The Impact Of Body Composition On Heart Disease: It’s A Direct Hit.

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The impact of body composition on heart disease.  It’s a direct hit.


15 lb. Weight Gain Doubles your risk of Type 2 Diabetes

22 lb. Weight Gain Increases Heart Attack Risk by 75%



  • Doubles your risk of Heart Failure (Body Fat: Women >30%, Men >25%) 
  • Triples risk of Breast Cancer in women

Statistics quoted from Bradley et. al. The Okinawa Diet Plan. 2004


Chiropractic and the Impact on Heart Disease:

Heart rate variability (HRV) is a vital health indicator like blood pressure, cholesterol, or heart rate.

  • Measures how well the heart adapts to changes and challenges.
  • As created through healthy nerve system balance: the balance between the SNS and the PNS


Dr. J. Zhang, MD, PhD. measured the effect of chiropractic care on the autonomic nervous systems measured by way of Heart Rate Variability (HRV).  After one year of chiropractic care he found that there was increased parasympathetic stimulation, which is associated with a slower  heart rate and less anxiety and worry.

  • A reduced heart rate can potentially reduce risk of heart attack and other cardiovascular diseases by increasing cardiac reserve and nutrient supply to cardiac muscles.


Zhang J, Dean D, Nosco D: Effect of Chiropractic Care on Heart Rate Variability and Pain in a Multisite Clinical Study.  Journal of Chiropractic Education, Vol. 19, No. 1, 2005.


Spine – Organ Function and Subluxation

“Records of numerous cases including myocardial ischemia showed lesions of the spinal column are perfectly capable of stimulating accentuating, or making a major contribution to (organic ) disorders. There can, in fact, be no doubt that the state of the spinal column does have a bearing on the functional status of the internal organs”


  1. Kunert MD (1965) Functional Disorders of Internal Organs Due to Vertebral Lesions,CIBA Symposium 13 (3) :85-96