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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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Eat Your Way to Weight Loss

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

February 26, 2020

There are lots of ways to lose weight, but it’s not just “calories in calories out.” It’s not just one specific food versus another. People get really confused about this.

They want to know the magic food combination to make the pounds fall away…

Well, when it comes to losing weight, it’s a little more complicated than that. Continue reading

An Aspirin a Day Won’t Keep the Doctor Away

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

February 24, 2020

There are very few times when I’m in total agreement with the FDA…

But when it comes to the dangers of low-dose aspirin as a way to prevent heart attacks, we finally see eye-to-eye.

One of the most common questions I hear from patients is, “Is baby aspirin good for my heart? Should I be taking it every day?” Continue reading

Must-Have Test if you Take ANY Medications

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

February 21, 2020

When it comes to drug dosages, one size does NOT fit all…

Now, I could go on-and-on about how over-prescribed we are these days. If you’ve been a longtime reader, you know the side effects from medications can be extremely harmful to your health.

So, hopefully, you’re working with your doctor to lower your doses – and eventually eliminate them altogether. Continue reading

Must Take One Minute Muscle Test

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

February 17, 2020

There was a Disney movie I once saw that really struck me…

It was called Wall-E and it showed humans in the future riding around on mechanical wheelchairs – too unhealthy, overweight, and weak to move around on their own two legs.

Well, you’ve heard the old saying – “If you don’t use it, you lose it.” That really holds true even today. Continue reading

3 Foods More Deadly Than Red Meat

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

February 12, 2020

Last night was my red meat night. I made a delicious roast with red wine, bay leaves, and seasonings… then topped it with a huge heap of organic carrots, onions, and celery.

Honestly, it was mostly vegetables, but that’s a good way to keep my microbiome healthy and working at full tilt.

So yes, I tell my patients it is okay for them to have some red meat – provided it’s from a clean source and only accounts for about one meal a week. In fact, meat in general should only be about 13% of your entire diet. Continue reading

Clearing Up the Confusion About Hormone Replacement Therapy

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

February 5, 2020

You know, I actually met Suzanne Somers one time…

The woman is 75 years old and she’s absolutely radiant! Full lush hair, great skin – and if you believe it – her and her husband are sexually active all the time.

Wanna know her secret? Balanced hormones.

This may be an issue you’ve given consideration… Continue reading

Retire Later, Live Longer

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

February 3, 2020

I recently had someone ask me what I planned to do when I retired… I think my answer surprised her.

You see, even though I’m past the traditional age of retirement, I don’t see myself ever stopping my work.

I just enjoy talking with people about functional medicine too much.  I enjoy seeing patients.  And I enjoy training and educating – especially when it’s at an international conference.

I don’t plan on retiring, because if I retire, I’m putting myself at risk of an earlier death. Continue reading

Why Big Pharma Keeps Bashing Supplements

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

January 31, 2020

When a new drug hits the market, I usually hear a flurry of chatter among my patients.

They see the commercials, talk to friends who’ve received prescriptions, and wonder if this new pill might be the key to their own problems.

My response – however – is always the same… “Let’s wait!”

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Is Your Hair Loss Thyroid Related?

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

January 27, 2020

There’s a butterfly-shaped gland in your neck I’ll bet you never think about…

But just like your heart, lungs, liver and other organs, it’s something you should be taking good care of.

This little gland – the thyroid – pretty much rules your body. And when it slows down, so does everything else. Continue reading