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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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3 Must-Have Heart Health Tests

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

August 26, 2016

  • High cholesterol doesn’t necessarily mean heart disease
  • 3 heart tests more important than cholesterol
  • Slash inflammation and protect your heart

For years, the words heart disease and cholesterol have become synonymous. You seldom heard someone use one term without immediately following it with the other.

This misconception – and the way the link is repeated over and over again – makes me extremely concerned about the health of your heart.

You see, high cholesterol is NOT heart disease. In fact, about 75% of all heart attack patients fall well within the recommended targets for LDL cholesterol. Continue reading

Senior Moment or Dementia?

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

August 22, 2016

  • Memory loss isn’t always the first sign of dementia
  • Changes in behavior may predict mental decline
  • Proposed checklist may offer earlier detection of Alzheimer’s

If you tend to experience “senior moments” every now and then, you may be worried that it’s a sign of impending dementia or Alzheimer’s. But a brief memory lapse, like wondering where you put down your keys or forgetting an appointment, is a far cry from dementia.

In reality, the first sign of problems to come might not show up as memory problems at all. Instead, they could rear their ugly head in the way of behavioral changes.

This was a big topic at the recent Alzheimer’s Association International Conference in Toronto. And it may give doctors like me – along with family members – a better way to detect dementia risk earlier than otherwise. Continue reading

Toxic Fat Cells

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

August 17, 2016

  • Are your fat cells toxic?
  • This could be why you aren’t losing weight
  • Here’s how to get rid of toxic fat

Obesity and diabetes are huge problems days. A lot of folks are calling this the “diabesity epidemic”. I see enough of this combination in my practice to agree with the moniker. These two problems generally go hand-in-hand.

If you have one of these issues – or if you have both – you probably work hard to get regular exercise and eat healthy foods. And it can be very disheartening if you aren’t getting the results you’re looking for.

So you’ll be glad to learn that today I may be able to provide just the help you need to break through any barriers you’re facing. Continue reading

2 Healing Juices You Should Drink Every Day

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

August 15, 2016

  • 2 healing juices you should drink every day
  • The power of pomegranate
  • Fortify your health with cherry juice

One of the things I like about certain juices is that the nutrients are highly concentrated and easy to absorb. But that doesn’t mean all juices have a positive impact on your health. In fact, many store-bought juices aren’t any better than drinking a soda. Just read the label to see how many grams of sugar  have been added…one teaspoonful = 3 grams; so that favorite juice with 28 grams of sugar has more than 9 teaspoons full of sugar!

However, there are two juices that are real stand-outs when it comes to boosting your health. They do everything from protecting your heart to slashing your risk of cancer and crushing joint pain.

It’s hard to say that one is better than the other, because they both have a great deal of power behind them. On the other hand, there’s no reason you can’t enjoy each of them on a regular basis.

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Did Your Dentist Miss This?

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

August 12, 2016

  • Here’s where regular dental care falls short
  • What’s good for your gut is good for your mouth
  • Take dentures out of your future

Nobody wants to lose their teeth and end up with dentures.

So you brush, floss and rinse regularly to remove offensive bacteria that can rot your teeth and infect your gums. You probably also visit your dentist every six months for a professional cleaning.

But have you ever noticed that some people seem to be plagued with caps, crowns, root canals, gum disease and extractions… no matter how well they take care of their teeth?

There may be a relatively simple explanation for that. Continue reading

Shut Down Headache Pain

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

August 10, 2016

  • Is your headache tension, cluster or migraine?
  • The mother of all headaches
  • Tips to tame your head pain

Did you know that just about half of the world’s entire adult population experiences a headache each year?

That’s a lot of headaches! And in many cases, the head pain just comes and goes. But there are certain types of headaches that seem to hang around a lot longer than others.

The most common type of headache is called the “tension-type” headache. They account for upwards of 70% of chronic, recurring head pain. Continue reading

Why am I so Bloated?

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

August 5, 2016

  • Why are you always so bloated?
  • Common digestive disorders can make you swell up like a balloon
  • Beat the bloat with these simple tips

Nobody likes the feeling of being bloated. Whether you’re a man or a woman it’s flat-out uncomfortable. It doesn’t look very flattering either.

In many cases, the cause of bloat is surprisingly simple. You ate too much or too fast, slugged down a carbonated beverage or indulged in a heavily processed food.

Other times, it’s harder to pinpoint a cause. And if you frequently experience bloating, not knowing the source can be extremely frustrating. But that doesn’t mean there isn’t hope. In many cases, bloating is directly linked to digestive issues.

Some of these are easier to address than others. Continue reading

Link Between Blood Sugar and Heart Disease

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

August 1, 2016

  • Heart problems could mean you have diabetes
  • Do you know your numbers?
  • Beat blood sugar problems to avoid heart attack

Did you know that if you suffer a stroke or heart attack, there’s a chance you might have undiagnosed diabetes or hyperglycemia that may have been a factor?The math is pretty simple when you think about it.

You see, diabetics have a two to four time higher chance of experiencing a major cardiovascular event than someone who doesn’t have the disease. Thus, it stands to reason that if you have a stroke or heart attack, there’s also a greater chance you’re diabetic or have blood glucose problems.

But does this “reverse-connection” theory hold water? Continue reading

The Safest Water on Earth

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

July 29, 2016

  • Why nobody drinks tap water anymore
  • The truth about bottled water
  • Discover the healthiest water on earth

Do you remember when water used to be free?

It came straight out of the tap in every home in America. And if somebody ever said they could bottle it up and sell it for a buck or two or $10 a bottle, they would have been laughed out of the room.

Well, you already know that the water running out of your faucets is not quite free if you get a water bill every month. But if you’re like most folks, you don’t drink that kind anymore, anyway. After all, it’s been fluoridated, chlorinated and treated with all sorts of chemicals. Some places have occasional toxic sludge accidents. Who knows what’s really in it?

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Beat the Heat: 15-Minute Summer Workout

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

July 27, 2016

  • Is the scorching summer heat stopping you from exercising?
  • Check out my 15-minute indoor workout
  • 5 heart-pumping, muscle-building exercises for summer

Down here in South Florida, it’s been a brutally hot summer so far. Other states across the U.S. are also averaging higher than normal temperatures this year.

Well, when you walk out the door and immediately break out in a sweat, it’s easy to get out of your regular exercise routine. In fact, I’m finding more and more of my patients who normally walk, sprint and ride their bikes outdoors are falling out of the habit.

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