Category Archives: Great Immunity

3 Tips to Avoid a Trip to the Hospital

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

January 8, 2020

Medical errors can be scary…

A few years ago, I was in the ER with my friend because he was having a week of increasing lower abdominal pain and constipation. It was below his belly button and a little bit to the left. With his family history and after a quick exam, I was confident I knew his problem.

This was a clear case of diverticulosis — a dangerous condition where marble-sized pouches in the colon collect stool, bacteria, and undigested food particles.

So, I sat with my friend for five long hours waiting for the ER doctors to do their job. 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

Foods That Turn Your Bad Genes Off

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

November 20, 2019

Honestly, I think it’s easier to get people to change their religion than to change their diet.

But I stand firm in believing a rainbow diet — one filled with a wide variety of colorful vegetables, fruits, nuts, spices, and seeds — is the key to better health.

In fact, I’ve had cancer patients who were given only six weeks to six months to live. They followed my diet recommendations and gained extra years of beautiful life. Continue reading

2 Healing Juices You Should Drink Every Day

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

September 2, 2019

When I was a kid, my father showed me how to cut a little X into the side of a ripe and juicy pomegranate. Then, he’d have me put the fruit to my lips, squeezing around the fruit with all my strength, as I sucked on the sweet nectar.

As long as you’re not wearing a white shirt, it’s the very best way to enjoy pomegranate juice.

Why the story? Continue reading

Eat this Little Red Berry for Your Heart

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

August 23, 2019

I just love cranberry sauce.

And not just at Thanksgiving. I love it year round. In fact, I go to Trader Joe’s in the fall and buy two whole cases of the stuff to last me the year.

Mix in some orange and lemon zest… I just love it!

Now let’s be clear. I am not talking about that Ocean Spray large, loose jelly monster that comes out of a can… completely intact with ridges still on it. Continue reading

Is a Leaky Gut Making You Sick?

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

July 30, 2018

  • Why aren’t autoimmune diseases getting more attention?
  • Leaky gut syndrome may be destroying your health
  • 5 ways to restore gut health to prevent (and reverse!) autoimmune disorders

Autoimmune diseases are continuing their rise these days. However, they don’t get nearly the same amount of attention as heart disease, diabetes or cancer.

Well let me fill you in on a few facts.

  • Somewhere around 16.5 million U.S. adults have coronary heart disease.
  • It’s estimated that 15.1 million people here in America are living with cancer.
  • 23.4 million American adults are dealing with type 2 diabetes.

These are horrible numbers. And we hear about them all of the time. But the number of people with autoimmune disease may be much higher than any of these very real threats to your health. Continue reading

This Missing Mineral May be Robbing You of Vitamin D

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

May 2, 2018

  • An overlooked cause of vitamin D deficiency
  • Magnesium and vitamin D work hand-in-hand to protect your health
  • How to get more of the “missing” mineral

As unbelievable as it may sound, at least 40% of Americans are vitamin D deficient. And depending on what measure is used as the cut-off for deficiency, it could be as many as 75%.

This is a huge problem. It’s also why I recommend that everyone have their vitamin D levels tested.

But what happens if you’re low on this nutrient? Will taking a vitamin D supplement bring your levels back up to part? And what if you are taking vitamin D supplements and still insufficient in this nutrient?

Well, today I want to alert you to another deficiency that may actually be robbing your stores of vitamin D. Continue reading

3 Ancient Spices to Improve Your Health

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

March 23, 2018

  • The “spice of life” for all that ails you
  • Ginger for gastrointestinal distress, migraines and cancer
  • Cinnamon for your blood sugar, heart and memory

What’s inside your medicine cabinet? Is it loaded with antacids, pain relievers and prescription drugs?

Well, what if you could toss most of that stuff and rely almost exclusively on your spice rack to cure what ails you?

It might sound old-fashioned. But back in the day, herbs and spices were our medicine.

In fact, many of today’s most common medications are based on synthetic versions of medicinal compounds that are already found in nature.

And I’ll be honest. I’d much rather cure myself with natural compounds than ones that are manmade. Continue reading

Not Just Alcohol Harms Your Liver

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

March 16, 2018

  • If you eat these foods every day, you could have fatty liver
  • NAFLD: The fastest growing reason for liver transplants
  • The perfect diet to slash liver fat

Everybody knows that excess alcohol consumption can lead to fatty liver disease. But I’ll bet you’ll be surprised to find out that one of the food groups you eat every day also contributes to fatty liver.

It’s not fatty foods. And it’s not protein. It’s all of the refined and high glycemic carbohydrates that are so common in today’s modern diet. Continue reading

Your Health Depends on this “Forgotten” Organ

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

February 16, 2018

  • Is your gut making you sick?
  • Feed this “forgotten organ” for health and longevity
  • Give it some exercise, too!

You can’t see your heart. Still, you try to take good care of it.

You can’t see your brain, either. However, that doesn’t stop you from trying to ward off dementia and Alzheimer’s disease.

But what do you do for your gut?

This is a question I often ask my patients. And most of them just shake their heads. They have no idea what the answer is. After all, unless you experience heartburn, an upset stomach, diarrhea or constipation, you probably don’t pay much attention to it.

Big mistake!

These days the gut microbiome is often referred to as the “forgotten organ”. And for good reason. Continue reading