Using HRV to reduce stress and improve training

The top athletes having been using HRV for the past couple of decades to improve their training to higher performance levels. Here’s how they do it. After putting in months of diligent base training, the racing season approaches. Most athletes follow a training plan. The basic training process isn’t complicated. Assessment: Ability and event demands;… Continue reading Using HRV to reduce stress and improve training

Stealing hope

A.L.S is a death sentence. Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis is a fatal type of motor neuron disease. It is characterized by progressive degeneration of nerve cells in the spinal cord and brain. It’s often called Lou Gehrig’s disease, after a famous baseball player who died from it[1]Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS). The muscles don’t get nutrition, and… Continue reading Stealing hope

Is America broke?

When evaluating a company, ratios provide profound insights into a company’s performance, it’s financial stability, and what its future holds. One of the key ratios is that between interest charges and cash flow. Anyone who has had a mortgage understands the problem. If your mortgage repayments represents a significant proportion of your disposable income, you’re… Continue reading Is America broke?

Modern medical myths

I have recently published a series of articles exposing how the arrogance of the medical fraternity caused deaths in the 19th century[1]Smallpox[2]How medical arrogance kills[3]John Snow and Cholera. Reading the articles, many people may think that today we have modern science making sure that these episodes are so much history. It’s not history. Ben Goldacre,… Continue reading Modern medical myths

How medical arrogance kills

After becoming disillusioned with the study of law, Ignatz Semmelweis, a young Hungarian, moved to the study of medicine, graduating with a medical degree from the prestigious University of Vienna in 1844. He applied for positions in pathology and then medicine, but received rejections in both, probably because he was both Hungarian and Jewish. Obstetrics,… Continue reading How medical arrogance kills


The pandemic with the highest mortality rate in the era before the 18th century was smallpox.  In England. 10% of deaths were due to the infection.  It had been known in ancient China, India and Africa and may have reached Greece and Rome in classical times. It certainly affected the Crusaders, who brought it home… Continue reading Smallpox

RMSSD by age and gender

The HRV Health system produces a metric called “Percentile” which reflects the percentile into which the RMSSD result fits, relative to the general population by age and gender. This is the base data that our algorithm uses to produce the Percentile result. RMSSD and HRV Score by age and gender[1]Short-term heart rate variability–influence of gender… Continue reading RMSSD by age and gender