Category Archives: General Health

URGENT: When RX is more Dangerous than Disease!

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

March 27, 2019

When new patients come into my clinic they’re often loaded down with a bag full of prescription drugs. This includes all sorts of meds… statins, blood thinners, anti-diabetics, antidepressants and so much more.

And when I start digging I usually find that it all started with one prescription.

For example, I find that patients taking statins often end up on diabetic medications in the short-term. (In most cases, they are pretty sure their doctor never explained to them that statin users have about a 38% higher risk of developing type 2 diabetes.)

At the same time, diabetic drugs like metformin can cause a great deal of gastrointestinal distress. This includes heartburn, stomach pain, nausea, gas, and diarrhea or constipation. Some physicians may adjust or switch out the medication. But many of them will just add an antacid or a proton pump inhibitor like Prilosec or Nexium to offset the symptoms. Continue reading

This is REALLY serious. Silent killer affects 1 in 3 people

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

March 25, 2019

I’m very concerned about the health of your liver. And for good reason.

Today, there is a growing epidemic of a “silent” liver disease. At minimum, about one in three people here in the U.S. have it. But I’m convinced there are a lot more folks with this devastating liver disorder who have never received a diagnosis for it.

That’s because most people never even know they have it until serious health problems set in.

You can’t see it. You can’t feel it. There is no medication for it. Continue reading

Too Much Protein is as Bad as Too Little

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

March 18, 2019

P.T. was one of my first patients today. He’s one of those fit and trim guys in his mid-50s. He runs every day, lifts weights, so on and so forth. And it shows!

Other men envy him, and he definitely attracts the eyes of women. (I actually heard one of the ladies in the waiting room exclaim to her daughter: “Oh! Isn’t he just fantastically fit?”)

But a couple of weeks ago this fellow ended up in the emergency room with a painful case of kidney stones. Today was his follow-up visit. Continue reading

Is Portion Distortion making you Fat? Here’s the Answer!

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

March 13, 2019

Overeating is built into our genes. It comes from the days when our ancestors experienced long periods of famine.

Once food became available again, they didn’t just take five bites of it and say “ Leftovers for lunch tomorrow! ”

No way. Continue reading

Never Eat These Veggies Raw

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

March 6, 2019

Back in 1988 a strange thing happened.

A hospital launched a “Healthy Eating Day”.

But shortly after enjoying the healthy lunch offered by the hospital, one of the surgical record-keepers fell ill. And before the end of the day, 10 more people who ate in the cafeteria experienced nausea, vomiting and diarrhea.

What was happening? How could a perfectly healthy meal make people sick? Continue reading

How My Mom Destroyed Every Vegetable She Ever Cooked

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

March 4, 2019

When I was a kid I wasn’t allowed to leave the table until I ate all of my vegetables. “They’re good for you!” my Mom would exclaim.

The problem was, she didn’t know how to cook them.

Broccoli and cauliflower were soggy masses of florets that had been boiled to death. Asparagus turned into a slimy mass. Carrots lost every bit of their crunch.

And there wasn’t an ounce of flavor in any of them. (Needless to say, I wasn’t a vegetable-loving kid.) Continue reading

Would You Like a Side of Glyphosate with your Cereal?

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

February 18, 2019

Are you still sold on the idea that whole wheat breads, cereals and pastas are the answer to good health?

I’m not. And I’ll bet your reaction this statement is the same as many of my patients.

“What the heck, Doc,” they say. “My ancestors ate wheat all the time. What’s your problem?”

It’s not ‘my’ problem. It’s everyone’s. Continue reading

5 Healthy Options to a Mediterranean Diet

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

February 15, 2019

One of the first things I recommend to all of my new patients is that they transition into a Mediterranean way of eating. But not everyone is sold on the idea.

Many of my first-time patients fall into this category. These are the people who come to me because they are sick, tired and run down.

The biggest problem I find with most of these patients is that they honestly think they’re already eating a relatively wholesome diet. They’re convinced that sugar free beverages, whole wheat breads and cereals, reduced-salt foods and low-fat dairy are good for them. No wonder they don’t feel good! Continue reading

What to Do When You Can’t Poop

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

February 1, 2019

Patients come into my office for all sorts of reasons. Their visits can be for almost anything – from chronic and difficult-to-treat conditions to unexpected emergencies or minor health concerns.

But quite a few of these patients, no matter where they fall on the health spectrum, have something in common.

They’re clogged up and can’t poop. Continue reading

Good Alternative for Colonoscopy

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

January 30, 2019

Sometimes it seems like one of the most difficult tasks I have as a physician is getting certain patients to schedule a colonoscopy.

Some of them are terrified the gastroenterologist will be sloppy. Maybe punch a hole through their intestines. Or do something to cause hemorrhaging or an infection. Perhaps cause some other type of permanent or deadly damage.

Others just don’t want to chug down a foul-tasting liquid laxative and spend all night running to the toilet.

In the end, many of them flat out refuse to take part in the process. And I certainly can’t make them do it! Continue reading