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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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Despite the Headlines, Eggs Still don’t Cause Heart Disease

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

May 24, 2019

The dust has finally settled. People around the U.S. are enjoying eggs in their diets again. Everyone is happy.

Or so I thought.

Then BOOM! The hammer came down. Continue reading

3 Ways to Heal Your Leaky Gut

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

May 22, 2019

Today there are a large number of health conditions that mainstream medicine doesn’t recognize.

One of the most disturbing of them is abnormally increased intestinal permeability, commonly called leaky gut syndrome.

I’ve been evaluating leaky gut patients for decades. And I’ll tell you right now. It’s not a “mystery” illness. It’s not a gray area, fake disease or hypothetical condition.

It is a very serious health concern that is overlooked daily by health professionals all across the U.S. Continue reading

The Scary Truth about Impossible Burgers

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

May 15, 2019

Last month there was a lot of hoopla about Burger King’s latest fare: The Impossible Whopper.

The big news? Burger King started testing these plant-based burgers at certain locations in the St. Louis area. And since it was well received, they’ll start rolling them out nationally.

As far as I was concerned, this was “non-news”… just another way for a fast food chain to make their food sound healthier than it really is. Other chains like White Castle and Wahlburgers have already done it.

So imagine my surprise when I went out to eat at a relatively upscale Italian restaurant last weekend and came face-to-face with a menu that included… yes! An Impossible Burger. Continue reading

Surprising Ways You Might be Harming your Kidneys

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

May 13, 2019

In the May 3rd issue of Advanced Natural Wellness I talked about COPD, the 3rd cause of disease related deaths here in the U.S.

Today I’d like to talk about another killer that ranks in the top 10 leading causes of death. And just like lung disease, it’s something people don’t think much about until they’re diagnosed with it.

I’m talking about chronic kidney disease (CKD).

Now, the problem with kidney disease is that you can’t see it. In fact, you may not even feel ill or notice any symptoms until it has reached advanced stages. But once you reach that point, there is no turning back. Continue reading

Go Ahead: Eat More Salsa and Guacamole

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

May 10, 2019

I’m busy. I work hard all day long. At closing time I’m often stuck in the office doing paperwork for two or three more hours. I’m worn out by the time I get home. And when I get there, the last thing I want to do is cook.

Sound familiar?

I hear this same litany from my patients, day in and day out. But for some reason, they seem to think I don’t “get it”. Continue reading

4 Every Day Foods that are Making your Knee Pain Worse

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

May 6, 2019

When Janet came to my office last month, she said her knees were bothering her.

They were stiff and creaky when she got out of bed in the morning. Sometimes they would give off a painful little pop when getting up from her chair. Going up and down stairs often produced a sharp pain in mid-step.

And it was getting worse. Continue reading

Here’s a Lung Bombshell you NEVER Expected…

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

May 3, 2019

Here’s an odd and random statistic…

COPD is third highest cause of death here in the U.S., following right on the heels of heart disease and cancer. This means more people die from chronic respiratory disease each year than from stroke, Alzheimer’s, diabetes or influenza.

So I find it strange that people aren’t talking about it.

My patients sure aren’t. Continue reading

Surprise! Popular GERD Testing Doesn’t Actually Work.

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

May 1, 2019

The number of patients I have who think they have gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) is startling. Some of them received the diagnosis from their previous physician. Others have self-diagnosed their heartburn as GERD.

And most of them slug down heartburn meds like they’re candy.

Well let me tell you a little-known fact about how most doctors diagnose gastric reflux.

In a large number of cases, primary care providers perform something called a proton-pump inhibitor (PPI) test. It’s a super easy test. But it’s extremely unscientific. Continue reading

Is Organic Produce really all it’s cracked up to be?

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

April 26, 2019

Most of my new patients are in for a surprise the first time they visit my office.

After I examine them, take their blood pressure, draw blood, so on and so forth, they expect me to pat them on the shoulder and send them home with a prescription.

That doesn’t normally happen at my clinic. Continue reading

The Fungus that Could Change Your Life

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

April 22, 2019

I savor mushrooms.

I eat them raw, stuffed, grilled and marinated. I sautee them with onions. I put them in salads, wraps, soups and stews. I chop them up and toss them into dips and sauces.

And every time I munch on these delicious fungi, I’m doing my body a world of good.

Now, you might think it’s because mushrooms are a pretty good source of proteins, vitamins and minerals. (They are! And I’m sure my body puts them to good use.) Continue reading