Autonomic Nervous System

Read more about the Autonomic Nervous System and how it controls every function of your body and how it affects your health.

Vagus Nerve Stimulation to Control COVID-19 Inflammation

This is a video I put together that reviews the cytokine storm associated with the severe cases of respiratory failure COVID-19 infection and how vagus nerve stimulation might be used to lessen the severity of the cytokine surge. Patients hospitalized with COVID-19 are predominantly dying of respiratory failure due to a surge of pro-inflammatory cytokines …

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There is No Single Best Diet for Everyone

It is generally accepted science that over the last several thousand years, humans thrived equally well on diets ranging from pure vegetarian (people with origins in Asia or Far East cultures) to essentially meat-only diets (people with origins in northern cold climates such as the Inuit) with most ancient cultures subsisting on a mixed vegetarian-carnivore …

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Intense Stress Can Damage the Heart

There is growing scientific evidence that a stressful emotional or physical event can damage how the heart functions and can lead to a variety of different heart problems including having a heart attack, developing an abnormal heart rhythm pattern, or developing congestive heart failure.  Any of these problems can result in broken heart syndrome and …

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Strokes, Inflammatory Concussions, and Vagus Nerve Stimulation

The sudden lack of blood flow to a region of the brain that results in damage to brain tissue is referred to as a stroke.  This concept is commonly understood by most patients and physicians. But what is not widely known is that a stroke results in a wave of inflammatory stress throughout the brain …

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Diabetes is More Than Just Controlling Blood Sugar

The growth in our understanding about why people develop Diabetes Mellitus Type 2 (DMT2) is greatly out-pacing our present treatment strategy. In the early 1900’s, the primary fear about getting DMT2 was from the very elevated levels of blood sugar (glucose in the 400-700 mg/dl range) that would trigger a deadly condition called diabetic ketoacidosis.  …

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Important Update about COOC-Certified Olive Oils

Dear Followers of The Nemechek Protocol®, The Nemechek Protocol requires the consumption of extra virgin olive oil as a key piece of medical therapy, and I believe the COOC-certification is essential in order to maintain the remarkable improvements in health many of you have experienced. The COOC-certification process is stricter than international standards and it …

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Concussions and Constipation

Constipation is one of the most common ailments experienced by individuals, both young and old. The excessive retention of stool can be extremely uncomfortable, and a wide variety of remedies deal with the discomfort of poor elimination. Many people consume more fiber or prunes, drink more water, or take a laxative such as magnesium to …

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Reversal of Alzheimer’s Dementia

Over the last six years, advances in neuroscience have begun unraveling the mystery of a population of cells within the brain called primed-microglia. Primed-microglia are an inflammatory and destructive form of white blood cell that are triggered by 4 different known mechanisms; encephalitis (brain tissue infection), repeated brain trauma such as that occurring in the …

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Overnutrition and Neurodegenerative Diseases

Overnutrition is a term that refers to how excessive nutrients can damage the human body. The modern diet has become a common source of excessive nutrients and increases dangerous levels of systemic inflammation within the body.  The stress from the inflammation will activate the genes within our DNA and trigger or worsen common medical conditions …

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Where Does Cancer Come From?

People diagnosed with cancer naturally search for explanations for its origin and wonder how cancer might have been prevented.  The truth is that most cancers originate naturally within the human body from the moment of birth and continue throughout life. Studies looking for cancer in certain organs after people die from any type of accident …

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Nighttime Potty

Many patients I see have difficulty sleeping because they have to go to the bathroom multiple times during the night. Men are often told it has to do with their prostate being enlarged while women are often told they have a distended or prolapsed bladder. While these problems may cause people to urinate more frequently …

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Coat Hanger Neck Pain

Many individuals with chronic or intermittent neck tightness and pain are misdiagnosed.   They are told their vertebrae are out of alignment, have muscular injury from an accident, have a pinched nerve, “carry their stress there”, or have arthritic changes noted on an x-ray. While certainly some individuals may have nerve compression from a serious …

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Inflamm-Aging

Aging is associated with low-grade chronic inflammatory state referred to “inflamm-ageing” or inflammaging.   Inflammaging is abnormal and unhealthy. It is associated with a chronically increased level of inflammatory chemicals within the blood stream called cytokines, and looks as if there is a chronic infection within the body but none exists. Inflammaging accompanies virtually all …

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Stop P.O.T.S. (Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome)

Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome, called “POTS”, is a relatively new and growing diagnostic label.   Individuals with POTS experience a very rapid increase in their heart rate when they stand up which is often accompanied by orthostatic symptoms of heart palpitations, altered balance, lightheadedness or dizziness, and syncope (passing out). They may also suffer from …

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Are you AGE-ing?

You might be aging too fast … from how you cook your food. The manner and the temperature in which we cook our food has a large impact on our brain and body.  Higher cooking temperatures results in the formation of unnatural and unhealthy substances referred to as advanced glycation end products. These substances are …

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Triggering Autoimmune Disorders

Hashimoto’s, Crohn’s, Psoriasis, and Rheumatoid Arthritis are names of common conditions known as autoimmune disorders. Autoimmune disorders are the result of the dysregulation of the immune system, but why do some people get these disorders when others do not? We now understand how most autoimmune disorders are being triggered by inflammation and Autonomic Nervous System …

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Diabetic Brains

The common form of diabetes (DM II) that affects 11-24% of the U.S. adult population is commonly discussed as a problem of elevated blood sugar primarily caused by obesity.  Unfortunately, this version is very outdated. A steady stream of research is demonstrating that diabetes is a chronic condition resulting from the deterioration of brain function.  …

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Reversing Autism with The Nemechek Protocol – Update 2017

There is growing scientific evidence that an imbalance of intestinal bacteria called SIBO (Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth) along with excessive inflammation within the brain are responsible for the features associated with Autism as well as ADD/ADHD, mood disorders, and developmental delay in children. Bacterial overgrowth occurs when large numbers of bacterial that predominantly live in …

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Varicose Veins and Erectile Dysfunction

As different as they sound, the development of varicose veins (men and women) and erectile dysfunction (“E.D.” in men) are often of the same origin. Having one or both of those issues may signal underlying nervous system damage that was not repaired due to metabolic inflammation. And there are nonsurgical, non-pharmaceutical answers that may help …

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Your Brain’s Favorite Food

Did you know that omega-3 DHA is your brain’s favorite food? Studies of primitive man show their brain growth depended on the amount of omega 3-DHA fatty acids in their food. The evolutionary record demonstrates that the ancestors of modern humans that migrated from Africa, between 40,000 to 100,000 years ago, lived along lakes and …

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Dizzy

 Many people have felt an uneasy sensation in their head and they describe it as feeling dizzy. But dizziness is a term that means different things to different people.   Zeroing in on the true mechanism of your dizziness determines if you are being properly treated for your underlying problem. Unfortunately, many providers do not …

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High Omega-3, Low Omega-6 Diets Help Brains Recover

A growing body of scientific studies are suggesting that omega-3 fatty acids found in nuts, flax, wild fish, and grass fed beef can lead to the reduction of abnormal inflammation and restore a wide variety of cellular functioning within the body. A recent study has shown that long term omega-3 fatty acid supplementation coupled with …

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