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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.....

Three Keys To Brain Health And Healing Leaky Gut Syndrome

Posted by Dr. Karl R.O.S. Johnson, DC on Mon, Jun 16, 2014

When it comes to brain health, one thing is nearly certain; we can all state we know an adult with the top 4 signs of neurodegeneration:

1.  Anxiety
2.  Depression
3.  Insomnia
4.  Brain Fog

Decreased brain health=nuerodegeneration=poorer quality of life and increased stress on ourselves and those that love us. 

Make no mistake, your brain health is one area of your health you don't want to leave to chance or to emergency care. My own mother had dementia as did my maternal grandmother which worsened during the last decade of their life. Waiting until this late stage will leave you with little to no options.

Fortunately for me, my insatiable desire to discover the underlying factors to ill health in my family tree led to the discovery of several helpful preventative measures that you can use too.

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Topics: Hypothyroidism, LGS, stress, leaky gut syndrome, Adrenal, Brain Health, Neurofeedback

The Amazing Brain: 10 Facts About Your Brain

Posted by Dr. Karl R.O.S. Johnson, DC on Tue, Oct 11, 2011

  1. Did you know that your brain accounts for less than 2% of your body weight, yet uses roughly 20% of our daily calories?
  2. Your brain is a picky eater. It demands a constant supply of glucose, primarily obtained from carbohydrates like fruits, veggies and grains. Sugary snacks provide the wrong kind of glucose, and damages cells everywhere in the body – including the brain.
  3. A study at Aston University in England suggests that more frequent, but smaller meals help the brain work best. They found that the brain works best with about 25 grams of glucose circulating in the system – about the amount found in a banana.
  4. The brain is 60% fat. Essential fatty acids – the Omega 3’s are brain food!
  5. 20% of our blood circulation is devoted to the brain.
  6. Don’t eat too much! A study at the University of Wisconsin found that there is an immune response to too much food and may cause cognitive deficit.
  7. Rats that gorged themselves on highly saturated fats for several weeks showed damage to the hippocampus – a brain area critical to memory.
  8. The frontal cortex is the CEO of our brain and particularly sensitive to falling glucose levels. When the glucose level drops, confused thinking sets in.
  9. Keep building your brain. Your brain continues to develop new connections through learning throughout your life.
  10. Exercise daily! Physical exercise helps the brain by improving circulation and memory, and balance, coordination and reflexes are all improved with exercise. Mental exercise can help the brain by building new neural connections, boosting memory and offsetting the debilitating effects of age and disease.
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Topics: D'Adamo, exercise, brain, Glucose, Brain Health

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