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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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Are You Spaced Out All The Time? 5 Reasons for Brain Fog

Posted by Dr. Karl R.O.S. Johnson, DC on Tue, Jul 11, 2017

Are you spaced out all the time? 5 reasons for brain fog:

Do you feel spaced out all the time? Like you’re moving in slow motion through a fog and can’t snap out of it?

Though it’s not considered a disorder worth a doctor’s visit, brain fog is nevertheless distressing, disorienting, and difficult to cope with.

It’s also a red flag your brain is aging too quickly and that you should take action right away.

When your neurons, or brain cells, don’t communicate well with another, this causes brain fog. This poor communication causes overall brain function to slow down and diminish, giving you symptoms of brain fog. The trick is to find out why those neurons aren’t communicating well with one another.

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Topics: brain fog, Brain Health

5 Ways To Battle Brain Fog

Posted by Dr. Karl R.O.S. Johnson, DC on Wed, Mar 29, 2017

What is brain fog?

In children, brain fog is associate with zoning out. We commonly see this in ADHD and autism cases. In adults, brain fog often take the form of having difficulty engaging in cognition, learning or memory. Examples of this include: forgetting names/dates/events, hearing someone speak but not understanding, difficulty staying on task, etc.

Various health challenges can lead to brain fog including the following (and more):

Learning how to battle brain fog is an important discussion and for this article, I will reveal five ways to battle brain fog.

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Topics: fibromyalgia, ADD, ADHD, Leaky Gut, brain fog, brain map, Throid Dysfunction

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 20-30 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

Think Being Gluten-Free Is A Fad? Think Again

Posted by Dr. Karl R.O.S. Johnson, DC on Sat, Apr 30, 2016


You’d have to live under a rock to not recognize the popularity of gluten-free diets by now. But if you think going gluten-free is just another fad, think again. Although it may be a passing fad for some, a gluten-free diet is powerful medicine for most. 

The benefits, which attain almost miraculous heights for some people, vary depending on the person.

A gluten sensitivity is not a one-size-fits-all disorder with requisite symptoms. Contrary to popular belief, it does not simply cause digestive complaints (although it does cause severe digestive distress for many).

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Topics: autoimmune, gluten, gluten free, ADD, leaky gut syndrome, Leaky Gut, brain fog, attention deficit disorder

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

Why Low Adrenal Function Can Mimic Hypothyroid Symptoms

Posted by Dr. Karl R.O.S. Johnson, DC on Thu, Jul 25, 2013

If you are like the many patients who visit a doctor, your chief complaint is fatigue and/or weight gain. Learn how you can regain your zest and improve your overall health and feel younger in the process!

I know in my practice, fatigue is often on of the most common health complaints. Of course fatigue is also one of the main symptoms of hypthyroidism as well. Having low energy robs you of your zest for living and you end up not participating in your once favorite activities. You feel like you are getting old. You don't need to accept this low energy as your new reality.

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Topics: Hypothyroidism, fatigue, brain fog, depression, Adrenal, Anxiety, adrenal fatigue, hypoglycemia, hypoadrenia

Gluten Cheating, Gluten Intolerance And Autoimmunity

Posted by Dr. Karl R.O.S. Johnson, DC on Tue, Jul 09, 2013

"Dr. Johnson, I'm mostly gluten free, isn't that OK?"

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Topics: thyroid symptoms, gluten, fibromyalgia, fatigue, brain fog, lupus, migraine, depression, autoimmunity, gluten cheating

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