Category Archives: General Health

Medications and Your Genes

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

January 18, 2021

Did you ever have a really strong reaction to a medication?

Maybe a friend of yours swears by it, but when you take the same exact pills, your body feels like you’ve been through the wringer.

Well, that’s not just your imagination. Continue reading

GMO Foods: What Were We Thinking?

GMO, genetically modified food

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

January 15, 2021

There’s no doubt modern science can do some pretty fantastic things…

Just look at our recent advancements in space science or the newest vaccination for COVID-19.  With the right amount of funding and enough brains in action, we can achieve greatness.

But sometimes those advancements aren’t for the best.  Just look at the recent rapid rise in genetically modified organisms (GMO). Continue reading

Is the New COVID-19 Vaccine Safe?

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

January 13, 2021

If you’ve watched the news lately, then you know the new COVID-19 vaccine is finally here.

Are you going to take it?

Recently, I’ve had people ask me whether or not they should.  My answer is… it depends. Continue reading

The #1 Lesson I Learned From Living Abroad

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

January 8, 2021

I never used to eat fish.  It just tasted… well, like FISH!  I thought it was slimy, greasy and just plain awful.

Then, I moved to the Caribbean nation of Grenada to live for a few years and everything changed.

I used to wake up with the sun streaming in my window.  Looking down over the mountainside, I would see workers on 10-foot long fishing boats hard at work on the seas. Continue reading

The 10 Commandments for Meat Eating

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

December 25, 2020

I like meat.

Perhaps once a week, I’ll sit down to a delicious meal with one of my favorite meat dishes…

It might be braised lamb cooked to perfection.  Or, I’ll try a beautiful piece of salmon beside some delicious grilled veggies. Then, there are the nights where I’ll cook up some bison and pile it high with toppings for a burger.

Even though I often preach about eating mostly veggies, I do love a quality piece of meat on occasion.  That’s why I wanted to clear up some confusion on when and how meat should be enjoyed in your own home. Continue reading

A Salad Full of Poison?

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

December 19, 2020

Years ago, I switched to a mainly plant-based diet. Most of the time, this way of eating is very enjoyable.  But, during the winter, it can be a little harder to find my favorite organic fruits and vegetables.

I’m a little particular on this front, because I try hard to keep my weekly dose of poisonous chemicals to a minimum.

And I’m not exaggerating there.  Because every time you venture into the produce aisle, you are surrounded by foods that have been doused in poisonous chemicals… called pesticides. Continue reading

Is Your Mouth Making You Sick?

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

December 18, 2020

When you start to feel sick, I’ll bet you don’t think about your mouth as the cause of the problem. Well, for one of my friends, that’s exactly what she discovered…

After a routine dental procedure, she began to feel more and more sick.  And the sickness wasn’t just in her mouth.  She felt ill throughout her entire body.

Nothing she tried helped her feel better.  That’s when her doctor finally asked about her recent root canal. Continue reading

Statin Drugs are a Huge Waste of Money

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

December 4, 2020

You know, I’ve been saying it for years…

And now as the medical community becomes more and more aware of recent well designed studies,they are becoming more and more unified in their thinking on something important… statins.

And the news isn’t good.  One study I read recently called statins a “colossal waste of money.”

So, if you are currently taking statins to lower your cholesterol levels, you should read carefully.  Not only have you been misled by clever marketing, but these drugs may actually be putting your health at risk. Continue reading

Common Gut Viruses You’ve Had Since Birth

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

November 30, 2020

Viruses aren’t always the bad guys…

Recently, I talked about the fascinating ways viruses have actually helped humans over time.

Today, I’d like to tell you about a specific type of virus that lives in your gut microbiome.  Understanding how to manage this virus may be the key to warding off chronic disease.

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3 Food Prep Lessons to Take to Your Next Picnic

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

November 27, 2020

My family used to have huge picnics… truly huge.

Hundreds of my relatives would gather in Pennsylvania to enjoy an enormous spread of delicious food.

At the time, I always loved eating the meals prepared by my aunts, uncles, cousins, and grandparents.  I just worked hard to avoid that potato salad sitting out in the sunshine for three hours straight (you know the one).

But there was one thing I’ve always done that got me a few looks… Continue reading