Is This Causing Your Belly Bloat?

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

August 18, 2021

There are a lot of reasons you might feel bloated. Maybe you eat too fast or drink too many carbonated beverages. Certain foods might lead to bloating, like beans, cruciferous veggies and dairy products. Carbohydrates and sugars ferment into gas.

Any of these can lead to that uncomfortable bloated and distended feeling in your abdomen.

But if you frequently experience gas, bloating, abdominal cramping and diarrhea or constipation, it may be something more serious. Continue reading

I Drank this from a Hose

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

August 16, 2021

I remember playing out in the yard when I was a kid. We would be playing for so long and so hard that, the second we stopped, we would realize just how thirsty we were.

We could have gone inside for Kool-Aid or Tang. Instead, we would all rush to the garden hose and drink straight from it.

That was natural instinct. Our bodies were screaming for hydration and we automatically went to the closest direct source of it. Continue reading

Busted! Arthritis Myths You Should Know About

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

August 13, 2021

People think arthritis only happens in old people. Ask any 40-year-old with arthritis, and they’ll tell you just how untrue that is. In fact, more than half of adults with arthritis are between the ages of 18 and 64.

The truth is that, even though we often call arthritis an age-related disease, it’s not actually caused by old age. Chronic inflammation, obesity, joint injury, diabetes, heart disease and all sorts of factors come in to play. It’s not just one thing. And it doesn’t care how old you are. You could be 15, 40, 60 or 90. You’re not immune.

So while a lot of people believe the “old-age” myth of arthritis, it’s just not true. Continue reading

How to Make Your Produce Last Longer

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

August 9, 2021

When it comes to ripening avocados, mangos or bananas, you’ve probably heard of the old “put them in a brown paper bag” trick. Just place the fruit in a brown paper bag and fold the top down. Then, depending on their current ripeness, they’ll fully ripen in just three to four days. I do it this all the time.

But when I want one of these fruits to ripen even faster, I add an apple to the bag. This speeds up the ripening process by a day or two. So I can have my guacamole on Friday night instead of Sunday morning.

There’s a reason why these ripening tricks work. It’s called ethylene, a natural ripening gas. All fruits produce it, some more than others. Continue reading

Is there Poison in Your Produce?

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

August 6, 2021

In last Monday’s issue of Advanced Natural Wellness, you learned the truth about commercial meats and farmed-fish.

I’m a little particular on this front, because I try hard to keep my weekly dose of poisonous chemicals to a minimum.

But this word of caution doesn’t stop with meat dishes. It’s also a good idea to take a hard look at the fruits and veggies you’re buying. Because every time you venture into the produce aisle, you are surrounded by foods that have been doused in pesticides. Continue reading

A Steak Full of Toxins

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

August 2, 2021

Even though I mostly eat veggies, I do love a quality piece of meat on occasion. It might be braised lamb cooked to perfection. Or I might cook up some bison and pile it high with toppings for a burger. Some nights, I’ll try a beautiful piece of salmon or flounder beside some delicious grilled veggies.

When I enjoy one of these meat dishes, which is perhaps once a week, the one thing I’m looking for is quality.

That’s something you will not and cannot get from commercial meat products. Continue reading

How to Stay Cool During a Heat Wave

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

July 28, 2021

Down here in south Florida we worry about hurricanes. In states like Texas, Oklahoma and Kansas, it’s tornadoes. You’ve got the deadly winter storms in the northeast and floods in the east and Midwest.

Now these types of events happen on a fairly regular basis. But we’ve never seen anything like the heat waves that have been happening this summer. It’s been one record high after another, many of them well over 100 degrees – an event that, according to reports, could only be expected to happen just once in a thousand years.

What’s surprising is that there are more fatalities from heat waves than any other weather-related threat, including floods, tornadoes or hurricanes. I didn’t know that until just recently. Continue reading

Why Alzheimer’s Drugs Don’t Work

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

July 26, 2021

Well Big Pharma and the FDA are up to their usual shenanigans with the new Alzheimer’s drug. It’s called aducanumab, and is being sold under the trade name of Aduhelm.

There is no way this drug should have been approved. The FDA’s own expert advisory committee unanimously rejected the drug. They even said they didn’t see any benefit in performing any additional studies on it.

But the FDA granted the approval anyway. In their own words “The FDA has determined that there is substantial evidence that Aduhelm reduces amyloid beta plaques in the brain and that the reduction in these plaques is reasonably likely to predict important benefits to patients”. Continue reading

Medication Mistakes You’re Probably Making

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

July 23, 2021

I always like finding natural solutions to health problems before recommending medications. But things happen. People have problems bringing their blood pressure under control. They get infections that require antibiotics. They’re eaten up by an autoimmune disorder.

And in order to protect their health, prescription drugs become a necessity.

But oh my! The mistakes people make, from the time they buy their medication until the time they finish it. Continue reading

Little Known Culprit in Heart Attack and Stroke

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

July 19, 2021

I’ve been limiting my intake of meat for quite a while now. But I still enjoy it on occasion.

My absolute favorite is grass-fed New Zealand lamb. I pierce the top of the meat with a series of holes and fill each opening with a clove of garlic. Then, I cover the entire thing with organic ketchup to keep it moist and pop it into the oven.

It’s absolutely delicious. The garlic caramelizes, the ketchup keeps it moist and gives it a little shell. When you slice into it, the meat’s soft, rich, delicious and moist.

As tasty as it is, you probably wonder why I don’t eat it more often. Continue reading