Category Archives: Live Longer Lose Weight

The 1 Artificial Sweetener You Should Use

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

May 17, 2017

  • Artificial sweeteners are a metabolic disaster in the making
  • The truth behind whole grains and fiber
  • What defines a “healthy” fat?

As far as maintaining healthy blood sugar is concerned, the classic interpretation is pretty straightforward. Cut down on your sugar and carbohydrate intake. Avoid processed foods. Get more fiber, eat more whole grains and add more healthy fats.

While this logic is sound, some of it may be sabotaging your efforts to avoid metabolic syndrome and diabetes. And if you’re already having glucose problems, it could be making matters worse. In fact, you could be heading toward a metabolic meltdown. Continue reading

#1 Way to Fill Nutritional Gaps in Your Diet

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

May 12, 2017

  • Are multivitamins a waste of money?
  • Rich in food… poor in nutrients
  • Your #1 insurance policy for good health

I have five supplements that I recommend that everyone take… every single day. And for the most part, my patients understand the rationale behind them.

They recognize that a high-quality omega-3 supplement can slash inflammation and pain and keep their hearts and brains working in top-notch condition.

Most of them also readily accept the fact that vitamin D deficiency is running rampant here in the U.S. So adding a vitamin D3 formula in cholecalciferol form only makes good sense. Continue reading

6 Unexpected Ways to Avoid Cancer

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

May 8, 2017

  • What you don’t know about cancer could kill you
  • Kick these cancer-causing foods to the curb
  • 6 unexpected ways to avoid cancer

For the most part, I find that most people think cancer is genetic… just the luck of the draw. So it might surprise you to learn that only about 5-10% of cancers are a direct result of genetics.

All of the others – a whopping 90% to 95% of cancers – are rooted in lifestyle factors. And I’m not just talking about a lifetime of smoking cigarettes or exposure to chemical laden products.

Much of your risk falls well within other areas of your life that you have complete control over.

In fact, what you don’t know about cancer may kill you faster than what you do know about it. Continue reading

The Great Potato Debate: Healthy or Not?

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

May 3, 2017

  • The great potato debate: Healthy or not?
  • 3 ways to cut the glycemic load of potatoes
  • Tasty tips for cooking healthier spuds

Potatoes are the ultimate comfort food. Unfortunately, they’re also starchy and carry a high glycemic load. This means they can cause a rapid spike in blood sugar and insulin—which is quickly followed by a sugar crash.

What we do to our potatoes doesn’t help much either. Continue reading

Best 12 Fruits and Vegetables Bought Organic

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

April 28, 2017

  • Eat your strawberries… without the pesticides
  • 12 fruits and vegetables best bought organic
  • Which produce is least likely to have pesticide residues?

Strawberries are one of those fruits that almost everyone loves to eat. They’re sweet, juicy and delicious. Plus, they’re chock full of antioxidants that are good for your heart, help normalize your blood sugar, protect your brain and have anti-cancer properties.

But if you’re not buying organic strawberries, you may be wrecking all of the wonderful health benefits that come along with eating them. Continue reading

How the Trans Fat Ban Cuts Heart Attacks

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

April 26, 2017

  • Cutting trans fats saves lives
  • Taking a look at the upcoming trans fat ban
  • How to ensure your food is safe from deadly fats

When everyone stopped eating saturated fats and started eating “no saturated fat” foods containing trans fats, it was a monumental disaster.

These fats are deadly. They create high levels of inflammation, lower healthy HDL levels, impair endothelial function and may worsen insulin sensitivity. This makes trans fats a lethal enemy to your cardiovascular health.

But guess what happened when some New York counties banned trans fats from restaurants and other eateries? Continue reading

20 Super Healthy Alternatives to Kale

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

April 21, 2017

  • Kale isn’t the only green superfood
  • Here’s what eating more greens can do for you
  • 20 super healthy alternatives to kale

Over the past few years, kale has become the watchword when it comes to green leafy vegetables. It’s the dark green darling of master chefs and foodies across the country. Even McDonalds and Chick-fil-A have gotten in on the act. Maybe you have, too.

But let’s face it. Kale isn’t for everyone.

A lot of people I’ve talked to tell me they’d love to eat it, but just can’t handle the bitter taste. Many of us are genetically “bitter tasters”, so we have a greater taste sensitivity to kale and other greens. Some even feel a little guilty about not working harder to find a way to like it. Others are just tired of it. Continue reading

Little-Known Deficiency Contributes to Your Weight Gain

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

April 17, 2017

  • Iodine deficiency contributes to weight gain
  • Why you might have low levels of iodine
  • Simple test can reveal your status

Have you been putting on extra pounds? And does that extra weight refuse to budge… no matter how little you eat or how much you exercise?

While there are many reasons you might be gaining stubborn weight, there’s one that’s often overlooked: Continue reading

Want to Live Longer? Eat this Every Day

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

April 12, 2017

  • Beans get a bad rap, but they shouldn’t
  • Plus, they really ARE good for your heart
  • Here are some easy (and tasty!) ways to eat more beans

Beans get a bad rap. They tend to make some people gassy. And if the only ones you’ve ever tasted came out of a can, you probably put your fork down after the first bite. Canned beans taste horrible.

But that doesn’t mean you should give up on beans. They’re one of the healthiest foods you can eat. And when you prepare them correctly, they can be very tasty. Plus, they’re loaded with nutrition.

Whether its black beans, pintos, great northern or navy beans, they’re all high in protein and jam-packed with nutrients like potassium, magnesium, folate, iron and zinc. Continue reading

The Best Sugar Substitute Available Today

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

April 5, 2017

  • Are sugar-free beverages your best choice?
  • How no-calorie sweeteners sabotage your gut
  • Raise your glass high… and drink to your health

Swapping your sugary soda for a sugar-free iced tea or diet cola might sound like a smart decision. But drinking beverages labeled “sugar-free” won’t do anything to help you lose weight, prevent diabetes or make you healthier.

You see, most sugar-free drinks contain artificial sweeteners.

These “fake” sugars elicit the same response from your body that real sugar does. But they don’t provide any calories. There’s not an ounce of energy in them. This tricks your taste buds – and your body – into thinking a big dose of sugar is on its way. Continue reading