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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.....

Difficulty Losing Fat? This May Be The Cause

Posted by Dr. Karl R.O.S. Johnson, DC on Tue, Mar 05, 2013

Obesity has hit epidemic proportions and the world is desperate to do anything to lose their unwanted fat.

Although eating a healthy diet and exercise is paramount to losing fat, there is one little unknown fact that will prevent millions of people from ever losing fat.

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Topics: thyroid symptoms, fibromyalgia, ADD, phthalate, plasticizer, allergies, plastic, styrofoam

When Is A Food Really Gluten Free? How Do I Reclaim My Life?

Posted by Dr. Karl R.O.S. Johnson, DC on Sun, Sep 09, 2012

When is the color blue, NOT the color blue? Of course, it's when the color is purple...or does purple contain some blue. One could debate about color gradation for the good part of an hour, if one had the time to ponder such things. I for one, do not have the time to do so, nor the desire. However, I have been asked many times by my patients what gluten free really means. Unfortunately, if you get on the internet, you will find this area of discussion quite confusing. The term gluten-free is generally used to indicate a supposed harmless level of gluten rather than a complete absence of gluten.[1] The exact level at which gluten is harmless is uncertain and controversial, however. Depending on what country you reside, gluten free has varying definitions and hence the regulations for labeling a food gluten free varies too.

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Topics: autoimmune, Cyrex Labs, gluten free, fibromyalgia, ADD, ADHD, psoriasis, eczema, inflammation, low thyroid, vertigo

Natural Effective Research-Proven Help for ADD, ADHD and Poor Memory

Posted by Dr. Karl R.O.S. Johnson, DC on Tue, Sep 04, 2012

Do you know what it means if you can interact with your intellectual self? It means you can start controlling your own perceptions, your own thinking, and your own neurological processes, your own planning, sequencing, decision-making etc. So, why is it important to have these abilities? It is important to have these abilities because without them, we can develop disorders such as ADD and ADHD and poor memory. When someone cannot interact with their intellectual self, do they need help? Well, if they want help, they can and should get help.  Therefore, we are glad to say that we have the safest option for you to defeat disorders such as ADD and ADHD.

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Topics: ADD, ADHD, Johnson Brain-Based Therapy, Interactive Metronome, Poor Memory, IM, Motor Sequencing

Gluten Sensitivity Gene Testing is Essential in Chronic Illness

Posted by Dr. Karl R.O.S. Johnson, DC on Thu, Sep 22, 2011

Gluten sensitivity is often least expected as a cause for a chronic health condition.  Health challenges such as Hashimoto's, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Osteoporosis, Depression and Anxiety, Balance Disorders, Irritble Bowel Syndrome, Multiple Sclerosis, ADD/ADHD, Autism, Dyslexia, and many other maladies can be caused or triggered by gluten sensitivity.

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Topics: gluten sensitivity, Hashimoto's, gluten, ADD, ADHD, Johnson Neuro-Metabolic Therapy, osteoporosis, rheumatoid arthritis, NAET

Succeessful Drug-Free Treatment of ADD/ADHD, Autism, Dyslexia, Etc.

Posted by Dr. Karl R.O.S. Johnson, DC on Sun, Sep 18, 2011

Ever since the mid nineties when I received additional certification in pediatric chiropractic, I've continued to work on improving my treatment for children with neurobehavioral disorders.  I've seen too many children with ADD, ADHD and Autism put on too many brain and body damaging drugs over the years and I just had to do something about it...at least in my geographic area.

I have been treating kids using typical chiropractic treatments with developmental and behavior concerns since the mid ‘1990s’ after I earned fellowship status from The International Chiropractic Pediatric Association (ICPA).  Some success was obvious (less fidgeting and better focus) but the improvements were not predictable.  Many parents were desperately trying to help their child perform without putting them on medications.  I offered the clinical skills I had at the time.

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Topics: ADD, ADHD, Autism, Johnson Neuro-Metabolic Therapy, Drug-Free

Say Goodbye to ADD/ADHD with Neuro Metabolic Therapy

Posted by Dr. Karl R.O.S. Johnson, DC on Tue, Aug 30, 2011

The human brain is a complex organ, capable of incredible feats of brilliance and fueling subconscious fears and desires. Until recently, many in the medical profession ignored the role our brains play in our overall physical health. Instead, doctors treated the symptoms — pain, insomnia, intestinal distress, ADD — while ignoring the role our brains play in causing these symptoms, particularly for chronic conditions. A new generation of physicians, however, takes a new approach to treating chronic conditions working with patients to heal through the brain. These treatments, often referred to as brain-based therapy or Neuro Metabolic Therapy promise especially exciting breakthroughs for patients with chronic conditions, particularly those with ADD and ADHD.

The Basics
Brain Based Therapy and Neuro Metabolic Therapy recognize that the brain controls all the functions of our bodies. Without proper brain function, the body falters. When the brain works efficiently and functions normally, we have healthy bodies. External influences like allergies and stress or internal influences like emotions or energy imbalances can interfere with the brain's ability to function properly. When our brains run inefficiently, it can lead to chronic conditions like ADD and ADHD.

The medical profession has identified possible physiological causes of ADD and ADHD. They include chemical imbalances in the brain and the underdevelopment of the areas of the brain that control attention. But these "reasons" don't get to the why a chemical imbalance might occur. Brain Based Therapy, on the other hand, seeks to get to the root cause — the why — of the chronic condition.

How it Works
Brain Based Therapy, Johnson Neuro Metabolic Therapy and similar methods of treatment use a variety of approaches to figure out why a chronic condition is occurring. The therapy most often starts out with a comprehensive brain and nervous system exam. Physicians specializing in more holistic approaches to treating ADD and ADHD will also explore possible allergic causes or nutrient deficiencies through extensive testing. Foods like gluten, yeast, soy and casein can cause a person's immune system to attack the body (autoimmune) and cause a host of symptoms including pain, neurological problems and intestinal distress. These allergies and food sensitivities then often cause nutritional deficiencies that can be treated with specific nutritional supplements and dietary changes.

These holistic therapies also work with patients' bodies. People with ADD and ADHD respond particularly well to treatments involving specific rhythmic exercises (Interactive Metronome). Doctors may also incorporate energy work to reestablish a body's natural energy balance. Acupuncture works on this principal and has been incorporated into standard Western medical practices.

The Treatments
Practitioners of Brain Based Therapy and Neuro Metabolic Therapy work from a whole body perspective. These are not the only treatments, however. Similar treatments that physicians using Brain Based Therapy might also include Interactive Metronome approach. This approach to ADD and ADHD challenges patients to match a range foot and hand movements to a precise computer generated tone. This treatment teaches patients how to focus for longer periods of time, filter out internal distractions, and monitor both physical and mental actions at the same time.

Another therapy often incorporated into Brain Based Therapy by Dr. Karl Johnson, DC of Shelby Township, Michigan is Nambudripad's Allergy Eliminations Techniques or NAET. These techniques expose patients to energetic analogs of allergens or stressors and focus on improving the body's energy balance. It is believe that hidden allergies can block energy pathways leading to conditions like ADD and ADHD.

Heal Thyself
The human brain is a truly magnificent wonder. It can make us sick and it can heal us. Taking a comprehensive, whole body, brain based approach to treating chronic illness is a proven pathway to treating chronic illnesses, particularly ADD and ADHD. Rather than spending your life on Ritalin, which only addresses the symptoms of this chronic condition, get to the why of this neurological approach. Brain Based Therapy using Johnson Neuro Metabolic Therapy has restored the proper functioning of the brain is many patients and returned their body to an optimal state of health.

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Topics: Dr Karl Johnson, autoimmune, ADD, ADHD, Johnson Neuro-Metabolic Therapy, brain based therapy, Interactive Metronome

How To Help Kids With Celiac Go Gluten Free Made Easy

Posted by Dr. Karl R.O.S. Johnson, DC on Sun, Jul 24, 2011

With pizza and hamburgers as fixtures in the diets of most of today’s kids, it can be challenging to raise a child who suffers from celiac disease or gluten intolerance, but there are also many tips and techniques that can make it much easier to keep your child healthy, happy, and gluten-free.  A trip to your local library or bookstore can go a long way towards helping your child understand that they’re not alone and that many kids must maintain special diets.  For example, “Eating Gluten-Free with Emily” (by Bonnie J. Kruszka) is a highly recommended book for pre-school and elementary age children with celiac disease.  It explains the condition and its effects on the body without being condescending or "talking down" to the child. 
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Topics: gluten, gluten free, ADD, ADHD, celiac disease, celiac, children

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