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Dr. Karl R.O.S. Johnson's Chronic Condition Natural Treatment Blog

Intentional musings of a unique Shelby Township Michigan Chiropractic Physician dedicated to helping people find solutions to improving their health by rooting out causes to chronic conditions such as fibromyalgia, thyroid disorder symptoms, balance disorders, migraines, sciatica, ADD/ADHD/ASD, back pain, peripheral neuropathy, gluten sensitivity and autoimmune disorders so they can Reclaim Their Life!

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The Non-Drug ADD and ADHD Success Equation

Posted by Dr. Karl R.O.S. Johnson, DC on Tue, Jun 16, 2015

ADHD can be very stressful for families and for teachers. Although many of those diagnosed with ADHD are highly intelligent, parents worry whether or not their child will be able to cope successfully with future jobs and family life. A parent's worse nightmare might be having their ADHD child living at home with them in their 30's, not being able to hold onto a good job or vocation.

One sobering statistic is a diagnosis of ADD or ADHD are the number one reason children are medicated in the United States. The children of the United States consume three times the quantity of stimulants consumed by the rest of the world’s children combined.

As of 2011, 11% of kids in America carry an ADHD diagnosis. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) show a greater percentage of Michigan children are considered to have ADHD according to their parents. [1]

With a diagnosis of ADHD there are often a lot of misunderstandings. Some say it is not real. Some say it is due to parenting. Some say teachers aren’t handling the kids appropriately. Evidence points to ADHD being very real and being a result of imbalances in the brain’s chemistry and neuronal (electrical) integrity. The good news is there is hope…and it doesn’t have to be medications!

With ADHD there tend to be imbalances in the way the brain is firing. When certain areas of the brain fail to develop as quickly or efficiently as other areas it can result in a neurological imbalance that can lead to many of the trademark symptoms of ADHD like inattentiveness, impulsivity, hyperactivity, etc. For example, the pre-frontal cortex of the brain plays a vital role in regulating focus. If the frontal lobe is not as strong as it should be it often results in ADHD like symptoms.

The good news is the brain can be changed (exercised and strengthened) like a muscle. It also can be fed the special nutrients it needs to function at its peak. Read on for more details on what action steps you can take to get help for you or your childs' ADHD without resorting to medication.

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Topics: ADD, ADHD, Neurofeedback, Neurobehavioral Disorder,, Neurointegration,

What Foods Contain Gluten and What Code Words Mean Gluten?

Posted by Dr. Karl R.O.S. Johnson, DC on Sun, Jun 14, 2015

If you are experiencing gluten intolerance symptoms, or you have been tested and you have been found to have gluten intolerance, the products in this blog post should be avoided. Instead, concentrate on gluten free, brain-healthy foods, which you will also find listed in this blog post.

Although this list is not exhaustive, you will find it quite complete and will get you off on a great start to healing from the ravages of gluten:

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The Answer to Diabetic Leg Pain (Neuropathy)

Posted by Dr. Karl R.O.S. Johnson, DC on Thu, Apr 09, 2015

One of the complications of diabetes is peripheral neuropathy.

Peripheral neuropathy is a result of nerve damage which often causes weakness, numbness and pain, usually in your hands and feet.

People generally describe the pain of peripheral neuropathy as tingling or burning as well as a loss of sensation compared to a feeling of wearing a thin stocking or glove.

Peripheral neuropathy is a serious disease of blood vessels that supply the nerves as well as the nerves themselves

The most common drug prescribed for people suffering with diabetic related leg pain is Lyrica®.

But it comes with a huge price.

To be quite honest I have to wonder how this drug was ever approved. One look at the PDR will get you wondering to.

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Topics: Dr. Karl R.O.S. Johnson DC, Neuropathy, Diabetic Neuropathy, Vitamin Deficiency,

Are Diabetics Being Cheated?

Posted by Dr. Karl R.O.S. Johnson, DC on Sat, Mar 28, 2015

A recent diabetic patient was concerned that despite watching her diet and taking her diabetes medication her hemoglobin A1C (HbA1c) keeps going up.

Remember, Hemoglobin A1c (HbA1c or A1c) is a lab test that shows the average level of blood sugar (glucose) over the previous 3 months. It shows how well you are controlling your diabetes.

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Topics: Dr. Karl R.O.S. Johnson DC, Diabetes, Mineral Deficiency,, Vitamin Deficiency,, HbA1c

Can Diabetes Be Managed Naturally?

Posted by Dr. Karl R.O.S. Johnson, DC on Sat, Mar 14, 2015

Diabetes Type 2, once called non-insulin diabetes mellitus and by other names such as adult onset diabetes is a disease process that can be managed naturally and even reversed in certain situations. The key is not to think of managing type 2 diabetes, but rather helping the individual with diabetes to resolve the underlying cause or causes before the condition is irreversible. There is a point of no return.

The biggest concept to understand is that of labeling a disease process and then going about treating the label. Treating the label is NOT what the topic of this article is about. Rather the thrust of the information you are about to read is how can YOU reverse the process that led to your body’s inability to control blood sugar.

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Topics: Dr. Karl R.O.S. Johnson DC, Diabetes, insulin resistance, Neuropathy, Blood Sugar,, Functional Medicine,

Alzheimer's: Why is the Brain Deteriorating?

Posted by Dr. Karl R.O.S. Johnson, DC on Sat, Feb 28, 2015

After considerable research it is interesting to bring you up to speed on documented evidence of things which answer the question, "Why is the human brain deteriorating faster than the rest of the body?”

There are a multitude of factors regarding cognitive decline and today's article will touch on a few and also provide some solutions.

For starters I find it disturbing and somewhat criminal that a common class of blood pressure medications called calcium channel blockers have been proven radiologically on MRI to cause brain shrinking. Research has shown that these drugs cause deterioration of the I.Q. within 5 years' use.

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Topics: Nutritional Deficiency, Neurofeedback, alzheimer's, Cognitive Decline,, Dementia

Options In Peripheral Neuropathy Treatment

Posted by Dr. Karl R.O.S. Johnson, DC on Mon, Jan 05, 2015

Most Options for Peripheral Neuropathy Treatment Include Prescription Medication, However Effective Drug-Free Options Are Available

Many neuropathy patients take the traditional medical route of attempting to treat the symptoms of peripheral neuropathy with powerful drugs. The irony is many medications that are prescribed for the treatment of other health challenges can bring about peripheral neuropathy by causing nerve damage.

Since medications don't help with the underlying causative factor(s) for neuropathy nerve damage, one of the most dreaded and dangerous side effects of peripheral neuropathy often occurs. What is this most dangerous neuropathy symptom? In my opinion it is the loss of balance due to subtle or significant loss of sensation in the feet. The loss of balance can lead to falls and even death!

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Topics: Dr. Karl R.O.S. Johnson DC, peripheral neuropathy, Neuropathy, Peripheral Neuropathy Help, Peripheral Neuropathy Treatment, symptoms of peripheral neuropathy

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