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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 High Blood Pressure Messing with Your Brain?

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

August 10, 2018

  • Hypertension damages more than your heart
  • Is high blood pressure messing with your brain?
  • 3 simple ways to lower your blood pressure

You already know that uncontrolled high blood pressure is bad for your heart.

It creates microscopic tears in the walls of your arteries. These tears eventually turn into rough scar tissue where sticky fats, plaques and cholesterol tend to accumulate. This, in turn, leads to blockages, narrowing of the arteries and arterial stiffness.

Once this occurs blood flow is reduced even further. And your heart has to pump harder and harder to get blood to all of your organs.

This means high blood pressure doesn’t just place your heart at risk. Continue reading

Surviving Summertime Blues

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

August 6, 2018

  • What is “reverse” seasonal affective disorder?
  • Easy-to-make meals to help stave off depression
  • Sleep your way to a happier you

If you feel depressed in the summer, you’re not alone.

Just like people who suffer from seasonal affective disorder (SAD) in the winter, there are also individuals who experience reverse SAD. Instead of developing winter blues, they tend to become depressed in the dog days of summer.

And I’ll tell you. Summer is a terrible time to feel depressed, especially when your friends and family all seem to be so happy splashing around in the pool, enjoying cookouts and going on exciting-sounding beach vacations. Continue reading

Protect Yourself from Antibiotics in Your Meat

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

August 1, 2018

  • Today’s meat isn’t anything like the meat of our ancestors
  • Is supermarket meat making you sick?
  • 3 key phrases help you to always select the best meat, poultry and fish you can buy

Did you know that the average American will eat about 222 pounds of meat this year?

That’s a heck of a lot of meat!

At the same time, around 90% of people here in the U.S. can’t even manage to eat the recommended 1½ to 2 cups of fruit and 2 to 3 cups of vegetables each day.

This is absolutely tragic. Not only are most folks missing out on the enormous health benefits of eating their fruits and vegetables, they are poisoning their bodies with toxic commercial meat products.

You see, today’s retail meat products aren’t anything like the ones your ancestors ate. They’re laced with hormones, antibiotics and raised on GMO feed. And it’s truly damaging the health of Americans. Continue reading

Is a Leaky Gut Making You Sick?

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

July 30, 2018

  • Why aren’t autoimmune diseases getting more attention?
  • Leaky gut syndrome may be destroying your health
  • 5 ways to restore gut health to prevent (and reverse!) autoimmune disorders

Autoimmune diseases are continuing their rise these days. However, they don’t get nearly the same amount of attention as heart disease, diabetes or cancer.

Well let me fill you in on a few facts.

  • Somewhere around 16.5 million U.S. adults have coronary heart disease.
  • It’s estimated that 15.1 million people here in America are living with cancer.
  • 23.4 million American adults are dealing with type 2 diabetes.

These are horrible numbers. And we hear about them all of the time. But the number of people with autoimmune disease may be much higher than any of these very real threats to your health. Continue reading

How to Curb Your Salt Cravings with This Spice

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

July 27, 2018

  • Salt is only your enemy if you eat too much of it
  • A spicy way to remove excess sodium from your diet
  • Chili peppers, hot sauce and red pepper flakes curb salt cravings

Salt intake is quite a dilemma these days. On one hand, your body needs sodium to transmit nerve impulses, help your muscles function and maintain fluid balance.

But when you get too much of it, it accumulates in the bloodstream where it attracts water. When this happens it increases blood pressure, which can damage your blood vessels and increase the workload on your heart.

And the truth is, most folks are getting a lot more sodium than they need these days – sometimes without even realizing it. Continue reading

Could This Amino Acid Stop Alzheimer’s Disease?

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

July 25, 2018

  • Are amyloid plaques really the driving factor behind Alzheimer’s?
  • Herpes virus is abundant in Alzheimer brains
  • Balancing amino acids to silence herpes

You’ve probably seen the latest news headlines confirming the link between the herpes virus and the development of Alzheimer’s disease. This isn’t a new finding, by any means. I alerted you to this unusual connection back in April of 2012.

But until now it hasn’t been widely accepted.

That’s because many medical professionals are still holding onto an outdated theory called the “amyloid hypothesis”. According to this hypothesis, the build up of amyloid plaques in the brain is the driving factor behind Alzheimer’s disease.

However, when Alzheimer’s patients are given experimental drugs to rid them of these plaques, a strange thing happens. While the drugs achieve their goal of reducing plaques, the progression of the disease becomes worse, not better.

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4 Weight Loss Mistakes

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

July 20, 2018

  • Are these four mistakes sabotaging your weight loss goals?
  • Why you might be eating the wrong “weight-loss” foods
  • Sleep your way to a skinnier you

The struggle to lose weight isn’t an easy one. If it was, more than two out of every three American adults wouldn’t be overweight or obese these days.

Yes, that’s right. Just over 70% of American adults are struggling with their weight right now.

If you’re one of them, you already know the importance of getting plenty of physical activity and eating a healthy, organic, plant-based diet. However, you might not be aware of four common mistakes that could be sabotaging your weight loss efforts.

Let’s take a look. Continue reading

#1 Anti-Cancer Vitamin

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

July 16, 2018

  • Vitamin D: The anti-cancer vitamin
  • 77% of cancer patients have low levels of the sunshine vitamin
  • Here’s how to bring your vitamin D levels up to par

You’ve been told to stay out of the sun… that it will give you skin cancer. But that advice is only partially true. It is intense, intermittent exposure (like that from tanning beds and a full day on the beach once in a while) and the burning that subsequently occurs that increases the risk of skin cancer, specifically melanoma.

As a result of this constant advice to avoid sun exposure, vitamin D deficiency is running rampant here in the U.S. As a matter of fact, it’s estimated that as many as three out of every four people have vitamin D insufficiency.

This means you only have about a 25% chance of having adequate levels of vitamin D. And guess what happens when you your vitamin D levels run low? Continue reading

Scary Reason You May Not Be Flexible

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

July 11, 2018

  • Do you have stiff arteries?
  • Weird test may reveal arterial stiffness
  • 4 ways to improve elasticity of your arteries

As we grow older, a strange thing happens to our arteries. They start stiffening up. The older we get, the stiffer they seem to become.

And oddly enough, age – in and of itself – is by far the major force behind this phenomena. But that doesn’t mean there aren’t other contributing factors.

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Is it Time to put Eggs Back on Your Menu?

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

July 9, 2018

  • It’s time to put eggs back on the menu
  • 3 more reasons you should eat more eggs
  • Cooking up the perfect egg

Are you still avoiding eggs because you’re afraid they might be bad for you? If so, you’re likely suffering from the lingering effect of what I often refer to as “the great cholesterol hoax.”

So let me be very clear on this.

There is absolutely no scientific evidence showing that eating eggs increase blood levels of LDL cholesterol. There is also nothing that links eating eggs to a greater risk of stroke or heart disease. Continue reading