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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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Near-Infrared Light Therapy Helpful for Hashimoto's Hypothyroid

Posted by Dr. Karl R.O.S. Johnson, DC on Tue, Mar 08, 2022

Several studies have shown profound benefits of photobiomodulation for autoimmune hypothyroidism

  • A recent 2013 randomized, placebo-controlled study in hypothyroid patients demonstrated that in people who got near-infrared light therapy, thyroid function dramatically improved, and remarkably, that thyroid antibody (TPOAb) levels were massively reduced. Amazingly, 47% of patients were able to stop medication completely! Moreover, the researchers also followed up 9 months after treatment and found that the effects were still evident! https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s10103-012-1129-9

  • They even published a 6-year follow-up, which basically said that even at 6 years, some of the benefits still remained, but periodic sessions were recommended to maintain all benefits. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6247385/

    • "The levothyroxine dose required by group L was significantly lower than that required by group P (P = 0 002). The anti-TPO and anti-Tg levels did not differ between the groups. Conclusion. LLLT, by the methods described, has been shown to be safe for the treatment of hypothyroidism resulting from CAT" (CAT = Chronic Autoimmune Thyroid)

    • (It is NOT suggested to use red/NIR light as a one-time treatment that is expected to last long-term. For optimal benefits, most research indicates that sessions be done with red/NIR therapy at least once a week consistently.) 

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Topics: Hypothyroidism, thyroid, TPO Ab, Hashimoto's Thyroiditis, Laser, thyoid disease, Photobiomodulation, Robotic Laser, Chronic Autoimmune Thyroid

5 Symptoms of Hashimoto's Thyroid

Posted by Dr. Karl R.O.S. Johnson, DC on Tue, Feb 22, 2022

There are many symptoms of body and brain dysfunction when one has Hashimoto's, the first autoimmune disease discovered, in 1912 by Dr. Hakaru Hashimoto.

Hashimoto's hypothyroidism is an autoimmune condition. Up to 90% of cases diagnosed as "low thyroid" actually are Hashimoto's. Often, standard care is not sufficient to achieve optimal results.

In this blog post I'll highlight 5 of the most common symptoms of this immune system disorder.

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Topics: thyroid symptoms, Hashimoto's, thyroid, autoimmune thyroid, Hashimoto's diease

Hashimoto's Thyroid - Why Standard Medical Management is Not Enough

Posted by Dr. Karl R.O.S. Johnson, DC on Tue, Jul 13, 2021

Hashimoto thyroiditis: clinical and diagnostic criteria

P Caturegli   1 A De Remigis   2 N R Rose   3   PMID: 24434360 DOI:  10.1016/j.autrev.2014.01.007
 
Abstract
Hashimoto thyroiditis (HT),  now considered the most common autoimmune disease , was described over a century ago as a pronounced lymphoid goiter affecting predominantly women.
 
In addition to this classic form, several other clinico-pathologic entities are now included under the term HT: fibrous variant, IgG4-related variant, juvenile form, Hashitoxicosis, and painless thyroiditis (sporadic or post-partum).
 
All forms are characterized pathologically by the infiltration of hematopoietic mononuclear cells, mainly lymphocytes, in the interstitium among the thyroid follicles, although specific features can be recognized in each variant.
 
Thyroid cells undergo atrophy or transform into a bolder type of follicular cell rich in mitochondria called Hürthle cell.
 
Most HT forms ultimately evolve into  hypothyroidism , although at presentation patients can be  euthyroid  or even  hyperthyroid .
 
The diagnosis of HT relies on the demonstration of circulating antibodies to thyroid antigens (mainly thyroperoxidase and thyroglobulin) and reduced echogenicity on thyroid sonogram in a patient with proper clinical features.
 
The treatment remains symptomatic and based on the administration of synthetic thyroid hormones to correct the hypothyroidism as needed.
 
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The Knowledge Base on Autoimmune Thyroid is Expanding

This article reflects that our knowledge of autoimmune Hashimoto's thyroid has grown significantly.
 
What this article reveals, however, is that the standard treatment has not progressed beyond thyroid hormone replacement therapy.
 
At Johnson Health and Wellness Center, each Hashimoto's patient is given a comprehensive, unique plan designed to specifically meet the individual's needs. We go beyond standard care.
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Topics: thyroid treatment, Hashimoto's, thyroid, Brain Health, thyoid disease, Gut Health

Are Your Adrenals Sabotaging Your Health

Posted by Dr. Karl R.O.S. Johnson, DC on Tue, Jan 23, 2018

Those of us with Hashimoto's (or other forms of thyroid disorders) often blame our thyroid for the many signs and symptoms we experience.

Hair loss? Thyroid!

Weight gain? THYROID!

Fatigue? It's gotta be the thyroid!

Treating hypothyroidism without treating the adrenals is one of the biggest reasons people continue to feel exhausted despite receiving treatment with thyroid hormones.

Patients may initially report feeling more energetic after starting thyroid hormones, but this is usually followed by feeling worse and worse until they are right back to where they were before they started the thyroid medications. They will go back to their physicians to check blood work and will be told that everything is normal. 

AdobeStock_Woman_Thyroid-1200.jpegThe patient begins to feel crazy … but that’s when another layer of what is broken in Hashimoto’s becomes unraveled. Many symptoms of hypothyroidism actually overlap with symptoms of underactive adrenals, however, physicians don’t routinely check adrenal function in those with Hashimoto’s.

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Topics: Hashimoto's, thyroid, stress, adrenal gland, adrenal fatigue, Stress Control

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

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

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