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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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What’s Really Causing the Fattening of America?

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

October 27, 2021

Over the next couple of Advanced Natural Wellness issues, I’d like to share the three primary reasons 75% of Americans are struggling with weight gain and obesity, and what it takes to get past these hurdles.

It’s not just one thing. It never is.

Part of the problem lies with conventional medicine. You go to the doctor. You’re overweight and diabetic. Does he sit down with you or refer you to a nutritionist to plan a personal diet or plan an exercise program? Probably not. It’s more likely you’ll be sent on your way with a prescription or two…and told to lose weight, or watch what you’re eating or some such vague advice. Continue reading

What Are Your Headache Triggers?

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

October 25, 2021

Everybody gets headaches. Some more often than others. Some more severe than others.

And for lack of a better word, they’re a real headache to get rid of! So what causes them, how can you can prevent them, and how can you get rid of them faster?

The most common type of headache is what we call a “tension headache.” They create a dull, steady ache on both sides of your head. The pain might even extend down the sides of the neck. Continue reading

Long COVID is More Common than We Thought

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

October 22, 2021

Not long ago, we thought that once you recovered from Covid-19, you were done with it. Now we’re finding that, even after you no longer have the virus, you can still suffer long-term effects – or “long COVID”.

And it turns out long COVID is much more common than we once thought. We’re now learning that over one in three COVID-19 patients have long Covid three to six months after their original diagnosis.

What’s going on here? If the virus is no longer in your body, how can you still have symptoms? Continue reading

The safest sushi to avoid mercury

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

October 20, 2021

Sushi isn’t one of my “go-to” foods, but I get the appeal.

Fish is a low-calorie source of protein and packed with healthy omega-3 fats that promote good health. Roll it together with rice, seaweed and veggies, and you’ve got your proteins, fats and carbs all prepared in convenient bite sized pieces.

It’s a light and refreshing meal that some people would love to eat every day of the week.

But while you might be tempted to schedule a daily lunch-date with your favorite sushi roll or sashimi, you’re probably concerned about how much mercury you’re eating. (If you’re not, you should be.) Continue reading

CBD Shows Promise as Treatment for Alzheimer’s

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

October 15, 2021

I was absolutely floored when the FDA approved the new Alzheimer’s drug, aducanumab, last June.

This is another one of those drugs that reduces amyloid plaques in the brain. But decades of research have already proven that targeting the clearance of beta amyloid is a massive failure.

The fact is amyloid plaques themselves do not cause Alzheimer’s disease. Continue reading

5 Healing Spices that Can Change Your Life

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

October 6, 2021

I love pretty much anything with garlic in it… garlic stuffed olives, roasted garlic hummus, wild caught shrimp in an EVOO garlic sauce. It can even make foods I’m not very fond of taste good.

Spicing up my foods with garlic doesn’t just make them delicious. It makes them extremely healthy.

Plus, I like the history behind garlic. Continue reading

Can You Prevent Alzheimer’s?

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

October 4, 2021

How do I prevent Alzheimer’s?

As a physician, this is a question I’m frequently asked.  Really, there’s no cut and dry answer. But there are some wrong answers.

When talking about Alzheimer’s, we often refer to amyloid plaques and tau tangles. The common belief is that these are the underlying cause of the disease – and that if you get rid of them, you’ll be cured. Continue reading

Two Surprising Things that Damage Your Liver

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

October 1, 2021

There was a time when you didn’t have to worry about your liver unless you were a heavy drinker or had hepatitis.

Over the years the landscape has changed. And it’s changed a lot!

Today, a common pain reliever is the most common cause of acute liver failure in the United States. You know it as Tylenol, or acetaminophen. It’s something patients reach for several times a day to relieve minor aches and pains. Continue reading

B12 Deficiency can be Sneaky in Older Adults

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

September 29, 2021

Over the years I’ve seen people with B12 deficiency who have been erroneously diagnosed with early onset senile dementia. And when they get injections of the activated form of vitamin B12, methylcobalamin, their alleged senile dementia quickly disappears.

This connection is something that’s generally overlooked by mainstream medicine. But it shouldn’t be.

It’s a known fact that our bodies naturally lose the ability to absorb vitamin B12 as we age. So even if you get plenty of B12 in your diet, you can still become deficient. Continue reading