Category Archives: General Health

5 Natural Ways to Enhance the Health Benefits of Coffee

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

March 16, 2020

What is going on with coffee these days? Have you noticed this too?

I went into a local Starbucks the other day and I was mystified by the menu…

All around me, people were placing orders for things like café mocha, caramel macchiato and cinnamon dolce latte. Other words like “whip”, “pump”, “syrup” and “non-fat” were being tossed around at high speed as the baristas whirled behind the counter.

Tall paper cups with names marked in black were lined up on the counter for customers to grab on their way out the door.

I just shook my head in wonder…

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Simple Trick Makes Your Veggies Healthier

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

March 11, 2020

Let me tell you about my nightly dinners…

Walking into my home, you’ll hear some upbeat music from an artist like Caro Emerald drifting from my stereo system.

Then, you’ll enter my kitchen. It’s a cheerful place with warm colors and everything neatly organized. Continue reading

Must-Have Test if you Take ANY Medications

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

February 21, 2020

When it comes to drug dosages, one size does NOT fit all…

Now, I could go on-and-on about how over-prescribed we are these days. If you’ve been a longtime reader, you know the side effects from medications can be extremely harmful to your health.

So, hopefully, you’re working with your doctor to lower your doses – and eventually eliminate them altogether. Continue reading

Must Take One Minute Muscle Test

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

February 17, 2020

There was a Disney movie I once saw that really struck me…

It was called Wall-E and it showed humans in the future riding around on mechanical wheelchairs – too unhealthy, overweight, and weak to move around on their own two legs.

Well, you’ve heard the old saying – “If you don’t use it, you lose it.” That really holds true even today. Continue reading

Clearing Up the Confusion About Hormone Replacement Therapy

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

February 5, 2020

You know, I actually met Suzanne Somers one time…

The woman is 75 years old and she’s absolutely radiant! Full lush hair, great skin – and if you believe it – her and her husband are sexually active all the time.

Wanna know her secret? Balanced hormones.

This may be an issue you’ve given consideration… Continue reading

Why Big Pharma Keeps Bashing Supplements

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

January 31, 2020

When a new drug hits the market, I usually hear a flurry of chatter among my patients.

They see the commercials, talk to friends who’ve received prescriptions, and wonder if this new pill might be the key to their own problems.

My response – however – is always the same… “Let’s wait!”

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Is Your Hair Loss Thyroid Related?

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

January 27, 2020

There’s a butterfly-shaped gland in your neck I’ll bet you never think about…

But just like your heart, lungs, liver and other organs, it’s something you should be taking good care of.

This little gland – the thyroid – pretty much rules your body. And when it slows down, so does everything else. Continue reading

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