Little Known Reason You’re Feeling Older Than Your Years

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

December 23, 2019

I remember shaving one day. I was standing in front of the bathroom mirror when I suddenly noticed my very first wrinkle. I was 55 years old.

It started on the left side of my nose and snaked down around my mouth. There it was — just staring at me. The whole thing had just folded in right before my eyes.

That’s the very same day I started paying more attention to things I could do to look and feel younger. Continue reading

5 Superfoods that Reverse Aging

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

December 20, 2019

Want a treat? Here’s one of my favorite things to eat in the morning…

Take a whole cup of organic blueberries and combine it with plant-based yogurt. Then, mix in two tablespoons of chia seeds, a few drops of vanilla, and let it sit overnight.

The next day, you’ll have a delicious and healthy chia seed pudding. My mouth is watering right now just thinking about it.

One of the main reasons this meal is so good has to do with the blueberries. They fall into a category we call “superfoods.” Continue reading

A Simple Heart Attack Test All Women Should Know

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

December 16, 2019

Do you know where the word “hysterical” comes from?

Well, it’s actually from the Greek word hystera — which means uterus. So, anyone who is labeled hysterical is basically being blamed for having a uterus.

I’m sure some of you women are feeling a little angry after reading that.

And I don’t blame you. Continue reading

You May Not Need Back Surgery After All

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

December 13, 2019

Did you ever see the 1957 classic The Incredible Shrinking Man?  Well, it’s a fun film if you’re into science fiction.

It shows a man shrinking over time for some unknown reason. There’s a small grain of truth in this idea.  Because most of us can expect to shrink a bit over time.

As the years go by, gravity tends to compress the discs in our spine resulting in back pain and a shorter stature.

In fact, many people aren’t even aware of their slow shrinking… Continue reading

Can Stress on Your Body Actually Be a Good Thing?

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

December 11, 2019

I remember the very first time I traveled to Denver, Colorado. I’ll tell you what – it wasn’t pleasant.

The 5,280 feet high altitude had such an effect on me. I had to lay on my back, feet up in the air, sucking on a water bottle until I felt better.

But, with time, my body adapted and became used to the city’s decreased pressure and lower oxygen content.

Just a few years later, I lived in Lake Tahoe at an altitude of 7,300 feet. And you know, it didn’t affect me after a while. Continue reading

A Lesson about Pooping from the African Congo

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

December 4, 2019

Now, I’m not too shy about bathroom talk. So, you’ve been fairly warned.

I bring this up because many people don’t realize that toilets may be causing your bathroom problems. By their very design, they prevent us from having a full natural bowel movement.

You see, toilets elevate us off the ground into an unnatural sitting position. This can cause issues like constipation and diverticulosis.

In fact, chronic constipation affects between 2-27% of the entire population on a regular basis. And hundreds of millions of dollars spent on laxatives each year. Continue reading

Is Your Brain Entering the ‘Perfect Storm?’

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

December 2, 2019

As a man over the typical age of retirement, I feel really lucky to still have my brain. It’s clicking along at full speed.

This sharpness of mind allows me to continue my work – traveling to conferences across the world. I’m helping to teach the next generation of doctors.

“Retirement” isn’t part of my vocabulary…

But 5 million people in the US suffering from Alzheimer’s aren’t so lucky. And when you look at the whole planet, numbers are expected to rise to 63 million people with dementia by the year 2030. Continue reading

You’re Never Too Young to Have a Stroke

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

November 29, 2019

“This is the worst headache I’ve ever had in my entire life. I just want to die.”

I have a dear friend who called me one night with a really bad headache. When she got on the phone, she said those magic words we were taught 40 years ago.

Her husband was going to have her lay down with a cold rag.

“Nope,” I said. “Call an ambulance. I’m calling the hospital so they can warm up their CAT scan machine.” Continue reading

Discover the Power of Functional Medicine

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

November 25, 2019

My new patients are often surprised when I don’t approach their health concerns in the way they expect.

For instance, I once had a 50 year old woman visit my office with awful joint pain. She was morbidly obese with pain in her fingers, knuckles, wrists, shoulders, knees, and hips.

A bone scan ordered by her conventional rheumatologist showed systemic inflammatory illness in her joints.

The lady was miserable. Continue reading

Foods That Turn Your Bad Genes Off

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

November 20, 2019

Honestly, I think it’s easier to get people to change their religion than to change their diet.

But I stand firm in believing a rainbow diet — one filled with a wide variety of colorful vegetables, fruits, nuts, spices, and seeds — is the key to better health.

In fact, I’ve had cancer patients who were given only six weeks to six months to live. They followed my diet recommendations and gained extra years of beautiful life. Continue reading