Category Archives: Live Longer Lose Weight

The Science Behind Adele’s “Sirtfood” Diet

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

October 28, 2020

I was just reading an article about Adele’s weight loss journey. The 32-year-old British popstar lost an astounding 22 kilos (roughly 48 pounds.)

And, you know what? She looks just great!

I’m really happy for her.  Not only do I love her music, but she’s just an amazing talent all around.

One of the most interesting things about her weight loss journey has to do with the special plan she followed.  People are really excited about this “sirtfood” diet. Continue reading

Is Vegan Eating Actually Unhealthy?

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

October 16, 2020

Did you know that some doctors are reversing heart disease with specially designed vegan diets?

It’s fascinating stuff and really exciting.

Now, if you’ve read some of my previous articles, you know that I’m a huge fan of mostly plant-based diets filled with all the colors of the rainbow.  In general, I like the advice from Michael Pollan.  He said, “Eat food, not too much, mostly plants.

Yes, I’m okay with some meat and dairy, organically raised and grass fed, but not a lot of it. But what about going full-vegan?  Is that healthy?  Is that safe? Continue reading

Put Down that Protein Shake!

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

October 14, 2020

Have you walked down the health food aisle lately?

The last time I did, I saw all sorts of products… protein drinks, protein bars, big tubs of protein powder.

People just seem obsessed with getting enough protein.  Why the interest?  Well, they’re interested in building or keeping their strong muscles.

When my own patients have asked me about the right amount of protein to eat, my answer sometimes surprises them. Continue reading

Skip the Cereal…Try This Instead

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

September 25, 2020

So, what’s the big deal with cereal?  Why do people just assume it’s a good meal to start your day? I blame the marketing folks over in Battle Creek, Michigan – home of Kellogg’s.

They’ve made it “normal” to eat processed ultra refined carbohydrates and sugar to break our fast… especially if you’re a naïve child watching the commercials. Personally, I enjoy a different eating approach and it’s one I’ve learned by looking back at our ancestors.

I have an older age relative who swears by his morning cup of coffee.  After sipping on his mug o’ joe, he’ll go without food for the rest of the day.  Then, he’ll sit down to a nice, satisfying dinner each evening, even dessert, but that’s it until next nights’ dinner…and he’s the same weight as his senior year in high school. Continue reading

Want to Live Longer? Change the Way You Walk.

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

July 8, 2020

There’s a fitness trail at my local park.  It’s a mile-long loop where I can get in some regular exercise.

Since I walk briskly, I generally complete the circuit four times in about an hour. During this time, I enjoy taking in the scenery and clearing my mind.

I also enjoy a little bit of people watching! Continue reading

Are Denzel Washington and Tom Cruise Overweight?

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

June 26, 2020

This might surprise you…

But celebrities like Denzel Washington, Matt Damon and Tom Cruise are actually overweight according to their body mass index.

Crazy, I know… Continue reading

The Modern-Day Fat Dogma Sabotaged My Salad!

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

June 15, 2020

Last summer, I faced the dilemma everyone going to a potluck event runs into at some time or another.

What kind of dish should I bring?

I knew I wanted it to be different, appetizing, delicious and healthy. So I settled on an avocado salad. Continue reading

Turn Back the Clock on Your Aging Hair and Skin – Part 2

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

June 5, 2020

A good skin care routine is something we all need in order to keep our faces looking younger and more vibrant.

Personally, I take great care in tending to my skin. Each night I wash away a day’s worth of dirt using a skin-safe cleanser. Then, I apply my Vitamin C serum before going to sleep.

In the mornings, I wash my face and then use a botanical serum with antioxidant polyphenols to make my skin shiny and beautiful. It even plumps things up a bit! Continue reading

Turn Back the Clock on Your Aging Hair and Skin – Part 1

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

June 3, 2020

Do you like what you see when you look in the mirror? A lot of my patients don’t.

Just today, I looked in my own mirror and noticed a few things. My hair is thinning, age spots are darkening, and a new bruise seems to have appeared on my arm.

I’m constantly being asked how to get rid of certain physical signs of aging. And if you’re over the age of 40, you know what I’m talking about. Continue reading

Can You Control the Way Your Body Changes after 50? Part 2

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

May 27, 2020

It seems like every new decade comes with its own set of health issues.

When I turned 30, I got out of bed and my ankles cracked. When I turned 40, my knees cracked. And when I turned 50, my back cracked…

By the time I turned 60, I just hid under my covers and didn’t get up. Continue reading