Yearly Archives: 2017

Finnish Secret Slashes Risk of Dementia

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

February 24, 2017

  • Saunas slash risk of dementia by up to 66%
  • They’re good for your heart, too
  • Here’s how to get the most out of your sauna experience

If you live in the northern states the idea of a nice, steamy sauna probably sounds pretty good right around now.

But no matter where you live, enjoying a sauna on a regular basis may be just what you need for a healthy heart, lively brain and longer life.

The people over in Finland know all about the healing power of saunas. They enjoy them with striking regularity. As a matter of fact, the large majority of Finns take at least one sauna every week. Many take them even more frequently.

And the pay-off is huge. Continue reading

Men: What To Know About Testosterone Therapy

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

February 20, 2017

  • Are you suffering from low T?
  • Why hormone replacement therapy isn’t your best option
  • Here’s how to put the tiger back into your tank

If you’re running low on testosterone, you probably feel like your “get up and go got up and went” – in more ways than one!

Not only is it likely that your bedroom activities are failing, but you may also be experiencing feelings of aimlessness, loss of energy and a general dissatisfaction with life. Tack on an expanding waistline, decreased muscle mass and the development of breast tissue… Well, any man would feel miserable.

This makes the idea of turning to testosterone replacement therapy (TRT) very appealing. In fact the appeal is so great that, over a single decade, testosterone prescriptions here in the U.S. increased 10 times over.

Believe me, I get it. Watch the commercials and it’s easy to imagine that after a month or two of treatment you’ll be the talk of the town – energetic, sexy and healthier looking than you’ve been in years.

But before you turn to synthetic testosterone treatments in an effort to put the tiger back in your tank, there are a few things you should be aware of. Continue reading

#1 Prescription for Unlimited Good Health

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

February 15, 2017

  • If I could put this in a bottle, everyone would want it
  • Better than any prescription on earth
  • My #1 prescription for unlimited good health

When a new patient walks into my office, one of the first things I do is sit down with them to review which medications they currently take.

Some are taking statins and blood pressure meds to protect their hearts. Others are taking drugs to lower blood sugar and improve insulin sensitivity. Then there are the prescriptions for pain, depression, anxiety and countless other conditions.

Well, what if I told you that I have one, single prescription that works to improve every single one of these ailments?

It’s completely free. You don’t have to pay a penny for it.

It starts working immediately. And the longer you follow the prescription, the more dramatic the effects.

It works better than any drug on the market to not only preserve your health, but improve it dramatically.

Are you interested?

Continue reading

Are You Medicating Your Way to Dementia?

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

February 13, 2017

  • These brain-draining medications could send you to the hospital
  • Benadryl, Unisom, Xanax, Zyrtec and more…
  • Protect your memories by learning your anticholinergic burden

When it comes to medications, there are plenty of terms that you probably use on a regular basis.

You might tell a friend that you need an antibiotic for an infection. Perhaps you’re on a statin drug to lower cholesterol. If you’ve got allergies, chances are good that you reach for an antihistamine.

But I’ll bet the word “anticholinergic” has never made it to your vocabulary. Continue reading

Salad Dressing or Health Remedy?

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

February 10, 2017

  • Health benefits of apple cider vinegar are overstated
  • One health issue where this pungent vinegar really works
  • The best way to take your apple cider vinegar

In “Natural Remedies” issue of Advanced Natural Wellness, one of my recommendations was to take a tablespoon of vinegar to find out if your heartburn is caused by too much stomach acid, or too little. (If the pain disappears, it means you’re not producing enough hydrochloric acid.)

This is a great test. But as one of my readers pointed out, it comes with an unusual problem. You’re stuck with a full bottle of apple cider vinegar that you have no idea what to do with!

Now, if you do an internet search, you’ll see all sorts of crazy claims about vinegar. I’m here to let you know that most of them probably aren’t true. As far as I’m aware, there are no human studies showing it lowers cholesterol, cuts your risk of heart disease, protects against cancer or staves off arthritis. Continue reading

Stop! Toss These 6 Items From Your Medicine Chest

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

February 8, 2017

  • What’s hiding in your medicine cabinet?
  • Six medications that belong in the trash
  • And seven natural remedies for what ails you

I’ll bet you have a cabinet in your kitchen or bathroom that contains a cure for every ill.

That’s where you stash the pain relievers, antacids and prescription drugs that you use most often. There’s probably Nyquil or Robitussin left over from the last time you had a cold, and maybe an antihistamine for sinus problems.

You might even have a few outdated prescription drugs hiding in there… the ones you’ve saved “just in case you need them”.

We love knowing we may have a solution for literally everything right at our fingertips.

But are these over-the-counter and prescription drugs the answer to what ails you? Continue reading

Seniors: Don’t Put This In Your Coffee

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

February 3, 2017

  • Never top off your coffee, tea or fruit with this
  • Dairy robs foods and beverages of their antioxidant content
  • There’s a better kind of milk for your coffee and tea

A little milk in your coffee or tea… a cup of hot cocoa topped with whipped cream… strawberries and yogurt… blueberries and cream.

Some things just seem to go together. Or not.

While these food combinations are a treat for your taste buds, adding dairy products to these otherwise healthy foods destroys their antioxidant benefit. Continue reading

My New Years Healthy-Eating Quick Test

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

January 30, 2017

  • Does anybody REALLY know how to eat like a Mediterranean?
  • 14 ways to find out if you’re adhering to a Mediterranean style diet
  • What your score means

These days the Mediterranean way of eating is a hot topic. Everybody wants to do it. However, I find that very few people actually know how to do it properly.

Sure. You might be eating more fish and plant-based foods. Perhaps you use olive oil whenever you can and snack on nuts between meals.

This is a good start. But enjoying a Mediterranean style diet isn’t only about adding these kinds of foods to your meals. It also involves limiting your intake of others.

Continue reading

3 Foods to Banish Brain Fog

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

January 27, 2017

  • Can’t stay focused?
  • Foods that boost focus and concentration
  • 3 more foods to banish brain fog

Don’t you just hate it when you’re trying to do something and just can’t stay focused on it? Your mind wants to go everywhere except where YOU want it to go.

And then you have those weird moments where you can’t remember a name, address or phone number… even though they normally come naturally to you. They’re as familiar to you as your own face.

Well, this is something that happens to all of us on occasion. But it doesn’t necessarily mean you’re experiencing serious memory problems. Instead, you could be putting the wrong foods in your mouth.

That’s right. What you ate for breakfast, lunch or dinner – not to mention all of those between-meal snacks – could be affecting the way your brain thinks. Continue reading

2 Vitamin Deficiencies that Cause Constant Pain

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

January 25, 2017

  • Why does your body ache all of the time?
  • Boost your vitamin D levels to slash pain levels
  • Get more magnesium to soothe your aching body

When you wake up in the morning, do you have to move around for awhile to get rid of morning stiffness?

As the day wears on, do aches, pains and tender points plague you?

Do you get headaches, feel fatigued or suffer from poor sleep?

You may have been told these symptoms are “all in your head.” Well, I’m here to tell you that they probably aren’t. Continue reading