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#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

What’s Ergo and Why Do You Need it?

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

December 27, 2017

  • Here’s a new nutrient to add to your vocabulary
  • The incredible medicinal mushroom
  • Eating more mushrooms is this easy

If you keep up on health news, there is always a new and seemingly unpronounceable nutrient to add to your vocabulary, like pterostilbene or cholecalciferol.

Today I have one you might not have heard before… one that you should write down and remember.

It’s ergothioneine (pronounced urr-go-thigh-in-in). For short, you can call it ergo. Continue reading

Miracle Spice Just as Effective as Prescription Drugs

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

December 22, 2017

  • Miracle spice for all that ails you
  • Just as effective as prescription drugs, without the side effects
  • Slash pain, protect your heart, boost brainpower… and more!

Most folk remedies have a modicum of truth behind them. And with today’s scientific and technological advances, more and more ancient herbs and spices are being “re-discovered” for their incredible medicinal value.

In my eyes, one of the most promising is a traditional Indian spice. Back in the day, the ancient Indian medical community used it for all sorts of ailments – eye infections, respiratory problems, wound healing, ulcers and more.

And today, we’re learning that this miracle spice can even tackle some of today’s most devastating health issues. Continue reading

Moderate Drinking and Your Health? It’s Complicated.

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

December 6, 2017

  • Health benefits of moderate drinking may be overstated
  • Alcoholic beverages are a recognized human carcinogen
  • Even moderate alcohol intake shrinks the brain

In the November 23rd issue of Advanced Natural Wellness, I mentioned that there is no “healthy” alcohol. And some people took exception to that. “But doc, red wine protects your heart”… “Moderate drinking helps you live longer”…

Yes and no.

Indeed, the polyphenols in red wine may offer some health and heart-protective benefits. But that doesn’t mean that the alcohol in wine doesn’t come with dangers of its own, as does any type of liquor. Continue reading

Less Than 30 Minutes A Day To Total Fitness

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

December 1, 2017

  • What type of exercise is best for you?
  • Aerobics vs. strength training
  • Here’s a supercharged way to get the best of both worlds

One thing that shouldn’t be confusing is the concept of exercise. Still, I find that many of my new patients are perplexed when it comes to the “right kind of exercise”.

Some folks jog or run for an hour or more every day. That’s because they’ve heard about all of the cardiovascular benefits of aerobic exercise. And it’s true. Aerobics do support the health of your heart, lungs and blood pressure.

However, can you imagine any scenario when your ancestors ran for hours on end on a daily basis? Continue reading

6 Secrets To Turn Everyday Foods into Superfoods

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

November 27, 2017

  • The secret to turning everyday foods into superfoods
  • Food pairing combinations that unlock nutrient absorption
  • A powerful seasoning combo for your veggies

Getting all of your nutrients from food can be a challenge. And it’s probably one of the reasons people fall in love with so-called superfoods like kale, goji berries and chia seeds.

But when it comes to healthy eating, enjoying a wide variety of different foods is extremely important. That’s because certain foods have synergy with each other. When you eat them together, it increases your body’s ability to absorb the nutrients in them.

In other words, you can turn everyday foods into superfoods by pairing them with others that make them more bioavailable. Continue reading

Holiday Drinking: 3 Tips to Avoid Being Tipsy

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

November 23, 2017

  • It’s extremely easy to overindulge in alcoholic beverages during the holidays
  • Is there any such thing as “healthy” liquor?
  • 3 tips to avoid getting drunk during winter festivities

Now that Thanksgiving has passed, it’s official. The holiday season is here.

Over the next five or six weeks, you’ll be invited to any number of gatherings. And chances are good that alcohol will be flowing pretty freely.

Even if you don’t normally indulge, you’ll probably find yourself with a drink in your hand on more than one occasion. Champagne or egg nog anyone?

The fact is, more people overindulge in alcoholic beverages during the winter holidays than at any other time of the year. And it’s not hard to find yourself more than a little “tipsy” before you realize you’ve had one drink too many. Continue reading

What Ridiculously Healthy Seniors Want to Have in Common With 30 Year Olds

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

November 15, 2017

  • Ridiculously healthy seniors have this in common with 30-year olds
  • Three foods that destroy your gut microbiome
  • Reset your microbiota for a longer, healthier and more active life

Here’s something I bet will get your attention:

People over the age of 90 who are “ridiculously healthy” have a gut microbiome similar to that of a healthy 30-year old.

This discovery is absolutely amazing. It actually suggests that if you can reset your microbiota to that of a 30-year old, you could live a longer, healthier and more active life.

Now, the concept of gut microbiota and health isn’t new. Continue reading

It’s Not the Fat That’s Killing Us, It’s THIS

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

November 13, 2017

  • Too much sugar triples risk of dying from heart disease
  • Are you eating 152 pounds of sugar a year?
  • What to eat instead of refined sugar

Most people only link sugary foods to insulin resistance and diabetes. But, I’ll bet nobody has ever told you what eating too much sugar does to your heart. The truth is, sugar is more dangerous to your cardiovascular health than saturated fat.

Excess sugars in your diet can actually triple your chances of dying from cardiovascular disease. And it doesn’t make any difference if you’re health-conscious in other areas. Even if you exercise, maintain a healthy weight and eat well otherwise, it can still triple your chances.

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