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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.....

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

Don't Be a Fitness Flop: How to Meet Your Goals and Stay Motivated

Posted by Dr. Karl R.O.S. Johnson, DC on Tue, Feb 11, 2020

One day you woke up, looked at the piled-up candy wrappers on your bedside table and the running shoes that haven’t seen the light of day since you bought them and decided today was the day. Today was the day you decided to turn your life around and start living a healthy lifestyle. Have you abandoned your goal yet? If there are so many barriers to healthy living, how can we possibly meet our goals? It turns out that we're not doomed to failure, we're just going about the pursuance of our goals all wrong. Here's how you can set a goal you can stick to no matter what time of year you set it.

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Topics: Fitness, Goal Setting, Healthy Lifestyle, Fitness Goals, Get Fit, Stay Fit, Lose Weight

Why The Name "Endocannabinoid System?"

Posted by Dr. Karl R.O.S. Johnson, DC on Wed, Jan 08, 2020

People are slowly coming to understand that while CBD (cannabidiol) and THC (tetrahydrocannabinol) both come from the Cannabis plant, they are quite different compounds.

Namely, unlike THC, CBD will not make you high.

Cannabinoids are compounds that interact with the body's endocannabinoid system (ECS), a complex, body-wide cell-signaling system designed to help maintain homeostasis, or balance in the body.

You can learn more about the ECS and CBD in my other posts on my blog.

Your endocannabinoid system (ECS) is active even if you don’t use cannabis

This confuses a lot of people. If the ECS has nothing to do with using cannabis, then why was it named after the plant?

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Topics: cannabinoid, inflammation modulation, Anxiety and Stress, Cannabidiol, CBD Benefits, Health Benefits of CBD, Endocannabinoid system

CBD research and treatment go mainstream

Posted by Dr. Karl R.O.S. Johnson, DC on Fri, Dec 20, 2019

For years, the topic of CBD for medical use was controversial. However, now that it has been approved for general use in the US, CBD (cannabidiol) is now widely researched and used for a variety of health conditions.

CBD is NOT psychoactive. While both cannabidiol (CBD) and tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) come from the Cannabis plant genus, they are quite different compounds:

  • THC is known for its psychoactive effects (ie: the "high" feeling).
  • CBD is not a recreational drug and doesn't offer the psychoactive effects of THC.
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Topics: Insomnia, Anxiety and Stress, Chronic Pain Relief, Cannabidiol, Research, CBD Benefits, Health Benefits of CBD

Is Your Brain Shrinking? What you Need to Know

Posted by Dr. Karl R.O.S. Johnson, DC on Tue, Dec 17, 2019

Many of you reading this short article already know that hemoglobin A1C is extremely useful revealing what the "average" blood sugar has been over the previous ninety days.  

This is the same standard laboratory measurement used to measure blood sugar control in diabetics.

What many people may not be aware of is the fact that hemoglobin A1C has important implications for your brain health.
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Topics: HbA1c, Blood Sugar,, Prediabetes and diabetes, Healthy Brain, Brain Size, Shrinking Brain

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