The method
Health = Adaptability and plasticity
The 2 pillars of the method are the autonomic nervous system (the reptilian brain) and the microbiota of the intestinal system (the digestive brain).

We have acquired the means of analysing the nervous system, allowing us to evaluate its functioning, its aptitudes, its limits and to stimulate it, activate it, create plasticity. This is synonymous with health and performance, based on concepts of functional neurology.

In terms of nutrition, our understanding of the microbiota as an essential key to health, both protective and nurturing, is innovative. A good diet ensures the diversity of our intestinal flora. Science shows that lifestyle diseases are a consequence of bad habits as well as a loss of biodiversity, the same that strikes our environment. Health and performance, disease and injury rates are closely linked to the quality of the microbiota.

The first step of the Lon[h]ea method is a health check-up, with a series of assessments enabling us to profile your health level accurately.

The health score, based on 27 indicators, allows us to establish a basic value, to be worked on at the centre or remotely with the personalised programmes that are carried out for you according to your condition and objectives. Everything is accessible online with MyLon[h]ea app.

The health check-up is carried out with the support of an accredited Lon[h]ea Centre team and high-tech equipment. It includes the series of assessments below (further assessments can be carried out if additional tests are required). Contact the centre for more information.



The first step in getting to know our health candidates is to have them fill out a form to profile the person and their behaviours. During approximately 30 minutes, we cover topics such as medical and family history, medication treatments, current and past physical activities, a nutritional questionnaire and a series of evaluation questions. We assess the person’s readiness to change and take it into account to encourage the adoption of new practices.


Health assessment through the analysis of cardiac variability at different effort thresholds. This test provides a comprehensive explanation of your physiological reactions during your day. You can learn how to better manage stress, improve recovery and exercise in a way that is optimal for your situation and goals.


This test assesses your parasympathetic and sympathetic nervous systems responsible for sleep and wakefulness. You sleep or rest while your heart rate is measured at the centre and at home.
Testing in a rotating cabin on a force platform by combining various types of movements to measure the ability of the central nervous system to integrate sensory information from the body and to check whether the brain has preferences.

An assessment of balance control, posture, flexibility and muscle deficits. The Neurocom, an equipment created by NASA, was developed to analyse astronauts before and after their missions.


We conduct a very accurate assessment of your metabolism and the proportions of its components.

The centre uses a “multi-frequency” body composition analyser that displays body composition values for each body segment: arms, legs and trunk. It can provide in-depth data on body composition (weight and body mass index, body fat mass, lean body mass, water percentage etc). Multi-frequency analysis improves the accuracy and reliability of the segmentation analysis. It is also used to identify changes in water status and cell mass. It can be used to assess whether weight gain is due to an increase in lean body mass or water retention for example.


The blood test is not a routine part of the basic health check-up, but is used for a more detailed assessment. Several blood tests are performed, such as:

  • CRP PLUS : measures the amount of proteins called “C-Reactive”, and is a measure of the general level of inflammation in the body, especially digestive inflammation. It is a very sensitive, but not very specific, health indicator.


  • Homocysteine and its cofactors: measures the body’s energy production capacity, as well as the capacity to produce neurotransmitters in the brain. ;


  • Fatty acid profile: fatty acids are major components of our health. In our western dietary habits, there is a deficiency of Omega 3 as opposed to Omega 6 ;


  • Homa, Insulin Resistance: The insulin resistance index is used to identify the risk of type 2 diabetes. It is a sign of a person’s metabolic ability ;


  • Antioxidant status: Antioxidant status determines your level of ‘oxidative stress’, which can lead to cancer, diabetes and cardiovascular disease.

6. Eye brain

It is an innovative medical device for the early diagnosis of neurological and psychiatric diseases. It tests the functioning of specific brain regions by analysing eye movement using patented algorithms.

Through tests of oculomotricity, the movement control system of the eye, it is possible to determine the functioning of different brain areas. The evaluation of the higher brain areas allows us to measure the control that the brain exercises over the reptilian brain

health activation


With resting hypoxia, the oxygen saturation level is gradually reduced in stages, like a simulated climb to altitude. This produces a secretion of nitrate oxide which activates the parasympathetic system, responsible for the body’s recovery functions. This substance is a very powerful antioxidant at the cerebral level and a vasodilator for the peripheral vessels, which improves vascularisation and recovery after exercise.
By measuring this muscle force, linked to the autonomic nervous system, both in terms of force and duration of the impulse, we obtain a new indicator of health, which bridges the gap between the digestive brain and the reptilian brain.
Adapted physical activity programmes aim to activate the autonomic nervous system. The targeted benefits are multiple and depend on each case: recovery from injury or illness, muscle strengthening, optimisation of body mass, coordination and movement, sport performance, etc. In parallel, we work on micronutrition and the balance of the microbiota responsible for immunity, production of white blood cells, proper functioning of the pancreas, inflammation and tendonitis, digestion of certain foods, vitality, the relationship between the intestine and the brain, among other things. The whole team of Lon[h]ea health practitioners can be mobilised to consult and intervene as required.
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