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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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Dr. Karl R.O.S. Johnson, DC

Dr. Karl R.O.S. Johnson is a chiropractic physician whose areas of expertise include chiropractic, functional medicine, functional neurology and spinal rehabilitation. He is also a medical writer and the author of “Reclaim Your Life; Your Guide to Revealing Your Body’s Life-Changing Secrets for Renewed Health.” He also authored the “Ultimate Strategy" series of e-books on the topics of fibromyalgia, balance disorders, migraine and other debilitating headaches, as well as unresolved thyroid symptoms. Since 1983, Johnson has owned and operated Chiropractic & Nutrition Wellness Center and Johnson Chiropractic Neurology & Nutrition at 51735 Van Dyke Avenue in Shelby Township, Michigan
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Hyperactivity & Attention Deficit Disorder: Do We Have Options?

Posted by Dr. Karl R.O.S. Johnson, DC on Tue, Nov 26, 2019

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.

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: Brain Health, Neurofeedback, nutrient deficiency, brain based therapy, attention deficit disorder, ADHD Treatments, Nutritional Help, ADHD Medication, drug-free ADHD Help

10 Prevention Steps To Take to Minimize Alzheimer's Disease Risk Due To Poor Sleep

Posted by Dr. Karl R.O.S. Johnson, DC on Mon, Nov 11, 2019

Sleep is what most of us look forward to at the end of a long day, and something many of us feel we don’t get enough of. While there’s still a lot to learn about sleep and why we need it, we're now beginning to understand that sleep greatly impacts the health and destiny of our brains.

Aside from impacting your energy level, sleep seems to play a unique role in the development of Alzheimer's disease.

Whether or not you get enough quality sleep on a daily basis can dramatically increase or decrease your risk for Alzheimer’s. This is a major reason why it’s so important to do everything you can to get the best sleep possible, as frequently as possible.

In addition to impacting your Alzheimer’s risk, sleep has the power to influence how hungry you feel and how much you eat, how fast your metabolism runs, whether you become overweight or stay slender, whether you can fight off infection, how creative you might be, how insightful you might be, and even how compassionate you can become.

With the hectic pace of modern day life, sleep might feel like a luxury you can't afford. However, from a medical perspective, it's absolutely essential to get good sleep if you want to keep your body and brain healthy.

Experts explain poor quality sleep is linked to Alzheimer's disease, so it's important to understand specific ways you can achieve better quality sleep. Here are 10 simple steps you can take to improve your sleep starting today:

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Topics: exercise, Brain Health, Sleep, Alzheimer’s disease

Milk Alternatives: The Complete Guide to Plant-Based Milks

Posted by Dr. Karl R.O.S. Johnson, DC on Tue, Jun 11, 2019

With diary and lactose intolerances on the rise in recent years, as well as consumers turning to more eco-friendly diets such as veganism, it's no wonder that milk alternatives are more popular than ever before. Made from nuts, seeds and grains, there are a variety of plant-based milk options for consumers no matter their dietary needs or restrictions that provide both great flavor and great nutrition. 

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Topics: Blood Type Diet, Blood Sugar,, Plant-Based Milk

The Hidden Trigger of Autoimmune Disease

Posted by Dr. Karl R.O.S. Johnson, DC on Tue, May 14, 2019

One of the most common but least understood triggers for autoimmunity is molecular mimicry, also called cross-reactivity. 

This post will serve as a basic primer on cross-reactivity so you understand how important it is.

When your immune system reacts to a hostile invader, whether it's a virus or an inflammatory food, it tags the antigen with antibodies so it can more quickly recognize it in the future.

Cross-reactivity happens when the immune system confuses tissue in the body with the tagged antigen because they are similar in structure. As a result, it attacks and destroys that tissue as well. This self-attack is called autoimmunity.

For example, if you are sensitive to gluten, your immune system has created antibodies to gluten. These antibodies tag gluten to alert the immune system to destroy it every time you eat it — even if you ingest a tiny amount. This is an inflammatory response.

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Topics: gluten sensitivity, Immune System, autoimmunity, gluten sensitivity, gluten cross-reaction, gluten cross-reaction, antibody

Smart, Healthy Tips to Get Started With Self-Care

Posted by Dr. Karl R.O.S. Johnson, DC on Tue, Apr 23, 2019

No matter how stressful your day has been, and in spite of whatever personal issues you may be going through, it is still important to take the time to pay attention to and take care of yourself, both mentally and physically. Far from a demonstration of weakness, making time for self-care — which is especially important for people in high-stress jobs or the military — is one of the best decisions you can make. Self-care can allow you to feel better about yourself while being able to get more work done and generally make the most of your time.

Below are some helpful self-care strategies to help you get started.

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Topics: Neurofeedback, Heart Rate Variability Biofeedback, Healthy Eating, Good Sleep, Self-Care, Balanced Well-Being

Balanced Well-Being as Fuel for Recovery

Posted by Dr. Karl R.O.S. Johnson, DC on Tue, Apr 09, 2019

For those going through recovery, overall health and well-being are crucial. Balance is the key to successful recovery. There are many factors that can affect sobriety. The acronym HALT, for Hungry, Angry, Lonely, and Tired, is a well-known tool for understanding what outside forces and internal feelings increase vulnerability during recovery. Part of balance involves not only avoiding using but also ensuring that your body and mind are well.

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Topics: exercise, Neurofeedback, brain map, Brain heatlh, Healthy Eating and Exercise, Diet, Balanced Well-Being, Triggers

Nutritional Assault Again - Multivitamins - Help or Harm?

Posted by Dr. Karl R.O.S. Johnson, DC on Wed, Jan 30, 2019

NUTRITIONAL ASSAULT AGAIN  - MULTIVITAMINS - HELP OR HARM?

A recent report by Johns Hopkins researchers purports to show there is no proof of benefit, but there is evidence of possible harm from high doses of certain vitamin supplements.  Take a look at this summary article from Technology Networks. It hits all the highlights without being too technical. After you read this summary, be sure to consider the viewpoint I put forth that you typically will not find promoted by the major news feeds.

While I agree that there can be harm regarding some forms and doses of vitamins, I think the idiom, "the pot is calling the kettle black", applies  here. The medical/pharmaceutical alliance is very harmful to human health based on many statistics. [1] But still, I do blame many supplement companies for the poor product quality promoted by multi-million dollar ad campaigns. Additionally, we should all strive to make high quality food (and a wide variety) our primary medicine and supplements should fill in gaps based on our unique makeup (genetic SNP's, food sensitivities/allergies, etc.), environment and physical activity levels.

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Topics: Nutritional Deficiency, Vitamins, Minerals, Nutritional Supplements

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