Category Archives: Diabetes

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

HIIT, High intensity interval training, helps diabetes, insulin

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

Break the Fat Cell Storage Cycle

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

September 06, 2013

  • Insulin may be at the root of those extra pounds
  • This vicious cycle locks up your fat cells
  • The #1 food to control insulin and decrease body fat

This is the second of a 4-part series on hormones. This series will give you a deep understanding of hormones and how they affect belly fat.

In the last issue, we talked about how your hunger hormones, leptin and ghrelin, can lead to increased belly fat and weight gain. Continue reading

Sugar swings may be robbing your brain power

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

July 31, 2013

  • Is diabetes really “just a sugar disease?”
  • This is your brain on diabetes
  • The one-two punch to reverse this vicious cycle

Type 2 diabetes is a problem that really worries me. Almost 26 million people in the U.S. have this disease. Another 79 million people are pre-diabetic. That’s more than one out of every three people! Continue reading