Spiritual Health

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 […]
July 31, 2022

Sunday Note – Why do optimists live longer? Trusting God when it’s hard to trust God!

Here’s some good news: to live longer, focus on good news in the news.
July 30, 2022

Saturday Book Report – If my WWII Book “At First Light” was a movie

If my WWII book, At First Light: A True World War II Story of a Hero, His Bravery, and an Amazing Horse, was a movie, the […]
July 29, 2022

Teens more vulnerable to cannabis addiction

In yet another report that illustrates the dangers pot poses to the young, developing brain, a new British study finds teenagers are much more likely than […]
July 28, 2022

Thursday Ask Dr. Walt – Walking for your overall physical, mental, and relational health

This week’s “Ask Dr. Walt” question comes from “Romantic in Rhode Island.” Dear Dr. Walt, my wife and I enjoy our walks together. She says she read […]
July 27, 2022

Is routine walking an effective strategy to lower blood pressure?

According to a report from the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP), hypertension (high blood pressure) can contribute to heart disease and is affected by an individual’s […]
July 26, 2022

Tuesday Patient Stories – The joy of caring for the Little Ones (Part 4)

Besides keeping my practice youthful, the children I cared for kept me young as well. I hope you will enjoy a few stories about these “Little Ones” […]
July 25, 2022

Should you consider a plant-based diet for your baby or toddler?

Babies and toddlers who are fed plant-based diet are much more likely to consumer more fruits and vegetables when older.
December 24, 2009

“Christmas Firsts” – A Christmas story from “Bryson City Seasons”

My most popular books, at least based upon sales and letters, are the Bryson City series, made up of: Bryson City Tales: Stories of a Doctor’s […]
January 12, 2010

Dr. Walt’s Testimony Before Congress on Faith-based Perspectives on the Provision of Community Services

Back in 2004, while serving as Vice President of Medical Outreach at Focus on the Family, I was asked to testify before the Subcommittee on Criminal Justice, […]
March 25, 2010

Increased spiritual support may be linked to higher quality of life in cancer patients

This headline is likely not news to most of the readers of this blog — or likely to most people. We all seem to know intuitively […]
November 8, 2010

Yoga: Should Christians Be Concerned?

Yoga is an alternative therapy that raises difficult questions for Christians. The physical and breathing exercises taught in yoga classes may improve general well-being. However, as […]
November 15, 2010

Devotional for Men – Healthy Through and Through – Part 1 – Introduction

Here’s the first of an eight-part devotional for men. It’s based upon a chapter on physical health that I wrote for Coach Joe Gibbs’ best-selling book, […]
November 17, 2010

Devotional for Men – Healthy Through and Through – Part 2 – The Four Wheels of Health

Here’s the second of an eight-part devotional for men based upon my chapter on health in Coach Joe Gibbs best-selling book, Gameplan for Life. The devotional was […]