Category Archives: Detoxification

Stop This Daily Habit That’s Shortening Your Life

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

September 22, 2017

  • The toxic chemicals hiding in your grooming products
  • How you’re accidentally robbing your body of energy
  • 3 ways to power-up your energy cells

Environmental toxins… they’re in the air around you and the foods you eat. You might even think these are the only major sources of chemical exposure. But there is a third way these toxic chemicals enter your body that’s often overlooked: Your skin.

You may not realize it, but your skin is your body’s largest organ. It’s your first line of defense against pollutants, disease and illness. However, it’s also very porous. This means everything it comes in contact with is absorbed into the bloodstream.

With that in mind, take a minute to think about all of the products you intentionally put on your body every single day.

Body wash, lotion, shampoo, conditioner, powder, hair gel, deodorant, colognes and perfumes…

It’s a very long list, isn’t it? Continue reading

Clearing up the Confusion about Activated Charcoal

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

September 13, 2017

  • Is activated charcoal all it’s cracked up to be?
  • Why activated doesn’t work as a detoxifier
  • How to turn on your body’s internal detox system

Health crazes come and go. Some of them are good ideas. Others, not so much.

For example, this year activated charcoal is all the rage. Look it up online and you’ll find it touted as a weight loss aid, energy booster, hangover cure, tooth whitener and detoxifier.

It sounds great. And if I didn’t know better, even I would want to hop onto this bandwagon. But you can’t always believe what you read. This is especially true of internet myths that spread faster than lightening – and never go away. Continue reading

Don’t Drink Tap Water Until You Read This

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

August 25, 2017

  • You never really know what’s in your tap water
  • Is there cancer in your drinking water?
  • Find out if your water supply is contaminated

One thing we all take for granted is the water that comes out of our tap. But ask the folks in Flint, MI, and they’ll tell you it’s not a good idea to believe it when officials tell you your water is safe.

You see, back in 2014 the city turned to the Flint River as a main source of water. This decision exposed residents to all sorts of unhealthy pollutants every time they enjoyed a glass of water from their faucet, took a shower, or enjoyed a relaxing soak in the tub. Continue reading

Safe Alternatives to Dangerous Colonoscopies

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

July 31, 2017

  • Why everyone should be screened for colon cancer
  • How dangerous are colonoscopies?
  • DNA: The next best thing in colon cancer screening

Colon cancer is one of the most preventable and treatable forms of cancer… if it’s detected early enough. But if it’s not caught in the early stages, it can be one of the most deadly.

This can be a big problem if you’re terrified at the idea of having a colonoscopy. And believe me. I’ve had more than my share of patients who are scared out of their wits by the idea of having one. I can’t say I blame them.

These procedures can be dangerous. In fact, serious complications – such as perforation or excessive bleeding – can occur in five out of every 1,000 colonoscopies performed. This means your odds of injury may actually be larger than your chances of getting colon cancer in the first place.

And I have to admit. These days colonoscopies may not be quite the “be-all and end-all” in cancer screening that they used to be. Continue reading

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