Category Archives: General Health

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

4 Natural Ways to Relieve Anxiety

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

September 26, 2018

  • Why dangerously addictive drugs aren’t your best defense against anxiety
  • The neurotransmitter that changes the way you interpret fear
  • 4 completely natural (and effective!) ways to relieve anxiety

Constant anxiety can be overwhelming. It’s one of those emotions that can grab hold of you, then never seem to let go.

And there are so many things that can cause it!

Money woes, problems at work, health concerns, the death of a loved one and other troubling personal events top the list. But it doesn’t stop there. Headlines are riddled with news of natural disasters, shootings and other events that often lead to mass casualties.

These “life events” can leave you in a constant state of anxiety and fear. You might even think about asking your doctor for an anti-anxiety drug like Xanax.

Before you do that, consider this: Continue reading

How to Curb Your Salt Cravings with This Spice

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

July 27, 2018

  • Salt is only your enemy if you eat too much of it
  • A spicy way to remove excess sodium from your diet
  • Chili peppers, hot sauce and red pepper flakes curb salt cravings

Salt intake is quite a dilemma these days. On one hand, your body needs sodium to transmit nerve impulses, help your muscles function and maintain fluid balance.

But when you get too much of it, it accumulates in the bloodstream where it attracts water. When this happens it increases blood pressure, which can damage your blood vessels and increase the workload on your heart.

And the truth is, most folks are getting a lot more sodium than they need these days – sometimes without even realizing it. Continue reading

5 Nuts to Improve Your Health

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

May 30, 2018

  • Why aren’t you eating more nuts?
  • 5 nuts for better health
  • The one nut you should never eat

It doesn’t seem very long ago that nuts were getting a bad rap for their high fat and calorie content. A lot of people avoided them, especially those who wanted to lose weight.

Well, that was a mistake.

Not only do nuts NOT lead to weight gain, they may help you lose weight. Plus, they come with so many health benefits that they are actually a very important food group.

Tree nuts, in particular, are a great source of protein of protein and healthy fats. They’re loaded with vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and other compounds that fuel your body and protect against disease.

Still less than 40% of Americans eat nuts on a regular basis. Instead, you should be eating them every day. Continue reading

Varicose Veins May Warn of this Deadly Problem

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

March 26, 2018

  • Varicose veins may throw off deadly blood clots
  • What causes those twisted and bulging veins in the first place?
  • Slash your risk with these simple tips

If you have varicose veins, you know how unattractive they can make you feel. These dark, twisted and bulging veins aren’t a pretty sight.

Of course, the cosmetics industry sees this as a beauty issue. They are constantly peddling a new cream, ointment or mud pack that promises to erase those unsightly veins forever.

Well, varicose veins are not a cosmetic concern. They are a health issue. No beauty treatment in the world is going to get rid of those gnarled veins, let alone treat the underlying cause of them.

And one of the biggest risks associated with treating them as nothing more than an unsightly aberration is this: Continue reading

2 Ways to Revive Your Scrawny Muscles

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

August 30, 2017

  • Are weak muscles keeping you from activities you used to enjoy?
  • The best anecdote for muscle weakness
  • An easy way to power up your strength and stamina

I can’t even tell you how many people coming through my office doors express one single wish… “Doc, I just wish I could still do all of the things I used to do.”

You know exactly what I’m talking about.

Maybe summertime picnics used to be filled with your participation in volleyball, soccer and touch-football games. Now you’re feeling weak and out-of-shape… so you just sit at the sidelines and watch the younger adults play.

And perhaps those household chores aren’t so easy anymore. These days, you have a hard time hauling an old couch out the front door, let alone spending an entire day trimming trees and hauling the branches out to the curb for pickup.

It’s all so exhausting!

But it doesn’t have to be that way. You can revive your weak and tired muscles to regain the strength and energy you had in your younger days. Continue reading

Cool Foods for Your Summer Heartburn

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

June 26, 2017

  • Some hot weather foods could trigger heartburn
  • Delicious summer foods that won’t fight back
  • Keep your cool with these fresh, icy beverages

I love a great summer cookout just as much as anyone else. But I have to admit. The foods don’t always agree with my digestive system.

Like anyone else, eating too much red meat and spicy dips can come back later to haunt me in the form of heartburn. Citrus salads, lemonade and iced tea only add to the problem.

Thankfully, there are ways to get around these digestive disturbances. And today I’m going to share a few of these tricks with you. Continue reading

#1 Kidney Destroying Heartburn Drug

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

March 20, 2017

  • Are antacids destroying your health?
  • Why you may need more stomach acid, not less
  • Diagnosing the source of your digestive issues

When people come to me with chronic indigestion, the first thing I ask is what they’re currently doing to relieve their symptoms.

If I learn they’re taking a class of antacids called proton-pump inhibitors, or PPIs, I immediately advise to begin weaning off of them. It’s important to come down slowly since the longer you’re dosing with them the more proton pumps the body is making and the larger the rebound acid effect will be if you just go off cold turkey.

The reason is simple. This class of drugs comes with serious health dangers that their manufacturers would much rather you didn’t know about. Continue reading

4 Must-Have Nutrients to Save Your Hearing

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

January 13, 2017

  • Hearing loss affects people of all ages
  • When it comes to your hearing, nutrition is everything
  • What about that ringing in your ears?

You might think you’re too young to be concerned about hearing loss. But that’s just wishful thinking. Hearing loss can start at any age.

In fact, here in the U.S., almost 28 million people between the ages of 20 and 69 have some form of hearing loss. And men in these age ranges are twice more likely than women to develop hearing problems.

There are many things other than age that contribute to hearing loss. Exposure to loud noises, of course, is a big one. If you’re diabetic or anemic you’re also at greater risk. Smoking and alcohol use contribute to hearing loss, too.

Then, there are the medications you take. Continue reading

3 Ways to Grow Younger in 2017

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

December 28, 2016

  • Start aging backwards in 2017
  • Turn on your anti-aging factors
  • Feed your body well, but don’t feed it all the time

This weekend we’ll be ringing in another New Year. And I can’t think of a better way to approach 2017 than to make it the year you decide to start holding back the hands of time.

That’s right. It’s time to slow down the aging process and start aging the healthiest way you can.

You see, there are two kinds of aging. Your chronological age is how old you are in terms of years. Your biological age is how old you are in terms of health, fitness and looks. Continue reading