Category Archives: General Health

The Graphic Truth About Red Meat

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

November 16, 2018

Patients often ask me if eating grass-fed beef is worth the effort. After all, the conventional meat they buy at the grocery store tastes just fine. And the mouth-watering prime rib or filet mignon at their favorite restaurant isn’t grass-fed either.

“So what’s the big deal, Doc?” they ask. “Give me one good reason to switch.”

When this happens I shake my head and sigh. I know I’m going to have to do something I don’t like doing…

…I’m going to have to get graphic to get my point across. Continue reading

The TRUTH about HGH

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

October 31, 2018

The other day one of my patients, a 45-year old car dealer, asked me about HGH injections.

“I’m getting flabby and have almost zero energy,” he told me. “I can’t keep up with my wife, let alone my kids. But a guy at work started taking it and he says the changes are incredible.”

I hear this kind of story a lot. And there is plenty of weight behind the desire to boost levels of this youth hormone. Continue reading

Change Your Genes to Save Your Life

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

October 24, 2018

  • Your genes are not your destiny
  • Switch on your disease-fighting genes
  • Shut down your cancer genes with broccoli… and more!

“Should I have my DNA tested to see what diseases I’m at risk for?”

This is a question I hear more and more often these days. And I understand the appeal. It’s human nature to want to know as much about ourselves as possible. DNA testing is a great way to get some of those answers.

So if you want to try it out, I’m not going to discourage you. But I do have a couple of observations to make. Continue reading

I Need to Tell You Something about the Flu Vaccine

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

October 22, 2018

  • Didn’t get your flu vaccine yet? Don’t panic.
  • Easy ways to avoid the flu with getting the shot
  • To Tamiflu or not?

Some of my patients are worried. This is the final week that the CDC recommends getting the flu vaccine. And they haven’t had time to get theirs yet.

If you’re in the same boat, don’t panic. Nobody is going to stop giving flu shots just because it’s the end of October. (And you might decide you don’t even need one.) Continue reading

5 Healthy Fats for your Brain

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

October 19, 2018

  • Why everyone should be a “fathead”
  • What can eating more fat do for your health?
  • It’s time to put these “forbidden” foods back on your menu

When I was a kid, calling someone a “fathead” was an enormous insult. It was the equivalent of calling somebody dim-witted or stupid, but with a little added sting to it. That sort of name-calling could quickly turn into a physical altercation.

Well, that was then. Call me a fathead today and all you’ll get from me is a great big “thank you”. Continue reading

Why I Never Use Artificial Sweeteners

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

October 10, 2018

  • Sugar free isn’t always your healthiest choice
  • Why you should never use artificial sweeteners
  • The best sugar substitute on earth

There are plenty of places to lay blame for today’s epidemic of obesity and diabetes. And most of them boil down to lifestyle choices.

However, there is one thing that I believe is greatly adding fuel to the problem. It’s a common decision that millions of people make every day in the name of good health.

It’s the conscious choice to opt for artificially sweetened foods and beverages.

Let me explain… Continue reading

4 Natural Ways to Relieve Anxiety

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

September 26, 2018

  • Why dangerously addictive drugs aren’t your best defense against anxiety
  • The neurotransmitter that changes the way you interpret fear
  • 4 completely natural (and effective!) ways to relieve anxiety

Constant anxiety can be overwhelming. It’s one of those emotions that can grab hold of you, then never seem to let go.

And there are so many things that can cause it!

Money woes, problems at work, health concerns, the death of a loved one and other troubling personal events top the list. But it doesn’t stop there. Headlines are riddled with news of natural disasters, shootings and other events that often lead to mass casualties.

These “life events” can leave you in a constant state of anxiety and fear. You might even think about asking your doctor for an anti-anxiety drug like Xanax.

Before you do that, consider this: Continue reading

How to Curb Your Salt Cravings with This Spice

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

July 27, 2018

  • Salt is only your enemy if you eat too much of it
  • A spicy way to remove excess sodium from your diet
  • Chili peppers, hot sauce and red pepper flakes curb salt cravings

Salt intake is quite a dilemma these days. On one hand, your body needs sodium to transmit nerve impulses, help your muscles function and maintain fluid balance.

But when you get too much of it, it accumulates in the bloodstream where it attracts water. When this happens it increases blood pressure, which can damage your blood vessels and increase the workload on your heart.

And the truth is, most folks are getting a lot more sodium than they need these days – sometimes without even realizing it. Continue reading

5 Nuts to Improve Your Health

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

May 30, 2018

  • Why aren’t you eating more nuts?
  • 5 nuts for better health
  • The one nut you should never eat

It doesn’t seem very long ago that nuts were getting a bad rap for their high fat and calorie content. A lot of people avoided them, especially those who wanted to lose weight.

Well, that was a mistake.

Not only do nuts NOT lead to weight gain, they may help you lose weight. Plus, they come with so many health benefits that they are actually a very important food group.

Tree nuts, in particular, are a great source of protein of protein and healthy fats. They’re loaded with vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and other compounds that fuel your body and protect against disease.

Still less than 40% of Americans eat nuts on a regular basis. Instead, you should be eating them every day. Continue reading

Varicose Veins May Warn of this Deadly Problem

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

March 26, 2018

  • Varicose veins may throw off deadly blood clots
  • What causes those twisted and bulging veins in the first place?
  • Slash your risk with these simple tips

If you have varicose veins, you know how unattractive they can make you feel. These dark, twisted and bulging veins aren’t a pretty sight.

Of course, the cosmetics industry sees this as a beauty issue. They are constantly peddling a new cream, ointment or mud pack that promises to erase those unsightly veins forever.

Well, varicose veins are not a cosmetic concern. They are a health issue. No beauty treatment in the world is going to get rid of those gnarled veins, let alone treat the underlying cause of them.

And one of the biggest risks associated with treating them as nothing more than an unsightly aberration is this: Continue reading