Category Archives: Brain Health

8 Ways to Slash Your Dementia Risk

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

July 27, 2020

If you have a family history of Alzheimer’s or dementia, you probably feel like you have a giant target on your back.

In fact, these diseases are a top concern for many of my aging patients.

But just because you’re at a higher genetic risk doesn’t mean you’re doomed to suffer. Continue reading

Is a “Dopamine Fast” the Answer to Your Blues?

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

July 6, 2020

I hear a lot of wacky things in my practice. And I pride myself on keeping a straight face no matter what.

But the other day, I almost lost my composure…

You see, one of my patients told me she wasn’t feeling very happy with life.  She complained of not feeling focused and motivated lately.

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Simple Trick Makes Your Veggies Healthier

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

March 11, 2020

Let me tell you about my nightly dinners…

Walking into my home, you’ll hear some upbeat music from an artist like Caro Emerald drifting from my stereo system.

Then, you’ll enter my kitchen. It’s a cheerful place with warm colors and everything neatly organized. Continue reading

Super Nuts for Heart, Brain and Waistline

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

January 3, 2020

“Sometimes you feel like a nut… sometimes you don’t!”

This jingle immediately comes to my mind when I think about nuts. But in all seriousness, I do love nuts.

My days here at the clinic can be pretty hectic. And like many people, I don’t always have enough time to sit down and eat a meal at lunch.

On days when that happens, you’ll often find me munching on a handful of almonds, walnuts, or cashews. Continue reading

Is Your Brain Entering the ‘Perfect Storm?’

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

December 2, 2019

As a man over the typical age of retirement, I feel really lucky to still have my brain. It’s clicking along at full speed.

This sharpness of mind allows me to continue my work – traveling to conferences across the world. I’m helping to teach the next generation of doctors.

“Retirement” isn’t part of my vocabulary…

But 5 million people in the US suffering from Alzheimer’s aren’t so lucky. And when you look at the whole planet, numbers are expected to rise to 63 million people with dementia by the year 2030. Continue reading

You’re Never Too Young to Have a Stroke

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

November 29, 2019

“This is the worst headache I’ve ever had in my entire life. I just want to die.”

I have a dear friend who called me one night with a really bad headache. When she got on the phone, she said those magic words we were taught 40 years ago.

Her husband was going to have her lay down with a cold rag.

“Nope,” I said. “Call an ambulance. I’m calling the hospital so they can warm up their CAT scan machine.” Continue reading

Foods that take 5 Years off Your Brain’s Age

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

August 9, 2019

There’s a good reason why levels of dementia are on the rise in the United States. And it has a lot to do with our “SAD” American diet (a.k.a. Standard American Diet.)

So, if you want to live a long life free from dementia, the best thing you can do is feed your brain the right types of food.

There’s an expression, “You are what you eat.” It’s especially true when it comes to your brain health. Continue reading

Super Juice for Your Heart, Brain and Joints

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

August 7, 2019

I had an 87-year-old patient who once gave me his recipe for a drink he called “Blood.”

Now, before you get too grossed out, let me explain…

Yes, his bright red juice looked a lot like blood. But this name was appropriate for another reason. Continue reading

Odd Way to Treat Anxiety…and it Works!

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

June 17, 2019

A day doesn’t go by that I don’t see patients worrying themselves sick.

They are concerned about their health… their finances… their safety. Add in family-related issues, work problems, traffic, some mishap with an insurance bill and did I mention traffic?  It seems like so many of them are waiting for the other shoe to drop…for that third thing to happen to finish up their week.

We all have our emergency biochemical systems in place to deal with life’s stressors on a short-term basis. Yet today more people than ever are experiencing anxiety disorders. A poll conducted by the American Psychiatric Association last year found that almost 40% of Americans felt more anxious than the previous year. And the most recent reliable count is that anxiety affects about 40 million adults here in the U.S each year; 30% of children and adolescents will meet criteria for an anxiety disorder, yet 80% never get help.

There are a lot of theories going around. A number of experts blame social media and “the fear of missing out”. Others claim it’s instant access to all of the bad news, shocking visuals and doomsday scenarios that plague the internet. Add on an increasingly nutrient and sleep deprived population. Continue reading