The Safest Water on Earth

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

September 4, 2019

If I’m being honest, the safest water on the planet is probably found high in the Himalayan mountains — where glaciers are slowly melting away.

This water is crisp, clean, and untainted by any human chemicals.

But any natural water source slowly flows downhill and picks up toxins along the way.

Now, Americans have the choice of either drinking publicly supplied water or paying high prices for bottled water. Continue reading

2 Healing Juices You Should Drink Every Day

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

September 2, 2019

When I was a kid, my father showed me how to cut a little X into the side of a ripe and juicy pomegranate. Then, he’d have me put the fruit to my lips, squeezing around the fruit with all my strength, as I sucked on the sweet nectar.

As long as you’re not wearing a white shirt, it’s the very best way to enjoy pomegranate juice.

Why the story? Continue reading

Coffee: Medicine or Poison?

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

August 30, 2019

Have you ever been surprised by a friend who orders a double espresso after an evening meal?

Maybe you remarked, “Wow, isn’t that going to keep you awake?”

But your friend just shrugs his shoulders. “It doesn’t affect me,” he says. “I can go right to sleep.”

As it turns out, some people really aren’t affected strongly by caffeine. These folks are called “fast metabolizers” and — for them — coffee can actually work like a medicine in their bodies.

But for other folks – those slow metabolizers – coffee is like a poison. Continue reading

Simple “Movement:” The Key to Lasting Health

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

August 29, 2019

Most of my patients HATE the thought of exercise.

They even hate the word exercise. So, basically, telling them they need to exercise is like telling them they need to be “exorcised!”

Yup…exercise / exorcise…pot-ay-to / pot-ah-to…both equally horrible for many.

But really, we can replace this terrible word with another word that is easier to swallow…“move.” Continue reading

Eat this Little Red Berry for Your Heart

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

August 23, 2019

I just love cranberry sauce.

And not just at Thanksgiving. I love it year round. In fact, I go to Trader Joe’s in the fall and buy two whole cases of the stuff to last me the year.

Mix in some orange and lemon zest… I just love it!

Now let’s be clear. I am not talking about that Ocean Spray large, loose jelly monster that comes out of a can… completely intact with ridges still on it. Continue reading

Breathe Away Morning Fatigue

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

August 19, 2019

I tried to call my phone company the other day.

Yup… you guessed it. Rather than reaching a real person, I wasted a bunch of time trying to press the right number to make the phone robot happy. I found myself begging to talk to a real person….well, actually I was  pressing zero multiple times to get to an operator…didn’t work.

Sadly, stressors like this are common these days.

And it seems to be taking its toll on society. When I look at my own practice, I have many more stressed out patients looking for help than I did 20, 10, or even 5 years ago. Continue reading

Why Music Boosts Your Health

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

August 14, 2019

“Sweet dreams are made of this… Who am I to disagree?”

I love listening to this song by the Eurythmics when I’m walking on a treadmill. With the speed set at 3.5 miles per hour, I find it’s the perfect tune to give a bounce to my step and a boost to my brain.

I literally put it on repeat – and it keeps me going much longer than I normally could go. Continue reading

Better than Juicing

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

August 12, 2019

It’s not true that “an apple a day keeps the doctor away.” I’m a doctor, so I should know…

It’s actually two apples!

Jokes aside, I love fresh fruits and vegetables. They’re loaded with vitamins, minerals and antioxidants that are good for my health… and yours.

All of these nutrients work together to slash your risk of cancer, heart disease, Alzheimer’s and other age-related health concerns.

But when we’re talking about eating fruits and vegetables, I wish people would stop trying to juice their fruits and veggies… and remember the importance of chewing them instead. Continue reading

Foods that take 5 Years off Your Brain’s Age

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

August 9, 2019

There’s a good reason why levels of dementia are on the rise in the United States. And it has a lot to do with our “SAD” American diet (a.k.a. Standard American Diet.)

So, if you want to live a long life free from dementia, the best thing you can do is feed your brain the right types of food.

There’s an expression, “You are what you eat.” It’s especially true when it comes to your brain health. Continue reading

Super Juice for Your Heart, Brain and Joints

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

August 7, 2019

I had an 87-year-old patient who once gave me his recipe for a drink he called “Blood.”

Now, before you get too grossed out, let me explain…

Yes, his bright red juice looked a lot like blood. But this name was appropriate for another reason. Continue reading