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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.....

The Thyroid-Gut Connection; Poor Thyroid Hormone Conversion

Posted by Dr. Karl R.O.S. Johnson, DC on Thu, Feb 28, 2013

Most of the patients I consult with have a few things in common:

  1. They were diagnosed with hypothyroidism at some point in their lives.
  2. They take some form of thyroid hormone replacement.
  3. They continue to experience some degree of thyroid symptoms despite conventional treatment.
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Topics: TSH, T3, hypothyroid, gut, hypothyroid symptoms, Reverse T3

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

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