The Diving Reflex and Metabolism

The Diving Reflex and its Impact on Metabolism and Weight Loss

Have you heard of the diving reflex? Drugs and diet supplements stimulate the sympathetic nervous system. That’s not healthy because they increase your heart rate, blood pressure and respirations along with increasing your metabolism. Those top three can cause some serious problems.

What if you could stimulate the sympathetic nervous system state and only affect metabolism? Now would that be good!  A discovery was made that you need to know about.
  • Imagine you’re walking along a frozen lake and you fall in. What happens to your heart rate? Do you think it goes up? You might think so because it is a fight-or-flight response, and you’re going to use up all your oxygen and you’re going to die.

  • Instead, you have something called the diving reflex. If you fall into icy cold water, your heart rate slows down, but your metabolism increases. So we have the best of both worlds. A decreased heart rate, with an increased metabolism.

Now this isn’t something new.  It was written about in 1786. We have known about it for a long time, and they use this to test people in the hospital with severe injuries when they cannot tell if their nervous system is intact. They put a cold compress on their face and see if their heart rate slows down. 
Is falling into a frozen lake one of my options for losing weight? No, of course not! 
What if you could have all the benefits of falling into a frozen lake and yet not have to do it?  Things like drinking your water can give you those same benefits! 
Learn more with the 7 Systems Plan.

Dr. Pat Luse

I'm the president and CEO of one of the largest multi-disciplinary clinics in the Midwest. As one of the most highly trained health coaches in America today, I am uniquely qualified to help individuals have amazing health transformations and I can't wait to help you!


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