Archive for the ‘Body, Mind and Spirit Insights’ Category

More Thankful Equals Better Mental and Physical Health

June 7th, 2015 by Dr. Keith Nemec

Recognizing and giving thanks for the positive aspects of life can result in improved mental, and ultimately physical, health in patients with asymptomatic heart failure. “We found that more gratitude in these patients was associated with better mood, better sleep, less fatigue and lower levels of inflammatory biomarkers related to cardiac health,” said lead researcher, Read the entire post…


A Mother’s Stress is Contagious

March 12th, 2014 by Dr. Keith Nemec

New research shows that babies not only pick up on their mother’s stress, they also show corresponding physiological changes. “Our research shows that infants ‘catch’ and embody the physiological residue of their mother’s stress,” says lead researcher at the University of California, San Francisco. “For many years now, social scientists have been interested in how Read the entire post…


It is Better to Give than Receive

November 26th, 2013 by Dr. Keith Nemec

People feel good when they make a charitable donation, but they feel even better if they make the donation directly to someone they know or in a way that builds social connection. Research investigates for the first time how social connection helps turn generous behavior into positive feelings on the part of the donor. Researchers Read the entire post…


Natural Therapies for People with Parkinson’s Disease

July 2nd, 2013 by Dr. Keith Nemec

Parkinson’s disease is a neurodegenerative disorder that affects those cells within the brain that are responsible for producing dopamine, a chemical necessary for the transmission of neural information to and from the motor centers of the brain and body. When these cells become damaged, or stop producing dopamine, people begin to experience a loss of muscle Read the entire post…


Good Night Sleep Can Prevent Cancer

July 1st, 2013 by Dr. Keith Nemec

According to Stanford University School of Medicine researchers, a good night’s sleep may even help fight cancer. The quality and quantity of a person’s sleep can have a tremendous affect on the balance of hormones in the body. That fact makes the sleep/wake cycle (circadian rhythm) a prime candidate for linking cancer prognosis to a Read the entire post…


The Natural Treatment and Prevention of Chronic Migraines

May 13th, 2013 by Dr. Keith Nemec

More than 23 million people in the United States suffer from migraines. 2 to 3 million of those Americans are chronic sufferers, experiencing a minimum of one severe migraine per month. Only a migraine sufferer can truly understand just how debilitating an attack can be. Migraines can seriously disrupt a person’s professional and social life, Read the entire post…


Getting the Right Balance of Sun Exposure

April 23rd, 2013 by Dr. Keith Nemec

Sun exposure has a protective effect against the development Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma (NHL), a blood cancer, Australian researchers report. Dr. Anne Kricker, of the University of Sydney, and colleagues investigated the possibility that high sun exposure is associated with an increased risk of NHL – but they found the opposite — according the results of a Read the entire post…


What is Love?

March 4th, 2013 by Dr. Keith Nemec

God is love. Whoever lives in love lives in God, and God in him. NIV Let us start with what love is NOT.  Love is not an emotion.  Love is not a feeling or sensation. The English language has only one word “love” whereas the Greeks used 5 different word for the meaning of love. Read the entire post…


Marriage Keeps You Healthy

January 7th, 2013 by Dr. Keith Nemec

Marriage keeps you healthy, married people are less likely to smoke, drink heavily or be physically inactive, the report from the National Center for Health Statistics shows. They are less likely than singles, divorcees or widowed adults to be in fair or poor health, and are less likely to suffer from headaches or serious psychological Read the entire post…


Controlling Addison’s Symptoms Naturally

December 11th, 2012 by Dr. Keith Nemec

Addison’s disease is a disorder of the endocrine system. Also known as hypocorticism, Addison’s is a chronic condition in which the adrenal glands fail to produce the necessary levels of cortisol and aldosterone, two hormones which are vital to the total health of the body. These hormones are instrumental in the proper regulation of blood Read the entire post…