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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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High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) and Blood Pressure

Posted by Dr. Karl R.O.S. Johnson, DC on Tue, Sep 07, 2021

When it comes to lowering blood pressure exercise is a non-negotiable factor.

You may be thinking what is the most effective form of exercise to lower blood pressure.

More and more studies are showing the exciting results of something called HIIT in lowering blood pressure. HIIT stands for High Intensity Interval Training

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Topics: exercise, Hypertension, HIIT, High Intensity Interval Exercise

Thyroid Brain Fog: 7 Things You Need to Know

Posted by Dr. Karl R.O.S. Johnson, DC on Tue, Sep 07, 2021

Hypothyroidism and Hashimoto's can cause brain fog can be difficult to live with. Here are 7 things you need to know about thyroid brain fog.

While Brain fog may not be a medical term, it’s something many people with chronic illness know well. This is especially true for those with autoimmune hypothyroidism, Hashimoto's.

Brain fog can mean a lack of mental clarity, poor concentration, and more. Living with brain fog is hard…it affects everything you do throughout the day, every interaction you have.

Here are 7 things to know about Thyroid Brain Fog:

  1. It’s difficult to explain what brain fog is, especially in the middle of an episode. Even if people know you have it, there isn’t always an easy way to let them know that’s what’s happening. Excuses will range from “I’m having a brain fog day” to “Brain not working.”
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Topics: Hypothyroidism, thyroid symptoms, Hashimoto's, low thyroid, autoimmune thyroid, Hashimoto's diease, hypothyroid symptoms

Does Coffee Slow The Brain?

Posted by Dr. Karl R.O.S. Johnson, DC on Fri, Aug 13, 2021

A Recent Coffee Study

For centuries, people have reached for a cup of coffee to help focus the mind, but according to a study published in 2021, a morning cup of java could have the opposite effect. [1]

Researchers recruited 32 habitual coffee drinkers and 24 non-coffee drinkers and asked them to complete questionnaires used to measure stress, anxiety, and depression. Each participant then underwent a resting-state functional MRI scan that measured connectivity in various parts of the brain.

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Topics: Brain Health, Anxiety and Stress, coffee

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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