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.

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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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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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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Can’t Lose Weight

August 17, 2017 By Michael Taggart

Can’t Lose Weight

Why Can’t I Lose Weight? If you are someone who is trying to lose weight, you know how hard you work in the battle against extra pounds. You eat good wholesome foods You exercise regularly to kick start your metabolism If feels like you have tried everything It seems that nothing helps. And oftentimes you just want to give up. But don’t give up yet, let me share some information with you that ...

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Thyroid Recovery Workshop

September 3, 2015 By Michael Taggart

Thyroid Recovery Workshop

Solutions for the Unresolved Thyroid   Still suffering with thyroid related symptoms? Fatigue Constipation Feel cold Depressed Hair loss Weight gain But your doctor tells you “your lab tests are normal” Medication ineffective? Dr. Taggart will share the newest information about thyroid health and why outdated methods of care are creating poor results: including relying only on testing TSH, using too broad a range for “normal” and using thyroid hormone replacement as the only approach. DR ...

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Thyroid Solutions

June 16, 2015 By Michael Taggart

Thyroid Solutions

Solutions for the Unresolved Thyroid Still suffering with thyroid related symptoms? Fatigue Constipation Feel cold Depressed Hair loss Weight gain But your doctor tells you “your lab tests are normal” Medication ineffective? Dr. Taggart will share the newest information about thyroid health and why outdated methods of care are creating poor results: including relying only on testing TSH, using too broad a range for “normal” and using thyroid hormone replacement as the only approach. Dr ...

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Hashimoto Thyroid

October 10, 2014 By Michael Taggart

Hashimoto Thyroid

What Do You Know About Hashimoto Thyroid Disease? You may have never heard of Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis, but it is the most common cause of unresolved thyroid problems. What do I mean by unresolved? You have thyroid symptoms such as low energy, weight gain, cold hands and feet, your hair is thinning and you have been prescribed medication, but it’s not working…you are still experiencing the symptoms. The medical doctor doesn’t know ...

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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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Hair Loss and Thyroid

May 22, 2014 By Michael Taggart

Hair Loss and Thyroid

Is Your Hair Loss Related to Your Thyroid? Thyroid hormones are an important contributor to healthy hair. Thyroid hormones are needed by every cell of the body including the hair follicle to function. Some women who have been told they have low thyroid function take thyroid replacement medication. In some cases the hair loss will improve, other times it will not. Current research shows that a high percentage of people with low thyroid function actually ...

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Thyroid Medication

November 13, 2013 By Michael Taggart

Thyroid Medication

Why Your Thyroid Medication May Not be Working Thyroid dysfunction is a common health problem especially with women. The Thyroid is a small gland with many important functions and relies on a complicated network of other organs and glands to allow it to function properly. We will call this interdependent glandular network your thyroid metabolism. In conventional medicine the thyroid is often addressed as if these other control and feedback mechanisms don’t exist despite ...

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