Category Archives: General Health

The Surprising Reason You Have Food Cravings

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

January 15, 2020

Every once in a while, I’ll get an irresistible craving for chocolate. So, I head to my freezer and pull out my favorite little bag of Ghirardelli dark chocolate squares with raspberry.

I peel off the foil wrapper and nibble slowly around the edges of the square, letting the chocolate slowly melt on my tongue. Then, I bite into the delicious and gooey raspberry center.

Just one or two of these little delights is really all I need to make my craving go away. Continue reading

3 Simple Steps to End Heartburn and Acid Reflux

Heartburn and Acid Reflux

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

January 10, 2020

I learned a while ago that I can’t handle red tomato sauces for dinner. The acidity in foods like pizza and pastas just doesn’t agree with me anymore.

So, when indigestion or acid reflux strikes, I find immediate relief with two Alka-Seltzer tablets.

‘Plop, plop, fizz, fizz’… the bicarbonate in these little tablets has provided relief for hundreds of years. It’s actually healthy! Continue reading

Medicine Chest Danger

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

December 30, 2019

You had a fun night with friends and drank a few glasses of wine. It’s an early day tomorrow. So — without thinking — you pop a few Tylenol and head off to bed.

When you wake up, you’re in a hospital hooked up to IVs with life-threatening liver damage due to a drug overdose.

Liver damage… due to Tylenol? Absolutely. Continue reading

5 Superfoods that Reverse Aging

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

December 20, 2019

Want a treat? Here’s one of my favorite things to eat in the morning…

Take a whole cup of organic blueberries and combine it with plant-based yogurt. Then, mix in two tablespoons of chia seeds, a few drops of vanilla, and let it sit overnight.

The next day, you’ll have a delicious and healthy chia seed pudding. My mouth is watering right now just thinking about it.

One of the main reasons this meal is so good has to do with the blueberries. They fall into a category we call “superfoods.” Continue reading

Can Stress on Your Body Actually Be a Good Thing?

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

December 11, 2019

I remember the very first time I traveled to Denver, Colorado. I’ll tell you what – it wasn’t pleasant.

The 5,280 feet high altitude had such an effect on me. I had to lay on my back, feet up in the air, sucking on a water bottle until I felt better.

But, with time, my body adapted and became used to the city’s decreased pressure and lower oxygen content.

Just a few years later, I lived in Lake Tahoe at an altitude of 7,300 feet. And you know, it didn’t affect me after a while. Continue reading

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

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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

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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

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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