Can Living “Off Your Clock” Wreak Havoc on Your Health?

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

November 3, 2017

  • Your internal clock does more than regulate sleep
  • Mysterious ways your body clock affects your health
  • 6 ways to synchronize your natural circadian rhythm

When you think about your “body clock”, it’s likely that the only thing you associate it with is your sleep schedule. But what if I told that your “clock” is running in every cell of your body, every single day minute of the day?

It’s true. In fact, three scientists who contributed to this discovery recently received the Nobel Prize for it. And it’s well deserved.

It turns out that our circadian rhythm is critical to much more than our sleeping habits. Any mismatch between our lifestyle and our internal clock can affect any number of biological processes.

In the short-term you might find yourself feeling fuzzy, forgetful and out of sorts. You might even feel hungrier than usual… craving sweets and carbs.

But in the long-term? Continue reading

Weird Fat Burns Calories at Extraordinary Rate

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

October 30, 2017

  • The body fat that makes you skinny
  • Ramp up levels of calorie-burning fat
  • Make your white fat brown

You may not be happy with the amount of fat on your body. But there’s one type of fat that’s actually good for you. The more of it you have, the more reason you have to love it.

It’s called brown fat. And while you may not hear much about it, it’s the kind of fat actually promotes weight loss… helping to burn off extra calories at an extraordinary rate. Continue reading

3 Tips to Rediscover Happiness

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

October 25, 2017

  • Is depression making you sick?
  • The test every with depressive symptoms should take
  • 3 tips to boost your chances of rediscovering happiness

Depression isn’t anything to take lightly. That’s because it doesn’t just take an emotional toll. It also has a profound effect on your total health. In fact, depression is the leading cause of ill health and disability worldwide.

People who are depressed are much more likely to develop heart disease, arthritis, asthma, back pain, breathing disorders and migraines. They are also more likely to die at a younger age. Additionally, depression increases the risk of substance use disorders.

I urge you… if you suffer from depression… if you know someone who is depressed… take action now! Continue reading

Men: Eat These Foods to Smell Sexier

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

October 23, 2017

  • Why does your sweat stink?
  • Women like the smell of men who eat these foods
  • Certain health conditions may contribute to body odor

Down here in South Florida, it’s hard not to sweat. Patients come into my office with large patches of moisture at the underarms of their shirts, on their backs and ringing around their collars. And sometimes it smells pretty lousy.

The thing that most people don’t realize is that sweat doesn’t come out of the body smelling bad. It’s actually the interaction of the sweat with skin bacteria that produces the odor. Let me explain… Continue reading

5 Healthy Fats For You, 1 is Even Steak!

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

October 20, 2017

  • Everything you’ve been told about fats is wrong
  • It’s time to put eggs back on your menu
  • Top sources for healthy, life-saving fats

The idea that fat is bad for you is a myth that’s been sold to the American public for more than 50 years now. But in the past few decades, it’s been disproven over and over again.

Study after study shows absolutely no link between fat – saturated or otherwise – and heart disease.

Yet I meet so many patients and other folks who are still loading up on “low-fat”,” “reduced-fat,” and “no fat” foods. The dogma is so ingrained in their lives that they avoid fat like the plague!

Well, if you’re one of them I have some news for you. Continue reading

Stop Feeding the Flames of Inflammation

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

October 16, 2017

  • Are salty foods giving you diabetes?
  • Here’s how easy it is to blow your daily sodium intake
  • It’s time to change your salty ways

One thing food makers are notorious for is adding copious amounts of salt to their products. In fact, the majority of salt in your diet – about 77% of it – doesn’t come from your salt shaker. It comes from processed, packaged and restaurant foods.

All of this hidden salt makes it very easy to greatly surpass the recommended 2,300 mg of daily sodium. And that amount is recommended only for the healthiest of people.

If you’re over 50, diabetic or have high blood pressure, current guidelines suggest sticking below 1,500 mg of sodium daily. This is the same amount I recommend for all of my patients, healthy or not. Continue reading

4 Simple Steps to a Healthier Heart and Brain, Part 2

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

October 13, 2017

  • 2 healthy habits that melt pounds and lower blood sugar
  • What does “eat a health diet” really mean?
  • Best exercise for your heart, brain and body

In Wednesday’s issue of Advanced Natural Wellness, we talked about ways to accomplish the first two steps included in the American Heart Association’s “Life’s Simple 7”.

These are the seven steps the AHA has identified as being vital to preventing heart attack, stroke and cognitive decline. As a quick refresher, they include…

  • Managing blood pressure
  • Controlling cholesterol
  • Keeping blood sugar normal
  • Getting regular physical activity
  • Eating a healthy diet
  • Losing extra weight
  • Not smoking

Today, I want to jump right to the third and fourth items on the list, because these two steps are the keystone to all of the other recommendations. Continue reading

4 Simple Steps to a Healthier Heart and Brain, Part 1

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

October 11, 2017

  • 4 simple steps to prevent heart attack, stroke and cognitive decline
  • Lower blood pressure without dangerous prescription drugs
  • Targeting the real cause of plaque build up

A new presidential advisory from the American Heart Association (AHA)/American Stroke Association notes that the following steps can prevent heart attack, stroke and cognitive decline. The AHA has dubbed it “Life’s Simple 7” and it includes…

  • Managing blood pressure
  • Controlling cholesterol
  • Keeping blood sugar normal
  • Getting regular physical activity
  • Eating a healthy diet
  • Losing extra weight
  • Not smoking

While I agree with most of this advice, there is nothing “simple” about it. In fact, there is a lack of clarity in these recommendations that can lead even the most well intentioned person astray. So I’m going to dedicate this issue and this coming Friday’s issue to clearing up the confusion.

For example, does managing blood pressure means taking blood pressure lowering medication on a regular basis? What about cholesterol? Should you be taking a statin drug?

And just exactly what does “eating a healthy diet and getting more physical activity” really mean? Continue reading

3 Paths to Prevent Alzheimer’s

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

October 4, 2017

  • Exciting news and prevention strategies for dementia
  • 3 distinct subtypes of Alzheimer’s identified
  • ReCode your brain save your mental faculties

Alzheimer’s disease has stymied scientists and the medical community for years. And until recently, nobody could really explain what causes it or how to prevent it.

Now a neurologist who is truly forging new ground in the treatment of Alzheimer’s disease and dementia may have some much-needed answers. Continue reading

Eating the Wrong Fiber Can Kill You

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

October 2, 2017

  • Your health lives in your gut
  • Fiber-rich diet associated with health and longevity
  • Get your fiber on!

As a health-conscious individual, you do everything you can to protect your health. You eat foods and take part in activities that support your heart, ward off cancer, slash your chances of diabetes and help maintain healthy weight.

But how much thought do you give to your gut?

This little community of microbes contains 100 times more genes than your own human genome. And I’ll tell you here and now… it has a profound effect on every aspect of your health. Continue reading