COVID Has Deepened an Epidemic of Loneliness

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

March 23, 2022

As we enter our third year living with COVID, some people are still afraid to leave their homes.

But even before the virus, social isolation was a growing epidemic. Rates of loneliness doubled between the 1980s and 2017. And a Harvard survey conducted in October of 2021 showed one in three people reported feeling lonely “frequently” or “almost all the time or “all the time.”

The thing is, loneliness doesn’t cause people to isolate themselves. But isolation definitely leads to loneliness. And that’s not a good thing. Continue reading

Chew Your Way to Slimness

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

March 18, 2022

People spend a lot of time thinking about food; choosing food, cooking food and eating food. But they very seldom put very much emphasis on chewing their food.

Just think about how long it takes to make a Thanksgiving dinner. Nearly all day, right? But how soon is it over once you sit down to eat?

We love to wolf down our food! Continue reading

The Best and Worst Foods for AMD

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

March 14, 2022

“Eating and reading are two pleasures that combine admirably.” — C. S. Lewis

I wholeheartedly agree with that sentiment. Sitting down to dinner with a good book on my table stand is one of the highlights of my day… as well as during breakfast and lunch if I’m home.

I love to read, so the last thing I would ever want to experience is vision problems. The interesting thing here is that the foods we put into our mouths can have a direct effect on whether we experience vision loss or not. Continue reading

Why BMI is Wrong for So Many People

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

March 9, 2022

People often worry about their body mass index when they shouldn’t.

Say you’re five feet, eight inches tall and weigh 200 pounds. You’ve got a BMI of 30.4, which says you’re obese.

If you’re active and well-muscled, you probably aren’t anywhere near obese. But if you’re a couch potato who is out of shape and carrying around a lot of excess fat, well, then the BMI got it right for you.

It works just the opposite, too. Continue reading

Just 15 Minutes a Day to Fewer Mistakes

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

March 7, 2022

It’s odd how the mind works.

Maybe you’re in the grocery store and pick up some garlic stuffed olives. You get home, and a couple of days later you open them up. Your salivary glands are dripping in anticipation of that garlicky flavor as you place one in your mouth.

You chomp down, and your taste buds are shocked!

It turns out you accidentally picked up olives that were stuffed with blue cheese. When you look at the label, you realize that the label is a different color than usual. And it clearly states “Blue Cheese Stuffed Olives.” But you never even noticed these details when you plucked them off the shelf. Continue reading

Herbal Teas for all that Ails You

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

March 4, 2022

I don’t think people realize that herbal teas aren’t really tea, per say. Green and black teas all come from the Camellia sinensis plant.

Herbal teas, on the other hand, are made using the leaves, stems, roots, flowers, bark, seeds or petals of specific herbal plants. So they are more of an herbal infusion, even though we call them herbal teas.

And we all know about these herbal concoctions. Most of us use them at some point in our lives. Continue reading

When Your Feet Feel Like They are On Fire

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

March 2, 2022

People don’t comprehend the absolute unremitting pain of peripheral neuropathy. It begins with tingling in the feet, then moves on to a feeling of “pins and needles” or burning sensations like your feet are on fire. It can even feel as if you’re walking on clouds – like your feet aren’t touching the floor – because you can’t feel the floor.

But it’s not until the real pain starts that people begin to get upset. That’s when it starts interfering with daily activities, because it’s difficult to walk or remain standing for any length of time.

Left untreated, it could lead to numbness and a loss of feeling in the feet, which can severely affect your balance. Continue reading

5 Nuts You Should Eat Every Day

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

February 25, 2022

I love nuts. Sometimes I’ll buy them mixed, other times I’ll just grab a bag of one type or another. That works out well for me, because I don’t have a favorite. I like all of them.

What I’ve found is that when I get different nuts to put in my salad each night, I can rotate them. One night I’ll toss in some almond slivers. Another night it’s walnuts or pecans. Sometimes I even get a little crazy and use candied walnuts and candied pecans…and well, I really like the occasional crunchiness on my fork.

One of the things I like best about nuts is that they’re so darned good for you. Continue reading

Top Foods to Improve Erectile Function

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

February 21, 2022

In the February 16th issue you learned how erectile dysfunction can make your penis appear smaller. But that really isn’t the main issue with ED. Neither is the inability to maintain an erection.

The real problem is that ED is primarily a vascular problem. Things like plaque deposits on the arterial walls, poor blood viscosity, blocked arteries and high blood pressure can all contribute to it. These are the same vascular concerns that cause heart attacks, strokes and heart disease.

The thing is, the blood vessels in the penis are narrower in diameter than in other parts of the body.  So, if your arteries are beginning to clog due to vascular disease, the penis is one of the first places you’ll notice a problem. Continue reading

Is Your Manhood Shrinking?

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

February 16, 2022

Your penis may look smaller as you grow older. But is it actually shrinking?

It’s not as though we men don’t have enough to worry about in that department. As we age, our man-parts don’t always perform exactly like we want them to. Add onto that the idea of a shrinking penis and it really ups the pressure.

Well, let me reassure you. The size of your adult penis was determined long before you were born. It’s like a genetic lottery – and you get whatever penis you’re dealt. Unless some type of surgery is involved, you’re never going to make it larger, and it’s not going to get any smaller. Continue reading