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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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Recode Your DNA for a Longer Lifespan

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

November 20, 2020

Have you ever been on a cruise?  What I wouldn’t give for a few days in the sun relaxing in a lounge chair… I love cruises.

In fact, I often give medical seminars to large groups of people while cruising the high seas.  I suppose the attendees like to vacation and learn all at the same time.  Honestly, it’s loads of fun.

I enjoy talking about the most important health topics that affect us all. One of the topics that comes up fairly often is how to prevent aging. Continue reading

Ways to Recover from Daylight Savings

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

November 16, 2020

Just a few weeks ago, you probably switched your clocks back an hour for the fall.  I say “probably” because there are a few regions of our country like Arizona and Hawaii who ignore this outdated tradition.

And for good reason!  Daylight savings really needs to be changed. Switching the clocks twice each year actually causes some very real health problems.

First, let’s look back at why we change our clocks in the first place… Continue reading

Your Secret Weapon for Weight Loss

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

November 13, 2020

Every night before I go to bed, I fill a gallon container with water from the sink. Then, I use my distiller and let it run overnight.

A few liquid mineral drops in the morning… and voila… delicious, pure water!

Now, you probably know that water is good for you.  But I wonder if you know another amazing property of the good ol’ H2O… it can actually help you lose weight! Continue reading

Really, Are Viruses Good or Bad?

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

November 9, 2020

With our current pandemic, it’s easy to see viruses as the enemy.  They seem like something to be feared, hated, and avoided at all costs.

I get it.

But viruses don’t have to be the bad guys.  In fact, you might be surprised by the important role they have played in our own human evolution. Continue reading

Are You Causing Your Gut to Leak?

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

November 6, 2020

I’m having a pizza this weekend!

It’s been a few months. Mmm… I’m going to have a thin crust, crispy, Hawaiian pizza.  People think I’m crazy, but I think it’s the best kind.

There’s just something about that pineapple sweetness along with the Canadian bacon taste. It’s the perfect treat. Continue reading

The COVID Treatment Loophole You Need to Know

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

November 4, 2020

Are you sick of COVID news yet?

It certainly is an important topic to cover.  But sometimes I crave some more lighthearted stories to brighten my day.

For instance, one of the women I work with just got a brand new puppy. It’s a black doodle of some kind… pretty cute, I have to say.

She’s been going on and on about the puppy’s cute antics as it learns how to play and behave. Apparently, this pup has stolen my friend’s heart hook, line and sinker. Continue reading

The Science Behind Adele’s “Sirtfood” Diet

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

October 28, 2020

I was just reading an article about Adele’s weight loss journey. The 32-year-old British popstar lost an astounding 22 kilos (roughly 48 pounds.)

And, you know what? She looks just great!

I’m really happy for her.  Not only do I love her music, but she’s just an amazing talent all around.

One of the most interesting things about her weight loss journey has to do with the special plan she followed.  People are really excited about this “sirtfood” diet. Continue reading

5 Myths About Testosterone Cleared Up

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

October 26, 2020

The causes of health problems aren’t always obvious. I know this more than most people.

That’s because – as a functional medicine doctor – I’m trained to look deep into every issue.  I talk with my patients, learn about their diet and lifestyle, and avoid looking for easy fixes at the bottom of a pill bottle.

So, when I have men come into my office with bedroom issues, I don’t always go with the obvious solution.  Many of these fellas think there must be something wrong with their testosterone levels. Continue reading

Bacon and Your Kidneys: A Cautionary Tale

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

October 23, 2020

Years ago, I loved to tempt my dog with cooking bacon.

I’d invite him into the kitchen and watch him sit patiently on the edge of the carpet while I worked over the stove.  Bacon would sizzle and hiss as it cooked up into crisp strips.  The smell would drive my pup crazy.

He’d sit there, trying his best to be a “good dog,” while saliva slowly started leaking out the sides of his mouth. Continue reading

Is Vegan Eating Actually Unhealthy?

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

October 16, 2020

Did you know that some doctors are reversing heart disease with specially designed vegan diets?

It’s fascinating stuff and really exciting.

Now, if you’ve read some of my previous articles, you know that I’m a huge fan of mostly plant-based diets filled with all the colors of the rainbow.  In general, I like the advice from Michael Pollan.  He said, “Eat food, not too much, mostly plants.

Yes, I’m okay with some meat and dairy, organically raised and grass fed, but not a lot of it. But what about going full-vegan?  Is that healthy?  Is that safe? Continue reading