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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.....

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

New Testing Reveals Factors Causing Autoimmune Thyroid and More

Posted by Dr. Karl R.O.S. Johnson, DC on Tue, Feb 08, 2011

Over the last few years, we have seen the correlation of Gluten Sensitivity as a common initiator of multiple pathologies.  From Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder to Hepatocellular Carcinoma, from Migraines to Recurrent Pancreatitis, from Cardiomyopathy to numerous autoimmune diseases such as autoimmune thyroid.  We have seen the association of sensitivity to this protein of wheat, rye and barley with the initial manifestation of multiple pathophysiologies. 

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Topics: autoimmune, Cyrex Labs, gluten sensitivity, gluten, thyroid, celiac, casein

The Brain and Gut and Autoimmune Thyroid, Anxiety & Other Conditions

Posted by Dr. Karl R.O.S. Johnson, DC on Sat, Jan 15, 2011

Gut Feelings: System Acts as Second Brain

When you have an autoimmune condition such as Hashimoto's, or if you have fibromyalgia, anxiety or depession you must remember there is an important connection between your digestive tract and your brain.  Dr. Michael D. Gershon coined the term "second brain" in 1996 to refer to the powerful brain in the gut known as the enteric nervous system. He is one of a small number of researchers studying brain-gut connections in the relatively new field of neurogastroenterology.  Read this informative article that was printed in the San Diego Union Tribune via the New York Times News Service:

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Topics: Hypothyroidism, autoimmune, fibromyalgia, chronic pain, celiac, gut, brain

Detecting Gluten Sensitivity: The New Frontier

Posted by Dr. Karl R.O.S. Johnson, DC on Mon, Jan 10, 2011

The following is our first Guest Blog! This is a blog written by Sean Croxton (http://undergroundwellness.com/tag/cyrex-labs/), who has generously given Dr. Karl Johnson permission to post this incredibly knowledgable account of his trip to Dr. Datis Kharrazian’s Understanding the Complexity of Gluten Sensitivity seminar in San Diego.

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Topics: Weight Loss, Hypothyroidism, thyroid symptoms, gluten, gluten free, wheat free, celiac, Datis Kharrazian, Sean Croxton, proteome

Autoimmune Thyroid, Celiac? You Can Lose Weight and Feel Better

Posted by Dr. Karl R.O.S. Johnson, DC on Mon, Jan 03, 2011

Through specialized testing for gluten sensitivity and celiac genes and then other tests to measure what substances my body was reacting to (gluten, casein, yeast, soy, eggs) I was able to tailor my diet to allow healing to occur faster.  As a result of the changes I had to make for myself, I am a better doctor for my patients who come with chronic health issues, such as fibromyalgia, Hashimoto’s thyroid, balance disorders, peripheral neuropathy, etc.  Most of these patients are just having all their symptoms treated and not the root cause of their health challenges. By the time I see them, they have advanced damage to their bodies and need specialized attention, testing and treatments.  I put together a page that outlines my unique specialized testing and treatment methods.

After learning about these health challenges and then the changes needed for body healing - weight loss comes along with the deal, since there is less inflammation and bloating. Better food choices based on each persons body, makes the weight come off easily and permanently as you make dietary and lifestyle changes. Not only do you lose weight, but you are healing from autoimmune disease, preventing future disease and regaining energy and self control of your health.

For myself, I plan on getting to under 190 pounds. I plan to do this by continuing myhealth plan:

1. Eat gluten free, casein free, soy free, yeast free and egg free

2. The foods that are left I will eat the best and neutral foods for my blood type and stay away from the avoid foods (read Eat Right 4 Your Type and Live Right 4 Your Type by Peter J. D'Adamo, ND for more information).  Watch a short video on Blood Type Diet Here.

3. Continue cycle training and core training and stretching and add Total Gym and elliptical workouts.

4. Get to bed earlier and wake up earlier.

Cheers!  You can do it too.  Just set your sights on what you want, and resolve each day work your plan.  One day at a time you can do it.  If you need help just ask me or any of my wonderful team members.  We are all on a plan for wellness and healing.

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Topics: Weight Loss, Hypothyroidism, Dr Karl Johnson, thyroid symptoms, autoimmune, gluten, D'Adamo, celiac, casein, soy, yeast

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