Obesity

August 31, 2022

Smoking in pregnancy tied to harmful brain changes in unborn babies and children

A study involving more than 2,700 children ages 9 to 11 found that exposure to maternal smoking during pregnancy was associated with lower brain volumes as […]
August 30, 2022

Tuesday Patient Stories – Kissimmee Tales Part 4

I’m continuing to excerpt for you chapters from the first of two books about my early years in family medicine in Kissimmee, Florida – The Best […]
August 29, 2022

Healthy adults who exercise reduce risk of premature death and dementia

Healio reported, “Healthy adults who reported long-term, guideline-recommended moderate or vigorous physical activity were less likely to die of any cause during decades of follow-up compared […]
August 28, 2022

Sunday Note – 988: A new national suicide prevention and crisis Lifeline

I hope you’ll help me spread awareness of the new 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline. This will save lives!
August 27, 2022

Saturday Book Report – Don’t miss my WWII interview on the History Unplugged Podcast

One of the very first interviews I did on my new WWII book, At First Light, had finally seen the light of day. I think you’ll […]
August 26, 2022

Is a glass of wine with a meal healthful or not?

Analyzing data from around the world, researchers found young drinkers are prone to risky behavior, while older drinkers enjoy wine’s health benefits. But there’s MUCH more […]
August 25, 2022

Thursday Ask Dr. Walt – Healthful Nutrition for Children

Dear Dr. Walt, My husband and I were reading about the obesity epidemic in America and were disheartened at just how many children are obese. What […]
August 24, 2022

Healthful diet and exercise needed to reduce your risk of dying prematurely

Both a healthful diet and regular exercise are necessary to achieve the lowest premature mortality risk.
August 19, 2009

Four lifestyle choices reduce risk of chronic disease 80 percent

What an interesting new study. It concludes that to dramatically reduce your healthcare costs, to lengthen your life, to improve the quality of your life, and, […]
August 31, 2009

The Ten Commandments of Preventive Medicine – Part 2 – Obesity

In my newest book, 10 Essentials of Happy, Healthy People, I teach people how to utilize the ten essentials that are necessary to live a happy […]
September 2, 2009

Acai Berry Supplements. Super fruit or super rip off?

A reader wrote, “I would like to see Dr. Walt do a blog topic on the claimed health benefits, to include weight loss, from taking Acai […]
September 7, 2009

Eat Late, Put on Weight!

Late-night snacks or after dark refrigerator raids may have worse consequences than heartburn.
October 28, 2009

Kids’ cereals: 85% more sugar, 65% less fiber than adults’

USA TODAY A new study confirms what savvy consumers have long suspected: Most breakfast cereals advertised to kids are chockfull of sugar and low on fiber. […]
November 4, 2009

HCG injections and diet for weight loss discredited long ago

I’ve just completed a three week road trip, speaking dozens of times to doctor and student groups in Michigan and Oklahoma. A question that came up […]