Alternative Medicine

October 27, 2022

Thursday Ask Dr. Walt – What about energy drinks?

Dear Dr. Walt, I’m leery of all these energy drinks and shots my teenage grandchildren drink all the time. The kids feel they get an extra boost […]
October 26, 2022

Exercise boosts brain function in kids with obesity

A 109-person study published in JAMA Network Open suggests that a sustained regimen of resistance and aerobic exercise may improve academics, intelligence, and multitasking ability in […]
October 25, 2022

Tuesday Patient Stories – Kissimmee Tales Chapter 8A – Katie

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 […]
October 24, 2022

Drinking decaffeinated, ground, or instant coffee significantly reduces new CVD and premature death

Medscape reports, “Drinking two to three daily cups of coffee, including ground, instant, or decaffeinated coffee, is associated with significant reductions in new cardiovascular disease (CVD) and […]
October 22, 2022

Saturday Book Report – A sweet note about several of my books

A retired Ob-Gyn physician named Charlotte recently sent me a sweet note that I thought you might want to see:
October 21, 2022

Former smokers adhering to health recommendations reduce premature death

If you are a former smoker or a current smoker who stops, you have automatically dramatically reduced your risk of premature death. But, do you want […]
October 20, 2022

Thursday Ask Dr. Walt – The Bible and Physical Health

  Dear Dr. Walt, Jesus says only the sick need a doctor (Mark 2:17). Does the Bible say much about healthy living? Theologically Growing in Tennessee
October 19, 2022

Exercise boosts immunity against infectious disease

Research indicates that regular exercise may improve immunity against infectious diseases including COVID-19.
December 4, 2011

Supplements for lactose intolerance vary dramatically in strength and cost

Can lactose-free milks and lactase enzyme supplements provide help to the millions of Americans with lactose intolerance. Yes! Absolutely! But, and this a BIG “but,” it […]
December 12, 2011

Zinc for the common cold—not if, but when

A new Cochrane Review finds that zinc supplementation CAN reduce the duration and severity of a cold SOME, but ONLY if it’s started early on.
December 25, 2011

Do nitric oxide supplements make muscles bigger and increase endurance?

Nitric oxide supplements are widely used for bodybuilding and athletic performance, but do they really work?
January 2, 2012

Vitamin E can be harmful

You may be hearing that vitamin E increases the risk of prostate cancer. This was a surprise to many doctors, but is actually based upon reliable […]
January 3, 2012

New review of melatonin sleep supplements

Melatonin supplements may help some people get to sleep sooner, particularly those with chronic sleeping problems, but don’t just buy ANY supplement. A new review says […]
January 19, 2012

Only SOME zinc supplements have the dose proven to shorten colds

Can zinc supplements shorten colds and reduce the progression of advanced macular degeneration?  “Yes, but not all supplements provide a dosage that has been proven effective.” […]