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Eternal Youth is Hiding in Your Telomeres

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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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2 Hormones That Make Weight Loss Near Impossible

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

October 19, 2016

  • Put an end to yo-yo dieting
  • Have you become resistant to weight loss?
  • Drop pounds while eating all of the food you want

You don’t have to starve yourself to lose weight. You don’t have to count calories, worry about portion size or eat boring foods either.

Nonetheless, these are exactly the things that most folks do when they go on a diet. It’s also why so many people end up rebounding – gaining their weight back soon after they lose it.

This can turn into a vicious cycle of yo-yo dieting. And if this sounds anything like your weight loss efforts, I’m here to tell you that you CAN turn things around.

Let me explain what happens when you deprive yourself of food. Continue reading

Are Mushrooms the New Superfood?

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

October 14, 2016

  • Are mushrooms the new superfood?
  • Lowly mushroom packs a powerful punch
  • The incredible medicinal mushroom

If you’re like me, you enjoy the flavor and texture of mushrooms. But you may not realize that they have super-powers.

That’s right. The lowly mushroom is a superfood. In general, mushrooms have a higher protein content than many vegetables. Multiple studies on edible mushrooms have revealed some incredible biological activities including antitumor and anticarcinogenic effects.

Also mushrooms contain a number of secondary metabolites, including various phenolic compounds, which have been shown to act as excellent antioxidants and now a recently discovered one that I’m very excited about. Continue reading

The Saturated Fat Myth

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

October 10, 2016

  • Debunking the saturated fat myth
  • It’s not the fat, it’s the sugar
  • Beat the health toll the American diet is taking on you

Eating saturated fats will kill you. They’ll clog your arteries, give you a heart attack and send you to an early death.

This is what you’ve been told for years. But is it true?

Well, this is a myth that’s been sold to the American public for more than 50 years. And a huge number of folks (including the medical professionals who we look to for advice) bought into it… hook, line and sinker.

However, it’s been anything but good for us. Continue reading

How to Kick Your Addiction to Salt, Sugar and Fat

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

October 5, 2016

  • Cracking the code on food cravings
  • How big food manufacturers get you “hooked”
  • My top tips to curb unhealthy food cravings

Got a hankering for something salty or fatty? Yearning for something sugary?

It’s easy enough to grab a bag of chips, a slice of pizza, soda or candy bar to satisfy whatever desire you have.

And to tell the truth, an occasional treat is no cause for concern. Almost everyone has food cravings now and then.

But what happens if you find yourself craving one or more of these types of food on a daily basis? Continue reading

Stress Free in 5 Minutes

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

October 3, 2016

  • Little-known cause of inflammation
  • Can stress really give you a heart attack?
  • Here’s what you can do to address the stress

Let’s face it. Nobody likes being stressed out. It makes you feel out of sorts, messes with your mind and can send you into a tailspin.

But hey… that’s life, right? You deal with it and move on.

If only it were that easy.

For the most part, folks don’t actually deal with their stress. Instead, they hold it inside. Eventually, the tension builds into a state of constant worry and anxiety. It can become such a normal part of your life that you may not even realize you’re carrying it around.

However the cumulative effects of all this stress can do a lot more than leave you feeling tense and strained. It also sets off a chain reaction that places your body in an inflammatory state. Continue reading

Warning! Never Eat this “Healthy Food”

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

September 30, 2016

  • Are you eating the wrong kind of soy?
  • The unhealthy side of soy
  • Discover the Japanese soy secret

Put down that that veggie burger or tofu dog before you hurt yourself!

Yes, I’m serious.

You see, there’s a problem with the soy you’re eating in the name of good health. It’s probably not the real deal.

The soy and tofu “meats” that are so popular here in the U.S. don’t actually contain any real, natural, organic soy. In fact, most of it isn’t anything like the healthy soy foods Japan and other Asian countries are so well-known for. Continue reading

Coffee: Medicine or Poison?

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

September 26, 2016

  • Is coffee really good for your heart?
  • Why some people should drink more coffee… and others shouldn’t
  • What to do if you’re a java-junkie

These days, most of the news about coffee is great. Some of the touted health benefits may even make coffee teetotalers want to turn into coffee connoisseurs.

One day you’ll read an article proclaiming coffee’s ability to cut your risk of diabetes, protect your heart or slash your chances of getting cancer. The next you’ll hear that it helps ward off dementia, Parkinson’s or Alzheimer’s.

If you’re a coffee drinker, this news makes you feel great… until one of those negative headlines come out saying that coffee consumption is linked to heart attacks, reduces insulin sensitivity and makes your bones weak.

These inconsistencies can leave your head spinning. Continue reading

5 Warning Signs Your Arteries are Clogging

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

September 23, 2016

  • How do you know if your arteries are clogged?
  • Bad backs, creased earlobes and heart attacks
  • Time to get serious about taking care of your arteries

The only way you’ll ever know for sure if you have blocked arteries is if you undergo an angiogram. But the only time you’ll ever get one of these tests is if you fail a stress test or suffer a cardiovascular event.

So what if there were other ways to find out how clogged up your blood vessels are?

Over the years, I’ve found there are several advance warning signs that can occur when plaque builds up in your arteries.

For example, how is your back feeling? Is it stiff, tender and achy? Have you been told your discs are degenerating? Do you have a touch of spinal arthritis? Continue reading

Two Spices that Stop Cancer

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

September 21, 2016

  • Stop cancer before it starts
  • Asian spice kills cancer cells
  • 2 more spices to up your odds against cancer

If you’re counting on medical science to protect you against cancer, you’re on the wrong track.

Sure. Over the years we’ve gotten much better at increasing survivorship of patients who are stricken with this deadly disease. However, we’re still no closer to developing a drug to cure it. And there is no vaccine or medication that helps prevent it.

In the meantime, the majority of cancers are caused by lifestyle factors. In fact, only about 5% of cancers are hereditary. This means your best bet at side-stepping cancer is to avoid it in the first place. Continue reading