Heart Rate Variability

Cordless Phones: New Heart Risk Factor?

Dr. Magda Havas’ provocation study on cordless phones and heart rate variability is a landmark finding in that it is the first to objectively and measurably show that the cardiovascular system DOES, indeed, respond to wireless EMF exposure. Just think how many of us still sleep within a couple of…

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Measuring the Heart Rate-Brain Connection

…or a family member, I watched as emotions definitely affect cardio-dynamics. And I observed, while measuring heart rates, as emotions even affected cardiac arrhythmias. Measuring Heart Rate, Emotions Luckily, more recent scientific investigation into the relationship between the autonomic nervous system…

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Recognizing a Respiratory Sinus Arrhythmia

…most people aren’t familiar with the cardiology term heart rate variability, or respiratory sinus arrhythmia, it plays a big role in evaluating the heart and determining your risk for future cardiac events. As you probably know, your heart rate is not fixed. It fluctuates with physical activity and…

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5 Surprising Heart Disease Risk Factors

…Elevated norepinephrine levels (norepinephrine is a neurotransmitter that mediates chemical communication in the SNS) * Lowered heart rate variability (the more easily your heart rate varies, the better off you are) Making matters worse, people who are anxious, angry, frustrated, sad, lonely, or depressed…

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A Stressful Job Can Up Your Heart Attack Risk by 23%!

…Do some energy balancing with a Reiki practitioner. * Earthing also helps to readjust a hyperactive autonomic nervous system and supports heart rate variability. Now it’s your turn: How do you relieve stress? You May Also Be Interested In: * Nine Natural Ways to Lower Blood Pressure * Reduce Stress…

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Benefits of Yoga: A Powerful Exercise for Your Heart

…yoga. The Secret to Yoga for Heart Health Comes from the Slow, Deep Breaths The slow, deep breathing used in yoga helps to: * Calm and relax your body and mind * Relax the arterial walls * Low blood pressure * Slow your heart rate * Enhance your heart rate variability But you don’t need to practice…

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5 Ways to Help Prevent a Cardiac Event

…teaspoon, 5 grams, twice a day). 2. Utilize the heart-healing power of yoga. The stretching and breath work of yoga, when practiced regularly, helps to relax the arterial walls, improve heart rate variability, lower blood pressure, and slows your heart rate. 3. Start juicing. Juicing fruits and vegetables…

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Open Your Heart to Gratitude and Love

…gratitude and appreciation. The HeartMath research confirms that states of appreciation (gratitude) actually do touch the heart, and improve heart rate variability. Their Freeze Frame and Heart Lock In techniques are approaches I personally use and recommend to patients, friends, and family. I will discuss these…

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Respiratory Sinus Arrhythmia and PACs

…does not fire like an automaton—if it does, then heart rate variability (HRV) is low, and that is actually a risk factor for sudden cardiac death. Instead, the SA node is influenced by the breath—we call that a respiratory variation in the heart beat. The beat increases slightly as you inhale, and…

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Your Smartphone Is a Portable ECG Machine

…Problems Using Your Phone as an ECG Machine * First off, cordless phones disturb heart rate variability. * Holding a cell phone over the chest to check your heart’s rhythm may have the potential to throw your heart out of rhythm, or aggravate an arrhythmia you may be experiencing. * While getting…

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Omega-3 Fish Oil Benefits and Aging

…structure of arterial plaque within three days of ingestion, making plaque less prone to rupture. They also reduce inflammation, improve heart rate variability and make blood less sticky. The Dangers of Safflower Oil There’s also another problem with that mouse study, safflower oil can harm your…

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On the Road with Dr. Sinatra

…people about the health hazards radio frequencies present to current and future generations, including: * cardiac arrhythmias, * disturbed heart rate variability, * insomnia, * learning disabilities, * prematurity, and * sterility. They also made sure to include safe solutions as part of the presentation…

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Cell Phone Radiation Risks

…I am impressed by the scientific evidence of the negative impact these unseen forces (electromagnetic fields or EMF) have on heart rate variability—a good measure of heart health. I often compare EMF to the wind: You cannot “see” wind, only the damage it can due in excessive doses. If I can convince…

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Vacation Your Way to Better Health!

…like tension and anger, and variables like cholesterol, smoking habits, and body mass index. What they found is that a lack of vacations was a predictor of the 20-year incidence of heart attack and death. Likewise, in the MRFIT study investigators studied nine-year death rates among 12,000 men to evaluate…

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Omega-3 Fish Oil and Prostate Cancer

…medications, and many of them smoked and drank alcohol. A study like this would carry much more weight if it didn’t have all of these other confounding variables. What’s also interesting is the reason why the researchers conducted this analysis. They did it to confirm previous research that they reported…

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