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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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How Effective Is Kratom In Managing Chronic Pain?

Posted by Dr. Karl R.O.S. Johnson, DC on Tue, May 05, 2020

How Effective Is Kratom In Managing Chronic Pain?

Kratom is a tree, native to the South Asian countries like Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia, and Myanmar. For centuries, natives consumed the leaves of this herbal substance to manage pain and boost the body’s metabolism. There are many working compounds present in Kratom, such as 7-hydroxy mitragynine and mitragynine. These ingredients act as the primary active ingredients.

With the increasing demand for natural supplements, prescribed medication has taken a back seat. Many reasons account for harmful side-effects that come with such medicines. That’s where herbal and natural substances come in the form of alternative medication. Kratom is one of the supplements that has gained considerable popularity because of its roots and history. You can either incorporate it into your lifestyle or add it to your diet or regular meals. You can add the leaves to make your morning tea. All you have to do is search for online or offline stores that provide awesome kratom for sale.

However, if you’re having doubtful thoughts, there are solutions. Questions like ‘is Kratom legal in Canada’ or ‘how to search for legal supplements’ will cross your mind. But you can always look on the web or even maps, to clear your doubts.

Those who are suffering from chronic pain and don’t know how to manage it, given below are some essential pointers you shouldn’t miss.

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Topics: Chronic Pain Relief, Kratom, Body Pain, Natural Pain Relief

Money-Saving Health and Fitness Tips to Boost Your Well-being

Posted by Dr. Karl R.O.S. Johnson, DC on Tue, Apr 21, 2020

 Money-Saving Health and Fitness Tips to Boost Your Well-being

Whether you’re dealing with chronic pain or just looking for ways to improve your overall health, taking steps to reduce body fat can help you feel better. Exercising and eating right are two of the best things you can do for your health. These healthy habits help to improve sleep, relieve pain, boost energy, support mental health, and bolster the immune system. Thankfully, you don’t have to spend a lot of money to enjoy these benefits! Here are some budget-friendly nutrition and fitness tips to help you cut body fat, control chronic pain, and boost your overall health.

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Topics: Healthy Eating, Mental Health, Outdoor Exercise, Bodyweight Training, Processed Foods, Fitness Tips, Well-Being, Strength Training, Bulk Shopping, Body Fat

5 Ways in Which Cannabis Helps with Your Migraine

Posted by Dr. Karl R.O.S. Johnson, DC on Tue, Apr 14, 2020

5 Ways in Which Cannabis Helps with Your Migraine

Among the various kinds of pain that we suffer, migraine is one of the most excruciating ones. Migraine pain is a neurological discomfort manifested through intense headaches, nausea, breathing difficulties, numbness, and occasional loss of physical balance. People of all ages are susceptible to migraines, and prescription drugs do very little to heal this debilitating condition. Cannabis is one non-conventional medication that has now shown enough proof that it can counter the symptoms of migraine. The major cannabinoids present in Cannabis, CBD in particular, can ease the pain and discomforting symptoms of migraines, such as nausea, muscle spasms, etc.

The conditions that may lead to migraine: 

Migraine is a complex physical anomaly and has several possible causes behind it, such as:

  • Mental and physical stress, over a long period, may cause migraines. Excessive stress produces some chemicals in our brain, which indirectly leads to migraines.
  • Alcohol, nitrates, and similar substances cause a high percentage of all migraines.
  • A weak immunity system, in combination with a sickening sensory atmosphere and troublesome weather, can also lead to migraine headaches.

Cannabinoids, like CBD, is an excellent remedy for significant symptoms of migraines, and it specializes in treating various kinds of pain. Here are five ways in which cannabis saves you from migraines:

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Topics: migraine, headache, CBD, THC, Cannabidiol

Reduce initial dose of the virus and optimize your immune system

Posted by Dr. Karl R.O.S. Johnson, DC on Mon, Apr 06, 2020

COVID-19 can sometimes overwhelm young and old immune systems and in some cases can result in ‘Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome’ pneumonia and death (CDC (2020). The risk is greater for older people who may simultaneously be dealing with cancers, heart disease, diabetes, emphysema or other health issues.  As we age the immune system deteriorates  (immunosenescence) which reduces the response of the adaptive immune system that needs to respond to the virus infection (Aw, Silva & Palmer, 2007; Osttan, Monti, Gueresi, et al., 2016).

Severity of disease may depend upon initial dose of the virus

In a brilliant article, How does the coronavirus behave inside a patient? We’ve counted the viral spread across peoples; now we need to count it within people, assistant professor of medicine at Columbia University and cancer physician Siddhartha Mukherjee points out that severity of the disease may be related to the initial dose of the virus.  Namely, if you receive a very small dose (not too many virus particles), they will infect you; however, the body can activate its immune response to cope with the infection.  The low dose exposure act similar to vaccination.  If on the other hand you are exposed to a very high dose then your body is overwhelmed with the infection and is unable to respond effectively.  Think of a forest fire. A small fire can easily be suppressed since there is enough time to upgrade the fire-fighting resources; however, during a fire-storm with multiple fires occurring at the same time, the fire-fighting resources are overwhelmed and there is not enough time to recruit outside fire-fighting resources.

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Topics: Immune System, Healthy Eating, Healthy Eating and Exercise, Healthy Lifestyle, Resistance, coronavirus, COVID-19, Breathing Pattern, Fresh Air, Prevention

Can We Reduce Exposure to Coronavirus by Changing Breathing Behavior?

Posted by Dr. Karl R.O.S. Johnson, DC on Fri, Apr 03, 2020

This blog is based upon research on breathing that Dr. Erik Peper, Ph.D. began in the 1990s, This  research helped identify dysfunctional breathing patterns that could contribute to illness. He developed coaching/teaching strategies with biofeedback to optimize breathing patterns, improve health and performance (Peper and Tibbetts, 1994; Peper, Martinez Aranda and Moss, 2015; Peper, Mason, and Huey, 2017).

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Topics: coronavirus, Breathing Behavior, Breathing Pattern

Coronavirus Observations and How to Improve Your Resistance

Posted by Dr. Karl R.O.S. Johnson, DC on Mon, Mar 16, 2020

Because of the Corona virus scare, people have been asking what they can do about it.  In addition to being a doctor of chiropractic, I'm also a certified clinical nutritionist, certified functional medicine practitioner and have been helping chronically ill people for 36 years.

Who is at risk with the Corona virus?  Those whose immune systems are compromised, and people who are malnourished.  Also, older people are more susceptible. If you are not immunocompromised or malnourished, you aren't going to die.  And there is no reason to panic.

Here's some of the things you CAN do:

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Topics: Immune System, Virus, antioxidants, Resistance, coronavirus, COVID-19, Green Tea, Sulphorathanes

The 1918 Influenza Pandemic and Chiropractic

Posted by Dr. Karl R.O.S. Johnson, DC on Fri, Feb 28, 2020

In the closing days of World War I, a deadly form of influenza ("flu") appeared. The influenza pandemic of 1917-1918 claimed more lives than the war.

During this crisis, doctors of chiropractic noticed that their patients seemed to have a lower fatality rate than the general population. Although this chiropractic observation remains unpublished in the peer-reviewed literature (since no scholarly journals were willing to publish chiropractic data in those days), a study was published by the osteopathic profession. 1   Among doctors of osteopathy of the time, it was routine to check patients' spines for "osteopathic lesions" (what we know as "subluxations"), and to correct them with manipulation. Due to this similarity, the osteopathic publication effectively verifies the chiropractic experience.
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Topics: Immune System, chiropractic, influenza, 1918 Influenza Pandemic, CD4, chiropractic care, World War I

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