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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 this Little Red Berry for Your Heart

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

August 23, 2019

I just love cranberry sauce.

And not just at Thanksgiving. I love it year round. In fact, I go to Trader Joe’s in the fall and buy two whole cases of the stuff to last me the year.

Mix in some orange and lemon zest… I just love it!

Now let’s be clear. I am not talking about that Ocean Spray large, loose jelly monster that comes out of a can… completely intact with ridges still on it. Continue reading

Breathe Away Morning Fatigue

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

August 19, 2019

I tried to call my phone company the other day.

Yup… you guessed it. Rather than reaching a real person, I wasted a bunch of time trying to press the right number to make the phone robot happy. I found myself begging to talk to a real person….well, actually I was  pressing zero multiple times to get to an operator…didn’t work.

Sadly, stressors like this are common these days.

And it seems to be taking its toll on society. When I look at my own practice, I have many more stressed out patients looking for help than I did 20, 10, or even 5 years ago. Continue reading

Why Music Boosts Your Health

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

August 14, 2019

“Sweet dreams are made of this… Who am I to disagree?”

I love listening to this song by the Eurythmics when I’m walking on a treadmill. With the speed set at 3.5 miles per hour, I find it’s the perfect tune to give a bounce to my step and a boost to my brain.

I literally put it on repeat – and it keeps me going much longer than I normally could go. Continue reading

Better than Juicing

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

August 12, 2019

It’s not true that “an apple a day keeps the doctor away.” I’m a doctor, so I should know…

It’s actually two apples!

Jokes aside, I love fresh fruits and vegetables. They’re loaded with vitamins, minerals and antioxidants that are good for my health… and yours.

All of these nutrients work together to slash your risk of cancer, heart disease, Alzheimer’s and other age-related health concerns.

But when we’re talking about eating fruits and vegetables, I wish people would stop trying to juice their fruits and veggies… and remember the importance of chewing them instead. Continue reading

Foods that take 5 Years off Your Brain’s Age

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

August 9, 2019

There’s a good reason why levels of dementia are on the rise in the United States. And it has a lot to do with our “SAD” American diet (a.k.a. Standard American Diet.)

So, if you want to live a long life free from dementia, the best thing you can do is feed your brain the right types of food.

There’s an expression, “You are what you eat.” It’s especially true when it comes to your brain health. Continue reading

Super Juice for Your Heart, Brain and Joints

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

August 7, 2019

I had an 87-year-old patient who once gave me his recipe for a drink he called “Blood.”

Now, before you get too grossed out, let me explain…

Yes, his bright red juice looked a lot like blood. But this name was appropriate for another reason. Continue reading

Colonoscopy Every 5 Years? Think Again!

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

August 2, 2019

If you shudder at the thought of getting your next colonoscopy, you’re not alone.

I have several patients who dread the expected explosive results of the liquid laxative drink and worry about being injured during the procedure.

That’s why you’ll be happy to learn there are a few safer alternatives for testing your colon health. But none of them are 100% accurate, so it pays to know the details. Continue reading

5 Warning Signs Your Arteries are Clogging

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

July 29, 2019

My father, brothers, and uncles all suffered from heart attacks. They also all had one strange physical sign – creased earlobes!

Believe it or not, this is a warning sign that your arteries may be at increased risk for clogging – and there are well over 50 studies to prove it. (Look for a crease that runs diagonally from  the top of your earlobe to the lower edge of your earlobe.)

Earlobe creases form because of weakened then folded collagen in your ears. It’s also a sign of weakened collagen elsewhere…especially in your arteries. Once this symptom appears, it’s really important for you to take note. Continue reading

Protecting Your Eyes from the Summer Sun

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

July 24, 2019

When K.L. popped into the office the other day, she looked horrible. Her eyes were bloodshot and swollen.

The appointment was supposed to be nothing more than a quick follow-up from a previous visit. But I had to ask.

“What’s going on with your eyes?”

K.L. waved her hands in front of her face and said, “It’s nothing. This always happens when I spend too much time in the sun. But it only takes a couple of days before it goes away.” Continue reading

Let’s Make Red Meat Healthy Again!

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

July 22, 2019

Despite popular belief among my patients and readers, I don’t have anything against red meat… as long as it is grass-fed and only takes up a small portion of your diet.

It’s never too late to take me up on this advice. And some day you may even thank me for it.

You see, higher red meat intake increases your risk of death from most of the health threats you are trying to avoid during your lifetime… like cancer, cardiovascular disease, and diabetes.

Let me explain… Continue reading