Archive for the ‘Digestive Cancer and Diseases’ Category

Crohn’s Disease- A Natural Approach

May 6th, 2014 by Dr. Keith Nemec

Crohn’s disease is an autoimmune disease (self-attacking on one’s own immune system) is defined by chronic inflammation of the gastrointestinal tract anywhere from the mouth to the anus with primarily affecting the lower portion of the small intestine. Nearly 500,000 Americans are affected with usual age of diagnosis between 15-30 years old. Crohn’s disease can Read the entire post…


Living Well with Celiac Disease

June 18th, 2013 by Dr. Keith Nemec

Celiac disease, also known as celiac sprue or gluten sensitive enteropathy, is an autoimmune disorder that affects the digestive system, and most specifically the small intestine. People suffering from celiac disease have a hyper sensitivity to gluten, a protein found in wheat, rye and barley. Over time, exposure to gluten in the diet causes damage Read the entire post…


Could Candida Albicans Be Impacting Your Health?

January 28th, 2013 by Dr. Keith Nemec

Candida albicans is naturally occurring yeast that can be found in the intestinal tract. Candida is normally kept in check by the beneficial probiotic bacteria within the body. When normal levels of probiotic bacteria are diminished by poor diet, or by an over reliance on antibiotics and other drugs, candida albicans is left to grow Read the entire post…


Preventing Gallstones Through Good Nutrition

January 8th, 2013 by Dr. Keith Nemec

It is estimated that at least 20 million Americans suffer with gallstones. That number is likely overly conservative, as many people with gallstones show no outward symptoms until a major flare-up occurs. Gallstones are small, pebble like substances that are formed when the bile in the gallbladder contains too much cholesterol. The cholesterol crystallizes, and Read the entire post…


Painkillers Damage the Intestinal Tract

December 30th, 2012 by Dr. Keith Nemec

More than 70 percent of patients who took painkillers such as ibuprofen for more than three months suffered damage to their small intestines, U.S. researchers reported. The study is yet another blow to patients trying to find ways to treat arthritis pain, after reports that the most advanced drugs, called COX-2 inhibitors, can raise the Read the entire post…


All Natural Remedies for Crohn’s Disease

November 27th, 2012 by Dr. Keith Nemec

Crohn’s disease is an inflammatory bowel disorder that causes an inflammation of the digestive tract. Crohn’s typically manifests as a swelling in the lower intestine, though it can also affect other parts of the digestive tract including the esophagus, stomach and colon. The cause of Crohn’s disease remains unclear, but recent research suggests that it Read the entire post…


Natural Relief from Pancreatitis Pain

August 13th, 2012 by Dr. Keith Nemec

The pancreas is a large organ, located in the abdomen that regulates the production and release of enzymes that aid in the digestive processes. It is also responsible for the production of insulin and glucagon, the two hormones that regulate blood sugar. Pancreatic disorders can result in inflammation of the organ, and an over production Read the entire post…


Irritable Bowel Syndrome

April 22nd, 2011 by Dr. Keith Nemec

Irritable bowel syndrome is a digestive disorder that manifests most commonly with cramping, abdominal pain, bloating, gas and alternating between constipation and diarrhea. It accounts for up to 70 percent of gastrointestinal complaints seen in general medical practice. One in five Americans, have symptoms of IBS, making it one of the most common disorders diagnosed Read the entire post…


Celiac Disease And Cognitive Decline

December 20th, 2010 by Dr. Keith Nemec

Mayo Clinic researchers have uncovered a connection between celiac disease, a digestive condition triggered by consumption of gluten, and dementia or other forms of cognitive decline. Theories to explain the connection between celiac disease and cognitive decline include the following: Nutritional deficiency Inflammatory cytokines — chemical messengers of inflammation that could contribute to problems in Read the entire post…