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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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5 Ways To Battle Brain Fog

Posted by Dr. Karl R.O.S. Johnson, DC on Wed, Mar 29, 2017

What is brain fog?

In children, brain fog is associate with zoning out. We commonly see this in ADHD and autism cases. In adults, brain fog often take the form of having difficulty engaging in cognition, learning or memory. Examples of this include: forgetting names/dates/events, hearing someone speak but not understanding, difficulty staying on task, etc.

Various health challenges can lead to brain fog including the following (and more):

Learning how to battle brain fog is an important discussion and for this article, I will reveal five ways to battle brain fog.

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Topics: fibromyalgia, ADD, ADHD, Leaky Gut, brain fog, brain map, Throid Dysfunction

Diagnosing and Treating Options for ADHD in Adults

Posted by Dr. Karl R.O.S. Johnson, DC on Tue, Mar 21, 2017

Unlike other medical concerns, there is no single test that is used to diagnose ADHD in adults or children. Although the underlying cause(s) of ADHD is not fully known, family, twin and adoption studies have demonstrated a high family association [1-3] due mainly to shared gene effects.[4] It is widely accepted that several genes, each contributing a small fraction of the total genetic variance, are implicated in ADHD.[5-6]

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The History of Neurofeedback and Why It Is Beneficial in Treating ADD and ADHD

Posted by Dr. Karl R.O.S. Johnson, DC on Tue, Mar 07, 2017

When considering treatment options for ADD and ADHD, understanding the history of a specific treatment and how effective it has been in other circumstances as well as for treating ADD and ADHD, can help you make more informed decisions concerning your treatment. It also assists you in understanding the complex process of Neurofeedback and its overall effect on the patient's brain. Alternative medical treatments like Neurofeedback therapy have a long history in helping people deal with various disorders.

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The Top 10 Reasons To get a Brain Map [qEEG]

Posted by Dr. Karl R.O.S. Johnson, DC on Mon, Feb 27, 2017

Top Ten Reasons to get a Brain Map

Brain maps are a 15-20 minute, non-invasive, computerized analysis of brain function. The electrical activity of the brain is associated with function of the brain. Brain maps allow for targeted management of a weak or unbalanced area of the brain. These multi-color maps show if any parts of the brain are outside the normal range. 
There are several reasons to get a brain map. The top 10 reasons are as follows:
  1. There are difficulties with focus and attention. Brain mapping has a long history of helping to recognize the symptoms of attention deficit disorder or ADD. 
  2. A person feels like they are in a fog or having problems with zoning out. Brain fog can happen in a child and in an adult. 
  3. Head trauma. Concussions. A history of contact sports. It is important to make sure the electrical activity of the brain is intact. Head trauma is associated with a long term loss of brain activity and function. 
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Topics: fibromyalgia, ADHD, Insomnia, brain fog, Anxiety, Neurofeedback, Concussion

Plan For Treating ADHD - Know the Essentials and What to Discuss with Your Doctor

Posted by Dr. Karl R.O.S. Johnson, DC on Tue, Feb 21, 2017

As with many things in life, treating ADHD works better with a well-defined treatment plan that encompasses all the necessary elements, includes all the stakeholders and provides both long and short term objectives and goals. Such a treatment plan provides for a path to successfully managing you or your child's ADHD. Treatment plans work for both children and adults and it gives you and your doctor the necessary information to ensure that you or your child's plan is working at the level expected. ADHD can be managed with a customized treatment plan in order to improve your quality of life and helping you or your child get the most out of the ADHD treatment.

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ADD and ADHD Treatments That Help with Concentration

Posted by Dr. Karl R.O.S. Johnson, DC on Tue, Feb 07, 2017

Children are subjects to a wide range of distractions and stimuli that can have an adverse effect on their concentration. This can happen at home and in school settings and for those who suffer from ADD and ADHD, the effects from these distractions can be severe. It can impair their ability to form relationships and it certainly can impact their educational potential. While removing distractions can help, children with ADD and ADHD require additional skills to help maintain their concentration. The best way to provide these skills is by engaging with programs that are designed to foster concentration and thereby give those with ADD and ADHD the skills the need to succeed.

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The Worst Alternative Medical Treatments to Treat ADD and ADHD

Posted by Dr. Karl R.O.S. Johnson, DC on Tue, Jan 24, 2017

Meds, therapies, treatments, oh my! The reality is that there isn't truly a "worst alternative medical treatment" for ADD or ADHD. Naturally, some treatments will be less effective than others, or some will be effective for some time then suddenly no longer work. This is the same for alternative treatments as it is for traditional medicinal treatments. To put it succinctly, no treatment is perfect, and each and every case is different even if only subtly different. Therefore, to find what works you should partner with a provider that will work beside you to develop the treatment that is right for your specific circumstance.

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