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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

6 Secrets To Turn Everyday Foods into Superfoods

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

November 27, 2017

  • The secret to turning everyday foods into superfoods
  • Food pairing combinations that unlock nutrient absorption
  • A powerful seasoning combo for your veggies

Getting all of your nutrients from food can be a challenge. And it’s probably one of the reasons people fall in love with so-called superfoods like kale, goji berries and chia seeds.

But when it comes to healthy eating, enjoying a wide variety of different foods is extremely important. That’s because certain foods have synergy with each other. When you eat them together, it increases your body’s ability to absorb the nutrients in them.

In other words, you can turn everyday foods into superfoods by pairing them with others that make them more bioavailable. Continue reading

Holiday Drinking: 3 Tips to Avoid Being Tipsy

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

November 23, 2017

  • It’s extremely easy to overindulge in alcoholic beverages during the holidays
  • Is there any such thing as “healthy” liquor?
  • 3 tips to avoid getting drunk during winter festivities

Now that Thanksgiving has passed, it’s official. The holiday season is here.

Over the next five or six weeks, you’ll be invited to any number of gatherings. And chances are good that alcohol will be flowing pretty freely.

Even if you don’t normally indulge, you’ll probably find yourself with a drink in your hand on more than one occasion. Champagne or egg nog anyone?

The fact is, more people overindulge in alcoholic beverages during the winter holidays than at any other time of the year. And it’s not hard to find yourself more than a little “tipsy” before you realize you’ve had one drink too many. Continue reading

What Ridiculously Healthy Seniors Want to Have in Common With 30 Year Olds

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

November 15, 2017

  • Ridiculously healthy seniors have this in common with 30-year olds
  • Three foods that destroy your gut microbiome
  • Reset your microbiota for a longer, healthier and more active life

Here’s something I bet will get your attention:

People over the age of 90 who are “ridiculously healthy” have a gut microbiome similar to that of a healthy 30-year old.

This discovery is absolutely amazing. It actually suggests that if you can reset your microbiota to that of a 30-year old, you could live a longer, healthier and more active life.

Now, the concept of gut microbiota and health isn’t new. Continue reading

It’s Not the Fat That’s Killing Us, It’s THIS

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

November 13, 2017

  • Too much sugar triples risk of dying from heart disease
  • Are you eating 152 pounds of sugar a year?
  • What to eat instead of refined sugar

Most people only link sugary foods to insulin resistance and diabetes. But, I’ll bet nobody has ever told you what eating too much sugar does to your heart. The truth is, sugar is more dangerous to your cardiovascular health than saturated fat.

Excess sugars in your diet can actually triple your chances of dying from cardiovascular disease. And it doesn’t make any difference if you’re health-conscious in other areas. Even if you exercise, maintain a healthy weight and eat well otherwise, it can still triple your chances.

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Weird Fat Burns Calories at Extraordinary Rate

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

October 30, 2017

  • The body fat that makes you skinny
  • Ramp up levels of calorie-burning fat
  • Make your white fat brown

You may not be happy with the amount of fat on your body. But there’s one type of fat that’s actually good for you. The more of it you have, the more reason you have to love it.

It’s called brown fat. And while you may not hear much about it, it’s the kind of fat actually promotes weight loss… helping to burn off extra calories at an extraordinary rate. Continue reading

5 Healthy Fats For You, 1 is Even Steak!

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

October 20, 2017

  • Everything you’ve been told about fats is wrong
  • It’s time to put eggs back on your menu
  • Top sources for healthy, life-saving fats

The idea that fat is bad for you is a myth that’s been sold to the American public for more than 50 years now. But in the past few decades, it’s been disproven over and over again.

Study after study shows absolutely no link between fat – saturated or otherwise – and heart disease.

Yet I meet so many patients and other folks who are still loading up on “low-fat”,” “reduced-fat,” and “no fat” foods. The dogma is so ingrained in their lives that they avoid fat like the plague!

Well, if you’re one of them I have some news for you. Continue reading

Eating the Wrong Fiber Can Kill You

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

October 2, 2017

  • Your health lives in your gut
  • Fiber-rich diet associated with health and longevity
  • Get your fiber on!

As a health-conscious individual, you do everything you can to protect your health. You eat foods and take part in activities that support your heart, ward off cancer, slash your chances of diabetes and help maintain healthy weight.

But how much thought do you give to your gut?

This little community of microbes contains 100 times more genes than your own human genome. And I’ll tell you here and now… it has a profound effect on every aspect of your health. Continue reading

Drinking Coffee May Reduce Risk of Death

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

September 27, 2017

  • Drinking coffee may reduce risk of death (shuffle)
  • Good for your heart, brain and metabolism
  • What every “java-junkie” must know

Coffee gets a bad rap. Over the years it’s been blamed for everything from stunting your growth to causing heart disease and cancer. This makes it something of a “guilty pleasure” for those who can’t seem to get their day started without a cup or two each morning.

Well, drinking a few cups of hot coffee to get a jump on your day may not be so bad. In fact, it could potentially add a few years to your life. Continue reading