Category Archives: Brain Health

Doomsurfing Your Way to Bad Health

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

September 24, 2021

This year has been a wall-to-wall diet of bad news. We barely have time to process one event before the next one hits. And the news media is full of every negative outcome possible. They’re just itching to keep you riled up. Social media is even worse.

We started the year with political unrest while in full pandemic mode. Just when it seemed like things were starting to get back to normal, the Delta variant hit with a vengeance.

Then there are the heatwaves that have been plaguing the U.S. since June. They’re unlike anything we’ve ever seen before. According to the NOAA, July of this year was the hottest month reported since they started keeping records. That was 142 years ago. Continue reading

Why Alzheimer’s Drugs Don’t Work

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

July 26, 2021

Well Big Pharma and the FDA are up to their usual shenanigans with the new Alzheimer’s drug. It’s called aducanumab, and is being sold under the trade name of Aduhelm.

There is no way this drug should have been approved. The FDA’s own expert advisory committee unanimously rejected the drug. They even said they didn’t see any benefit in performing any additional studies on it.

But the FDA granted the approval anyway. In their own words “The FDA has determined that there is substantial evidence that Aduhelm reduces amyloid beta plaques in the brain and that the reduction in these plaques is reasonably likely to predict important benefits to patients”. Continue reading

6 Ways to Cut Your Dementia Risk, Starting Today

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

May 19, 2021

You probably already know that processed meat isn’t good for you. We’ve known for years and years that even a small amount on a regular basis is linked with a higher cancer risk, especially for the colon.

But did you know it can affect your chances of getting dementia? Over in the UK, they discovered that just 25 grams of processed meat a day is associated with a 44% increased risk of developing it. That’s somewhere around two slices of thin bacon.

So just imagine if you eat bacon, sausage or ham for breakfast each day. Add in a hot dog, submarine sandwich or pepperoni pizza on a regular basis and you could really push the limits on your brain function as you age. Continue reading

It’s Like Miracle Gro for Your Brain!

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

April 28, 2021

Does it feel like you’ve lost a few brain cells over the past 14 months or so?

I mean, life changed a lot when COVID hit. Everyone was stuck indoors. Many people in the workforce started working from home, and many still are. Parks and gyms were closed, right along with everything else. Those of us not working outside the home were told to sequester in our homes, away from friends and family.

So what happened? Continue reading

Got a Leaky Brain?

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

February 17, 2021

It doesn’t matter where… a leak is usually bad news.

A leak in your boat… a leak in a pipe… even a leak in that tupper ware with last night’s leftovers can cause a real mess.

But, what about a leak in your BRAIN?  Surely that must be the worst disaster of all. Continue reading

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