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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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The Thyroid-Gut Connection; Poor Thyroid Hormone Conversion

Posted by Dr. Karl R.O.S. Johnson, DC on Thu, Feb 28, 2013

Most of the patients I consult with have a few things in common:

  1. They were diagnosed with hypothyroidism at some point in their lives.
  2. They take some form of thyroid hormone replacement.
  3. They continue to experience some degree of thyroid symptoms despite conventional treatment.
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Topics: TSH, T3, hypothyroid, gut, hypothyroid symptoms, Reverse T3

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

Not Knowing If You Have Autoimmune Thyroid is Harmful To Your Health

Posted by Dr. Karl R.O.S. Johnson, DC on Tue, Feb 19, 2013

If you've been reading my blog for a while you know I have revealed the fact that the number-one cause of hypothyroidism is an autoimmune thyroid [1]. Based on the number of medically managed hypothyroid patients who have sought my care for their numerous persistant health challenges, thyroid hormone replacement alone does not address the underlying cause of Hashimoto's (autoimmune thyroid). Too many patients who only utilize thyroid hormone replacement therapy may never feel the way they truly desire. It's a shame and that's why I am dedicated to helping patient's with autoimmune thyroid improve their health with my unique blend of natural methods.

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Topics: Hypothyroidism, autoimmune, Hashimoto's, TSH, thyroid, autoimmune thyroid, T4, T3, Immune System, TH1, TH2, TPO Ab, TBG Ab

Do You Have Autoimmune Thyroid Or Other Autoimmune Dysfunction?

Posted by Dr. Karl R.O.S. Johnson, DC on Sun, Dec 09, 2012

Previously on this blog I explained the number one cause of hypothyroidism in the United States is an autoimmune thyroid condition. I also explained some of the mechanics about how the immune system becomes unbalanced and attacks the thyroid or other body parts. Further explanation is warranted. Far too many people are suffering with afflictions and they need help. Perhaps this article will help them find answers.

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Topics: Hypothyroidism, autoimmune, Hashimoto's, TSH, thyroid, autoimmune thyroid, T4, Immune System, TH1, TH2, TPO Ab, TBG Ab

Hypothyroid Symptoms, But Normal Labs? (2 Possible Explanations)

Posted by Dr. Karl R.O.S. Johnson, DC on Mon, Aug 06, 2012

This is the everyday struggle a majority of thyroid patients face. They work with doctors who discount their ongoing thyroid symptoms because their lab values are normal.
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Topics: Hypothyroidism, TSH, thyroid, T4, Dr. Karl R.O.S. Johnson, thyroid lab ranges, DC, Shelby Township

"Normal" Thyroid Labs With Symptoms Of Hypothyroidism

Posted by Dr. Karl R.O.S. Johnson, DC on Mon, Jun 04, 2012

Have you been told your two main thyroid blood markers (TSH and T4) are normal, yet you suffer with suffer with a laundry list of thyroid symptoms? This scenario is extremly common. It makes you wonder if you truly have a thyroid problem.

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Topics: Hypothyroidism, Dr. Karl R.O.S. Johnson DC, TSH, T4, LGS, thyroid hormones, stress, leaky gut syndrome, LPS

Why TSH Thyroid Test Can Be Misleading When You Are Told It's Normal

Posted by Dr. Karl R.O.S. Johnson, DC on Thu, May 24, 2012

For some time, I have presented my highly acclaimed Natural Thyroid Solutions Workshop. What do you think the most common reason prompting attendees to attend my workshop? They are upset they have many, many thyroid symptoms and yet their thyroid tests are normal!

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Topics: Hypothyroidism, autoimmune, Hashimoto's, TSH, Thyroid Tests

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