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  Autonomic Nervous System Balance (Negative)  
 
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Signs, symptoms and indicators | Conditions that suggest it | Contributing risk factors

 

You have a moderately negative (Parasympathetic Dominant) Autonomic Nervous System. This will be reflected in your Metabolic Dietary Type and nutrient recommendations.

The autonomic nervous system controls most of the involuntary activities of your body. It regulates your metabolism and keeps you alive without conscious thought. It has two opposing branches; the parasympathetic and sympathetic. The parasympathetic branch ("rest and digest") causes pupil contraction, lowering of heart rate, lowering of blood sugar, increasing of digestive secretions, and relaxing of the bladder among other things. The sympathetic branch ("fight or flight") does the opposite. Some nutrients strengthen one branch over the other. When an imbalance exists, these nutrients can make the imbalance better or worse. Different people have different dietary requirements.

The best source of information about Metabolic Typing is The Metabolic Typing Diet by William L. Wolcott and Trish Fahey, published in 2000.

There are supplements formulated to balance the autonomic nervous system. An example of one can be found atinterclinical.com.

 
 

Signs, symptoms & indicators of Autonomic Nervous System Balance:
 
 
Lab Values - Common  High systolic blood pressure
  High diastolic blood pressure

Minor Symptoms

  Thin musculature

Counter-indicators:
  Thick musculature

Symptoms - Bowel Movements

  (Very) frequent stools or normal stool frequency

Counter-indicators:
  (Tendency to/very) infrequent stools

Symptoms - Cardiovascular

Counter-indicators:
  Arrhythmia

Symptoms - Food - General

  Weak appetite
  Infrequent eating

Counter-indicators:
  Frequent eating
  Strong appetite

Symptoms - Gas-Int - General

  (Confirmed) delayed gastric emptying
  (History of) heartburn

Counter-indicators:
  Absence of delayed gastric emptying

Symptoms - Head - Mouth/Oral

Counter-indicators:
  Cold sores

Symptoms - Immune System

  History of infections

Symptoms - Metabolic

  Low stamina

Symptoms - Mind - Emotional

  Patient/calm disposition
  Being anxious/nervous

Symptoms - Mind - General

  Being highly motivated
  A hard-driving personality
  High spontaneity
  Being easily excitable
  Being an antisocial person

Counter-indicators:
  Being a sociable person
  Being not easily excited
  Low spontaneity
  Being unmotivated

Symptoms - Skin - Conditions

Counter-indicators:
  Rashes

Symptoms - Skin - General

  Dry skin

Counter-indicators:
  Oily/moist skin

Symptoms - Sleep

  Unsound sleep
  (Frequent) difficulty falling asleep
 
 

Conditions that suggest Autonomic Nervous System Balance:
 
 
Circulation  Mitral Valve Prolapse

Metabolic

Counter-indicators:
  Hypoglycemia
 
 

Risk factors for Autonomic Nervous System Balance:
 
 
Minor Symptoms  Angular face

Counter-indicators:
  Round face

Symptoms - Allergy

Counter-indicators:
  History of adult allergies

Symptoms - Glandular

Counter-indicators:
  History of hypoglycemia

Symptoms - Skin - Conditions

  History of adolescent acne
 
 


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Strong or generally accepted link
Weakly counter-indicative
Strongly counter-indicative