Category Archives: Joint Health

5 Nutrients to Prevent Hip Fractures

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

August 17, 2018

  • Osteoporosis and hip fractures aren’t restricted to the elderly
  • The diet that keeps your bones strong and healthy
  • Mineral trio + vitamin duo enhances bone growth and density

As your bones weaken with age, one of the worst things that can happen is that you lose your balance or trip over something, fall down and break a hip.

Now, you may think you’re too young to even consider such an event. But what you may not realize is that your bones reach maximum strength and density around the age of 30. After that, bone mass gradually starts breaking down. Continue reading

2 Minutes a Day to Better Posture

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

March 28, 2018

  • Is poor posture causing your back pain?
  • A great way to improve posture and prevent back problems
  • Sit tall for a stronger spine

Many of today’s back problems aren’t caused by “bad backs”. Instead, they are a result of years and years of bad habits. We slouch when we sit and hunch when we walk. Some people jut their hips forward, others push their derrieres out.

You may not even realize how bad your posture is. But the truth is, a lot of people simply don’t know how to stand and sit up straight anymore. This places a huge burden on your spine, and can eventually lead to permanent physical changes.

At some point – if not already – you’ll start experiencing painful problems with your discs, vertebrae, spinal muscles and joints. And once these problems start to kick in on a regular basis, they can be very difficult to treat.

This is why I recommend that you start developing healthy back practices right now. It’s the one, single thing you can do to save yourself from years of disability due to chronic and debilitating back pain. Continue reading

4 Causes of Elbow Pain (And What to do about it!)

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

June 14, 2017

  • A painful elbow doesn’t necessarily mean you have “tennis elbow”
  • How to identify repetitive strain injuries
  • When your funny bone isn’t so funny

When people come into my office with unexplained aches, pains or numbness in one elbow or another, they often describe their condition as “tennis elbow”.

And in many cases, they’ve looked this term up on the internet to set their own treatment schedule, only to find that it’s not working.

The reason is pretty simple. Not all aches and pains of the elbow are the same. So if you’re treating yourself for tennis elbow, you may be aggravating another condition that’s causing your elbow pain.

With this in mind, let’s take a look at some things that could be at the source of your elbow pain. Continue reading

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