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The Heart Sound Recorder

Noninvasive Wellness Monitor Identifies Nutritional Deficiencies

by Dr. Theresa M. Pigott

The Heart Sound Recorder - Dr. Theresa M. Pigott preparing the Heart Sound Recorder
Dr. Theresa M. Pigott
preparing the Heart Sound Recorder

In this confusing time with hundreds of “proven diets,” thousands of nutrition books, conflicting research and advice for diet and lifestyle, how are people to know what is best for their bodies? Many feel as though they are on their own while overall health is declining–as evidenced by the record number of Americans depending on pharmaceutical drugs, surgical interventions and a declining quality of life at the end.

What if there were an effective, noninvasive, future-forecasting instrument to show the specific nutritional deficiencies in your diet that are making changes to your cellular structures that could affect your future health picture? Enter the heart sound recorder.

The heart sound recorder, originally designed by Dr. Royal Lee in 1937, was called the acoustic cardiograph and has now been reengineered with modern technology. A microphone measures the opening and closing of each of the four valves in the heart (mitral, tricuspid, aortic and pulmonic) and registers them on a graph.

The graph different from an EKG (electrocardiogram). An EKG measures the electrical activity of the heart and shows past damage; where the heart sound recorder measures the rate, rhythm and tone of the heart cycle and shows current influences (chemical, emotional and nutritional) affecting the heart.

This instrument does not diagnose any condition but instead is used as a low-risk, computer-based general wellness monitor and assesses the heart’s reaction to stressors in the body. Comparing how each valve is opening to the "normal" graph gives an indicator of what could be affecting the heart. The graphs can tell the heart rate, whether it is too fast or slow and if the autonomic nervous system is in balance.

If the rate is "off" it may indicate a lack of minerals or not enough protein in the diet. Extra beats or inconsistent patterns on the graph show a rhythm disturbance and can indicate a possible vitamin B or C deficiency. If a flutter registers in the rest period of the graph, this can indicate a lack of nerve conductivity, for which several vitamins are necessary. There are graph indicators that show adrenal stress, lack of oxygen to the peripheral tissues, too much fat in the blood, inflammatory reactions and too many carbohydrates or too much sugar in the diet, to name just a few.

The heart sound recorder is a validating, effective and accurate monitor that can help you live a healthier life–now and in the future.

Theresa M. Pigott, DC, is a holistic chiropractor in practice for 28 years and founder/owner of Authentic Living Center, a holistic healing center with a variety of skilled practitioners. They are located at 2525 Crooks Rd., Ste. 101, Troy.

Readers are invited to join the Health Heart Club. It includes 6 Heart Sound Recorder Sessions, 15% discounts on Standard Process supplements and the latest info on hearth health and prevention. For more information, call 248-822-9253 or visit

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