Our CHF research is focused on using conscious biophoton generation and ANS control to reverse Congestive Heart Failure.
Our HeartMind Masterclass teaches participants how to gain conscious control over their body's autonomic nervous system, and give dominance to the parasympathetic nervous system over the sympathetic nervous system. This helps a person maintain equanimity and remain calm during potentially stressful situations.
When a person is exposed to repeated stress over time, the parasympathetic nervous system loses its tone and the sympathetic nervous system becomes dominant. When this happens, and the parasympathetic nervous system yields to the sympathetic, a number of sustained negative physiological responses occur within the body.
One response is that cell metabolism switches from the mitochondria to the cytoplasm, which causes the heart cells to stop using fat to generate fuel, and instead generate fuel through fermenting sugar. When this happens, it creates a buildup of lactic acid, which causes acidosis, and prevents the heart from contracting properly.
Acidosis prohibits calcium signaling, which prevents the delivery of calcium to the heart tissue. This causes tissue necrosis and impedes contractility, which results in decreased cardiac output and heart failure. Biophotons are the vehicle for all cell signaling -- including calcium signaling -- and acidosis impairs their efficacy.
Since acidosis is a key component of heart failure, reversing acidosis is an important step towards reversing heart failure. Managing our autonomic response to stress is one of the best ways to do this, since stress causes a shift in cell metabolism, and stress hormones like cortisol promote a loss of minerals, which also creates acid build up.
Our HeartMind MasterClass teaches participants how to "master" their body's autonomic response to stress, by giving the parasympathetic nervous system dominance over the sympathetic nervous system. We do this by using a number of proven techniques that anybody can easily learn. To find out more, go to our MasterClass page.
The heart's electromagnetic energy field -- also known as the biofield -- is the key to a person's overall health and well-being, and plays an essential role in reversing congestive heart failure.
The biofield is fueled by quantum particles of light called biophotons. Biophoton activity is an indicator of the functional state of the cells. The more biophotons that are available, and the more light the cells store, the stronger the electromagnetic field becomes, and the healthier the individual will be.
Thoughts and emotions are the primary determinants of the amplitude and magnitude of the biofield. Positive thoughts and emotions cause the biofield to expand, while negative thoughts and emotions cause it to contract. Therefore, the most important thing a person with CHF can do is to regularly increase their biophoton activity and expand the magnitude of their biofield, by consciously creating positive thoughts and avoiding negative thoughts at all times.
Another important practice that helps reverse CHF is to get out of one's head and go to one's Heart. Heart- centered meditation helps a person lead a Heart-centered life, and makes it easier to replace negative thoughts and emotions with thoughts and feelings of Love and Compassion for the self and others. We teach several powerfully effective Heart-Centered meditations, all of which bring the center of one's consciousness from the place of the head to the place of the Heart, and change the way a person experiences life.
It's essential for people with Congestive Heart Failure is to eat foods that are bursting with biophoton energy. Science has proven that cultivated organic foods supply five times as much biophoton energy as commercially grown foods, and that cooked and irradiated foods supply little or no biophoton energy at all. The more alive the food is, the more light it has stored, and the more vital energy is available to help with the healing process. This Kirlian photograph compares the biophoton light in a live, organic tomato, to that of a cooked tomato.
Decreased biophoton activity means a lower voltage in the cells, which causes acidosis and leads to disease. Foods that have a low pH actually steal electrons from the cells, which lowers their voltage and causes the body to become acidic. But, foods with a higher pH add electrons to our cells, which increases their voltage, and helps the body remain alkaline. Cells function best with a pH of 7.35 - 7.45. When the pH drops below this level, acidosis occurs. So, it's best to have a ratio of 80% alkaline foods to 20% acidic foods in our diet, in order to maintain proper pH levels. Below is a chart showing the pH levels in different foods and drinks.
This pH Food Chart shows that fresh fruits and vegetables contain the highest pH levels, while sodas, alcohol, coffee, meats and seafood have lower pH levels. Even purified and distilled waters are on the lower end of the pH scale. Tap water and spring water are mostly neutral, while alkaline water has a higher pH than the other waters listed.
Foods containing unsaturated fat play an important role in reducing CHF. These include: avocados, walnuts, almonds, flaxseeds, coconut oil, extra virgin olive oil, and vegan dark chocolate. Foods that lower blood pressure are also a must. These include: blueberries, bananas, watermelon, celery, red beets, and oats. Among the top recommended supplements for heart failure are: CoQ10, Taurine, Magnesium, L-Carnitine, Hawthorn, and Vegan Omega 3. Also, people with CHF should avoid using added salt, meat and dairy products at all times.
Nobel Laureate, Albert Szent-Gyrogi, once said, "A living cell requires energy not only for all its functions, but also for the maintenance of its structure. Without energy, life would be extinguished instantaneously, and the cellular fabric would collapse. The source of this energy is the sun’s radiation." Spending time in the sun increases our cells' energy, and movement keeps the energy flowing throughout our cells. In fact, our muscles are piezoelectric, which means that when we move them, we generate an electric charge. So, sunshine and exercise is vital.
The first step to reversing Congestive Heart Failure is to listen to your body, and especially your Heart. Your body will tell you what you need to know, if you will take the time to listen. Get to know your Heart, and communicate with it daily. Work in partnership with it to help it fully heal.
Your doctor is your outside partner in the healing process. He or she will evaluate your condition, and recommend the initial steps towards alleviating your symptoms. Your doctor will order an echocardiogram to measure your ejection fraction, and will prescribe all your medications.
Learn everything you can about your condition, and find out what the latest scientific studies have to say about it. Read up on all your medications, and let your doctor know about any negative side effects. The more you know, the more likely you are to completely reverse your disease.
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