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.

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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Causes Of Constipation

July 22, 2020 By Michael Taggart

Causes Of Constipation

Six Of The Most Common Causes Of Constipation Are you constipated again?! This is not a favorite topic of conversation for anyone...no one really likes to talk about it, but according to a MedicineNet article, at least 63 million people in the United States alone, suffer with constipation, so maybe it needs to be talked about.  To be constipated means you have a difficult time having bowel movements, they are either difficult and often ...

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Don't Take Extra Calcium

June 29, 2020 By Michael Taggart

Don't Take Extra Calcium

Why Taking Extra Calcium and Taking Medication Will Not Strengthen Your Bones What You Should Know... The National Osteoporosis Foundation has estimated that approximately 54 million Americans have low bone mass or osteoporosis, and that one fourth of the men and one half of the women will break a bone because of it. Those are pretty high numbers. It's no wonder that people have a tendency to panic, and start trying to find a ...

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Functional Medicine

May 28, 2020 By Michael Taggart

Functional Medicine

What Is Functional Medicine And Can It Help You? Functional Medicine...what could be more personal?  Everyone of us is unique, our illnesses are unique, our symptoms are unique, their causes are unique, shouldn't our treatments be unique? Unlike conventional medicine that typically treats the disease or dysfunction (the symptoms) with drugs that are matched with the problem, functional medicine treats the the individual, and is having great success in the field of chronic ...

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Less Vulnerable To Infection

April 27, 2020 By Michael Taggart

Less Vulnerable To Infection

How to Become Less Vulnerable to Infection In my last blog post I talked about who are the most vulnerable (at risk) in society to contract an infection such as the one the world is experiencing right now, COVID-19. Because so many can be considered vulnerable, not just the elderly or those with certain health conditions, I thought it would be a good idea to talk about how to become less vulnerable. Since non of ...

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Most Vulnerable

April 15, 2020 By Michael Taggart

Most Vulnerable

Who Are The Most Vulnerable To Infection - Are You? Whether the world is experiencing a pandemic such as the one we're experiencing today, COVID-19, or whether it is a regular flu season, there are those who are considered the most vulnerable, the most at risk, to contract it and to suffer most with it, even die from it. Typically they are those who are more elderly (although sometimes it can be the younger ones ...

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Strengthen Childs Immune System

March 10, 2020 By Michael Taggart

Strengthen Childs Immune System

How to Strengthen Your Child's Immune System Your immune system is very complex, it's interconnected to other systems in your body, and actually changes as a person ages. Not only does it do such things as fight bacteria, parasites, and fungus, but is also a key "player" in healing wounds, eliminating dead cells as well as forming gut microbiota (the healthy bacteria that lives in your gut to help with digestion and help ...

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Women Losing Hair

January 15, 2020 By Michael Taggart

Women Losing Hair

Why Am I Losing My Hair? On a daily basis women lose, or shed a few hairs here and there, it's been calculated that a normal head of hair is about 100,000 hairs, and the average hair loss can be about 100 daily. That seems like a lot to lose every day, but it's typical for most women.  We see a lot of hair loss, receding hairlines, or balding in men, but ...

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Health Benefits of Magnesium

December 9, 2019 By Michael Taggart

Health Benefits of Magnesium

What Do You Know About How Magnesium Can Benefit Your Health? Magnesium has been called the "Master Commander" of your body, and yet it's one of those minerals that you don't hear talked about a lot. You always hear people saying that they need more Vitamin B, Vitamin C, or Calcium, but it's pretty rare for someone to say to you they are feeling low in magnesium, and that's probably because ...

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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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