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Herbal Teas for all that Ails You

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

March 4, 2022

I don’t think people realize that herbal teas aren’t really tea, per say. Green and black teas all come from the Camellia sinensis plant.

Herbal teas, on the other hand, are made using the leaves, stems, roots, flowers, bark, seeds or petals of specific herbal plants. So they are more of an herbal infusion, even though we call them herbal teas.

And we all know about these herbal concoctions. Most of us use them at some point in our lives. Continue reading

What to Do Before You Start Taking Blood Pressure Meds

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

June 28, 2021

High blood pressure is subtle. You can’t see it. You can’t feel it. You can’t hear it.

It can quietly damage the body for years before symptoms start showing.  And the harm it can do to your health is incredible. Heart attack, stroke, dementia, kidney damage and even sexual dysfunction.

But what really causes high hypertension? Continue reading

Are these Foods Causing Your Migraine?

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

June 4, 2021

There are a lot of migraine triggers. Stress. Weather. Irregular sleep schedule. Hormones, lights and odors.

And then there’s a whole laundry list of foods that can trigger a migraine.

But a lot of people don’t always make the association between the foods they’ve eaten and the onset of the headache. That’s because it’s not like they eat something and suddenly have a headache. It can take 12 to 24 hours after eating for the migraine to develop. By then, some people don’t even remember what they ate, let alone attribute it to the migraine. Continue reading

Is Your Dinner Plate Colorful…or Just Bland?

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

September 7, 2020

Do you remember getting a fresh new box of crayons as a kid?  You’d open up the cardboard container only to discover a beautiful wide variety of colors.  It was such a magical feeling.

Well, lately my views on eating have started to look more and more like that crayon box…

Don’t worry.  This isn’t a radical change.  I still strongly support the health benefits provided by the Mediterranean way of eating.  Only now, I’ve started to think more in terms of colors rather than just types of food. Continue reading

5 Heart Threats Your Doctor Never Told You About

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

May 11, 2020

I eat a lot of fruits and vegetables to support my heart health.

In fact, one of my favorite kinds of green smoothies is filled to the brim with fruits and vegetables. I start with some nut milk followed by a generous bunch of spinach or kale.

Then, I’ll stick in some blueberries or my banana along with four pitted dates to get that sweet flavor. I’ll top it off with a tablespoon of chia or hemp seeds and some almond butter. Then, I’ll blend it until it’s smooth and creamy.

This delicious meal doesn’t just satisfy my craving for something sweet. It also goes a long way in providing my body with enough fruits and vegetables for the day. Continue reading

Eat This to Save Your Eyesight

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

October 30, 2019

Losing your eyesight is no joke.

It’s the fastest way to lose independence as you age… you’ll lose your driver’s license… have trouble getting around… things that were once easy will become a struggle.

And one of the most devastating eye conditions today is age-related macular degeneration, or AMD. It’s the leading cause of blindness in people over 60 years of age.

But AMD isn’t something that happens overnight. Continue reading

You’ve heard of Fatty Liver. What about Fatty Heart?

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

July 8, 2019

M.T. is a new patient. She made her first visit to my office a couple of days ago.

She is overweight and bordering on obese. As far as she is concerned, she has “tried everything”. And I could see that she was desperate to find a way to get rid of those excess pounds.

But like so many of my new patients who are overweight or obese, I found that M.T. had an ingrained concept about “fat” that I needed to clear up.

She avoids fatty foods like the plague. Continue reading

Dr. B’s Daily 8 Superfoods

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

June 29, 2018

  • Are healthy food choices overwhelming you?
  • 8 super healthy foods you should eat every day
  • Top everything with this… and don’t forget your beverage!

Eating a nutrient-rich diet is one of the best things you can do to increase your chances of a long and healthy life. But trying to figure out what to eat can be overwhelming. In fact, patients often ask me if there are certain foods they should be eating more of.

This is a great question. And I’ll share with you the same answer I give my patients.

There are eight nutrition-packed foods that I feel everyone should be eating more of, every single day. They aren’t weird or exotic… and you can easily pick them up at your local market when you do your shopping. Continue reading

98% Americans Aren’t Getting Enough of This

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

November 10, 2017

  • These nearly invisible deficiencies can stop your heart from beating
  • 98% of us don’t get enough of this heart-regulating nutrient
  • The other forgotten mineral that can re-energize your heart

The way we still treat chronic heart disease these days is very short-sighted. It zeroes in on certain short term acute preventive measures that usually involve dangerous prescription drugs to lower cholesterol, thin the blood, control blood pressure and so on.

But if you read last Wednesday’s issue Advanced Natural Medicine, you discovered that low levels of calcium could potentially lead to sudden cardiac arrest.

And guess what?

You can take all the heart-protective drugs your doctor prescribes. But unless you correct that underlying calcium deficiency, those meds won’t do a thing to save your heart – or your life.

So today I would like to talk about two more minerals that don’t get a lot of news these days. Continue reading