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Eternal Youth is Hiding in Your Telomeres

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

  • Living healthy to 100 isn’t a pipe dream
  • Enjoy health and independence in your “old” age
  • The fat that turns back the hands of time

Most people expect to live well into their 70’s. They hope they’ll make it into their 80’s or 90’s. But I find that most of my patients and other folks I talk to want to reach – and even surpass – their 100th birthday.

While this may sound like a pipe dream to you, it’s a reality for more than 315,000 centenarians worldwide.

Now, I’m sure that some of these centenarians have their share of health problems. But oddly enough, most “super-seniors” don’t die of things like heart disease or cancer like younger elderly patients.

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Consider THIS Before Your Next Flu Shot

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

November 20, 2017

  • Getting a flu shot doesn’t prevent you from getting the flu
  • Things to consider before your next flu shot
  • Check out this flu-fighting vitamin

If you’ve been debating on whether to get your flu shot or not, I just want to make one thing clear.

Getting a flu shot does not prevent you from getting the flu.

That’s right. It only protects you against influenza viruses that researchers think will be common during the upcoming flu season. To top it off, the influenza virus is constantly mutating. So it’s nearly impossible to predict its form far enough in advance to create a truly effective vaccine.

As a result, vaccine effectiveness varies greatly from year to year. Continue reading

What Ridiculously Healthy Seniors Want to Have in Common With 30 Year Olds

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

November 15, 2017

  • Ridiculously healthy seniors have this in common with 30-year olds
  • Three foods that destroy your gut microbiome
  • Reset your microbiota for a longer, healthier and more active life

Here’s something I bet will get your attention:

People over the age of 90 who are “ridiculously healthy” have a gut microbiome similar to that of a healthy 30-year old.

This discovery is absolutely amazing. It actually suggests that if you can reset your microbiota to that of a 30-year old, you could live a longer, healthier and more active life.

Now, the concept of gut microbiota and health isn’t new. Continue reading

It’s Not the Fat That’s Killing Us, It’s THIS

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

November 13, 2017

  • Too much sugar triples risk of dying from heart disease
  • Are you eating 152 pounds of sugar a year?
  • What to eat instead of refined sugar

Most people only link sugary foods to insulin resistance and diabetes. But, I’ll bet nobody has ever told you what eating too much sugar does to your heart. The truth is, sugar is more dangerous to your cardiovascular health than saturated fat.

Excess sugars in your diet can actually triple your chances of dying from cardiovascular disease. And it doesn’t make any difference if you’re health-conscious in other areas. Even if you exercise, maintain a healthy weight and eat well otherwise, it can still triple your chances.

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98% Americans Aren’t Getting Enough of This

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

November 10, 2017

  • These nearly invisible deficiencies can stop your heart from beating
  • 98% of us don’t get enough of this heart-regulating nutrient
  • The other forgotten mineral that can re-energize your heart

The way we still treat chronic heart disease these days is very short-sighted. It zeroes in on certain short term acute preventive measures that usually involve dangerous prescription drugs to lower cholesterol, thin the blood, control blood pressure and so on.

But if you read last Wednesday’s issue Advanced Natural Medicine, you discovered that low levels of calcium could potentially lead to sudden cardiac arrest.

And guess what?

You can take all the heart-protective drugs your doctor prescribes. But unless you correct that underlying calcium deficiency, those meds won’t do a thing to save your heart – or your life.

So today I would like to talk about two more minerals that don’t get a lot of news these days. Continue reading

The Bone Nutrient That Keeps Your Heart Beating Strong

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

November 8, 2017

  • The bone nutrient that keeps your heart beating strong
  • Sudden cardiac death linked to calcium deficiency
  • Do your heart a favor with these natural sources of calcium

Calcium. You’ve heard it can strengthen your bones.

And as many physicians like my self know, most folks don’t become concerned about their calcium intake until osteoporosis, bone fractures or loss of physical function sets in. It simply isn’t a concern unless you’re the one dealing with these issues.

But what if calcium isn’t “just about the bones”? Continue reading

Can Living “Off Your Clock” Wreak Havoc on Your Health?

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

November 3, 2017

  • Your internal clock does more than regulate sleep
  • Mysterious ways your body clock affects your health
  • 6 ways to synchronize your natural circadian rhythm

When you think about your “body clock”, it’s likely that the only thing you associate it with is your sleep schedule. But what if I told that your “clock” is running in every cell of your body, every single day minute of the day?

It’s true. In fact, three scientists who contributed to this discovery recently received the Nobel Prize for it. And it’s well deserved.

It turns out that our circadian rhythm is critical to much more than our sleeping habits. Any mismatch between our lifestyle and our internal clock can affect any number of biological processes.

In the short-term you might find yourself feeling fuzzy, forgetful and out of sorts. You might even feel hungrier than usual… craving sweets and carbs.

But in the long-term? Continue reading

Weird Fat Burns Calories at Extraordinary Rate

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

October 30, 2017

  • The body fat that makes you skinny
  • Ramp up levels of calorie-burning fat
  • Make your white fat brown

You may not be happy with the amount of fat on your body. But there’s one type of fat that’s actually good for you. The more of it you have, the more reason you have to love it.

It’s called brown fat. And while you may not hear much about it, it’s the kind of fat actually promotes weight loss… helping to burn off extra calories at an extraordinary rate. Continue reading

3 Tips to Rediscover Happiness

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

October 25, 2017

  • Is depression making you sick?
  • The test every with depressive symptoms should take
  • 3 tips to boost your chances of rediscovering happiness

Depression isn’t anything to take lightly. That’s because it doesn’t just take an emotional toll. It also has a profound effect on your total health. In fact, depression is the leading cause of ill health and disability worldwide.

People who are depressed are much more likely to develop heart disease, arthritis, asthma, back pain, breathing disorders and migraines. They are also more likely to die at a younger age. Additionally, depression increases the risk of substance use disorders.

I urge you… if you suffer from depression… if you know someone who is depressed… take action now! Continue reading

Men: Eat These Foods to Smell Sexier

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

October 23, 2017

  • Why does your sweat stink?
  • Women like the smell of men who eat these foods
  • Certain health conditions may contribute to body odor

Down here in South Florida, it’s hard not to sweat. Patients come into my office with large patches of moisture at the underarms of their shirts, on their backs and ringing around their collars. And sometimes it smells pretty lousy.

The thing that most people don’t realize is that sweat doesn’t come out of the body smelling bad. It’s actually the interaction of the sweat with skin bacteria that produces the odor. Let me explain… Continue reading

5 Healthy Fats For You, 1 is Even Steak!

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

October 20, 2017

  • Everything you’ve been told about fats is wrong
  • It’s time to put eggs back on your menu
  • Top sources for healthy, life-saving fats

The idea that fat is bad for you is a myth that’s been sold to the American public for more than 50 years now. But in the past few decades, it’s been disproven over and over again.

Study after study shows absolutely no link between fat – saturated or otherwise – and heart disease.

Yet I meet so many patients and other folks who are still loading up on “low-fat”,” “reduced-fat,” and “no fat” foods. The dogma is so ingrained in their lives that they avoid fat like the plague!

Well, if you’re one of them I have some news for you. Continue reading