Nutritional and Metabolic Health Challenges


Uncovering the Complicating Factors That Are Commonly Missed That Get in The Way of Core Level Healing…and You Getting Back to The Life You Want to Live!

In order to find the solutions that give us the upper hand on how to finally end our patient’s chronic condition nightmare we use a multifaceted approach. Patients often ask


We treat patients neurologically, metabolically & structurally and use multiple simulaneous healing approaches to help you gain control over your health challenges!



Weigh Loss, Night Leg Pain Vanishes, Brain Fog Evaporates with Dr. Johnson's Recommendations

December 2011

Dear Dr. Johnson,

Since Christmas is a time for giving to those who mean so much to us, I want to give you my heartfelt thanks for your excellent chiropractic care these past twenty years or so. There is no doubt that you are the reason for my continued good health. Your most recent and what I consider the best advice you have ever given me is to try a gluten free diet.

That was in September of 2010 and after only two weeks, I noticed a big improvement. I had more energy, my brain fog diminished, the pain in my legs during the night was gone and my digestive problems improved greatly. It wasn ‘t long after that I started losing weight, which was a nice bonus. I have lost 20 pounds gradually and have kept it off

One of the best things that I have experienced going gluten free is my newfound love of reading. I have never been able to get much out of a book because my mind was always wandering andl couldn ‘t concentrate. Now Jam at the library every week. I have read at least 30 books since I started eating gluten free foods.

But what I am most grateful for is that I enjoy everything I do because I feel good and Jam a much happier person.

Thank you Dr. Johnson and may God continue to bless you and your family with good health and happiness always! Have a wonderful Christmas.

With love and appreciation,


Neurological Treatments Based on Specific Neurological Testing

#1: Oxygen therapy: Oxygen is fuel for your brain and nervous system. Your brain and nervous system need two things to survive…..fuel and activation. Fuel comes in the form of OXYGEN AND GLUCOSE. Oxygen, we will help you heal faster. Using exercise with oxygen therapy (EWOT), can increase firing to brain. By increasing firing of brain, we help MANY chronic conditions.

#2: Brain-Based Therapy (BBT): We use specific brain-based therapy such as:

  • Triton DTS® Non-Surgical Spinal Decompression – Gently lengthens and decompresses the spine to provide lasting relief from chronic neck, back pain, leg pain, and failed back surgery syndrome with or without hardware.
  • Wave Pro® Whole Body Vibration device – provides near 100% muscle recruitment and strong neurological and circulatory stimulation to help relieve chronic neck and back pain, peripheral and diabetic neuropathy, shoulder, arm, wrist, hip, leg, and foot pain and add strength to muscles throughout the body as well as help reverse osteoporosis throughout the body in short 15 minute sessions.
  • The Interactive Metronome® – Computerized brain-based rehab assessment and training program found to be helpful with balance disorders, MS, chronic pain syndromes, migraines, numbness, Parkinson’s, traumatic brain injury, stroke-rehab, early stage Alzheimer’s, RSDS, restless leg syndrome and ADD/ADHD. (
  • ATM2® – Provides relief from chronic neck and back pain using active therapeutic movements. Normalizes painful Central Nervous System Muscle patterns, offers immediate and reduction in pain with long lasting results. Go from Painful to Painless in minutes and enjoy improved and increased Mobility. (
  • We may also use auditory, visual, olfactory, and caloric stimulation to increase firing of brain.

Metabolic Treatments Based on Specific Lab Panels:

Comprehensive thyroid panels (10 specific lab tests)

A complete metabolic panel (CMP)

The CMP allows us to check your blood glucose levels since glucose and oxygen are needed by the brain to function properly.

INFLAMMATION:  as part of the CMP we obtain tests for inflammation in your system by testing homocysteine levels, C-Reactive Protein (C-RP) and other markers such as erythrocyte sedimentation rate, low triglycerides, fibrinogen, etc.

Just about every chronic condition patient that I have treated suffers from some form of chronic inflammatory process.

A complete lipid panel that includes total cholesterol, HDL, LDL, and triglycerides.


A CBC (complete blood chemistry with auto differential).  Also red blood cells help me understand your oxygen carrying capacity.  In addition the Immune system function is represented in the white blood cells with this panel of markers.

Adrenal Stress Index (ASI):  We test adrenal gland function with a test called Adrenal Stress Index.  The primary chemical we are testing with the ASI is cortisol.  This is a salivary test much like DNA testing.  

Your adrenal glands are your “stress” organs, meaning that they react to stress.  If you have been or are currently under stress (and who isn’t if you have a chronic health challenge?), this test is a must!  If you have stage 7 adrenal gland exhaustion this will cause blood sugar spikes and valleys that make nerve cells unstable and could be the reason you have fibromyalgia, migraines or other chronic conditions! 

Often elevated nighttime cortisol levels will lead to insomnia.  When your body’s cortisol levels are abnormal, you will suffer from insomnia and hormonal imbalances.  Cortisol levels can be corrected via specific nutritional and lifestyle-change protocols thereby bringing balance back to itself…and you feeling alive and alert again.

Immune Panels:  Your condition could be caused by an autoimmune disorder. As you know, an autoimmune disorder is where your immune system attacks a particular area of the body (nervous system, joints, connective tissue, thyroid, etc.) so we test for specific antibodies to determine if you suffer from an autoimmune condition.

Neurotransmitters:  We test for decreased chemical messengers called brain neurotransmitters.  Neurotransmitters are vital for proper brain function.  Decreased neurotransmitters can cause increased pain. Neurotransmitter imbalance can lead to the many emotional symptoms the chronic pain patient experiences.  Neurotransmitters don't cross the blood-brain barrier - that is to say they stay in a separated blood partition in the brain.  As a result we use questionnaires to help us understand your neurotransmitter balance.

Hormone Panels: We can check hormone panels to determine if the patient suffers from low testosterone in males or low estrogen/progesterone levels in females.  Conversely males can have estrogen levels that are too high and women can have testosterone levels that are too high. Symptoms related to hormone levels that are altered from what is normal may include depression, fatigue, mental fogginess, mood swings, hot flashes, sweating attacks, weight gain, and decreased physical stamina and many thyroid symptoms as well due the cross talk between the thyroid and the endocrine (hormone) system

Sensitivity Testing:  Many patients with fibromyalgia, thyroid challenges, diabetes, balance disorders, ADD/ADHD and other chronic conditions have food sensitivities – or worse an immune reaction to gluten (a peptide found in wheat, rye and barley and their derivatives) caused by an inherited gene.  You can also react to many different epitopes, also known as antigenic determinants, as the part of an antigen like wheat.  Part of this testing utilizes a cheek gene swab DNA test to determine if you have the genes that make you sensitive to gluten.  We can also test you for foods that “look like” gluten to your immune system that can cause the same or similar damage that gluten sensitivity causes.  Having these sensitivities causes the gut to be inflamed which in turn causes brain inflammation.  It is important to note that gut inflammation is characterized by bloating, not pain.  The predominant symptom for brain inflammation is brain fog – just what many fibromyalgia and chronic pain and chronic condition sufferers experience regularly!  If you have any of the following symptoms, you could be suffering from the effects of having sensitivity to gluten or other proteins:

  • Chronic pain or fatigue
  • Frequent indigestion
  • Brain fog
  • Headaches
  • Bloated after eating
  • Frequent loose bowel movements
  • Constipation
  • Mouth ulcers or sores
  • Skin rashes, eczema or psoriasis
  • Vertigo
  • Ringing in the ears (tinitus)
  • Muscle weakness
  • Many other symptoms can be included in this list...

Gastrointestinal Functional Analysis:  measurement of beneficial microbial flora, opportunistic bacteria, yeast and parasitic infection.  The presence of abnormal disease causing bacteria (including H. Pylori), or imbalance of the over 400 normal bacterial strains in the gut can cause gut inflammation.  Having yeast overgrowth, parasites, fungi or other undesirable vermin in your digestive tract can cause many of the health challenges thyroid, fibromyalgia and other chronic health sufferers experience, such as joint pain, or brain fog.  These unwanted invaders can also lead to an autoimmune attack in your body.  This DNA test is super sensitive and often is a very important piece of the diagnostic puzzle that will finally help with the resolution of your health challenge!  In addition markers of inflammation, immune function, and digestion and absorption are measured with this comprehensive test.

Increased Intestinal Permeability or “Leaky Gut” Testing:  Your intestines are supposed to allow the good healthy food particles and nutrients into your body and act as a shield to substances that are not wanted or needed or are damaging to the body.  When your digestive tract has been damaged from inflammation over time it can become more like a sieve, or damaged so badly that hardly nourishment can come into the body as in advanced celiac disease.  This test is easy to do and allows Dr. Johnson to know whether you have Leaky Gut Syndrome (LGS).  LGS will also cause damage to your health due to allergy reactions and immune reactions to the unwanted particles that make it into your blood stream.  LGS adds insult to injury and needs to be addressed if you are to recover your health.  The only way to see if you have LGS is to test for it.  We are thorough, so we do, for your health’s sake!

Nutrition Response Testing and Nambudriprad's Allergy Elimination Techniques (NAET) along with Nano SRT Standard of Care Wellness Sytem Round Out My Evaluation and Treatment Approach for Maximum Effectiveness and Results:

Specialized training in multiple disciplines of healing gives patients an advantage in Dr. Kral Johnson's office in Shelby Township, Michigan like not other.  Complementing a laboraty testing approach or using these specialties alone, allow factors that hamper your ability to heal to be discovered.  You can read the many many testimonials from patients who successfully gained control over their health challenges using these approaches here.

Why not join the hunreds who enjoy a life they didnt' think was possible any longer.  Call my office today at 586-731-8840.

Once we have obtained the necessary tests to determine the functional cause to your specific condition, we can successfully treat you via proper neurological and all natural nutritional protocols. All treatments are designed to improve your body’s physiology (inner workings) so your body can heal itself…without drugs or surgery!



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