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.

Treating Chronic Inflammation

July 11, 2021 By Michael Taggart

Treating Chronic Inflammation

How To Create A Plan To Treat Chronic Inflammation There are 2 types of inflammation: Acute Inflammation - which is caused by and necessary for your body to survive injuries, illness, and infection. It works quickly once an infection starts and typically lasts a relatively short time, as it fights to help heal your body. Chronic inflammation - which is not needed for your health and well-being, is inflammation (usually low-grade), that, if not treated, can last ...

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Hypoglycemia Low Blood Sugar

June 7, 2021 By Michael Taggart

Hypoglycemia Low Blood Sugar

Is Hypoglycemia Preventing You From Solving Your Health Problems? In order for your body to function properly, you need to get nutrients and a fuel source to your cells; this would be in the form of glucose or fat. The ideal level of blood sugar should be between 85 -100 on a fasting blood draw in the morning. If the blood sugar is 84 or below it is considered “functional Hypoglycemia” This is in contrast ...

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Keto Diet And Diabetes

May 7, 2021 By Michael Taggart

Keto Diet And Diabetes

Why The Keto Diet Helps Reverse Type II Diabetes Are you a Type II Diabetic, looking for a way to effectively manage it, get it under control, or even reverse it? Recent studies suggest that the Ketogenic (Keto) Diet may be an effective tool for you to do just that. But what is the Keto Diet?  The Keto Diet is not new, it was developed nearly 100 years ago, and was intended to treat epilepsy ...

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Functional Medicine Power

March 22, 2021 By Michael Taggart

Functional Medicine Power

The Power of Functional Medicine and How It Can Help You The power of Functional Medicine is in the fact that it identifies the root causes of health issues and then addresses them in order to reverse them...it is not a bandage intended to mask or cover up symptoms, but works with the natural processes of your body to improve your health.  What are the principles of functional medicine? FM's (Functional Medicine's ...

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Blood Work And Chronic Inflammation

January 21, 2021 By Michael Taggart

Blood Work And Chronic Inflammation

12 Ways Blood Work Can Tell You About Your Chronic Inflammation Do you feel like you are always experiencing Fatigue Aches Pains Digestive problems Headaches or other chronic symptoms These may all be caused by another chronic condition, one you're probably not aware of...chronic inflammation. Is inflammation bad? The word inflammation has a tendency to make people a little bit nervous, when in fact, acute inflammation is part of your body's natural ...

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Chiropractic Helps Health Conditions

December 15, 2020 By Michael Taggart

Chiropractic  Helps Health Conditions

Why Does Chiropractic Help So Many Health Conditions? When you begin to feel illness, pain or discomfort coming on, do you think, "Maybe I should go visit my Chiropractor?" You probably don't, but maybe you should... It's surprising to know all of the many health conditions that Chiropractic care can help you with. Chiropractic is a type of healthcare that emphasizes the idea that the body has the power to heal itself in ...

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Manage Covid-19 Stress

November 17, 2020 By Michael Taggart

Manage Covid-19 Stress

How To Manage And Cope With Stress During Covid-19 There are so many unknowns with Covid, that stress, for some people, is almost inevitable, while for others, it is not. We all handle situations differently, not everyone will  become stresseThe Covid-19 pandemic is on everyone's mind. It's hard to avoid thinking about it as we wear masks, social distance, sanitize, quarantine and give up events and opportunities in an effort not to contract ...

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Top Causes of Anxiety

October 19, 2020 By Michael Taggart

Top Causes of Anxiety

What Are The Top Causes of Anxiety? Anxiety is how your body responds to stress. And at various and occasional times throughout life, we all experience stress that leads to anxiety. It's actually a normal part of life, it's not harmful. However, for some people it can be harmful, their anxiety can cause intense, persistent and excessive fear and worry, which can lead to feelings of terror and panic attacks. These symptoms can ...

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Anti-Inflammatory Foods

September 25, 2020 By Michael Taggart

Anti-Inflammatory Foods

What Foods Can You Eat That Are Anti-Inflammatory? As a nation of people, we live with so many chronic health issues, and so many of them are related to inflammation. Most people aren't aware that inflammation is a common denominator in such conditions as: IBD - Inflammatory bowel disease Diabetes Asthma Arthritis Heart Disease  High Blood Pressure Pain Fatigue Hormonal Balance Brain Fog Inflammation, on one hand is good, because it helps the body defend ...

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Healthy Spine

August 26, 2020 By Michael Taggart

Healthy Spine

The Importance of a Healthy Spine I wonder how many people truly understand the importance of having a healthy spine, what it does for them, and how much they need and depend on it. Almost every move we make originates from the spine. It is the structural support system of the body. It determines our core strength. It helps determine how fast we age, or at least how old we feel. It protects your spinal ...

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