What is Mitochondrial Therapy?

Think of your body as being like a very large orchestra that has the potential to play the most beautiful symphonies. The instruments all know exactly how to play, but sometimes the music produced by the instruments doesn’t play in harmony. The orchestra is controlled by a grand conductor, with a handful of additional leaders. Your metabolism works in a similar way with the hypothalamus and the autonomic nervous system.

Good health and longevity are dependent upon the efficiency of the signals and receptors that communicate what is required by the individual cells of the body on a moment by moment basis, being transmitted successfully. Diseases in any organ gland or system may result from the breakdown of efficient transmission signals and interchange of information.

Ultimately, we will all experience the ageing process. This is inevitable. However, dentures, impaired hearing and eyesight, aching joints and wrinkles aren’t inevitable. It is now possible to control the speed and extent of the ageing process and slow it down in order to maintain a level of health, vitality and a youthful appearance.

Ageing is an inside job so this is the best place to start. Studies have shown that specific nutrients such as the unique formulas we use in mitochondrial therapy work help to support repair and regeneration.

Diet is also supportive so eating “real food” and avoiding, “food like” products is sensible. Those interested in adding nutritional support can choose a personal diet plan based on the results of their HRV readings.

What is Heart Rate Variability?

HRV is a valuable tool to assess the cardiac autonomic nervous system. The test result reveals individual general fitness, the likely risk of sudden death from an unexpected heart attack and the efficiency of the autonomic nervous system.

The human heart rate continually responds to all our internal and external stressors. The heart rate will adapt to any stress derived from physical exertion, emotions, temperature, foods, toxins, hormones etc.

The HRV test can be useful in determining the role of the autonomic nervous system in diseases linked to a SNS or PNS imbalance and obesity. It can also be used to determine the efficacy of healing modalities such as medications, diet, supplements, meditation etc.

Your HRV result will indicate how your ANS is currently functioning, your stress index, your capacity to burn fat which is required for effective weight loss, your energy levels, the efficiency of your hormonal and immune systems, the ability to adapt to stress of any origin and the ability to regenerate and repair.

What is the Autonomic Nervous System?

The ANS, is also referred to as the master regulator of metabolism. It has two divisions: the sympathetic and the parasympathetic. Each side works in opposition to the other, yet they work together to maintain balance. For example, sympathetic stimulation speeds up the heart rate, and parasympathetic stimulation slows down the heart rate. Together, the sympathetic and the parasympathetic divisions work together to maintain the correct heart rate, as well as the functioning of all the various organs, glands and systems of the body.

Certain organs are "switched on" by the sympathetic and "switched off" by the parasympathetic, while other organs are "switched on" by the parasympathetic and "switched off" by the sympathetic. A balanced and healthy ANS can be viewed as both sides having an equal opposing force.