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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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Osteoporosis: How Fast Are You Losing Bone?

Posted by Dr. Karl R.O.S. Johnson, DC on Tue, Aug 29, 2017

OSTEOPOROSIS: HOW FAST ARE YOU LOSING BONE?

Osteoporosis is reaching an epidemic status. It leads to 1.5 million fractures per year.

The traditional way one is evaluated for osteoporosis is the standard Bone Density Test. Although important to have done, this is a static test and "only" provides information on the amount of bone that has already been lost.

Unfortunately it does not provide data on the rate of bone loss.

Wouldn't it be wise to know how fast you are losing bone?

Wouldn't it be of great value to know if the treatment you are doing is slowing down the rate of bone loss?

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Topics: osteoporosis

10 Chronic Diseases Found with Celiac Disease or Gluten Intolerance

Posted by Dr. Karl R.O.S. Johnson, DC on Mon, Apr 30, 2012

As I explained in my last post, Celiac disease (CD) is much more prevalent than many doctors and patients realize. I also revealed the research that shows most people with CD have silent CD. Silent CD means the person afflicted doesn't have any GI symptoms, but instead has other life-robbing disease symptoms.

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Topics: gluten, ADHD, celiac disease, fatigue, osteoporosis, Parkinson's disease, migraine, cancer, Obesity

New Research Shows Eating Dried Plums Helps Prevent Fractures and Osteoporosis

Posted by Dr. Karl R.O.S. Johnson, DC on Mon, Oct 31, 2011

When it comes to improving bone health, a Florida State University researcher has found a simple proactive solution to help prevent fractures and osteoporosis – eating dried plums. The study, titled “Comparative effects of dried plum and apple on bone in postmenopausal women,” was published in the August 2011 issue of the British Journal of Nutrition.

“Over my career I have tested numerous fruits, including figs, dates, strawberries and raisins and not one of them come anywhere close to having the effect on bone density that dried plums, or prunes have,” said Bahram H. Arjmandi, Florida State’s Margaret A. Sitton Professor and chairman of the Department of Nutrition Food and Exercise Sciences in the College of Human Sciences. “All fruits and vegetables have a positive effect on nutrition, but in terms of bone health, that particular food is exceptional.”

Arjmandi and a group of researchers from Florida State and Oklahoma State University treated two groups of postmenopausal women. Over a 12-month period, the first group, consisting of 55 women was instructed to consume 100 grams of dried plums (about 10 prunes) each day, while the 2nd group, a comparative control group of 45 women, was told to consume 100 grams of dried apples. All the participants also received daily doses of calcium (500 milligrams) and vitamin D.

The researchers found that the group that consumed dried plums had higher bone density in the ulna and spine, in comparison to the control group that ate dried apples. This, according to Arjmandi, was due in part to the ability of dried plums to suppress the rate of bone resorption, or the breakdown of bone, which tends to exceed the rate of new bone growth as people age.

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Topics: osteoporosis, prunes, bone health

Gluten Sensitivity Gene Testing is Essential in Chronic Illness

Posted by Dr. Karl R.O.S. Johnson, DC on Thu, Sep 22, 2011

Gluten sensitivity is often least expected as a cause for a chronic health condition.  Health challenges such as Hashimoto's, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Osteoporosis, Depression and Anxiety, Balance Disorders, Irritble Bowel Syndrome, Multiple Sclerosis, ADD/ADHD, Autism, Dyslexia, and many other maladies can be caused or triggered by gluten sensitivity.

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Topics: gluten sensitivity, Hashimoto's, gluten, ADD, ADHD, Johnson Neuro-Metabolic Therapy, osteoporosis, rheumatoid arthritis, NAET

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