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[BETTER BUT NOT CURED] 03/03/2009: RON from TAVERNIER, FL: "As you know i have been here before with many hit and miss theories about what is going on in my body. i have stumbled across some information and compared it to my current conditions aside from the atrial fib and think i have found the key. it is my belief my atrial fib was caused by a toxic substance in my blood. i had been found as having leaky gut syndrome some time ago and having a toxin in my blood by those that do blood work with a microscope. i thought little of it then and now i am starting to put pieces to together. those pieces are antibiotic use in the past, a poor gut flora, fungus under my toenails, poor digestion, malabsorbtion, sinus problems, post nasal drip, blowing my nose after eating, constipation and or diarrea, itchy skin rashes that come and go for no reason, and some other irritaions not enough to worry about alone but then as a whole have indicated i need probiotics to repair the leaky gut that is leaking toxins into my blood stream. and to correct the obvious candidasis in my body.
since taking the probiotics i have noticed some improvements in my body and realize it can take some time to correct the issues but i appear to be on track to correcting what ails me. for the very first time i think i have really hit on the root source of the atril fib problem and that the atrial fib is a symptom of other things going on and not the cause of the off balanced body. my body can not become alkaline with foreign bodies and pathogens living inside.
no chronic condition can be corrected until the body becomes alkaline and that body can not become alkaline if the gut flora is dominated by putrid toxin creating bacteria and that body can not correct itself with candida caused by the medical profession giving out antibiotics like candy. i have found out more and more with each passing day that if one wants to live a good life and a long life they need to stay away from doctors unless they have had an accident or stab wound or something similar because other than that they are pretty much killing us with drugs."
EC: Thank you for the update, Ron!
07/28/2009: Soyjim from East Alton, Illinois replies: "I came across your post under fibrillation. My mother has this condition and is under a medical doctors care. I also thought that fungal infections might have an impact on this condition. She and I have splotches on our skin. My sisters have them also. They all think they are just age spots and I am puffing in the wind when I suggest they are fungal related. The five doctors I have been to for the condition have humored me somewhat giving me some medications that helped some but did not cure me. Antibiotics, prednisone, Lamisil pills, Nizaral pills, and one other anti fungal pill that the name escapes me. I have calloused red feet that I believe is a moccasin type Fungal infection. If I could get rid of that I now think my problem would be solved. For several years nothing has been able to eliminate this but it is not intolerable. I believe your ph balance theory is a good idea. The three things I have done that I believe have been most effective for what I believe is a systemic fungal infection are listed next. started drinking the borax water about a month ago, have used vinegar solution soaks off and on for several years. recently added peroxide to this which I think may be better. Thirdly I grow a pro biotic culture in a warm brewers yeast and tap water solution. I have been drinking this for about ten months. Good luck and post If you find something that solves a long standing fungal problem."
11/21/2010: Ron from Tavernier, Fl replies: "NO CRONIC CONDITION CAN BE CORRECTED WITHOUT GETTING THE PH RIGHT AND FLUSHING TOXINS FROM THE BODY. DRUGS ARE A BAND AID AND DO NOT WORK. LET FOOD BE YOUR MEDICINE. ALKALIZE YOUR BODY WITH VEGETABLE JUICE AND USE PLENTY OF RAW GARLIC. AVOID ALL FLOUR, SUGAR AND PROCESSED FOODS. START A RAW FOODS DIET AND DO PLENTY OF JUICING.
YOUR DOCTOR IS NOT SCHOOLED TO HEAL, HE IS SCHOOLED TO GIVE LIVER DAMAGING DRUGS AND HAS NO CLUE ABOUT YOUR CONDITION. IT IS MY BELIEF IF ONE WANTS TO STAY HEALTHY ONE SHOULD AVOID A DOCTOR AND HIS DRUGS. CELLULAR CLEANSING ALLOWS THE BODY TO HEAL, DRUGS CONTAMINATE THE BODY. USE THE INTERNET AND INVESTIGATE FOR YOURSELF."
01/12/2012: Ladyliza from Granada Hills, Ca replies: "Some AF is caused my heavy caffeine consumption.. Hopefully you don't imbibe much. Are you drinking ACV daily with water? That will help kill the candida. Also I would suggest not eating any mushrooms, mold, or yeast.. As it contributes to the problem. The ACV will help turn your acidity to alkaline. You need to get off of anything sweet as it is hard to get rid of candida when you eat sugar. I take 3 garlic pills a day and my white coated tongue has improved a lot. Good luck!"
[YEA] 08/05/2012: Errol from Miami, Fl, Usa: "Well it has been over 72 hours since my root canal infected teeth were pulled. The dentist showed me the pus that was festering in my gums and had to scrape pus and dead tissue from my bone, do a bone graft and fill a big hole where tissue had died. The other dentist really did a number on me. For years this infected mess called root canals that was suppose to safe was pumping toxic waste into my body affecting heart, my sinuses, and possibly my colon and liver. I was a toxic mess. I am sitting here still with the sore mouth the swelling has almost gone away, the afib is not being noticed at all. I have a bridge in my mouth, not as comfortable as the other teeth but not as deadly either. I suspect it will be much more comfotable when the stiches are pulled on the 15th of Aug. 2012. Any with afib should look up the dangers of root canals and you will see the most affected organ from root canals is the heart. I am sure I have cured my a fib and am continuing with my life as a juicer, a faster, and an aloe vera drinking man knowing now I will hit at least 100 years unless I go by accident.. Those years will not be sick years they will be healthy and wise years. The human body has the capacity to live 120 years yet almost no one in this country ever comes close while persons of other countries those that live in high fertile areas do. Maybe its because they drink that dangerous raw milk every day or eat that unpasturized deadly raw yogurt this sick and stupid country bans."Replies
05/17/2013: Kevin from Brooklyn, Ny replies: "Thanks for sharing."
Foods to Avoid: Worchester Sauce
[WARNING!] 12/04/2009: Heather from Miami, Florida: "Over the summer I found a great turkey cumin burger recipe online. We made the burger at least once a week and I always used soy sauce even though the recipe also called for lea and perrins worchester sauce (1/2 soy, half lea & perrins). Towards the end of the summer I finally bought a bottle of lea & perrins to test out in the recipe. Well, within 10 minutes after eating my burger, my heart started to beat erratically. A loud thump and then rapid heartbeats. I figured it might have something to do with the L&P, but to make absolutely certain, I added it again to the recipe a week later. Shortly after eating my burger, my heart started the same erratic racing. I didn't add it to the recipe after that and I had no more issues. Well get this...Today my mother calls me and tells me that she was in the hospital yesterday and they had to restart her heart twice because of atrial fibrillation issues which were triggered shortly after eating. I asked her to go over what she ate shortly before the meal and she said, "scrambled eggs with salt, pepper, milk and a very small amount of lea & perrins". I screamed when I heard that and told her that the sauce had to be the culprit. We went over the lea & perrins ingredients...vinegar, molasses, high fructose corn syrup, anchovies, water, onions, salt, garlic, tamarind concentrate, natural flavorings, chil pepper extract. I jumped online and researched "natural flavorings" and what do you know, it is often a cloaked term for MSG!!!
Anyone with erratic heartbeat or a racing heartbeat should carefully examine the ingredients in the food they ate shortly before the episode. Maybe with the Lea & Perrins it was a combination of the MSG plus the corn syrup that caused a problem with the heart. Who knows. They now want to put a Pacemaker in my mother. Wow!"Replies
12/07/2009: Kathleen from San Antonio, Texas, United States replies: "While I would never defend MGS as a good thing, it may not be the culprit in this case. Unless you and your mother have a known problem with MSG, it is not likely that you have only had an issue with it in this one product (unless the MSG level is particularly high in this product). Unfortunately MSG and high fructose corn syrup are added to MANY products. You might want to consider some of the less common ingredients such as the anchovies or tamarind, maybe even the chili pepper extract."
12/07/2009: Lisa from Thousand Oaks, Ca, USA replies: "I do understand you are not defending msg, on the other hand I find it highly unlikely that anchovies, tamarind or chili pepper would be that offensive. These are all foods that are good for you. MSG is well-known to have lots of side effects and many people don't even recognize that it is one of the causes of their certain problem, whatever that may be. I, as a child, used to have a severe reaction to it whenever we would visit a particular Chinese restaurant. I would go extremely dizzy, my heart would feel faster, my body would feel numb and I would feel very strange and out of control. I was a very slight child so perhaps my size even contributed to the extreme reaction. My dad would always say I was over exaggerating. That was looong before they began to publicly inform everyone about msg and it became a practice for many Chinese restaurants to state in their menus that there is no msg in their food. I would have to say that I think Heather is onto something in this case for her and her mom. Kudos to you Heather for sleuthing this out!"
12/07/2009: Heather from Miami, Florida replies: "Thank you Kathleen and Lisa for your response.
To respond to Kathleen, I don't know about my mother, but I eat tamarind, hot peppers and anchovies without a problem.I have been researching this subject the past couple of days and have found some interesting links......
Atrial Fibrillation and MSG
Here's a good page on MSG:
I also found references to corn syrup and racing heart on Earth Clinic!
http://www.earthclinic.com/CURES/corn-syrup-side-effects.html and http://www.earthclinic.com/CURES/heart_palpitations.html"
12/07/2009: Jane from Passadena, Ca replies: "Interesting links, thank you Heather. I found one of the website's you linked to about MSG and Taurine Deficiency very insightful.
"Taurine is the body's heartbeat regulator. Deficiency states can be induced by MSG because glutamate competes in the body with another sulfur-containing amino acid - cysteine. The body uses cysteine to make taurine - another sulfur-containing amino acid used as a neurotransmitter. A major complaint of MSG symptom complex sufferers is irregular, fast heartbeats, - atrial fibrillation. The same symptom also occurs from taurine deficiency."
Maybe you and your mother can try supplementing with Taurine?"
11/21/2010: Ron from Tavernier, Fl replies: "MSG IS A POISON THAT THE FDA ALLOWS INTO OUR FOOD. AFTER THE DRUG COMPANIES THE FOOD COMPANIES AND THE FDA ARE THE BIGGEST THREATS TO OUR HEALTH. CANCER, DIABETES, AND A FIB ARE BECOMING EPIDEMIC."
11/22/2010: Francisca from Michelbach-le-bas, Alsace, France replies: "I was just intending to post a question asking people here how they feel about it. I have just read a very interesting book about MSG and Aspartame written by an American neurosurgeon: Excitotoxins: the taste that kills, and am now in the process of adapting to a life without MSG (I don't drink fizzy drinks anyway so I guess that I don't need to worry about Aspartame). It is not easy as it comes under so many names and then there also the additives that sometimes have it but sometimes not and the ones that often have it but sometimes not! I have come to the conclusion that if you really want to ban this stuff you can hardly eat anything you buy in the shops. But why have things come to this point? Is the quality of food so bad that otherwise nothing tastes anymore?
The other day someone here was saying that it is even injected in chickens and turkeys.... I have heard (maybe not true) that they spray it on fruit and vegetables and that medication contains it as well..... Right now I am using a specialized toothpaste for my gums and I suspect that it might contain MSG too! Why on earth is it used everywhere? Even stuff you buy in the health store contains it!
Now I am reading another book, about E numbers (the additives they add here in Europe) and there the author tells you that there is nothing to fear about MSG and how good all the additives are, only to go on about all the bad side effects! It is a mess........ I used to be a keen cook but right now I don't have the desire to cook at all anymore. Am I overreacting..."
11/22/2010: Leslie from New Castle, Pa replies: "You think it's bad now... Wait until they pass Senate Bill 510 and the FDA has complete control over all of our food and supplements. Very scary."
11/22/2010: Merryanne from Orange City, Florida, Usa replies: "Hello Francisca, No, I do not think you are over reacting, I also feel the same way about SOY products being in all the foods, even tuna, it is called vegetable broth and it is GMO. I make my own bread, and cook all my food myself, and wash the vegs good but it is impossible to find totally all clean and healthy foods and water, at all times, but keep trying, we must not get lax in our efforts."
07/31/2012: Errol from Miami, Fl, USA: "I have recently read where doctor weston price years ago found out that root canals were responsible for many diseases. his work was overlooked and buried for over 70 years. it seems that these things leak bacteria with no apparent symtoms for years. only when the gums become inflamed and sore does one realize root canals are not what they appear.
then it dawned on me, the fact that shortly after getting 2 root canals in 1995 i started getting afib and tinnitus. could that be the hidden cause of my afib the doctors are clueless about? could that be the one thing all doctors overlook and all dentists say no way? could it be dental procedures are as deadly and dangerous as the poison drugs doctors give us? could it be the entire medical proffesion is out to kill us? i think maybe so. i will know tomorrow when i have these yanked out and replaced with implants. i will post any changes."
01/13/2013: Denise from Oceanside, Ca: "I have been doing research on Arterial Fibrillation for my Father. He has been healthy and strong his whole life and a few years ago was diagnosed with AF. He came back from a trip from Africa with a blistering rash on his mouth and chin. He also had toe nail fungus and had them removed. Then he was diagnosed with AT. He had that heart reset procedure that would correct the problem for a while then lapsed back to AF. I found an obscure French study that stated that ALL AF patients they tested also had H. pylori infection. I have had a feeling there may very well may be a connection of some type of fungal and bacteria infection affecting the heart. Parasites can also disrupt the heart rhythm. I will start him on Olive Leaf and Iodine and Selenium, B 2 , B 3 , Coq 10, Milk Thistle supplements and see what the next EKG says. I will let you know."Replies
01/14/2013: Timh from Louisville, Ky, Usa replies: "Denise: if I am not mistaken, I wathced a YouTube video of the author of this study; a scientist with high degrees and a nobel to boot (if I'm not mistaken). He had enough clout to publish the truth and facts of a common health problem. Dr. Sinatra highly reccomends supplementing Carnitine in combo with the CoQ10 as they commpliment each other in a much better heart health result (he published a book on this but I don't know the title. He also has a youTube page). Also, supplementing the Ubiquinol form of CoQ10 is also reccomended. Also, Vit-E (mixed tocopherols and tocotreinols) work very well w/ Ubiquinol and Selenium. For pathogens, Grapefruitseed extract and Neem will work well in combo or rotate with the Olive Leaf. Oregeno is also indicated."
04/19/2013: Anne from Beaverton, Or replies: "Denise, are you able to post the study information for us to locate it? I've been searching, but don't seem to find that one. Thx."
[YEA] 02/29/2012: Xylnx from Smithtown, Ny: "I have atrial fribrillation for 10 years and have tried virtually all health foods. Molasses (3 tbl/day) appears to have a major difference so far but I will have to wait a couple more months to be sure. It has also lowered my pulse."
[YEA] 03/19/2013: Roland from Wedowee, Al: "Afib and Oat Bran: My Doc suggested a diet and exercise to reduce my cholesterol (239) but I've been doing that for years with little success. I've also had my heart skipping a beat about once or twice per minute (for years).
So, I read where an 8 week diet of a half cup of oat bran each day would lower my cholesterol. I started Feb. 21st and the amazing thing to me is that my heart palpitations stopped on the 22nd and I've not had ONE skip and it's only a few days away from being a month. I feel so much better, so much more energy.
My wife has been making delicious oat bran muffins, pancakes, and also just hot cereal with blueberries, so we haven't had problems sticking with thie diet. I will have my cholesterol checked again after another month but sure don't plan to abandon this diet if things continue as they are now."
11/01/2011: Mila from Welland, Ontario: "I am 65 years young and almost healthy if I wouldn't have irregular heart beat (AF). It started a year ago and my cardiologist put me on Multaq. I had those episodes just 1x a month, they always start at night and last just for a few hours. I bought a heart monitor to check my blood preasure and it tels me as well if my heart beat is irregular. I found that it doesn't matter if I rest or do regular work around the house, it always goes away after maybe 8 hours. Just after 6 months I started to have those episodes every 2 weeks. So, my cardiologist put me on Amiodarone, but after taking just 5 pills (2 1/2 days) I was getting itching rash and swelling on my whole body. I had to go to emergency, where they gave me to use Prednisone for 7 days and a strong antihistamine. For sure I had to stop taking that Amiodarone. My cardiologist put me back on Multaq, but now, just a week of using it again, I am getting those episodes of irregular beating every second day. I've learned that there is actually a Multag Alert issued by FDA, where they are informing about serious liver and lung risks, patients were experiencing increased cardiovascular events and hospitalizations. They are reported some liver failure requiring transplantation and even death... I don't know what to do. In the past my cardiologist was mentioning "radiofrequency ablation", which I learned suppose to be for people with chronic AF, but is this my case?"Replies
11/01/2011: Gavin from Manganui, Northland, New Zealand replies: "It's either potassium or magnesium, you need more of these water solubles as you get older. Bannana is a quick fix, but a supplement might be more productive for the long term. Worrying about it makes it worse."
11/01/2011: Debbie from Melbourne, Australia replies: "Mila I agree with Gavin, research magnesium deficiency and Atrial Fibrillation. Get some magnesium chloride and add it to your bathwater."
11/01/2011: Geneva from Paragould, Ar replies: "I find that magnesuim helps. I take cayenne tea and it helps me. One fourth teaspoon cayenne powder and 4 ounces warm water mix well and drank. I hope this helps you and you feel better soon. God Bless."
12/22/2011: Noel from Lighthouse Beach, Australia replies: "Mila, I suffer from permanent A/F and I am able to live with it. At your age I would strongly recommend ablation. Speak to your cardiologist. The procedure is about 80% successful in preventing a reoccurrence."
09/27/2012: Pam from Venice, Florida, Usa replies: "Minerals- The first time I experienced my heart fluttering I had consumed a large amount of coffee to keep me alert during a long car trip. I also used an over the counter energy drink. About 15 hours later, my heart was fluttering. I was at my sister's house and decided to see what type of supplements she had and found a bottle of Calcium (4 types) combined for 1000mg, Magnesium (3 types) for 500 mg, Zinc (1 type) for 25 mg and Glutanic Acid HCL for 100 mg. The name of this well known company that makes this Calcium, Magnesium, Zinc supplement reminds me of the sun. I took 2 capsules.
My symptom disappeared within about 20 minutes.
I believe this condition is caused by a mineral deficiency since the same symptom was alleviated by this supplement on 2 occasions over the past 2 years."
[YEA] 04/11/2009: Heather from North Little Rock, Arkansas, USA: "My mother has atrial fib and is 87 years old and is doing well on taking a magnesium supplement 100mg, CO enzyme 10 - 100 mg and Calcium tables twice a day. She is on a low dose beta blocker and a blood thinner as well. Her sister is 88 years old and on the same medications and vitamins listed above with atrial fib and still uses a bicycle to get around in Germany. In addition, I found a yoga exercise used for cardiac problems that is supposed to help reverse atrial fib. The exercise is to cover your left nostril of your nose with a finger of your left hand and slowly release any air in your lungs. Then switch to close the right nostril with the same left finger and breath in slowly with your left nostril for a count of 5-7 secs, then alternate and let the air out of the right nostril - continue to do this for about 10 tries. And try to do this on a daily basis or when stressed."Replies
04/11/2009: Pareetp from Los Angeles, CA replies: "This yog pranayam that your mother is doing is called anulom vilom pranayam. This pranayam is especially beneficial for people with heart, high BP problems, asthama,menstrual problems and the list goes on.....I poste s few days back stating having problems with my menstrual cycle.....i wasnt getting them for ever.......i did yoga for 2 days and there my periods were.....I am an Indian and my own parents and family members have used these teshniques for years now....It is very important that heart patients do anulom vilom very gently .....there are a total of 7 important pranayams.For all others i would recommend doing all 7 pranayams in order....just look up the web for the seven essential pranayams....
Kapalbhati pranayam another greaty pranayam assures of getting rid of all skin ailments, heart, high bp, diabetes,even cancer and helps a great deal with psoriasis....I have been doing yoga for 10 days now.....7 pranayams,7 asanas........aaaaaaaamaazing results........I have started believing in the power of yoga.....My grandmom is 104 yrs old....is pretty fit compared to her age.....her secret yoga...she reads newspaper with her own eyes.....has her own teeth intact......I will comeback and post in more details abnout the various asans and the precautions that should be taken ...as not everyone cannot do all the pranayams......."
04/12/2009: Lon from Stanhope, NJ replies: "Pareept, your post is interesting I have atrial tachycardia, and found yoga to be helpful, but I'm confused about the overwhelming amount of info about it and which asanas and breathing techniques are best for me. The terminology you used helps to guide my on line search for help. Thank you for posting it."
11/12/2009: Grayfox88 from Colorado Springs, Co: "I had Atrial Fibrillation and whenever my heart got going real fast, I would take a teaspoon of tobasco sauce. I was taking the hydrogen peroxide in the morning and the tobasco sauce killed the taste. I did get the procedure but I still wonder if I could have got by without it. The tobasco sauce was because it was the only source of Cayene pepper I had."
01/19/2012: Annie from Sheffield, Uk: "LASALOCID, veterinary antibiotic residues of the IONOPHORE class found in all meat and dairy, eggs and poultry. See http://www.freewebs.com/lasalocid
Also I found that porridge oats caused the exact same effect as the lasalocid - I thought it could have become cross contaminated with some animal feed so I abandoned the porridge and no more AF. Wheat may be causing ectopics too. Not sure if it's pesticide related or gluten or something else but ectopics are much reduced since going wheat free."
04/19/2012: Richard from Nottingham, Uk: "One known trigger of atrial fibrillation are veterinary antibiotics. This has been confirmed and they are present as residues in meat and dairy. See www.freewebs.com/lasalocid"
[QUESTION] 08/30/2009: Sid from Springfield, Mo: "Atrial Fibrillation, H. pylori bacteria, yogurt...
A close relative suffers from atrial fibrillation. I looked around for what information I could find, and on one website found this quote:
"Bacteria Linked to Dangerous Heart Rhythm Patients who have atrial fibrillation (AF) (rapid, irregular rhythm in the heart's upper chambers) are 20 times more likely than others to test positive for Helicobacter *pylori* bacteria. Self-defense: If you are diagnosed with AF, you should be checked for H. *pylori*. Controlling the infection using antibiotics reduces (or eliminates) the heart problem. Annibale Sandro Montenero, MD, director, arrhythmia center, and chair of cardiology, MultiMedica General Hospital, Milan, Italy. Overactive Thyroid Tied to Irregular Heart Rhythm" Anne R."
I am aware that some have used yogurt to control the H. pylori, by eating it twice daily over an extended period of time.
Has anyone had any experience with this, either having both atrial fibrillation and an H. pylori infection, or having used yogurt to treat an H. pylori infection with success?"
11/05/2009: Davee from Newark, De replies: "I had a persistent case of AF, which has largely disappeared since my severe case of H Pylori was treated with antibiotics. My doctor's effort to determine whether I even had H Pylori infection was prompted by an obscure article by Italian researchers who found that almost all of the AF patients were infected."
07/06/2012: Margaret from Victoria, B.c. Canada replies: "Re the atrial fibrillation thread - mine usually starts at night - no reason that I can figure. I take a couple of Hawthorne capsules and that usually calms everything down again. Sometimes I have forgotten to eat a banana during the day. Occasionally I take a tablespoon of Floradix Iron. When I was younger and pregnant I often had it and it was very debilitating. I found out by chance that Vitamin B fixed it, too. Thanks for a great web-site."
12/26/2012: Lloyd from Charlotte, Nc replies: "Atrial Fib and tychacardia (irregular and fast) heart problems very often are caused by lack of magnesium.
Just google "Atrial fribulation deficient magnesium" and you'll get lots of info.
I take 500 mg daily of mag citrate. I am 63 and have always had a low resting HR (65) with BP normally 108/77.
I attribute that to Vit E (natural) at 1,000 iu daily and mag/potassium daily along with Co Q 10. And I don't eat especially heathy... I do eat hamburgers and FF. But I take supplements as pointed out above. I take ACV daily, minerals, amino acids some digestive aids, B vitamins, some herbals such as feverfew for elimination of migrains, Ca AEP to ward off a variety of degenerative diseases. I excercise very little but once a week go to the gym and get in a real 20 min cardio workout where I really breath hard and work my legs/heart and lungs. (I argue that this "leg-lung theory of mine says that at least once a week the lungs must be pushed so as not to atrophy and the legs must be pushed so as to keep open blood to capilaries and joints. This will keep one mobile as one ages.)
So I am not a work out nut. I wonder if too much work out can actually hurt over the long run. You must get some but 5 or 6 times weekly? Now if anything I am "extreme" on the suppliment end. I have not listed all the things I take but if it makes sense I seriously consider putting it on my consume list. For instance, I started taking 5,000 mg of arginine in a powder form in the past year. First thing in the morning. Google "arginine health benefits" and you'll find lots of great reasons to take large quantities of arginine. I take inosotol and coline; phosphytydal serine etc. things that can help brain, cardio... I'm into that sort of thing and try to encourage anyone to consume suppliments.
To kill virus/bacteria and fungus infection as the system ages and I lose antibody protection, I drink a little colloidal silver four or five times a week. So I rarely get sick."
02/14/2013: Lucinda from London, On, Canada replies: "Suffering from Atrial Fibrillation? Please google: Dr. Carolyn Dean Atrial Fibrillation. She is a wealth of information, is an MD and a ND. She advocates Magnesium for this ailment. She is so right. Also, check out George Eby Institute re omega 6 fatty acids re the heart...... very eye-opening. I sincerely hope you'll investigate both of these brilliant people."