Total Health Restoration
Wize Nutrition Therapy’s various services will deliver a total health restoration to you. This includes Cold Laser Therapy, detoxifying foot baths, Health Express Computerized Health Analysis testing, and nutritional healthcare packages, all for restorative health.
Nutritional counseling, whole food nutrition, healthy weight loss, whole body detoxification, and hormonal balancing are also offered.
We do remind you that we do not diagnose, treat, or cure any disease. However, we will address the cause of your illness, provide an evaluation, and help you understand the difference between drugs and the natural healing process.
Heart Rate Variability Testing
Heart Rate Variability is the interval between each heartbeat. A healthy person usually has a small but detectable variability of time between heartbeats. HRV testing is a proven method of measuring cardiovascular risk and helps to predict degenerative disorders including hypertension and immune disease. You’ll get a glimpse of your current health status and an opportunity to keep track of your health status as you work through the various programs we offer.
The HRV is painless and lasts about 8-9 minutes. A strap which monitors 448 heartbeats is placed around your chest. The first half of the total 448 heartbeats are measured while you are lying down on your back, and the second half standing. The state-of-art equipment measures the intervals between each heartbeat.
A well-researched topic, Heart Rate Variability is a quick and easy assessment of the autonomic nervous system — a part of the nervous system that controls the functions that we don’t have any control in the conscious state. These functions are essential for life.
The Autonomic Nervous System
The basic life-sustaining functions of the body are controlled by the ANS. Some of the systems controlled by the ANS are:
- The heartbeat
- Heart rate
- Blood pressure
- Body temperature
- The turning on and off the function of cells, glands, and organs
- Maintaining acid/alkaline balance of the blood, saliva, and urine
- Digestion of food
- Balancing glandular functions
- Stimulating and inhibiting the body
The ANS is divided into two parts:
Sympathetic Nervous System (SNS)
Parasympathetic Nervous System (PSNS)
When the body detects danger, the SNS, or the arousal system activates the “fight-or-flight” mechanics. The SNS gives us the energy we need to live our daily life. It regulates how our cells get oxygen and absorb nutrients. Hence, it’s like the daytime nervous system.
On the other hand, the PSNS controls your sleep, relaxation, and digestion. This system is more active at night as our body regenerates our cells and tissues for the next day. When your PSNS is weak, the Heart Rate Variability Test can easily detect it.
Both SNS and PSNS are vital and they must be in balance at all times. When you are stressed and can’t deal with it in a constructive way, the SNS is often too high and the PSNS is low. The PSNS controls many systems in the body. When it’s low, those systems are depressed and don’t function optimally. The SNS is like the “gas pedal” in your car, while the PSNS is the “brake pedal” in your car.
Illness, injury, stress, and your ANS
Our body is expected to cope with the stress load placed on it. Stressors such as poor diet, fear, danger, general stress, as well as lack of sleep can lead to the development of degenerative conditions and premature aging. The PSNS is responsible for keeping the stressors under control or maintaining balance.
Dealing with acute or chronic illnesses, old or new injuries, or excessive stresses? Your autonomic nervous system can be out of balance. Come in today and let us assess your ANS and give you a printout of how your SNS and PSNS are functioning. To see how effective your current treatment is, the test can be re-performed over time.
After the assessment, we can determine how much Functional Reserve you have. The Functional Reserve is what your body has in reserve to help you in time of need such as illness, injury, and stress. This gives us an idea of how much therapy your body can tolerate. As improvements are made, additional therapies will be more successful. The HRV test also shows us your level of general physiology functioning.
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What does the HRV test commonly show?
After a thorough analysis of the HRV results of patients, we found that those with high SNS are not able to stay healthy at times of stress, and for those with low PSNS, the systems of digestion, metabolism, elimination, and others are depressed and not functioning well.
No matter how hard you diet, how many supplements you take or how much exercise you do, a depressed PSNS will get in the way of these things working to their optimum. A weak PSNS is also a sign of hidden emotional stress.
Monitoring your ANS is extremely helpful in keeping a check on your health status as you progress through our restorative health programs. Feel free to contact Wize Nutrition Therapy of Dunedin, FL today for more information or to schedule an appointment.