Exercise Equal to Chemotherapy in Breast Cancer

March 22nd, 2015 by Dr. Keith Nemec

One way many cancers grow is by oxygen starvation, the tumor gains a sort of cloaking device that protects it from the toxic effects of chemotherapy drugs and radiation, which are designed to seek out well-oxygenated tissue. Researchers have long tested various approaches to improving blood flow to the tumor in the hopes of restoring Read the entire post…


Cancer Stem Cells – The Queen Bee

March 15th, 2015 by Dr. Keith Nemec

Cancer stem cells are what drive cancer growth and spread. To heal cancer you must cause the cancer stem cells to differentiate back into normal cells. This can only be accomplished if the proper internal cellular environment is created.  This environment is affected by both physical and mental/emotional factors.  When chemicals are introduced into the Read the entire post…


The Intestine – Brain Connection

March 8th, 2015 by Dr. Keith Nemec

The gut microbiome – comprised of several trillion bacteria living in the digestive tract, is gaining recognition as a contributing factor to diseases not only of the GI system, but cardiovascular, immune, and neurological.  Researcher from the Foundation for Integrated Medicine reports on the relationship between the proteins produced by intestinal bacteria and the human central Read the entire post…


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…