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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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Study Finds Common Bacteria Linked to Potential Dangerous Heart Problem

Posted by Dr. Karl R.O.S. Johnson, DC on Tue, Mar 22, 2022

Study finds that a common bacteria known as  H. pylori 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.

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Topics: Heart Disease, Atrial Fibrillation, H. Pylori, Heliobacter Pylori, Heart Palpitations, gut dysbiosis

Near-Infrared Light Therapy Helpful for Hashimoto's Hypothyroid

Posted by Dr. Karl R.O.S. Johnson, DC on Tue, Mar 08, 2022

Several studies have shown profound benefits of photobiomodulation for autoimmune hypothyroidism

  • A recent 2013 randomized, placebo-controlled study in hypothyroid patients demonstrated that in people who got near-infrared light therapy, thyroid function dramatically improved, and remarkably, that thyroid antibody (TPOAb) levels were massively reduced. Amazingly, 47% of patients were able to stop medication completely! Moreover, the researchers also followed up 9 months after treatment and found that the effects were still evident! https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s10103-012-1129-9

  • They even published a 6-year follow-up, which basically said that even at 6 years, some of the benefits still remained, but periodic sessions were recommended to maintain all benefits. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6247385/

    • "The levothyroxine dose required by group L was significantly lower than that required by group P (P = 0 002). The anti-TPO and anti-Tg levels did not differ between the groups. Conclusion. LLLT, by the methods described, has been shown to be safe for the treatment of hypothyroidism resulting from CAT" (CAT = Chronic Autoimmune Thyroid)

    • (It is NOT suggested to use red/NIR light as a one-time treatment that is expected to last long-term. For optimal benefits, most research indicates that sessions be done with red/NIR therapy at least once a week consistently.) 

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Topics: Hypothyroidism, thyroid, TPO Ab, Hashimoto's Thyroiditis, Laser, thyoid disease, Photobiomodulation, Robotic Laser, Chronic Autoimmune Thyroid

5 Symptoms of Hashimoto's Thyroid

Posted by Dr. Karl R.O.S. Johnson, DC on Tue, Feb 22, 2022

There are many symptoms of body and brain dysfunction when one has Hashimoto's, the first autoimmune disease discovered, in 1912 by Dr. Hakaru Hashimoto.

Hashimoto's hypothyroidism is an autoimmune condition. Up to 90% of cases diagnosed as "low thyroid" actually are Hashimoto's. Often, standard care is not sufficient to achieve optimal results.

In this blog post I'll highlight 5 of the most common symptoms of this immune system disorder.

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Topics: thyroid symptoms, Hashimoto's, thyroid, autoimmune thyroid, Hashimoto's diease

Notice for Those With Thyroid Challenges and/or Low Testosterone

Posted by Dr. Karl R.O.S. Johnson, DC on Tue, Jan 25, 2022

New report: 9 out of 10 receipts contain toxic BPA or BPS

A new report by our partners at HealthyStuff.org out today exposes a danger at many checkout counters—toxic receipts. They found toxic bisphenol A (BPA) or its chemical cousin bisphenol S (BPS) in 93% of the receipts tested.

You’ve probably heard about BPA in hard plastic water bottles and we’ve told you about BPA in the linings of food cans. It’s been banned from some children’s products like baby bottles and sippy cups in the US.

But did you know that after touching a single receipt, these chemicals can enter your bloodstream within minutes?

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Topics: Detox, Toxins, Detoxification, Thyroid Challenges, Low Testosterone, BPA

Intake of this nutrient may help decrease colon cancer mortality after diagnosis

Posted by Dr. Karl R.O.S. Johnson, DC on Tue, Oct 12, 2021

The Amazing Power of Omega-3 Fatty Acids

According to a study published in Gut, researchers concluded that a high dietary intake of omega-3 fatty acids may help decrease mortality in patients with colon cancer.

Previous research has demonstrated that omega-3 fatty acids suppress tumor growth and decrease angiogenesis to malignant cells. For example, two months ago I shared a new study published in the journal Molecular Cancer Therapeutics, where researchers demonstrated that docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) helps reduce renal cell carcinoma invasiveness, growth rate, and blood vessel growth when combined with the anti-cancer therapy regorafenib. In addition, in a study published in the Journal of Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics, researchers at Washington State University found a mechanism by which omega-3 fatty acids inhibit the growth and spread of prostate cancer cells.

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Topics: Omega 3s, omega-3 fatty acids, Colon Cancer, Fish Oil

NAFLD and Dementia

Posted by Dr. Karl R.O.S. Johnson, DC on Tue, Sep 21, 2021

 


What is NAFLD

"Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is a condition in which excess fat is stored in your liver. This buildup of fat is not caused by heavy alcohol use. When heavy alcohol use causes fat to build up in the liver, this condition is called alcohol-associated liver disease.

Two types of NAFLD are nonalcoholic fatty liver (NAFL) and nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH). People typically develop one type of NAFLD or the other, although sometimes people with one form are later diagnosed with the other form of NAFLD.

NAFL

NAFL is a form of NAFLD in which you have fat in your liver but little or no inflammation or liver damage. NAFL typically does not progress to cause liver damage or complications. However, NAFL can cause pain from enlargement of the liver.

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Topics: Dementia, NAFLD, NASH, Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease

High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) and Blood Pressure

Posted by Dr. Karl R.O.S. Johnson, DC on Tue, Sep 07, 2021

When it comes to lowering blood pressure exercise is a non-negotiable factor.

You may be thinking what is the most effective form of exercise to lower blood pressure.

More and more studies are showing the exciting results of something called HIIT in lowering blood pressure. HIIT stands for High Intensity Interval Training

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Topics: exercise, Hypertension, HIIT, High Intensity Interval Exercise

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