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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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What your feet say about your health

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

September 20, 2019

As a kid, I remember thinking that my sleeping foot was the funniest thing.  I sat there looking at my leg while it slowly woke up — a hundred tiny needles poking me the whole time.

I could feel my foot coming alive again…

Now, this happens to everyone.  So I’m sure you’ve sat too long in one position and had a leg fall asleep…or an arm when you lean against it too long. It’s uncomfortable for a few minutes, but then the tingling feeling goes away.

But, what if that numbness in your foot or arm doesn’t go away?  What does it mean if those strange feelings are always there? Continue reading

Start Saving Your Vision Now

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

September 18, 2019

Your eyesight is one of your most important gifts. So when I see patients ignoring eye health, I like to set them right.

Think about it. Your eyesight is your key to independence. Once it starts to go, all sorts of things happen.

The most terrifying, of course, is losing your driver’s license. Suddenly you can’t go to the grocery store… you can’t get to the doctor if you have an emergency… you can’t even meet your friends for dinner. Continue reading

#1 Way to Banish Dry Eyes

Modern technology overworks your eyes

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

September 13, 2019

I don’t know about you, but I suffer from dry eyes regularly.

Between my smart phone and four or five hours on the computer each day…my eyes sure take a beating. And by the end of each day they often feel dry and gritty.

If you spend more than an hour or two a day using your electronic devices – or even doing other forms of close work – you know exactly what I’m talking about. Continue reading

Eat your way to a healthy prostate

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

September 11, 2019

Back in the late 1978, I had a mentor named Dr. Linus Pauling – the only man to win two Nobel prizes. At the time, Dr. Pauling was in his late 70s and living with prostate cancer.

But he didn’t let it slow him down one bit. His lectures were simple but brilliant and vibrant.  He lived to the ripe age of 93 before passing away. Dr. Pauling was also famous for only eating organic veggies and keeping his cancer at bay with daily doses of vitamin C.

Then, I had a patient – a Hollywood plastic surgeon in fact – who was under my care for 10 years while living with prostate cancer. At 78 years of age, he decided to skip radiation or chemotherapy in favor of diet and lifestyle changes. This man, too, lived a good long time. Continue reading

The Safest Water on Earth

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

September 4, 2019

If I’m being honest, the safest water on the planet is probably found high in the Himalayan mountains — where glaciers are slowly melting away.

This water is crisp, clean, and untainted by any human chemicals.

But any natural water source slowly flows downhill and picks up toxins along the way.

Now, Americans have the choice of either drinking publicly supplied water or paying high prices for bottled water. Continue reading

2 Healing Juices You Should Drink Every Day

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

September 2, 2019

When I was a kid, my father showed me how to cut a little X into the side of a ripe and juicy pomegranate. Then, he’d have me put the fruit to my lips, squeezing around the fruit with all my strength, as I sucked on the sweet nectar.

As long as you’re not wearing a white shirt, it’s the very best way to enjoy pomegranate juice.

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Coffee: Medicine or Poison?

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

August 30, 2019

Have you ever been surprised by a friend who orders a double espresso after an evening meal?

Maybe you remarked, “Wow, isn’t that going to keep you awake?”

But your friend just shrugs his shoulders. “It doesn’t affect me,” he says. “I can go right to sleep.”

As it turns out, some people really aren’t affected strongly by caffeine. These folks are called “fast metabolizers” and — for them — coffee can actually work like a medicine in their bodies.

But for other folks – those slow metabolizers – coffee is like a poison. Continue reading

Simple “Movement:” The Key to Lasting Health

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

August 29, 2019

Most of my patients HATE the thought of exercise.

They even hate the word exercise. So, basically, telling them they need to exercise is like telling them they need to be “exorcised!”

Yup…exercise / exorcise…pot-ay-to / pot-ah-to…both equally horrible for many.

But really, we can replace this terrible word with another word that is easier to swallow…“move.” Continue reading

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