Category Archives: Live Longer Lose Weight

The Light that has Anti-Aging Benefits

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

April 8, 2022

It wasn’t that long ago that red light therapy was something you could only find at dermatologist offices and luxury spas.

The claims were that it could make skin firmer and reduce fine lines to make you look younger. It could fight off eczema, psoriasis, rosacea and other skin problems. It could regenerate and repair aging skin.

Needless to say, there were a lot of skeptics. It sounds like snake oil, right? Continue reading

The Crazy Thing that Makes You Gain Weight

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

March 25, 2022

Weight loss is a big industry these days. You’ve got Nutrisystem, Jennie Craig, Weight Watchers, GOLO and so many more programs to help you.

The nice thing about most of these weight loss strategies is that they are structured. They have “rules” that are easy to follow. And there is something to be said for all of them, especially when you increase your activity levels at the same time.

Considering that nearly 75% of Americans are overweight or obese, it’s easy to understand the popularity of these programs. Continue reading

Chew Your Way to Slimness

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

March 18, 2022

People spend a lot of time thinking about food; choosing food, cooking food and eating food. But they very seldom put very much emphasis on chewing their food.

Just think about how long it takes to make a Thanksgiving dinner. Nearly all day, right? But how soon is it over once you sit down to eat?

We love to wolf down our food! Continue reading

Why BMI is Wrong for So Many People

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

March 9, 2022

People often worry about their body mass index when they shouldn’t.

Say you’re five feet, eight inches tall and weigh 200 pounds. You’ve got a BMI of 30.4, which says you’re obese.

If you’re active and well-muscled, you probably aren’t anywhere near obese. But if you’re a couch potato who is out of shape and carrying around a lot of excess fat, well, then the BMI got it right for you.

It works just the opposite, too. Continue reading

Better than Butter

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

February 4, 2022

I use extra virgin olive oil (EVOO) in the majority of my meals. Not only does it have great flavor, it’s absolutely THE BEST choice for my health.

Unlike margarine, butter and other saturated fats, EVOO has medicinal properties that can reduce your risk of health issues and early death. I’m talking about things like heart conditions, cancer, neurodegenerative diseases and respiratory disease.

As a matter of fact, I recently saw in the American College of Cardiology that replacing just over two teaspoons of margarine, butter, mayonnaise or dairy fat with olive oil each day had up to a 34% lower risk of early death. So EVOO is the hands down winner. Continue reading

Should You be Concerned About Carbotoxicity?

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

January 31, 2022

We hear a lot of bad news about carbohydrates. So some people try to avoid carbohydrate foods altogether. They’re afraid of “carbotoxicity.” This is the idea that eating any type of carbohydrate will contribute to chronic disease.

Well, that’s a misconception.

It’s not about whether you eat carbs or not. It’s more about whether you’re eating the right carbs or the wrong carbs. Continue reading

Can Winter Weather Help Burn More Fat?

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

November 12, 2021

If you’re eager to boost your body’s ability to burn fat, getting outdoors in the colder weather this winter can help.

When our bodies are exposed to colder temperatures, it activates a certain type of fatty tissue that has special properties.

It’s known as brown adipose tissue, or BAT. We’ll just call it brown fat. Continue reading

Part 3: What’s Really Causing the Fattening of America?

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

November 5, 2021

In recent weeks you’ve learned a lot about how important physical activity and eating a healthy diet are when it comes to beating weight gain and obesity. These two premises are absolutely vital when it comes to losing stubborn weight.

But there’s one more thing that needs to be addressed. Our toxic environment.

Certain chemicals called obesogens – or endocrine disrupters – interfere with your hormones and bind to fat cells. They cause three things to happen. Continue reading

Part 2: What’s Really Causing the Fattening of America?

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

November 1, 2021

In the October 27th issue of Advanced Natural Wellness, you learned what physical inactivity does to your body. Today, I want to share some major misconceptions about food and your body weight.

We spend a lot of time talking about portion size. Calories in, calories out. But if you’re experiencing weight issues, it might be more about what you’re eating than how much of it you’re eating.

There are certain carbohydrate foods that may be leading the obesity crisis. They disrupt your metabolic balance and mess with the way your body stores fat. Continue reading

What’s Really Causing the Fattening of America?

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

October 27, 2021

Over the next couple of Advanced Natural Wellness issues, I’d like to share the three primary reasons 75% of Americans are struggling with weight gain and obesity, and what it takes to get past these hurdles.

It’s not just one thing. It never is.

Part of the problem lies with conventional medicine. You go to the doctor. You’re overweight and diabetic. Does he sit down with you or refer you to a nutritionist to plan a personal diet or plan an exercise program? Probably not. It’s more likely you’ll be sent on your way with a prescription or two…and told to lose weight, or watch what you’re eating or some such vague advice. Continue reading