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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!

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Thyroid Brain Fog: 7 Things You Need to Know

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

Hypothyroidism and Hashimoto's can cause brain fog can be difficult to live with. Here are 7 things you need to know about thyroid brain fog.

While Brain fog may not be a medical term, it’s something many people with chronic illness know well. This is especially true for those with autoimmune hypothyroidism, Hashimoto's.

Brain fog can mean a lack of mental clarity, poor concentration, and more. Living with brain fog is hard…it affects everything you do throughout the day, every interaction you have.

Here are 7 things to know about Thyroid Brain Fog:

  1. It’s difficult to explain what brain fog is, especially in the middle of an episode. Even if people know you have it, there isn’t always an easy way to let them know that’s what’s happening. Excuses will range from “I’m having a brain fog day” to “Brain not working.”
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Topics: Hypothyroidism, thyroid symptoms, Hashimoto's, low thyroid, autoimmune thyroid, Hashimoto's diease, hypothyroid symptoms

Why Tyrosine Can Ruin Your Chances With Hypothyroid Symptoms

Posted by Dr. Karl R.O.S. Johnson, DC on Fri, May 17, 2013

If you are like the dozens of patients who come to see me for help with their stubborn health challenges, you are frustrated beyond belief. Many have low thyroid symptoms even though they are being medically managed with thyroid replacment hormones. Unfortunately this one size fits all approach to dealing with hypothyroidism often falls short, leaving you to continue searching for treatment that can restore your zest for living.

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Topics: Hypothyroidism, Hashimoto's, autoimmune thyroid, Tyrosine, Adrenal Catecholamines

Not Knowing If You Have Autoimmune Thyroid is Harmful To Your Health

Posted by Dr. Karl R.O.S. Johnson, DC on Tue, Feb 19, 2013

If you've been reading my blog for a while you know I have revealed the fact that the number-one cause of hypothyroidism is an autoimmune thyroid [1]. Based on the number of medically managed hypothyroid patients who have sought my care for their numerous persistant health challenges, thyroid hormone replacement alone does not address the underlying cause of Hashimoto's (autoimmune thyroid). Too many patients who only utilize thyroid hormone replacement therapy may never feel the way they truly desire. It's a shame and that's why I am dedicated to helping patient's with autoimmune thyroid improve their health with my unique blend of natural methods.

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Topics: Hypothyroidism, autoimmune, Hashimoto's, TSH, thyroid, autoimmune thyroid, T4, T3, Immune System, TH1, TH2, TPO Ab, TBG Ab

The Brain and Autoimmune Thyroid Can Cause Fibromyalgia, Chronic Pain

Posted by Dr. Karl R.O.S. Johnson, DC on Sun, Jan 20, 2013

If you are suffering with fibromyalgia or chronic pain and don't know why, it's time your investigation includes looking at the role of sub-optimal brain function and nutritional deficiencies. Check out the video below and we'll continue the discussion after that:

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Topics: Hashimoto's, gluten, fibromyalgia, chronic pain, autoimmune thyroid

Do You Have Autoimmune Thyroid Or Other Autoimmune Dysfunction?

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

Previously on this blog I explained the number one cause of hypothyroidism in the United States is an autoimmune thyroid condition. I also explained some of the mechanics about how the immune system becomes unbalanced and attacks the thyroid or other body parts. Further explanation is warranted. Far too many people are suffering with afflictions and they need help. Perhaps this article will help them find answers.

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Topics: Hypothyroidism, autoimmune, Hashimoto's, TSH, thyroid, autoimmune thyroid, T4, Immune System, TH1, TH2, TPO Ab, TBG Ab

Why Does Autoimmune Thyroid Cause Stubborn Hypothyroid Symptoms?

Posted by Dr. Karl R.O.S. Johnson, DC on Sun, Dec 02, 2012

Having undiagnosed autoimmune thyroid or Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis is one of the key reasons why it’s common for women and men to continue suffering with stubborn thyroid problems. Auto Immune Thyroid or Hashimoto's Thyroiditis is the number one cause of hypothyroid symptoms in the United States.

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Topics: Hypothyroidism, autoimmune, Hashimoto's, thyroid, autoimmune thyroid, Immune System, TH1, TH2

Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis Can Affect Quality of Life Even When Thyroid Gland Function Is Normal

Posted by Dr. Karl R.O.S. Johnson, DC on Sat, Jan 21, 2012

Often information comes along that needs to be passed on.  This article from Science Daily is an example of that information.  This research paper explains a phenomenon that clinicians such as myself have observed for a long time.  I get dozens of requests for information monthly from thyroid symptoms sufferers, whose tests are "normal". 

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

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