Category Archives: Live Longer Lose Weight

Not Just Heavy People Get Diabetes

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

March 13, 2017

  • Thin people get diabetes, too
  • What is “skinny-fat” and why is it bad?
  • 6 ways to melt off this deadly fat

Every now and then I have a thin patient who ends up with a diagnosis of type 2 diabetes. They’re usually stunned. “But Doc!” they exclaim. “I’m skinny. I have a perfect BMI. How can I have diabetes?”

I understand their surprise. After all, it’s commonly known that diabetes and excess weight go hand-in-hand. So how does someone with a perfectly healthy body weight end up with the disease? Continue reading

Foods That Sound Healthy, But Aren’t

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

March 1, 2017

  • Even the healthiest sounding foods come with risks
  • How much hidden sugar are you eating every day?
  • To Nutella… or not to Nutella

Some foods and beverages sound so healthy that it’s difficult to stop and think twice before purchasing them.

Vitamin water is a perfect example. What could be healthier than fresh water infused with antioxidant and energizing nutrients like vitamins A, E, C and the B’s?

Well, water and vitamins may be a healthy mix. But when you add fructose or processed sugar in large quantities, it severely restricts any health benefits you’ll get. And that’s exactly what vitamin water contains… a lot of added sugar.

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#1 Prescription for Unlimited Good Health

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

February 15, 2017

  • If I could put this in a bottle, everyone would want it
  • Better than any prescription on earth
  • My #1 prescription for unlimited good health

When a new patient walks into my office, one of the first things I do is sit down with them to review which medications they currently take.

Some are taking statins and blood pressure meds to protect their hearts. Others are taking drugs to lower blood sugar and improve insulin sensitivity. Then there are the prescriptions for pain, depression, anxiety and countless other conditions.

Well, what if I told you that I have one, single prescription that works to improve every single one of these ailments?

It’s completely free. You don’t have to pay a penny for it.

It starts working immediately. And the longer you follow the prescription, the more dramatic the effects.

It works better than any drug on the market to not only preserve your health, but improve it dramatically.

Are you interested?

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Salad Dressing or Health Remedy?

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

February 10, 2017

  • Health benefits of apple cider vinegar are overstated
  • One health issue where this pungent vinegar really works
  • The best way to take your apple cider vinegar

In “Natural Remedies” issue of Advanced Natural Wellness, one of my recommendations was to take a tablespoon of vinegar to find out if your heartburn is caused by too much stomach acid, or too little. (If the pain disappears, it means you’re not producing enough hydrochloric acid.)

This is a great test. But as one of my readers pointed out, it comes with an unusual problem. You’re stuck with a full bottle of apple cider vinegar that you have no idea what to do with!

Now, if you do an internet search, you’ll see all sorts of crazy claims about vinegar. I’m here to let you know that most of them probably aren’t true. As far as I’m aware, there are no human studies showing it lowers cholesterol, cuts your risk of heart disease, protects against cancer or staves off arthritis. Continue reading

My New Years Healthy-Eating Quick Test

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

January 30, 2017

  • Does anybody REALLY know how to eat like a Mediterranean?
  • 14 ways to find out if you’re adhering to a Mediterranean style diet
  • What your score means

These days the Mediterranean way of eating is a hot topic. Everybody wants to do it. However, I find that very few people actually know how to do it properly.

Sure. You might be eating more fish and plant-based foods. Perhaps you use olive oil whenever you can and snack on nuts between meals.

This is a good start. But enjoying a Mediterranean style diet isn’t only about adding these kinds of foods to your meals. It also involves limiting your intake of others.

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Are you Cooking Your Way to Poor Health?

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

January 16, 2017

  • What are AGEs and why are they bad for you?
  • Cook your way to a healthier you
  • 3 nutrients to help reverse the damage

If you enjoy eating meat every now and then, you know how hard it is to pass up a char-broiled steak, ribs that are fresh off the grill or a few slices of perfectly roasted chicken.

But before you throw your next grass-fed steak under the broiler… before you grill that next batch of ribs… there’s something you should know.

When you cook your meat at high temperatures, it causes sugar molecules to become cross-linked with proteins. The same thing happens when you caramelize foods like onions or carrots.

These cross-linked proteins are called advanced glycation end products (AGEs). Continue reading

7 Age-Reversing Nutrients

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

January 4, 2017

  • Don’t grow old this year, grow better
  • “Must-have” supplements have the power to slow down time
  • Two more nutrients for your healthy aging arsenal

Whenever a New Year rolls around, it feels like a perfect time to make positive changes; to be better than we were the previous year.

Well, this year, how do you like the idea of aging healthier instead of growing older?

That’s right. Let’s make 2017 the year that you decide to age backwards.

Now, we already started talking about this in the last issue of Advanced Natural Wellness. That’s where you learned about three anti-aging factors you can power up to live a longer, healthier and more youthful life.

These included protecting the length of your telomeres, powering up your mitochondria and boosting positive gene expression.

Well, in addition to certain choices you make in your life, there are also specific supplements that can have an influence one ore more of these factors. In fact, I have five “must have” supplements that I recommend to every single one of my patients. And they have a huge amount of anti-aging power behind them. Continue reading

Read This Before Cracking Open Your Next Egg

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

November 25, 2016

  • Which eggs are healthiest?
  • Clearing up the mystery behind organic, cage-free and free-range eggs
  • These are the kind of eggs I buy

Up until a few years ago, most folks considered eggs off-limits. If they ate them at all, they separated out the whites, and threw the most nutritious part – the yolk – into the garbage disposal.

Well, now that eggs are off the hook when it comes to cholesterol and heart disease, you may be eating one or two of them a day – yolk and all.

This is great. The yolk is the part of the egg that’s highest in choline, which is an important brain food. If you don’t have enough of it, it can affect your memory and brain volume. Continue reading

3 Foods More Deadly Than Red Meat

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

October 31, 2016

  • It’s okay to eat red meat
  • Not all fish is healthy fish
  • What to eat instead of rice

I tell my patients it’s okay to eat meat… as long as it’s from clean sources and only accounts for about 13% of their food intake. It’s also okay to enjoy an egg at breakfast and some butter every now and then.

But the saturated fat scare is so ingrained in our society that folks tend to feel guilty whenever they eat these foods, even when they eat them in moderation.

However, there are a lot of so-called “healthy” foods that will do more damage to your health than a little saturated fat ever would. And they’re foods that you may be eating every day. Continue reading

2 Hormones That Make Weight Loss Near Impossible

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

October 19, 2016

  • Put an end to yo-yo dieting
  • Have you become resistant to weight loss?
  • Drop pounds while eating all of the food you want

You don’t have to starve yourself to lose weight. You don’t have to count calories, worry about portion size or eat boring foods either.

Nonetheless, these are exactly the things that most folks do when they go on a diet. It’s also why so many people end up rebounding – gaining their weight back soon after they lose it.

This can turn into a vicious cycle of yo-yo dieting. And if this sounds anything like your weight loss efforts, I’m here to tell you that you CAN turn things around.

Let me explain what happens when you deprive yourself of food. Continue reading