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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, 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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Transform your response to stress through heart coherence

Posted by Dr. Karl R.O.S. Johnson, DC on Tue, Oct 10, 2017

Transform your response to stress through heart coherence

Stress causes many problems including many musculoskeletal complaints such as joint and muscle pain, headaches and more. Many disorders are related to stress, as you can see in the inforgraphic below.

Johnson Chiropractic Neurology & Nutrition offers HeartMath heart rate variability (HRV) biofeedback technology as part of its professional offerings to give patients a drug-free choice in dealing with stress. Thankfully, there are also several HeartMath tools that one can use at home to help you train yourself to become more stress resiliant (see the special web page link at end of aricle with a speical discount).

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Topics: Stress Control, Heart Rate Variability Biofeedback, HRV Biofeedback, HeartMath Institute, Inner Balance Trainer

Risks of THC from Marijuana vs the Benefits of CBD from Hemp

Posted by Dr. Karl R.O.S. Johnson, DC on Mon, Oct 02, 2017

Proponents of marijuana legalization promote the benefits of its use. Research does demonstrate benefits from some of the ingredients in marijuana, but it appears that most of the benefits can be found in the non-psychoactive component known as CBD which is found in the hemp plant. It's important to know both marijuana and hemp come from the plant species Cannabis Sativa L.

"Cannabis is one of humanity’s oldest crops, with records of use dating to 6000 years before present. Possibly because of its early origins, and due to restrictions on scientific inquiry brought about by drug policy, the evolutionary and domestication history of Cannabis remains poorly understoodDrug types of Cannabis (marijuana), which contain high amounts of the psychoactive cannabinoid-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), are used for medical purposes and as a recreational drug. Hemp types are grown for the production of seed and fibre, and contain low amounts of THC. Two species or gene pools (C. sativa and C. indica) are widely used in describing the pedigree or appearance of cultivated Cannabis plants." [1]

In my opinion, THC is the ingredient that marijuana users most covet because of the psychoactive effects it has, including "feeling high".  Unfortunately, THC has many negative effects including short or long term psychosis in susceptible individuals. Why risk having psychotic episodes when one can derive so many medicinal benefit from CBD from hemp as explained in information below (see https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3736954/ for more detailed information)

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Topics: CBD, cannabis, Marijuana, Hemp, THC, Psychosis, cannabinoid

Groundbreaking News: Low Fat Diets Increase Risk of Death, Study Says

Posted by Dr. Karl R.O.S. Johnson, DC on Tue, Sep 19, 2017

This old school and precarious advice came about because it was far too easy for us to believe this simple and misleading equation: fat intake = fat on the body.

But we now know this fat fable isn't true.

 
Our bodies are much more complex than this. We need fat to create hormones, maintain healthy cell membranes, and have excellent neurological function.

Notice I didn't say decent or good neurological function, and that's because fat has been shown to crush neurological disorders.

I want to shout it from the roof tops: FAT IS GOOD!

A study which was released August 29, 2017 examined the dietary habits of 135,000 people and came to the resounding conclusion that… drum roll please…

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How To Help Kids Stay Healthy During The School Year

Posted by Dr. Karl R.O.S. Johnson, DC on Wed, Sep 13, 2017

September is a month founded on transition. Summer turns to fall, free time is consumed by
school, days get shorter and nights get longer. Even if you weren’t one of the lucky ones who had summer off because of a career in education, summer living is always less stressful. Now with the new, demanding schedules that incorporate your children’s school and sport obligations, you have to become an expert juggler.

September is the starting month for school for many students and the beginning of a tumultuous time for both parents and the kids.

While the hustle and bustle can seem overwhelming, it is easier than you think to raise children healthy and teach them how to make good choices, especially when it comes to nutrition. School lunches always come up as a hot-button issue this time of year as parents do their best to pack a healthy lunch that holds up throughout the day and actually gets your children excited about eating it. This blog post will feature some great lunch box ideas that your kids will love but that also have enough depth and intricate flavors to please adults! Whether it’s in a lunch box in a cafeteria or coming out of the company fridge for your lunch break, the recipes you will see are sure to turn heads and provoke smiles.

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Topics: Immune System, Blood Type Diet, Colds, School Lunch Recipes

How a "Leaky Brain" Raises Your Risk of Dementia

Posted by Dr. Karl R.O.S. Johnson, DC on Wed, Sep 06, 2017

How a "Leaky Brain" Raises Your Risk of Dementia

It has been a hundred years since a Nobel Prize winner discovered the thin barrier that surrounds and protects the brain. Since then, we’ve learned this mesh of tightly joined cells, called the blood-brain barrier, is highly selective in a healthy person. It allows the transport of compounds back and forth through an intricate transport system while keeping out most everything else in the blood stream that can damage the brain. This includes heavy metals, toxic proteins, pathogens, and red and white blood cells.

Accelerated aging + Inflammation = Leaky Brain

Now, scientists have discovered that brain degeneration weakens the blood-brain barrier and causes it to “spring leaks.”  This is especially true in the hippocampus, the area of the brain associated with learning and memory. This discovery adds to the growing evidence that diseases of aging such as dementia and Alzheimer’s are sometimes linked to what functional medicine practitioners call a “leaky brain.”
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Topics: Leaky Gut, Anxiety, Dementia, Leaky Brain

Osteoporosis: How Fast Are You Losing Bone?

Posted by Dr. Karl R.O.S. Johnson, DC on Tue, Aug 29, 2017

OSTEOPOROSIS: HOW FAST ARE YOU LOSING BONE?

Osteoporosis is reaching an epidemic status. It leads to 1.5 million fractures per year.

The traditional way one is evaluated for osteoporosis is the standard Bone Density Test. Although important to have done, this is a static test and "only" provides information on the amount of bone that has already been lost.

Unfortunately it does not provide data on the rate of bone loss.

Wouldn't it be wise to know how fast you are losing bone?

Wouldn't it be of great value to know if the treatment you are doing is slowing down the rate of bone loss?

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Topics: osteoporosis

The Benefits of High Cholesterol

Posted by Dr. Karl R.O.S. Johnson, DC on Mon, Aug 14, 2017

People with high cholesterol live the longest

This statement seems so incredible that it takes a long time to clear one´s brainwashed mind to fully understand its importance.

Yet the fact that people with high cholesterol live the longest emerges clearly from many scientific papers.

Consider the finding of Dr. Harlan Krumholz of the Department of Cardiovascular Medicine at Yale University, who reported in 1994 that old people with low cholesterol died twice as often from a heart attack as did old people with a high cholesterol.

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Topics: cholesterol, Health, Longevity

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