Category Archives: Detoxification

3 Common Drugs Wrecking Your Gut

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

May 4, 2018

  • Antibiotics aren’t the only meds wrecking your health
  • 3 drugs that destroy your gut microbiome
  • Quickly replenish the healthy microflora in your digestive tract

If you’re like most people, you take the health of your gut for granted. The last thing on your mind is how the foods you eat or the medications you take might affect your digestive tract.

But as strange as it might seem, your gut should be a major focus in your life.

You see, a healthy gut microbiome is your first line of defense against infection, disease and illness.

When the beneficial bugs in your digestive system flourish, good things happen. They aid in weight loss, boost your mood and help your body absorb nutrients from the foods you eat. When they are in short supply, just the opposite happens.

This makes antibiotics one of your worst enemies. These drugs not only kill harmful bacteria… they also wipe out strains of beneficial bacteria that are absolutely necessary for good health.

But antibiotics aren’t the only medications that are disturbing your gut microbiome. Continue reading

How to Slash Your Toxic Load

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

April 27, 2018

  • Another reason eating out is bad for your health
  • The many ways you are exposed to phthalates
  • Here’s how to slash your toxic load

If you’re trying to eat a healthy diet, dining out can be pretty tricky… especially if you eat out more often than you eat at home.

Healthy sounding soups, salads and flatbreads are often extremely high in sodium. Many of the foods are laden with inflammatory omega-6 fatty acids and unhealthy additives. Plus, a lot of menu choices contain a lot more calories than you would expect.

Now there is another threat to take into consideration when dining out. Continue reading

Warning: Is This Hiding In Your Drinking Water?

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

April 16, 2018

  • Hidden dangers of BPA-free plastic
  • Are you drinking plastic particles?
  • Start protecting yourself now

Today products sold in plastic bottles and other plastics are all racing to claim they are free of bisphenol-A, or BPA-free.

This is because BPA is a known hormone-disrupter.  It contributes to estrogen dominance in men, breast cancer in women, reproductive disorders in both sexes and a whole host of other problems that are only now being explored in depth.

But did you know that even BPA-free plastics contribute to estrogen activity? Continue reading

The Deadly Truth about PPI’s

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

April 11, 2018

  • Is it safe to take antacids?
  • The deadly truth about PPIs
  • Let’s get to the root of the problem

If you suffer from heartburn, acid reflux or other digestion complaints, it is incredibly easy to take an antacid drug in the hopes of gaining some relief. But if you start relying on these medications to consistently ease your symptoms, you could be making one of the biggest mistakes of your life.

In recent years, the safety of these meds – both over-the-counter and by prescription – has been called into question. And I’ve seen enough overwhelmingly negative evidence against these heartburn drugs that I consistently advise my patients to stay away from them at all costs. Continue reading

3 Ancient Spices to Improve Your Health

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

March 23, 2018

  • The “spice of life” for all that ails you
  • Ginger for gastrointestinal distress, migraines and cancer
  • Cinnamon for your blood sugar, heart and memory

What’s inside your medicine cabinet? Is it loaded with antacids, pain relievers and prescription drugs?

Well, what if you could toss most of that stuff and rely almost exclusively on your spice rack to cure what ails you?

It might sound old-fashioned. But back in the day, herbs and spices were our medicine.

In fact, many of today’s most common medications are based on synthetic versions of medicinal compounds that are already found in nature.

And I’ll be honest. I’d much rather cure myself with natural compounds than ones that are manmade. Continue reading

Not Just Alcohol Harms Your Liver

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

March 16, 2018

  • If you eat these foods every day, you could have fatty liver
  • NAFLD: The fastest growing reason for liver transplants
  • The perfect diet to slash liver fat

Everybody knows that excess alcohol consumption can lead to fatty liver disease. But I’ll bet you’ll be surprised to find out that one of the food groups you eat every day also contributes to fatty liver.

It’s not fatty foods. And it’s not protein. It’s all of the refined and high glycemic carbohydrates that are so common in today’s modern diet. Continue reading

#1 Natural Health Trend You MUST Avoid!

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

February 14, 2018

  • Is “raw” water worth the price?
  • Contaminated water kills, no matter what the source
  • A safe and inexpensive way to get all the health-giving water you need

Raw carrots, apples, tomatoes and other uncooked plant-based foods are wonderful for your body. They’re loaded with fiber, antioxidants and digestive enzymes that support your health and digestive system.

But should you drink “raw” water?

This concept may sound like a joke. After all, unless you boil water for your coffee or tea, water doesn’t get cooked, does it? So how can it be “raw”?

If you’re not familiar with the term, this type of water is the latest natural health trend in some groups. People are paying upwards of $15 a gallon for it. This might seem silly when you consider that it’s nothing more than natural spring water. Continue reading

Ancient Herb Boosts Mood and Memory

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

February 7, 2018

  • Does a poor mood and bad memory have you off your game?
  • Discover the ancient medicinal herb that boosts memory and brain function
  • Shake off the stress and anxiety of every day life

Among all of the health concerns I hear among my patients, there are several non-specific complaints that appear to crop up more frequently than others. They may sound familiar to you…

  • “My memory isn’t what it used to be.”
  • “I’m not as happy and energetic as I was just a few years ago.”
  • “I feel old, tired and cranky.”

You might think that these changes in mental status are just something you have to live with. But there is nothing further from the truth. Continue reading

Mouthwash Tied to Higher Blood Pressure

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

December 25, 2017

What kind of mouthwash do you use?

There are so many choices these days and the claims are hard to know which one to choose. All of them promise to give you sweet-smelling breath. Some state that they’ll strengthen enamel. Others guarantee to whiten your teeth or pledge to kill germs that cause gum disease.

Your mouth is teeming with bacteria, so this may sound like a good thing. Swish around a little mouthwash to kill all of those wicked microbes and you’ll have a cleaner, healthier and fresher-smelling mouth, right? Continue reading

Men: Eat These Foods to Smell Sexier

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

October 23, 2017

  • Why does your sweat stink?
  • Women like the smell of men who eat these foods
  • Certain health conditions may contribute to body odor

Down here in South Florida, it’s hard not to sweat. Patients come into my office with large patches of moisture at the underarms of their shirts, on their backs and ringing around their collars. And sometimes it smells pretty lousy.

The thing that most people don’t realize is that sweat doesn’t come out of the body smelling bad. It’s actually the interaction of the sweat with skin bacteria that produces the odor. Let me explain… Continue reading