Category Archives: Fall Prevention

Want to Stay Strong after 50? Let’s Get Started…

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

January 22, 2020

Last week, I helped my 5-year old grandson learn some healthy new habits. After doing his morning stretches, I taught him how to drop to the floor for a set of push-ups and sit-ups.

I did the exercises right along with him and — hopefully — that will start him off well.

Many of my patients could learn something here. I say this because you start to lose muscle when you’re in your 30s. And clear signs of physical decline can often be seen by the time you hit your 50s. Continue reading

5 Powerful Tips to Avoid Broken Bones

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

November 30, 2016

  • You’re never too young to protect your bones against breaks and fractures
  • Why calcium alone isn’t enough
  • Here’s my secret formula to prevent fractures

When I talk to younger and middle-aged patients about shoring up their bone density, they often look at me with confusion. “But doc, I’m only 52. I don’t have to worry about that for years!”

What most folks don’t realize is that your bones reach maximum strength and density around age 30. After that, bone mass gradually starts breaking down.

You won’t notice it at first. You’ll still feel strong and be able to do the same things you’ve always done… right up until the minute you experience a break or fracture!

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A Muscle is a Terrible Thing to Waste

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

August 13, 2012

  • The wicked stepsister of osteoporosis
  • How to keep aging muscles strong
  • Change your mind and your muscles will follow

You’ve heard about the importance of healthy bones for years now. So, you supplement with calcium, and more recently vitamin D. Bone health awareness is now considered the norm among aging baby boomers. Continue reading

Get Ready for Recovery

By Bonnie Jenkins, Advanced Natural Wellness

As much as we would like to go through life without going under the knife, most of us find ourselves facing surgery at some point. Preparing for surgery demands more than just fasting the night before and signing a medical release. You’ll heal more quickly and with fewer consequences if your body is nutritionally replete before a major operation. Even with minor surgical procedures, wound healing can be delayed if the body isn’t nutritionally prepared. For most people undergoing elective surgery, eating a balanced whole foods diet and taking a high quality multivitamin/mineral is probably sufficient before your procedure. Stopping vitamin E and most herbal supplements one to two weeks before surgery is also smart since some of these can cause excessive bleeding. After surgery, however, it’s a different story. Continue reading