Discover the connection between leaky gut syndrome and autoimmune diseases, and how this condition can significantly impact your immune system.Read More
From the Desk of Dr. Karl R.O.S. Johnson, DC.....
Chiropractic care has long been associated with spinal adjustments, pain relief, and improved musculoskeletal health. However, a growing body of research and a dynamic neurological-based chiropractic model are shedding light on the critical role chiropractic care plays in optimizing neurological function and overall well-being.
In this blog post, we will explore the dynamic neurological-based chiropractic model and its contribution to improving afferent input to the brain. We will also discuss the pivotal role of Dr. L. John Faye, DC, in advancing this model. Furthermore, we will delve into the concept that muscle coordination and recruitment order are influenced by mechano-receptor afferentation, which can be compromised when joints are restricted, blocked, or fixated. Additionally, we will emphasize the importance of a closed kinematic chain and how it relates to the effectiveness of chiropractic care. Throughout this discussion, we will provide references and evidence to support these concepts. Don't worry we will define all these terms 😀!Read More
AMPLIFYING NITRIC OXIDE
One of the major advantages of PEMF therapy is its ability to optimize blood flow. By stimulating the production of nitric oxide1, a vital molecule that relaxes blood vessels and enhances blood circulation, PEMF therapy plays a significant role in improving overall health and promoting healing. Nitric oxide acts as a powerful vasodilator, expanding blood vessels and reducing resistance, allowing for more efficient blood flow. This increased circulation ensures that oxygen, nutrients, and immune cells are delivered effectively to various tissues and organs, ultimately supporting the body's healing process.
These scientific investigations into the effects of PEMF therapy on blood circulation have yielded consistently remarkable results. The studies have shown that PEMF therapy not only significantly increases blood flow velocity but also improves microcirculation, leading to enhanced oxygenation of tissues. One study, in particular, stands out for its findings published in the prestigious Journal of Orthopaedic Research. This study revealed that PEMF therapy can produce a remarkable increase in blood flow of up to 35% in the treated area2.Read More
Mushrooms with special health benefits
As most of you know, my last Health and Wellness article was about the benefits of eating mushrooms and integrating mushrooms like Shitake, Portobellos, Enoki, Morels, Chanterelles, etc. Today, I will talk a little bit about mushrooms that have more than nutritional benefits – mushrooms that have medicinal properties. Disclaimer: Even though psychedelic mushrooms do have medicinal properties and have been used for healing in many ancient and traditional societies, I will not be discussing the benefits of these mushrooms in this article.
Functional, also called medicinal mushrooms, in addition to being nutrient dense, provide a myriad of health benefits ranging from immune support, variety of antioxidants, natural and non-addictive energy and stamina, balance blood sugar, cognitive and brain health, nervous system support, and support a healthy inflammatory response.
What is PEMF?
PEMF, short for Pulsed Electromagnetic Field therapy, is a cutting-edge treatment that utilizes electromagnetic fields to stimulate healing and recovery in the body. This non-invasive therapy has gained attention in the medical field for its potential in stroke recovery and prevention. But what exactly is PEMF and how does it work?
PEMF therapy involves the use of electromagnetic fields that are carefully tuned to specific frequencies and intensities. These electromagnetic fields are applied to the body through specialized devices, such as mats or handheld devices, which deliver the pulses directly to the affected areas.Read More
Discover the therapy that our thyroid patients can't get enough of - Low Level Laser Therapy. Find out why this innovative treatment is gaining popularity among individuals with Hashimoto's or AutoImmune Thyroiditis (AIT)...
Low-Level Laser Therapy in the Treatment of Autoimmune Thyroiditis
Hossein-Khannazer, N., Kazem Arki, M., Keramatinia, A., & Rezaei-Tavirani, M. (2022). Low-Level Laser Therapy in the Treatment of Autoimmune Thyroiditis. Journal of Lasers in Medical Sciences, 13, e34. Retrieved from https://journals.sbmu.ac.ir/jlms/article/view/37357
Everyone is talking about mushrooms these days – nutritional and psychedelic mushrooms. Here I will only talk about the benefits of nutritional mushrooms and why we should include them in our daily diets.
A Closer Look at Mushrooms
Mushrooms have been cherished and even treasured for thousands of years. Our ancestors have known about the healing and nutritional values of mushrooms. The Chinese have long considered mushrooms to be a medicinal food to maintain good health. The Greeks even believed that the consumption of mushrooms makes a man physically strong. And in modern day Japan, mushrooms are used to treat cancer.
Mushrooms are not uncommon in the American diet. However, most of the very nutritious and health improving mushrooms are not well known nor much consumed. Even though, mushrooms are often treated like vegetables, they really are not. They are a type of fungus.Read More