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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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Get To Know Type 5 ADD

Posted by Dr. Karl R.O.S. Johnson, DC on Mon, Nov 20, 2017

ADD - Type 5

Here we are, already, at part five in the series of articles where I explain some of the details of the seven types of ADD.  Type 5 is also called Limbic ADD. This type of ADD is where depression and ADD intersect each other. The core ADD symptoms are present with the additional symptoms of negativity, moodiness, sadness, low energy, lower motivation and a decreased zest for living. Typically, we want our cognitive areas of the brain to have increased activity and our emotional  center to be less active, which will create a generally positive, more hopeful, centered state of mind. In Limbic ADD, as this emotional area of our brain (limbic area) increases in activity, we tend to develop a more negative outlook on life.
"Limbic ADD is often responsible for failed marriages. The low sexual interest, tiredness, feelings of being constantly overwhelmed, and lack of attention to detail often cause marital conflict. Treating Limbic ADD can literally save families and change a person’s life." [1]
As with all the other ADD types, a we correlate the patient's qEEG findings with their clinical history. To be accurate in our evaluation, when we see negativity, low motivation, low energy, depression, which is common in Type 5 ADD, correlating history and brain map (QEEG) results will assist with correct ADD/ADHD classification.

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Topics: ADHD, Neurofeedback, Functional Neurology, Nutritional Help, Type 5 ADD

Get To Know Type 4 ADD

Posted by Dr. Karl R.O.S. Johnson, DC on Tue, Nov 14, 2017

ADD - Type 4

Welcome to part four of the series of articles where I explain some of the details of the seven types of ADD.  Type 4 is also called Temporal Lobe ADD. The temporal lobes are the part of the brain near your temple area and behind your eyes. Temporal lobes have a lot to do with emotionality, memory, learning, mood stability and visual processing of objects. So, when we run a brain map (qEEG), we look for different patterns, and Type 4 is one of those patterns that we look for. As with all the other ADD types, we correlate the qEEG findings with the patient's clinical history. Although moodiness, agressiveness and memory problems are notable with Type 4 ADD, the best way to determine the type of ADHD is by using patient history and brain mapping (QEEG) in order for the ADD/ADHD classifications to be more accurately determined.
Type 4, is also called Temporal Lobe  ADD. "Temporal Lobe ADD is commonly associated with learning and behavioral problems. It is often seen in people with ADD who struggle with mood instability, irritability, dyslexia, and memory problems.  Associated with domestic violence and suicidal thoughts, this type of ADD can ruin a family." [1]   When we have a temporal lobe issue, we can have somebody that's maybe morally rigid in their view of the world. They might have unpredictable moods. They might be angry. These kids kind of struggle to get to know people and have relationships, so they may interpret comments towards them as negative even when they're not. They tend to have a darker, negative view of the world. They may have had a history of head trauma, which could be a full-blown concussion even a mild head injury.

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Topics: ADHD, Neurofeedback, Functional Neurology, Nutritional Help, Type 4 ADD

Brain Laser [Transcranial Photobiomodulation] improves brain blood flow and energy production [Video]

Posted by Dr. Karl R.O.S. Johnson, DC on Tue, Nov 07, 2017

Brain Laser or transcranial photobiomodulation can improve blood flow and improve healing in the brain.

Many health conditions can benefit from brain laser. Photobiomodulation improves brain blood flow and energy production. Dr. Karl R.O.S. Johnson, DC demonstrates how safe this therapy is for brain health. Laser can improve cognition, memory, depression, ability to focus and help the brain heal after a concussion. This is just one of the advanced techniques used at Johnson Chiropractic Neurology & Nutrition and Clear Mind Institute of Southeast Michigan for Brain Wellness.

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Topics: ADHD, Anxiety, Cold Laser, Transcranial Photobiomodulation, Photobiomodulation, Robotic Laser


Posted by Dr. Karl R.O.S. Johnson, DC on Tue, Oct 31, 2017

One of the complications of diabetes is peripheral neuropathy.

Peripheral neuropathy is a result of nerve damage which often causes weakness, numbness and pain, usually in your hands and feet.

People generally describe the pain of peripheral neuropathy as tingling or burning as well as a loss of sensation compared to a feeling of wearing a thin stocking or glove.

Peripheral neuropathy is a serious disease of blood vessels that supply the nerves as well as the nerves themselves
The most common drug prescribed for people suffering with diabetic related leg pain is Lyrica®.
But it comes with a huge price.
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Topics: peripheral neuropathy, Neuropathy, Diabetic Neuropathy, Peripheral Neuropathy Help

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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