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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 Ways to Avoid Fat-Producing Chemicals

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

January 18, 2017

  • Are these chemicals making it hard to lose weight?
  • 4 ways to limit your exposure to obesogens
  • Flush fat-promoting toxins from your body

If one of your goals this year is to lose weight, I have some news for you.

Each day you come in contact with a number of compounds that make your fat cells grow bigger. They’re called obesogens. And if you find it hard to drop pounds, these fat-promoting chemicals may be the reason.

Now, these chemicals are all around you. Continue reading

Are you Cooking Your Way to Poor Health?

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

January 16, 2017

  • What are AGEs and why are they bad for you?
  • Cook your way to a healthier you
  • 3 nutrients to help reverse the damage

If you enjoy eating meat every now and then, you know how hard it is to pass up a char-broiled steak, ribs that are fresh off the grill or a few slices of perfectly roasted chicken.

But before you throw your next grass-fed steak under the broiler… before you grill that next batch of ribs… there’s something you should know.

When you cook your meat at high temperatures, it causes sugar molecules to become cross-linked with proteins. The same thing happens when you caramelize foods like onions or carrots.

These cross-linked proteins are called advanced glycation end products (AGEs). Continue reading

4 Must-Have Nutrients to Save Your Hearing

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

January 13, 2017

  • Hearing loss affects people of all ages
  • When it comes to your hearing, nutrition is everything
  • What about that ringing in your ears?

You might think you’re too young to be concerned about hearing loss. But that’s just wishful thinking. Hearing loss can start at any age.

In fact, here in the U.S., almost 28 million people between the ages of 20 and 69 have some form of hearing loss. And men in these age ranges are twice more likely than women to develop hearing problems.

There are many things other than age that contribute to hearing loss. Exposure to loud noises, of course, is a big one. If you’re diabetic or anemic you’re also at greater risk. Smoking and alcohol use contribute to hearing loss, too.

Then, there are the medications you take. Continue reading

How to Moisturize from the Inside Out

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

January 9, 2017

  • Does dry skin have you itching and scratching?
  • How to moisturize from the inside out
  • Winter skin begs for more of the sunshine vitamin

If you live in a cold or dry climate, you know how harsh it can be on your skin. This kind of weather can give you skin that’s dry, itchy, flaking, cracking, bumpy and downright annoying.

The problem begins when you start losing the natural oils your skin cells make to keep water trapped inside your body. These oils are what keep your skin feeling soft and supple.

But during the winter months, indoor heat sucks the moisture right out of your skin. And if you’re like most people, you probably start overcompensating to correct the problem. Continue reading

The Real Cause of Back Pain, Headaches and Indigestion

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

January 6, 2016

  • Why are back pain, digestive problems and weight gain plaguing you?
  • 4 signs that you’re stressed out
  • Stay calm and soothe your stress

Does your neck or back seem to ache constantly? Do you have digestive issues that keep gut tied up in knots? Are you putting on more weight than you would like?

I hear symptoms like these day in and day out. Some folks fret over them, concerned that they have a serious health condition. Others simply view these changes as part of the aging process, something they just have to live with.

Well, the problem – and the cure – may be much simpler than you might think. Continue reading

7 Age-Reversing Nutrients

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

January 4, 2017

  • Don’t grow old this year, grow better
  • “Must-have” supplements have the power to slow down time
  • Two more nutrients for your healthy aging arsenal

Whenever a New Year rolls around, it feels like a perfect time to make positive changes; to be better than we were the previous year.

Well, this year, how do you like the idea of aging healthier instead of growing older?

That’s right. Let’s make 2017 the year that you decide to age backwards.

Now, we already started talking about this in the last issue of Advanced Natural Wellness. That’s where you learned about three anti-aging factors you can power up to live a longer, healthier and more youthful life.

These included protecting the length of your telomeres, powering up your mitochondria and boosting positive gene expression.

Well, in addition to certain choices you make in your life, there are also specific supplements that can have an influence one ore more of these factors. In fact, I have five “must have” supplements that I recommend to every single one of my patients. And they have a huge amount of anti-aging power behind them. Continue reading

3 Ways to Grow Younger in 2017

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

December 28, 2016

  • Start aging backwards in 2017
  • Turn on your anti-aging factors
  • Feed your body well, but don’t feed it all the time

This weekend we’ll be ringing in another New Year. And I can’t think of a better way to approach 2017 than to make it the year you decide to start holding back the hands of time.

That’s right. It’s time to slow down the aging process and start aging the healthiest way you can.

You see, there are two kinds of aging. Your chronological age is how old you are in terms of years. Your biological age is how old you are in terms of health, fitness and looks. Continue reading

Something You May Not Know About Sleep

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

December 26, 2016

  • If you aren’t sleeping well, you’re aging too quickly
  • Sleep your way to a younger you
  • Here’s how to get more shuteye

So many of my patients would love to get a good night sleep, but they just haven’t found the way that works for them. Others simply don’t make the time for it. “I have too much to do. I’ll sleep after I’m dead,” they tell me.

Well, if you don’t (or can’t) give you body the rest that it needs now, that old “sleep when I’m dead” saying could come true sooner than you think.

Now, we all have those nights when we just can’t fall asleep… or stay asleep. But if you’re regularly getting less than seven hours a night, it could be a big problem. For many of us, a biphasic sleep pattern (three or four hours at a time) is the best that we can do… Continue reading

Foods That Turn Your Bad Genes Off

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

December 23, 2016

  • Food is your best medicine
  • Four powerful foods that activate healthy genes
  • The diet that turns bad genes off and good genes on

Every now and then, I get a patient who wants to know which fruits and vegetables they should eat. They want a list of the “top 5” or the “most nutritious”.

My answer is always the same. You should eat as many kinds of fruits and vegetables that you can!

The thing that most folks don’t realize is that fresh, organic, plant-based foods are the most powerful medicine available to you. The greater the variety, the more health benefits you’ll experience.

The healing power behind these foods stems from something called “nutrigenomics”. Continue reading

You’re Never Too Young to Have a Stroke

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

December 19, 2016

  • Strokes aren’t reserved for senior citizens
  • How do you know if it’s a stroke or not?
  • Take these steps to slash your risk now!

You may have seen a recent news headline or two that say hospitalizations for stroke have fallen greatly in recent years. This is great news!

But before you start celebrating, there’s another side of the story that I found very disturbing.

You see, strokes are on the decline… in people over the age of 65. However, they’re on the rise in younger adults. Continue reading