Many studies have found that eating whole foods like fruits, vegetables and whole grains lowers the risk of developing cardiovascular disease, type 2 diabetes and some forms of cancer. But living in a society that eats so much refined food causes confusion about what falls under the healthy whole food category. The way by which our food is processed strips the food of its natural vitamins and minerals. So the rule of thumb should be this: The closer it is to its natural state, the more nutrients it contains; the more it is processed, the fewer nutrients it contains.
It’s difficult to determine what constitutes as a whole food. As a result, dietary supplements with whole food properties have been created to enhance the overall health of people. However, whole food supplements should not be used as a substitute for an actual whole food: Supplements are intended taken in addition to a healthy core diet. Unfortunately these days it is impossible to get 100% of one’s nutrition from food. Food that is grown today does not contain as many nutrients as food that was grown thirty years ago. Therefore it is still a practical solution for everyone to add whole food supplements to their diets because we are unable to get the necessary nutrients from food alone. Some of those who will especially benefit from taking a whole food supplement include the elderly, pregnant women or those with severe nutritional deficiencies. Ideally, natural whole foods should take precedence over whole food supplements, but both can aid in preventing serious health problems.
Heart Rate Variability
Dieticians believe that there is a strong correlation between consuming whole foods and having a healthy nervous system. Such can be manifested in nutrition response testing methods such as Heart Rate Variability (HRV).
The HRV system is a fully automatic, non-invasive, computerized system designed for assessment of the nervous system using heart rate variations. It determines your heart’s ability to respond to daily stress and provides a score of your current level of health. A lower score indicates that your body is not under a lot of stress and that you are in good health. A higher score, such as 13.7, indicates the presence of high stress and is a less than optimum score.
HRV is becoming a standard as a medical screening tool for many types of disease. Two of the major targets of this system include testing for heart disease and the possibility of diabetes. Getting an HRV treatment by a certified health professional in Syracuse can dramatically reduce the health risks associated with these diseases. By receiving an expert diagnosis by natural doctor Dr. Alphonso, you and your family can take the preventative measures of avoiding heart disease, diabetes and learn about ways to live a healthier life.
Call Back To Wellness CNY today at (315) 314-7708 to learn more about our Heart Rate Variability services and how to arrange an appointment with holistic doctor Dr. Anthony Alphonso. We serve Syracuse, Watertown, Binghamton, Utica, Geneva, Central New York and other surrounding cities. For more information, click here.