Thursday, October 16, 2008


It's no secret that the human heart is directly involved in our experience of emotions. Most people are aware that fright, anxiety, and stress, among other feelings, rev up the heart rate - a pounding heart is a common sign of strong emotions.

Contrary to some commonly held beliefs, a healthy heart does not beat at steady intervals throughout the day. In fact, the intervals between heartbeats vary, even while we're asleep.

The slightest emotional change immediately shifts heart rate variability (HRV). The HRV serves as a communication tool among the human heart, brain, and body.

A sudden, rapid, erratic heartbeat signals the brain and body via the nervous system that an emotionally charged situation is at hand.

Learning to modulate heart rate variability cab effectively reduce negative responses to stressful situations and improve your health.

HeartMath is techniques developed and clinically proven to turn off the stress response and lower cortisol release, improve cognitive performance and mood, and reduce hypertension and the risk of dying from heart disease. These techniques employ strategies similar to cognitive therapy, biofeedback, meditation and other established mind/body protocols.

Discovery: the human body has sophisticated crisis calls for water (cash flow) when it is stressed and dehydrated.

Even now, when humans are under stress or confronting situations that may be perceived as stressful, like the present financial turmoil / money credit crunch, the physiological translation of that stress reflects a water-regulation process. It is as if nothing has changed from the first time water-dwelling species ventured beyond their water supply.

A similar process for rationing water reserves and an anticipated limited future supply becomes the responsibility of a complex system in the body. This multi system water-distribution process remains in operation until the body receives unmistakable signals that it has once more gained access to an adequate water supply.

As we will learn later, the physiology and the chemical commands of stress in the human body translates into an immediate adaptive and coping process to anticipated dehydration. Dehydration itself causes the human body severe stress. The body establishes certain physiological and hormonal reactions to stress.

Because of the vital role of water in regulating all functions of the human body, it is not accurate to blame most developmental abnormalities entirely on DNA malfunction, as has been the case up to now. Dehydration could be a contributing factor.

Suffice it to say, "essential hypertension" is an indicator of an establishing chronic dehydration. Just like the long overdue 'credit crisis' in the world economies of leverage on papers of mere 'empty-value-promises'. Bear in the mind the human body is much more complex and more wiser than the world economies put together, to survive on its own. Correct the established dehydration in your body with an adjustment to daily water intake and adequate intake of minerals (found abundance in fresh fruits and fresh vegetables juices) to replace those lost through increased urination, and the adaptive need to raise the blood pressure from its normal levels will not arise. It is as simple as that. Follow the water-cure formula found in previous posts in this blog site.

Dehydration is by far the most frequent constant stressor in the human body that raises blood pressure - in at least ninety million (still counting)people worldwide.

However, there may arise occasions when other silent stressors (like coffee, beer, caffeine-drinks,etc) may bring about the same chemical driving forces that ultimately raise blood pressure. These occasions are few and far between and need exhaustive investigation to pinpoint the problem cause.

We need to exclude dehydration as the primary cause of the rise in blood pressure first, before embarking on other approaches.

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