Heart Rate Variability

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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My Heart-Healthy Advice to the Presidential Candidates—and to You

…crisp fall air to take a brisk walk. * Ground. Grounding to the Earth is one of the best way of handling stress because it not only supports heart rate variability, it helps to balance the autonomic nervous system and has a calming effect at the same time. It also helps to regulate cortisol metabolism…

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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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Can Lowering LDL Cholesterol Really Reduce Cardiac Events?

…relative risk, which doesn’t really mean anything. In absolute risk terms, Vytorin prevented a heart attack for one in 50 people who may have had a heart attack—but with no change in the death rate. What we have to weigh is whether or not this treatment is worth prescribing for the one in 50 people…

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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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Job Stress Can Increase Your Heart Attack Risk

…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 * When the Symptoms…

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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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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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Protect Against Air Pollution with Fish Oil and Olive Oil

…disturbed heart rate variability (HRV), measurement of the cardiac beat-to-beat flexibility. A disturbed (that is, more rigid) HRV means the heart has difficulty returning to a normal beat rhythm after exertion, a result of stress and flawed autonomic nervous system regulation of heart function. This…

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When Mitral Valve Prolapse Symptoms Are Severe

…daily routine (1-2 grams daily) which, like aspirin, helps to prevent blood clots. Like beta blockers, omega-3 oils have a positive effect on heart rate variability, and a calming effect on the electrical circuits of the heart—helping to prevent arrhythmias. * Take a combination of CoQ10 and magnesium…

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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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Could Your Home Be A Cause For High Blood Pressure?

…with the DECT phone—one of the most commonly used cordless phones. DECT phones heighten the autonomic nervous system, which can affect heart rate variability and cause high blood pressure in sensitive individuals. In fact, a DECT cordless phone caused a medical setback for my son Step when he returned…

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Why a Vacation Can Improve Your Heart 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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