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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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4 Reasons You Aren’t sleeping as Well as You Should

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

March 22, 2019

A lot of my patients don’t get enough sleep. But oddly enough, the majority of my sleep-deprived patients don’t actually suffer from a true sleep disorder.

Most of them have simply developed certain habits that keep them from falling asleep on time – and often cause them to wake up during the night.

I also have a handful of patients who don’t see the sense in spending hour upon hour snoozing. They think it’s a waste of time. “I can sleep when I’m dead,” they tell me.

As far as I’m concerned, this is a horrible approach to sleep. Continue reading

Too Much Protein is as Bad as Too Little

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

March 18, 2019

P.T. was one of my first patients today. He’s one of those fit and trim guys in his mid-50s. He runs every day, lifts weights, so on and so forth. And it shows!

Other men envy him, and he definitely attracts the eyes of women. (I actually heard one of the ladies in the waiting room exclaim to her daughter: “Oh! Isn’t he just fantastically fit?”)

But a couple of weeks ago this fellow ended up in the emergency room with a painful case of kidney stones. Today was his follow-up visit. Continue reading

Can Loneliness Really Kill You?

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

March 15, 2019

Here is one of those strange conundrums that fascinate doctors and scientists around the world.

When it comes to dementia, heart disease and early death, common blood markers can provide some parts of the picture. But they don’t always present the ENTIRE picture.

There is another threat that is a very real health danger to a large proportion of the population. And it is something I probably don’t talk about as much as I could. Continue reading

Is Portion Distortion making you Fat? Here’s the Answer!

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

March 13, 2019

Overeating is built into our genes. It comes from the days when our ancestors experienced long periods of famine.

Once food became available again, they didn’t just take five bites of it and say “ Leftovers for lunch tomorrow! ”

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Never Eat These Veggies Raw

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

March 6, 2019

Back in 1988 a strange thing happened.

A hospital launched a “Healthy Eating Day”.

But shortly after enjoying the healthy lunch offered by the hospital, one of the surgical record-keepers fell ill. And before the end of the day, 10 more people who ate in the cafeteria experienced nausea, vomiting and diarrhea.

What was happening? How could a perfectly healthy meal make people sick? Continue reading

How My Mom Destroyed Every Vegetable She Ever Cooked

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

March 4, 2019

When I was a kid I wasn’t allowed to leave the table until I ate all of my vegetables. “They’re good for you!” my Mom would exclaim.

The problem was, she didn’t know how to cook them.

Broccoli and cauliflower were soggy masses of florets that had been boiled to death. Asparagus turned into a slimy mass. Carrots lost every bit of their crunch.

And there wasn’t an ounce of flavor in any of them. (Needless to say, I wasn’t a vegetable-loving kid.) Continue reading

Forget Cholesterol. Check this Instead!

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

February 27, 2019

In the February 22, 2019 issue of Advanced Natural Wellness I mentioned four heart risk factors that patients are most curious about. These included cholesterol, triglycerides, blood pressure and homocysteine levels.

Since then I’ve received several emails, all asking the same question:

“What the heck is homocysteine?”

If you’re not familiar with this amino acid, I’m here to tell you… Continue reading

One Night in a Sleep Lab could Save Your Life

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

February 25, 2019

When T.B. stopped into my office a few months ago he looked like crap.

The bags under his eyes were large enough to qualify for a baggage fee on his next airline flight. His skin was pasty. And he didn’t have the usual “larger than life” attitude he normally displays.

The poor guy wasn’t sleeping well. He kept getting headaches. During the day fatigue and a lack of concentration plagued him.

T.B. had no idea what was wrong with him. But after an extremely in-depth discussion, I was pretty sure that I did. Continue reading

Could 3 Missing Minerals be Behind Cardiac Arrest?

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

February 22, 2019

Patients concerned about their heart health usually want to know just three or four things.

Is my cholesterol okay? How are my triglycerides? And what’s my blood pressure? Is my homocysteine normal?

All of these are certainly considerations when it comes to your arterial health. (Pretty much everyone knows that if an artery gets clogged it can trigger a stroke or heart attack.)

But how often do you wonder what it is that actually makes your heart beat… how it can contract and relax more than 100,000 times a day with out getting tired? And how can you make sure it keeps beating? Continue reading

Would You Like a Side of Glyphosate with your Cereal?

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

February 18, 2019

Are you still sold on the idea that whole wheat breads, cereals and pastas are the answer to good health?

I’m not. And I’ll bet your reaction this statement is the same as many of my patients.

“What the heck, Doc,” they say. “My ancestors ate wheat all the time. What’s your problem?”

It’s not ‘my’ problem. It’s everyone’s. Continue reading