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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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Why You’re Vitamin B12 Deficient & Why it Matters

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

May 26, 2017

  • Why you’re probably deficient of this vital nutrient
  • 3 common meds that drain B12 from your body
  • Boost your levels with this dual-delivery pathway

Vitamin B12 deficiency isn’t something we should have to deal with here in the U.S. Still, it’s become a pretty big problem – even among people who get plenty of vitamin B12 in their diets.

That’s right. Even if you eat a lot of vitamin B12 rich foods you could be deficient. In fact, you could be low on this nutrient even if take a B12 supplement or multivitamin.

That’s because the large majority of B12 insufficiency isn’t because it’s not readily available in our diets. Rather, somewhere around 60% of deficiencies are a result of malabsorption issues. Continue reading

Chronic Fatigue? Take a Look at Your Gut

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

May 22, 2017

  • Chronic fatigue syndrome is severely undiagnosed
  • Is an unhealthy gut at the root of this health condition?
  • 3 tips to rebuild a healthy gut microbiota

For years, many health professionals didn’t recognize chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) as a true health condition. And while most have come around to the idea that it’s not “all in your head”, it’s still severely under diagnosed.

As a matter of fact, it’s estimated that only about two out of every 10 people with CFS actually get a correct diagnoses.

As the name implies, fatigue is a big part of CFS. Physical or mental activity can send you into a bout of exhaustion that can last for a full day, sometimes even longer. But chronic weariness isn’t the only symptom. Continue reading

Yuck! What’s Hiding in Your Pillow?

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

May 19, 2017

  • Can you believe you’re laying your head on THIS every night?
  • You’ll never look at your pillow the same again
  • Your best protection against allergy-causing dust mites in the bedroom

Do you seem to suffer from year-round allergies? Are your mornings spent clearing out clogged nasal passages? Do you tend to feel congested and headachy for the first part of your day?

If so, your pillow could be to blame.

You see, every night while you’re sleeping you deposit dead skin and hair into your pillow. That’s pretty disgusting.

Even more disturbing is the number critters that come to feast on all of that dead skin. Continue reading

The 1 Artificial Sweetener You Should Use

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

May 17, 2017

  • Artificial sweeteners are a metabolic disaster in the making
  • The truth behind whole grains and fiber
  • What defines a “healthy” fat?

As far as maintaining healthy blood sugar is concerned, the classic interpretation is pretty straightforward. Cut down on your sugar and carbohydrate intake. Avoid processed foods. Get more fiber, eat more whole grains and add more healthy fats.

While this logic is sound, some of it may be sabotaging your efforts to avoid metabolic syndrome and diabetes. And if you’re already having glucose problems, it could be making matters worse. In fact, you could be heading toward a metabolic meltdown. Continue reading

#1 Way to Fill Nutritional Gaps in Your Diet

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

May 12, 2017

  • Are multivitamins a waste of money?
  • Rich in food… poor in nutrients
  • Your #1 insurance policy for good health

I have five supplements that I recommend that everyone take… every single day. And for the most part, my patients understand the rationale behind them.

They recognize that a high-quality omega-3 supplement can slash inflammation and pain and keep their hearts and brains working in top-notch condition.

Most of them also readily accept the fact that vitamin D deficiency is running rampant here in the U.S. So adding a vitamin D3 formula in cholecalciferol form only makes good sense. Continue reading

6 Unexpected Ways to Avoid Cancer

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

May 8, 2017

  • What you don’t know about cancer could kill you
  • Kick these cancer-causing foods to the curb
  • 6 unexpected ways to avoid cancer

For the most part, I find that most people think cancer is genetic… just the luck of the draw. So it might surprise you to learn that only about 5-10% of cancers are a direct result of genetics.

All of the others – a whopping 90% to 95% of cancers – are rooted in lifestyle factors. And I’m not just talking about a lifetime of smoking cigarettes or exposure to chemical laden products.

Much of your risk falls well within other areas of your life that you have complete control over.

In fact, what you don’t know about cancer may kill you faster than what you do know about it. Continue reading

The Great Potato Debate: Healthy or Not?

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

May 3, 2017

  • The great potato debate: Healthy or not?
  • 3 ways to cut the glycemic load of potatoes
  • Tasty tips for cooking healthier spuds

Potatoes are the ultimate comfort food. Unfortunately, they’re also starchy and carry a high glycemic load. This means they can cause a rapid spike in blood sugar and insulin—which is quickly followed by a sugar crash.

What we do to our potatoes doesn’t help much either. Continue reading

A Fun Way to Sharpen Your Brainpower

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

May 1, 2017

  • Losing your mental edge? Try this.
  • Boosting your brainpower is child’s play
  • Play like you mean it!

As we age we often forget to flex our mental muscles. It becomes much easier to trust in experience than it is to investigate new possibilities and create new challenges. (After all, you know that if you keep doing things the way you always have, you’ll likely get the results you expect.)

However when you continue to do the same things over and over again… when you quit exploring, analyzing and absorbing the data around you… your brain starts to wither.

The problem here is pretty simple. Continue reading

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