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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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How a "Leaky Brain" Raises Your Risk of Dementia

Posted by Dr. Karl R.O.S. Johnson, DC on Wed, Sep 06, 2017

How a "Leaky Brain" Raises Your Risk of Dementia

It has been a hundred years since a Nobel Prize winner discovered the thin barrier that surrounds and protects the brain. Since then, we’ve learned this mesh of tightly joined cells, called the blood-brain barrier, is highly selective in a healthy person. It allows the transport of compounds back and forth through an intricate transport system while keeping out most everything else in the blood stream that can damage the brain. This includes heavy metals, toxic proteins, pathogens, and red and white blood cells.

Accelerated aging + Inflammation = Leaky Brain

Now, scientists have discovered that brain degeneration weakens the blood-brain barrier and causes it to “spring leaks.”  This is especially true in the hippocampus, the area of the brain associated with learning and memory. This discovery adds to the growing evidence that diseases of aging such as dementia and Alzheimer’s are sometimes linked to what functional medicine practitioners call a “leaky brain.”
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Topics: Leaky Gut, Anxiety, Dementia, Leaky Brain

The Top 10 Reasons To get a Brain Map [qEEG]

Posted by Dr. Karl R.O.S. Johnson, DC on Mon, Feb 27, 2017


Top Ten Reasons to get a Brain Map

Brain maps are a 15-20 minute, non-invasive, computerized analysis of brain function. The electrical activity of the brain is associated with function of the brain. Brain maps allow for targeted management of a weak or unbalanced area of the brain. These multi-color maps show if any parts of the brain are outside the normal range. 
 
There are several reasons to get a brain map. The top 10 reasons are as follows:
  1. There are difficulties with focus and attention. Brain mapping has a long history of helping to recognize the symptoms of attention deficit disorder or ADD. 
  2. A person feels like they are in a fog or having problems with zoning out. Brain fog can happen in a child and in an adult. 
  3. Head trauma. Concussions. A history of contact sports. It is important to make sure the electrical activity of the brain is intact. Head trauma is associated with a long term loss of brain activity and function. 
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Topics: fibromyalgia, ADHD, Insomnia, brain fog, Anxiety, Neurofeedback, Concussion

Clinical Studies on Neurofeedback - Make an informed decision For Drug-Free Care

Posted by Dr. Karl R.O.S. Johnson, DC on Sat, Jan 14, 2017

Neurofeedback is among the most exciting technological advances in medicine. Studies are emerging that confirm what practitioners have witnessed for years.

In 2012, the American Academy of Pediatrics underwent a rigorous review of all the available data on neurofeedback.  The following policy statement was developed from this review process:

The American Academy of Pediatrics approved biofeedback and neurofeedback as aLevel 1 or “best support” treatment option for children suffering from ADHD.

Research and clinical studies show many cognitive issues which are unresponsive to medication or psychotherapy often can be resolved within 20-40 Neurofeedback therapy sessions. Others require a greater number of sessions. Chronic,  longstanding emotional and physical issues, including those complicated by  substance abuse, can show marked improvement within 20 treatments.

2009 Clinical Study for Neurofeedback and ADHD

(click above title to view the original study)

In 2009 one of the best clinical trials so far on the effectiveness of Neurofeedback on ADHD was published.  In this trial researchers studied 102 children with ADHD, age 8-12 years, for 36 sessions of Neurofeedback and compared it to 36 sessions of computerized attention skills training as a the control.  Researchers carefully rated progress using pre-training, intermediate and post-training assessments completed by parents and teachers.  In their findings, researchers found that Neurofeedback was more effective than the control group doing only attention skills training and thus established clinical efficacy for Neurofeedback that was statistically significant.

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Topics: ADHD, Insomnia, depression, Anxiety, Neurofeedback, ADHD Treatments

Treatment Options for Hyperactivity and Attention Deficit Disorder [ADD/ADHD]

Posted by Dr. Karl R.O.S. Johnson, DC on Wed, May 11, 2016

Guest blog by Ronald Grisanti, DC, DABCO, DACBN, MS

Attention-deficit disorder affects a startling 17 million people and seems to be gaining ground every year.As a parent of child suffering with this disorder.. what are you to do?? Attention-deficit disorder is the most frequently diagnosed childhood psychiatric condition in America. In the past most medical journals described this disorder as minimal brain damage, hyperactive child syndrome & minimal cerebral dysfunction.

Common Symptoms of ADD

The common symptoms include brief attention span, poor concentration, difficulty keeping track of things, making careless mistakes, impatience, difficulty waiting or taking turns, blurting out answers when not asked, impulsiveness, hyperactivity, failure to finish things off, lack of perseverance & poor organizing. These characteristics are frequently associated with difficulties in school, in both learning and behavior. Task that require concentration are nearly impossible causing frustration, irritability, agitation and often recklessness.

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Topics: ADD, ADHD, Anxiety, Neurofeedback, allergies, Hyperactivity, Attention, QEEG

Fibromyalgia, Chronic Pain, Anxiety, ADD and Your Brain

Posted by Dr. Karl R.O.S. Johnson, DC on Fri, May 23, 2014

If you are suffering with fibromyalgia, chronic pain, anxiety, or ADD; science shows us you can get help, naturally, without drugs. Let me explain how.

When you have a weak muscle, you can exercise it to make it stronger, as long as the muscle is not permanently damaged. Of course you have to be specific in what muscle you want to target with exercise and how you perform the exercise. For example if your right bicep muscle is weak, you wouldn't perform abdominal crunches because the abdominal muscles have nothing to do with your biceps.

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Topics: fibromyalgia, ADD, chronic pain, Anxiety, Neurofeedback, Johnson Brain-Based Therapy

Change Your Brain, Chronic Pain, Anxiety and Focus With Neurofeedback

Posted by Dr. Karl R.O.S. Johnson, DC on Thu, Mar 20, 2014

I am pleased to introduce neurofeedback to the Shelby Township area of Southeast Michigan. Also known as Brain Training, this groundbreaking approach incorporates state-of-the-art equipment with the expertise of our professionally trained staff. Neurofeedback is ideal for helping people who suffer with medical conditions such as:

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Topics: fibromyalgia, ADD, chronic pain, Insomnia, brain fog, depression, Anxiety, Neurofeedback

Mercury Toxicity Mimics Many Diseases Including Autoimmunity (Video)

Posted by Dr. Karl R.O.S. Johnson, DC on Thu, Dec 12, 2013

Mercury toxicity is the great mimicker of a host of health challenges.

Here is a sample of what one should know about mercury toxicity.

1: Mercury is known to denervate nerve fibers, similar to the pathology of multiple sclerosis. In other words it makes it so the nerves do not work.

2: Mercury can leak into the blood-brain barrier and reduce nerve conduction velocity and visual evoked responses, diagnostic tests used for multiple sclerosis.

3: Mercury can inhibit the action (binding) of happy hormones, like serotonin, at the synapse (nerve to nerve connection) leading to depression.

4: Mercury can cause hearing loss.

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Topics: fibromyalgia, peripheral neuropathy, Insomnia, mercury, depression, autoimmunity, Anxiety, Multiple Sclerosis, candida

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