Last Modified on Mar 06, 2014
What Is a Cardiac Arrhythmia?
The heart is the powerhouse of the body – responsible for pumping blood throughout the entire cardiovascular system and enabling life itself. As such, disruptions in the regular rhythm of the heart cause great medical concern. A cardiac arrhythmia, otherwise known as a heart arrhythmia, is quite simply a disruption in the normal pattern of the heart. In other words, the electrical impulses in the heart that regulate the normal beating of the heart are not working properly and are causing the heart to beat too fast, too slow, or just irregularly. Arrhythmias generally feel like a flutter or racing of the heart and are frequently little cause for concern; however, an arrhythmia may be a sign of a more significant issue.
A cardiac arrhythmia may cause few to no symptoms in some individuals and may simply be identified by the doctor upon a regular examination. Even so, noticeable symptoms do not merit a more serious problem but rather act as a sign that something is irregular. Noticeable symptoms that individuals may experience in conjunction with a heart arrhythmia include fluttering in the chest, a racing heartbeat, a slow heartbeat, chest pain, shortness of breath, lightheadedness or dizziness and fainting.
Several conditions can lead to a heart arrhythmia, which is why it is so important to seek a doctor’s advice and consult. Factors that may cause an arrhythmia include a heart attack, scarring of the heart tissue as a result of a prior heart attack, changes to the heart’s composition or structure and blocked arteries in the heart. Additionally, an arrhythmia may be caused by an additional health condition such as high blood pressure, diabetes and overactive thyroid. Lifestyle choices and environmental factors – including smoking, drinking too much caffeine or alcohol, drug abuse, stress, medication, dietary supplements, electrical shock and air pollution – may also cause an irregular heartbeat.
Home Remedies for Cardiac Arrhythmia
A cardiac arrhythmia is a significant enough concern that it should be evaluated by a medical professional; however, many home remedies can be introduced upon doctor consult. Daily supplementation of magnesium is one essential remedy. Apple cider vinegar as well as baking soda taken daily can regulate the heart rate and remove toxins from the body. Additionally, black salve, magnesium oxide, sorghum, calcium and cayenne can be used as supplements to support regular heart rate and flow. Exercise and a healthy diet are also important components of a heart healthy daily regimen. Below, our readers share what cured their cardiac arrhythmia.
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Table of Contents
- QUESTIONS & ANSWERS
- Apple Cider Vinegar
- Apple Cider Vinegar, Baking Soda
- Black Salve, Magnesium Oxide, Exercise, Sorghum
- Bran Flakes
- Calcium Magnesium
- Colloidal Gold
- EDTA Chelation
- Food Allergy
- General Feedback
- Hereditary Arrhythmia
- Hydrogen Peroxide
- Magnesium, Co Q10
- Multiple Remedies
- Olive Oil
- Remedies Needed
- Sea Salt
- Sodium Bicarbonate Tablets
Apple Cider Vinegar
[YEA] 05/12/2011: Diana from Sofia, Bulgaria: "Hello,
I have to tell you about this awesome remedy, I made my own apple cider vinegar after I read all the good comments about it :). I am taking one tablespoon in the morning with a glass of warm water. I wasn't really expecting much, but I got a lot :). I was having a heartbeat problem which sometimes was soo bad, but after a month or maybe less it stopped and I believe it is from the vinegar. Also from forever I was having problems with my voice, it would get low and people would not understand me. There was this tightness in my throat, I had to make an effort to talk and if I had to talk longer louder.. O my God. It was affecting my self esteem and I didn;t know what was causing it. And the previous couple of days I noticed that my voice was normal and clear and just wonderful. I am so happy :), I have to put a sticker on my car bumper - I love ACV :)"
04/12/2012: "Apple cider vinegar contains iodine..... People with thyroid issues can experience voice changes and heart palpitations, they are sometimes treated with iodine.... I would have your thyroid checked."
Apple Cider Vinegar, Baking Soda
01/28/2012: Alan from Toowoomba, Queensland Australia: "Hi all, I'm back. I am still taking the A.C.V and Bi-Carbonate of soda also I have been continuiously doing research on Cardio arrythmia. I have discovered a few facts about statins (cholesterol medication ) they have an adverse affect on the muscles of the body paticularly the heart muscle , I have read that the body produces COQ10 naturally when taking the prescribed medications of statins they counteract the the production of COQ10 and now I can say that by taking A.C.V and Bi-carbonate of soda helps the body to become alkaline. The A.C.V has a lot nutriments that help the body such as Magnesium which is also important for the heart the body naturally produces carbonates to make the body Alkaline naturally, by eating a lot of acidic foods the body depletes its supply of carbonates so by taking Bi-carbonate of soda helps neutralise the acids replenish the carbonates in the body which takes a little pressure off the body thereby helping to control the cholesterol, which takes the pressure off the Gall Bladder. I have not taken any medication for six months now. I went to my doctor last week and had across the board blood test cholesterol.
P. S. A Diabetes and so on I went back this week and all was normal except Diabetes was diagnosed as mild but we are all individuals and have different life styles so I have given this information from my experience. best of luck"Replies
04/08/2012: Michael Kelly from Termes D Armagnac, France replies: "How much baking soda, and is it mixed with acv?"
10/22/2012: Amy from Vancouver, Bc/canada replies: "I just tried half teaspoon ACV in some water after getting arrthymia from walking a flight of stairs and seems to do the trick. I get arrthymia off and on. My question is do I take ACV on as necesssary basis or should I take it routinely daily. Any recommendation appreciated."
12/15/2012: Alan from Toowoomba, Qld Australia replies: "Hi sorry it took so long to get back regarding the baking soda , you need to baking soda daily one level tspoon in the morning and one tspoon in the evening after your evening meal if that does not completely controll the ARYTTHMIA there has been success with taking MMS , I have read the book and it is written that most heart problems arrise from parrasites and viruses I have heard that the MMS eliminates the symptoms after taking MMS 8 to 9 hours a day for seven days, it kills dengie fever in 4 hours I have read , I can tell you now that I have been taking MMS NOW FOR 6 MONTHS it is not dangerous its good for you there are plenty of vidios you can watch on youtube dont just watch it was 3 months befor I started taking MMS after researching it my self , you must take aluminium free baking soda at least 2 times a day you find that after abour two or 3 days you may feel a difference how you feel. Good health :) Alan"
12/15/2012: Alan from Toowoomba, Qld Australia replies: "Hi Amy from Vancouver, Hi Michael from Temes: I have stopped adding the baking soda with the cider vineger each time of use I found that may be the baking soda was neutralising the acid in the cider vineger hense making the baking inactive this is only an asumption but it seems to have a neutralising affect of the acid in the vineger otherwise I would not be able to tolerate the bitterness. Does that make sense? the cider vineger has a lot of nutrients so I do take it with the baking soda to get the benefits of the nutrients occasionally I still take the baking soda 2 times a day , a friend had a lot of hip pain after suggesting to take one tspoon of baking soda 2 to 3 times a day alone in a glass she woke up without the pain in her hips , so the dose is 2 to 3 level t spoons after meals in a glass of water , I recomend purchasing Ph strips to test your Ph regularly , Ph should be Alkaline at about 7.3 as alkaline too high can also cause asophical burns too
Can I mention a few points regarding the PH of a number o things. Soil PH 7.3 for healthy plants, 7.3 PH for swimming pools, 7.3 for water in cars by using anti freeze anty boil, PH 7.3 in cosmetics and thats just a few, this is to control the acid so as it does not have an adverse affects so why not get the inside of the BODY PH 7.3 RIGHT Alan"
Black Salve, Magnesium Oxide, Exercise, Sorghum
[YEA] 03/12/2009: Ron from Salt Lake City, Utah: "Arrhythmia heart troubles: What I find that works for me is to take black salve twice a day to thin my blood. Then take magnesium oxide twice a day. I also walk 3 miles a day. I also snowshoe 3 miles a week in the winter or hike 5 miles a week in the summer in the mountains.@ 12 hour before I go out hiking I take two tablespoons of sweet sorghum to control the arrhythmia. This type of a routine keeps enough oxygen in my blood to keep me going and not feeling tired."
[YEA] 07/03/2012: Bhop from Dublin, Ireland: "I've had Arrythmia on and off for years but the worst bout has been for the last two weeks - I've felt weak, had trouble sleeping and when I did the nightsweats were dreadful. I tried the usual ACV/Bicarbonate of Soda and all the other remedies suggested here and this time nothing helped. So more because I was too exhausted to cook than anything else - I bought Bran Flakes for something easy to eat and would you believe within minutes I am completely back to normal. After investigating online to see what could have made Bran Flakes work when nothing else would - the only thing I can conclude is it's the Magnesium content. And although I'd already tried Magnesium supplements without success - whatever it is about Magnesium in Bran Flakes - it worked almost immediately.
Hope this helps others."Replies
07/04/2012: Timh from Louisville, Ky, Usa replies: "Bhop, when I eat bran flakes I experience increase energy and other good effects but attribute nothing to vit/min content. Thanks for your post as this hypothesis may have some credibility. "Bran Flakes" is usually a mixture of oat, wheat, or other grain cereals that are relatively high in hemi cellulose and some cellulose fibers. These woody fibers travel down the intestines where they are not completely digested because of their woody structure. Somehow, as a bi-product of this incomplete digestive process, a medium chain fatty acid called Butyric Acid or Butyrate is formed. The number one fuel source for the colon is, guess what? Butyric Acid. So, eating foods that contain these woody fibers simply supercharges the colon. Two common foods that contain pre-formed Butyric Acid are eggs and butter. That little bit of rotten smell associated w/ these foods is the actual B.A. Commercial grade B.A. has historically been used as "stink bombs" for such radical activities as bombing anti-abortion clinics.
Anyway, two slices of whole grain wheat bread toasted and smeared w/ real cream butter gives a good boost for the colon. If correct, you should also experience better bowel movements; and somehow the health of the colon effects the heart, according to this hypothesis."
07/27/2012: "I suffered from arrhythmia for years until recently. Now that I know what I know, it doesn't surprise me that high fiber has helped others. The only thing that helped me was changing to a diet rich in plant fiber (from fresh vegetables and beans -- very little bread) with much less meat, minimal dairy, low salt and no white sugar or processed foods. I now eat huge salads, piles of beans, lots of fruit and nuts and seeds every day. When I get a craving for something sweet and satisfying, I throw some nuts, fruit and water into the blender and make a huge "milkshake", as my 5-year-old son calls it.
Aside from the arrhythmia vanishing, I am losing weight, my blood pressure is way down, my blood sugar has dropped, my dandruff and acne have cleared, my constipation has resolved and my hemorrhoids have all but disappeared. Consider reading Eat to Live. It changed my life."
[YEA] 11/17/2013: Brian from Arlington, Texas: "Had bad heart arrythmia last 3 years. Afib three times. Last resort I started taking calcium/magnesium supplements 400mg magnesium per day. Within 4 hours my arrythmia stopped. I've had perfect sinus heart rythm for 4 months now. Take it every day. Gold label. Calcium Magnesium with vitamin D3. Feel like a kid again. Best thing I've ever done. No more cardioversions. No ablations.(which was next) Told the cardiologist and he seemed disinterested. Can't believe he would put his profits above someone's health and quality of life. Not a doctor and not an expert, but I'm telling you it's true!"
[YEA] 06/21/2009: Geri from Dothan, Alabama: "Cayenne pepper effects on heart racing and arrythmia...
I have been using cayenne pepper for several months for racing heart and arrythmia. Within less than a minute my heart is back to normal!! I use 1/2 teaspoon in warm water, less than a cup, one teaspoon in 8oz is recommended, but I get the results from 1/2 tsp., also I use cayenne pepper liberally on most of my food, like salads, baked potato, omlets, etc.. I have tried MANY natural cures, but never had one work so fast. The Phamaceutical companies will probably try to get this miracle cure declared illegal! If people could try it, doctors and drugs would lose billions! I don't mind the heat at all for the results I get. It IS a good idea to have some food in your stomach, though. Wonderful site, Earth Clinic!!"Replies
05/01/2010: Jt from Salisbury, Uk replies: "I used to purchase small gelatine capsules from the pharmacy and fill them with cayenne. Much easier to take that way."
[YEA] 01/02/2011: Patty from Newport Beach, Ca replies: "Thank you so so much for this post! My heart has been out of rhythm for months and I too have felt moments of impending doom! I have been taking the cayenne in capsules because it was too difficult on my throat. I have had a regular rhythm for the first time in months! I too do the magnesium, calcium, B vitamins, omega's, and vitamin C. I also have added herbs from the Tao of Wellness store for heart and blood in addition to acupuncture. Thank you again and Happy New Year!"
[WARNING!] 01/26/2011: P J from Alpharetta, Ga replies: "Be careful about the dose of cayenne. As a vasodilator, a large dose can seriously drop your blood pressure. This happened to me, after I took 2 - 500 mg capsules on an empty stomach. I started seeing black and almost passed out but was able to lower my head over the side of the sofa to allow blood flow to my head and my heart rate to settle down. Follow the recommendations on the bottle."
04/07/2011: Robyn from Woodburn, Or replies: "I have to agree with the writer of this post! I have A Fib, and have been in it for several hours now. However, I juiced 2 grapefruits, 3 oranges and 1 lemon, 1/8 teaspoon of cayenne pepper and green magma barley grass and my ticker went back into normal rythm. I also took 12.5 mg of Atenolol. I am trying to go all RAW in my diet and I juice veggies and fruits twice daily. I highly recommend Green Magma Barley grass."
[YEA] 01/27/2009: Gail from Wheelers Hill, Australia: "I was diagnosed with cardiac arrhythmia 27 years ago this was something that I would not only hear in my head but would also feel in my throat. 2 months ago I started taking colloidal gold ( 1 full dropper full once per day) I now have had a constant regular heartbeat for the past 2 weeks. It is an amazing feeling . The colloidal gold is also credited with cleaning out the veins."Replies
08/30/2012: Robin from Boulder, Co replies: "I too feel it in my throat. It starts as skips and goes into afib where I feel it less in my throat. Did you continue using this and are there any side effects?"
[BETTER BUT NOT CURED] 04/04/2010: Robert Henry from Ten Mile, Tn Usa: "Well, it's me again and I am still searching for a way to address my heart situation. After a visit to two Knoxville, Tn cardiologists, I am at a loss as to what to do next. First of all I have been doing EDTA Chelation for over a year just to avoid just what is happening. I have been with over 300 heart by-pass folks and no way will they do another by-pass or stint. They don't even go to a cardiologist anymore. They use chelation to keep their arteries open.
My tests show that I have both a restriction and arrhythmia. I continue to do chelation but my cardiologists insist that I have a cardiogram and stints and bypass as they deem necessary. I refuse and they refuse to address my irregular heart beat. It pisses off heart doctors if you do chelation. There is no big money for them. Chelation cost's $ 3000 and by-passes are in the hundred of thousands.
Not only that , it pisses them off if you have an Anti Aging Doctor who does hormone modulation or supplements as I do. You got to do big pharma's stuff. You got to stay sick and visit them every few weeks.
At 73 , I thought I was in good shape. Upon reflection it appears that my heart damage was done when I was younger and in job stress as well as when I had Sleep Apnea. I will do better in the next life, if I don't come back as a goat.
Doctors don't like for you to challenge them. Just be a good little boy or girl and follow orders. It's a GOD thing. As a card carrying Redneck, I don't do that. They can kiss my grits.
Excuse my vent, but I had to or explode."
04/05/2010: Saba from Mentor, Oh replies: "I have read some good things about CAYENNE PEPPER and heart health. Maybe it will help you too. God Bless."
04/05/2010: Bill from San Fernando, Luzon, Philippines replies: "Hi Robert...Although EDTA chelation therapy clears plaque from within the smaller blood vessels, current research has found that it does not have much effect on the bigger arteries near the heart.
A relatively new discovery, recent research has also found that dilute solutions of hydrogen peroxide -- by way of chelation IV therapy -- DOES successfully clear plaque and obstructions near the heart.
There is a therapy called CHELOX THERAPY that combines both the EDTA and Hydrogen peroxide chelation therapies which has been quite successful. See this link here:
As well -- regarding your heart arrythmia problems -- you might like to try three further protocols:
* Taking magnesium supplements -- such as Mag Chloride, Mag Citrate or Mag Gluconate.
* Taking baths with two cupfuls of Magnesium chloride or Epsom salt crystals. This method uses transdermal absorbtion by the skin of the body to absorb the Magnesium. I also use a simple garden sprayer -- 8 oz of water plus 2 tablespoons of Epsom Salts -- and just spray it all over my body after a shower and let it dry and be absorbed. This is the fastest, safest way to get your magnesium levels up. See this link:
* Take mega-doses of vitamin C. Linus Pauling, a double winner of the Nobel prize went on to study vitamins. He has proved by research (which the medical profession has completely ignored), that taking 4-6 GRAMS of Vitamin C with 4-6 GRAMS L-Lysine, an amino acid, removes plaque and heart blockages. Pauling also referred to the arterial plaque as "Arterial Scurvy". See these links here:
The two magnesium protocols I've mentioned also got rid of my regular episodes of racing heart. I also found that I could sleep much better, and it raised my energy levels. I'm over 60 y o bye the way. My determination of my own problem was that my calcium intake was both too high and unregulated because of low magnesium in my body.
Magnesium is very important for your body and is involved in over 300 major enzyme processes. It is also involved in the regulation of calcium in the tissues(think arterial plaque) and magnesium is also critical to the heart muscle(or heartbeat) -- being the important part of the relaxation process."
04/05/2010: Moi from V Ville, Ca replies: "http://products.mercola.com/cardiovascular-support/"
06/25/2010: Mikec from Iloilo, Philippines replies: "Bill, Will magnesium malate work for arrythmias?"
06/26/2010: Bill from San Fernando, Luzon, Philippines replies: "Hi Mikec...I can think of no reason why magnesium malate should not work for arrythmia. The malic acid from ACV is converted to sodium malate salt when Baking Soda(Sodium Bicarbonate) is added to ACV in solution. Malates will provide more energy for the cell Kreb's cycle. The magnesium part should act in the normal way to relax the heart muscle more as well as help balance any excess calcium, acidity and tension created in the heart muscle.
The more usual magnesium forms to supplement are mag chloride, mag citrate and mag gluconate. I have seen and bought magnesium gluconate from GNC in SM Mall in Baguio and Manila. I have also seen various magnesium supplements at Healthy Option shops in SMs like Asia Mall.
I found that both taking Magnesium Bicarbonate water and absorbing magnesium sulphate(Epsom Salts) in solution transdermally was the best way to get rid of my own arrythmia problems. I bought a large milk carton of Epsom Salts crystals from Healthy Options recently and it cost only 99 pesos. I put a couple of tablespoonfuls of Epsom Salt crystals in a garden sprayer and, after my shower, just spray myself all over and let it be absorbed transdermally. This is the most economical way to absorb larger amounts of magnesium than supplementing -- and with this method there will be no intestinal problems."
07/28/2010: Ron from Tavernier, Fl replies: "I just want to thank the person that mentioned Vitamin C Therapy and Linus Pauling. It appears Mr Pauling had the answer years ago and the drug and medical industry has spent years trying to keep it a secret. My doctor told me " It doesn't matter what you do, you will never correct this problem yourself without medical treatment." Of course by medical treatment he meant to shock the heart, pacemaker or some other medical witch doctor baloney and of course the dangerous and deadly drugs. Here take this drug it will calcify your arteries, cause cancer and you can bleed to death but at least you will not have a stroke. Some choice.
Vitamin C Therapy is the answer to all of your problems with the heart. Take my word for it because I had A fib worse than any of you, it was a 24 hour 7 day a week problem with a heart beat of 155 beats a minute. In the mornings, I would wake to a heart beating out of the chest, not sometimes but every morning... Once again my thanks to the person that posted the part about Linus Pauling and I want to thank you for saving me from this problem as micro nutrient therapy is the answer to the riddle I was beating my head against the wall trying to find. No thanks to the dangerous and deadly incompetent medical industry with their dangerous chemicals and primitive medical practices."
09/19/2010: Tom from Regina, Sk replies: "To all: The entire cardiovascular and cancer research pretty much, done by Dr. Linus Pauling (d. 1994) and his less well known co-researcher Dr. Matthias Rath who actually was Dr. Pauling's mentor in Vitamin C therapy after he retired at 65 in order to pursue this, can be found in a few key documents on Dr. Rath's site here:
Select the SCIENCE tab, then SCIENTIFIC PUBLICATIONS:
Among the discoveries made by Dr. Rath the following rank highest:
1. The discovery that atherosclerosis, heart attacks and strokes are an early form of scurvy caused by a chronic vitamin deficiency of the vascular wall. Read about it in Dr. Rath's book 'The Heart'. (PDF, 1. 43 MB)
Looking at the TOC inside, Arrythmia is in CH. 6, on Page 96. This has been freely available online since 2001, and the Pauling scientific studies were released in the early 1990's just a few years before Dr. Pauling died. But some slides are like an open-face book, there are two pages per slide. So in the PDF doc, if you put 96 into the page box and expect to get there, you'll note there are only 96 pages or slides total, so you'd be on the very last page. The correct number to put in the box above is '48'. This gets you to Chapter 6 Arrythmia. In here is the case studies, dosages and frequency, etc. For the various supplements, minerals, Vitamin C and amino acids!"
01/12/2011: Anne from Chicago, Il Usa replies: "Richard, I developed arrythmia issues last year and was put on 25 mg Toprol, which I have recently stopped taking (didn't like the side effects and slowly reduced the amount). I researched it and from this website learned that lactic acid can build up in all our muscles (including the heart).. And can cause the arrythmia. I believe that I had exercised so much, was eating yogurt (has lactic acid in it), and the combination of electrolytes being down, the lactic acid from both working out and the yogurt, could have contributed to the arrythmia.
I have recently read a book call The Magnesium Factor by Seelig and Rosanoff which has explained how most Americans are seriously low in magnesium. Since stopping the Toprol and reading the book, I take 1 tsp of magnesium powder before going to bed (I use a product called CALM I found in the health food store, not sure who makes it... ). I'm having a 48-hr halter monitor test Thursday and Friday this week (cardiologist was upset when I told them I gradually stopped the Toprol on my own... They say people don't usually go off it. I didn't want to stay on it for life! ). Not sure how old you are, but some of us remember Jim Fixx who got Americans running, and then up and died of a heart attack one day, which was pretty confusing to the masses. It could be that lactic acid & low levels of magnesium (an electrolyte) contributed to it. By the way, I also don't drink coffee and instead use a tablespoon of blackstrap molasses (has potassium) in hot water as a drink at work. Hope this helps...Anne"
01/12/2011: Richard from Menlo, Iowa replies: "I Would like to hear from Ron from Tavernier Fl To see how the vit. C therapy is Working for him. And also from Jane to see If the Iodine is still helping her with this nightmare. Or from anyone else that's having luck controling there AFIB. Please post or email me at coorslight52(at)hotmail(dot)com ( I really should change my email Address since I quit drinking two years ago) Thanks. Richard"
01/13/2011: Richard from Menlo, Iowa replies: "Thanks Ann, I hope you test goes well. I received a very nice e-mail from a Woman named Candy about a site that sells non toxic Iodine. I think I'll give it a try along with mag, vit. C and fish oil. Still hoping to hear from Ron from Tavernier Fl. and June who had great luck with Iodine."
01/13/2011: Anne from Chicago, Il Usa replies: "Thanks, Richard. I also wanted to mention you should look under the 'Ailments' tab at this site and click on arrythmia. Some interesting info There (see June from Cincinnati's post on12/28/09 using 'real elemental iodine'). I also learned somewhere on this site that apple cider vinegar is helpful in cases of arrythmia. Will like to hear about how your situation improves. I live in a high-rise and have developed tinnitus noticeably more at home.. am wondering if all the 'waves' in my building could be an issue for both the tinnitus and arrythmia....Anne"
[YEA] 03/13/2011: Pattie from Lake St. Louis, Mo replies: "I would just like to say; I love your site. I believe God first in all things. Luke was a Dr. So we have need of caring for ourselves at times while the Lord works out all of our issues and promises to heal us by his stripes. He does and sometimes we can play a part in it.
I had bad heart arithymia about 8-9 years ago.
I was at the point they were going to put the pacemaker in, as I was in filbilation all of the time. A new heart Dr.Was added to the practice and he told me lets try something they had been working on at the university. So I had two weeks to get better basically (from what I remember), he put me on slow magnesium 2 pills a day. My heart before the end of the two weeks started to beet normal. However if I don't take it for several months the fililations returns. I for some reason am normal to low on the blood test, but they don't know why.
In some states and countries you may have to get the slow mag from the pharmist, you have to order in st. louis and then pick it up but it saved my life."
03/13/2011: Jo from New York replies: "Pattie, Please tell me the exact name of the supplement, the brand name and the total amount you took. Also, please tell me the name of the Dr. you worked with (who is doing studies at the university). I have a family member who has had this for 4 years and trying to get off medication. Please help. thank you."
05/12/2011: John Thomas from Salisbury, Uk replies: "I am trying out Angioprim, oral chelation. See their website for scores of previous users all over the world that you phone up and ask about their experiences."
07/04/2011: Jt from Salisbury, Uk replies: "Following surgery for a blocked carotid artery, I found out about ProArgi-9. Wonderful stuff for clearing arterial plaque. You simply take a scoop each morning and night in a glass of water. Much easier than chelation systems I have tried.
Please do Google it and find out about Dr Prendergast, the inventor. My surgeon has never heard of it and does not want to know about it!!!"
03/05/2014: Mike from Stockton, Ca. replies: "I was having angina, I already have a double bypass, Atherosclerosis, a pace maker, and VA could only offer nitro as a cure. I thought, I am going to die. So I started researching homeopathic cures, and found basketfuls on the www & YouTube, and tried a bunch of them with a 95% turnaround in two months, no angina, no high blood pressure, clear arteries, no diabetes, no COPD, no body cramps.
I would now recommend two great products, Serrapetase removes anything nonliving from your system and arties, scarring from heart attacks, etc. And Nattokinase will remove blood clots. I am waiting on my first order of Nattokinase to arrive, and I just quit Serrapetase as I feel my system is super cleaned now. I want to see what affect the Nattokinase will have on arteries in the brain and possible headache cure and varicose veins. Doctors in Europe & Japan are using these instead of doing by-passes, angina, etc. I used the Serrapetase for about six months, and will use it occasionally in a lower 1/2 dose and maybe every 3 months, I will use it for a month.
I want to calm some fears for pacemakers & wires and stints, Serrapetase had no affect on these items in my veins or heart. I didn't short out or anything. BUT it did a job on plaque and I can tell the difference. I went from a 1/2 block a day to 2 miles, and can run up and down my stairs like a 16 year old. I am 68.
I thank Arginine for giving me strength. weight lifters use it too! ACV & Highlands pills for stopping leg cramps. Good tip. Take along some highland leg cramp pills when you walk. Your legs won't feel tired. And dilate before you go.
Just a WARNING!! Don't use these if you recently had any surgery or getting ready to have surgery. They can stop healing.
A good morning drink to clean arterys & end hardening, is to use 1 8oz warmed glass of water, add 4 tbsp lemon juice & 2 tbsp. honey.
A good night drink, 2 tbsp. Apple Cider Vinegar in 4-6 oz of water. Ends those night or early morning leg cramps forever!! If you feel any body cramp durning the day, use this method. The cramp is saying give me calcium, magnesium & potassium, one of those is deficit.
Wish you well!!"
03/06/2014: Marcia from London, Uk replies: "Hi Mike from Stockton
I have fairly high blockage on descending arteries and get breathless easily, was 65% after NO intervention during an exam. That was 6 yrs ago. I continue along my merry way without stents etc and do Yoga, take nutrition and the occasional glass of wine weekly. I am trialling EDTA powder orally and, other than clearing out the bowel, can't assess any other benefits over 3 weeks. Take about 1500mg in divided doses over 24 hours on empty stomach.
You mention Serrapeptase - taking it for 6 months. How do you evaluate the blockages have cleared - you mention running etc. Did you have an angiogram to confirm?
Would you share the amount you took, and similarly for Nattokinase.
For the user who mentioned homeopathic remedies I would love to know the names and dosages that worked for you. Understandably its different for each person but seeing a Homeopath may help me also."
03/06/2014: Prioris from Fl, Usa replies: "Have you tried Molasses? It has 4 YEAS.
EDTA has been historically used to clean the arteries. Nattokinase has obsoleted EDTA. Unless there is a blood flow problem, I wouldn't think this would work for Arrhythmia."
03/06/2014: Mt from Ottawa, Ontario replies: "See info about grapefruit juice/ rosemary and thyme on www.greenmedinfo.com"
12/05/2011: Shane from Palm Beach, Queensland/australia: "Hi there. I have heart arrythmia (well HAD it) for about a year. I would have an episode where my heart was beating all over the place or skipping beats about once a week to once every 2 weeks. The episodes could last for most of a day and sometimes longer. They left me worn out and feeling crappy.
Now I am a big fan of oats and would eat them regularly but it seems that oats are not my friend. There came a time when I stopped eating oats for 3 months and for the entire time my heart arrythmia stopped (as did my frequent heartburn). I then ate oats for one week and low and behold both my arrythmia and heartburn returned. That was when I noticed the correlation and so I again stopped eating oats for a few months. The heartburn and arrythmia ceased immediately. Recently I ate oats again and the symptoms returned.
I therefore now do not eat oats. I can eat bread and I eat cornflakes every morning but no oats.
I've asked doctors about this but they seem to discard it and tell me I shouldn't have stopped taking the medication (which I took for only about 1 week as it seemed to make the arrythmia worse), even though I seem to have cured my problems without drugs.
I have found no scientific evidence for my case and have searched the internet for reasons for why it works but there seems nothing. In fact I have found a number of sites recommending oats for heart problems, so I can't explain it, but hey... cutting out oats from your diet to see what happens can't harm anyone so I hope this helps someone with the same problem.
12/05/2011: Rebeca from Des Moines Ia, Usa replies: "Could it be that you are allergic to oats? You might want to read a free book.... The Pulse Test by Dr Arthur F. Coca Somebody posted it here and it has been a help to my son who was told by his doctor that he is allergic to something.
I hope this is a help to you and you find health."
02/08/2012: Carl from Floridale, Florida replies: "Thanks for your comments. I have also had trouble after eating oatmeal. Many other foods seem to cause V tach, skipping and extra beats too, but usually when trying to sleep. I think sweets and flour products, fried food, beef, gas causing foods, beans, red sauces, tomatos, milk, cake, etc, all contribute. Coffee drives it crazy (Chickory is my substitute- limited amounts). No colas anymore for me. Episodes begin just as I am fading into sleep and last off and on all night. Can't hardly sleep. Gets much worse in early A. M. When heart slows, skips, bangs, wakes me. I was prescribed Toprol, maybe helped some, but won't continue on it for long. Have felt terrible for a year or more, no energy and have battled GERD for years, progressively worse. I think the GERD causes the V tach, maybe the V tach caused the GERD, though. Doctors don't care, just want to treat one, not the other and prescribe only chemicals. I was ordered to stop all supplements by the cardio Dr. I think diet and magnesium and other things on here will help. Right now I will try to eat a lot from about 8am to 2pm, then maybe almost complete fast till bedtime so I can sleep. On of my best nights was after I fasted all day, but I have to eat. I think we need more info / research on the connection between digestive system -GERD- and arrythmia. BTW, ACV helps with GERD."
05/02/2012: Colin from Melbourne, Victoria Australia replies: "Carl, from Floridale, Try eating a red Delicious apple after dinner and also as required during the day for your GERD. I was placed on Nexium (for life) at age 70 because of Gerd and a Hiatus Hernia.
Persevered for a month or so as I had been on Nexium for about a year and was back and forward between apples and pills in that time. Gerd is now resolved and I swear by this method."
05/30/2012: Steve from Cleveland, Ohio, United States: "I developed an arrhythmia in 1996 two years after a car accident where my stationary car was struck by a drunk driving a 15 passenger van at high speed. In the accident I sufferred some damage to my neck, back, struck my head etc. I have since learned that damage to the vegus nerve can cause cardiac arrhythmia as well as numerous other problems. The doctor assigned by my insurance plan put me on a regimen of 600mg of ibuprofen every six hours for pain, not only in my back and neck, but also for an arthritic knee. Which had been operated on previously. I have learned since, that Ibuprofen and other "nsaids", in high dose (over 400mg/day), can damage the myelin sheath which is the equivalent of electrical insulation on our nerves. I have read that this can cause nerve impulses to leak and activate muscles along the path of the nerve which can result in twitches, spasms, or arrhythmia. Long term use even at lower dosages can also have the same affect.
If a person already has arrhythmia, then I imagine use of these types of drugs may make the problem worse. I also learned that most nsaids cause red blood cells to clump together unnaturally, Which leads to stroke. Especially if one already has an arrhythmia. The first course of action we need to take is to find a physician who wants to cure us instead of treat us with the pharmaceutical industry crap for the rest of our lives which in most cases causes a host of other problems requiring more wonder drugs.
Thanks to my naivete in trusting my doctors I have become disabled, suffered two strokes, developed constant diarrhea, dizziness, temporarily lost the ability to swallow, and temporarily went blind in my right eye. On top of this I developed M.R.S.A. while in the hospital. Western Medicine SUCKS! The criminals at the A.M.A. , F.D.A., the drug conglomerates, Insurance companies, Politicians with price tags around their necks, and the so called JUDICIAL SYSTEM that covers and protects their miserable asses all need to be completely destroyed and rebuilt, with the best interest of humanity as the goal instead of the bank accounts of the scumbags in power."Replies
08/01/2013: Biddy from Ireland replies: "Hi Steve, Thank you for your contribution. I totally agree that it would be such a treat to find a doctor who is actually interested in healing this Arrythmia instead of dosing you up with as many drugs as possible! I have just been told I may need to have an ablation and I really don't want to go down this road! Having researched Ablation it sounds very invasive indeed not to mention dangerous. It's Magnesium for me and Vit C and no more coffee or chocolate! :-(( Or Alcohol! ) Must try the Epsom salt baths and spray! What a great site! I wish you well and I will also steer clear of Ibuprofen also. I don't take it but now and then I might take a few for low back pain. I hope you are keeping well Ted and I'm sorry you've had to go through so much. Biddy"
08/02/2013: Mr. Ree from Usa replies: "I had a cardiac ablation from a dr who put me on atenolol.. I had to be wheelchaired into the hospital and 3 days later walked out in perfect health... I had it done at New England Medical Center, Boston... The operation is nothing.. The anxiety before it is not good. But knowing what I do now, I'd have it done in a heartbeat (pun intended. ) Before I went in my resting pulse was 160, if I walked it would go up to close to 200 and I would just about pass out... The punchline is I never even had HBP once in my life.. But a dr talked me into going on it for "preventative reasons. " I was ignorant of the facts back then... 10 years ago and feeling fine.. They ablated 12 places where the extra heartbeats were coming from... The procedure is nothing."
04/28/2011: Elwyn from Mt.shasta, California, Usa: "How does one safely withdraw from a time-release calcium channel blocker? I want to take only herbal or other natural remedies for my arrthymia."Replies
04/28/2011: Anne from Chicago, Il replies: "Elwyn, I was taking a beta blocker (Toprol) for my arrythmia, and wanted to stop taking it. I just gradually tapered it off myself, using a pill cutter (you can get one at pharmacy). My cardiologist wasn't pleased, but I am off of it and doing ok for over 6 months now. I did ask them afterwards to give me a Halter test, and all was ok. I think they would have kept me on it forever. You might want to figure out what lifestyle changes you should make to avoid the arrythmia; I learned a lot on this site about possible causes. Good luck, Anne"
[YEA] 05/15/2011: Elwyn from Mt.shasta, Ca, Usa replies: "Thank you for your advice and for this wonderful site. I backed myself off of Cartia a calcium channel blocker in an extended capsule form~not an easy nor comfortable task. Also refused 2 thallium scans back to back~really don't need the large a dose of radiation! I started using the cayenne pepper and am feeling much better. I have refused coumiden, lasix and another beta blocker. I also take Calm (magnesium in a powder form)~CQ10~Iodine drops~and 300 mg. of resveratrol. My heart is much better and thanks to you wonderful and supportive people I am not scared and depressed like before~thank you and God bless you!"
08/23/2013: Jessica from Nyc: "Great site, thank you all for sharing this information, your stories, interesting POVs and advice. I'm wondering how many people on here suffer from hereditary arrythmia? Several people in my family have had it and I'm wondering if any of these arrythmia remedies would be beneficial for someone like myself who has it "in the genes". I suppose being prone to certain deficiencies might also be hereditary. But I'm wondering in my case what to start with, as there are so many options and suggestions. I've noticed my arrhythmia since I was 18 and its gotten worse over the years. Now I'm 37 and its still going strong and getting worse. I've had all the tests and Drs say "it's not the bad kind" of arrhythmia that might cause a stroke but it keeps me awake every night and has forced me to confront it. Best in health to you all."Replies
08/23/2013: Mrs. Hill from Fayetteville, Ar replies: "Jessica, my husband has a terrible family heart history and also has arrythmia. If he stays off caffeine, it rarely flares up. A tablespoon of Blackstrap Molasses daily is highly nutritious and helpful to many. It is good for muscles and the heart is a muscle. Also, cayenne pepper. You can get capsules with ginger in them, which is also good for the heart and makes it easier on the stomach. Mrs. Hill"
08/23/2013: Toourlady89 from Ca, Usa replies: "The deficiency that would be causing arrhytmia would be Magnesium. Search on Magnesium Glycinate, its an inexpensive but one of the best absorbable forms of Magnesium. Its a mineral supplement just like Calcium and Vit. D but we don't hear much about it. Doctors don't prescribe supplements, unfortunately, Nutritional supplementation is something we have to learn and search on our own like what you are doing now. I was in the medical field but It took me many years of search to have found Mg as help for many of my family's health issues. If you go on You Tube, search Magnesium Deficiency, you will learn so much more. Your family could use the info. Hopefully it would help each family member beat the heart irregularities ."
08/23/2013: Mt from Ottawa, On, Canada replies: "Read about Hawthorn, Mistletoe, Parsley (wine for the heart), Cowslip and Budwig diet"
08/24/2013: Happy from Up The Creek In Wv, Usa replies: "In response to Jessica, NYC... have you tried TAURINE? Lead resercher is GEORGE EBY. He has a website.
This is an excerpt from a naturalNews.com article:
Researchers at George Eby Research Institute in Austin, Texas searched for nutrient deficiencies that could cause irregular heartbeats such as premature contractions, atrial fibrillation, and sinus pauses. They found a wealth of literature supporting the amino acids taurine and arginine as common nutrients deficient in people with irregular heartbeats.
The researchers studied case histories of people with very frequent irregular heartbeats and found that 10 to 20 g of taurine per day reduced premature atrial contractions by 50% and prevented all premature ventricular contractions, but did not prevent pauses in heartbeats. They found that adding 4 to 6 grams of arginine immediately terminated essentially all remaining pauses and premature atrial contractions..."
08/24/2013: Toourlady89 from Ca, Usa replies: "1) Magnesium Taurate supplementation helps irregular heart beats. Mg takes 6 to 12 months to build up in the system, so, patience. It also needs daily replacement as we use Mg in all our daily life activites.
2) use of Transdermal Mg ( Mg Oil Spray ) on top of taking the pills will speed up the build up process.
3) Epsom salt bath or foot soaks (Magnesium Sulfate) is cheaper and would also help. Eat Magnesium rich foods in addition, but know that Mg in food will not be enough. Pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds, and greens are rich in Mg.
These forms of Magnesium will have favorable reviews on Amazon by people who have used it. Use of Magnesium supplements promotes sound sleep, relief of nervous tension, anxiety and "hundreds" of health issues. Do Search on Magnesium Deficiency."
[YEA] 01/25/2010: Gina from Miami, Fl, Usa: "Cardiac arrhythmia
I started with the Hydrogen Peroxide theraphy for another problem (Chron's disease), also I was experiencing arrhythmia, very bad. To my surprise my arrhythmia start to get less and less frequent. I did some research on google and on this site and found that this therapy is for almost everything. you can google Dr. David G Williams for details and also in this site Bill Munro has a very good posting and also a video showing the inhalation method that you can also try on YouTube. I did the drinking the water with the drops of hydrogen peroxide, but I'm going to try the inhalation. I pray God will protect this site, please do the same!!"
[YEA] 12/28/2009: June from Cincinnati, Oh Usa: "I have a cardiac arrithymia since childhood. I am 54 now. I have researched and researched and researched after going to alot of cardiologists and trying mainstream remedies. I have tried magnesium, B vitamins, salt, potassium,etc. They all helped but did not cure my palpitations. My heart used to skip, and beat incredibly fast. I stopped going to the emergency room because they immediately wanted to do surgery, etc. The whole thing was terrifying. I cured this condition with one drop of REAL elemental iodine in my orange juice in the morning. Sea kelp and drugstore iodine did not work. Dr. Brownstein has written a book about it. You can tell if you are deficient by putting any iodine on the inside of your arm and watching to see if it lasts 24 hours. All my thyroid tests were normal. Every person I have told (who has arrithymia) has had a similiar experience!!!! One itsy bitsy drop of elemental iodine changed my life COMPLETELY. (I also paint my arm with it sometimes.)"Replies
02/11/2010: June from Cincinnati, Ohio replies: "cardiac arrythymia: I wrote previously about the miracle of iodine. I forgot to mention that I take it with selenium for absorption."
03/13/2010: Cazore from London, England replies: "I just ordered some iodine hoping to mimic your results but it says only to use a maximum of 3 days running-could I ask do you use this everyday? I'd love to start using asap I just wanted to check..."
03/21/2010: Lou from Venice, Fl replies: "Having just read the posts on arrythmias, could someone (Perhaps June from Ohio who suggested it) tell me where I could purchase elemental iodine? Thank you. I have had a long standing problem with PAT and PAF and would like to try something different."
EC: Medical Abbreviations:
PAT = Paroxysmal Atrial Tachycardia
PAT = Paroxysmal Atrial Fibrillation
04/05/2010: Lani from Fairburn, Georgia replies: "June, can you be more specific about what kind of iodine you used. I ordered Dr. Brownstein's book this morning, but I need to start something immediately. Please help. Lani email: email@example.com"
[YEA] 07/21/2010: Melissa from Clarksville, Tn replies: "I also have learned that along with avoiding soy (not sure if it is an allergy or what). . . If I have an arrhythmia flare up, I can paint a bit of iodine on my wrist and it will be better in just 5 minutes! I am not quite sure of the reasoning for this unless it is thyroid related (although all my tests came back "normal"). Whatever the reason, it works for me!"
08/31/2010: Alexandros Halaris from Heraklion Crete Greece, Greece replies: "I would like to know the dose in Micromiligrams someone can take and how many times a week, I suffer from AF Idiopathic."
[YEA] 04/26/2011: Daveschiman from Philadelphia, Pa replies: "I got some Nascent iodine and started using it last week. Within a few days my heart stopped skipping beats. I tried many other things on this page, but the iodine seemed to do the trick. I put 7 drops in a 26 oz bottle of water and drank it all day. I also painted a drop on the inside of my left wrist once a day for a week."
09/27/2011: Mike from Princeton, New Jersey replies: "I just read that too much elemental iodine can be fatal. Just want to let people know. June, where did you get your elemental iodine? vibra64(at)msn.com"
04/11/2012: Kc from Boston, Ma replies: "I go to dr brownstein... He is fabulous. Taking iodine for my afib right this second for my afib. Wish me luck!"
[YEA] 08/18/2013: Nancy from Missouri: "I occasionally have bouts of arrythmia: weak, rapid, irregular heartbeats. I've found that a dose of magnesium taurate will get the heart rate back on track in an amazingly short time."