Everyday Products that Make You Fat

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

July 12, 2017

  • What’s stalling your metabolism?
  • Everyday products that encourage weight gain
  • Melt off pounds by changing the way you shop

Okay, you’ve been doing everything right when it comes to dropping those excess pounds. You’re eating healthy, getting your exercise and being fairly honest with yourself.

So why does it feel like somebody threw your metabolism into reverse? How come each achievement feels like it’s followed by a setback? What the heck is going on!?

I’m here to tell you that you’re on the right track. Diet and exercise are key. But there’s one very important aspect of weight loss that you may be missing. It’s one your doctor has probably never discussed with you. Continue reading

Do You Have Dead Butt Syndrome?

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

July 5, 2017

  • Yes, dead butt syndrome is a real disorder
  • Discover how to reanimate your lifeless buns
  • Build a livelier (and stronger!) tush

Dead butt syndrome. It sounds like the punch line of a bad joke. In fact, you’re probably already rolling your eyes and thinking “Come on Doc, give me a break! There’s no such thing.”

Actually, there is such a thing.

Some experts are calling it gluteal amnesia, which pretty much explains the problem in a nutshell. It’s simply something that happens when your butt muscles have been inactive for so long that they become weak and “forget” how to work. Continue reading

Men: 7 Foods to Get Your Urine Flowing Again

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

July 3, 2017

  • Do prostate problems have you dribbling over the toilet?
  • It’s all about hormones and inflammation
  • 7 foods to shrink your prostate and get your urine flowing again

When you’re up and down all night long with the urgent need to pee… when your bladder never feels empty… when you groan and strain to urinate and end up with nothing more than a tiny dribble…

That’s when you know you’re having prostate problems. There’s no doubt about it.

The mechanical explanation is pretty simple. Continue reading

Warning! Health Risk on the Rise

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

June 28, 2017

  • Why everyone should know their uric acid levels
  • Hyperuricemia and your 5-year health outlook
  • Shut down gout, kidney disease and heart problems

You probably know your cholesterol and triglyceride levels by heart. It’s just as likely you can recite your blood sugar and blood pressure numbers when asked.

But do you have any idea what your uric acid level is?

Probably not.

In fact, there’s a good chance you don’t even know what uric acid is. That’s unfortunate, because it can play a dramatic role in your health. Continue reading

Cool Foods for Your Summer Heartburn

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

June 26, 2017

  • Some hot weather foods could trigger heartburn
  • Delicious summer foods that won’t fight back
  • Keep your cool with these fresh, icy beverages

I love a great summer cookout just as much as anyone else. But I have to admit. The foods don’t always agree with my digestive system.

Like anyone else, eating too much red meat and spicy dips can come back later to haunt me in the form of heartburn. Citrus salads, lemonade and iced tea only add to the problem.

Thankfully, there are ways to get around these digestive disturbances. And today I’m going to share a few of these tricks with you. Continue reading

Diabetes Amputation Warning

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  • Diabetes drug doubles rates of amputation
  • Why diabetes isn’t necessarily a sugar problem
  • Your first line of defense against this deadly disease

As a physician, my first line of treatment for all of my patients is to “do no harm”. Like all medical doctors, I took the Hippocratic Oath. And I take it very seriously.

But I have a problem with today’s version of medicine. These days, we doctors are urged to provide treatment in the form of manmade drugs. And in so many cases, these prescription meds are riddled with horrible side effects.

In a recent article on Advanced Natural Wellness, I shared my concerns about the nearly fraudulent practice of prescribing of statin drugs. Today, I want to warn you about one of the most popular diabetes drugs on the market. Continue reading

The Statin Scam You Shouldn’t Fall For

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

June 19, 2017

  • Do you really need a statin drug?
  • Why cholesterol-lowering drugs are very scary medicine
  • My best tips to keep your cardiovascular system in top-notch condition

Yes, statin drugs really do decrease LDL cholesterol. But will they prevent a first time heart, stroke, or help you live longer?

To answer that question, let’s step backward in time.

Back in 2008 AstraZeneca, the company that makes the statin drug Crestor, published what they thought was a groundbreaking study. It was called the JUPITER trial. This stands for Justification for the Use of statins in Prevention: an Intervention Trial Evaluation Rosuvastatin.

For the very first time, people without existing heart disease took the drug. And the results were reportedly so phenomenal that the study was stopped two years early. (After all, it would be dishonorable to deprive so many people of this miraculous drug!)

Well, the study findings were widely reported in terms of relative risk. And when you hear numbers like “a 44% relative risk reduction of a cardiovascular event or death”, it’s easy to get excited. Continue reading

Why Some Sunscreens are Worse for You than the Sun

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

June 16, 2017

  • Exposed! Not all sunscreens are created equal
  • Is your sunscreen robbing you of vitamin D… or giving you cancer?
  • The only kind of sun blocker you should ever buy

You would think that vitamin D deficiency would be unheard of down here in South Florida. After all, this is the sunshine state. And where there is plenty of sunshine, there should be plenty of vitamin D.

Still, vitamin D insufficiency is just as common down here as it is in any other state. I’ll place that blame squarely on the shoulders of our fear of the sun – and over reliance on sunscreen protection. 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

Strange Juice to Make Your Brain Young Again

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

June 7, 2017

  • The #1 thing your brain needs to stay fit and young
  • Why do exercisers have bigger brains?
  • Dynamic duo could rejuvenate aging brains

If you want to keep your brain fit and young, there’s one thing it absolutely must have… an excellent supply of oxygen-rich blood. Without it, your brain will start to shrivel up and lose its cognitive function.

But when you boost blood flow to the brain, it delivers all of the blood and nutrients you need ward off brain shrinkage. Great blood flow also cuts your chances of developing amyloid plaques and tangles associated with Alzheimer’s disease.

Now, there are two great ways to get more blood to your brain. Continue reading