sugary drinks

June 12, 2024

“Ask Dr. Walt” in Today’s Christian Living “What’s healthier, butter or margarine?”

I enjoy being penning a bi-monthly column for the readers of Today’s Christian Living magazine. In the March 2024 issue I addressed some questions about coconut oil, […]
June 9, 2024

June 9, 1944 — Rome is liberated (part 7) Another Memphian writes about fall of Rome

Phil Larimore began his letter, “I guess you have known back there before now that the 3rd Division was the one to take Rome we had […]
June 8, 2024

June 8, 1944 — Rome is liberated (part 6) Memphian writes Dad about fall of Rome

A Memphis newspaper reporter wrote, “One of the first doughboys to enter Rome was Pvt. Charles J. Redders. In a letter written to his dad on […]
June 8, 2024

Monthly Family Update — June 2024

Here are the contents of this month’s newsletter: FROM APRIL NEEDS CHANGING ARMY magazine carries an article about my father’s incredible WWII exploits and heroics “What […]
June 7, 2024

June 7, 1944 — Rome is liberated (part 5)

On 7 June 1944, General O’Daniel received a teletype which read, “Please give my old division, the Third, my thanks, and to my first regiment in […]
June 7, 2024

June 7, 1944 — Rome is liberated (part 4)

The stunning beauty of Rome provided some R&R for Phil and the exhausted, sweat-and-blood-soaked, sore-footed infantrymen.[1]
June 6, 2024

June 6, 1944 — Rome is liberated (part 3) but quickly overshadowed by Overlord

At 0600 hours on Tuesday, June 6, 1944, an aide woke Lieutenant General Mark W. Clark, the commander of the Fifth Army and the youngest three-star […]
June 6, 2024

“Ask Dr. Walt” in Today’s Christian Living “What are the pros and cons of coconut oil?”

I enjoy being penning a bi-monthly column for the readers of Today’s Christian Living magazine. In the March 2024 issue I addressed some questions about coconut oil, […]
April 8, 2011

Sugary drinks linked to hypertension and obesity

Last week my blog, Diet soda consumption may be linked to increased heart attacks and strokes, was one of my most read postings in some time. […]
September 28, 2011

No sodas in schools equals less soda in teens

Surveys conducted in 2004 and 2006 showed that student consumption of sugary drinks was significantly reduced after implementation of policies in the Boston public schools against […]
December 2, 2011

Soda consumption linked to violent behaviors in teens

The Washington Post “Checkup” blog reports, “Teenagers who drink soda are more likely to carry a weapon and act violently, according to new and somewhat shocking research […]
December 13, 2011

Sweetened beverage consumption associated with hypertension risk

MedPage Today reports, “Consuming beverages flavored with either sugar or artificial sweeteners was associated with a higher risk of developing hypertension,” according to research presented at […]
February 8, 2012

Daily sugared cola consumption increases belly and liver fat

Reuters reports that according to a study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, consumption of a liter of sugared cola on a daily basis […]
February 24, 2022

Ultra-processed foods increase risk for a second and fatal heart attack or stroke

HealthDay reports research suggesting that a high intake of ultra-processed foods “significantly increases the risk of another heart attack or stroke, and it’s more likely to be […]