Your heart is the most important muscle in your body. Every day, it beats 100,000 times, sending 2,000 gallons of blood surging through your body.

Being such a hard working organ, the heart has an elevated need for specific nutrients. If it’s not functioning properly, it affects your whole body

Your heart absorbs nutrients very quickly for the reason that your body is primarily concerned with keeping it beating!

To function properly, It’s vital that your heart has the proper nutritional balance in order to keep the correct rate, rhythm & tone. Importantly, the heart muscle responds both positively and negatively to your body’s nutritional intake. The old saying goes “the heart eats first” which means your heart can show nutritional needs before symptoms manifest in other organs.

We are pleased to announce that NHHC has added the Heart Sound Recorder (HSR) to our practice. This is a  computer-based, low-risk general wellness monitor which uses the principles of auscultation to observe heart sounds. The heart’s reaction to stressors (i.e., chemical, physical, nutritional, emotional) can be observed using this type of device. We use the Heart Sound Recorder, in combination with Dr. Nelson’s extensive applied nutritional knowledge, to uncover hidden imbalances and discover nutritional needs.

Understanding the Heart Sound Recorder:

During this non-invasive procedure, a specialized microphone is placed over each of the four valve areas of the heart while graphing the sound and movement. Certain types of heart stress can be monitored by observing the rate, rhythm, and tone of the heart cycle on the graph.

  • Your nervous system controls the RATE at which your heart beats. One side of your nervous system (sympathetic) manages your ‘fight or flight” response and can accelerate your heart rate. The other side (parasympathetic) manages your “rest and digest” response and can slow your heart rate. You need a healthy balance between the two.
  • The RHYTHM of your heart should show a specific work to rest ratio on the graph. Your heart should be resting twice as long as it is working. Observations are made to see if your heart is working too hard, or not working hard enough.
  • The TONE of your heart is referring to the strength of the ventricles as they push blood through the body. The height and width of the “lub dub” sound your heart makes on the graph, shows how efficiently your heart is pushing blood through your body and refilling to prepare for the next cardiac cycle.

These extremely accurate signature graphs of the HSR provide us with the following information:

  • Whether your heart function is optimal or less than optimal
  • If your body’s chemistry is balanced
  • If your body’s nutritional deficiencies are causing stress on your heart
  • What specific nutritional support your heart and body is requiring

Preparing for your HSR Graph Appointment

  1. Be dressed so that you can comfortably get down to one thinner layer of clothing
  2. Do not eat or drink caffeine 2 hours prior to the test – as sounds of digestion can mask a solid reading
  3. Give yourself a relaxed time frame around your scheduled appointment

Are you ready to make an appointment for your HSR graph?  Call our office at 703-319-1100.