The Endocardiograph...Determining Nutrition for a Healthy Heart
Your heart is the most important muscle in the body. Every day it beats 100,000 times, sending 2,000
gallons of blood through 60,000 miles of blood vessels. To function optimally, it is vital that the heart have
the proper nutritional balance present in the body to maintain its correct rate, rhythm and tone.
Dr. Royal Lee of Standard Process®, along with a number of revered practitioners of his time, believed that
disease was nothing more than malnutrition. These early practitioners determined that the heart almost
instantly reflected changes in body chemistry. Dr. Lee then set out to build a sound recording device that
would be beneficial for observing the effects of nutrition on the heart.
From that, the Endocardiograph was created. It is an instrument designed to observe the heart sounds
and motion through which practitioners gain insight into specific nutritional deficiencies. Although the
original Endocardiograph was created in 1934, restored Endocardiographs are still very much in use today.
The Endocardiograph is a non-invasive procedure where a specialized microphone is placed over each of
the four valves of the heart. The Endocardiograph then graphs the sound and movement of the heart so
that the rate, rhythm, and tone of the heart may be evaluated.
Your heart absorbs nutrients very quickly for the reason that your body is primarily concerned with
keeping it beating. Dr. Lee determined which whole food nutrients would restore the correct rate, rhythm
and tone of the heart. Then, when proper nutrition is supplied to the body, the improvement in the heart
is reflected i~ subsequent graphs, often within minutes. The Endocardiograph can be an important tool in
evaluating your overall health and then in following the progress you are making when under proper
The correction in the nutritional status of the heart then also reflects throughout the body in greater
endurance, ability to rest, and overall wellbeing.
PREPARING for an Endocardiograph Evaluation:
- Do not eat 2 hours prior to the test as sounds of digestion can mask a solid reading of the heart
- Do not drink caffeine prior to the test.... unless you want to see the effects of the caffeine on your heart's
rate, rhythm and tone
- Give yourself a relaxed time frame around your scheduled appointment. Arrive 10 minutes early to be able
to relax and come to center. Also leave yourself some flexible time after the appointment. Being anxious of
a tight schedule and where you need to be next can hamper the test.
- Be dressed so that you can comfortably get down to one thinner layer of clothing. (The microphone does
fine listening through one layer)
Heart Sound Recorder
The Heart Sound Recorder is a computer-based low-risk general wellness
monitor which uses the principles of auscultation to observe heart sounds.
The heart's reaction to certain stressors, (i.e. chemical,
nutritional and emotional), can be observed using this type of device.
Certain types of heart stress can be monitored by seeing the
RATE, RHYTHM and TONE of the heart cycle on the graph.
Your nervous system controls the RATE at which your heart beats. One side of
your nervous system (sympathetic) manages your "fight or flight" response and
can accelerate your heart rate. The other side (parasympathetic) manages your
"rest and digest response and can slow your heart rate. You need a healthy
balance between the two.
The RHYTHM of your heart should show a specific work to rest ratio on the
graph. Your heart should be resting twice as long as it is working. Observations
are made to see if your heart is working too hard, or not working hard enough.
The TONE of your heart is referring to the strength of the ventricles as they
push blood through your body. The height and the width of the 'lub dub' sound
your heart makes on the graph, shows how efficiently your heart is pushing
blood through your body and refilling to prepare for the next cardiac cycle.
Carol Loechinger, D.C.,N.M.D.
Richard Loechinger, D.C.,N.M.D.
180-A East Spring Valley Road
Dayton, OH 45458
Ph: 937 434-8700 FAX: 937 434-2957
As with any wellness device, recommendations for lifestyle changes implied by using this
technology should be undertaken only with the guidance of a licensed physician, therapist, or
holistic healthcare practitioner. The findings from this device can be used to support, but should
not be used in place of, sound medical therapies and recommendations.