Category Archives: Great Immunity

Is Plant-Based Always Best?

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

September 18, 2017

  • Are plant-based omega-3 fatty acids the same as those that come from fish?
  • Here’s what flaxseed and Ahiflower® are missing
  • The best source of omega-3s on earth

One of the supplements I recommend everyone take… every single day… is omega-3 fatty acids. Your body doesn’t produce them on its own, and it can’t function without them. So these essential oils have to come from dietary sources.

But surprisingly, choosing an appropriate omega-3 supplement isn’t nearly as cut-and-dried as you might think.

Part of the confusion arises when plant-based products, like flaxseed oil, claim to provide omega-3 benefits. It sounds good in theory, especially if you’re a vegetarian. However, plant-based omega-3s are not interchangeable with those that come from fish oil. Continue reading

2 Secrets Towards Your Healthiest Life

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

September 15, 2017

  • Is life too fast-paced to exercise and eat right?
  • 15 minutes to a healthier you
  • Antioxidant-rich foods that can save your life

If you want to live a longer and healthier life – one without physical and mental deficits as you age – two things are absolutely necessary. And they aren’t a well-kept secret. You’ve heard them many times before…

Get plenty of physical activity and eat a healthy diet.

This is something our ancestors never even thought about. They ate off the land and were physically active from sun-up to sun-down. No trips to the supermarket or jobs sitting at a desk for them!

But in today’s modern and fast-past society, meeting these two goals seems to be a far stretch for many folks. And it’s showing. Continue reading

Is this Deficiency Making You Sick, Old and Depressed?

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

August 18, 2017

  • Correct this deficiency and amazing things can happen
  • Up to 75% of all Americans are D-ficient
  • A strong weapon against aging, illness and death

Some people refer to their bodies as “machines”. But I have to tell you. Keeping your body finely tuned is a great deal more complicated than, say, maintaining a car. You can’t “fix” your body by clearing a pipe, turning a wrench or replacing a hose.

However, there are many things that can help make your body less likely to break down and succumb to age, illness, pain, depression or early death.

Maintaining adequate levels of vitamin D is one of them. For example patients with low vitamin D levels…. Continue reading

Diabetic Gut? Not Just Sugar

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

July 24, 2017

  • Diabetes may be a gut problem
  • Foods that contribute to diabetic gut
  • Gut and metabolism friendly foods

Here’s something that will startle you.

Fifty years ago, only about three million people here in the U.S. had diabetes.

But today more than 29 million are afflicted with the disease. That’s almost a 900% increase! This doesn’t even include the 89 million people who are prediabetic.

This is a horrible epidemic. And it’s no coincidence diabetes rates continue to skyrocket as more and more chemicals, processed foods and altered ingredients end up in our food supply. Continue reading

Why You’re Vitamin B12 Deficient & Why it Matters

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

May 26, 2017

  • Why you’re probably deficient of this vital nutrient
  • 3 common meds that drain B12 from your body
  • Boost your levels with this dual-delivery pathway

Vitamin B12 deficiency isn’t something we should have to deal with here in the U.S. Still, it’s become a pretty big problem – even among people who get plenty of vitamin B12 in their diets.

That’s right. Even if you eat a lot of vitamin B12 rich foods you could be deficient. In fact, you could be low on this nutrient even if take a B12 supplement or multivitamin.

That’s because the large majority of B12 insufficiency isn’t because it’s not readily available in our diets. Rather, somewhere around 60% of deficiencies are a result of malabsorption issues. Continue reading

Save Your Teeth, Save Your Life

Dental care, oral hygiene, dental health, prevent gum disease and gingivitus

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

March 6, 2017

  • The amazing nutrient that heals gum disease
  • Poor dental health linked to poor physical health
  • Save your teeth, save your life

Back in the 1970’s, scientists made a groundbreaking discovery.

They found that the majority of people suffering from gingivitis and periodontal disease had extremely low blood levels of a specific nutrient.

But guess what happened when patients with gingival pockets, swelling, pain, bleeding and loose teeth caused by gum disease took 50 mg of this nutrient each day?

In just three weeks all of them showed improvement in the condition of their gums. In fact, the results were equivalent to 6 months of regular dental care… but occurred in less than a single month!

Over the years, the use of this nutrient in dental health has practically vanished. That’s a great injustice to anyone who suffers from gum disease. Worse, it may be damaging much more than your dental health.

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Stop! Toss These 6 Items From Your Medicine Chest

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

February 8, 2017

  • What’s hiding in your medicine cabinet?
  • Six medications that belong in the trash
  • And seven natural remedies for what ails you

I’ll bet you have a cabinet in your kitchen or bathroom that contains a cure for every ill.

That’s where you stash the pain relievers, antacids and prescription drugs that you use most often. There’s probably Nyquil or Robitussin left over from the last time you had a cold, and maybe an antihistamine for sinus problems.

You might even have a few outdated prescription drugs hiding in there… the ones you’ve saved “just in case you need them”.

We love knowing we may have a solution for literally everything right at our fingertips.

But are these over-the-counter and prescription drugs the answer to what ails you? Continue reading

Seniors: Don’t Put This In Your Coffee

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

February 3, 2017

  • Never top off your coffee, tea or fruit with this
  • Dairy robs foods and beverages of their antioxidant content
  • There’s a better kind of milk for your coffee and tea

A little milk in your coffee or tea… a cup of hot cocoa topped with whipped cream… strawberries and yogurt… blueberries and cream.

Some things just seem to go together. Or not.

While these food combinations are a treat for your taste buds, adding dairy products to these otherwise healthy foods destroys their antioxidant benefit. Continue reading

Foods That Turn Your Bad Genes Off

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

December 23, 2016

  • Food is your best medicine
  • Four powerful foods that activate healthy genes
  • The diet that turns bad genes off and good genes on

Every now and then, I get a patient who wants to know which fruits and vegetables they should eat. They want a list of the “top 5” or the “most nutritious”.

My answer is always the same. You should eat as many kinds of fruits and vegetables that you can!

The thing that most folks don’t realize is that fresh, organic, plant-based foods are the most powerful medicine available to you. The greater the variety, the more health benefits you’ll experience.

The healing power behind these foods stems from something called “nutrigenomics”. Continue reading

3 Tips to Avoid a Trip to the Hospital

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

December 16, 2016

  • Medical error is the third leading cause of death today
  • What can you do to avoid medical mistakes?
  • Three tips to help keep you out of the hospital

If you ever wind up in the hospital, it means something is seriously wrong. You’ve had an accident, suffered a heart attack or experienced some other life-altering event.

Then, once you get there, you have to worry about acquiring hospital related infections like MRSA, sepsis or c. difficile (bacteria-related diarrhea).

As if that’s not bad enough, now we’re finding that the third leading cause of death in the U.S. may be due to undocumented medical errors. However, you’ll never hear about this from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Continue reading