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.

Don't Ignore Back Pain

July 16, 2019 By Michael Taggart

Don't Ignore Back Pain

Why You Shouldn't Ignore Your Back Pain "Oh my aching back...I don't have time for this...I'll just take a couple of aspirin and it will go away." Well, maybe it will and maybe it won't. Most everyone will experience back pain sometime in their life, and many times it isn't anything serious, but there are times when your symptoms definitely should not be ignored, because your body is ...

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Posture And Aging

June 19, 2019 By Michael Taggart

Posture And Aging

How Does Posture Affect Aging, And What Can You Do About It? Since you were a kid, your parents and teachers continuoulsly reminded you to stand tall, sit up straight and stop slouching!  Boy, did you get tired of hearing that! Who knew that posture was so important? Now that you have begun aging, and you can see the effects your posture has on your spine and the rest of your body, you may wish ...

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Cope With Affects of Stress

June 5, 2019 By Michael Taggart

Cope With Affects of Stress

How Does Stress Affect You and How Can You Cope With It? The affects of stress on your body are numerous and everyone experiences them differently, and tries to cope with them differently, and some may not try at all - they just suffer through it. Because stress is a reaction of your nervous system, you will experience the following symptoms: increased heart rate tense muscles hair standing on edge These symptoms are triggered in order ...

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Regence Chiropractor Kirkland Washington

May 9, 2019 By Michael Taggart

Regence Chiropractor Kirkland Washington

Regence Chiropractor in Kirkland, Washington  talks about 4 Important Reasons Why You Shouldn't Ignore Your Back Pain Many people think that if they ignore their back pain, it will eventually go away, but that is typically not the case...in fact, just the opposite can happen, it can get worse and cause other painful conditions if left unattended to. As a Doctor of Chiropractic, I am amazed at the human body, it is a ...

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Boost Brain Function

April 19, 2019 By Michael Taggart

Boost Brain Function

How to Boost Your Brain Function Naturally As we age, we are always concerned about good heart health, and rightfully so, but there is another critical part of our body that you don't hear as much about keeping healthy and functioning properly, and that's our brain. Like so many other parts of our body, our brains change as we age, thus mental function also changes, and brain deterioration can begin and illness such ...

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Brain and Health

April 2, 2019 By Michael Taggart

Brain and Health

What Is The Connection Between Your Brain and Your Health? Your brain, believe it or not, is like plastic! Just as plastic can be molded to change its functionality, with the proper encouragement, the brain can change it’s functionality as well! It has only been in the last decade that 100 years of stubborn dogma, which stated that the human brain was unchangeable, has become changed itself. It was previously thought that the brains ...

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Fight Inflammation

March 21, 2019 By Michael Taggart

Fight Inflammation

The Fight Against Inflammation Inflammation is a natural and necessary part of our immune system...it alerts us to the fact that something is irritating or causing harm to one or more parts of our body. It can be uncomfortable and often painful, but it is attempting to protect us when something is not right. Nevertheless, if allowed to go untreated, inflammation can cause more harm that benefit. Research has shown that chronic inflammation can ...

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Dizziness and Vertigo

February 21, 2019 By Michael Taggart

Dizziness and Vertigo

Why Do I Have Dizziness, Vertigo and Balance Problems? Join us Saturday March 30th 2019 at 12:00 PM for a FREE Workshop  on Balance Disorders Click here for the flyer 60 to 70 million Americans have Dizziness, Vertigo and Balance Problems! These are called Vestibular disorders. The Vestibular system of the body is designed to help you know where your body is in space (judge distance, direction, tracking objects visually, control upright posture , perform ...

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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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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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