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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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A Lesson about Pooping from the African Congo

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

December 4, 2019

Now, I’m not too shy about bathroom talk. So, you’ve been fairly warned.

I bring this up because many people don’t realize that toilets may be causing your bathroom problems. By their very design, they prevent us from having a full natural bowel movement.

You see, toilets elevate us off the ground into an unnatural sitting position. This can cause issues like constipation and diverticulosis.

In fact, chronic constipation affects between 2-27% of the entire population on a regular basis. And hundreds of millions of dollars spent on laxatives each year. Continue reading

Is Your Brain Entering the ‘Perfect Storm?’

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

December 2, 2019

As a man over the typical age of retirement, I feel really lucky to still have my brain. It’s clicking along at full speed.

This sharpness of mind allows me to continue my work – traveling to conferences across the world. I’m helping to teach the next generation of doctors.

“Retirement” isn’t part of my vocabulary…

But 5 million people in the US suffering from Alzheimer’s aren’t so lucky. And when you look at the whole planet, numbers are expected to rise to 63 million people with dementia by the year 2030. Continue reading

You’re Never Too Young to Have a Stroke

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

November 29, 2019

“This is the worst headache I’ve ever had in my entire life. I just want to die.”

I have a dear friend who called me one night with a really bad headache. When she got on the phone, she said those magic words we were taught 40 years ago.

Her husband was going to have her lay down with a cold rag.

“Nope,” I said. “Call an ambulance. I’m calling the hospital so they can warm up their CAT scan machine.” Continue reading

Discover the Power of Functional Medicine

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

November 25, 2019

My new patients are often surprised when I don’t approach their health concerns in the way they expect.

For instance, I once had a 50 year old woman visit my office with awful joint pain. She was morbidly obese with pain in her fingers, knuckles, wrists, shoulders, knees, and hips.

A bone scan ordered by her conventional rheumatologist showed systemic inflammatory illness in her joints.

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Foods That Turn Your Bad Genes Off

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

November 20, 2019

Honestly, I think it’s easier to get people to change their religion than to change their diet.

But I stand firm in believing a rainbow diet — one filled with a wide variety of colorful vegetables, fruits, nuts, spices, and seeds — is the key to better health.

In fact, I’ve had cancer patients who were given only six weeks to six months to live. They followed my diet recommendations and gained extra years of beautiful life. Continue reading

Sunglasses: Not Just For Style

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

November 18, 2019

Every time I get into my car, I always reach for my little glove compartment right away. I stash my regular glasses and slip on my sunglasses.

Then, I’m ready to roll.

Even if it’s a cloudy day, these sunglasses stay on until the sun disappears below the horizon. Just like applying sunscreen, wearing your sunglasses should be a regular part of your routine when going outside. Continue reading

Supercharged Food Combinations

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

November 15, 2019

I have a lot of fun cooking at home.

Usually, I play some upbeat music from an artist like Caro Emerald. (She’s great…look her up.) Then I slide on my cutting gloves and make neat little bowls filled with each of my ingredients… just like Jamie Oliver and his five ingredient meals..

The cutting gloves are great because you only need to add a slice of finger once on a mandolin to learn your lesson.

Once done chopping, I can just toss my perfectly portioned ingredients into a cooking pot and let the magic begin. Continue reading

The One Deficiency You Should Never Ignore

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

November 13, 2019

Have you ever had an eye twitch that just wouldn’t go away? Some of my patients have this symptom all the time and never think to question why.

It could be a sign you are low on a very important nutrient. One so important — in fact — it helps maintain your steady heartbeat day after day.

It’s involved in all the electrical activity in your body — everything from heart contractions to muscle function to nerve impulses and brain activity. And without it, activating ATP for energy production doesn’t happen. Continue reading

Little-Known Reason for Abdominal Pain

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

November 8, 2019

About six months ago, a good friend of mine called me up to complain of two weeks of worsening pain in his lower left abdomen.

He told me how the area was getting tender to the touch and how bathroom visits were becoming a painful constipated chore.

I didn’t waste any time and sent him to the ER right away. Continue reading

Something You May Not Know About Sleep

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

November 4, 2019

Poor sleeping habits are more than just tiresome… they can actually harm your long-term health.

I have many patients who struggle to find ways to sleep soundly through the night. For some, they give up and claim, “I’ll sleep when I’m dead.”

Well, if your body doesn’t get the rest it needs, this may happen sooner than you’d like! Continue reading