Category Archives: General Health

A Lesson about Pooping from the African Congo

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

December 4, 2019

Now, I’m not too shy about bathroom talk. So, you’ve been fairly warned.

I bring this up because many people don’t realize that toilets may be causing your bathroom problems. By their very design, they prevent us from having a full natural bowel movement.

You see, toilets elevate us off the ground into an unnatural sitting position. This can cause issues like constipation and diverticulosis.

In fact, chronic constipation affects between 2-27% of the entire population on a regular basis. And hundreds of millions of dollars spent on laxatives each year. Continue reading

You’re Never Too Young to Have a Stroke

facial drooping caused from stroke, symptoms of a stroke, how to prevent getting a stroke

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

November 29, 2019

“This is the worst headache I’ve ever had in my entire life. I just want to die.”

I have a dear friend who called me one night with a really bad headache. When she got on the phone, she said those magic words we were taught 40 years ago.

Her husband was going to have her lay down with a cold rag.

“Nope,” I said. “Call an ambulance. I’m calling the hospital so they can warm up their CAT scan machine.” Continue reading

Discover the Power of Functional Medicine

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

November 25, 2019

My new patients are often surprised when I don’t approach their health concerns in the way they expect.

For instance, I once had a 50 year old woman visit my office with awful joint pain. She was morbidly obese with pain in her fingers, knuckles, wrists, shoulders, knees, and hips.

A bone scan ordered by her conventional rheumatologist showed systemic inflammatory illness in her joints.

The lady was miserable. Continue reading

Supercharged Food Combinations

colorful food, nutrition, superfoods, food combinations

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

November 15, 2019

I have a lot of fun cooking at home.

Usually, I play some upbeat music from an artist like Caro Emerald. (She’s great…look her up.) Then I slide on my cutting gloves and make neat little bowls filled with each of my ingredients… just like Jamie Oliver and his five ingredient meals..

The cutting gloves are great because you only need to add a slice of finger once on a mandolin to learn your lesson.

Once done chopping, I can just toss my perfectly portioned ingredients into a cooking pot and let the magic begin. Continue reading

The One Deficiency You Should Never Ignore

magnesium deficiency, effects of lack of magnesium, minerals to avoid being deficient in, how to improve nerve and muscle function

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

November 13, 2019

Have you ever had an eye twitch that just wouldn’t go away? Some of my patients have this symptom all the time and never think to question why.

It could be a sign you are low on a very important nutrient. One so important — in fact — it helps maintain your steady heartbeat day after day.

It’s involved in all the electrical activity in your body — everything from heart contractions to muscle function to nerve impulses and brain activity. And without it, activating ATP for energy production doesn’t happen. Continue reading

Little-Known Reason for Abdominal Pain

Stomach abdomen pain, aches, digestion

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

November 8, 2019

About six months ago, a good friend of mine called me up to complain of two weeks of worsening pain in his lower left abdomen.

He told me how the area was getting tender to the touch and how bathroom visits were becoming a painful constipated chore.

I didn’t waste any time and sent him to the ER right away. Continue reading

There’s Something Fishy Going on…

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

October 21, 2019

I enjoy eating salmon in its smoked form – called nova.

A hot toasty bagel topped with cream cheese and nova… Then a thick slice of onion and a beautiful sliver of tomato…

I just crunch into it… There’s nothing better!

You see, salmon is often celebrated as a healthy source of Omega 3 fats. But, there’s some reason to be wary of the fish you buy at your local grocer’s counter.

It might be a bit “freaky…” Continue reading

6 Foods That Should Never Be in Your Pantry

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

October 16, 2019

For most people, house cleaning means you’ll sort out your closets, dust under the furniture, and clear out the attic.

But how often do you clear out another important room… your kitchen?

More specifically, how often do you peer into your pantry shelves to rid yourself of items you won’t (or shouldn’t) eat?

I know. No one wants to waste perfectly good food. But, there’s no reason why you can’t donate to a local food bank.

And, if food isn’t healthy… well, it’s time to get rid of it. Continue reading

The Safest Water on Earth

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

September 4, 2019

If I’m being honest, the safest water on the planet is probably found high in the Himalayan mountains — where glaciers are slowly melting away.

This water is crisp, clean, and untainted by any human chemicals.

But any natural water source slowly flows downhill and picks up toxins along the way.

Now, Americans have the choice of either drinking publicly supplied water or paying high prices for bottled water. Continue reading

Why Music Boosts Your Health

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

August 14, 2019

“Sweet dreams are made of this… Who am I to disagree?”

I love listening to this song by the Eurythmics when I’m walking on a treadmill. With the speed set at 3.5 miles per hour, I find it’s the perfect tune to give a bounce to my step and a boost to my brain.

I literally put it on repeat – and it keeps me going much longer than I normally could go. Continue reading