Category Archives: Live Longer Lose Weight

Eat This and Shave Off 6 Years

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

April 25, 2018

  • Is fiber the latest anti-aging treatment?
  • Take up to 6 years off your biological age
  • Here’s how easy it is to slow down the aging process

Did you know that if you aren’t eating enough fiber you might be aging more quickly than your peers? Sure, you might be the same age chronologically. But biologically you may look older, feel older and have more health problems.

You see, it turns out that people with a high fiber intake have longer telomeres than people who eat diets low in fiber.

If you aren’t familiar with them, telomeres are segments of DNA at the end of our chromosomes that control aging. If your telomeres are shorter than average, it increases your chances of developing age-related diseases such as cancer, diabetes, heart disease and dementia are increased. Shorter telomeres also mean a reduced lifespan.

Longer telomeres, on the other hand, are associated with a long and robust lifetime.

So just how amazing is it to discover that every gram of fiber you eat on a daily basis could reduce telomere shortening? Continue reading

Resistant Starch: A New Superfood for Your Digestive System

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

April 6, 2018

  • All starches are not created equal
  • Resistant starch: A superfood for your digestive system
  • Where to find these health-giving starches in your diet

A large part of the carbohydrates in your diet comes from starches. Potatoes, breads, pasta and rice all fall into this category.

I’m not a fan of these types of starchy foods. That’s because when you eat too many of them they can drive your blood sugar up and lead to metabolic disorders. So these are some of the foods I consistently advise my patients to cut back on.

However, there is a certain type of starch that has garnered more and more interest over the years. It’s called “resistant starch”. And it falls into an unusual category. Along-side being a starch, it’s also a highly-fermentable insoluble fiber. Continue reading

4 Eating Habits for Permanent Weight Loss

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

April 2, 2018

  • A diet by any other name…
  • Is this popular diet trend right for you?
  • 4 eating styles for permanent weight loss

I can’t count the number of times patients have asked me about some fad diet or another. Over the years there has been the cabbage soup diet, the grapefruit diet, the apple cider vinegar diet, the juicing diet, and countless others that I can’t even remember.

These days something called “souping” – or the “souping diet” – tops the list.

Now, this trend has become big business. Companies are bottling up thick soups in a grab-and-go form with claims that the soups will help you lose weight, purify your body, rebuild your immune system and rejuvenate your life.

Is it true? Can you really get all of these wonderful benefits by eating soup for 24 hours, two days, or five days a week?

Here’s what I tell my patients… Continue reading

Why You Feel Hungrier after Weight Loss

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

March 9, 2018

  • Losing weight is tough. Keeping it off is even tougher.
  • Train your hunger hormones for successful weight loss
  • Developing a healthy balance for life-long results

Losing weight can be a real struggle. But despite popular belief, most people are able to do it on their own. The real battle is keeping it off after you lose it. Only about 20% of dieters succeed at maintaining their new weight.

The sad part is that people often blame themselves for their inability to prevent the pounds from creeping back up. But in many cases, it’s not entirely their fault. Rather, it’s the way that our hunger hormones respond to weight loss. Continue reading

What Your Walking Speed Says About Your Lifespan

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

February 19, 2018

  • Feeling weak and out of balance?
  • How fast (or slow) you walk may predict longevity
  • Unusual exercise boosts muscle and bone strength

Growing old gracefully is something everyone strives for. But sometimes life catches up with you faster than you realize.

The next thing you know, you’re feeling weaker than you would like. Your muscles and bones aren’t as strong as they used to be. And your risk of falls and fractures increases exponentially.

You might think this only happens to “old” people.

Well, believe me!

I’ve met plenty of patients in their 50’s and 60’s that are already experiencing muscle loss, balance issues and osteoporosis. As a matter of fact, about 40% of folks in this age group already have low bone mass in their hips or spine.

Once these types of problems rear their ugly head, it can literally steal away your livelihood. Continue reading

When is the Best Time to Eat?

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

February 5, 2018

  • Eating too much at all of the wrong times
  • Here’s what happens if you never get hungry
  • Meal timing strategy triggers your body’s ancient cleansing system

For our entire lives we’ve been told to eat three square meals a day.

Some people eat even more than that – snacking all day and well into the evening so that they never get hungry. And for some unknown reason, the majority of folks here in the U.S. eat for an average of 15 hours or longer each day.

Not only are we eating too much and too often, we’re also eating the bulk of our foods at the wrong time of the day. (If you’re like most Americans, you probably eat several small meals and snacks during the day, followed by a big evening meal.)

This may be a driving factor in the obesity epidemic… and presents more health risks than you might imagine. Continue reading

4 Must-Have Tests for Nutritional Deficiencies

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

February 2, 2018

  • Overfed and undernourished
  • Why you may be unable to absorb vitamin B12
  • 2 mineral deficiencies that destroy your health

One of the most startling concepts of modern-day life is the idea of nutritional deficiencies right here in the U.S. It’s just hard to imagine that with all of the foods available to us, that anyone could be running low on certain vitamins and minerals.

Unfortunately, this is something that is much more common than most people realize. And the truth of the matter is you’re probably deficient in at least one – if not several – life-supporting nutrients. Continue reading

Sugar Substitutes: Sweet But Deadly

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

January 24, 2018

  • Why it’s time to ditch artificial sweeteners
  • Sweet but deadly
  • Beware of this bogus natural sweetener

What if you’ve been misled?

What if artificial sweeteners actually contribute to a larger waistline, increase weight gain and lead to a higher incidence of obesity?

What if regular use of no-calorie sweeteners can quickly alter your glucose response and increase your risk of metabolic syndrome and type 2 diabetes?

The truth of the matter is this. These fake sugars don’t help you lose weight. And they don’t stop diabetes.

Continue reading

#1 Beverage May Extend Your Life

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

January 5, 2018

 

  • Sip on this for great health in 2018
  • The ancient beverage that could extend your life
  • Here’s what drinking green tea can do for you

Every year when January rolls around, I find that my patients are more excited than ever to renew their health. It’s a time of year when more people than ever commit to eating healthier foods, getting more exercise and establishing a better sleep schedule.

Still, everyone wants to know if there is some secret food that can give them an advantage in the New Year. “Should I eat more kale?”… “What if I start drinking bone broth every day?”…

As I’ve stated before, I don’t necessarily recommend zeroing in on a single food for spectacular health benefits. You’re much better off mixing things up with a wide variety of fresh organic fruits, vegetables, mushrooms, nuts, seeds, beans, herbs, spices and healthy fats on a regular basis.

However, there is one simple thing can easily add to your diet that may just give you the extra leverage you’re looking for. But it’s not a food. Continue reading

3 Deadly “Heart Healthy” Foods

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

January 1, 2018

  • Did the AHA dietary guidelines get it wrong?
  • The truth about vegetable oil
  • Are low-fat dairy products and whole grains really heart healthy?

Several weeks ago the 52-year old President of the American Heart Association suffered a minor heart attack… right in the middle of the AHA’s 2017 scientific conference!

At the time I wondered whether he practiced all of the AHA’s dietary guidelines. And I realized that if he did, it’s no wonder that he would end up with heart problems.

While I agree that there are some healthy aspects to the recommendations – such as eating a wide variety of fruits, vegetables, nuts and legumes – there are several downsides. Continue reading