Category Archives: Live Longer Lose Weight

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

The Hidden Reason You Aren’t Losing Weight

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

November 28, 2018

In last Monday’s issue of Advanced Natural Wellness, I talked about the risk of excess body weight – particularly central obesity – when it comes to mortality rates.

This isn’t a new topic.

But it did generate a lot of questions from readers who are dealing with extremely stubborn belly fat. They’re sick of it. They want to get rid of it. But in some cases, they don’t feel that exercise and diet are working for them.

So today I want to dig a little deeper into something that may be sabotaging your weight loss efforts… and share some of the strategies I use in my own practice to help patients demolish deadly central obesity. And with great success! Continue reading

The Problem with BMI

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

November 26, 2018

The other day a new study hit my desk. And it confirms the results of every other study done on the topic of body mass…

…A high BMI increases your chances of an early death!

This isn’t breaking news.

You know as well as I do that being overweight is detrimental to your health. And sadly, nearly 75% of Americans are overweight or obese. I see it every day here in my own practice.

On the other hand, I don’t necessarily agree that BMI is always the best indicator of obesity. Or early death. Continue reading