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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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Coffee Alternatives

October 29, 2018 By Michael Taggart

Coffee Alternatives

Is It Time You Found a Healthy Alternative to Coffee? Reuters was commissioned by the National Coffee Association (I didn’t even know there was one) to find out how many people drank at least 1 cup of coffee each day, and they found out that 64% of Americans fit into that category…the highest percentage since 2012. That’s a lot of Americans. So why do they do it? Some enjoy the buzz it ...

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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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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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Food Groups Linked to Cancer

April 19, 2018 By Michael Taggart

Food Groups Linked to Cancer

A New Study Links Processed Food Group to Cancer If you were given information that would help you predict whether or not you would get cancer, would that encourage you to make changes in your lifestyle to avoid it if possible? Well, there is new information, information that links processed foods to cancer. The study, by researchers in France, did not find that processed foods cause cancer, but that they are closely linked to cancer ...

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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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Traumatic Brain Injury TBI

March 1, 2018 By Michael Taggart

Traumatic Brain Injury TBI

Recognizing Symptoms of Traumatic Brain Injury – TBI We are hearing more and more about Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) everyday…it can be a devastating injury that can totally change a person from what was “their normal”. One of the best examples of how a person can receive a TBI can be observed on a weekend afternoon, watching your favorite football team crash into their opponents. Oftentimes when a player is injured, you will hear 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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