Archive for the ‘Faith and Prayer’ Category

Prayer and Faith – Age Old Allies in the Fight Against Cancer

April 9th, 2014 by Dr. Keith Nemec

Cancer can be a devastating disease, and the road to recovery and restored health can be long and fraught with pitfalls. For hundreds of years, people have turned to prayer and faith to help them through the dark times of their illness and the despair that often accompanies it. Modern conventional medicine has had an Read the entire post…


Prayer Gives Hope to Cardiac Patients

April 29th, 2013 by Dr. Keith Nemec

Heart surgery patients can gain hope, confidence, optimism and a sense of control through religious faith and prayer, according to new University of Michigan research. The researchers studied 224 cardiac patients over 19 months for their prayer coping and religiosity, general health and mental health, cardiac status, social support, depression, and socio-demographic factors. They concluded Read the entire post…


Spirituality Slows Alzheimer’s Progression

March 12th, 2012 by Dr. Keith Nemec

A growing spiritual life may help slow the devastation of Alzheimer’s disease. “The data suggest there may be an association, meaning people with higher levels of spirituality have a slower progression of Alzheimer’s disease,” said Dr. Yakir Kaufman, director of neurology services at Sarah Herzog Memorial Hospital in Jerusalem. “This is the first study to Read the entire post…


The Most Precious Discovery

February 18th, 2012 by Dr. Keith Nemec

All of us are on this journey of life, a journey into discovery. What are we discovering? Is it a new continent? A rare archeological find? Gold or diamonds?  No, something much more precious. A life being led by the heart instead of by the mind. Let us explain. Many times in Christopher Columbus’s journey Read the entire post…


Prayer as Effective as Prescription Painkillers

January 15th, 2012 by Dr. Keith Nemec

Americans have found a no-cost painkiller they say is as effective as prescription drugs: prayer. More than half of those who responded to a USA TODAY/ABC News/Stanford University Medical Center poll say they use prayer to control pain. Of those, 90% say it worked well, and 51% say “very well.” Among a dozen therapies, including Read the entire post…


Spirituality Can Boost Your Health

May 8th, 2011 by Dr. Keith Nemec

To stay healthy, you probably know that you need to eat right, get plenty of exercise and rest, and avoid bad habits such as smoking. But, it might surprise you to learn that what you believe in can have a big impact on your health and longevity. “There have been a lot of studies, and Read the entire post…


Can Prayer Heal You?

April 17th, 2011 by Dr. Keith Nemec

So many people believe in the power of prayer that it’s now caught the attention of scientific researchers. “Praying for your health is one of the most common complementary treatments people do on their own,” said Dr. Harold G. Koenig, co-director of the Center for Spirituality, Theology and Health at Duke University Medical Center. “About Read the entire post…