It’s Time to Add More Heat to Your Life

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

August 19, 2020

There’s a misconception about hot and spicy foods.

Some people think they’re dangerous – that they’ll actually burn the linings of the esophagus and stomach. For years it was believed foods like hot peppers and curry were the culprits behind ulcers.

A lot of folks still hold to this line of thinking. In fact, I run into them on a daily basis. They avoid anything with a little heat in it. Continue reading

Why Your Knee Pain is a Crying Shame

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

August 17, 2020

I’m always sympathetic when new patients come hobbling into my office with “bad knees”.

Believe it or not, it’s not just senior citizens who have this gripe. People from all age groups suffer knee pain.

In fact, here in the U.S., the number of people between 45 and 64 years of age who have symptoms of knee arthritis is nearly identical to those 65 and older. Continue reading

I’m not eating this, are you?

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

August 14, 2020

It’s 11am and you’re at the office.  That’s when the chatter begins…

“Do you want Chinese again today?”

“Oh no. Let’s order Mexican instead.”

“Hey guys! Janie says she’s running out for salads.”

“Oh! That sounds good.  Does anyone remember today’s soup-of-the-day?”

In my younger days I was always on board for these lunch fiestas. What followed was a lunch room filled with delicious food from the local restaurants. Continue reading

Here’s Why I would Never Eat a Veggie Burger

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

August 10, 2020

Some days, it feels like big food companies make my job nearly impossible.

Most recently, I’ve been flummoxed by those vegetable- or plant-based meat replacement products. They’re being produced, distributed, and marketed by popular restaurants in a really big way.

Just look at the Impossible Whopper from Burger King or the “Beyond Meat Fried Chicken” sold by KFC. Our grocery stores are filled with these fake foods and thousands of people are being fooled. Continue reading

I’m Madder than a Wet Hen over Prescription Omega-3s

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

August 7, 2020

Years ago, I had an elderly southern woman as a patient. One of her favorite expressions was “I’m madder than a wet hen.”

Well lately, I’ve also been feeling “madder than a wet hen!”

Want to know why? Continue reading

Common Heart Drug Zaps Testosterone

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

August 5, 2020

If you read my recent article about testosterone replacement therapy (TRT), you know it’s not a magic fix.

In fact, most problems with bedroom performance can actually be traced back to heart disease rather than testosterone deficiency.  And using TRT actually increases your risk of cardiac disease.

It’s bad news all the way around. Continue reading

Bedroom Problems Aren’t Always Testosterone Problems

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

July 29, 2020

Will testosterone replacement therapy fix your bedroom issues? A lot of men who visit my office sure seem to think so.

They come in thinking it will help their performance issues – even when they have no idea of their actual testosterone levels.

Well guess what? Continue reading

8 Ways to Slash Your Dementia Risk

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

July 27, 2020

If you have a family history of Alzheimer’s or dementia, you probably feel like you have a giant target on your back.

In fact, these diseases are a top concern for many of my aging patients.

But just because you’re at a higher genetic risk doesn’t mean you’re doomed to suffer. Continue reading

Men: Is Your Bladder Running Your Life?

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

July 24, 2020

I’ve had a number of men come into my office over the years complaining about the constant urge to pee.

They usually suspect prostate problems. And, in some cases, they’re right.

But many other men are suffering from something much simpler… an overactive bladder. Continue reading

3 Common OTC Meds that can make Your Symptoms Multiply

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

July 20, 2020

Tom was desperate when he first came into my office. He’d already been through the wringer with one doctor. And he hoped I could finally provide relief.

You see, eight months ago, Tom started experiencing chest pains. He went in to see his normal doctor who identified the cause as heartburn. Tom was sent home with a proton pump inhibitor (PPI) to fix his problem.

The doctor just forgot to mention one little thing. The PPI had a “black box” warning saying it shouldn’t be taken more than 6 weeks! Continue reading