Category Archives: Live Longer Lose Weight

A Good Reason to Just Stop… and Breathe

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

January 20, 2021

There’s no doubt the human brain is pretty fantastic. Add in elements of spirituality… and things become even more astounding.

Just look at the monks of Tibet.

When they are ready to test out of apprenticeship, they sit completely naked with their bodies wrapped in cold, wet sheets.  Then, they are left in freezing temperatures to sit. Continue reading

Should You Be Taking a Digestive Enzyme?

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

January 4, 2021

You are what you eat, right?

Well… not actually.  You are what you digest.

If your body isn’t able to break down the food you put in your mouth, it’s not going to do you any good.

This can become an issue as you age. Continue reading

Eight Oranges a Day…

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

December 30, 2020

Here’s a shocking fact …

It would take eight oranges today to get the same amount of Vitamin A your grandparents got from one. [1]

That should alarm you… it sure alarms me! Continue reading

Fool Your Body So It Thinks It’s Not Eating

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

December 9, 2020

Did you ever think about the word “breakfast?”

It actually makes sense.  Every day, when you eat your first meal, you are “breaking” your overnight “fast.”

Most people choose to have this meal in the morning. But some people — like myself — actually wait for much later in the day before they eat. Continue reading

Hard Health Lessons from a Disney Cartoon

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

December 7, 2020

I love spending time with my grandson.  He’s only 6-years-old, but we have a lot of fun hanging out.

While we’re together, I also do my best to help him learn good habits…

After a recent week of visiting, he knows to climb out of bed each morning and do some light stretching. He even knows to try a few push-ups to strengthen his body before he starts his day…and walking the dog every morning with mom or dad is a given. I just did the circuit with him, my daughter and their golden doodle …1.03 miles in 22 minutes.

During our time together, I learned some lessons too… Continue reading

Your Secret Weapon for Weight Loss

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

November 13, 2020

Every night before I go to bed, I fill a gallon container with water from the sink. Then, I use my distiller and let it run overnight.

A few liquid mineral drops in the morning… and voila… delicious, pure water!

Now, you probably know that water is good for you.  But I wonder if you know another amazing property of the good ol’ H2O… it can actually help you lose weight! Continue reading

Are You Causing Your Gut to Leak?

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

November 6, 2020

I’m having a pizza this weekend!

It’s been a few months. Mmm… I’m going to have a thin crust, crispy, Hawaiian pizza.  People think I’m crazy, but I think it’s the best kind.

There’s just something about that pineapple sweetness along with the Canadian bacon taste. It’s the perfect treat. Continue reading

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