Category Archives: Heart Health

5 Warning Signs Your Arteries are Clogging

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

September 23, 2016

  • How do you know if your arteries are clogged?
  • Bad backs, creased earlobes and heart attacks
  • Time to get serious about taking care of your arteries

The only way you’ll ever know for sure if you have blocked arteries is if you undergo an angiogram. But the only time you’ll ever get one of these tests is if you fail a stress test or suffer a cardiovascular event.

So what if there were other ways to find out how clogged up your blood vessels are?

Over the years, I’ve found there are several advance warning signs that can occur when plaque builds up in your arteries.

For example, how is your back feeling? Is it stiff, tender and achy? Have you been told your discs are degenerating? Do you have a touch of spinal arthritis? Continue reading

3 Must-Have Heart Health Tests

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

August 26, 2016

  • High cholesterol doesn’t necessarily mean heart disease
  • 3 heart tests more important than cholesterol
  • Slash inflammation and protect your heart

For years, the words heart disease and cholesterol have become synonymous. You seldom heard someone use one term without immediately following it with the other.

This misconception – and the way the link is repeated over and over again – makes me extremely concerned about the health of your heart.

You see, high cholesterol is NOT heart disease. In fact, about 75% of all heart attack patients fall well within the recommended targets for LDL cholesterol. Continue reading

Link Between Blood Sugar and Heart Disease

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

August 1, 2016

  • Heart problems could mean you have diabetes
  • Do you know your numbers?
  • Beat blood sugar problems to avoid heart attack

Did you know that if you suffer a stroke or heart attack, there’s a chance you might have undiagnosed diabetes or hyperglycemia that may have been a factor?The math is pretty simple when you think about it.

You see, diabetics have a two to four time higher chance of experiencing a major cardiovascular event than someone who doesn’t have the disease. Thus, it stands to reason that if you have a stroke or heart attack, there’s also a greater chance you’re diabetic or have blood glucose problems.

But does this “reverse-connection” theory hold water? Continue reading

Why Everyone Over 40 Needs CoQ10

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

July 18, 2016

  • What is CoQ10 and why do you need it?
  • Why everyone over 40 should be taking this enzyme
  • The secret to choosing the best CoQ10 for you

Everyone “gets” the idea of taking a multi-vitamin to help offset nutritional deficits. They quickly grasp the importance of supplementing with omega-3 fatty acids to boost their intake of these heart- and brain-healthy fish oils.

But what about CoQ10?

CoQ10 is one of those supplements everyone over the age of 40 should take, every single day. It’s also one that’s least understood by most folks.

It’s not a vitamin. It’s not a mineral. So what is it and why do you need it? Continue reading

Blood Pressure and Dementia Connection Found

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

June 20, 2016

  • The difference between Alzheimer’s disease and vascular dementia
  • What does blood pressure have to do with it?
  • How to beat dementia before it strikes

These days, the risk of developing Alzheimer’s is a big concern for Baby-Boomers. But did you know that there’s another common form of dementia called “vascular dementia”?

Now, this type of dementia is different from Alzheimer’s disease.

In Alzheimer’s we tend to see a large number of alterations in the brain. Amyloid plaques and tangles of tau are the hallmarks of this disease. Nerve damage and brain shrinkage often accompany these changes. Continue reading

Super Juice for Your Heart, Brain and Joints

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

May 27, 2016

  • The super juice that slashes your chance of a heart attack or stroke
  • It powers up your stamina and endurance
  • … And gets rid of those aching joints

If you could drink a glass of juice every morning that would protect your heart and brain, boost your stamina and ease your aching joints all day long, would you do it?

Sure you would. And you can!

You can get all of these amazing benefits from a single glass of red beetroot juice each day.

Now, I’ve been an advocate for beetroot juice for a long time. It’s what I would call a “super juice” – particularly when it comes to safeguarding your cardiovascular system. Continue reading

Your #1 Measure of Heart Health

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

May 6, 2016

  • Saturated fats aren’t your biggest heart risk
  • What do fats have to do with LDL?
  • The best thing you can do save your heart

For years now we’ve known that saturated fats aren’t the heart-stopping killer you’ve been led to believe they are.

In fact, saturated fats don’t increase your risk of heart disease, stroke, cardiovascular disease, diabetes or death.

And the idea of cutting these fats from your diet to improve LDL, HDL and total cholesterol is unfounded. Even more to the point, the distraction over watching your cholesterol numbers could be killing you.

Let me explain… Continue reading

Real Heart Protection… Without Drugs!

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

May 2, 2016

  • Prescription drugs can’t save you from heart disease
  • The problem with diuretics, statins and blood thinners
  • Heart healthy alternatives with amazing benefits

These days a lot of people put too much faith in the power of prescription drugs to protect them from heart problems. And this is a big mistake.

Pharmaceutical drugs don’t do anything to boost your heart health. In fact, they often make things much, much worse. That’s because they come with some hefty side effects that can damage your entire cardiovascular system.

Next thing you know, you could be taking a handful of drugs… just to address those nasty side effects! And none of those additional drugs are doing anything good for your heart.

I’ll give you a perfect example of what can happen. Continue reading

Red meat that’s good for your heart?

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

January 15, 2016

  • The healthier (and tastier!) red meat
  • Making the comparison: Beef vs. bison
  • How to buy and cook buffalo meat

Unless you’re a vegan or vegetarian, I’ll bet you enjoy sitting down to eat a nice beef tenderloin, prime rib or rack of lamb every now and then. While I’ve been limiting my intake of meat to around 10% of the plate every two or three days, I still enjoy it when I do. Continue reading

#1 Secret to Lower Blood Pressure Revealed

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

December 7, 2015

  • Blood pressure meds do more harm than good
  • What beta blockers and diuretics do to your heart health
  • My #1 secret for lowering blood pressure

A couple months ago a new report came out showing prescription drug trends in the U.S. The fact that well over half the population takes prescription meds was disturbing, but not surprising. However, something else was.

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