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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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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

5 Reasons Why Eating 'Gluten-Free' Can Keep You Ill [Infographic]

Posted by Dr. Karl R.O.S. Johnson, DC on Tue, Jul 14, 2015


I bet you are wondering why eating gluten-free can keep you ill, don't you?

There are many advocates of adopting a gluten free diet for the purpose of regaining health and reclaiming ones life from the ravages of an autoimmune or other illness. I am one of those advocates. I have witnessed first hand how removing gluten from ones diet can bring about a massive improvement in very ill patients.

Trying to heal your body on a gluten-free health supporting diet can get you into trouble, if you don't know what you are doing. This article can help you understand why eating gluten-free can be like opening Pandora's Box...when it comes to your health and healing. Keep reading and I promise you I will explain. You may have to read a couple of other article I wrote to totally "get it". It will be worth your efforts to dig into this important topic.

Some of the  patients who I have served had been searching for answers for their "mysterious" health challenges for 50 years! 

After a thorough case review and adequate testing to reveal the underlying causes of the patients body dysfunction, a proper course of action can be commenced. Often I place the ill patient on a very clean, limited food choice diet in order to curb inflammation and reduce exposure to food intolerances noted on the patients' test results. Commonly the patient is advised to avoid gluten among other substances.

After celebrating with the patient for doing such a great job with their health supporting diet over the course of 1-2 months, we start expanding their food choices. At this point is when a health transforming care plan can go very wrong without expert guidance...

Patients often think that using so-called gluten-free foods to replace items they gave up to regain their health is totally okay. Unfortunately for many, eating the gluten-free analogs of the foods they used to eat habitually, often leads to a regression of their health. Substituting gluten-free prepared food items in an effort to be compliant with a health supporting diet is a newbie mistake.

In this article I will outline 5 reasons why eating gluten-free products can keep you ill.

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Topics: gluten, gluten free, inflammation, Leaky Gut, gluten intolerance, gluten epitope, Chronic Illness, autoimmune disease

GF-CF-SF Thanksgiving And Holiday Recipes You Will Love!

Posted by Dr. Karl R.O.S. Johnson, DC on Thu, Nov 15, 2012

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Topics: autoimmune, gluten free, D'Adamo, Blood Type, casein-free, soy-free, Thanksgiving

When Is A Food Really Gluten Free? How Do I Reclaim My Life?

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

When is the color blue, NOT the color blue? Of course, it's when the color is purple...or does purple contain some blue. One could debate about color gradation for the good part of an hour, if one had the time to ponder such things. I for one, do not have the time to do so, nor the desire. However, I have been asked many times by my patients what gluten free really means. Unfortunately, if you get on the internet, you will find this area of discussion quite confusing. The term gluten-free is generally used to indicate a supposed harmless level of gluten rather than a complete absence of gluten.[1] The exact level at which gluten is harmless is uncertain and controversial, however. Depending on what country you reside, gluten free has varying definitions and hence the regulations for labeling a food gluten free varies too.

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Topics: autoimmune, Cyrex Labs, gluten free, fibromyalgia, ADD, ADHD, psoriasis, eczema, inflammation, low thyroid, vertigo

Ten Things You Didn't Know About Gluten and Autoimmune Illness

Posted by Dr. Karl R.O.S. Johnson, DC on Thu, Apr 26, 2012

With chronic degenerative diseases rising and particularly many autoimmune diseases, such as celiac diease, Hashimoto's, mulitple sclerosis, Parkinson's disease and others. Health challenges such as Fibromyalgia and vertigo are also often linked to gluten intolerance and autoimmune illness. If you are STILL suffering and have been going from doctor to doctor, it's time you understand the connection to gluten intolerance.

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Topics: autoimmune, Hashimoto's, gluten, gluten free, fibromyalgia, celiac, gliadin, GMO, MS, Parkinson's disease, cross-contamination

Are Oats Gluten Free?

Posted by Dr. Karl R.O.S. Johnson, DC on Sun, Apr 15, 2012

For anyone that has struggled or is struggling with a dietary lifestyle change, such as going gluten-free it’s not always an easy task. Gluten is hidden in a variety of things; anywhere from condiments to meat-glue to alcohol. As the changes begin to sink in, and avoiding the said ingredients becomes second nature a new detour comes into sight; cross contamination (insert scary music here).

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Topics: autoimmune, gluten, gluten free, celiac, cross-contamination, oats

Scrumptious Holiday Recipes Without Gluten, Casein or Soy

Posted by Dr. Karl R.O.S. Johnson, DC on Sun, Dec 18, 2011

Christmas and the other winter holidays are just about here.  My family and many others are following a health restoring diet due to autoimmune issues or other health challenges.

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Topics: autoimmune, gluten free, recipes, chia, casein-free, soy-free

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