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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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Is Your Hair Loss Thyroid Related?

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

January 27, 2020

There’s a butterfly-shaped gland in your neck I’ll bet you never think about…

But just like your heart, lungs, liver and other organs, it’s something you should be taking good care of.

This little gland – the thyroid – pretty much rules your body. And when it slows down, so does everything else. Continue reading

Red Meat that’s Good for Your Heart?

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

January 24, 2020

Unless you’re a vegan or vegetarian, I’ll bet you enjoy sitting down to eat a nice beef tenderloin, prime rib or rack of lamb every now and then.

While I’ve been limiting my intake of meat to around 10% of the plate every two or three days, I still enjoy it on occasion.

My absolute favorite is grass-fed New Zealand lamb. I pierce the top of the meat with a series of holes and fill each opening with a clove of garlic. Then, I cover the entire thing with organic ketchup to keep it moist and pop it into the oven.

Oh my word! It’s absolutely delicious. The garlic caramelizes, the ketchup keeps it moist and gives it a little shell. When you slice into it, the meat’s soft, rich, delicious and moist. Continue reading

Want to Stay Strong after 50? Let’s Get Started…

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

January 22, 2020

Last week, I helped my 5-year old grandson learn some healthy new habits. After doing his morning stretches, I taught him how to drop to the floor for a set of push-ups and sit-ups.

I did the exercises right along with him and — hopefully — that will start him off well.

Many of my patients could learn something here. I say this because you start to lose muscle when you’re in your 30s. And clear signs of physical decline can often be seen by the time you hit your 50s. Continue reading

The Surprising Reason You Have Food Cravings

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

January 15, 2020

Every once in a while, I’ll get an irresistible craving for chocolate. So, I head to my freezer and pull out my favorite little bag of Ghirardelli dark chocolate squares with raspberry.

I peel off the foil wrapper and nibble slowly around the edges of the square, letting the chocolate slowly melt on my tongue. Then, I bite into the delicious and gooey raspberry center.

Just one or two of these little delights is really all I need to make my craving go away. Continue reading

Sun-Lovers Gain Years of Life

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

January 13, 2020

I recently made a visit to my dermatologist. Sitting in the exam room, she remarked, “Oh, you’ve got some color there.”

“Yeah,” I replied with a grin. “I’m working on my tan.”

What came next was a lecture on the dangers of spending too much time in the sun. Continue reading

3 Simple Steps to End Heartburn and Acid Reflux

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

January 10, 2020

I learned a while ago that I can’t handle red tomato sauces for dinner. The acidity in foods like pizza and pastas just doesn’t agree with me anymore.

So, when indigestion or acid reflux strikes, I find immediate relief with two Alka-Seltzer tablets.

‘Plop, plop, fizz, fizz’… the bicarbonate in these little tablets has provided relief for hundreds of years. It’s actually healthy! Continue reading

3 Tips to Avoid a Trip to the Hospital

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

January 8, 2020

Medical errors can be scary…

A few years ago, I was in the ER with my friend because he was having a week of increasing lower abdominal pain and constipation. It was below his belly button and a little bit to the left. With his family history and after a quick exam, I was confident I knew his problem.

This was a clear case of diverticulosis — a dangerous condition where marble-sized pouches in the colon collect stool, bacteria, and undigested food particles.

So, I sat with my friend for five long hours waiting for the ER doctors to do their job. Continue reading

Super Nuts for Heart, Brain and Waistline

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

January 3, 2020

“Sometimes you feel like a nut… sometimes you don’t!”

This jingle immediately comes to my mind when I think about nuts. But in all seriousness, I do love nuts.

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 almonds, walnuts, or cashews. Continue reading

Medicine Chest Danger

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

December 30, 2019

You had a fun night with friends and drank a few glasses of wine. It’s an early day tomorrow. So — without thinking — you pop a few Tylenol and head off to bed.

When you wake up, you’re in a hospital hooked up to IVs with life-threatening liver damage due to a drug overdose.

Liver damage… due to Tylenol? Absolutely. Continue reading

Fountain of Youth at Your Fingertips

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

December 25, 2019

What if I told you I had a secret that could slow down how quickly you age?

In just a few weeks it can help you look and feel younger than you are. It lowers blood pressure, improves arterial function and slashes your risk of heart disease.

It can crush blood sugar and insulin problems associated with diabetes, melt excess weight off your body and slash your inflammation levels. Continue reading