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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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Could 3 Missing Minerals be Behind Cardiac Arrest?

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

February 22, 2019

Patients concerned about their heart health usually want to know just three or four things.

Is my cholesterol okay? How are my triglycerides? And what’s my blood pressure? Is my homocysteine normal?

All of these are certainly considerations when it comes to your arterial health. (Pretty much everyone knows that if an artery gets clogged it can trigger a stroke or heart attack.)

But how often do you wonder what it is that actually makes your heart beat… how it can contract and relax more than 100,000 times a day with out getting tired? And how can you make sure it keeps beating? Continue reading

Would You Like a Side of Glyphosate with your Cereal?

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

February 18, 2019

Are you still sold on the idea that whole wheat breads, cereals and pastas are the answer to good health?

I’m not. And I’ll bet your reaction this statement is the same as many of my patients.

“What the heck, Doc,” they say. “My ancestors ate wheat all the time. What’s your problem?”

It’s not ‘my’ problem. It’s everyone’s. Continue reading

5 Healthy Options to a Mediterranean Diet

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

February 15, 2019

One of the first things I recommend to all of my new patients is that they transition into a Mediterranean way of eating. But not everyone is sold on the idea.

Many of my first-time patients fall into this category. These are the people who come to me because they are sick, tired and run down.

The biggest problem I find with most of these patients is that they honestly think they’re already eating a relatively wholesome diet. They’re convinced that sugar free beverages, whole wheat breads and cereals, reduced-salt foods and low-fat dairy are good for them. No wonder they don’t feel good! Continue reading

Forget Cholesterol. There’s a New Player in Heart Disease

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

February 13, 2019

The other day I saw R.B. for the first time. The reason she ended up at my clinic was one of those stories I hear all too often.

It turns out her older sister recently suffered a heart attack. No high cholesterol. No high blood pressure or other warning signs. Boom! A heart attack right out of the blue.

Like anyone else would, R.B. decided to do a little internet investigating on her own. That’s where she discovered a large amount of information on a cardiovascular risk factor she had never heard of before. Trimethylamine- N-oxide (TMAO).

She suspected that this might be the cause of her sister’s heart attack. And she wanted to find out if she might be at risk, too. But when she asked to be tested for it, her cardiologist told her the test was worthless. Continue reading

Go from Scrawny to Brawny in a Matter of Weeks

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

February 6, 2019

One of the top recommendations I have for all my patients – and everyone else I meet – is to get moving!

It’s the one thing that can help you stay in top physical and mental shape as you age. In fact, when you exercise regularly you are twice as likely to remain functionally fit and disease free over the next 10 years of your life.

And when you look at the other benefits, it’s not hard to be sold on the concept. Continue reading

Shrink Your Waistline to Grow Your Brain

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

February 4, 2019

There are a lot great reasons to maintain a healthy weight. I hear about many of them from my own patients.

  • “I want to look hot again!” says the pudgy 32-year old single mom.
  • “I’m sick of dealing with these damned sugar problems,” declares an overweight middle-age patient with diabetes.
  • “With all the huffing and puffing I do just to get out of my chair, I’m afraid I’ll have a heart attack or something,” frets an obese gentleman in his 60’s.
  • “My knees are killing me,” complains a chubby young executive.

But in all of my years as a physician, there is one extremely important reason to lose weight that has never shows up on my radar. I’ve never heard a single patient say they wanted to drop those extra pounds to protect their cognitive abilities or ward off dementia. Continue reading

What to Do When You Can’t Poop

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

February 1, 2019

Patients come into my office for all sorts of reasons. Their visits can be for almost anything – from chronic and difficult-to-treat conditions to unexpected emergencies or minor health concerns.

But quite a few of these patients, no matter where they fall on the health spectrum, have something in common.

They’re clogged up and can’t poop. Continue reading

Good Alternative for Colonoscopy

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

January 30, 2019

Sometimes it seems like one of the most difficult tasks I have as a physician is getting certain patients to schedule a colonoscopy.

Some of them are terrified the gastroenterologist will be sloppy. Maybe punch a hole through their intestines. Or do something to cause hemorrhaging or an infection. Perhaps cause some other type of permanent or deadly damage.

Others just don’t want to chug down a foul-tasting liquid laxative and spend all night running to the toilet.

In the end, many of them flat out refuse to take part in the process. And I certainly can’t make them do it! Continue reading

I Love These Stinking Foods!

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

January 23, 2019

Onions make you cry. Garlic gives you bad breath. And a lot of people don’t even know what a leek or shallot is.

But these are all some of my favorite foods.

I try to save heavy doses of them for weekends when I know I don’t have to see patients the following day.

But I couldn’t resist ordering the garlic and green onion hummus appetizer when I went out to dinner last night. And the wild mushroom soup with roasted garlic was definitely calling my name. Continue reading

Are Your Eyes a Window to Dementia?

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

January 21, 2019

There is an obvious reason to take good care of your eyes. To protect your vision.

But there is another reason that is equally important. It’s something people don’t hear much about. So it always comes as a surprise to my patients when I tell them this:

“If you want to protect your brain, it’s urgent that you take immediate measures to support healthy vision.”

It sounds crazy, right? But it’s not. Continue reading