Category Archives: Live Longer Lose Weight

What Your Walking Speed Says About Your Lifespan

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

February 19, 2018

  • Feeling weak and out of balance?
  • How fast (or slow) you walk may predict longevity
  • Unusual exercise boosts muscle and bone strength

Growing old gracefully is something everyone strives for. But sometimes life catches up with you faster than you realize.

The next thing you know, you’re feeling weaker than you would like. Your muscles and bones aren’t as strong as they used to be. And your risk of falls and fractures increases exponentially.

You might think this only happens to “old” people.

Well, believe me!

I’ve met plenty of patients in their 50’s and 60’s that are already experiencing muscle loss, balance issues and osteoporosis. As a matter of fact, about 40% of folks in this age group already have low bone mass in their hips or spine.

Once these types of problems rear their ugly head, it can literally steal away your livelihood. Continue reading

When is the Best Time to Eat?

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

February 5, 2018

  • Eating too much at all of the wrong times
  • Here’s what happens if you never get hungry
  • Meal timing strategy triggers your body’s ancient cleansing system

For our entire lives we’ve been told to eat three square meals a day.

Some people eat even more than that – snacking all day and well into the evening so that they never get hungry. And for some unknown reason, the majority of folks here in the U.S. eat for an average of 15 hours or longer each day.

Not only are we eating too much and too often, we’re also eating the bulk of our foods at the wrong time of the day. (If you’re like most Americans, you probably eat several small meals and snacks during the day, followed by a big evening meal.)

This may be a driving factor in the obesity epidemic… and presents more health risks than you might imagine. Continue reading

4 Must-Have Tests for Nutritional Deficiencies

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

February 2, 2018

  • Overfed and undernourished
  • Why you may be unable to absorb vitamin B12
  • 2 mineral deficiencies that destroy your health

One of the most startling concepts of modern-day life is the idea of nutritional deficiencies right here in the U.S. It’s just hard to imagine that with all of the foods available to us, that anyone could be running low on certain vitamins and minerals.

Unfortunately, this is something that is much more common than most people realize. And the truth of the matter is you’re probably deficient in at least one – if not several – life-supporting nutrients. Continue reading

Sugar Substitutes: Sweet But Deadly

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

January 24, 2018

  • Why it’s time to ditch artificial sweeteners
  • Sweet but deadly
  • Beware of this bogus natural sweetener

What if you’ve been misled?

What if artificial sweeteners actually contribute to a larger waistline, increase weight gain and lead to a higher incidence of obesity?

What if regular use of no-calorie sweeteners can quickly alter your glucose response and increase your risk of metabolic syndrome and type 2 diabetes?

The truth of the matter is this. These fake sugars don’t help you lose weight. And they don’t stop diabetes.

Continue reading

#1 Beverage May Extend Your Life

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

January 5, 2018

 

  • Sip on this for great health in 2018
  • The ancient beverage that could extend your life
  • Here’s what drinking green tea can do for you

Every year when January rolls around, I find that my patients are more excited than ever to renew their health. It’s a time of year when more people than ever commit to eating healthier foods, getting more exercise and establishing a better sleep schedule.

Still, everyone wants to know if there is some secret food that can give them an advantage in the New Year. “Should I eat more kale?”… “What if I start drinking bone broth every day?”…

As I’ve stated before, I don’t necessarily recommend zeroing in on a single food for spectacular health benefits. You’re much better off mixing things up with a wide variety of fresh organic fruits, vegetables, mushrooms, nuts, seeds, beans, herbs, spices and healthy fats on a regular basis.

However, there is one simple thing can easily add to your diet that may just give you the extra leverage you’re looking for. But it’s not a food. Continue reading

3 Deadly “Heart Healthy” Foods

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

January 1, 2018

  • Did the AHA dietary guidelines get it wrong?
  • The truth about vegetable oil
  • Are low-fat dairy products and whole grains really heart healthy?

Several weeks ago the 52-year old President of the American Heart Association suffered a minor heart attack… right in the middle of the AHA’s 2017 scientific conference!

At the time I wondered whether he practiced all of the AHA’s dietary guidelines. And I realized that if he did, it’s no wonder that he would end up with heart problems.

While I agree that there are some healthy aspects to the recommendations – such as eating a wide variety of fruits, vegetables, nuts and legumes – there are several downsides. Continue reading

What’s Ergo and Why Do You Need it?

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

December 27, 2017

  • Here’s a new nutrient to add to your vocabulary
  • The incredible medicinal mushroom
  • Eating more mushrooms is this easy

If you keep up on health news, there is always a new and seemingly unpronounceable nutrient to add to your vocabulary, like pterostilbene or cholecalciferol.

Today I have one you might not have heard before… one that you should write down and remember.

It’s ergothioneine (pronounced urr-go-thigh-in-in). For short, you can call it ergo. Continue reading

Miracle Spice Just as Effective as Prescription Drugs

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

December 22, 2017

  • Miracle spice for all that ails you
  • Just as effective as prescription drugs, without the side effects
  • Slash pain, protect your heart, boost brainpower… and more!

Most folk remedies have a modicum of truth behind them. And with today’s scientific and technological advances, more and more ancient herbs and spices are being “re-discovered” for their incredible medicinal value.

In my eyes, one of the most promising is a traditional Indian spice. Back in the day, the ancient Indian medical community used it for all sorts of ailments – eye infections, respiratory problems, wound healing, ulcers and more.

And today, we’re learning that this miracle spice can even tackle some of today’s most devastating health issues. Continue reading

Moderate Drinking and Your Health? It’s Complicated.

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

December 6, 2017

  • Health benefits of moderate drinking may be overstated
  • Alcoholic beverages are a recognized human carcinogen
  • Even moderate alcohol intake shrinks the brain

In the November 23rd issue of Advanced Natural Wellness, I mentioned that there is no “healthy” alcohol. And some people took exception to that. “But doc, red wine protects your heart”… “Moderate drinking helps you live longer”…

Yes and no.

Indeed, the polyphenols in red wine may offer some health and heart-protective benefits. But that doesn’t mean that the alcohol in wine doesn’t come with dangers of its own, as does any type of liquor. Continue reading

Less Than 30 Minutes A Day To Total Fitness

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

December 1, 2017

  • What type of exercise is best for you?
  • Aerobics vs. strength training
  • Here’s a supercharged way to get the best of both worlds

One thing that shouldn’t be confusing is the concept of exercise. Still, I find that many of my new patients are perplexed when it comes to the “right kind of exercise”.

Some folks jog or run for an hour or more every day. That’s because they’ve heard about all of the cardiovascular benefits of aerobic exercise. And it’s true. Aerobics do support the health of your heart, lungs and blood pressure.

However, can you imagine any scenario when your ancestors ran for hours on end on a daily basis? Continue reading