From the Desk of Dr. Karl R.O.S. Johnson, DC.....
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.Read More
Thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH) is the hormone produced by your pituitary gland to control the function of your thyroid gland. A high TSH means your pituitary senses that your thyroid is underactive.
Traditional Lab Tests Can Be Deceiving
Many labs are misleading physicians by using outdated ranges of normal for TSH, thus preventing doctors from giving their patients the most effective thyroid treatment they need.Read More
What is Glutathione?
Some of you reading this blog may not be familiar with glutathione. Also called GSH, Glutathione is the most powerful, prevalent antioxidant in your body. The most well-known antioxidants are vitamins C and E. Glutathione is a tripeptide molecule composed of the amino acids; glutamic acid, cysteine and glycine, which exists in almost every cell of your body. Our glutathione level actually indicates our state of health and can predict longevity. Scientific evidence has found that glutathione is needed by our body to enhance the immune system response. There are more than 60,000 published papers on the beneficial effects of glutathione replacement, unfortunately, it is still largely ignored by mainstream medicine. Normal glutathione levels are important for good health because they neutralize free radicals, which can build up in cells and cause damage.
The main thing you want to really understand about glutathione is that it is something that our body makes all throughout our cells and our tissues. Glutathione has many functions. One of the main functions is it’s an antioxidant, so it protects against free radicals. Free radicals destroy tissues when we have an inflammatory response. Glutathione is a mighty warrior for our body and you will want to know more about this amazing chemical.Read More
The recent headlines about coconut oil say that because it's higher in saturated fat than beef or lard, it's bad for you. “You'll drastically increase the chances of cardiovascular disease if you eat it because saturated fat raises cholesterol, which leads to heart disease and mortality.” That kind of warning comes from the American Heart Association (AHA)—a powerful organization that continues to promote the mythical direct link between saturated fat and heart disease.
Study finds that a common bacteria known as to cause ulcers may now also be responsible for irregular heart rhythm, known as atrial fibrillation (AF).
Dr. Annibale Montenero, lead researcher and chairman of Multimedica General Hospital's Cardiology Department and Arrhythmia Center, has discovered a strong link between the bacteria helicobacter pylori and an increased risk of developing atrial fibrillation.Read More