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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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Best Coffee Brewing Method for Your Cholesterol

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

September 21, 2018

  • Is coffee messing with your cardiovascular health?
  • The dark side of coffee
  • Espresso? French press? Which coffee is best for your heart?

There are a lot of health benefits associated with drinking coffee. People who drink it regularly often have a greatly reduced risk of Alzheimer’s disease, diabetes and even stroke.

When you consider the fact that coffee contains more than 1000 compounds, this actually makes a great deal of sense. It’s chock-full of all sorts of antioxidants, polyphenols and other phytonutrients that exert protective benefits.

But it turns out that, if you brew your coffee the wrong way, it has a very a dark side. One that could send your cardiovascular health into a downward spiral.

The Dark Side of Coffee

Believe it or not, how your coffee is brewed can make a huge difference to your heart health.

You see, the oils produced by coffee contain two decidedly unhealthy substances, cafestol and kahweol. Both of these compounds tend to wreak havoc on your cholesterol and triglyceride levels.

However, when you prepare coffee with a filter, the filter traps and removes them. But if drink espresso, French press or boiled coffee – all of which are unfiltered – these destructive chemicals remain intact.

When you ingest them, they immediately go to work to…

  • Raise your LDL cholesterol levels
  • Boost levels of apolipoprotein B (apoB)
  • Trigger the production of homocysteine
  • Send your triglycerides soaring

Now, if you read the September 12, 2018 issue of Advanced Natural Wellness, you know that apoB is the protein associated with small, dense LDL particles that clog your arteries. It also tends to damage LDL particles via oxidation, which makes matters even worse.

Homocysteine is another threat to your arteries. When levels of this amino acid get too high, it irritates the lining of your arteries. It also cause your blood to clot more easily and may increase your blood pressure. This can be disastrous if your blood vessels are already stiff and narrow.

High triglycerides also contribute to blocked arteries and interfere with normal blood clotting. Plus, excess levels may slow blood flow and lead to more small, dense low-density lipoproteins. That’s more bad news for your heart health.

But don’t despair!

Remember, it’s only unfiltered coffee that produces these horrible, heart-threatening side effects. So it doesn’t mean you have to give up the java.

Espresso? French Press? Which is the Best for Your Health?

These days coffee connoisseurs are purchasing their own espresso machines and French press coffee makers. Some are buying fresh coffee beans and boiling them to create their own special brews.

And while I hate to throw a damper on the java party, if you want to protect your cardiovascular health, a filtered pot of coffee is the best way to go.

Personally, I use a glass coffee maker. It’s not a machine. In fact, it’s pretty old school. It’s simply a glass carafe with a paper filter. I measure out my own organic coffee blend, and then just pour boiling water through the filtered grounds.

I prefer this over standard coffee makers, and for good reason. Most of today’s drip coffee makers are made of plastic. And the newer, fancier brewers use plastic coffee pods. All of these plastics leach into your coffee when they’re exposed to heat.

This contributes to estrogen dominance in men, breast cancer in women, reproductive disorders in both sexes and a whole host of other problems that are only now being explored in depth. So it’s always best to avoid them.

I also lean towards darker roasts. Due to the roasting process, these darker preparations have the lowest yields of cafestol, while lighter roasts have the highest.

And don’t forget to select a blend made from organic coffee beans. It’s the only way to avoid exposure to heavy pesticide residue.

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Bhupathiraju SN, et al. Changes in coffee intake and subsequent risk of type 2 diabetes: three large cohorts of US men and women. Diabetologia. 2014 Jul;57(7):1346-54.

Eskelinen MH, et al. Midlife coffee and tea drinking and the risk of late-life dementia: a population-based CAIDE study. J Alzheimers Dis. 2009;16(1):85-91.

Larsson SC, et al. Coffee consumption and risk of stroke: a dose-response meta-analysis of prospective studies. Am J Epidemiol. 2011 Nov 1;174(9):993-1001.

Whayne TF Jr. Coffee: A Selected Overview of Beneficial or Harmful Effects on the Cardiovascular System? Curr Vasc Pharmacol. 2015;13(5):637-48.

Zhang C, et al. Cafestol extraction yield from different coffee brew mechanisms. Food Research International. 2012;49(1):27-31

Strange Mussels Slash Arthritis Symptoms

How to relieve arthritis

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

September 17, 2018

  • What can this strange green-lipped mussel do for you?
  • Decrease arthritis pain by as much as 89%
  • Shut down pain-generating inflammation at the source

There is an interesting thing about people living on the New Zealand coast. They have a lower incidence of arthritis than those who live inland.

You might think it’s because they breathe fresh, sea air every day. Or perhaps it has something to do with swimming in all the natural salts and minerals in the ocean’s water.

While I’m sure these coastal amenities have their benefits, there is a much simpler explanation for the lower rates of arthritis.

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2 Overlooked Cholesterol Tests You Must Get

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

September 12, 2018

  • Why do people with normal cholesterol levels have heart attacks?
  • It’s not the cholesterol, it’s the lipoproteins!
  • Two urgent “cholesterol” tests most doctors never perform

You hear about it all the time. The friend or co-worker with perfect cholesterol readings and normal blood pressure… who appears to be in the greatest of health… then lands in the hospital with chest pain.

The next thing you know, they’ve been operated on for one or more blockages and are suddenly considered a “heart patient”.

This type of thing isn’t all that unusual. In fact, somewhere around 75 percent of patients hospitalized for a heart attack have normal levels of cholesterol.

Why are so many people with normal cholesterol levels having heart attacks? And, could you be next? Continue reading

Cleansing Danger! Easy Way to Detox

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

September 10, 2018

  • Lose weight and invigorate your life – no detox needed
  • Turn on your body’s natural cleansing system
  • Then super-charge it!

My patients frequently ask me about cleanses and detoxification diets they’ve read about online. They want to know if the green smoothie cleanse, bone broth detox or other rapid and healthy-sounding “cure-alls” are right for them. I’ll bet you’ve wondered about many of them, too.

Well, I’ve got some great news for you. Your body actually has its own built-in cleansing system. And it doesn’t take a week or more of kale smoothies or gallons of bone broth to activate it. It’s actually much easier than that. Continue reading

Link Found Between Eye Disease and Alzheimer’s

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

September 7, 2018

  • Can your eye health predict Alzheimer’s?
  • Eat to protect your vision… and your memories
  • Supplements for your eyesight and brainpower

The thought of losing your vision is a scary idea. Still, I find that many of my patients don’t actively start taking care of their eyes until they start experiencing problems.

By that time it is often too late resolve many of the most common eye disorders associated with aging. This is particularly true when it comes to the three that are most devastating.

These diseases alone are pretty frightening. But what I’m going to share with you next is absolutely terrifying. People with these vision-destroying conditions have a 45 to 50 percent greater risk of Alzheimer’s disease compared to people without them! Continue reading

Take This Super Spice for Joint Pain

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

September 5, 2018

  • Is this what’s making you sick?
  • Shut down inflammation with the “Spice of Life”
  • And give your memory a boost, too!

The underlying cause of most age-related diseases today is inflammation. It plays a prominent role in conditions such as arthritis, joint pain, cardiovascular disease, diabetes and even Alzheimer’s disease.

But here’s an unfortunate truth. Low levels of inflammation can exist in your body for years on end without you even knowing it. This puts you squarely at risk for almost every age-related disorder known to man.

This is why I often discuss the importance of eating an anti-inflammatory diet.

It’s not really all that hard to do. Just fill your meals with plenty of fresh, organic, antioxidant-rich fruits, vegetables and legumes. Add healthy fats and oils wherever possible. Enjoy wild-caught fish loaded with heart-healthy omega-3 fatty acids over red meats.

These foods all have a place in your diet if you want to shut down inflammation.

But I also have a secret weapon. Continue reading

Is Farm-Raised Salmon Really Toxic?

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

August 31, 2018

  • Never buy farm-raised salmon again
  • How many toxic chemicals are in your store-bought salmon fillet?
  • Selecting the healthiest and freshest salmon for your family

When it comes to choosing healthy fish, one of my top recommendations is wild-caught Alaskan salmon. It has a mild taste and meaty texture that makes it an easy fish for people to like. Plus, it tends to stay moist and tender once it’s cooked up.

However, I often find that when patients can’t locate wild-caught Alaskan salmon at the supermarket fish counter, they frequently opt for the more readily available farm-raised salmon. After all, salmon is salmon, right?

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Why is Liver Cancer on the Rise?

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

August 27, 2018

  • Is NAFLD driving the surge in liver cancer?
  • Two ways to love your liver
  • Give your liver the nutrition it needs

In a shocking turn of events, death rates for liver cancer increased an astonishing 43% in just 16 years – from 2000 to 2016. Considering that the majority of other cancers have remained relatively stable over the same period, this is extremely disturbing!

Now, there are many well-known contributors to the development of liver cancer. These include excess alcohol consumption, hepatitis C infection and diabetes.

But have these factors gotten so out of hand that they, alone, can account for this steep rise? Or is there another contributing factor that is often overlooked? Continue reading

Is “The Dribble” Causing Problems in the Bedroom?

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

August 22, 2018

  • Are prostate problems destroying your bedroom fun?
  • Why your prostate starts growing after age 40
  • Get rid of the “dribble” and get back in the bedroom

When men think of prostate problems, they immediately think of urinary difficulties.

After all, that’s what we all hear about… dribbling over the toilet in the middle of the night. Road trips postponed… and ball games cut short because of the “urge to go.”

But there’s another side of the story that is equally disturbing: Continue reading

How to Add 10 Healthy Years to Your Life in 20 Minutes

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

August 20, 2018

  • Double your chances of living disease free
  • The hidden benefits of exercise
  • My six day workout for your health

Adding more years to your life is a great goal – especially if those years are spent in great health.

But what does it take to achieve that great health?

Well, there is one, single everyday activity can make all the difference in the world. Continue reading