Category Archives: Detoxification

Is Your Brain Due for an Oil Change?

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

July 21, 2017

  • Why you should never eat vegetable oil again
  • The best oil for your heart and brain
  • Add this for even greater health results

Back during the saturated fat scare, there was a big push for people to start using more vegetable oil. It was touted as heart-friendly and good for your health.

Well, these days we know better. It turns out that vegetable, canola, safflower and other oils all promote inflammation.

First off, the processes involved in making them oxidize the fats in the oil. This means they’re inflammatory right from the start…right from the start. Continue reading

Warning! Health Risk on the Rise

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

June 28, 2017

  • Why everyone should know their uric acid levels
  • Hyperuricemia and your 5-year health outlook
  • Shut down gout, kidney disease and heart problems

You probably know your cholesterol and triglyceride levels by heart. It’s just as likely you can recite your blood sugar and blood pressure numbers when asked.

But do you have any idea what your uric acid level is?

Probably not.

In fact, there’s a good chance you don’t even know what uric acid is. That’s unfortunate, because it can play a dramatic role in your health. Continue reading

Chronic Fatigue? Take a Look at Your Gut

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

May 22, 2017

  • Chronic fatigue syndrome is severely undiagnosed
  • Is an unhealthy gut at the root of this health condition?
  • 3 tips to rebuild a healthy gut microbiota

For years, many health professionals didn’t recognize chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) as a true health condition. And while most have come around to the idea that it’s not “all in your head”, it’s still severely under diagnosed.

As a matter of fact, it’s estimated that only about two out of every 10 people with CFS actually get a correct diagnoses.

As the name implies, fatigue is a big part of CFS. Physical or mental activity can send you into a bout of exhaustion that can last for a full day, sometimes even longer. But chronic weariness isn’t the only symptom. Continue reading

4 Nutrients to Unclog Your Fatty Liver

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

March 31, 2017

  • This silent disease is a top cause of liver transplants
  • Is it time to put your liver on a diet?
  • 4 nutrients to unclog your fatty liver

When I first started practicing medicine, I didn’t see a lot of liver disease. When I did run across a case, it usually involved someone who was a heavy drinker. There really weren’t a lot of surprises.

Over the years, that has changed a lot. More and more non-drinkers are developing liver disease. In fact, non-alcoholic fatty liver (NAFLD) is responsible for about three-quarters of liver disease diagnosed here in the U.S.

Even worse, over the past 10 years, liver transplants associated with NAFLD have increased by a whopping 170%. This makes it the second most common type of liver disease that’s putting people on waiting lists for transplants.

The explosive growth of this deadly disease is a horrible tragedy. And it comes with some very scary facts: Continue reading

4 Ways to Avoid Fat-Producing Chemicals

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

January 18, 2017

  • Are these chemicals making it hard to lose weight?
  • 4 ways to limit your exposure to obesogens
  • Flush fat-promoting toxins from your body

If one of your goals this year is to lose weight, I have some news for you.

Each day you come in contact with a number of compounds that make your fat cells grow bigger. They’re called obesogens. And if you find it hard to drop pounds, these fat-promoting chemicals may be the reason.

Now, these chemicals are all around you. Continue reading

Colonoscopy Every 5 Years? Think Again!

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

December 2, 2016

  • Can a stool test replace your next colonoscopy?
  • At home DNA test screens for colon cancer
  • Which type of testing is best for you?

If you shudder at the thought of getting your next colonoscopy, you’ll be glad to know that it may not be necessary.

That’s right. There’s a chance that you don’t have to grit your teeth every five or 10 years at the thought of starving yourself while gulping down huge quantities of liquid laxative to clear out your bowels.

Now, I’ve long been an advocate of colonoscopies. Since the early ‘90s, they’ve been the gold standard when it comes to early detection of colon cancer. This type of cancer is very slow growing. So the earlier it’s detected, the more treatable it is. As a result, colonoscopies make a great deal of sense. Continue reading

Bowel Problems? The African Solution

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

October 24, 2016

  • Are your bowels locked up?
  • Your toilet may be clogging up your colon
  • Why squatting is better than sitting

Do you have to push and strain to force out a bowel movement? Is your reward for all of that hard work a few small, hard pellets that hurt like heck on their way out?

It shouldn’t be this hard to move your bowels. Yet, problems like these plague a whopping 42 million of us here in the U.S.

If you’re one of them, you should know that all of that straining is bad for you. It places you at risk for a heart attack or stroke. It can even lead to brain bleeds or a tear in your aorta, the major artery that carries blood out of your heart. Continue reading

Toxic Fat Cells

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

August 17, 2016

  • Are your fat cells toxic?
  • This could be why you aren’t losing weight
  • Here’s how to get rid of toxic fat

Obesity and diabetes are huge problems days. A lot of folks are calling this the “diabesity epidemic”. I see enough of this combination in my practice to agree with the moniker. These two problems generally go hand-in-hand.

If you have one of these issues – or if you have both – you probably work hard to get regular exercise and eat healthy foods. And it can be very disheartening if you aren’t getting the results you’re looking for.

So you’ll be glad to learn that today I may be able to provide just the help you need to break through any barriers you’re facing. Continue reading

2 Healing Juices You Should Drink Every Day

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

August 15, 2016

  • 2 healing juices you should drink every day
  • The power of pomegranate
  • Fortify your health with cherry juice

One of the things I like about certain juices is that the nutrients are highly concentrated and easy to absorb. But that doesn’t mean all juices have a positive impact on your health. In fact, many store-bought juices aren’t any better than drinking a soda. Just read the label to see how many grams of sugar  have been added…one teaspoonful = 3 grams; so that favorite juice with 28 grams of sugar has more than 9 teaspoons full of sugar!

However, there are two juices that are real stand-outs when it comes to boosting your health. They do everything from protecting your heart to slashing your risk of cancer and crushing joint pain.

It’s hard to say that one is better than the other, because they both have a great deal of power behind them. On the other hand, there’s no reason you can’t enjoy each of them on a regular basis.

Let’s take a look at what these juices can do for you… Continue reading

The Safest Water on Earth

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

July 29, 2016

  • Why nobody drinks tap water anymore
  • The truth about bottled water
  • Discover the healthiest water on earth

Do you remember when water used to be free?

It came straight out of the tap in every home in America. And if somebody ever said they could bottle it up and sell it for a buck or two or $10 a bottle, they would have been laughed out of the room.

Well, you already know that the water running out of your faucets is not quite free if you get a water bill every month. But if you’re like most folks, you don’t drink that kind anymore, anyway. After all, it’s been fluoridated, chlorinated and treated with all sorts of chemicals. Some places have occasional toxic sludge accidents. Who knows what’s really in it?

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