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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!

From the Desk of Dr. Karl R.O.S. Johnson, DC.....

Avoid Common Triggers That Flare Up Autoimmune Symptoms

Posted by Dr. Karl R.O.S. Johnson, DC on Thu, Jun 07, 2018

If you have an autoimmune disease, you may already know it's important to avoid things that triggers flare-ups of your symptoms. While many autoimmune patients use an anti-inflammatory diet to avoid triggering foods, certain environmental chemicals can also cause flare ups.

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Improve your Brain & Body Health with Total Brain & Body O2

Posted by Dr. Karl R.O.S. Johnson, DC on Tue, May 01, 2018

Exercise with Total Brain & Body O2

We offer exercise with enhanced air therapy (sometimes called exercise with oxygen therapy or EWOT) to enhance brain function and energy production. The system we use is called Total Brain & Body O2 Therapy, manufactured by Ergo-Flex Technologies, LLC.

The basis of the protocol on Total Brain & Body O2 Therapy is to induce O2 deprivation and then once recognized by the software data, flood the body with O2 saturation and take advantage of the vasodilation/saturation by pushing it to as much tissue as possible via exercise (in this case our NordicTrack ® Commercial VR21 recumbent bike). Total Brain & Body O2 Therapy is designed to facilitate healing by super-saturating nearly all body tissues (especially brain, kidney, liver) plasma and lymph with very high levels of oxygen that permeates the tissues  because of the exercise component.

Neuroplasticity Requires Oxygen

We can use Total Brain & Body O2 Therapy as a stand alone therapy or prior to neurofeedback training to increase oxygen levels in the brain. Total Brain & Body O2 Therapy is supplied via the Total Brain & Body O2 apparatus and is non invasive and painless.  It can be combined with the Dr. Johnson’s neurofeedback therapy to provide faster and more synergistic results.

Total Brain & Body O2 Therapy ensures the maximum amount of oxygen reaches where it is needed the most; to damaged and inflamed tissues and allows them to return to normal aerobic metabolism. Total Brain & Body O2 starts a healing process where the process halted due to poor cellular healing capacity. 

Oxygen is vital for every function of the body and brain. No matter what your present level of physical and mental health, you will benefit from flooding your cells with live giving oxygen.

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Topics: Neurofeedback, ADHD Treatments, Healthy Aging, Total Brain & Body O2, EWOT

How Chronic Pain Sufferers Can Maintain Lifestyles

Posted by Dr. Karl R.O.S. Johnson, DC on Tue, Apr 24, 2018

For those who suffer from chronic pain, discomfort is a way of life. As difficult as it is to navigate daily living with chronic pain, it is not impossible. Through management techniques and support resources, those with chronic pain can maintain fulfilling lifestyles. Here are some tips and resources for help.

Debilitating pervasive pain affects many

According to the Centers for Disease Control, 11 percent of adults in the United States experience daily pain. This affects their ability to work and comfortably care for themselves. The pain can be debilitating. Usually, chronic pain starts with an injury or disease, but it can also seemingly materialize out of nowhere. When pain persists for 12 weeks, it becomes medically referred to as chronic. Pain can be sharp or dull, steady or intermittent, but it continues. This pain can manifest itself as headaches, lower back problems, arthritis or nerve damage-related pain. Nerve damage is considered to be a reason for some pain persisting after an injury has healed, or disease has been treated.

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Don't Eat Yourself Sick - A primer on Insulin Resistance and Disease

Posted by Dr. Karl R.O.S. Johnson, DC on Tue, Apr 17, 2018

The road to chronic disease — from arthritis to heart disease — is paved with sugar and refined carbohydrates. It’s a freeway that leads straight to insulin resistance syndrome, given the right conditions, most notably being overweight and inactive.

The devastating chain of events that leads to chronic disease goes like this:

  • Carbs and sugar break down in the digestive tract to glucose that the body uses for energy.
  • Beta cells in the pancreas make and secrete insulin into the blood to ferry any glucose you don’t use to muscle, fat, and liver cells for storage.
  • Given the right conditions and more glucose than your cells can manage at the moment, the call goes out for even more insulin.
  • Beta cells keep the insulin flowing but eventually the body’s cells can’t absorb it or the glucose building up in your blood stream. That’s called insulin resistance.
  • Eventually the beta cells can’t keep up and insulin levels plummet. Now your bloodstream is flooded with glucose, which damages nerves and blood vessels, causes inflammation, and leads to a host of chronic diseases.

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Topics: insulin resistance, Heart Disease, Obesity, Hypertension, High Blood Pressure, Dementia, Alzheimer’s disease, Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease, Prediabetes and diabetes, Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome, Pancreatitis

Types Of Home Biofeedback Therapy [Infographic]

Posted by Dr. Karl R.O.S. Johnson, DC on Wed, Apr 11, 2018

Biofeedback therapy is a great alternative treatment for patients such as pregnant women and people with pre-existing medical conditions who are unable to use drug-based pharmaceuticals. It was originally developed as a self-regulatory technique to assist with relaxation for people suffering from chronic stress and anxiety.

Biofeedback therapy works by using electrodes to measure bodily responses through several different types of biofeedback machines.   Measurements such as blood pressure, sweat gland activity, heart rate and temperature are used by health care practitioners and biofeedback therapists to recommend more effective treatment plans. Treatment plans often include mental activities and relaxation techniques to strengthen the positive effects of biofeedback therapy.

Biofeedback therapy allows patients to control bodily processes that are usually involuntary. It can be used to treat common health problems such as stress, migraines and high blood pressure and is also believed to be useful in treating neurological disorders such as ADHD, PTSD, Insomnia and digestion problems.

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Topics: ADHD, depression, HRV Biofeedback, Anxiety and Stress, Biofeedback, Insomnia and Stress, PTSD

4 Ways To Keep In Top Shape As We Age

Posted by Dr. Karl R.O.S. Johnson, DC on Tue, Mar 20, 2018

4 Ways to keep in Top Shape As We Age

We can count on getting older every day...until we stop aging and join the next dimension. While we are still here on terra firma the choices we make in four categories can make a huge difference in our vitality.

Our physical body is a machine. An advanced, incredible machine, but still at machine. It matters what we do to it and what we put into it on a regular basis. If we take care of our machine, it will take care of us as we age. Health and wellness must be a priority. Nutrition, exercise, inflammation and brain activation can all determine our quality of life.

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Topics: exercise, Nutritional Help, Brain heatlh, Healthy Eating, Healthy Aging, inflammation modulation

Beating Obesity with Exercise, Diet and Mind/Body Connection

Posted by Dr. Karl R.O.S. Johnson, DC on Tue, Mar 13, 2018

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 BEATING OBESITY WITH EXERCISE, DIET AND MIND/BODY CONNECTION

Obesity is on the rise in the United States, with the number of Americans suffering from obesity increasing faster than ever— On top of that, other studies show that almost half of Americans do not get the amount of exercise they need to maintain good health. Many doctors and healthcare providers agree: there is most certainly a connection between a obesity and exercise.

That’s why one of the best ways that you can fight obesity is to create wellness—focused activities that help you find an enjoyable workout routine, improve sleep, eat more balanced diet and address any mental health issues that could be contributing to your weight gain.

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Topics: exercise, Obesity, Healthy Eating

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