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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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Thyroid Brain Fog: 7 Things You Need to Know

Posted by Dr. Karl R.O.S. Johnson, DC on Tue, Sep 07, 2021

Hypothyroidism and Hashimoto's can cause brain fog can be difficult to live with. Here are 7 things you need to know about thyroid brain fog.

While Brain fog may not be a medical term, it’s something many people with chronic illness know well. This is especially true for those with autoimmune hypothyroidism, Hashimoto's.

Brain fog can mean a lack of mental clarity, poor concentration, and more. Living with brain fog is hard…it affects everything you do throughout the day, every interaction you have.

Here are 7 things to know about Thyroid Brain Fog:

  1. It’s difficult to explain what brain fog is, especially in the middle of an episode. Even if people know you have it, there isn’t always an easy way to let them know that’s what’s happening. Excuses will range from “I’m having a brain fog day” to “Brain not working.”
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Topics: Hypothyroidism, thyroid symptoms, Hashimoto's, low thyroid, autoimmune thyroid, Hashimoto's diease, hypothyroid symptoms

TSH: What Your Doctor Should Know

Posted by Dr. Karl R.O.S. Johnson, DC on Wed, Jan 02, 2019

TSH: What Your Doctor Should Know

Thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH) is the hormone produced by your pituitary gland to control the function of your thyroid gland. A high TSH means your pituitary senses that your thyroid is underactive.

 

Many labs are misleading physicians by using outdated ranges of normal for TSH, thus preventing doctors from giving their patients the most effective thyroid treatment they need. 

The National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES III)  demonstrated that the mean TSH in apparently normal, healthy participants is 1.4 uIU/mL.

Based upon the results of NHANES III, The National Academy for Clinical Biochemistry has recommended since 2002 that a serum TSH level between 0.5-2.0 uIU/mL be considered the optimal therapeutic target for replacement treatment of hypothyroidism. 

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Topics: Hypothyroidism, Hashimoto's, hypothyroid, Hashimoto's Thyroiditis

An Antibiotic That is Worrisome for Thyroid Patients

Posted by Dr. Karl R.O.S. Johnson, DC on Fri, Sep 05, 2014

When it comes to life-threatening infections, antibiotics have been a GodSend, however for minor infections the following antibiotics are troublesome and are known to cause some nasty side effects.

The antibiotic family I am referring to are fluoroquinolones. You may also see it referred to as quinolones. The following make up the quinolones:

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Topics: Hypothyroidism, thyroid, fluoroquinolones, quinolones

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 Connection Between Your Auto Accident And Thyroid Problems

Posted by Dr. Karl R.O.S. Johnson, DC on Thu, Oct 24, 2013

In the immediate and distant aftermath of an auto accident, you might find your quality of life compromised by a series of physical ailments whose symptoms are intense and somewhat debilitating but whose precise underlying causes are mysterious.

Getting at the heart of your ailments seems the more impossible, since your recurring discomfort occurs throughout your body, especially in your neck/head region. Also, your moments of acute pain come and go randomly or remain with you constantly, a muted unease that flares intermittently. Occasionally, you find yourself inexplicably bedridden and/or lethargic, irritable and throbbing.

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Topics: Hypothyroidism, chronic pain, thyroid, fatigue, neck pain, motor vehicle collision

Thyroid Poisons That Can Derail Your Wellness Efforts

Posted by Dr. Karl R.O.S. Johnson, DC on Thu, Oct 17, 2013

You've researched your symptoms and came to the conclusion you have low thyroid symptoms.

You even consulted your medical practitioner and he or she concurred and prescribed thyroid hormone replacement therapy. You were hopeful to finally regain your energy and your drive. The medication was supposed to help you with the brain fog, body aches, neck pain or migraines. Unfortunatley, these and other symptoms were with you more often that you cared to admit over the last few years.

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Topics: Hypothyroidism, thyroid, migraine, neck pain, obesogen, headaches

Recurrent Body Pain Can Be Solved Naturally

Posted by Dr. Karl R.O.S. Johnson, DC on Thu, Oct 10, 2013

Recurrent body pain is not an inescapable life sentence. Like a lot of people, perhaps you have struggled with such pain for years despite having seen doctors, taken various medicine cocktails, and participated in some form of physical therapy.

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Topics: Hypothyroidism, chronic pain, Johnson Neuro-Metabolic Therapy, migraine, ATM2, neck pain, Nano, subclinical hypothyroidism

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