Is Vegan Eating Actually Unhealthy?

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

October 16, 2020

Did you know that some doctors are reversing heart disease with specially designed vegan diets?

It’s fascinating stuff and really exciting.

Now, if you’ve read some of my previous articles, you know that I’m a huge fan of mostly plant-based diets filled with all the colors of the rainbow.  In general, I like the advice from Michael Pollan.  He said, “Eat food, not too much, mostly plants.

Yes, I’m okay with some meat and dairy, organically raised and grass fed, but not a lot of it. But what about going full-vegan?  Is that healthy?  Is that safe? Continue reading

Put Down that Protein Shake!

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

October 14, 2020

Have you walked down the health food aisle lately?

The last time I did, I saw all sorts of products… protein drinks, protein bars, big tubs of protein powder.

People just seem obsessed with getting enough protein.  Why the interest?  Well, they’re interested in building or keeping their strong muscles.

When my own patients have asked me about the right amount of protein to eat, my answer sometimes surprises them. Continue reading

Easy ways to avoid cancer

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

October 7, 2020

Sadly, there’s a good chance you or someone you love has been affected by the Big C… cancer.

I’ve helped many of my patients deal with their own diagnosis.  Several of them were surprised to learn that simple lifestyle changes can make a big difference.

To illustrate this, I had one pancreatic cancer patient who was given six months to live.  When he came to me, I helped him switch to a pure organic vegan lifestyle and recommended a special oxygen treatment.  He has now lived more than twelve years past his diagnosis. Continue reading

CBD Oil May Be What the Doctor Ordered for Your Brain Health

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

October 5, 2020

This year sure has been one for the books!

I’m feeling it on my end too.  Despite all the hardship, I’ve been working hard on a few new projects.  And I’m getting excited about some newer treatments that are starting to gain popularity.

One of the most interesting new treatments I get asked about is cannabidiol (CBD oil). For the longest time, hemp-derived CBD was grouped together with medical marijuana.  It was illegal in most places and taboo to talk about. Continue reading

The Surprising Link Between Gut and Brain Health

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

October 2, 2020

Did you ever get a “gut feeling” about something? Well, next time, you should trust that feeling.

That’s because your gut – or your intestinal tract – actually has a fascinating secret to share… it’s your second brain!

I know this sounds a bit crazy, but let me explain how it works. Imagine yourself as an embryo forming in your mother’s belly.  You were just one or two weeks old. Continue reading

Alcohol Isn’t the Only Liver Killer in Your Refrigerator

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

September 28, 2020

Has one of your friends ever made a bad joke about their liver after a night of heavy drinking? You know the jokes I mean…

You might chuckle in the moment, but it’s really no laughing matter. High alcohol consumption can definitely do some serious damage.

That’s because your liver plays an important role in helping your body process those beers you chug while watching the game – or the wine you sip with your late night dinner…or the prescription medication and supplements you take on a daily basis. Continue reading

Skip the Cereal…Try This Instead

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

September 25, 2020

So, what’s the big deal with cereal?  Why do people just assume it’s a good meal to start your day? I blame the marketing folks over in Battle Creek, Michigan – home of Kellogg’s.

They’ve made it “normal” to eat processed ultra refined carbohydrates and sugar to break our fast… especially if you’re a naïve child watching the commercials. Personally, I enjoy a different eating approach and it’s one I’ve learned by looking back at our ancestors.

I have an older age relative who swears by his morning cup of coffee.  After sipping on his mug o’ joe, he’ll go without food for the rest of the day.  Then, he’ll sit down to a nice, satisfying dinner each evening, even dessert, but that’s it until next nights’ dinner…and he’s the same weight as his senior year in high school. Continue reading

Why Your Feet are Such a Mess

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

September 21, 2020

I’m not a podiatrist, but as a physician I’ve seen more than my share of feet. Patients come in with blisters, toenail fungus, athlete’s foot, calluses and more.

It always surprises me how little attention people give to their feet… especially men. Folks come in looking perfectly coiffed and neatly dressed.

Then, they pull off their shoes… and there it is! Continue reading

An Exciting New Way to Walk

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

September 16, 2020

I love to go walking on the fitness trail at my local park.  I walk briskly around the one-mile loop while enjoying some quality time outdoors.

In fact, I often recommend to my patients they add daily movement to their routine.  It’s as simple as picking a direction and walking for twenty minutes… and then walking home!

Walking really is good for you, but it’s not the best.  It alone isn’t enough to improve whole body strength, coordination and fitness. Still, many of my patients, friends, and even family members use walking as their primary form of physical activity. Continue reading

Clearing up the Confusion about Functional Medicine

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

September 14, 2020

Years ago, I became seriously ill and ended up in the hospital.  Fearing cancer, my doctors did test after test looking for an answer.  I even went through several rounds of radiation via injectable dyes and scanners. It was terrible.

Thankfully, I left the hospital before any real harm was done to my body.  All of my “treatments” had left me with a serious case of fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue – leaving me unable to work and sleeping on the couch 20 hours a day.

One day, my daughter came down the steps and said, “So you’re a victim now? I thought you were the guy, Daddy.  Aren’t you smart enough to figure this out?” Continue reading