Category Archives: Great Immunity

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

prescription meds, what medications are ok to keep after expiring, natural remedies for all ailments, pain relivers, antihistamines, antacids

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You might even have a few outdated prescription drugs hiding in there… the ones you’ve saved “just in case you need them”.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

black coffee is healthier without dairy or milk, benefits of non-dairy diet, is dairy bad for you?, effects of eating dairy, how will health be affected by eating dairy

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

avoid hospital visits, leading cause of death, ways to avoid hospitalization

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

Eat this Little Red Berry for Your Heart

benefits of cranberries, cranberry juice, what do cranberries help with

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

November 16, 2016

  • The little red berries are good for your heart
  • Give your immune system a boost
  • What about urinary tract infections?

There’s one Thanksgiving Day food that completely dumbfounds me. It’s that wobbly mass of cranberry sauce that comes out of a can…. completely intact with the ridges still on it.For some reason, folks love the stuff. Maybe it’s because of the sugar rush they get when they eat it. After all, a single serving of the most popular cranberry sauce here in the U.S. has enough high fructose corn syrup in it to fulfill your daily sugar intake.

At the same time, it has no nutritional value whatsoever.

This is a shame, because cranberries are ultimately a very healthy food.

This is especially true when it comes to your heart health. And it’s not just because cranberries can improve your LDL and HDL levels. There’s another factor that’s much more important. Continue reading

Read This Before You Get A Flu Shot

flu and cold symptoms, how to rid of flu, flu vaccines

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

November 11, 2016

  • Will a flu shot stop you from getting the flu?
  • Here’s why you don’t need the influenza vaccine
  • Boost immunity to slash flu risk

“Doc, shouldn’t I get a flu shot?”

This always seems to be the number one question on my patients’ minds around this time of year. And they’re always surprised by my answer.

As a vaccine, the flu shot is woefully inadequate.

For example, the 2013 vaccine was a mere 9% effective against influenza A (H3N2 virus) in adults 65 and older. And the 2015 vaccine was only 12 to 14% effective against the virus in all adults – no matter what their age. Continue reading

Can Gut Bacteria End Your Depression?

gut bacteria affects on depression, how to rid of depressoin, seasonal depression, probiotics affect on health

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

November 4, 2016

  • Don’t let winter dampen your spirits
  • Simple remedies to conquer winter doldrums
  • Feed your gut for a happier brain

Do you start feeling sluggish and withdrawn around this time of the year? Does eating a big bowl of ice cream and sleeping the rest of the day sound better than dragging yourself out of the house?

If so, you might tell yourself this is natural. After all, it’s getting dark earlier and it’s cold outside. Isn’t that when you’re supposed to hibernate and store energy like a bear in its’ winter lair?

While that explanation might make sense, it doesn’t mean you have to trudge through the short days of winter feeling unhappy and low-spirited as you watch your waistline expand. Continue reading

Crohn’s: Genetics or Something Else?

stomach aches, symptoms of IBS, crohn's disease, stomach pain prevention and treatment

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

October 21, 2016

  • Are bowel disorders genetic or environmental?
  • The bugs in your bowels
  • Stop “managing” your symptoms and take control

When bowel problems strike, diarrhea, abdominal pain and fatigue can send even the hardiest person running to their doctor’s office.

In many cases these types of symptoms are a one-time event caused by bad food or a viral infection… even excess gas or stress. It will generally run its course, and you’ll be feeling better again in a matter of days.

But if you have Crohn’s disease or another inflammatory bowel disorder (IBD), it’s never a “one time thing”. If it’s there now, it will always be a constant and painful reminder that all is not well within your body. So what can you do? Continue reading

Stress Free in 5 Minutes

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

October 3, 2016

  • Little-known cause of inflammation
  • Can stress really give you a heart attack?
  • Here’s what you can do to address the stress

Let’s face it. Nobody likes being stressed out. It makes you feel out of sorts, messes with your mind and can send you into a tailspin.

But hey… that’s life, right? You deal with it and move on.

If only it were that easy.

For the most part, folks don’t actually deal with their stress. Instead, they hold it inside. Eventually, the tension builds into a state of constant worry and anxiety. It can become such a normal part of your life that you may not even realize you’re carrying it around.

However the cumulative effects of all this stress can do a lot more than leave you feeling tense and strained. It also sets off a chain reaction that places your body in an inflammatory state. Continue reading