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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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Can Alzheimer’s Be Stopped?

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

January 21, 2022

I talk to so many patients who say they wished they would have known more about Alzheimer’s before a loved one progressed to severe mental decline. Was there a specific warning sign they should have been watching for? Was there one, little thing that might have alerted them of things to come?

They also worry about getting Alzheimer’s themselves, and wonder what they should watch for in their own actions. Should they worry if they miss an appointment or misplace the remote?

Alzheimer’s disease isn’t just one thing. Sure you lost the remote last week. But if you can generally find what you’ve misplaced by retracing your steps, you’re probably good to go. We do stuff like that all of the time. Continue reading

Your Gut is Your Prime Source of Immunity

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

January 19, 2022

In the January 10th issue of Advanced Natural Wellness, you learned how low levels of vitamin D reduce your immune response. However, while vitamin D supplementation can do a lot to prevent infections and tame autoimmune disorders, there are other factors that can influence the onset and severity of them.

For example, I recently had a patient diagnosed with RA. She had joint pain and swelling in the fingers, wrists, elbows, shoulders, knees, ankles; everywhere!

When she came to see me, we did a comprehensive digestive stool analysis. This is a stool test that looks at a lot of things. This includes markers of digestion, absorption, gut permeability, inflammation and immune function. Continue reading

Weak Bladder and Falls Go Hand-In-Hand

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

January 14, 2022

Isn’t it funny how you can feel the need to urinate when you’re driving home, but you don’t have any problem holding it? You’re fine. But the second you pull into your driveway the urge gets really bad. And then, when you put your key in the door, the need to pee suddenly becomes urgent. You can barely hold it in.

What just happened in the last five seconds?  It’s almost as if, when you placed the key into the lock, it unlocked your bladder. And now you’re rushing as fast as you can to get to the toilet.

There’s actually a name for this. It’s called “latchkey urgency.” Or, if you actually experience leakage, it would be “latchkey incontinence.” Continue reading

Why Your Immune System Isn’t Protected

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

January 10, 2022

Did you know that patients with autoimmune disorders tend to have low levels of vitamin D?

I’m talking about life-changing conditions that destroy quality of life, like multiple sclerosis, type 1 diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis and the most common form of lupus, systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). Continue reading

These Caffeinated Drinks do More than Energize You

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

January 5, 2022

Coffee and tea are both fantastic energizers. Like a lot of people, I’ll usually have a cup of coffee or green tea in the morning to get my day started. Then I’ll have two or three cups of green tea during the day. But some people stick with coffee throughout the day.

Whether you’re a coffee or tea drinker – or both – you’re doing more than just giving yourself a boost when you drink it.

In general we know that the caffeine, terpenes, polyphenols and other things in the coffee will lower your chances of all sorts of health conditions. Stroke, dementia and fatty liver are a few of them. Continue reading

Why You’re Always Congested

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

January 3, 2022

The last time I changed the HEPA filters in my ionizers, I was a couple of weeks late. And when I pulled them out, they were filthy. They were black and grimy and disgusting.

Where the heck does this stuff come from?

In my case, it’s probably because I live in a flight path. Every day when I walk outside my white car is covered in a light covering of soot from jet fuel. I assume it gets in my house too. That would explain the condition of those filters. Continue reading

The Silent Danger of Chronic Inflammation

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

December 31, 2021

Everybody knows that when a wound turns hot, red and weepy, it’s inflamed. When you pull a muscle and it starts aching and throbbing, it’s inflamed. It’s usually easy to see or feel.

We call this acute inflammation. Most times it comes on quickly, but only lasts a short while. It’s a good thing.

When we’re talking about chronic inflammation, it’s an entirely different story. You don’t have to have an injury or infection. The immune system just goes into overdrive for any variety of reasons. Stress, poor diet, bad sleep habits, obesity and so many other things can contribute to it. Continue reading

Do Personalized DNA-Based Diets Work?

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

December 27, 2021

Dieting doesn’t work the same for everyone. Some people swear that Keto is the best. Others will tell you vegan is the way to go. There’s Pegan, paleo, Atkins or The Zone. You name it, and it worked for somebody.

We’re all different, so it makes sense that there’s no one-size-fits-all plan for weight loss.

Some people need more or less protein in their diets. Some do well with more fat or fewer carbs. And if you have the C677T gene mutation where you need methylated B12 and folate to keep you healthy, that’s something else entirely. Continue reading

Holiday Drinking: Let’s Keep it Safe!

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

December 24, 2021

The holiday season is here, and over the next few weeks you’ll be invited to any number of gatherings. And chances are good that alcohol will be flowing pretty freely.

Even if you don’t normally indulge, you’ll probably find yourself with a drink in your hand on more than one occasion.

The fact is, more people overindulge in alcoholic beverages during the winter holidays than at any other time of the year. And it’s not hard to find yourself more than a little “tipsy” before you realize you’ve sipped one drink too many. Continue reading

Slash Your Glyphosate Levels by 70% in 6 Days

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

December 22, 2021

One of the most dangerous chemicals sprayed on our food crops every year is an herbicide called glyphosate – commonly found in Roundup. Perhaps you’ve used Roundup in your own vegetable garden to keep the weeds at bay.

Monsanto, who originally produced Roundup, initially claimed the chemical was “safer than table salt.”

The EPA would have you believe there is a safe level of glyphosate that causes “no risks of concern to human health.” Continue reading