Category Archives: Diabetes

Two Ways to Cure Diabetes

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

December 14, 2018

Once someone is diagnosed with type 2 diabetes, they often believe it’s a life-long condition that has to be “managed”.  But there is nothing farther from the truth.

Diabetes is completely reversible. I’ve seen over and over again in my own patients. And there is plenty of evidence to back me up on this.

In particular, there is a chain of diabetes studies I’ve been following for several years now. It’s a trio of scientific articles that absolutely prove diabetic patients can put their diabetes into remission and toss their anti-diabetic medications in a matter of weeks– with long-lasting results.Isn’t this what every diabetic dreams of?

One thing we know for sure is this. Diabetes medications don’t cure or reverse diabetes. All they do is lower high blood sugar, which is only a sign of the disease.  And in my experience, these meds can actually make diabetes worse. Continue reading

Is Perfect Blood Sugar Possible?

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

November 5, 2018

D.J. was in a tizzy when she came into my office. She’s a seasonal resident (snow bird) who just arrived in South Florida for the winter. And only a couple weeks ago she was diagnosed as pre-diabetic by her physician up in Wisconsin.

After talking with her, he wrote out a prescription for Metformin. (That’s the only medication recommended by the American Diabetes Association to delay the onset of diabetes.)

He also explained that if she progressed to type 2 diabetes she would be at greater risk of a cardiovascular event. So he wanted her to start taking a low-dose statin, too.

At the time she thought it all sounded extremely reasonable.

But the drugs are making her dizzy and giving her diarrhea. They also make her “feel funny” – but not in a good way.

“Could you give me something else?” she asked.

That was the wrong question. Continue reading

Why I Never Use Artificial Sweeteners

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

October 10, 2018

  • Sugar free isn’t always your healthiest choice
  • Why you should never use artificial sweeteners
  • The best sugar substitute on earth

There are plenty of places to lay blame for today’s epidemic of obesity and diabetes. And most of them boil down to lifestyle choices.

However, there is one thing that I believe is greatly adding fuel to the problem. It’s a common decision that millions of people make every day in the name of good health.

It’s the conscious choice to opt for artificially sweetened foods and beverages.

Let me explain… Continue reading

Diabetes Amputation Warning

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  • Diabetes drug doubles rates of amputation
  • Why diabetes isn’t necessarily a sugar problem
  • Your first line of defense against this deadly disease

As a physician, my first line of treatment for all of my patients is to “do no harm”. Like all medical doctors, I took the Hippocratic Oath. And I take it very seriously.

But I have a problem with today’s version of medicine. These days, we doctors are urged to provide treatment in the form of manmade drugs. And in so many cases, these prescription meds are riddled with horrible side effects.

In a recent article on Advanced Natural Wellness, I shared my concerns about the nearly fraudulent practice of prescribing of statin drugs. Today, I want to warn you about one of the most popular diabetes drugs on the market. Continue reading

What Your Feet say about Your Health

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

December 5, 2016

  • What causes your hands and feet fall asleep?
  • Why you shouldn’t ignore tingling or numbness in your extremities
  • 4 tests that could reveal serious health problems

It happens to everyone. You sit too long in one position and a leg falls asleep. Lean on your elbow for a while and your lower arm and hand go numb. As the feeling starts to return, you feel like someone is pricking you with a couple of hundred tiny needles.

It’s uncomfortable for a few minutes, then it disappears altogether.

But what does it mean when it doesn’t go away, if it’s a frequent occurrence… or if those weird sensations are there all of the time? Continue reading

Stop Diabetes before it Starts

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

February 24, 2016

  • Your best defense against diabetes
  • Takes only 15 minutes a day
  • Here’s how to get started

What are you doing to gain control of your diabetes symptoms… or slash your risk getting it in the first place?

This is a big question, because about 115 million people here in the U.S. are diabetic or pre-diabetic. But a lot of them – and you may be among this group – don’t even know they have blood sugar and insulin problems. Continue reading

Two Recommendations to Save Your Brain

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

August 21, 2015

  • This is your brain on diabetes
  • Why poor blood flow and high blood sugar don’t mix
  • Two recommendations to save your brain

You probably know several people who have type 2 diabetes. You might even have it yourself. That’s because about one out of every three adults here in the U.S. is a full-fledged diabetic. Continue reading

Why You Should Love Your Liver

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

October 20, 2014

  • The enemy lurking in your liver
  • What is it that makes your liver fat?
  • Love your liver with these tips

It doesn’t seem that long ago that the only people who had to worry about their liver health were alcoholics. These days, that’s no longer the case. Continue reading

The Answer Behind My 13% Rule

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

September 12, 2014

  • Why you should limit meat to 13% of your diet
  • Charring and grilling poses serious health risks
  • This is your gut on an animal-based diet

In a recent issue of Advanced Natural Wellness, I talked about the dangers of eating processed meats. Continue reading

This Is Your Vision on Sugar

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

August 29, 2014

  • What your doctor forgot to tell you about diabetes
  • This is what sugar does to your vision
  • Best ways to protect your sight and independence

My diabetic patients are a real concern to me. That’s because diabetes places everyone at a higher risk of heart disease, nerve damage, kidney problems and even Alzheimer’s. But there’s another health threat many of them find surprising. Continue reading