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.

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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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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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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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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Organic Food

June 9, 2016 By Michael Taggart

Organic Food

Why Should You Buy Organic Food and How to Save Money Doing It? That’s a question on many people’s mind today…“Should I be buying organic food instead of conventionally grown food?” In today’s world, people are becoming more and more health conscious, and the food we eat is being linked to many of the health issues we are experiencing.  Inevitably, organic food becomes a topic of discussion and consideration. Part of ...

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Lake Washington Chiropractic Kirkland

October 10, 2014 By Michael Taggart

Lake Washington Chiropractic Kirkland

How Can Lake Washington Chiropractic Help Relieve Your Chronic Health Problems? I am Dr. Michael Taggart, a board-certified Doctor of Chiropractic, practicing in Kirkland, WA since 1992. I have had over 20 years of clinical experience and specialize in chronic health conditions. I have advanced training in neurology, spinal rehabilitation, functional endocrinology, laboratory testing/interpretation, and nutritional therapy. Let me introduce you to Brain Based Therapy…a breakthrough treatment for chronic pain and other neurological ...

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Digestive Disorders

November 17, 2012 By Michael Taggart

Digestive Disorders

Have You Been Diagnosed With Crohn’s Digestive Disorder? Crohn’s is one of the most common, chronic inflammatory bowel diseases, and may be the result of a dysfunctional immune system that causes the body to attack its own gastrointestinal tract. According to MedicineNet.com, in the United States alone, between 500,000 and 2 million people are affected by IBD (Inflammatory Bowel Disease). Because the symptoms are so similar to other digestive disorders, people ...

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