Category Archives: Live Longer Lose Weight

Better than Juicing

Green Smoothie

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

August 12, 2019

It’s not true that “an apple a day keeps the doctor away.” I’m a doctor, so I should know…

It’s actually two apples!

Jokes aside, I love fresh fruits and vegetables. They’re loaded with vitamins, minerals and antioxidants that are good for my health… and yours.

All of these nutrients work together to slash your risk of cancer, heart disease, Alzheimer’s and other age-related health concerns.

But when we’re talking about eating fruits and vegetables, I wish people would stop trying to juice their fruits and veggies… and remember the importance of chewing them instead. Continue reading

Some Patients Swear this Saved their Lives

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

July 1, 2019

I urge all of my patients and readers to participate in regular physical activity. But not all of them follow that advice.

One of the biggest complaints I hear is “I don’t have enough time.”

Baloney! If you have enough time to watch TV, check social media, talk and text with friends – or whatever else you do with your time – then there is certainly a way to block off 15 to 30 minutes of your day to save your health… and your life.

Next on the list are the doubters. “I’m too old… too fat… too out of shape.” Continue reading

The Next Best Thing to the Fountain of Youth

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

April 10, 2019

My four-year-old grandson is a blur of activity. He’s constantly on the move… running, jumping, dancing and bouncing his way through the house.

This is the thing about kids. They’re full of energy. They’ve got all of those youthful sirtuins, telomeres and mitochondria powering up their small bodies.

We adults? Not so much. Continue reading

Is Portion Distortion making you Fat? Here’s the Answer!

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

March 13, 2019

Overeating is built into our genes. It comes from the days when our ancestors experienced long periods of famine.

Once food became available again, they didn’t just take five bites of it and say “ Leftovers for lunch tomorrow! ”

No way. Continue reading

How My Mom Destroyed Every Vegetable She Ever Cooked

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

March 4, 2019

When I was a kid I wasn’t allowed to leave the table until I ate all of my vegetables. “They’re good for you!” my Mom would exclaim.

The problem was, she didn’t know how to cook them.

Broccoli and cauliflower were soggy masses of florets that had been boiled to death. Asparagus turned into a slimy mass. Carrots lost every bit of their crunch.

And there wasn’t an ounce of flavor in any of them. (Needless to say, I wasn’t a vegetable-loving kid.) Continue reading

Go from Scrawny to Brawny in a Matter of Weeks

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

February 6, 2019

One of the top recommendations I have for all my patients – and everyone else I meet – is to get moving!

It’s the one thing that can help you stay in top physical and mental shape as you age. In fact, when you exercise regularly you are twice as likely to remain functionally fit and disease free over the next 10 years of your life.

And when you look at the other benefits, it’s not hard to be sold on the concept. Continue reading

Shrink Your Waistline to Grow Your Brain

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

February 4, 2019

There are a lot great reasons to maintain a healthy weight. I hear about many of them from my own patients.

  • “I want to look hot again!” says the pudgy 32-year old single mom.
  • “I’m sick of dealing with these damned sugar problems,” declares an overweight middle-age patient with diabetes.
  • “With all the huffing and puffing I do just to get out of my chair, I’m afraid I’ll have a heart attack or something,” frets an obese gentleman in his 60’s.
  • “My knees are killing me,” complains a chubby young executive.

But in all of my years as a physician, there is one extremely important reason to lose weight that has never shows up on my radar. I’ve never heard a single patient say they wanted to drop those extra pounds to protect their cognitive abilities or ward off dementia. Continue reading

Busting Through the Carbohydrate Myth

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

January 7, 2019

In the January 2nd issue of Advanced Natural Wellness we took the first step in addressing the age old diet question: Is a low-fat or low-carb diet the best for weight-loss and health?

And the answer is pretty simple.

When you eat the right kind of fats and carbohydrates, you don’t need to cut either of them from your diet.

And believe me! Cutting out fats and replacing them with the wrong kind of carbs can be deadly. Continue reading

Age-Old Question: Low Fat or Low Carb?

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

January 2, 2019

You’ve heard that a high-fat/low carb-diet is bad for you… that eating this way will make you fat and give you heart disease.

You’ve also heard that eating a high-carb/low-fat diet is bad for you… that it messes with your metabolism, encourages weight gain and leads to diabetes.

With mixed news like this, what the heck are you supposed to eat? (And seriously, when did eating a healthy diet get so complicated?)

Actually, it’s not nearly as difficult as you might think. Continue reading

Alert: There’s something Weird Going On In America

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

December 3, 2018

There is something weird going on in America…

When people move here from countries like Asia, they start gaining weight. They develop metabolic syndrome, diabetes and cardiovascular disease.

In other words, these people begin to experience the same devastating health problems that plague those here in the U.S. day in and day out.

Why is America so deadly? Continue reading