Dr. Keith Nemec is the founder and clinic director Total Health Institute. Dr. Keith Nemec reviews the inpatient and outpatient teaching and treatment facility. Patients fly in from around the world to enter the teaching and treatment program. Dr. Nemec has consulted with over 10,000 patients in the last 35 years in his alternative medicine practice. Keith Nemec received his master’s degree in Nutritional Medicine from Morsani College of Medicine. Dr. Nemec also holds three Fellowships from the American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine (largest group of alternative medicine practitioners in the world) including Integrative Cancer Therapies, Stem Cell Therapies, and Regenerative Medicine. Keith Nemec has published 5 books including: The Perfect Diet, The Environment of Health and Disease, Seven Basic Steps to Total Health, Total Health = Wholeness. He has also published numerous health articles including: “The Single Unifying Cause of All Disease” and “The answer to cancer is found in the cancer stem cell”. Dr. Keith Nemec and wife Laurie have hosted the radio show “Your Total Health” in Chicago AM1160 for the last 18 years.
Serving as the Director of the Total Health Institute, Dr. Keith Nemec reviews and ensures each patient that enrolled in the alternative healing programs of the healing facility enjoy the best of both worlds, that of having natural healthcare doctors as well as alternatively minded medical doctors whose top priority is the highest level of healing. Keith Nemec is a researcher, lecturer and author in the field of mind, body and spirit health and healing. For over three decades, the Total Health Institute has been the culmination of Dr. Nemec’s personal crusade to bring genuine alternative healing to more people. He has overseen thousands of patients restore their health and sustain healthy living. Dr. Nemec founded Total Health Institute when his wife Laurie developed tumors throughout her body and became bedridden. This drove Dr. Nemec to seek alternative methods of healing for Laurie, who has served as the inspiration for the founding of the Total Health Institute. Dr. Nemec brought Laurie to the top alternative healing clinics in the world and all had pieces of the puzzle but none had the whole picture. Through constant research, contemplation and prayer Dr. Nemec finally saw the complete picture of healing and once Laurie implemented this program, she came out of her sickbed never to return and her tumors were healed.
Dr. Nemec discovered that the brain is the connection between the mind and body and he developed the “Nemec New Medicine” protocol. If the brain is out of balance because of mental/emotional stress from present or past this will in a sense “blow a fuse” and short circuit the mind-body connection which leads to dysfunction and eventual disease. Also, if the body is toxic, the autonomic nervous system is imbalanced or the hormonal system is over compensating this too will short circuit the mind-body connection and produce symptoms and conditions. Total Health Institute reviews each patient’s diet, lifestyle and stress factors in making teaching and treatment recommendations.
Located outside of Chicago, Total Health Institute offers inpatient and outpatient treatment. Dr. Keith Nemec has been very active at pursuing teaching programs to help patients integrate the seven basic steps to total health in their lives, which include breathing/oxygen, water, food, sleep, exercise, fasting/detoxification, and prayer/meditation/stillness. Total Health Institute reviews the current research in the field of alternative healing and continually adds to its program. Tirelessly, Dr. Keith Nemec does research in order that patients can enjoy the best methods in alternative healing. His focus lies in the treatment of the underlying cause of ill health and in changing the internal biochemical cellular environment.
Where did the idea for Total Health Institute come from?
The desire to create a teaching and treatment facility that would help people regain their health naturally came because I wanted to understand why my wife became sick and we both wanted her health to be restored naturally. If she would have healed not having understanding of how she became sick then she could easily become sick again. After she regained her health, we started Total Health Institute to help people regain their health through our teaching and treatment facility.
What does your typical day look like and how do you make it productive?
We start our day in prayer and meditation on long-term goals personally and for our business then moving into a staff meeting with our employees discussing and implementing new procedures and ideas. All staff members fill out a rating sheet twice a week that consists of how well were doing in different areas of the Institute. From these sheets we can see areas that are succeeding and areas that need more attention. From there the staff listens as the patient calls are reviewed so we can make each patient or potential patient experience the best. We spend a lot of time in research. In this field you’re always working on research, writing books and publications and networking with other colleagues.
How do you bring ideas to life?
By observing two days a week. I spend several hours just observing the office watching the staff handle patients and procedures and watching patients interact with our environment. By observing I can learn a lot and see is this matching the vision that we have.
What’s one trend that excites you?
With the increase of cancer today we are seeing more people wanting to live a healthier lifestyle. They want to learn how to make a healthier life with questions like: What do I eat? What do I feed my family? They are hungry to learn. The patients who come to the Institute, not only have their lives changed through our extensive treatments and therapies but also by providing them support and education through our classes. They have the tools now to maintain their health. Through social media we are able to reach out and touch people’s lives that would not be able to come into the Institute. No longer is our patient base from Illinois and surrounding states now with posting our teaching online we are having patients fly in from around the world.
What is one habit of yours that makes you more productive as an entrepreneur?
I make sure that I have finished everything in that day and I am ready for a staff meeting in the morning. I don’t carry unfinished projects over to the next day. I also do not overbook my time because of the focused energy that is put into each patient interaction
What advice would you give your younger self?
Fear is just fear and it does not need to leave. You just keep moving forward in your visions. We all have something within us that nobody else has. It’s here to touch other people’s lives. It’s not a copy it’s an original so take your eyes off of the outside for its within you and when you find it your life begins.
Tell us something that’s true that almost nobody agrees with you on.
When we get out of high school, we should go into the working field instead of college and once we find our passion, if needed, we can now extend our education. We should never retire because if we do retire, we have never found our passion.
As an entrepreneur, what is the one thing you do over and over and recommend everyone else do?
I recommend everyone to exercise, eat health conscious and get to bed as early as possible. In doing these you help maintain your physical health and mental/emotional health. If you get caught up too much with the energy of the day and have not taken care of your body-mind complex your productivity and joy will progressively decrease.
What is one strategy that has helped you grow your business?
We started a radio broadcast so we could teach a larger circle of people about health. This enabled us to become know by many people as they tuned in each week. Many people would tell others about our Institute because they had heard about us and liked what we taught.
What is one failure you had as an entrepreneur, and how did you overcome it?
I became caught up in the busy hectic day and lost my focus on my passion of why I was doing what I love to do. This caused me to step back and reevaluate what we were doing. I now start each day meditating on the unlimited resources within to bring this vision forth.
What is one business idea that you’re willing to give away to our readers?
To become an expert. People want to go to the best doctor with the most experience. The same is for the all consumers. They want to do business with people that are set apart from everyone else. You can start by writing a book about your field. You can make this in a PDF format and give it as a gift to anyone who visits your website or social media pages but make sure you have spent the time and research to make it a statement of your expertise in your field.
What is the best $100 you recently spent? What and why?
It is the little things in life that count the most. My wife Laurie is so creative. She can introduce a small but significant item into the Institute and when you walk into a beautiful environment it makes you happy and happy patients heal much faster.
What is one piece of software or a web service that helps you be productive?
When people go to our website and sign up for our complementary ebook it goes into our Infusionsoft patient tracking system. This automatically sends out the ebook and a PDF of basic information about our Institute. They are added to our email list and receive all of our newsletters and special announcements.
What is the one book that you recommend our community should read and why?
Everyone should read “Healthy at 100” because it shows how people in other countries that eat natural foods and get a lot of exercise live to 100 being vital and productive. If you love what you do then you want to do it as long as you can both physically and mentally.
What is your favorite quote?
No problem can be solved from the same level of consciousness that created it- Albert Einstein
- Work with excellence and keep getting more excellent never settle for where you are today.
- Become the expert in your field. This makes you the authority.
- If you take very good care of your body then your body and mind will serve you well for many years.
- Keep moving forward in your vision no matter how many obstacles or distractions get in your way.
- Love what you do or else find something else to do that you will love.
Steve (Stefan) Junge hails from Germany and helps with the day-to-day publishing of interviews on IdeaMensch. While he and Mario don’t share a favorite soccer club, their enthusiasm to help entrepreneurs is a shared passion.