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Eternal Youth is Hiding in Your Telomeres

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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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Warning! Never Eat this “Healthy Food”

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

September 30, 2016

  • Are you eating the wrong kind of soy?
  • The unhealthy side of soy
  • Discover the Japanese soy secret

Put down that that veggie burger or tofu dog before you hurt yourself!

Yes, I’m serious.

You see, there’s a problem with the soy you’re eating in the name of good health. It’s probably not the real deal.

The soy and tofu “meats” that are so popular here in the U.S. don’t actually contain any real, natural, organic soy. In fact, most of it isn’t anything like the healthy soy foods Japan and other Asian countries are so well-known for. Continue reading

Coffee: Medicine or Poison?

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

September 26, 2016

  • Is coffee really good for your heart?
  • Why some people should drink more coffee… and others shouldn’t
  • What to do if you’re a java-junkie

These days, most of the news about coffee is great. Some of the touted health benefits may even make coffee teetotalers want to turn into coffee connoisseurs.

One day you’ll read an article proclaiming coffee’s ability to cut your risk of diabetes, protect your heart or slash your chances of getting cancer. The next you’ll hear that it helps ward off dementia, Parkinson’s or Alzheimer’s.

If you’re a coffee drinker, this news makes you feel great… until one of those negative headlines come out saying that coffee consumption is linked to heart attacks, reduces insulin sensitivity and makes your bones weak.

These inconsistencies can leave your head spinning. Continue reading

5 Warning Signs Your Arteries are Clogging

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

September 23, 2016

  • How do you know if your arteries are clogged?
  • Bad backs, creased earlobes and heart attacks
  • Time to get serious about taking care of your arteries

The only way you’ll ever know for sure if you have blocked arteries is if you undergo an angiogram. But the only time you’ll ever get one of these tests is if you fail a stress test or suffer a cardiovascular event.

So what if there were other ways to find out how clogged up your blood vessels are?

Over the years, I’ve found there are several advance warning signs that can occur when plaque builds up in your arteries.

For example, how is your back feeling? Is it stiff, tender and achy? Have you been told your discs are degenerating? Do you have a touch of spinal arthritis? Continue reading

Two Spices that Stop Cancer

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

September 21, 2016

  • Stop cancer before it starts
  • Asian spice kills cancer cells
  • 2 more spices to up your odds against cancer

If you’re counting on medical science to protect you against cancer, you’re on the wrong track.

Sure. Over the years we’ve gotten much better at increasing survivorship of patients who are stricken with this deadly disease. However, we’re still no closer to developing a drug to cure it. And there is no vaccine or medication that helps prevent it.

In the meantime, the majority of cancers are caused by lifestyle factors. In fact, only about 5% of cancers are hereditary. This means your best bet at side-stepping cancer is to avoid it in the first place. Continue reading

Super Nuts for Heart, Brain and Waistline

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

September 12, 2016

  • Nuts: No longer a forbidden snack
  • Here’s what a handful of nuts every day can do for you
  • Beware! There’s one nut you should never eat

My days here at the clinic can be pretty hectic. And like many people, I don’t always have enough time to sit down and eat a meal at lunch. On days when that happens, you’ll often find me munching on a handful of nuts.

Snacking on nuts comes with a few immediate benefits. They’re a great source of protein. Plus, they’re also very high in healthy fats. This combination goes a long way when it comes to satisfying hunger.

However, they also come with some pretty hefty long-term health effects that make them a perfect snack any time of the day, whether you’ve missed lunch or not. Continue reading

Clearing Up the Confusion About Fruit

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

September 9, 2016

Sometimes I find that a patient takes my advice on sugar restriction a little too far. They don’t just cut unhealthy sugars from their diet. They also become concerned about the fructose found in fruit, and start limiting their fruit intake.

I can understand the confusion. Everything you read these days tells you that fructose will make you fat and kill you almost as fast as a speeding bullet.

Yes and no. Continue reading

Insider Secrets to Becoming Effortlessly Slim

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

September 5, 2016

  • Why some people never seem to gain weight
  • What we can learn from skinny people
  • My top tips to become effortlessly slim

I’m sure you know a few people who appear to be naturally slim. They never seem to diet, yet they never gain a pound.

You would be right to believe that this has something to do with their genes… we’ll talk about this in a future article and how you can benefit from the cheek swab testing if you choose to. But, it turns out that effortlessly thin people have a lot of things in common that may contribute to their lack of weight gain over the years. Continue reading

Must Take One Minute Muscle Test

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

September 2, 2016

  • Over 50? Your muscles may be wasting
  • How to avoid losing muscle as you age
  • Easy exercises for strength, endurance and power

When you think of muscle-wasting and declining physical ability, I’ll bet you picture someone who is well into their 70’s or 80’s. Chances of you imagining this scenario in someone as young as 50 probably doesn’t even cross your mind.

Well, that may be a big mistake.

Just recently a new study came out, and I think the outcome may have even surprised the researchers in charge of it. Continue reading

Raw Food, Not So Fast

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

August 31, 2016

  • Is a raw food diet right for you?
  • Some foods are more nutritious when they’re cooked
  • Here’s the perfect ratio between raw and cooked foods

Every now and then I have a patient ask me if they should go on a raw food diet. And while I applaud them for their enthusiasm, I’m not convinced that eating raw foods 75% to 100% of the time is a good idea.

However, I’m all for adding more raw foods to your diet – about a third of the time.

Fresh, organic fruit and vegetables are undoubtedly healthy. When you eat raw vegetables instead of those that are cooked, you get more fiber. This makes a raw diet especially appealing if you need to lose weight, since fiber can help you feel full longer so that you eat less.

Raw fruits and veggies are also loaded with digestive enzymes and antioxidants. However, some of these benefits may be lost when you cook them. Continue reading