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.

Childs Stomach Ache Food Sensitivity

October 10, 2018 By Michael Taggart

Childs Stomach Ache Food Sensitivity

Could Your Child’s Recurring Stomach Aches Be Food Sensitivity? If your child had food allergies, it typically would be very obvious, there would be an immediate reaction of, swelling, hives, difficulty breathing…very noticeable indications of a food allergy. But the signs for food sensitivity aren’t quite as easily seen, and are often vague and overlooked. For instance, many children complain of a stomach ache during dinner, and the parents may think the ...

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Chronic Thyroid Problems

August 28, 2018 By Michael Taggart

Chronic Thyroid Problems

Get Healing Help For Your Chronic Thyroid Conditions Top 11 reasons why you still struggle with your thyroid Are there things your doctor may have missed? Research shows that 90% of chronic thyroid problems are caused by an auto-immune attack in the body. What this means is that your immune system has gone haywire and it is mistakenly trying to destroy your thyroid gland. It’s called Hashimoto’s. There is a simple thyroid anti-body ...

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Healthy Lifestyle

August 8, 2018 By Michael Taggart

Healthy Lifestyle

Healthy Lifestyle – Consistent or Roller Coaster? I’ll start eating healthy again tomorrow…I’ll start going to the gym again next week…I need to start flossing my teeth again soon! Is this you? You start a pattern for a healthy lifestyle, but then somehow you get off track, the good habit is broken, and you’re back to square one…you need to begin again! It can be a vicious cycle. Why you ...

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Chronic Health Condition and Stress

June 18, 2018 By Michael Taggart

Chronic Health Condition and Stress

Is Stress Adding to My Chronic Health Condition? If I can remove the stress, will my chronic illness improve? The American medical association estimates that 80% of all health conditions have a stress component to them. “Stress doesn’t only make us feel awful emotionally, it can also exacerbate just about any health condition you can think of.” – Jay Winner, MD, author of Take the Stress Out of Your Life I have been a holistic ...

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Seniors Bad Back Health

March 19, 2018 By Michael Taggart

Seniors Bad Back Health

Bad Back Health Linked to Earlier Mortality in Seniors – by Guest Blogger Jenni Oscar Although back pain can affect people of all ages, it is particularly prevalent in people aged over 60, who are more likely to be facing issues caused by the degeneration of the joints in their spine. Osteoarthritis and spinal stenosis are just two conditions that can interfere with daily life by causing pain and stiffness, especially in the morning and the ...

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IBS – Irritable Bowel Syndrome

February 6, 2018 By Michael Taggart

IBS – Irritable Bowel Syndrome

What You Don’t Know About IBS There’s an old saying “What you don’t know won’t kill you”, but with IBS, “what you don’t know” is causing your chronic pain and discomfort. IBS, or Irritable Bowel Syndrome, is a condition that involves various symptoms such as constipation, diarrhea, bloating, excessive bowel gas, vomiting and sharp abdominal pain. You may have all or a combination of these symptoms. This painful, common condition ...

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Fight High Blood Pressure Naturally

December 20, 2017 By Michael Taggart

Fight High Blood Pressure Naturally

Fighting High Blood Pressure Naturally New guidelines regarding high blood pressure have recently been released, and the new highs are lower than ever…if you consistently have readings higher than 130/80 you are considered to have high blood pressure. Previous to this new guideline the tipping point was 140/80 with the normal range (which hasn’t changed) being 120/80. This means that millions more Americans will be diagnosed with Hypertension or High ...

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Deadly Truth About Opioid Epidemic

October 16, 2017 By Michael Taggart

Deadly Truth About Opioid Epidemic

What is the Deadly Truth About the Opioid Epidemic? How Chiropractic is a Big Part of the Answer to the Problem There was an interesting news headline the other day…”Opioids could kill nearly as many Americans in a decade as HIV/AIDS has killed since the epidemic began in the early 1980s.” In fact, death from opioid use has tripled over the last 15-18 years…it is no respecter of persons…not age, sex ...

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SIBO

June 6, 2017 By Michael Taggart

SIBO

Do you have Persistent Digestive or I.B.S. Symptoms? It could be S.I.B.O. What is SIBO and Could You Be Suffering From It?   If you have recurring constipation or diarrhea or a combo of both that has been resistant to treatment you may have more than just Irritable Bowel Syndrome, you may have a more complicated condition that causes a subset of I.B.S problems called Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth ...

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Food Allergies & Chronic Illness

March 30, 2017 By Michael Taggart

Food Allergies & Chronic Illness

Could Hidden Food Allergies Be Contributing To Your Chronic Illness? According to WebMD millions of Americans suffer with food allergies and or sensitivities. When people eat the wrong foods, foods their IMMUNE SYSTEM and DIGESTIVE SYSTEM don’t like, this spikes INFLAMMATION…INFLAMMATION is at the root cause of a LOT of chronic illness. High inflammation in the body, is the enemy of health. Inflammation is implicated in: Auto-immune conditions R.A., Hashimoto’s Colitis ...

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