Heart Sound Recorder
Greg Arnold, DC, CSCS, MSHAPI
Let Your Heart Tell You What Nutrition You Need
What Does the HSR Measure?
- Your Heart Rate to make sure your nervous system is in balance, with your ability to “rest and digest” being balanced with your ability to “fight or flight.”
- Your Heart Rhythm to make sure that your heart is resting TWICE as much as it’s working. Like any muscle, the heart can get overworked.
- Your Heart Tone to make sure your heart is strong enough to send blood to the rest of the body.
Remember: The Heart Eats First.
Nutrient deficiencies in the heart will be present everywhere else in the body.
What Are Some Nutrition Issues Identified by the HSR?
- B-Vitamin deficiency which doesn’t allow the heart to beat efficiently.
- Adrenal gland exhaustion which is a major reason why people feel tired.
- Liver strain when you are not digesting carbohydrates properly.
- Improper calcium use which can affect how effectively your heart beats.
Understanding Your Heart Graph
- 80% of all heart conditions = valve degeneration
- 4% = coronary arteries life-threatening
Valve degeneration is not life-threatening BUT it indicates a developing heart condition. How is the HSR different from an EKG? An EKG is a past record of your heart. The HSR is a future predictor of your heart.
- The 2 symbols on your graph = heart sounds.
- Blood flow through the heart closes valves = doors slamming shut on a windy day.
- Slamming doors = heart sounds.
4 signs of a healthy heart:
- 1st sound = double the size of the 2nd sound
- The 1st sound should begin & end quickly “peaks” are close together
- The heart should be completely at rest between sounds (straight line)
- 2nd rest period = 2x as long the 1st rest period
- The HSR is FDA-approved as a “Low-risk general wellness device”
- The HSR monitors the 4 valves in your heart
- Valve degeneration - Nutritional deficiency
- The HSR is a vitamin indicator.
“An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.”
-Henry de Bracton