Category Archives: Live Longer Lose Weight

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

3 Benefits of This “New” Broth

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

March 27, 2017

  • Is bone broth the new miracle cure?
  • 3 ways to boost the benefits of bone stock
  • My mother’s recipe for health and longevity

Sipping on bone broth/bone stock is the latest health trend. But the concept of bone broth certainly isn’t new.

My mother, her mother before her (and so on down the line) knew the value of a hardy soup stock made from bones. Back in the day, it was a very inexpensive way to create nutrient-rich meals.

Today, people all across the U.S. are jumping on the bone broth bandwagon.

But they aren’t making meals of it. They’re sipping on it throughout the day in an effort to lose weight, protect their joints, strengthen their digestive health and all sorts of other things. Continue reading

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