Category Archives: Breathe Better

Could Allergies be Affecting Your Mood?

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

May 14, 2018

  • Is depression an allergic reaction?
  • Why do you have seasonal allergies in the first place?
  • My 3-pronged treatment to overcome allergies and depression

Spring allergy season is still in full bloom in some areas of the U.S., leaving some folks sneezing, sniffling and feeling miserable. However, seasonal allergies aren’t restricted to springtime. They can also occur in summer and early fall. And some people suffer from hay fever year round.

Regardless of which category you fall in, those allergy symptoms may come with an unwanted side effect… Continue reading

3 Ways to Breathe Better

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

January 15, 2018

  • Respiratory disease is the third leading killer in the U.S.
  • Can eating apples boost your lung function?
  • Breathe your way to stronger lungs

Unless you have breathing problems, you probably take your lungs for granted. Breathe in, breathe out. Repeat as necessary. No problem.

This makes it easy to forget about the fact that your lungs are constantly interacting with the environment around you. Every minute of the day you are breathing in car exhaust, smoke dust, mold, cleaning chemicals, pesticides and other environmental pollutants that are harmful to your lung health.

This means that your lungs require the same care and attention that you give to your heart health, brain function and other parts of your body. Otherwise you could find yourself huffing and wheezing through your later years.

Considering the fact that chronic lower respiratory disease is the third leading cause of death in the U.S. after heart disease and cancer, this is something you should take to heart… especially considering that chronic respiratory diseases are not curable. Continue reading

Breathe Your Way to Reduced Blood Pressure

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

September 6, 2017

  • Most people don’t know how to breathe properly
  • Amazing things can happen when you take a deep breath
  • Boost your lung power for a longer and healthier life

Unless you have a lung condition, you probably take breathing for granted. You don’t think about it. It just happens. Breathe in, breathe out. Inhale, exhale. Repeat as necessary.

But did you know that your lungs mature by the time you’re in you early to mid 20’s? Then, by the time you hit the age of 35, their function starts to deteriorate. Over time, you may even find that breathing becomes more difficult. Continue reading

Snoring: Not Just a Harmless Annoyance

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

July 14, 2017

  • If you snore, you could have sleep apnea
  • How is sleep apnea diagnosed?
  • What to do if you can’t adapt to CPAP

I can’t count the number of patients over the years that have come into my office feeling worn out and tired… then immediately blamed their exhaustion on a snoring spouse.

I feel for them. I really do. It’s hard to get a good night’s sleep if the person next to you is snorting and snuffling all night long.

But my stronger concern is for the snoring spouse.

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Yuck! What’s Hiding in Your Pillow?

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

May 19, 2017

  • Can you believe you’re laying your head on THIS every night?
  • You’ll never look at your pillow the same again
  • Your best protection against allergy-causing dust mites in the bedroom

Do you seem to suffer from year-round allergies? Are your mornings spent clearing out clogged nasal passages? Do you tend to feel congested and headachy for the first part of your day?

If so, your pillow could be to blame.

You see, every night while you’re sleeping you deposit dead skin and hair into your pillow. That’s pretty disgusting.

Even more disturbing is the number critters that come to feast on all of that dead skin. Continue reading

Get an Instant Blast of Life

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

June 12, 2015

  • Why “just” breathing isn’t good enough
  • Need more oxygen?
  • Get an instant blast of life

Unless you have asthma, bronchitis or COPD, you probably don’t think much about oxygen. You inhale, and then you exhale…oxygen in, carbon dioxide out. Continue reading

The Cure for Spring Sinus Hell

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

May 02, 2012

  • The downside of an early spring and mild winter
  • Remedies that help you avoid antibiotics
  • Before you reach for over-the-counter drugs, try these

If you’re in a state of continual stuffy-head-and-drippy-nose-itis, you’re not alone. While an early spring and mild winter seemed like a blessing at first… it’s turning out to be a curse for many. Continue reading

Gasping For Breath

By David Blyweiss, M.D.

The other day, my office got a frantic call from Jane. The night before she had suffered a frightening bout of breathlessness. You see, Jane had been a pack-a-day smoker for much of her life. And, although she quit more than 10 years ago, she was left with a devastating case of COPD. Continue reading

Asthma Triggers

Catch Your Breath
By Bonnie Jenkins, Advanced Natural Wellness

Ah, those lazy days of summer! They can be a real treat, unless you have asthma. Higher humidity combined with hotter temperatures can trigger an attack. So can the increased pollution and smog hot weather brings. And if you have asthma, or know someone who does, you know that these summertime conditions can leave you literally breathless. Continue reading