Category Archives: General Health

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

You’re Never Too Young to Have a Stroke

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

December 19, 2016

  • Strokes aren’t reserved for senior citizens
  • How do you know if it’s a stroke or not?
  • Take these steps to slash your risk now!

You may have seen a recent news headline or two that say hospitalizations for stroke have fallen greatly in recent years. This is great news!

But before you start celebrating, there’s another side of the story that I found very disturbing.

You see, strokes are on the decline… in people over the age of 65. However, they’re on the rise in younger adults. Continue reading

The One Deficiency You Should Never Ignore

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

December 7, 2016

  • Most people are deficient in this forgotten mineral
  • Magnesium keeps your heartbeat strong and steady
  • Time to get serious about boosting your magnesium levels

In an over-fed nation like ours, it’s hard to accept the idea that you might be undernourished. Yet, something as simple as a nutritional deficiency could be at the heart of many of your health problems.

One of the most overlooked deficiencies today is magnesium. And unfortunately, this mineral isn’t one of those exciting, new discoveries that everyone can’t wait to get their hands on. Rather, it’s been forgotten. Nobody thinks about it anymore.

Considering the fact that magnesium is responsible for over 300 biochemical reactions in your body, this is a big mistake. Continue reading

Bowel Problems? The African Solution

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

October 24, 2016

  • Are your bowels locked up?
  • Your toilet may be clogging up your colon
  • Why squatting is better than sitting

Do you have to push and strain to force out a bowel movement? Is your reward for all of that hard work a few small, hard pellets that hurt like heck on their way out?

It shouldn’t be this hard to move your bowels. Yet, problems like these plague a whopping 42 million of us here in the U.S.

If you’re one of them, you should know that all of that straining is bad for you. It places you at risk for a heart attack or stroke. It can even lead to brain bleeds or a tear in your aorta, the major artery that carries blood out of your heart. Continue reading

Stress Free in 5 Minutes

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

October 3, 2016

  • Little-known cause of inflammation
  • Can stress really give you a heart attack?
  • Here’s what you can do to address the stress

Let’s face it. Nobody likes being stressed out. It makes you feel out of sorts, messes with your mind and can send you into a tailspin.

But hey… that’s life, right? You deal with it and move on.

If only it were that easy.

For the most part, folks don’t actually deal with their stress. Instead, they hold it inside. Eventually, the tension builds into a state of constant worry and anxiety. It can become such a normal part of your life that you may not even realize you’re carrying it around.

However the cumulative effects of all this stress can do a lot more than leave you feeling tense and strained. It also sets off a chain reaction that places your body in an inflammatory state. Continue reading

Must Take One Minute Muscle Test

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

September 2, 2016

  • Over 50? Your muscles may be wasting
  • How to avoid losing muscle as you age
  • Easy exercises for strength, endurance and power

When you think of muscle-wasting and declining physical ability, I’ll bet you picture someone who is well into their 70’s or 80’s. Chances of you imagining this scenario in someone as young as 50 probably doesn’t even cross your mind.

Well, that may be a big mistake.

Just recently a new study came out, and I think the outcome may have even surprised the researchers in charge of it. Continue reading