by Maryann Lawrence
Tina Stashko’s interest in natural health and healing, which began in the 1970s, led to a fascinating journey of lifelong learning. In pursuit of an education in iridology, the ancient art of reading the iris, and sclerology, the art of reading the whites of the eyes, the founder of Natural Health Promotion, LLC, has traveled throughout the United States and Canada to learn about numerous healing modalities, several of which she now specializes in.
Stashko, who first became certified in sclerology and then iridology (IIPA), later obtained a Master of Science in Natural Health, a Doctor of Naturopathy, and a Doctor of Philosophy in Natural Health. She holds a certification in Applied Clinical Nutrition in addition to certification in several other modalities, one of which is with the Institute for Human Individuality, an organization with the prime goal of fostering research that explores the relationship between an individual’s genetic makeup and their diet.
Today, even though Stashko’s interests are varied, her emphasis is narrowly focused on individualized care. A personalized evaluation always includes iridology and sclerology. “Both of these non-invasive eye sciences are very old and very useful in giving an individual a positive handle on their health and have a highly impressive accuracy rate,” says Stashko.
Board-certified in Integrative Health, Stashko offers nutritional counseling based on blood antigen type, biochemistry evaluation and balancing, and epigenetic testing. “These types of tests help fine-tune the diet,” she explains, noting that what may be beneficial for one individual may be detrimental to another, even if the food is commonly viewed as healthy. Biochemical balancing tests determine digestion and rates of absorption, protein metabolism, salt and sugar levels, and cellular breakdown of metabolites, all of which need to be balanced.
Specializing in digestion and nutrient absorption, as well as thyroid and adrenal health, Stashko has also had success in achieving health without medication both in seniors and in children identified as having Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). “I don’t intrude on my clients’ relationships with their doctors when I work with them,” says Stashko, who is a strong advocate for empowering people to take charge of their health. “The body is wonderfully made, and its workings are nothing short of miraculous. Let our appreciation give us the incentive to do all we can to achieve our maximum health potential.”
To reach Tina Stashko, ND, Ph.D., at Natural Health Promotion, LLC, in Emmaus, call 610-965-8132 or visit NaturalHealthPromotion.net.