The Heart Sound Recorder Determining Nutrition for a Healthy Heart
The Heart Sound Recorder
The Heart Sound Recorder is a computer-based low risk general wellness monitor. Using the principles of auscultation to acquire, display, record and save heart sound, we can visualize your heart’s rate, rhythm and tone of your heart cycle. We can observe your heart’s reaction to certain stressors, i.e. chemical, nutritional and emotional. As we work with you to improve your health and wellness naturally, we are able to observe the positive changes in the frequency, ratio, amplitude and characteristics of your heart’s waveform.
Your Amazing Heart
Your heart is the most important muscle in the body. Every day it beats 100,000 times, sending 2,000 gallons of blood through 60,000 miles of blood vessels. To function optimally, it is vital that the heart have the proper nutritional balance present in the body to maintain its correct rate, rhythm and tone.
Dr. Royal Lee of Standard Process, along with a number of revered practitioners of his time, believed that disease was nothing more than malnutrition. These early practitioners determined that the heart almost instantly reflected changes in the body chemistry. Dr. Lee then set out to build a sound recording device that would be beneficial for observing the effects of nutrition on the heart.
Your heart is the center of your body and can show a need for many nutrients like B vitamins, calcium, vitamin C, essential fatty acids, etc. Additionally we can see if the body needs support for digestive dysfunction and adrenal insufficiency (again, your hormones!) with this tool. This is imperative for not only proper function of the body but overall vitality!
Your Heart Is The First Organ To Eat!
Your Heart is the First Organ to Eat!
Your heart absorbs nutrients very quickly for the reason that your body is primarily concerned with keeping it beating. Dr. Lee determined which whole food nutrients would restore the correct rate, rhythm and tone of the heart. Then, when proper nutrition is supplied to the body, the improvement in the heart is reflected in subsequent graphs, often within minutes. The Heart Sound Recorder can be an important tool in evaluating your overall health and then in following the progress you are making when under proper nutritional care.
The correction in the nutritional status of the heart then also reflects throughout the body in greater endurance, ability to rest, and overall well-being.
Why the Heart Sound Recorder?
The Heart Sound Recorder (HSR) was developed in 1937 by Dr. Royal Lee, founder of Standard Process. Dr. Lee recognized the significance of the heart as a diagnostic indicator when he designed the Endocardiograph, an earlier version of the Heart Sound Recorder. This cardiovascular assessment tool allows the heart sounds to be graphed and provide us with valuable information:
Whether your heart function is optimal
If your body’s chemistry is balanced
If your body’s nutritional deficiencies are causing stress on your heart
Overall motor nerve support and blood viscosity
Specific nutritional support your body is requiring
In contrast, the electrocardiograph (EKG) records only the surface electrical impulses as it moves through the nerves of the heart tissue. The EKG primarily indicates if the heart tissue has undergone any trauma or permanent damage on an electrical basis. The EKG does not analyze valvular function, muscle efficiency, motor nerve function and blood viscosity. The EKG’s sole purpose is to diagnose disease, while the HSR looks at your heart function to analyze nutrient deficiency, improve health and longevity.
The Heart Sound Recorder provides a picture of heart sounds and analyzes heart function on a graph. We can measure the heart sound as a reflection of balanced body chemistry, nutrition, and overall function of the body’s systems.
The Heart Sound Recorder analysis can be affected by many of our systems, including circulatory, adrenals, kidney function, liver and gallbladder. Heart function and sound is also affected by vitamins, minerals, essential fatty acids, and toxins. It is important to emphasize that HSR reflects the efficiency and deficiencies of heart function.
By using this extremely accurate tool, the Heart Sound Recorder, can help us detect dysfunctions and deficiencies, thereby helping you make appropriate lifestyle and dietary changes to improve health and wellness.
Our office can evaluate the effectiveness of your heart’s Rhythm, Rate and Tone using the Heart Sound Recorder. This is one way to examine whether or not your body is receiving the proper nutritional balance it needs. This HSR functions to record the sounds of your heart with a visual black and white view of the beats, the balance between the work and rest ratios of the heart beats and any irregularities that may exist.
Rate, Rhythm, Tone. 3 key indicators of Heart Health and Function
RATE – The “Autonomic Nervous System” controls the rate at which the heart beats
There are two sides to the nervous system. The first side is the Sympathetic nervous system, which is like the accelerator of the car (your “fight or flight” response). The second side is the Parasympathetic system. This is like the brakes of the car (you “rest and digest” response). Some bodily functions are directed by the autonomic nervous system such as digestion, heart rate, and blood pressure. These are influenced by diet, vitamins, minerals, and other factors.
RHYTHM – This is the “lub dub” sounds of the heart, which should have a specific work to rest ratio.
The heart should be resting twice as long as it’s working. The HSR allows us to look at these sounds and the balance between the work and rest ratio. They rhythm can be supported with nutrition that will help balance a heart that is working too long or not resting long enough. Although everyone’s work to rest ratio varies, there are certain guidelines that they should fall within.
TONE – This includes the opening and closing of the heart chambers.
On the HSR graph, the tone of the heart can be observed by the height and the width of the two sounds made by the heart’s ‘lub dub’ sound. The first sound, ‘lub,’ should be two to three times the size of the second sound, ‘dub.’ To get a better understanding of why the sizes should be significantly different, ‘lub’ pushes the blood throughout your body, whereas, ‘dub’ allows the heart to refill and prepare for the next cardiac cycle.