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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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#1 Anti-Cancer Vitamin

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

July 16, 2018

  • Vitamin D: The anti-cancer vitamin
  • 77% of cancer patients have low levels of the sunshine vitamin
  • Here’s how to bring your vitamin D levels up to par

You’ve been told to stay out of the sun… that it will give you skin cancer. But that advice is only partially true. It is intense, intermittent exposure (like that from tanning beds and a full day on the beach once in a while) and the burning that subsequently occurs that increases the risk of skin cancer, specifically melanoma.

As a result of this constant advice to avoid sun exposure, vitamin D deficiency is running rampant here in the U.S. As a matter of fact, it’s estimated that as many as three out of every four people have vitamin D insufficiency.

This means you only have about a 25% chance of having adequate levels of vitamin D. And guess what happens when you your vitamin D levels run low? Continue reading

Scary Reason You May Not Be Flexible

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

July 11, 2018

  • Do you have stiff arteries?
  • Weird test may reveal arterial stiffness
  • 4 ways to improve elasticity of your arteries

As we grow older, a strange thing happens to our arteries. They start stiffening up. The older we get, the stiffer they seem to become.

And oddly enough, age – in and of itself – is by far the major force behind this phenomena. But that doesn’t mean there aren’t other contributing factors.

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Is it Time to put Eggs Back on Your Menu?

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

July 9, 2018

  • It’s time to put eggs back on the menu
  • 3 more reasons you should eat more eggs
  • Cooking up the perfect egg

Are you still avoiding eggs because you’re afraid they might be bad for you? If so, you’re likely suffering from the lingering effect of what I often refer to as “the great cholesterol hoax.”

So let me be very clear on this.

There is absolutely no scientific evidence showing that eating eggs increase blood levels of LDL cholesterol. There is also nothing that links eating eggs to a greater risk of stroke or heart disease. Continue reading

Are These Bugs Giving You Arthritis?

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

July 6, 2018

  • Hidden cause of joint pain
  • Are your gut microbes giving you arthritis?
  • 4 tips to restore gut microbiota for joint health

The daily pain of osteoarthritis is something nobody wants to deal with. Yet, over 30 million Americans are doing just that.

And it’s not just older adults who are suffering from this type of joint pain. For instance, the number of people with arthritic knees is almost identical between those between the ages 45 and 64 years and those age 65 or older.

Systemic inflammation is a driving factor behind this painful epidemic. But there may be an underlying issue that starts the inflammation process to begin with.

It’s called your gut.

When I tell this to arthritis patients, they look at me like I’ve lost my mind. After all, how can your gut contribute to the development of arthritis?

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The Most Underrated Form of Exercise

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

July 4, 2018

  • Walking is an underrated form of exercise
  • 3 ways to get the biggest benefits from a long walk
  • Here’s how to get started

You walk from your house to the mailbox… from parking lots to buildings … and troll the mall on occasion. But how often do you walk, just for the sake of walking?

With all of today’s modern conveniences, it’s not surprising that walking is an extremely underrated form of exercise. And the truth is, many people don’t realize that walking is just as important as other, more taxing forms of physical activity. Continue reading

Dr. B’s Daily 8 Superfoods

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

June 29, 2018

  • Are healthy food choices overwhelming you?
  • 8 super healthy foods you should eat every day
  • Top everything with this… and don’t forget your beverage!

Eating a nutrient-rich diet is one of the best things you can do to increase your chances of a long and healthy life. But trying to figure out what to eat can be overwhelming. In fact, patients often ask me if there are certain foods they should be eating more of.

This is a great question. And I’ll share with you the same answer I give my patients.

There are eight nutrition-packed foods that I feel everyone should be eating more of, every single day. They aren’t weird or exotic… and you can easily pick them up at your local market when you do your shopping. Continue reading

Eat More, Weigh Less

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

June 25, 2018

  • Why is the energy density of food so important?
  • Eat more and weigh less
  • Tricky ways to reduce food density

Choosing foods that can help you cut calories and lose weight can be pretty confusing. But you may be able to cut through all of the confusion by zeroing in on one single factor: The energy density of the foods you are eating.

Now this is a term you don’t hear a lot about. But the concept is extremely easy to grasp. Continue reading

Before you take that Iron Supplement…

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

June 20, 2018

  • Why iron testing is so important
  • What happens if you have iron overload?
  • Iron deficiency anemia is on the rise

Iron is widely known as the “anemia” supplement. If your iron supplies are low, you may experience symptoms of anemia such as fatigue, weakness with signs of anemia being pale or yellowish skin color.

Low levels of iron are also a well-known cause of hair loss. Restless leg syndrome is another condition that has a direct link with iron deficiency.

So it’s not uncommon for people who feel fatigued, think their hair is thinning or experience frequent bouts of restless leg syndrome to run out and buy a bottle of iron pills and start taking them every day.

This is not a good idea. Continue reading

Depressed? Maybe it’s Your Circadian Rhythm

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

June 18, 2018

  • Your circadian rhythm does a lot more than control your sleep/wake cycle
  • Naturally restore your internal body clock for better health
  • What does stress have to do with it?

There are some aspects of your health that you probably never give a second thought.

For example, when is the last time you considered your circadian rhythm?

Unless you’ve suffered from occasional jet-let or have a sleeping disorder, chances are good you’ve never given it any notice at all. And that could be a big mistake on your part.

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Is the OMAD Diet Right for You?

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

June 8, 2018

  • What makes eating one meal a day (OMAD) day so appealing?
  • Why every calorie you eat counts
  • Better than OMAD!

OMAD, or eating just One Meal A Day, is taking dieters by storm these days. And I have to admit. It sounds pretty appealing… despite the fact that it requires starving yourself for 23 hours a day.

What’s the big attraction? Well, one of the touted benefits of eating OMAD is that after 23 hours of ravenous hunger, you can take one hour each day to eat anything you want. No restrictions.

This sounds pretty exciting to some folks. After all, if you can sit down to a dinner of chicken, ribs, pie and whatever else you want to eat it may sound like it is worth the effort.

Well, not so fast. If you approach this style of eating as a free-for-all for your favorite foods, chances are slim that you’ll get all the nutrients you need from your meals. (This is why many articles on the topic recommend supplementing with a multi-vitamin while eating OMAD.)

So if you find yourself drawn into the OMAD concept, remember that healthy meals are still going to be your best bet. But I’ll be the first to fill you in on a little secret. Continue reading