Achieving Optimal Healing and Wellness Through Integrative Care

At Kirkland Health Institute in Kirkland, WA, we strive to educate our patients on chronic health conditions and the ways that natural healing can help them. Our blogs provide reliable information on how you can lead a more active lifestyle and take steps toward healthy living.

Chiropractic Instead Of Opioids

November 8, 2019 By Michael Taggart

Chiropractic Instead Of Opioids

Use Chiropractic To Treat Pain Instead of Opioids Chronic pain will change your life on every level...physically and emotionally. Can you imagine yourself being in extreme pain, day and night, no matter where you are, no matter what you're doing? Maybe you can...maybe you are one of the millions whose life has been impacted by this type of pain.  There are so many things in today's world that can cause chronic ...

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Causes Of Constipation

October 9, 2019 By Michael Taggart

Causes Of Constipation

6 Causes of Constipation And What You Can Do About It This may be a subject you don't really want to talk about, but if you are struggling with constipation, you would really like to have some answers that could give you relief from this chronic digestive problem..."what's causing it", and "how can I change it?" Are you aware that there is a baseline requirement that would put you in the "regular ...

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Foods That Fight Aging

September 12, 2019 By Michael Taggart

Foods That Fight Aging

Want To Boost Your Longevity? Eat Foods That Fight Aging! Everyone, everyday, is growing older, and at the same rate. But our bodies aren't necessarily aging at the same rate, and they don't have to. We can, with a few simple lifestyle choices, boost our own longevity, beginning by eating foods that fight aging, and avoiding foods that promote premature aging. What are Anti-Aging Foods? Before we talk about the foods we should ...

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Don't Ignore Back Pain

July 16, 2019 By Michael Taggart

Don't Ignore Back Pain

Why You Shouldn't Ignore Your Back Pain "Oh my aching back...I don't have time for this...I'll just take a couple of aspirin and it will go away." Well, maybe it will and maybe it won't. Most everyone will experience back pain sometime in their life, and many times it isn't anything serious, but there are times when your symptoms definitely should not be ignored, because your body is ...

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Posture And Aging

June 19, 2019 By Michael Taggart

Posture And Aging

How Does Posture Affect Aging, And What Can You Do About It? Since you were a kid, your parents and teachers continuoulsly reminded you to stand tall, sit up straight and stop slouching!  Boy, did you get tired of hearing that! Who knew that posture was so important? Now that you have begun aging, and you can see the effects your posture has on your spine and the rest of your body, you may wish ...

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Cope With Affects of Stress

June 5, 2019 By Michael Taggart

Cope With Affects of Stress

How Does Stress Affect You and How Can You Cope With It? The affects of stress on your body are numerous and everyone experiences them differently, and tries to cope with them differently, and some may not try at all - they just suffer through it. Because stress is a reaction of your nervous system, you will experience the following symptoms: increased heart rate tense muscles hair standing on edge These symptoms are triggered in order ...

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Regence Chiropractor Kirkland Washington

May 9, 2019 By Michael Taggart

Regence Chiropractor Kirkland Washington

Regence Chiropractor in Kirkland, Washington  talks about 4 Important Reasons Why You Shouldn't Ignore Your Back Pain Many people think that if they ignore their back pain, it will eventually go away, but that is typically not the case...in fact, just the opposite can happen, it can get worse and cause other painful conditions if left unattended to. As a Doctor of Chiropractic, I am amazed at the human body, it is a ...

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Boost Brain Function

April 19, 2019 By Michael Taggart

Boost Brain Function

How to Boost Your Brain Function Naturally As we age, we are always concerned about good heart health, and rightfully so, but there is another critical part of our body that you don't hear as much about keeping healthy and functioning properly, and that's our brain. Like so many other parts of our body, our brains change as we age, thus mental function also changes, and brain deterioration can begin and illness such ...

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Brain and Health

April 2, 2019 By Michael Taggart

Brain and Health

What Is The Connection Between Your Brain and Your Health? Your brain, believe it or not, is like plastic! Just as plastic can be molded to change its functionality, with the proper encouragement, the brain can change it’s functionality as well! It has only been in the last decade that 100 years of stubborn dogma, which stated that the human brain was unchangeable, has become changed itself. It was previously thought that the brains ...

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Fight Inflammation

March 21, 2019 By Michael Taggart

Fight Inflammation

The Fight Against Inflammation Inflammation is a natural and necessary part of our immune system...it alerts us to the fact that something is irritating or causing harm to one or more parts of our body. It can be uncomfortable and often painful, but it is attempting to protect us when something is not right. Nevertheless, if allowed to go untreated, inflammation can cause more harm that benefit. Research has shown that chronic inflammation can ...

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