Category Archives: Live Longer Lose Weight

Protect Yourself from Antibiotics in Your Meat

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

August 1, 2018

  • Today’s meat isn’t anything like the meat of our ancestors
  • Is supermarket meat making you sick?
  • 3 key phrases help you to always select the best meat, poultry and fish you can buy

Did you know that the average American will eat about 222 pounds of meat this year?

That’s a heck of a lot of meat!

At the same time, around 90% of people here in the U.S. can’t even manage to eat the recommended 1½ to 2 cups of fruit and 2 to 3 cups of vegetables each day.

This is absolutely tragic. Not only are most folks missing out on the enormous health benefits of eating their fruits and vegetables, they are poisoning their bodies with toxic commercial meat products.

You see, today’s retail meat products aren’t anything like the ones your ancestors ate. They’re laced with hormones, antibiotics and raised on GMO feed. And it’s truly damaging the health of Americans. Continue reading

4 Weight Loss Mistakes

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

July 20, 2018

  • Are these four mistakes sabotaging your weight loss goals?
  • Why you might be eating the wrong “weight-loss” foods
  • Sleep your way to a skinnier you

The struggle to lose weight isn’t an easy one. If it was, more than two out of every three American adults wouldn’t be overweight or obese these days.

Yes, that’s right. Just over 70% of American adults are struggling with their weight right now.

If you’re one of them, you already know the importance of getting plenty of physical activity and eating a healthy, organic, plant-based diet. However, you might not be aware of four common mistakes that could be sabotaging your weight loss efforts.

Let’s take a look. Continue reading

The Most Underrated Form of Exercise

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

July 4, 2018

  • Walking is an underrated form of exercise
  • 3 ways to get the biggest benefits from a long walk
  • Here’s how to get started

You walk from your house to the mailbox… from parking lots to buildings … and troll the mall on occasion. But how often do you walk, just for the sake of walking?

With all of today’s modern conveniences, it’s not surprising that walking is an extremely underrated form of exercise. And the truth is, many people don’t realize that walking is just as important as other, more taxing forms of physical activity. Continue reading

Eat More, Weigh Less

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

June 25, 2018

  • Why is the energy density of food so important?
  • Eat more and weigh less
  • Tricky ways to reduce food density

Choosing foods that can help you cut calories and lose weight can be pretty confusing. But you may be able to cut through all of the confusion by zeroing in on one single factor: The energy density of the foods you are eating.

Now this is a term you don’t hear a lot about. But the concept is extremely easy to grasp. Continue reading

Before you take that Iron Supplement…

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

June 20, 2018

  • Why iron testing is so important
  • What happens if you have iron overload?
  • Iron deficiency anemia is on the rise

Iron is widely known as the “anemia” supplement. If your iron supplies are low, you may experience symptoms of anemia such as fatigue, weakness with signs of anemia being pale or yellowish skin color.

Low levels of iron are also a well-known cause of hair loss. Restless leg syndrome is another condition that has a direct link with iron deficiency.

So it’s not uncommon for people who feel fatigued, think their hair is thinning or experience frequent bouts of restless leg syndrome to run out and buy a bottle of iron pills and start taking them every day.

This is not a good idea. Continue reading

Is the OMAD Diet Right for You?

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

June 8, 2018

  • What makes eating one meal a day (OMAD) day so appealing?
  • Why every calorie you eat counts
  • Better than OMAD!

OMAD, or eating just One Meal A Day, is taking dieters by storm these days. And I have to admit. It sounds pretty appealing… despite the fact that it requires starving yourself for 23 hours a day.

What’s the big attraction? Well, one of the touted benefits of eating OMAD is that after 23 hours of ravenous hunger, you can take one hour each day to eat anything you want. No restrictions.

This sounds pretty exciting to some folks. After all, if you can sit down to a dinner of chicken, ribs, pie and whatever else you want to eat it may sound like it is worth the effort.

Well, not so fast. If you approach this style of eating as a free-for-all for your favorite foods, chances are slim that you’ll get all the nutrients you need from your meals. (This is why many articles on the topic recommend supplementing with a multi-vitamin while eating OMAD.)

So if you find yourself drawn into the OMAD concept, remember that healthy meals are still going to be your best bet. But I’ll be the first to fill you in on a little secret. Continue reading

2 Foods that Help You Live Longer

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

June 4, 2018

  • A third of deaths could be prevented by eating these foods
  • What are you eating?
  • Easy ways to slip more fruits and veggies into your diet

Here’s a statistic that absolutely floors me…

Only one out of every 10 adults eats the recommended daily servings of fruits and vegetables. This means 90% of Americans are eating less than the current guidelines of 1½ to 2 cups of fruit per day and 2 to 3 cups of vegetables.

This is tragic!

Eating fresh, plant-based foods is one of the easiest ways to prevent cancer. These foods protect against high blood pressure, heart disease, stroke and mental decline. They preserve your vision, prevent diabetes, keep you thin and support a healthy gut microbiota.

To top it off, it’s estimated that about a third of early deaths could be prevented… just by eating a diet high in fruits and vegetables. Continue reading

5 Habits for a Healthier Life

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

May 28, 2018

  • How many years do you have left to live?
  • 5 healthy habits for a longer and healthier life
  • Add 10 or more years to your life expectancy

It’s not uncommon for people to start thinking about their mortality once they reach the age of 50. They often wonder how many years they have left. Is it 20? Maybe 30?

Well, what if you could make it closer to 40 years?

You might be surprised to learn that it might be easier than you think. All it takes is five healthy lifestyle habits. That’s right. There are five simple changes you can make to add a decade or more of healthy years to your life. Continue reading

Does Moderate Drinking Really Help You Live Longer?

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

May 23, 2018

  • Should you drink for your health?
  • Studies on the benefits of moderate drinking are flawed
  • The dark side of alcohol

Over the years there have been plenty of positive news stories about the “benefits” of moderate alcohol consumption. Every now and then a patient even tells me they’re thinking of taking up drinking as a way to improve their health.

After all, it sure sounds like an easy way to promote heart health, lower your risk of diabetes, help prevent the onset of Alzheimer’s and live a longer lifetime, doesn’t it?

But despite these potential healthy side effects of drinking in moderation, it also comes with some decidedly unhealthy ones.

What’s more, it turns out that many of the health benefits associated with moderate alcohol consumption may be based on flawed research. Continue reading

3 Healthy Alternatives to Pasta

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

May 16, 2018

  • Can eating pasta help you lose weight?
  • Why adding more processed carbohydrates is a bad idea
  • Here’s how to satisfy your pasta cravings

I constantly warn my patients not to take news headlines to heart. But when some sort of weight loss miracle hits the major news outlets, it’s hard for some folks to ignore.

The latest bit of news that has taken the media by storm is that eating pasta can help you lose weight. Almost all of the big players have featured this breaking story – from News Week to USA Today.

Well, before you decide to add more pasta to your diet, you should probably know two things. Continue reading