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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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4 Tricks to Thicker and Fuller Hair

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

March 19, 2018

  • Why is your hair falling out and how can you stop it
  • Are these nutrient deficiencies leading to baldness?
  • Feed your hair to stop losing those precious strands

Patients with hair that is unhealthy or thinning often ask me if they should take a “hair supplement”. Some of these men and women have already tried these supplements with little success. Others swear by them.

Well, I’m going to give it to you straight.

There are a lot of reasons for hair loss. Stress, illness, medications and other issues are often the cause.

On the other hand, nutritional deficiencies often play a major role in hair loss. As result, many people see great results when they start supplementing with specific nutrients that promote hair growth.Unfortunately, not all hair supplements are created equal. Continue reading

Not Just Alcohol Harms Your Liver

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

March 16, 2018

  • If you eat these foods every day, you could have fatty liver
  • NAFLD: The fastest growing reason for liver transplants
  • The perfect diet to slash liver fat

Everybody knows that excess alcohol consumption can lead to fatty liver disease. But I’ll bet you’ll be surprised to find out that one of the food groups you eat every day also contributes to fatty liver.

It’s not fatty foods. And it’s not protein. It’s all of the refined and high glycemic carbohydrates that are so common in today’s modern diet. Continue reading

What to do When Depression Strikes

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

March 14, 2018

  • Depression: It’s not a chemical imbalance
  • What REALLY causes depression?
  • Is inflammation giving you the blues?

Antidepressant drugs are supposed to work by fixing a “chemical imbalance” in the brain. Some of them increase serotonin. Some lower it. Others have no effect on serotonin at all.

So right off the bat you have to wonder how they can all show a therapeutic benefit against depression.

Well, there is a reason for this. Continue reading

Why You Feel Hungrier after Weight Loss

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

March 9, 2018

  • Losing weight is tough. Keeping it off is even tougher.
  • Train your hunger hormones for successful weight loss
  • Developing a healthy balance for life-long results

Losing weight can be a real struggle. But despite popular belief, most people are able to do it on their own. The real battle is keeping it off after you lose it. Only about 20% of dieters succeed at maintaining their new weight.

The sad part is that people often blame themselves for their inability to prevent the pounds from creeping back up. But in many cases, it’s not entirely their fault. Rather, it’s the way that our hunger hormones respond to weight loss. Continue reading

5 Reasons to Drink Tea Every Day

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

March 5, 2018

  • Are the headlines right? Does hot tea cause throat cancer?
  • Here’s why the actual study shows no such thing
  • 5 reasons to drink tea (hot or cold) every day

Oh boy! One day the news outlets are claiming that coffee will give you cancer, the next day it’s hot tea.

Recent headlines have been flooded with claims such as “Drinking hot tea could raise your cancer risk”….  “Hot tea drinking linked with esophageal cancer”… “Could drinking hot tea lead to increased risk of throat cancer?”

Well, before you jump to conclusions, it’s a good idea to take a look at what the headlines are not telling you. Continue reading

Is There Cancer in Your Coffee?

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

February 28, 2018

  • Is there cancer in your coffee?
  • 4 major health benefits associated with a few cups of java each day
  • The best and worst coffees for you

Thanks to a recent California lawsuit, acrylamide levels in coffee are big news these days. Suddenly, everyone is concerned that they’ll die of cancer the next time they drink a cup of java from Starbucks or Dunkin’ Donuts.

If you’re not familiar with acrylamide, it’s a pretty nasty compound that is generated when certain foods are cooked at high temperatures. The International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) classifies it as a probable human carcinogen and neurotoxin.

But here’s the thing. Coffee is not the only source of acrylamide. Nor is it the highest dietary source of this chemical compound. Continue reading

64% Increased Heart Attack Risk With This Deficiency

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

February 26, 2018

  • You must screen for this to protect your heart
  • Deficiency increases heart attack risk by 64%
  • Getting tested is as easy as this

When you go to the doctor, certain testing generally happens without fail. Most doctors will automatically do a CBC to measure things like your red and white blood cell count.

They also test for lipid counts (cholesterol, triglycerides) and blood sugar. These days a lot of docs are even testing for homocysteine and C-reactive protein. These are both inflammatory markers for heart disease and other degenerative diseases.

But one of the most important tests you can get is one that many health experts say is unnecessary: Continue reading

Boost Your Memory by 28%

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

February 23, 2018

  • Get rid of those “senior moments” for good
  • Here’s what this exotic spice can do for your brain
  • How to get the most power from your supplement

Don’t you just hate it when you experience a “senior moment”? It’s so embarrassing when you walk up to a coworker and suddenly can’t remember their name… or lose your glasses only to find out they’re sitting on top of your head.

Well, if you need a memory boost, I may have just the thing for you. Continue reading

What Your Walking Speed Says About Your Lifespan

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

February 19, 2018

  • Feeling weak and out of balance?
  • How fast (or slow) you walk may predict longevity
  • Unusual exercise boosts muscle and bone strength

Growing old gracefully is something everyone strives for. But sometimes life catches up with you faster than you realize.

The next thing you know, you’re feeling weaker than you would like. Your muscles and bones aren’t as strong as they used to be. And your risk of falls and fractures increases exponentially.

You might think this only happens to “old” people.

Well, believe me!

I’ve met plenty of patients in their 50’s and 60’s that are already experiencing muscle loss, balance issues and osteoporosis. As a matter of fact, about 40% of folks in this age group already have low bone mass in their hips or spine.

Once these types of problems rear their ugly head, it can literally steal away your livelihood. Continue reading

Your Health Depends on this “Forgotten” Organ

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

February 16, 2018

  • Is your gut making you sick?
  • Feed this “forgotten organ” for health and longevity
  • Give it some exercise, too!

You can’t see your heart. Still, you try to take good care of it.

You can’t see your brain, either. However, that doesn’t stop you from trying to ward off dementia and Alzheimer’s disease.

But what do you do for your gut?

This is a question I often ask my patients. And most of them just shake their heads. They have no idea what the answer is. After all, unless you experience heartburn, an upset stomach, diarrhea or constipation, you probably don’t pay much attention to it.

Big mistake!

These days the gut microbiome is often referred to as the “forgotten organ”. And for good reason. Continue reading