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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.....

Are Toxins in Health Foods Ruining Your health?

Posted by Dr. Karl R.O.S. Johnson, DC on Tue, Jan 24, 2023

Some healthy foods can cause harm to our bodies

I developed an interest in this topic after my spouse and several patients were plagued with stalled improvement of their health challenges. Why were they not responding and being helped with tried and true methods that worked for so many others? When a patient has less than optimal healing, and is a highly compliant patient, this drives me to search out and acquire the healing puzzle piece(s) that will help that person recover as fully as possible.  

A recent patient told me about her health being harmed by oxalates in food. Before this, I really didn't know this substance was a component of many so-called healthy foods, while also being a little known health risk. As is pretty typical, this piqued my interest and lo and behold more information on this topic streamed my way. Currently our household is on a trial period of reducing foods high in oxalates to see if some stubborn health challenges diminish. So far, I can tell you we are quite pleased with the results...even after 4 days on eating a lower oxalate diet.

When a patient has less than optimal healing, and is a highly compliant patient, this drives me to search out and acquire the healing puzzle piece(s) that will help that person recover as fully as possible.

Dr. Karl R.O.S. Johnson, DC, BCN, FIFHI

What are Oxalates?

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Topics: inflammation, chronic pain, Oxilates, Oxalic Acid, Toxic Superfoods, Kidney Stones

Iron can damage your brain - find out how

Posted by Dr. Karl R.O.S. Johnson, DC on Fri, Jan 13, 2023

The Brain's Goldilock's Principle Your Must Learn

Too much, or too little, iron can permanently damage the brain!

NOT ENOUGH: Low iron has been linked to many health problems, including fatigue, restless legs syndrome, developmental delays, lower I.Q., decreased resistance to infections, ADHD, anxiety, depression, sleep disorders, psychotic disorders, brain fog, memory loss, hair loss, and Tourette’s.    

Thinking about getting pregnant and want your child to have a healthy brain? Your iron levels need to be in a healthy range starting at conception.  

A pregnant woman that is low in iron, or has decreased iron availability, early in her pregnancy can cause lifelong neurodevelopmental disorders like ADHD, low I.Q., developmental delays, and decreased brain maturation. The health of a child starts with the health of the mother the day they are conceived and having adequate iron stores throughout her pregnancy is an essential part of being a heathy mother. This is why work with women to ensure they are as healthy as possible, and have ideal iron levels, before, during, and pregnancy.   

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Topics: ADHD, inflammation, Alzheimer's, depression, Anxiety, memory loss,, Dementia, Body Pain, Iron overload, Too Little Iron

Can Coconut Oil Kill You?

Posted by Dr. Karl R.O.S. Johnson, DC on Tue, Dec 08, 2020

The recent headlines about coconut oil say that because it's higher in saturated fat than beef or lard, it's bad for you. “You'll drastically increase the chances of cardiovascular disease if you eat it because saturated fat raises cholesterol, which leads to heart disease and mortality.” That kind of warning comes from the American Heart Association (AHA)—a powerful organization that continues to promote the mythical direct link between saturated fat and heart disease.

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Topics: inflammation, cholesterol, Heart Disease, coconut oil,, healthy fats, triglycerides, unhealthy fats

The Canola Oil Con

Posted by Dr. Karl R.O.S. Johnson, DC on Tue, Dec 11, 2018

The Canola Con

I've been telling my patients the stay away from Canola oil for years. Dr. Ron Grisanti from the Functional Medicine University says it best.

We have all be fooled “again”...

Just when you think we are doing something good for our bodies we learn that we have been conned.

This has led to today's case of the Canola Con!

How many people use canola oil for cooking?

How many people choose mayonnaise, salad dressings, baked goods, and other processed foods containing canola oil?

I would say a bunch!

In addition, the major fast food chains brag that they no longer have trans fats, but have switched to canola oil. They use it for their french fries, burgers, salad dressings and baked goods, exchanging it for trans fatty acid-laden genetically engineered soybean oil.

Would I eat it? No.

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Topics: inflammation, Healthy Eating, Healthy Brain, Canola oil, Trans Fat, genetically engineered

Hidden Source of Joint Pain, Gut Woes and Thyroid Problems

Posted by Dr. Karl R.O.S. Johnson, DC on Tue, Feb 06, 2018

ARE YOU OVERLOOKING THIS HIDDEN SOURCE OF JOINT PAIN, GUT WOES AND THYROID PROBLEMS?

Dr. Joe Mercola

Story at-a-glance 

Plant lectins act as a built-in defense mechanism that ensures survival by triggering a negative reaction in predators; in humans they attach to your cell membranes, often wreaking havoc on your health.

Many lectins can cause inflammation, damage your nerves and kill your cells, while some increase your blood viscosity, interfere with gene expression and disrupt your endocrine function.

While it is nearly impossible to avoid all lectins due to their presence in countless foods, if you are struggling with an autoimmune disease or other chronic health issue, you may benefit from a lectin-restricted diet.

Among the most problematic lectin-containing foods are beans, grains, legumes and members of the nightshade family like eggplants, potatoes and peppers.

High-lectin foods can be made safe to eat through proper soaking and cooking, as well as fermenting and sprouting; using a pressure cooker is particularly beneficial for beans.

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Topics: thyroid symptoms, inflammation, Blood Type Diet, autoimmune illness, autoimmune disease, Lectins, Joint Pain

Foot Pain and Plantar Fasciitis Can be Solved Without Surgery

Posted by Dr. Karl R.O.S. Johnson, DC on Wed, Nov 18, 2015

If you currently have foot pain or plantar fasciitis, or if you have had it in the past - you know how it can totally interfere with your life.

I personally have had pain so bad that I literally could not sleep. Just the pressure of my foot weight resting in an elevated position on a pillow was excruiating. I would not wish foot pain on anyone.

Due to my own issues with severe periodic foot pain, I was compelled to search for solutions that were effective and expedient. My professional work involves standing on my feet most of the day along with walking. I also prefer an active life outside of my office and having foot pain was not something I wanted to try to have with me the rest of my life. 

My search led me to some surprising solutions that totally eliminated my pain and I would like to share them with you.

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Topics: inflammation, MLS Laser, Cold Laser, Trigenics, PEMF, plantar fasciitis, foot pain

How to Avoid Surgery for your Chronic Knee Pain

Posted by Dr. Karl R.O.S. Johnson, DC on Tue, Nov 10, 2015


You want to be able to keep up with your family, be able to sleep on your side or just walk without pain, but your knee or knees scream at you in pain. Every day is a chore due to your chronic knee pain and you want non-surgical help. I am happy to say I have a solution for you that works and works FAST!

The typical method of dealing with a painful area of the body is focusing the treatment on the painful part of the body with physical therapy, Chiropractic, massage, rehab, etc. If you have tried this focused treatment without success and are left thinking you have no other choices, know that I am writng this article to give you another viewpoint and a non-surgical knee pain option.

Thousands of people have been helped with the methods I am going to explain I have personally helped many people who were desperately looking for a non-surgical solution to their knee pain. It's likely you can be helped too. Of course not everyone is a candidate for the procedures I will outline, but a vast majority of people are suitable candidates.

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Topics: inflammation, knee pain, MLS Laser, Chronic Knee Pain,, Trigenics, PEMF, non-surgical knee pain help

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