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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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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Chiropractic Neurology

July 10, 2017 By Michael Taggart

Chiropractic Neurology

What is so Exciting About Chiropractic Neurology? Chiropractic Neurology, “Brain Based Therapy”,  is one of the most exciting breakthroughs in health care that I have experienced in my practice to help my patients with chronic health issues. It has allowed me to improve health and treat conditions that I would have been totally at loss to help prior to my functional neurological training. Conditions which have responded very well to this therapy are: . Chronic pain ...

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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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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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IBS

November 3, 2012 By Michael Taggart

IBS

Do You Live With IBS? Most everyone has had experience with stomach cramping, which can be very uncomfortable and is usually related to isolated situations. The discomfort of IBS or Irritable Bowel Syndrome, considered a chronic condition, occurs on a more regular basis, typically affecting about 55 million people in the United States, predominantly women. Luckily it is not damaging, contagious or inherited. But if you have more than mild symptoms, you know how painful ...

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