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


You have a moderately positive (Sympathetic 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


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

Minor Symptoms

  Thin musculature

  Thick musculature

Symptoms - Bowel Movements

  (Very) frequent stools or normal stool frequency

  (Tendency to/very) infrequent stools

Symptoms - Cardiovascular


Symptoms - Food - General

  Weak appetite
  Infrequent eating

  Frequent eating
  Strong appetite

Symptoms - Gas-Int - General

  (Confirmed) delayed gastric emptying
  (History of) heartburn

  Absence of delayed gastric emptying

Symptoms - Head - Mouth/Oral

  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

  Being a sociable person
  Being not easily excited
  Low spontaneity
  Being unmotivated

Symptoms - Skin - Conditions


Symptoms - Skin - General

  Dry skin

  Oily/moist skin

Symptoms - Sleep

  Unsound sleep
  (Frequent) difficulty falling asleep

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



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

  Round face

Symptoms - Allergy

  History of adult allergies

Symptoms - Glandular

  History of hypoglycemia

Symptoms - Skin - Conditions

  History of adolescent acne

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