Healing Your Nervous System with Natural Foods

March 1st, 2015 by Dr. Keith Nemec

With an ever-ageing population it is predicted that by 2030, 20% of people over 65 will have dementia or Alzheimer’s disease, the first symptoms of which are depression, irritability, confusion and forgetfulness. In Europe alone 1 million people develop impaired memory every year, more than half of which will be later diagnosed with dementia. About Read the entire post…


Walnuts Stop Cancer and Reduce Cholesterol

February 22nd, 2015 by Dr. Keith Nemec

An abundant source of antioxidants, walnuts are a good source of protein, fiber, and alpha linoleic acid – a  plant-based omega-3 fatty acid. Researchers from the University of California Davis (California, USA), fed mice either whole walnuts (equivalent of 2.6 ounces for humans), walnut oil or a walnut-like fat for 18 weeks. Both the walnuts Read the entire post…


Mercury and seafood are risk factors for autoimmune disease

February 15th, 2015 by Dr. Keith Nemec

One of the greatest risk factors for autoimmunity may be associated with exposure to mercury such as through seafood, a new University of Michigan study says. The findings found that mercury — even at low levels generally considered safe — was associated with autoimmunity. Autoimmune disorders, which cause the body’s immune system to attack healthy Read the entire post…


Nature, religion and art are some of life’s best anti-inflammatories

February 8th, 2015 by Dr. Keith Nemec

Taking in such beautiful wonders as the Grand Canyon, Sistine Chapel ceiling may give a boost to the body’s defense system, according to new research from UC Berkeley. Researchers have linked positive emotions — especially the awe we feel when touched by the beauty of nature, art and spirituality — with lower levels of pro-inflammatory Read the entire post…


Brain Inflammation Causes Major Depression

February 1st, 2015 by Dr. Keith Nemec

A new study by the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) found that the measure of brain inflammation in people who were experiencing clinical depression was increased by 30 per cent. The findings have important implications for developing new treatments for depression. “This finding provides the most compelling evidence to date of brain inflammation Read the entire post…


Two are Always Better than One when Restoring Health

January 25th, 2015 by Dr. Keith Nemec

People are more successful in taking up healthy habits if their partner makes positive changes too, according to research published in JAMA Internal Medicine. Scientists at UCL funded by Cancer Research UK, the British Heart Foundation, and the National Institute on Aging looked at how likely people were to quit smoking, start being active, or Read the entire post…


Harmful Effects of a High Protein Diet

January 18th, 2015 by Dr. Keith Nemec

High protein diets have gotten a lot of attention in the past decade, especially with the social popularity of the Atkins diet. However, much research shows the harmful effects on the body from consuming a high protein diet. From a recent study published in the journal Cell Metabolism, researchers discovered that the risk of dying Read the entire post…


Want to Lose Fat- Get Cold

January 11th, 2015 by Dr. Keith Nemec

Researchers at the University of California, Berkeley, found that exposure to cold temperatures increases levels of a newly discovered protein that is critical for the formation of brown fat, the type of fat in our bodies that generates heat. With extended exposure to cold air, the protein, called transcription factor Zfp516, also helps the more Read the entire post…


How To Lose Weight Without Going On A Diet

January 4th, 2015 by Dr. Keith Nemec

More than two-thirds of United States adults are overweight or obese.  Every year countless studies are used to investigate various weight loss tactics.  A successful weight-loss program is a mind/body mission.  It includes a program to become healthy again and also dealing with psychological and habit changes. It’s important to get mentally prepared before you Read the entire post…


Hugs help protect against stress and infection

December 29th, 2014 by Dr. Keith Nemec

Researchers found that greater social support and more frequent hugs protected people from the increased susceptibility to infection associated with being stressed and resulted in less severe illness symptoms. Instead of an apple, could a hug-a-day keep the doctor away? According to new research that may not be that far-fetched of an idea. The researchers Read the entire post…