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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, stubborn thyroid disorder symptoms, balance disorders, chronic knee & shoulder pain, migraines, sciatica, ADD/ADHD/ASD, back pain, peripheral neuropathy, gluten sensitivity and autoimmune disorders so they can Reclaim Their Life!

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8 Health Benefits of Rooibos Tea vs Green Tea

Posted by Dr. Karl R.O.S. Johnson, DC on Tue, Jan 31, 2023

For years I have been drinking green tea based on all the researched health benefits. Recently, however, I learned that a diet high in oxalates can cause a myriad of health problems. Since black and green tea are considered to be high in oxalates, I decided to stop drinking these types of teas and instead increase my intake of rooibos tea. Truth be told, I've had Rooibos tea in my tea cupboard for years, but didn't really investigate how many health benefits it possesses. Perhaps you haven't heard of this herbal tea. Maybe it's time you checked it out too. It is very healthy, delicious and very low in oxalates. Now that's a winning combination! 

Basic Differences Between Rooibos Tea and Green Tea

Rooibos tea and green tea are both known for their numerous health benefits, but they have some key differences that make them unique. One of the main differences between the two teas is that rooibos is low in oxalates, while green tea contains high levels of oxalates. In this blog post, we will explore the health benefits of rooibos tea and green tea and discuss the importance of oxalates in relation to health.

Rooibos Tea

Rooibos, also known as red bush tea, is a well-known herbal tea, consumed for centuries by the Khoisan people of South Africa, has displayed potent anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, redox modulating, anti-diabetic, anti-cancer, cardiometabolic support and organoprotective potential. This popular herbal tea that originated in South Africa is made from the leaves of the Aspalathus linearis plant and has a unique, slightly sweet and nutty flavor. Interestingly, rooibos tea only grows in the mountainous Cederberg region of South Africa.

One attractive feature of rooibos tea is that it is naturally caffeine-free. This makes it a great alternative to traditional tea or coffee for those who are sensitive to caffeine or for those who want to avoid caffeine for other reasons. Caffeine can cause jitteriness, anxiety, and trouble sleeping, and can also lead to dehydration.

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Topics: Immune System, antioxidants, anti-inflammatory, inflammation modulation, Minerals, Green Tea, Heart Health, Cardiovascular Health, Oxalic Acid, Kidney Stones, Red Rooibos tea, Green Rooibos tea

Are Toxins in Health Foods Ruining Your health?

Posted by Dr. Karl R.O.S. Johnson, DC on Tue, Jan 24, 2023

Some healthy foods can cause harm to our bodies

I developed an interest in this topic after my spouse and several patients were plagued with stalled improvement of their health challenges. Why were they not responding and being helped with tried and true methods that worked for so many others? When a patient has less than optimal healing, and is a highly compliant patient, this drives me to search out and acquire the healing puzzle piece(s) that will help that person recover as fully as possible.  

A recent patient told me about her health being harmed by oxalates in food. Before this, I really didn't know this substance was a component of many so-called healthy foods, while also being a little known health risk. As is pretty typical, this piqued my interest and lo and behold more information on this topic streamed my way. Currently our household is on a trial period of reducing foods high in oxalates to see if some stubborn health challenges diminish. So far, I can tell you we are quite pleased with the results...even after 4 days on eating a lower oxalate diet.

When a patient has less than optimal healing, and is a highly compliant patient, this drives me to search out and acquire the healing puzzle piece(s) that will help that person recover as fully as possible.

Dr. Karl R.O.S. Johnson, DC, BCN, FIFHI

What are Oxalates?

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Topics: inflammation, chronic pain, Oxilates, Oxalic Acid, Toxic Superfoods, Kidney Stones

Iron can damage your brain - find out how

Posted by Dr. Karl R.O.S. Johnson, DC on Fri, Jan 13, 2023

The Brain's Goldilock's Principle Your Must Learn

Too much, or too little, iron can permanently damage the brain!

NOT ENOUGH: Low iron has been linked to many health problems, including fatigue, restless legs syndrome, developmental delays, lower I.Q., decreased resistance to infections, ADHD, anxiety, depression, sleep disorders, psychotic disorders, brain fog, memory loss, hair loss, and Tourette’s.    

Thinking about getting pregnant and want your child to have a healthy brain? Your iron levels need to be in a healthy range starting at conception.  

A pregnant woman that is low in iron, or has decreased iron availability, early in her pregnancy can cause lifelong neurodevelopmental disorders like ADHD, low I.Q., developmental delays, and decreased brain maturation. The health of a child starts with the health of the mother the day they are conceived and having adequate iron stores throughout her pregnancy is an essential part of being a heathy mother. This is why work with women to ensure they are as healthy as possible, and have ideal iron levels, before, during, and pregnancy.   

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Topics: ADHD, inflammation, Alzheimer's, depression, Anxiety, memory loss,, Dementia, Body Pain, Iron overload, Too Little Iron

Thyroid Autoimmunity - What You Need to Know

Posted by Dr. Karl R.O.S. Johnson, DC on Tue, Jan 10, 2023

January is Thyroid awareness month

Thyroid autoimmunity is the most prevalent and dominant autoimmune condition. Understanding the gluten-thyroid connection can lead to better symptom management with diet and lifestyle.

Functions of the Thygroid Gland

Though it weighs only about an ounce, the thyroid is responsible for functions that have a major impact on one’s health. It maintains body temperature, controls the rate of energy production (including oxygen use and basal metabolic rate), regulates the skeletal and muscular growth of children, and heavily influences brain chemistry. Additionally the thyroid gland has major influence in many other areas.

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Topics: Cyrex Labs, gluten, autoimmune thyroid, thyroid hormones, autoimmunity, Thyroid Challenges, gluten sensitivity, gluten cross-reaction, gluten cross-reaction, Wheat

8 Benefits of Intermittent Fasting

Posted by Dr. Karl R.O.S. Johnson, DC on Tue, Nov 15, 2022

Intermittent Fasting (IF) is currently one of the world's most popular health and fitness trends.

Besides assisting with weight loss, IF has many additional health benefits I will share in this article.

By definition, intermittent fasting is an eating pattern that involves regular, short-term fasts — or periods of minimal or no food consumption. Intermittent fasting is an eating pattern where you cycle between periods of eating and fasting.

You start your eating at noon and your last meal at 8 pm.

You are technically fasting for 16 hours every day, and restricting your eating to an 8-hour eating window.This is the most popular form of intermittent fasting, known as the 16/8 method.

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Topics: Weight Loss, Brain Health, Healthy Eating, Diet, Intermittent Fasting, Healthy Habits, Reduce Inflammation

How To Live Your Best Life

Posted by Dr. Karl R.O.S. Johnson, DC on Tue, Nov 01, 2022

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According to a recent poll, only 38% of Americans report they are happy with their lives. If you are among the remaining 62%, Johnson Chiropractic Neurology & Nutrition has some tips to help you live your best life.

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Topics: Healthy Eating, Diet, Satisfying Career, Healthy Habits

Tips for a Happy, Healthier Halloween

Posted by Dr. Karl R.O.S. Johnson, DC on Sat, Oct 22, 2022

Halloween Survival Guide

You already know what Halloween is all about: costumes, pumpkins, candy and often unhealthy snacks. This year, be prepared so you can help your patients and their families avoid a giant sugar crash on November 1.

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Topics: Immune System, Halloween, sugar, Halloween Health

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