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Find Out Whether You Have an Irregular Heart Rhythm!

mother and daughter outsideIn 2018, much to Dr. Knowles’ surprise, he had to be rushed to the hospital for a cardiovascular emergency due to a congenital anomaly that was never detected. Immediate emergency heart surgery was required.

“One of the things that was said so frequently by the doctors during this time was they couldn’t believe how healthy I was, and how this hadn’t disturbed me earlier in my life and only revealed itself now. One of the things that I know played a part was my focus on my own health in many areas, including my nerve system,” said Dr. Knowles.

The Connection Between Cardiovascular Wellness & Your CNS

What most people don’t realize is that there’s a significant connection between cardiovascular wellness and your central nerve system, especially relative to atrial fibrillation (Afib). Your body has two nerve systems: the sympathetic (fight or flight or gas pedal) and parasympathetic (rest and digest or brake pedal). You need both systems, just as you need both pedals in a car.

Of course, you’re not safe without a brake pedal, and it’s the same idea with your body. If you lean too much on the gas pedal, you’ll run out of gas, and if you ride your brakes, you’ll wear them out. Your body can have the parking brake on and be weakened and distressed, and that can wear out your heart. Balance between these two nerve systems is a key to reducing cardiovascular instances.

You can be more on your brake pedal or gas pedal, which can cause what’s called the variability of your heart rhythm, also known as heart rate variability (HRV).

At Network Family Wellness Center, a special test called a NeuroPulse can be done to detect the coordination between your two nerve systems and whether it’s causing undue stress on your heart. This can be a predictor for many conditions, including heart-related illnesses, weight gain, mental and emotional stress, depression and anxiety because of the coordination.

When somebody suddenly dies of a heart attack who is seemingly fit and healthy and has all their heart values in a healthy range, most frequently, it’s because this particular coordination between their two nerve systems is off. As Dr. Tom Cowan references in his blog, an imbalance causes most heart attacks in the CNS.

The Importance of Getting Your Nerve System Checked

One of the best ways to ensure your heart is healthy is to assess your central nerve system. By doing so, you can ensure you’re not riding the gas pedal or brake pedal, and your HRV is in an ideal range. Please see our research paper on how NetworkSpinal improved HRV.

You’ll be glad you did. “I know that taking care of this one area of my health prior to the cardiovascular incident is part of what helped me survive and thrive on the other end of the procedure. Increasing your body’s resilience and adaptability so it can handle more bandwidth of life is key to maximizing wellness,” said Dr. Knowles.

Call (303) 998-1000 to book an appointment.

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