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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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Don't Eat Yourself Sick - A primer on Insulin Resistance and Disease

Posted by Dr. Karl R.O.S. Johnson, DC on Tue, Apr 17, 2018

The road to chronic disease — from arthritis to heart disease — is paved with sugar and refined carbohydrates. It’s a freeway that leads straight to insulin resistance syndrome, given the right conditions, most notably being overweight and inactive.

The devastating chain of events that leads to chronic disease goes like this:

  • Carbs and sugar break down in the digestive tract to glucose that the body uses for energy.
  • Beta cells in the pancreas make and secrete insulin into the blood to ferry any glucose you don’t use to muscle, fat, and liver cells for storage.
  • Given the right conditions and more glucose than your cells can manage at the moment, the call goes out for even more insulin.
  • Beta cells keep the insulin flowing but eventually the body’s cells can’t absorb it or the glucose building up in your blood stream. That’s called insulin resistance.
  • Eventually the beta cells can’t keep up and insulin levels plummet. Now your bloodstream is flooded with glucose, which damages nerves and blood vessels, causes inflammation, and leads to a host of chronic diseases.

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Topics: insulin resistance, Heart Disease, High Blood Pressure, Prediabetes and diabetes, Alzheimer’s disease, Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome, Obesity, Hypertension, Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease, Pancreatitis, Dementia

Can Diabetes Be Managed Naturally?

Posted by Dr. Karl R.O.S. Johnson, DC on Sat, Mar 14, 2015


Diabetes Type 2, once called non-insulin diabetes mellitus and by other names such as adult onset diabetes is a disease process that can be managed naturally and even reversed in certain situations. The key is not to think of managing type 2 diabetes, but rather helping the individual with diabetes to resolve the underlying cause or causes before the condition is irreversible. There is a point of no return.

The biggest concept to understand is that of labeling a disease process and then going about treating the label. Treating the label is NOT what the topic of this article is about. Rather the thrust of the information you are about to read is how can YOU reverse the process that led to your body’s inability to control blood sugar.

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Topics: Dr. Karl R.O.S. Johnson DC, Diabetes, insulin resistance, Neuropathy, Blood Sugar,, Functional Medicine,

Does High TSH with Normal T4 and T3 Mean Hypothyroidism?

Posted by Dr. Karl R.O.S. Johnson, DC on Tue, Feb 26, 2013

A research study published in December 2012 sheds some light on a phenomenon we see quite often …

A patient has elevated TSH but normal T4 and T3.

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Topics: insulin resistance, TSH, T4, T3, hypothyroid, pre-diabetes

Insulin Resistance, ‘Man Boobs’, Fatigue and Fear of Diabetes

Posted by Dr. Karl R.O.S. Johnson, DC on Sun, Oct 02, 2011

You have no energy – after work you come home and you’re spent – nothing is getting done around the house.  Getting to sleep is easy, but you wake up multiple times at night, never getting the quality of sleep that might help you feel better.  When the alarm goes off, the thought of getting up in the morning gives you angst because you wonder when it will ever get better. 

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Topics: cholesterol, Diabetes, fatigue, Johnson Neuro-Metabolic Therapy, insulin resistance, Dr. Karl R.O.S. Johnson

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