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.

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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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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Organic vs Non GMO Food

January 26, 2018 By Michael Taggart

Organic vs Non GMO Food

What is the Difference Between Organic and Non-GMO Food? by Guest Blogger – Jenni Oscar The organic boom has hit the US as hard as it has the rest of the world. With research carried out over the past decade showing that organic foods are healthier (because they contain higher levels of antioxidants and lower levels of metals such as cadmium), more and more families are keen to fuel up on fresh, seasonal, organic fruits and ...

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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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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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Help How Do I Lose Weight?

August 13, 2014 By Michael Taggart

Help How Do I Lose Weight?

Losing Weight and Hormonal Balance To lose weight takes education and understanding. Your physiology can be your best friend or your worst foe. Your body has fat burning and fat storing hormones that are the key to losing weight and keeping it off. Calories are insignificant compared to your hormonal balance. We all know people who can eat anything and not gain weight, and we know people that can look a food and seemingly gain ...

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Thyroid Seminar – Kirkland WA – May 18 2013

April 13, 2013 By Michael Taggart

Thyroid Seminar – Kirkland WA – May 18 2013

Join Us for a Free Thyroid Seminar Is your Thyroid making you gain weight or over tired? Learn why up to 90% of those who suffer from low thyroid have an often undiagnosed autoimmune condition, a condition that is actually destroying their thyroid, and why their doctor has been ignoring it. Could this be you? Learn why, even after your doctor tells you your lab tests are normal, you still feel lousy,  why aren’t ...

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Burn More Fat

January 17, 2013 By Michael Taggart

Burn More Fat

How to Burn More Fat With Your Exercise Is there a best way to exercise? That depends on what you are trying to do. If you are trying to increase your muscle mass and burn fat at the same time I think the science says definitely there is a better way to go about it. Dr. Mercola has written extensively about the health benefits of high-intensity burst-type exercises such as Peak 8. This is a ...

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Starvation Diet

January 4, 2013 By Michael Taggart

Starvation Diet

Why Diets that Restrict Calories ONLY Don’t Work? Many people have trouble maintaining their weight at a healthy level. Obesity levels are skyrocketing in the U.S. Many of the unwanted conditions that decrease quality and longevity of lifespan are associated with obesity. Dieting is often started enthusiastically only to find that the weight doesn’t stay off and you often gain more weight back than when you started. This is the so called ...

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