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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, thyroid disorder symptoms, balance disorders, migraines, sciatica, ADD/ADHD/ASD, back pain, peripheral neuropathy, gluten sensitivity and autoimmune disorders so they can Reclaim Their Life!

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Understanding and Selecting Natural ADHD Treatments

Posted by Dr. Karl R.O.S. Johnson, DC on Wed, Sep 21, 2016

Living with ADHD can be challenging, and part of this challenge can be discovering the right treatment options for your particular situation. The truth about most treatment options is that there is "no one size fits all treatment" that will work for each and every situation. Given that ADHD is a disorder that originates in the brain, it can make some treatment options risky to the individual, especially those considering pharmaceutical treatment options. Exploring natural treatment options that are proven effective and are backed by scientific research offer the potential to avoid the risks associated with other treatments and can potentially reduce the challenges you or your loved once face concerning ADHD.

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Topics: ADD, ADHD, Neurofeedback, Interactive Metronome, ADHD Treatments

Can Gluten and Other Grains Affect Your Thyroid?

Posted by Dr. Karl R.O.S. Johnson, DC on Sat, Sep 10, 2016

Somewhere in all of your research you have probably read something about the little wheat protein called gluten that is causing a big fuss. Perhaps, you may be one of many people who is noticing the ever expanding Gluten-Free section at your local grocery store. What is the big idea with this little grain? After all, we have been eating it all of these years right? So why is it being ever so publicized today? Maybe perhaps it’s just a fad-diet? Well fad diet or not this gluten-free thing is here to stay, and it may be contributing to how you are feeling, especially those who have thyroid related issues.

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Topics: gluten sensitivity, Hashimoto's, gluten, celiac disease, gluten intolerance, thyroiditis, thryoid, gluten cross-reaction, thyoid disease

Why Drug-Free Neurofeedback for children with ADHD is a great choice for parents in southeast Michigan

Posted by Dr. Karl R.O.S. Johnson, DC on Tue, Sep 06, 2016

ADD/ADHD is being diagnosed much more frequently.  Statistics from the Center for Disease Control reports that:
  • Nearly 1 in 5 high school age boys and 11% of school-age children overall have received a medical diagnosis of ADD.
  • An estimated 6.4 million children between the ages of 6-17 had received an ADD diagnosis at some point in their lives, a 16% increase since 2007 and a 41% increase in the past decade.

The Individuals with ADD/ADHD can exhibit a variety of symptoms and may appear to be impulsive, inattentive and distracted. However, ADD/ADHD often is found in families.

"A great deal of research has been carried out on the genetic factors that may play a role in attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Over 1,800 studies have been published on the subject to date.

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Topics: ADHD, Neurofeedback, Johnson Brain-Based Therapy, Neurointegration,

Drug-free Neuro-Feedback Treatments for ADD/ADHD Children

Posted by Dr. Karl R.O.S. Johnson, DC on Thu, Aug 18, 2016


"Your child needs medication." At least that's what parents hear more often than not when learning how to handle an ADD/ADHD diagnosis. Naturally, you want your children to be able to operate at their personal best, but what happens hen that best starts to include medications that change your child's personality? What about the long-term health of your child? Many parents are begging for alternatives to help their children focus and pay attention.

Neurofeedback or EEG Biofeedback corrects irregular brainwaves and timing patterns in patients that have diagnoses like ADD/ADHD. Typical symptoms of this disorder include short attention spans, lack of ability to concentrate, being impulsive, hyperactivity, poor organizational skills, all of which often lead to learning and behavioral issues. These symptoms can be caused by brain irregularities, and neurofeedback trains the brain to adopt regular patterns leading to improved brain regulation. You can imagine the impact this could have as a truly drug-free therapeutic option!

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Topics: ADHD, Neurofeedback

Treatment Options for Hyperactivity and Attention Deficit Disorder [ADD/ADHD]

Posted by Dr. Karl R.O.S. Johnson, DC on Wed, May 11, 2016

Guest blog by Ronald Grisanti, DC, DABCO, DACBN, MS

Attention-deficit disorder affects a startling 17 million people and seems to be gaining ground every year.As a parent of child suffering with this disorder.. what are you to do?? Attention-deficit disorder is the most frequently diagnosed childhood psychiatric condition in America. In the past most medical journals described this disorder as minimal brain damage, hyperactive child syndrome & minimal cerebral dysfunction.

Common Symptoms of ADD

The common symptoms include brief attention span, poor concentration, difficulty keeping track of things, making careless mistakes, impatience, difficulty waiting or taking turns, blurting out answers when not asked, impulsiveness, hyperactivity, failure to finish things off, lack of perseverance & poor organizing. These characteristics are frequently associated with difficulties in school, in both learning and behavior. Task that require concentration are nearly impossible causing frustration, irritability, agitation and often recklessness.

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Topics: ADD, ADHD, Anxiety, Neurofeedback, allergies, Hyperactivity, Attention, QEEG

Think Being Gluten-Free Is A Fad? Think Again

Posted by Dr. Karl R.O.S. Johnson, DC on Sat, Apr 30, 2016


You’d have to live under a rock to not recognize the popularity of gluten-free diets by now. But if you think going gluten-free is just another fad, think again. Although it may be a passing fad for some, a gluten-free diet is powerful medicine for most.

The benefits, which attain almost miraculous heights for some people, vary depending on the person.

A gluten sensitivity is not a one-size-fits-all disorder with requisite symptoms. Contrary to popular belief, it does not simply cause digestive complaints (although it does cause severe digestive distress for many).

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Topics: autoimmune, gluten, gluten free, ADD, leaky gut syndrome, Leaky Gut, brain fog, attention deficit disorder

7 Keys for Successful Natural Treatment for Chronic Tendonitis

Posted by Dr. Karl R.O.S. Johnson, DC on Thu, Mar 10, 2016


Tendonitis in any area of the body can be quite painful and debilitating, often interfering with your daily lifestyle.

I often see patients who have tendonitis and the challenge is to help the patient understand the various steps and procedures that need to be undertaken in the healing of this type of injury. Of course there are many different places in the body a tendon can be injured but the wrist, knee, and achilles tendons are the most common ones I have seen. In this blog post I outline a few aspects about tendon construction, tendon healing, and natural methods (drug-free, surgery-free) that I and others have found to be helpful and effective to enable patients to get back to their normal lifestyle.  

Tendonitis refers to inflammation of a tendon, which is the tough rope-like tissue that attaches muscles to bones. Tendons vary in form, and can be rounded cords, strap- like bands or flattened ribbons. [1]

Overuse, injury, and various systemic inflammatory conditions of the body can cause tendonitis. Some medical researchers state that the term tendonitis should be reserved for use only after performing a biopsy and then examining the tissue under a microscope and instead, the term tendonopathy should be used until a biopsy is performed. Regardless of the term used, a good understanding of how to best approach a tendon injury is important.

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Topics: Trigenics, PEMF, Anti-Inflammatory Herbs, tendonopathy, tenosynovitis, de Quervain's tenosynovitis, Tendonitis, Laser

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