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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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Best 12 Fruits and Vegetables Bought Organic

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

April 28, 2017

  • Eat your strawberries… without the pesticides
  • 12 fruits and vegetables best bought organic
  • Which produce is least likely to have pesticide residues?

Strawberries are one of those fruits that almost everyone loves to eat. They’re sweet, juicy and delicious. Plus, they’re chock full of antioxidants that are good for your heart, help normalize your blood sugar, protect your brain and have anti-cancer properties.

But if you’re not buying organic strawberries, you may be wrecking all of the wonderful health benefits that come along with eating them. Continue reading

How the Trans Fat Ban Cuts Heart Attacks

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

April 26, 2017

  • Cutting trans fats saves lives
  • Taking a look at the upcoming trans fat ban
  • How to ensure your food is safe from deadly fats

When everyone stopped eating saturated fats and started eating “no saturated fat” foods containing trans fats, it was a monumental disaster.

These fats are deadly. They create high levels of inflammation, lower healthy HDL levels, impair endothelial function and may worsen insulin sensitivity. This makes trans fats a lethal enemy to your cardiovascular health.

But guess what happened when some New York counties banned trans fats from restaurants and other eateries? Continue reading

20 Super Healthy Alternatives to Kale

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

April 21, 2017

  • Kale isn’t the only green superfood
  • Here’s what eating more greens can do for you
  • 20 super healthy alternatives to kale

Over the past few years, kale has become the watchword when it comes to green leafy vegetables. It’s the dark green darling of master chefs and foodies across the country. Even McDonalds and Chick-fil-A have gotten in on the act. Maybe you have, too.

But let’s face it. Kale isn’t for everyone.

A lot of people I’ve talked to tell me they’d love to eat it, but just can’t handle the bitter taste. Many of us are genetically “bitter tasters”, so we have a greater taste sensitivity to kale and other greens. Some even feel a little guilty about not working harder to find a way to like it. Others are just tired of it. Continue reading

Little-Known Deficiency Contributes to Your Weight Gain

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

April 17, 2017

  • Iodine deficiency contributes to weight gain
  • Why you might have low levels of iodine
  • Simple test can reveal your status

Have you been putting on extra pounds? And does that extra weight refuse to budge… no matter how little you eat or how much you exercise?

While there are many reasons you might be gaining stubborn weight, there’s one that’s often overlooked: Continue reading

Want to Live Longer? Eat this Every Day

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

April 12, 2017

  • Beans get a bad rap, but they shouldn’t
  • Plus, they really ARE good for your heart
  • Here are some easy (and tasty!) ways to eat more beans

Beans get a bad rap. They tend to make some people gassy. And if the only ones you’ve ever tasted came out of a can, you probably put your fork down after the first bite. Canned beans taste horrible.

But that doesn’t mean you should give up on beans. They’re one of the healthiest foods you can eat. And when you prepare them correctly, they can be very tasty. Plus, they’re loaded with nutrition.

Whether its black beans, pintos, great northern or navy beans, they’re all high in protein and jam-packed with nutrients like potassium, magnesium, folate, iron and zinc. Continue reading

3 Common Meds that can Trigger a Heart Attack

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

April 10, 2017

  • Certain medications could trigger unexpected heart attack
  • Tame your pain without risky NSAID drugs
  • How safe are antacids and allergy meds?

Your LDL cholesterol is perfect. You exercise and eat well. Your blood pressure is just as happy and laid-back as you are.

WHAM! Suddenly it happens!

Your heart starts beating erratically and you feel disoriented. Maybe you experience a sharp pain in your chest, shoulder or back. You might even have a headache that abruptly seems to explode inside your head and trickle down into your body.

The next thing you know you’re rushed into an emergency room at the nearest hospital.

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Shocker: If You’re Not Eating these Foods, You’re at Risk

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

April 7, 2017

  • If you’re not eating these foods, you’re at risk of early death
  • Your most powerful weapon against the Grim Reaper
  • Eat for your life!

Here’s some startling news for you: Nearly half of all deaths from heart disease, stroke and diabetes here in the U.S. are associated with poor eating habits.

But it’s not just because folks are eating too much bad food. In many cases, they just aren’t getting enough healthy foods in their diet. Continue reading

The Best Sugar Substitute Available Today

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

April 5, 2017

  • Are sugar-free beverages your best choice?
  • How no-calorie sweeteners sabotage your gut
  • Raise your glass high… and drink to your health

Swapping your sugary soda for a sugar-free iced tea or diet cola might sound like a smart decision. But drinking beverages labeled “sugar-free” won’t do anything to help you lose weight, prevent diabetes or make you healthier.

You see, most sugar-free drinks contain artificial sweeteners.

These “fake” sugars elicit the same response from your body that real sugar does. But they don’t provide any calories. There’s not an ounce of energy in them. This tricks your taste buds – and your body – into thinking a big dose of sugar is on its way. Continue reading

4 Nutrients to Unclog Your Fatty Liver

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

March 31, 2017

  • This silent disease is a top cause of liver transplants
  • Is it time to put your liver on a diet?
  • 4 nutrients to unclog your fatty liver

When I first started practicing medicine, I didn’t see a lot of liver disease. When I did run across a case, it usually involved someone who was a heavy drinker. There really weren’t a lot of surprises.

Over the years, that has changed a lot. More and more non-drinkers are developing liver disease. In fact, non-alcoholic fatty liver (NAFLD) is responsible for about three-quarters of liver disease diagnosed here in the U.S.

Even worse, over the past 10 years, liver transplants associated with NAFLD have increased by a whopping 170%. This makes it the second most common type of liver disease that’s putting people on waiting lists for transplants.

The explosive growth of this deadly disease is a horrible tragedy. And it comes with some very scary facts: Continue reading

3 Benefits of This “New” Broth

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

March 27, 2017

  • Is bone broth the new miracle cure?
  • 3 ways to boost the benefits of bone stock
  • My mother’s recipe for health and longevity

Sipping on bone broth/bone stock is the latest health trend. But the concept of bone broth certainly isn’t new.

My mother, her mother before her (and so on down the line) knew the value of a hardy soup stock made from bones. Back in the day, it was a very inexpensive way to create nutrient-rich meals.

Today, people all across the U.S. are jumping on the bone broth bandwagon.

But they aren’t making meals of it. They’re sipping on it throughout the day in an effort to lose weight, protect their joints, strengthen their digestive health and all sorts of other things. Continue reading