Health His Way
Using Cutting-Edge Technology to Improve Health
When it comes to nutritional needs, people are as different as their fingerprints. Recent breakthroughs in genetic science have shown there’s not a one-size-fits-all approach to nutrition and supplements. Natural health practitioner Kristin Klocko of Health His Way uses genetic testing as a guide toward proper nutrition. In addition, she utilizes advanced technologies such as hyperbaric oxygen therapy and neurofeedback to empower her clients to achieve wellness.
Klocko achieved certification in MethylGenetic Nutrition through the NutriGenetic Research Institute. She utilizes a sophisticated program that applies the latest advances in technology to analyze individuals’ DNA. Genetics testing also complements blood, urine and saliva testing to provide a broad picture of what each client needs for optimal support.
“The role of genetics and how it plays into health and well-being is integral to what we do,” Klocko explains. “If we understand how someone’s genetic variances affect how they methylate, handle oxidative stress, and clear toxins, then we can understand their health challenges and provide the support they need. What might be good for one person may not work for someone else or possibly be harmful, so through genetics we can look more in-depth to see what the biggest priority is for that person.”
With the vast amount of information— and misinformation—on the internet and elsewhere, people may be tempted to self-diagnose and try a diet or buy supplements recommended on a website, but Klocko notes that taking vitamins and supplements the body doesn’t need can not only be damaging, but it can also waste money. Genetics testing helps identify deficiencies and weaknesses, which can direct each individual toward what he or she needs.
Klocko will soon introduce to Health His Way a genetic test that, through a simple cheek swab, will examine 800,000 single nucleotide polymorphisms, commonly referred to as SNPs. The location and total number of SNPs may influence an individual’s susceptibility to disease and impact health. This detailed genetic analysis helps Klocko determine specific areas where a client may need support.
Health His Way is one of the few wellness practices in the Chicago area that offers hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT). Although the therapy has been recognized for years in the traditional medical community as a well-established treatment for decompression sickness and burns, its use for many other chronic issues is becoming more common. Some of the conditions that may benefit from hyperbaric medicine are arthritis, traumatic brain injury, stroke, Alzheimer’s, autism, cancer, Parkinson’s, multiple sclerosis, fibromyalgia, chronic pain and inflammation, injury or surgery recovery and many others.
“HBOT allows the body to incorporate more oxygen into the cells, plasma and spinal fluid. The oxygen tank is pressurized, so it pushes the oxygen to parts of the body that are under-oxygenated and allows the tissues to heal,” Klocko explains. Sessions last 60 minutes, and people can sleep, read a book or work on their computers while in the hyperbaric chamber. Mild hyperbaric is safe without the side effects of high pressure hyperbaric, yet yields the same positive results.
Another service offered at Health His Way is neurofeedback. Klocko says it has been well documented that people suffering from neurological problems have abnormal brain waves levels in certain areas of the brain. “The NeuroIntegration system that Health His Way uses has a unique photic stim light technology, which, combined with EEG auditory and visual feedback, guides the brain into producing new efficient brainwave patterns,” states Klocko. “Eventually the brain learns to make these optimal brain patterns on its own, resulting in powerful, long-lasting results in mental and physical states. Neurofeedback is used successfully for conditions such as anxiety, learning disorders, depression, stroke, memory problems and sleep disorders.”
Klocko says that genetic testing, hyperbaric oxygen, neurofeedback and nutritional supplementation are all important tools that may be needed to help people regain their health. “These methods help people improve their health in significant ways,” she enthuses.
Health His Way is located at 1492 Pebblestone Cove, Wheaton. For more information, call 630-254-0766 or visit Health-His-Way.com. For more information about genetics testing, Klocko recommends visiting GetToKnowYourDNA.com. See ad, page 7.
Sheila Julson is a Milwaukee-based freelance writer and contributor to Natural Awakenings magazines throughout the country.Edit ModuleShow Tags