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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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Hashimoto's Hypothyroidism Can Cause Mental Fog

Posted by Dr. Karl R.O.S. Johnson, DC on Mon, Aug 02, 2021

Did you know that mental fog can be caused by Hashimoto's Hypothyroidism?

Hashimoto's can cause a wide array of symptoms affecting the entire body.

It seems impossible that one part of our body (a gland) can cause symptoms spanning from memory loss to weak muscles.The reason the thyroid gland can make our lives so miserable is that every cell in our body has a receptor site specifically for thyroid hormone.

Whether the body is making too much or too little thyroid hormone can change how these cells function leading to these symptoms:

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Hashimoto's Thyroid - Why Standard Medical Management is Not Enough

Posted by Dr. Karl R.O.S. Johnson, DC on Tue, Jul 13, 2021

Hashimoto thyroiditis: clinical and diagnostic criteria

P Caturegli   1 A De Remigis   2 N R Rose   3   PMID: 24434360 DOI:  10.1016/j.autrev.2014.01.007
 
Abstract
Hashimoto thyroiditis (HT),  now considered the most common autoimmune disease , was described over a century ago as a pronounced lymphoid goiter affecting predominantly women.
 
In addition to this classic form, several other clinico-pathologic entities are now included under the term HT: fibrous variant, IgG4-related variant, juvenile form, Hashitoxicosis, and painless thyroiditis (sporadic or post-partum).
 
All forms are characterized pathologically by the infiltration of hematopoietic mononuclear cells, mainly lymphocytes, in the interstitium among the thyroid follicles, although specific features can be recognized in each variant.
 
Thyroid cells undergo atrophy or transform into a bolder type of follicular cell rich in mitochondria called Hürthle cell.
 
Most HT forms ultimately evolve into  hypothyroidism , although at presentation patients can be  euthyroid  or even  hyperthyroid .
 
The diagnosis of HT relies on the demonstration of circulating antibodies to thyroid antigens (mainly thyroperoxidase and thyroglobulin) and reduced echogenicity on thyroid sonogram in a patient with proper clinical features.
 
The treatment remains symptomatic and based on the administration of synthetic thyroid hormones to correct the hypothyroidism as needed.
 
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The Knowledge Base on Autoimmune Thyroid is Expanding

This article reflects that our knowledge of autoimmune Hashimoto's thyroid has grown significantly.
 
What this article reveals, however, is that the standard treatment has not progressed beyond thyroid hormone replacement therapy.
 
At Johnson Health and Wellness Center, each Hashimoto's patient is given a comprehensive, unique plan designed to specifically meet the individual's needs. We go beyond standard care.
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Topics: thyroid treatment, Hashimoto's, thyroid, Brain Health, thyoid disease, Gut Health

8 Benefits Your Brain and Body Receives From Intermittent Fasting

Posted by Dr. Karl R.O.S. Johnson, DC on Tue, Jun 22, 2021

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.

Here is the most common way IF is performed:

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

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Topics: Oxidative Stress, Brain Health, Prediabetes and diabetes, Healthy Lifestyle, Intermittent Fasting, Shed Weight

Thyroid Nodules Explained

Posted by Dr. Karl R.O.S. Johnson, DC on Tue, Mar 30, 2021

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Important Information about TSH - What Your Doctor Should Know

Posted by Dr. Karl R.O.S. Johnson, DC on Tue, Feb 02, 2021

Thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH) is the hormone produced by your pituitary gland to control the function of your thyroid gland. A high TSH means your pituitary senses that your thyroid is underactive.

Traditional Lab Tests Can Be Deceiving 

Many labs are misleading physicians by using outdated ranges of normal for TSH, thus preventing doctors from giving their patients the most effective thyroid treatment they need. 

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Topics: Thyroid Tests, thyroid lab ranges, Hashimoto's Thyroiditis, thyoid disease

Glutathione Deficiency Linked to Poor Outcomes & Death in COVID-19 Cases

Posted by Dr. Karl R.O.S. Johnson, DC on Mon, Dec 21, 2020

What is Glutathione?

Some of you reading this blog may not be familiar with glutathione.  Also called GSH, Glutathione is the most powerful, prevalent antioxidant in your body.  The most well-known antioxidants are vitamins C and E.  Glutathione is a tripeptide molecule composed of the amino acids; glutamic acid, cysteine and glycine, which exists in almost every cell of your body.  Our glutathione level actually indicates our state of health and can predict longevity.  Scientific evidence has found that glutathione is needed by our body to enhance the immune system response.  There are more than 60,000 published papers on the beneficial effects of glutathione replacement, unfortunately, it is still largely ignored by mainstream medicine.  Normal glutathione levels are important for good health because they neutralize free radicals, which can build up in cells and cause damage.

The main thing you want to really understand about glutathione is that it is something that our body makes all throughout our cells and our tissues. Glutathione has many functions. One of the main functions is it’s an antioxidant, so it protects against free radicals. Free radicals destroy tissues when we have an inflammatory response. Glutathione is a mighty warrior for our body and you will want to know more about this amazing chemical.

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Topics: Glutathione, COVID-19, Glutathione Deficiency, SARS-CoV-2

Can Coconut Oil Kill You?

Posted by Dr. Karl R.O.S. Johnson, DC on Tue, Dec 08, 2020

The recent headlines about coconut oil say that because it's higher in saturated fat than beef or lard, it's bad for you. “You'll drastically increase the chances of cardiovascular disease if you eat it because saturated fat raises cholesterol, which leads to heart disease and mortality.” That kind of warning comes from the American Heart Association (AHA)—a powerful organization that continues to promote the mythical direct link between saturated fat and heart disease.

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Topics: inflammation, cholesterol, Heart Disease, coconut oil,, healthy fats, triglycerides, unhealthy fats

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