Category Archives: General Health

Did Your Dentist Miss This?

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

August 12, 2016

  • Here’s where regular dental care falls short
  • What’s good for your gut is good for your mouth
  • Take dentures out of your future

Nobody wants to lose their teeth and end up with dentures.

So you brush, floss and rinse regularly to remove offensive bacteria that can rot your teeth and infect your gums. You probably also visit your dentist every six months for a professional cleaning.

But have you ever noticed that some people seem to be plagued with caps, crowns, root canals, gum disease and extractions… no matter how well they take care of their teeth?

There may be a relatively simple explanation for that. Continue reading

Why am I so Bloated?

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

August 5, 2016

  • Why are you always so bloated?
  • Common digestive disorders can make you swell up like a balloon
  • Beat the bloat with these simple tips

Nobody likes the feeling of being bloated. Whether you’re a man or a woman it’s flat-out uncomfortable. It doesn’t look very flattering either.

In many cases, the cause of bloat is surprisingly simple. You ate too much or too fast, slugged down a carbonated beverage or indulged in a heavily processed food.

Other times, it’s harder to pinpoint a cause. And if you frequently experience bloating, not knowing the source can be extremely frustrating. But that doesn’t mean there isn’t hope. In many cases, bloating is directly linked to digestive issues.

Some of these are easier to address than others. Continue reading

The Safest Water on Earth

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

July 29, 2016

  • Why nobody drinks tap water anymore
  • The truth about bottled water
  • Discover the healthiest water on earth

Do you remember when water used to be free?

It came straight out of the tap in every home in America. And if somebody ever said they could bottle it up and sell it for a buck or two or $10 a bottle, they would have been laughed out of the room.

Well, you already know that the water running out of your faucets is not quite free if you get a water bill every month. But if you’re like most folks, you don’t drink that kind anymore, anyway. After all, it’s been fluoridated, chlorinated and treated with all sorts of chemicals. Some places have occasional toxic sludge accidents. Who knows what’s really in it?

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5 Superfoods that Reverse Aging

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

July 8, 2016

  • What is a superfood?
  • Two super-fruits for super health
  • Three more foods that fight aging and disease

Some of my patients want to know if there are specific foods that pack more power than others when it comes to fighting off disease and aging.

These are foods that we call “superfoods”. They contain an abundance of vitamins, minerals and nutrients that prevent almost every disease known to man.

Now, you might think these foods are expensive and hard to come by. That’s not true. And they don’t have to be exotic discoveries from the Amazon rainforests or African jungles. In fact, you probably have plenty of superfoods right in your own kitchen. Continue reading

Why Your BMI Doesn’t Matter

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

June 10, 2016

  • Clearing up the confusion about weight and body mass index
  • BMI can’t tell if you’re skinny or fat
  • Waist size is a better predictor of health

These days it’s hard to know exactly what a healthy weight is.

That’s because the media latches on to all sorts of research articles that have entirely different conclusions.

One week you’ll hear that there’s a phenomenon called “healthy obesity”. The next week the news reports are loaded with news about the unhealthy consequences of “skinny fat”. Continue reading

Little-Known Reason for Abdominal Pain

Stomach abdomen pain, aches, digestion

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

May 16, 2016

  • Is it irritable bowel or something else?
  • This bowel problem is running amok
  • What to do when inflammation strikes

If you sometimes experience pain on the lower left side of your abdomen, you might think it’s a slight case of irritable bowel. Maybe it’s gas or something you ate.

Well, there’s another reason for abdominal pain, especially when it generally occurs on the left side. And you probably haven’t heard much about it. It’s called diverticulosis. Continue reading

Does my food ALWAYS have to be Organic?

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

April 29, 2016

  • Commercially available foods you should never eat
  • When it comes to meats, quality counts the most
  • Produce doesn’t always have to be organic

You know that eating fresh, naturally-produced foods can add years to your life – and let you enjoy extra years with a sharper brain, stronger body and more youthful energy.

But if you don’t have a Whole Foods or other health oriented, organics available food store nearby, it may not be as easy to stock up on these foods as you would like.

When this happens, you probably end up buying a lot more conventionally produced foods than you would prefer.

If this concerns you, it should. Continue reading

Are Your “Natural” Foods REALLY Natural?

GMO, genetically modified food

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

April 22, 2016

  • What the FDA has to say about “natural” food
  • How to guarantee 100% natural food all of the time
  • Tell the government what you REALLY think

How often do you stand in front of the refrigerator or kitchen cabinet, trying to decide what you’re going to eat?

Well, if you lived a few centuries ago, you wouldn’t have had much of a choice. Your only option would have been to eat whatever was available. And your selections would be pretty slim.

If freshly caught meat was available you’d dive into it with relish. But more often than not, you’d end up gathering berries, herbs, nuts and other plant-based foods for your next meal.

These days, eating is much more complicated. And it’s not nearly as healthy – even when it sounds like it is. Continue reading

Medicine Chest Danger

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

April 15, 2016

  • Do you think your liver is safe because you don’t drink?
  • The surprising cause of most liver failures in the U.S.
  • Here’s how to protect your liver

I’ll bet you think that if you avoid alcohol and don’t have a hepatitis virus, your liver is safe. But that’s a pretty risky assumption.

Today there are all sorts of things that can affect your liver function.

For example, you may already know that obesity and diabetes places you at a very high risk of liver problems. And high fructose corn syrup tops the list as the main culprit. It has strong ties to both diabetes and obesity… and liver disease.

But there’s another source of liver disease that doesn’t get nearly enough attention. You may have never even heard about it before. Continue reading

Why Big Pharma Keeps Bashing Supplements

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

April 8, 2016

  • Why Big Pharma doesn’t want you to take supplements
  • FDA gets paid big bucks to support drug makers
  • Here’s the truth about supplements

For years now, Big Pharma and the FDA have been bashing supplements.

They do everything in their power to convince you that supplements are unregulated and unsafe… that they won’t do anything for your health… and that they may even be harmful.

In fact, the FDA won’t even allow any treatment claims for supplements. It doesn’t matter how much science there is that proves how well they work.

On the other hand, the FDA will evaluate the “safety” of a drug to determine if the benefits outweigh the risk. But this evaluation doesn’t come for free. Pharmaceutical companies pay the FDA somewhere around a quarter million dollars to put a drug through the approval process

Now, this is a huge conflict of interest. Continue reading