Category Archives: General Health

The Silent Disease You’ve Never Even Thought About

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

September 15, 2021

People have so many health concerns as they age. They worry about their hearts, memory, eyesight, weight and so much more.

But when is the last time you wondered how your kidneys were doing? You really want to keep these 5 inch long bean shaped filters of your blood as happy as they can be.

But, kidney function decreases as we get older. And by the time we’re in our 60’s, kidney problems are pretty common. The problem is, nine out of ten adults with chronic kidney disease (CKD) don’t even know they have it! That means most people with poorly functioning kidneys are walking around the world unaware. Continue reading

Your Gut Will Thank You for This

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

September 13, 2021

I drink kombucha every night. It’s a fizzy, tangy, and sometimes sweet drink. And it’s delicious.

But one of my favorite thinks about kombucha is that it’s filled with gut-friendly pre and probiotics that keep my gut microbiome ticking along at full speed, as well as digestive enzymes to support my own digestion.

It’s one of many fermented foods that support the immune system, reduce inflammation and protect your health. Continue reading

Is This Causing Your Belly Bloat?

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

August 18, 2021

There are a lot of reasons you might feel bloated. Maybe you eat too fast or drink too many carbonated beverages. Certain foods might lead to bloating, like beans, cruciferous veggies and dairy products. Carbohydrates and sugars ferment into gas.

Any of these can lead to that uncomfortable bloated and distended feeling in your abdomen.

But if you frequently experience gas, bloating, abdominal cramping and diarrhea or constipation, it may be something more serious. Continue reading

I Drank this from a Hose

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

August 16, 2021

I remember playing out in the yard when I was a kid. We would be playing for so long and so hard that, the second we stopped, we would realize just how thirsty we were.

We could have gone inside for Kool-Aid or Tang. Instead, we would all rush to the garden hose and drink straight from it.

That was natural instinct. Our bodies were screaming for hydration and we automatically went to the closest direct source of it. Continue reading

How to Make Your Produce Last Longer

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

August 9, 2021

When it comes to ripening avocados, mangos or bananas, you’ve probably heard of the old “put them in a brown paper bag” trick. Just place the fruit in a brown paper bag and fold the top down. Then, depending on their current ripeness, they’ll fully ripen in just three to four days. I do it this all the time.

But when I want one of these fruits to ripen even faster, I add an apple to the bag. This speeds up the ripening process by a day or two. So I can have my guacamole on Friday night instead of Sunday morning.

There’s a reason why these ripening tricks work. It’s called ethylene, a natural ripening gas. All fruits produce it, some more than others. Continue reading

Is there Poison in Your Produce?

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

August 6, 2021

In last Monday’s issue of Advanced Natural Wellness, you learned the truth about commercial meats and farmed-fish.

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

But this word of caution doesn’t stop with meat dishes. It’s also a good idea to take a hard look at the fruits and veggies you’re buying. Because every time you venture into the produce aisle, you are surrounded by foods that have been doused in pesticides. Continue reading

A Steak Full of Toxins

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

August 2, 2021

Even though I mostly eat veggies, I do love a quality piece of meat on occasion. It might be braised lamb cooked to perfection. Or I might cook up some bison and pile it high with toppings for a burger. Some nights, I’ll try a beautiful piece of salmon or flounder beside some delicious grilled veggies.

When I enjoy one of these meat dishes, which is perhaps once a week, the one thing I’m looking for is quality.

That’s something you will not and cannot get from commercial meat products. Continue reading

How to Stay Cool During a Heat Wave

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

July 28, 2021

Down here in south Florida we worry about hurricanes. In states like Texas, Oklahoma and Kansas, it’s tornadoes. You’ve got the deadly winter storms in the northeast and floods in the east and Midwest.

Now these types of events happen on a fairly regular basis. But we’ve never seen anything like the heat waves that have been happening this summer. It’s been one record high after another, many of them well over 100 degrees – an event that, according to reports, could only be expected to happen just once in a thousand years.

What’s surprising is that there are more fatalities from heat waves than any other weather-related threat, including floods, tornadoes or hurricanes. I didn’t know that until just recently. Continue reading

Medication Mistakes You’re Probably Making

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

July 23, 2021

I always like finding natural solutions to health problems before recommending medications. But things happen. People have problems bringing their blood pressure under control. They get infections that require antibiotics. They’re eaten up by an autoimmune disorder.

And in order to protect their health, prescription drugs become a necessity.

But oh my! The mistakes people make, from the time they buy their medication until the time they finish it. Continue reading

Are Whole Grains a Scam?

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

July 16, 2021

Sure. Eating whole grain bread or whole grain muffins is going to be a better option than eating foods made with refined white flour.

But guess what? A lot of those whole grain foods are only telling half-truths.

Take the phrase “Made with Whole Grains”. What does that really mean? Continue reading