Category Archives: Joint Health

Super Juice for Your Heart, Brain and Joints

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

May 27, 2016

  • The super juice that slashes your chance of a heart attack or stroke
  • It powers up your stamina and endurance
  • … And gets rid of those aching joints

If you could drink a glass of juice every morning that would protect your heart and brain, boost your stamina and ease your aching joints all day long, would you do it?

Sure you would. And you can!

You can get all of these amazing benefits from a single glass of red beetroot juice each day.

Now, I’ve been an advocate for beetroot juice for a long time. It’s what I would call a “super juice” – particularly when it comes to safeguarding your cardiovascular system. Continue reading

4 Nutrients for Stronger Bones

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

March 21, 2016

  • Weak bones aren’t confined to the elderly
  • Foods that are robbing your bone strength
  • 4 nutrients for stronger bones

You might think you’re protected from bone loss, fractures and breaks because you’re still in your 50’s or 60’s. But I’ll bet you didn’t know that about 40% of folks in this age group already have low bone mass in their hips or spine.

And it’s not just a “woman’s” problem. More than one in three men is vulnerable to this condition.

In fact, the husband of one of my patients recently had a minor fall in the bathroom. He’s only 62 years old, and ended up in the hospital with a broken hip. Two of the four breaks occurred in his femur, which is the longest and strongest bone in your body.

So if you think you’re still too young (or the wrong sex) to worry about bone breaks, think again.

One of the reasons you might be losing bone density is the foods you eat. A lot of today’s foods simply don’t support healthy bones.

For example, the American dairy industry markets milk as a way to build strong bones and prevent osteoporosis.

The truth? Continue reading

Thaw Out Those Achy Winter Joints

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

December 2, 2015

  • Chilled to the bone
  • Let’s thaw out those creaky joints
  • …And take the aches and pains out of winter

Now that December is here, many of my seasonal patients are back in South Florida. These are folks who come down from the northern states to escape the cold winter weather.

But in many cases, it’s not that they actually dislike the winter months. It’s more that the snow and chilly weather they used to love has turned into their enemy. Continue reading

Why Dairy is Obsolete

By James Lemire, M.D., Advanced Natural Wellness

September 16, 2015

  • Dairy doesn’t build stronger bones
  • …But it does build weaker ones
  • Here’s how you can “bone-up” to avoid breaks and fractures

When I was a kid, I always heard that drinking milk and eating cheese would give me strong bones. Continue reading

Three Nutrients for Your Aching Joints

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

May 20, 2015

  • Acetaminophen for Arthritis? Think again.
  • Shut down arthritis pain at the source
  • Build stronger joints without adding to wear and tear

As a regular reader of Advanced Natural Wellness, you probably know my views on acetaminophen.

Just a small amount of acetaminophen can damage the cells in your liver. And today, acetaminophen overdose is one of the most common poisonings worldwide. Worse, it’s the leading cause of acute liver failure in the U.S. Continue reading

Is Milk Robbing Your Bone Strength?

By James Lemire, M.D., Advanced Natural Wellness

December 1, 2014

  • Milk and the calcium conundrum
  • Top food choices to save your bones
  • Synergistic trio reduces fractures, breaks and a shrinking skeletal frame

“If you want strong bones, you have to drink plenty of milk.”

I’ll bet you’ve heard that line more times than you can count. My patients constantly quote it back to me, especially when I advise them to eliminate milk from their diets. Continue reading

#1 Natural Way to Stop Joint Pain in Its Tracks

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

March 24, 2014

  • Old age doesn’t have to mean achy and creaky joints
  • The truth about NSAID pain-relievers
  • A neat trick to start enjoying your life… pain-free!

Joint pain – it’s one of the top complaints I see in my practice. And I’m surprised that so many of my patients seem to think their achy and creaky joints are just something that comes naturally with age. “Oh… it’s just a touch of arthritis,” they say. Continue reading

#1 Tip to Pump up those Muscles

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

November 27, 2013

  • Are your muscles wasting away?
  • It’s not always the exercise that counts
  • More protein builds stronger muscles

Did you know that, by the time you hit your 30’s, you start losing muscle mass and strength?

It starts slowly. In the beginning it only amounts to about one or two percent of muscle mass each year. But that loss increases with age. And over time it can really add up. Continue reading

Better Bones In The Produce Aisle

By Bonnie Jenkins

You know, it just drives me crazy that doctors are so limited in their viewpoint of the nutrients needed to protect a woman’s bones. Calcium and vitamin D are often the only ones they recommend to their patients with osteopenia and osteoporosis. But, a new study has found that both calcium and vitamin D could be exponentially more effective by adding antioxidant-rich nutrients found in fruits and veggies.   Continue reading