Archive for the ‘Brain and Nervous System’ Category

Exercise increases function despite old age brain decline

April 26th, 2015 by Dr. Keith Nemec

Older people who are physically active may be protecting themselves from the effects of small areas of brain damage that can affect their movement abilities. Many older people have small areas of damage in their brains seen on magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) as white matter hyperintensities. Higher levels of this damage have been linked to Read the entire post…


Magnesium is Vital to the Brain for Memory

January 13th, 2014 by Dr. Keith Nemec

The medical community agrees that cognitive impairment (CI), ranging from mild to severe, is almost epidemic in the U.S. as the Baby Boomer generation is aging and living longer. Scientists believe one reason is that the human brain begins shrinking after age 25. Structural changes and loss of brain synapses lead to rapid decline in Read the entire post…


Can We Produce New Brain Cells?

September 23rd, 2013 by Dr. Keith Nemec

New research offers hope for stroke sufferers and people with brain diseases. Scientists say that the brains of animals and humans may produce new cells, the brain cells that can help to form memories. Researchers questioned the brain’s ability to grow new cells. But behavioral neuroscientists at Rutgers and Princeton universities in New Jersey have Read the entire post…


Back Pain Causes Brain Loss

April 16th, 2013 by Dr. Keith Nemec

Chronic back pain can shrink the gray matter in your brain by as much as 11 percent in one year, the same amount of brain density that’s lost in 10 to 20 years of normal aging, says a Northwestern University study. The research, published in The Journal of Neuroscience, found that every year of chronic Read the entire post…


Tips on Preventing Alzheimer’s Disease Naturally

April 1st, 2013 by Dr. Keith Nemec

Alzheimer’s disease is a frightening and debilitating brain disorder that causes loss of memory and mental acuity, and ultimately leads to dementia. Alzheimer’s currently affects more than four million people in the United States, and that number is likely to rise as the average American lifespan continues to increase. The disorder typically begins to manifest Read the entire post…


Calorie Restriction Can Slow Alzheimer’s Disease

August 13th, 2012 by Dr. Keith Nemec

U.S. researchers have found that a low-carbohydrate diet that reduces total calorie intake by 30 percent slowed the development of Alzheimer’s disease in mice. Researchers at Mount Sinai School of Medicine said the diet eliminated the onset of amyloid plaque — an underlying cause of Alzheimer’s — in mice that were genetically engineered to develop Read the entire post…


How Central Nervous System Regulates Arthritis

May 3rd, 2011 by Dr. Keith Nemec

In a unique approach to inflammation research, a study by researchers at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) School of Medicine shows that, in a model of rheumatoid arthritis, inflammation in the joints can be sensed and modulated by the central nervous system (CNS). The research suggests that the CNS can profoundly influence immune Read the entire post…