Yearly Archives: 2015

Why Antibacterial Soaps Don’t Stop Colds or Flu

By David Blyweiss, M.D., Advanced Natural Wellness

December 28, 2015

In This Issue:

  • Antibiotics won’t help you beat off the cold or flu
  • The dangers of antibacterial soaps
  • Nature’s best remedies for cold and flu

Well, it’s official. Cold and flu season is here.

Some of my patients are loading up on antibacterial soaps and hand sanitizers. Others are showing up at my office with runny noses and hacking coughs…along with demands for an antibiotic.

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Eternal Youth is Hiding in Your Telomeres

By David Blyweiss, M.D., Advanced Natural Wellness

  • Living healthy to 100 isn’t a pipe dream
  • Enjoy health and independence in your “old” age
  • The fat that turns back the hands of time

Most people expect to live well into their 70’s. They hope they’ll make it into their 80’s or 90’s. But I find that most of my patients and other folks I talk to want to reach – and even surpass – their 100th birthday.

While this may sound like a pipe dream to you, it’s a reality for more than 315,000 centenarians worldwide.

Now, I’m sure that some of these centenarians have their share of health problems. But oddly enough, most “super-seniors” don’t die of things like heart disease or cancer like younger elderly patients.

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Weird Vitamin D Connection Shuts Down Depression

By David Blyweiss, M.D., Advanced Natural Wellness

December 23, 2015

  • Short days of winter got you down?
  • The phenomenon that rules your mood
  • A happy gut means a happy brain

Next week we’ll hit the shortest day of the year. And you might be feeling the effects of it.

You see, when sunshine’s at a premium during the short days of winter, it can leave you feeling listless and blue. You can become sluggish, withdrawn and may want to sleep to your heart’s content. You might even crave sweet, starchy foods. Weight gain is also common if you suffer from winter depression, also known as seasonal affective disorder, or SAD.

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Holiday Secret: Mistletoe Kills Cancer Cells

By David Blyweiss, M.D., Advanced Natural Wellness

December 18, 2015

  • Mistletoe’s secret healing power
  • The spice you should eat every day
  • Cranberries are good for more than urinary health

Now that the holidays are in full swing, I’ll bet you’ll find yourself under a sprig of mistletoe a time or two over the next couple of weeks. You might even get a few pecks on the cheek.

But mistletoe isn’t just for kissing. It also shows great hope as a powerful weapon in the fight against cancer.

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A Cocktail a Day Keeps the Doctor Away

By David Blyweiss, M.D., Advanced Natural Wellness

December 14, 2015

  • Alcohol’s double-edged sword
  • Drink to your health
  • How much is just enough?

Now that holiday party season is in full swing, alcohol is flowing more freely than at any other time of the year.

That’s why I’ve been cautioning my patients to drink responsibly and stay off the roads if they’ve had too much. I’ve also been taking the time to explain alcohol’s two-faced nature.

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Common Household Appliance Zaps the Life out of Your Food

By David Blyweiss, M.D., Advanced Natural Wellness

December 11, 2015

  • Microwaves zap the life out of your food
  • How nuked food affects your blood cells
  • Three cooking alternatives to add years of life

Back when microwave ovens first came out, my Mom absolutely refused to have one in her kitchen. She intuitively knew that they were bad news. She just didn’t know why.

But these days even folks like my Mom, who originally distrusted microwaves, are happily “nuking” food in their own kitchens.

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#1 Secret to Lower Blood Pressure Revealed

By David Blyweiss, M.D., Advanced Natural Wellness

December 7, 2015

  • Blood pressure meds do more harm than good
  • What beta blockers and diuretics do to your heart health
  • My #1 secret for lowering blood pressure

A couple months ago a new report came out showing prescription drug trends in the U.S. The fact that well over half the population takes prescription meds was disturbing, but not surprising. However, something else was.

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Overfed and Undernourished: A Modern Paradox

By David Blyweiss, M.D., Advanced Natural Wellness

December 4, 2015

  • You can’t avoid aging, but you can slow it down
  • The simplicity behind the triage theory of healing
  • Here’s how to make it work for you

Aging…You can’t avoid it, but you can slow it down.

One of the most compelling scenarios of aging is called the triage theory. And it’s one that makes a lot of sense to me.

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Thaw Out Those Achy Winter Joints

By David Blyweiss, M.D., Advanced Natural Wellness

December 2, 2015

  • Chilled to the bone
  • Let’s thaw out those creaky joints
  • …And take the aches and pains out of winter

Now that December is here, many of my seasonal patients are back in South Florida. These are folks who come down from the northern states to escape the cold winter weather.

But in many cases, it’s not that they actually dislike the winter months. It’s more that the snow and chilly weather they used to love has turned into their enemy. Continue reading

What If It’s Not Irritable Bowel Syndrome?

By David Blyweiss, M.D., Advanced Natural Wellness

November 30, 2015

  • What’s really causing that gas, bloating and abdominal pain?
  • When IBS might be something else
  • Forego the antibiotics and try this

Don’t you hate it when digestive problems – like bloating, gas, diarrhea and abdominal pain – ruin your day? And if it happens on a regular basis, then you’ve probably spent more than your share of days feeling miserable.

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