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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 and Shave Off 6 Years

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

April 25, 2018

  • Is fiber the latest anti-aging treatment?
  • Take up to 6 years off your biological age
  • Here’s how easy it is to slow down the aging process

Did you know that if you aren’t eating enough fiber you might be aging more quickly than your peers? Sure, you might be the same age chronologically. But biologically you may look older, feel older and have more health problems.

You see, it turns out that people with a high fiber intake have longer telomeres than people who eat diets low in fiber.

If you aren’t familiar with them, telomeres are segments of DNA at the end of our chromosomes that control aging. If your telomeres are shorter than average, it increases your chances of developing age-related diseases such as cancer, diabetes, heart disease and dementia are increased. Shorter telomeres also mean a reduced lifespan.

Longer telomeres, on the other hand, are associated with a long and robust lifetime.

So just how amazing is it to discover that every gram of fiber you eat on a daily basis could reduce telomere shortening? Continue reading

3 Foods that Raise Your Blood Pressure

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

April 18, 2018

  • Are you grilling your way to high blood pressure?
  • The “other” white crystals that contribute to hypertension
  • 4 nutrients to improve your blood pressure readings

If you are trying to maintain a healthy blood pressure, you probably analyze labels very carefully for salt content. But did you know that there are other foods and beverages – ones that aren’t high in salt – that can affect your blood pressure too?

For example, most folks don’t realize that something as simple as the way you cook your meat can raise your chances of high blood pressure by as much as 17%.

You see, when you cook meat, poultry and fish at high temperatures, they create cancer-causing chemicals called heterocyclic aromatic amines. The more charred the meat, the more of these compounds are produced. A similar unintended consequence occurs forming acrylamides (a DNA mutagen) while cooking high starch content foods in high temperature, think  French fries or potato chips.

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Warning: Is This Hiding In Your Drinking Water?

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

April 16, 2018

  • Hidden dangers of BPA-free plastic
  • Are you drinking plastic particles?
  • Start protecting yourself now

Today products sold in plastic bottles and other plastics are all racing to claim they are free of bisphenol-A, or BPA-free.

This is because BPA is a known hormone-disrupter.  It contributes to estrogen dominance in men, breast cancer in women, reproductive disorders in both sexes and a whole host of other problems that are only now being explored in depth.

But did you know that even BPA-free plastics contribute to estrogen activity? Continue reading

The Biggest Threat to Your Brain Health

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

April 13, 2018

  • The biggest threat to your brain health
  • Slash your risk of dementia
  • Simple trick for an even bigger brain boost

One of the biggest aging concerns among my patients is the possibility of developing dementia in their later years. And for good reason! The idea of living without all of your mental faculties intact is just downright scary.

Now I’ll be the first to tell you that a nutrient-rich diet, good sleeping habits, weight management and your ability to control stress levels all go a long way in protecting your brain function.

Staying active and engaged, learning new things and varying your daily routines also help keep your brain firing on all cylinders.

But there is one, single thing that may carry the most weight of all – and it’s something that many people fail to make time for… Continue reading

The Deadly Truth about PPI’s

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

April 11, 2018

  • Is it safe to take antacids?
  • The deadly truth about PPIs
  • Let’s get to the root of the problem

If you suffer from heartburn, acid reflux or other digestion complaints, it is incredibly easy to take an antacid drug in the hopes of gaining some relief. But if you start relying on these medications to consistently ease your symptoms, you could be making one of the biggest mistakes of your life.

In recent years, the safety of these meds – both over-the-counter and by prescription – has been called into question. And I’ve seen enough overwhelmingly negative evidence against these heartburn drugs that I consistently advise my patients to stay away from them at all costs. Continue reading

Resistant Starch: A New Superfood for Your Digestive System

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

April 6, 2018

  • All starches are not created equal
  • Resistant starch: A superfood for your digestive system
  • Where to find these health-giving starches in your diet

A large part of the carbohydrates in your diet comes from starches. Potatoes, breads, pasta and rice all fall into this category.

I’m not a fan of these types of starchy foods. That’s because when you eat too many of them they can drive your blood sugar up and lead to metabolic disorders. So these are some of the foods I consistently advise my patients to cut back on.

However, there is a certain type of starch that has garnered more and more interest over the years. It’s called “resistant starch”. And it falls into an unusual category. Along-side being a starch, it’s also a highly-fermentable insoluble fiber. Continue reading

4 Eating Habits for Permanent Weight Loss

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

April 2, 2018

  • A diet by any other name…
  • Is this popular diet trend right for you?
  • 4 eating styles for permanent weight loss

I can’t count the number of times patients have asked me about some fad diet or another. Over the years there has been the cabbage soup diet, the grapefruit diet, the apple cider vinegar diet, the juicing diet, and countless others that I can’t even remember.

These days something called “souping” – or the “souping diet” – tops the list.

Now, this trend has become big business. Companies are bottling up thick soups in a grab-and-go form with claims that the soups will help you lose weight, purify your body, rebuild your immune system and rejuvenate your life.

Is it true? Can you really get all of these wonderful benefits by eating soup for 24 hours, two days, or five days a week?

Here’s what I tell my patients… Continue reading

2 Minutes a Day to Better Posture

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

March 28, 2018

  • Is poor posture causing your back pain?
  • A great way to improve posture and prevent back problems
  • Sit tall for a stronger spine

Many of today’s back problems aren’t caused by “bad backs”. Instead, they are a result of years and years of bad habits. We slouch when we sit and hunch when we walk. Some people jut their hips forward, others push their derrieres out.

You may not even realize how bad your posture is. But the truth is, a lot of people simply don’t know how to stand and sit up straight anymore. This places a huge burden on your spine, and can eventually lead to permanent physical changes.

At some point – if not already – you’ll start experiencing painful problems with your discs, vertebrae, spinal muscles and joints. And once these problems start to kick in on a regular basis, they can be very difficult to treat.

This is why I recommend that you start developing healthy back practices right now. It’s the one, single thing you can do to save yourself from years of disability due to chronic and debilitating back pain. Continue reading

Varicose Veins May Warn of this Deadly Problem

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

March 26, 2018

  • Varicose veins may throw off deadly blood clots
  • What causes those twisted and bulging veins in the first place?
  • Slash your risk with these simple tips

If you have varicose veins, you know how unattractive they can make you feel. These dark, twisted and bulging veins aren’t a pretty sight.

Of course, the cosmetics industry sees this as a beauty issue. They are constantly peddling a new cream, ointment or mud pack that promises to erase those unsightly veins forever.

Well, varicose veins are not a cosmetic concern. They are a health issue. No beauty treatment in the world is going to get rid of those gnarled veins, let alone treat the underlying cause of them.

And one of the biggest risks associated with treating them as nothing more than an unsightly aberration is this: Continue reading

3 Ancient Spices to Improve Your Health

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

March 23, 2018

  • The “spice of life” for all that ails you
  • Ginger for gastrointestinal distress, migraines and cancer
  • Cinnamon for your blood sugar, heart and memory

What’s inside your medicine cabinet? Is it loaded with antacids, pain relievers and prescription drugs?

Well, what if you could toss most of that stuff and rely almost exclusively on your spice rack to cure what ails you?

It might sound old-fashioned. But back in the day, herbs and spices were our medicine.

In fact, many of today’s most common medications are based on synthetic versions of medicinal compounds that are already found in nature.

And I’ll be honest. I’d much rather cure myself with natural compounds than ones that are manmade. Continue reading