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.

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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Dizziness and Vertigo

February 19, 2019 By Michael Taggart

Dizziness and Vertigo

Why Do I Have Dizziness, Vertigo and Balance Problems? Join us Saturday March 30th 2019 at 12:00 PM for a FREE Workshop  on Balance Disorders Click here for the flyer 60 to 70 million Americans have Dizziness, Vertigo and Balance Problems! These are called Vestibular disorders. The Vestibular system of the body is designed to help you know where your body is in space (judge distance, direction, tracking objects visually, control upright posture , perform ...

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Chronic Abdominal Pain

January 15, 2019 By Michael Taggart

Chronic Abdominal Pain

Do You Suffer With Chronic Abdominal Pain? Digestive problems can be so painful, uncomfortable and embarrassing. They can become so bad that you may avoid going out in public for fear of having an “episode”. And if you do go out, especially to a restaurant, you have to make it a priority to know where the restroom is located. If you suffer with digestive disorders such as IBS, Gerd, Colitis or Crohn’s, I’m ...

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Heal Your Thyroid Disorder Naturally

January 14, 2019 By Michael Taggart

Heal Your Thyroid Disorder Naturally

Why It’s So Important to Heal Your Thyroid Why do I feel so bad, and why can’t anyone find out what’s wrong with me? These are all too familiar questions that I hear from patients when they have been to multiple doctors with little to no improvement. The symptoms, mostly women report, are these: Symptoms for Hypothyroidism Fatigue General feeling of cold all over…cold hands and feet Hair that is thinning ...

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Live Long Live Healthy

December 23, 2018 By Michael Taggart

Live Long Live Healthy

How To Live Long and Live Healthy July 29, 2018, a Seattle Washington man celebrated his 100th birthday by skydiving from a plane, and is planning on doing it again next year…pretty amazing! What’s even more amazing is that he is not the only one his age doing the same or similar things…a 101 yr. old woman jumped from a plane in 2018 and a 100 yr. old woman jumped in 2015 ...

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Avoid Common Cold

December 7, 2018 By Michael Taggart

Avoid Common Cold

How to Avoid the Common Cold Naturally Tis the season…for sniffling, coughing, sneezing and wheezing….not such a joyous time! It’s definitely that time of year when the cold and flu bugs are rampant, and everywhere you go, everything you touch, and everything you do opens you up to exposure to these everyday illnesses. One day you’re feeling just great, but by night time your symptoms have hit, and you are officially ...

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Food Sensitivity Friendly Thanksgiving Dinner

November 21, 2018 By Michael Taggart

Food Sensitivity Friendly Thanksgiving Dinner

How Can Your Thanksgiving Dinner Be Food Sensitivity Friendly? For many Americans, Thanksgiving is their favorite holiday of the year…good food, good friends, good times. But for a growing number of Americans, due to increasing food sensitivities and special dietary needs, the “good food” part of Thanksgiving is becoming more and more of a challenge. So many of the traditional foods prepared for “the feast” are no longer tolerable for people who need gluten ...

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Keto Diet

November 12, 2018 By Michael Taggart

Keto Diet

What is the Keto Diet and Why Should You Use It? People everywhere are jumping on the Keto Diet (Ketogenic Diet) bandwagon…never heard of it? It isn’t new, it’s actually been around since the 1920s…20 decades ago! So I guess that disqualifies it from being a “fad diet”, even though it is a fast way to lose weight. What is the Keto Diet and how does it work? The reason this ...

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