Category Archives: General Health

Milk: Does it REALLY Do a Body Good?

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

June 29, 2020

Is it really true that milk “does a body good?”

Well, the answer to that depends…

Are you talking about milk for a baby cow, a baby goat, or a baby human? Then yes, milk is great for them. Continue reading

Is Too Much News Coverage Making You Sick?

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

June 17, 2020

This year, chats with my patients have taken a darker turn.

Many of them are glued to their TVs and newsfeeds watching the latest developments – coronavirus, violent protests, brush fires, tragic deaths, political upheaval, data breaches, mass shootings…

It’s a long list. Continue reading

It’s more than the calories that pack on the pounds

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

June 12, 2020

Every time I walk through the grocery store, I can’t help but shake my head if I’m walking on the inside aisles. All I see are rows and rows of fake foods.

Seriously! Most of the stuff we call food these days is nothing more than manmade flavorings, fillers and colors. You can barely even call them food.

The only real foods you’ll find have the label “organic” plastered all over them. Continue reading

The Problem with Your Toothpaste and Mouthwash

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

May 22, 2020

Recently, I started using a water pick to clean my teeth after breakfast and dinner. Standing with my mouth wide open over the sink, I’ll shoot a steady stream of water over and between my pearly whites, front and back.

You know what? The amount of food particles that land in my sink is unbelievable. And that’s after brushing!

So, what’s your dental routine like? Continue reading

I Wouldn’t Put That in My Mouth If I Were You

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

May 20, 2020

It’s not long ago that Americans cooked – and ate – fresh foods every single day of their lives. These foods didn’t come in a box or bag. They weren’t labeled. They didn’t even have an ingredient list or nutrition panel.

It was just food.

Those days are long gone. Today real foods have been replaced with manmade concoctions filled with chemical additives and flavorings. These fake foods are the mainstay for the majority of U.S. families. Continue reading

Can a Virus Give You a Stroke?

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

May 6, 2020

I knew a guy once… 38 years old and he had a stroke. His life was never the same.

My heart always goes out to stroke patients. One minute you’re perfectly fine – the next, you’re waking up in a hospital in complete confusion…if you’re lucky to wake up.

Then the recovery process starts… rediscovering language skills and re-training your body to cooperate with simple movements. Continue reading

Feed Your Gut to Feed Your Health

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

May 1, 2020

You know, my grandma used to say that all the time. But as a kid, it never made much sense. After all, I didn’t look anything like a broccoli sprout or a banana.

Years later, I learned the original phrase came about in 1825. Its original form was, “Tell me what you eat, and I will tell you what you are.”

Either way you state it, the general idea is the same… what you put in your mouth makes a big difference for what you’re building your body with. Continue reading

Three causes of lifelong gut disease

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

March 30, 2020

I have a medical history taking habit I can use with some new patients…

Let’s say they’re about 20-years-old… they’re having trouble with certain foods and dealing with off and on intestinal pain, frequently with diarrhea, occasionally with a bit of blood in the toilet bowl.

In no time at all, I can start making a few assumptions about their early childhood… Continue reading

Will Your Lifestyle Lead to a Stroke?

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

March 20, 2020

I once knew a guy, a healthcare executive, who had a terrible stroke. He was only 38 years old and was left with half his body paralyzed.

It was a sad situation to say the least.

But it wasn’t all just chance. The guy smoked, he ate lots of meat and non-foods like twinkies (this was back in 1983) he didn’t sleep well, and I don’t believe I ever saw him move much from behind his desk.

And he’s just one of the many poor folks who have their lives permanently changed or ended by this condition. Continue reading