quackery

December 4, 2021

My Fabulous New TV Show for Those Who Want to Write a Book (with a special price for YOU!)

I’m so excited to announce that my newest TV show just launched last Thursday (December 2) on LiftableTV. It’s NOT a medical show, but a show […]
December 3, 2021

FDA unveils proposal to make hearing aids available over the counter

A long-awaited Food and Drug Administration (FDA) proposal would allow millions of consumers to buy over-the-counter hearing aids in stores or online without a prescription or […]
December 2, 2021

The longer your bad cholesterol is high, the greater your risk of a heart attack

New research is reporting that the longer a person has high LDL, the greater their risk of suffering a heart attack or cardiac arrest.
December 1, 2021

Monthly Family Update – December 2021

Here are the contents of this month’s newsletter: “The Best Gift” released November 16 Great Review for The Best Gift “Ask Dr. Walt” in Today’s Christian […]
December 1, 2021

It’s a no-no for most to take low-dose aspirin to prevent first heart attack, stroke, or colon cancer

After years of recommending that middle-aged and older Americans consider taking low-dose aspirin to prevent a first heart attack or stroke, the U.S. Preventive Services Task […]
November 30, 2021

If you have high blood pressure, you should monitor your BP at home

If you are over 50 and you have high blood pressure or a health condition for which blood pressure control is essential, at-home blood pressure checks […]
November 29, 2021

Teenagers with concussions need to move, not rest

Teenage athletes used to be told to get lots of rest after a concussion. That advice may be out of date. 
November 26, 2021

More Ideas for Thanksgiving Left Overs

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, […]
April 16, 2008

A natural product may falsely claim it uses “secrets of ancient medicine.” Ya think?

The Associated Press reported this week that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has launched an investigation of Kinoki Foot Detox. What’s their alleged crime? They […]
March 16, 2009

Is Prince Charles Endorsing Quackery? His Herbal Detox Products Stir Controversy

In an unusual turn of events, a prominent scientist in the United Kingdom is accusing Prince Charles of contributing to the “ill health of the nation” […]
April 21, 2009

Considering an Alternative Therapy? Here are signs that it may be fraudulent and unsafe

According to HealthDay News, alternative therapies, such as herbal remedies, acupuncture, or acupressure, are becoming increasingly popular. But you should always use caution when experimenting with […]
May 22, 2009

Supposed ‘miracle drug’ for autism called ‘junk’

Desperate to help their autistic children, hundreds of parents nationwide are turning to an unproven and potentially damaging treatment: multiple high doses of a drug sometimes […]
October 6, 2010

A Skeptical Look at Power Balance Products

I’ve had a couple of folks write in and ask about Power Balance devices. It looks like this may be an example of a quack product and […]
November 22, 2010

FDA announces crackdown on chelation therapy — finally!

I’ve written about chelation for many years. In my book, Alternative Medicine: The Christian Handbook, I conclude, “Evidence against (chelation’s) effectiveness in heart disease is so clear, its […]