What is Mitochondrial Therapy™?

Mitochondrial Therapy™ was created in 2010 by Sheri Dixon, and MuDr. Michael Kucera. It is a health system guided by certified Mitochondrial Therapy™ practitioners https://www.mitochondrialtherapy.com/practitioners/that is designed to improve energy-yielding metabolism in the body, general health, resilience and performance.

A Mitochondrial Therapy™ practitioner consultation includes a heart rate variability (HRV) test over a period of just 5 minutes. The test is non-invasive and performed whilst relaxing in a chair. HRV testing does not diagnose any medical conditions.

As part of our unique Mitochondrial Therapy™ programmes, we often also recommend food supplements that help to support various functions in the body with a view to improving health, resilience and performance.

What is Heart Rate Variability?

Resting HRV, the beat-to-beat alteration in heart rate when the body is at rest, is a well-established biomarker that assesses aspects of the body’s autonomic nervous system (ANS).

Your HRV result will inform your Mitochondrial Therapy™ practitioner how your ANS is functioning and your practitioner will then be able to help guide you on approaches that can help you to better adapt to stress, improve energy levels, burn fat, and lose weight, as well as increasing athletic and psychological performance.

What is the Autonomic Nervous System?

The autonomic nervous system (ANS) is sometimes referred to as the ‘master regulator of metabolism’. It is the part of the nervous system that controls, largely unconsciously, the function of internal organs and glands as well as many involuntary behaviours.

The three key branches of the autonomic nervous system (ANS) are the sympathetic nervous system, sometimes referred to as the ‘fight or flight’ system, the parasympathetic or ‘rest and digest’ system and the enteric nervous system, the mesh-like system of neurons that regulates the gastrointestinal tract, sometimes referred to as the ‘second brain’.

These systems work together to help maintain balance in the body while it adapts to often changing conditions and circumstances. The ANS controls a wide variety of functions from heart rate, respiratory rate, digestion, stress response and arousal.

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