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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, 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!

From the Desk of Dr. Karl R.O.S. Johnson, DC.....

Reversing Pandemic-Related Increases in Back Pain

Posted by Dr. Karl R.O.S. Johnson, DC on Thu, Sep 08, 2022

This blog post is republished with permission from Erik Peper's blog

By: Chris Graf

Back pain increased significantly during the pandemic

Google searches for the words “back pain” reached an all-time high in January 2022. In a Harris Poll in September 2021, 56% of respondents said they had chronic pain, up from about 30% before the pandemic. There are probably multiple reasons for the uptick in pain in general and back pain in particular related to COVID, including added stress and ongoing symptoms of long COVID. Poor posture while working at home is another likely contributor.

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8 Ways To Improve Your Wellness

Posted by Dr. Karl R.O.S. Johnson, DC on Tue, Jun 21, 2022

Good health is your natural state

You are born to live a life of vitality, strength, peace and happiness – you are supposed to be healthy your entire life. That life should be long and full of joy, excitement, pleasure, and fulfillment.


But it doesn’t always happen that way. Too many people are not living to their potential; they are living with physical and mental disease.

It isn’t right. You have the potential for physical and mental health and you owe it to yourself to drink from that deep well. 

What are some of the things you can do to reclaim health for yourself and your family and to maintain your health throughout the years?

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Topics: exercise, Importance of Water, Detoxification, chiropractic care, Wellness, Healthy Relationships

Want To Lower Your Blood Pressure By 20 Points? Try This Exercise...

Posted by Dr. Karl R.O.S. Johnson, DC on Tue, May 24, 2022

Want to know about an exercise that can lower blood pressure significantly? We're talking as much as 10-20 mmHg. No, it's not an endurance exercise. No, it's not strength exercise. It's actually an exercise you can do anytime and anywhere. It's called isometrics.

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Topics: High Blood Pressure, Isometric Exercise, Resperate, Zona, Functional Medicine University, Cardiovascular Health

Blood Pressure Medications and Nutrient Deficiencies

Posted by Dr. Karl R.O.S. Johnson, DC on Tue, Apr 05, 2022

I first want to give you a brief overview on how medications impact important nutrients.

HOW MEDICATIONS AFFECT NUTRIENTS

The following are a few ways that blood pressure medications can affect how our bodies absorb essential nutrients. 

  • The medication can attach itself to a nutrient and pass it out of the body
  • The medication can alter the pH in the gut so that the nutrient can't be properly absorbed
  • Some medications need specific nutrients in order for them to be able to work.

The Following are Blood Pressure Medications, Nutrients Commonly Depleted and the Negative Impact of the Deficient Nutrients

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Topics: Blood Pressure, nutrient deficiency, Hypertension, High Blood Pressure, Medication, Blood pressure medications, medication induced nutrient deficiency

Study Finds Common Bacteria Linked to Potential Dangerous Heart Problem

Posted by Dr. Karl R.O.S. Johnson, DC on Tue, Mar 22, 2022

Study finds that a common bacteria known as  H. pylori to cause ulcers may now also be responsible for irregular heart rhythm, known as atrial fibrillation (AF).

Dr. Annibale Montenero, lead researcher and chairman of Multimedica General Hospital's Cardiology Department and Arrhythmia Center, has discovered a strong link between the bacteria helicobacter pylori and an increased risk of developing atrial fibrillation.

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Topics: Heart Disease, Atrial Fibrillation, H. Pylori, Heliobacter Pylori, Heart Palpitations, gut dysbiosis

Near-Infrared Light Therapy Helpful for Hashimoto's Hypothyroid

Posted by Dr. Karl R.O.S. Johnson, DC on Tue, Mar 08, 2022

Several studies have shown profound benefits of photobiomodulation for autoimmune hypothyroidism

  • A recent 2013 randomized, placebo-controlled study in hypothyroid patients demonstrated that in people who got near-infrared light therapy, thyroid function dramatically improved, and remarkably, that thyroid antibody (TPOAb) levels were massively reduced. Amazingly, 47% of patients were able to stop medication completely! Moreover, the researchers also followed up 9 months after treatment and found that the effects were still evident! https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s10103-012-1129-9

  • They even published a 6-year follow-up, which basically said that even at 6 years, some of the benefits still remained, but periodic sessions were recommended to maintain all benefits. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6247385/

    • "The levothyroxine dose required by group L was significantly lower than that required by group P (P = 0 002). The anti-TPO and anti-Tg levels did not differ between the groups. Conclusion. LLLT, by the methods described, has been shown to be safe for the treatment of hypothyroidism resulting from CAT" (CAT = Chronic Autoimmune Thyroid)

    • (It is NOT suggested to use red/NIR light as a one-time treatment that is expected to last long-term. For optimal benefits, most research indicates that sessions be done with red/NIR therapy at least once a week consistently.) 

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Topics: Hypothyroidism, thyroid, TPO Ab, Hashimoto's Thyroiditis, Laser, thyoid disease, Photobiomodulation, Robotic Laser, Chronic Autoimmune Thyroid

5 Symptoms of Hashimoto's Thyroid

Posted by Dr. Karl R.O.S. Johnson, DC on Tue, Feb 22, 2022

There are many symptoms of body and brain dysfunction when one has Hashimoto's, the first autoimmune disease discovered, in 1912 by Dr. Hakaru Hashimoto.

Hashimoto's hypothyroidism is an autoimmune condition. Up to 90% of cases diagnosed as "low thyroid" actually are Hashimoto's. Often, standard care is not sufficient to achieve optimal results.

In this blog post I'll highlight 5 of the most common symptoms of this immune system disorder.

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Topics: thyroid symptoms, Hashimoto's, thyroid, autoimmune thyroid, Hashimoto's diease

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