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Hum Your Way to Heart Health

Imagine an everyday activity that’s not only easy and fun, but could also boost your heart health. Picture yourself humming to your favorite song, perhaps while driving or relaxing at home. This simple act, a blend of music and medicine, holds a surprising secret. Humming isn’t just enjoyable – it could be a gateway to a healthier heart.

How Humming Works to Improve Heart Health 

  1. The Power of Nitric Oxide

    Something remarkable happens within us when we hum, starting at the very breath we take. Humming causes air movement in the nasal cavity, which triggers the release of a powerful molecule known as nitric oxide.

    Nitric oxide is important for maintaining cardiovascular health. It works by relaxing and widening blood vessels, which improves blood flow and reduces blood pressure.

    But here’s the fascinating part: humming can increase nitric oxide levels up to 15 times more than regular breathing. Imagine that! Each time we hum our favorite tune, we’re not just expressing joy; we’re literally sending waves of health through our veins.

  2. Tuning into the Vagal Response

    The benefits of humming don’t stop with nitric oxide. There’s another player – the vagus nerve. This nerve, nicknamed the “wandering nerve,” runs from the brain through the neck to the abdomen. It is the main part of the parasympathetic nervous system. The vagus nerve plays a role in many bodily functions, including breathing, heart rate, and digestion.

    Humming activates the vagus nerve, triggering what’s known as the vagal response. This response is like hitting a reset button for your body. It lowers stress, reduces heart rate, and calms the mind. It’s like a gentle lullaby for your internal systems. A 2023 study concluded, “A regular daily humming routine can help enhance the parasympathetic nervous system and slow down sympathetic activation.” 

Adding Melody To Your Daily Life

Incorporating humming into your daily routine is as simple as it sounds. To hum, close your lips, take a deep breath through your nose, and make a steady, continuous sound while exhaling. 

Imagine you’re singing a note but with your mouth closed. The sound and vibration you feel in your throat and face is humming. It’s similar to the noise you might make when expressing satisfaction or contemplation, like “hmm.” You can change the pitch or tune as you like, but the key is to keep it smooth and steady.

You can hum along to your favorite tunes during your morning drive, take brief breaks to hum softly at work, or blend in some humming while walking to enhance the heart-healthy benefits of physical activity. 

Remember, the key is consistency and enjoyment. Find moments throughout your day to add a bit of melody, and watch as your heart reaps the benefits of this simple yet powerful practice.

Other ways to Increase Nitric Oxide

Humming is a simple and affordable way to raise nitric oxide levels in the body. You don’t need any special equipment or training to tap into the wonderful physiological benefits. 

However, there are other ways to boost nitric oxide levels in the body—exposure to sunshine, exercise, and eating certain foods such as leafy greens and beets. 

For those looking to improve their heart health further and increase nitric oxide levels, our Nitric Oxide Booster Combo is an excellent choice. Comprised of two outstanding supplements, it’s designed to boost nitric oxide significantly, aiding in better blood pressure control, improved circulation, and enhanced erectile function. 

First, we have Heart Beet, a pure blend of organic beetroot powder, beetroot juice powder, and green leafy powder, all packed in a glass bottle with no fillers or additives. It’s 100% natural food, made by the industry’s finest, a product I personally use every day. 

The second part of the combo is Vessel Support, working from a different angle to elevate nitric oxide levels. Our patients have seen remarkable results with this supplement. Together, these supplements form a powerful duo in boosting your heart’s health and vitality.

Next Steps 

Every hum is a step towards a more relaxed and heart-healthy state. The beauty of this is in its simplicity. It’s a testament to the intricate and remarkable ways our bodies can heal, often with the simplest actions.

If you want to learn more or have questions, consider a complimentary discovery call with one of our expert health coaches. We can almost guarantee you will be humming your way to a healthy, happy heart in no time. 

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About Dr. Keith Smigiel NP, DC

Dr. Keith Smigiel

Dr. Keith Smigiel is a regenerative medicine physician and pain management specialist. He takes an integrative approach to medicine, focusing on customized solutions tailored to individual needs. Using advanced, non-surgical treatments, Dr. Smigiel stimulates your body’s ability to naturally heal itself.

Dr. Smigiel helps people suffering from conditions such as chronic pain and erectile dysfunction, to hair loss and weight gain. Combining treatments such as PRP Therapy, Ozone, Neural Prolotherapy, and IV Infusions with functional rehabilitation, he helps you look and feel better.

He heals the body, instead of just treating the symptoms!

With his professional qualifications as a certified family nurse practitioner, a doctor of chiropractic, and a fellow of the International Academy of Medical Acupuncture, Dr. Smigiel offers patients comprehensive care from a broad perspective of conventional and alternative medicine. He also has extensive experience in functional rehabilitation and chronic pain management.

Dr. Smigiel is married to Angela and has two children, Sophia and Larz. When he’s not busy helping patients, he enjoys hiking, mountain biking, motocross, and boating.

About Dr. James Kneller, M.D., Ph.D., FHRS

Dr. James Kneller, M.D., Ph.D., FHRS

Dr. James Kneller is one of the nation’s leading heart rhythm specialists. Dr. Kneller is certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) in Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology, Cardiovascular Disease, and Internal Medicine.

As a Fellow of the Heart Rhythm Society (FHRS) and Certified Cardiac Device Specialist (CCDS), Kneller provides comprehensive patient care, combining best medical practice with invasive procedures using state-of-the-art technologies to treat heart rhythm disorders.

Beyond guideline-directed therapies, Kneller is passionate about optimized personal health. With a deep interest in complimentary alternative medicine (CAM), he strives to reduce the need for pharmaceuticals, invasive procedures, and exposure to harmful radiation. With Natural Heart Doctor, he strives to help each and every client to Live Well, Eat Well, and Think Well to attain their 100-year heart!

About Dr. Lauren Lattanza NMD, FACC

Dr. Lattanza Office Visit with Patient

As a Naturopathic Physician, I am trained to treat the whole person and get to the root cause of disease.

I went to Arizona State University where I graduated with a bachelor’s degree in psychology with a depth in physiology and minor in Spanish. After my undergraduate degree I was working on prerequisite classes towards medical school, which is when I came to learn that my values identified best with the principles of naturopathic medicine. I knew that I wanted to help patients identify the causes of disease and be able to offer treatments which would improve their health rather than simply treating symptoms.

I dedicated the next 4 years to the Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine in Tempe, Arizona where I attained my Doctorate of Naturopathic Medicine. I served as Class President all 4 years, Board of Trustees – Student Trustee, spoke as the Club President for our branch of Toastmasters, and was voted by my peers and attending physicians to earn the Outstanding Leadership Award for the Class of 2020. Throughout medical school I took it upon myself to work alongside MDs, DOs, chiropractors, and functional medicine practitioners in addition to naturopathic physicians.

As a Spanish speaking student, I was able to volunteer with community clinics around Phoenix and provide free healthcare to low-income families. Due to this combined exposure, I came to find my passion in treating cardiometabolic and digestive disorders that are all too common, yet largely preventable. I took the opportunity to learn the broad spectrum of healthcare so I can ensure that I am able to provide my patients with the best options.

About Dr. Jack Wolfson DO, FACC

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Dr. Jack Wolfson is a board-certified cardiologist, Amazon best-selling author, husband, father, and the nation’s #1 Natural Heart Doctor.

For more than two decades, more than one million people have enjoyed the warmth, compassion, and transformational power of his natural heart health courses and events.

Dr. Wolfson is the founder of Natural Heart Doctor Scottsdale, his heart health practice in Arizona, and Natural Heart Doctor, an online resource center with natural health information. Doctors from across the globe reach out to Dr. Wolfson for training and education in holistic health practices.

He has been named one of America’s Top Functional Medicine Doctors and is a five-time winner of the Natural Choice Awards as a holistic M.D. Dr. Wolfson’s work has been covered by more than 100 media outlets, including NBC, CNN, and the Washington Post. His book “The Paleo Cardiologist: The Natural Way to Heart Health” was an Amazon #1 best-seller.

Dr. Wolfson and his wife Heather have four children and are committed to making the world a better place to live. They provide for those in need (including animals) and support natural health causes through their philanthropic efforts.

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Frequently Asked Questions

I’d like to receive an online second opinion from Natural Heart Doctor. What do I do next?

You can initiate a second opinion online through our website at any time. To begin, select the team member you’d like to speak with and open an account.

Click here for cardiologist Dr. Jack Wolfson.

Naturopathic Medical Doctor Dr. Lauren Lattanza. Get details.

Naturopathic Medical Doctor Dr. Tonia Rainier. Get details.

Click here for  Natural Heart Doctor Health Coach.

Alternatively, you can email health@naturalheartdoctor.com. A member of our care team will help guide you through the process of starting a second opinion.

What is the cost of a Natural Heart Doctor Online Second Opinion?

The cost for most second opinions varies by team member. This fee includes information collection, a phone or video consultation, a second opinion from a Natural Heart Doctor specialist and guidance throughout the process from your personal Care Team at Natural Heart Doctor.

Cardiologist Dr. Jack Wolfson’s Second Opinion Fee is $1500.

Holistic Physician’s Dr. Lauren Lattanza’s Second Opinion Fee is $250.

Naturopathic Physician Dr. Tonia Rainier’s Second Opinion Fee is $250.

Note: We apply the Online Second Opinion Call fee as a credit to any future consultations with Natural Heart Doctor, should you choose them.

Will my insurance cover the cost of a Natural Heart Doctor Online Second Opinion?

Most likely, no. Most health plans do not cover online second opinions or consultations. You are responsible for the cost of our second opinion. Natural Heart Doctor cannot file a claim with your insurance carrier, nor can we provide a procedure (CPT) code for this service.

What is the timeline to receive an online second opinion?

We do our best to schedule your second opinion as quickly as possible. Typically, it takes 5 to 7 business days after your information has been collected to receive your phone or video online second opinion.

What information do you need in advance of our call?

Our office will send you a short questionnaire to complete and return. We DO NOT need your complete medical records.

How many questions can I ask the expert during our call?

You may ask a maximum of five questions. This is to ensure that the expert has sufficient time to devote to each question. All questions must be finalized before your online meeting.

What should I expect to receive once my second opinion is complete?

You will receive a summary of our discussion along with our second opinion. The second opinion will be in written form. After you have reviewed the second opinion, a Natural Heart Doctor clinician will follow up with you by phone to address general medical questions about the information provided in the second opinion.

What if I have follow-up questions for the expert after I have reviewed my second opinion?

If you have a clarifying question about an expert’s response to one of the questions in your second opinion, and the Natural Heart Doctor clinician is unable to address it, then you may request a follow up session for an additional fee. 

Is my medical and payment information secure?

Natural Heart Doctor is strongly committed to protecting the privacy and security of all our patients. Our website meets all federal requirements for protecting personal health information under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA). All financial transactions are processed by Natural Heart Doctor securely using industry standard payment processing tools.

I would rather visit Natural Heart Doctor for an in-person appointment. What should I do next?

If you would prefer an in-person appointment at Natural Heart Doctor instead of an online second opinion, please call (480) 535-6844 for details and scheduling.

Can I schedule a follow up appointment with the specialist who provided my online second opinion?

Yes, we’re happy to help you on an extended basis. Our clinician can discuss options with you when presenting our second opinion summary.