconsin.” Dear Dr. Walt, can you settle a debate? My doctor says we have […]
August 3, 2022

Study: No link between coffee drinking, pregnancy risks

A large study concluded that drinking coffee during pregnancy is NOT associated with elevated risk for adverse health outcomes.
August 2, 2022

Tuesday Patient Stories – The joy of caring for the Little Ones (Part 5)

Not only did the children I cared in my Family Medicine Practice in Kissimmee, Florida, keep me young — so did some of my early experiences as […]
August 1, 2022

Monthly Family Update – August 2022

Here are the contents of this month’s newsletter: WWII book named a Military Writers Society of America Medal Winner A Nice Interview with Kristina Stanley, the […]
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 […]