David Blyweiss, M.D.
Dr. David Blyweiss began his medical career as a clinical pharmacist in South Florida prior to earning his medical degree from St. George’s University School of Medicine in 1982. Over the last twenty years, with the nutritional medical knowledge base expanding in the fields of nutrigenomics, proteomics and other related “orthomolecular” disciplines directed towards patients’ biochemical individuality, Dr. Blyweiss became an early adherent and experienced practitioner of what would become known as “functional medicine.” Dr. Blyweiss has used this matrix of systems biology to effectively manage and alleviate the symptoms related to the most “difficult-to-treat” conditions by addressing the underlying causes, allowing the body to heal itself.
Lectures for the 2017 Cruise
Keynote: Chronic Disease Is Never One Thing: It’s About Diet, Lifestyle, Genes and Environment in the 21st Century
Unlike some of infectious disease, NCDs are not amenable to being cured with a pill or a vaccination. Returning health to a baseline is a combination of changes in diet, lifestyle and environment as well as working with the genetic cards we were dealt. The individuality of the person is important when developing a treatment plan that will be successful and followed by the individual patient. Integrating the multi-factors involved in creating health can be complicated and complex. Dr. Blyweiss will provide a strategic approach that physicians can apply with their patients.
Lecture: You Are What You Eat, Digest and Absorb: Latest Information on the Gut-Brain Axis
The gut and the brain are intimately involved in each other's function and health. The gut and brain communicate via several routes, including the vagus nerve, hormones, the autonomic nervous system, the immune system and cytokines. The microbiome is becoming more recognized as a key regulator of gut action - and therefore, by extension, the microbiome is important for brain health as well. Could probiotics be helpful for the brain? This presentation will discuss these subjects as well as specific probiotic applications, criteria for use and what to keep in mind when helping patients toward wellness.
Q&A Panel: Cruisin’ for Knowledge ‒ Using a Plant-Based Diet to Support Health and Avoid Risks with Dr. Caldwell Esselstyn Jr., Dr. T. Colin Campbell, Dr. Joel Kahn and Dr. David Blyweiss, hosted by Sandy Pukel
Don’t miss this motivational, inspiring and informative Q&A with plant-based diet luminaries Dr. Caldwell Esselstyn Jr., Dr. T. Colin Campbell, Dr. Joel Kahn and Dr. David Blyweiss facilitated by cruise director Sandy Pukel. This is your chance to get all your questions answered. Whether you have been practicing a plant-based lifestyle for years or are just getting your feet wet, these experts can take you to the next level. Get the real scoop on living well, eating well and taking control of your health.