Category Archives: Live Longer Lose Weight

The Healthiest Beverage on Earth

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

March 13, 2020

One of my favorite times of the day is late in the evening.

That’s when I sit outdoors on the patio weather permitting and enjoy a cup or two of green tea.

It’s a soothing time. I sit back and listen to the sounds of nature around me… wild parrots, families of ducks, and the fish splashing in the water behind my house.

It’s not just the relaxing sounds that make me feel good… it’s also the tea itself. Continue reading

Beef is Good, This is Better

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

March 4, 2020

Have you ever been on a cruise or vacation and come back a few pounds heavier?

It’s frustrating, I know.

But it doesn’t have to be that way. It just depends on the food choices you make during your trip. Continue reading

Eat Your Way to Weight Loss

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

February 26, 2020

There are lots of ways to lose weight, but it’s not just “calories in calories out.” It’s not just one specific food versus another. People get really confused about this.

They want to know the magic food combination to make the pounds fall away…

Well, when it comes to losing weight, it’s a little more complicated than that. Continue reading

Must Take One Minute Muscle Test

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

February 17, 2020

There was a Disney movie I once saw that really struck me…

It was called Wall-E and it showed humans in the future riding around on mechanical wheelchairs – too unhealthy, overweight, and weak to move around on their own two legs.

Well, you’ve heard the old saying – “If you don’t use it, you lose it.” That really holds true even today. Continue reading

3 Foods More Deadly Than Red Meat

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

February 12, 2020

Last night was my red meat night. I made a delicious roast with red wine, bay leaves, and seasonings… then topped it with a huge heap of organic carrots, onions, and celery.

Honestly, it was mostly vegetables, but that’s a good way to keep my microbiome healthy and working at full tilt.

So yes, I tell my patients it is okay for them to have some red meat – provided it’s from a clean source and only accounts for about one meal a week. In fact, meat in general should only be about 13% of your entire diet. Continue reading

Retire Later, Live Longer

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

February 3, 2020

I recently had someone ask me what I planned to do when I retired… I think my answer surprised her.

You see, even though I’m past the traditional age of retirement, I don’t see myself ever stopping my work.

I just enjoy talking with people about functional medicine too much.  I enjoy seeing patients.  And I enjoy training and educating – especially when it’s at an international conference.

I don’t plan on retiring, because if I retire, I’m putting myself at risk of an earlier death. Continue reading

Super Nuts for Heart, Brain and Waistline

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

January 3, 2020

“Sometimes you feel like a nut… sometimes you don’t!”

This jingle immediately comes to my mind when I think about nuts. But in all seriousness, I do love nuts.

My days here at the clinic can be pretty hectic. And like many people, I don’t always have enough time to sit down and eat a meal at lunch.

On days when that happens, you’ll often find me munching on a handful of almonds, walnuts, or cashews. Continue reading

Fountain of Youth at Your Fingertips

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

December 25, 2019

What if I told you I had a secret that could slow down how quickly you age?

In just a few weeks it can help you look and feel younger than you are. It lowers blood pressure, improves arterial function and slashes your risk of heart disease.

It can crush blood sugar and insulin problems associated with diabetes, melt excess weight off your body and slash your inflammation levels. 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

Simple “Movement:” The Key to Lasting Health

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

August 29, 2019

Most of my patients HATE the thought of exercise.

They even hate the word exercise. So, basically, telling them they need to exercise is like telling them they need to be “exorcised!”

Yup…exercise / exorcise…pot-ay-to / pot-ah-to…both equally horrible for many.

But really, we can replace this terrible word with another word that is easier to swallow…“move.” Continue reading