Table of Contents
- QUESTIONS & ANSWERS
- POPULAR REMEDIES
- Adrenal Fatigue Connection
- Aloe Vera
- Apple Cider Vinegar
- Apple Cider Vinegar, Baking Soda, Lime
- Avoid Artificial Sweeteners
- Avoid Lactic Acid
- Avoid Msg
- Avoid Multivitamins
- Cardiac Ablation
- Coconut Oil
- Cold Shower Therapy
- Eliminate Gluten
- Food Triggers
- General Feedback
- Ginger Tea
- Hawthorn, Motherwort
- Magnesium and Omega 3 and 6 Oils
- Magnesium Oil
- Magnesium, Eating Less
- Multiple Remedies
- Oil Pulling
- Orange Juice
- Potassium and Magnesium Citrate Electrolyte Solution
- Reader Warning
- Remedies Needed
- Techniques to Reset the Heart Rhythm
- Vitamins B1, B6 and B12
[YEA] 04/15/2013: Lucinda from Belmont, Sw, Nod: "Re: Heart Palpitations: Take magnesium. Google: Dr. Carolyn Dean Magnesium and heart palpitations. Take EFA's. Google: George Eby Heart Palpitations Monitor your Omega 6 and Omega 3 Fatty Acid intake. The ration of 6 to 3 must be NO MORE THAN 4 to 1. Take a good EFA..."
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Cold Shower Therapy
[YEA] 01/17/2008: Lisa from Victoria, Texas: "I woke up early this morning and went right into one of the worst panic attacks of my life. Nausea, dizziness, heart rate going at about twice what it normally does... I found this site after looking for quick ways to lower my hart rate because I was having trouble breathing. I decided to give the cold shower treatment a try and, while I regretted it for the first five minutes or so, I am now feeling totally back to normal. I'll be sure to use this method in the future as it works so much faster than any medication I have tried."
[YEA] 09/28/2011: Hooper from Colorado Springs, Co: "I was struggling with PVCs off and on for 2 years. The cardiologists said that maybe I had a little damage to my heart from a virus. One gave me anti-arhythmia medication, the other gave me beta blockers. I didn't take either, because I didn't want to be sedated. Then a friend who had, had a small heart attack told me that her natural doctor told her to go off gluten because it causes inflammation of the heart. So I went off gluten and my heart went 90% back to normal. I still don't understand why my body won't put up with gluten, but I am just happy to have relief and my life back."
[SIDE EFFECTS] 10/01/2010: Karla from Brooklyn, Ny: "Vinegar, any kind (apple cider, rice vinegar, balsamic vinegar etc) and even in minute amounts, gives me heart palpitations and erratic heart rhythms so I have to avoid it like the plague."Replies
10/06/2010: Jake from Columbus, Ga replies: "Aspartame... Does it every time."
[WARNING!] 08/20/2012: Sugarboo from Cocoa Beach, Florida, Usa replies: "Vinegar of any kind speeds up the your metabolism. Eating vinegar is like taking caffeine or a diet pill to lose weight. So if you have any heart problems or are having heart palpataions, etc. Dont eat any!"
01/13/2012: Systemchip from Burbank, Ca, Us: "Back in late December I started to take what are called "nootropics" or amino acid and other pills to increase mental performance, focus and clarity. I have ADD and wanted to try something more natural vs taking ADD medication, this turned out to be a very bad idea. I was taking a combination of drugs for 2 weeks with no heart related issues however when I added what is known as Piracetam is caused very bad prolonged heart palpitations for 8 hours. I went to the emergency room and they acknowledged my blood pressure was 180 and heart rate was extremely high although didn't tell me what, they didn't do anything because they had no idea what the problem was. I ended up driving home and the attack episode went away a day later.
What did I take?
The night before I took Bacopa Gold and 500mg of L-Tryptophan
Woke up and 2 hours after doing so I had: 100mg DMAE, 500mg L-Carnitine (alcor), 1200 Omega 3, 100mg Rhodiola.
About 2-3 hours after taking that I then took 2g of Piracetam and Alpha GPC choline 600mg
About an hour later my heart started to pump extremely fast and I started to have uncontrollable muscle spasms and shaking, the kind you get when you are cold. I then started to have electric shocks in my heart.
Over that same week I went back to the emergency room another 2 times, they ran an EKG a total of 3 separate times, a complete blood analysis and didn't find any problems other then my electrolyte and vitamin d levels were a little low. The 2 times after the first incident I went to the hospital, it was 1 time because I had a caffeine drink and a 3rd time it was because I had a bowl of pasta. Subsequently for the next 2 weeks I had heart palptations/blood pressure increases randomly and after eating a wide variety of foods (too many to really pinpoint it on any specific thing). On Christmas day I went to a party and with my lack of control and lack of any symptoms at the time I decided to try some alcohol, didn't have too much but I noticed about 30-60 minutes later I had another attack which lasted for about 2 hours and it was pretty severe, obviously I haven't touched that since.
So now it is over a month since the first attack and I'm happy to say that things have gotten a little better, I can drink caffeine now with no attacks(just tried it once to see if I would get an attack, not daily) however I am still feeling irregular heartbeats on a daily basis. A week ago they did a holter test but they are still waiting for ther results back. I'm 99% confident they are going to see irregular heartbeats throughout the day. I have tried just about every natural cure and remedy listed on this website. So far one of the supplements I was actually taking before, L-Carnitine I decided to try again and that decreased the amount of attacks I have been getting but didn't stop them, taking around 1MG a day. I've also been taking hawthorne, coq10, omega3, potassium, multivitamin. To minimize any potential that these attacks are initiated from any of the supplements I take daily I have tried varying changes from not taking any supplements at all to taking some and not others, no change I made to vitamin regimen has had any noticeable effect other then the L-Carnitine. I also tried Apple Cider Vinegar, however in my case similar to magnesium(below) it actually caused heart palpitations for a few hours.
I've also tried taking Magnesium citrate which I had an attack as a result of that. At the moment of this post I am suffering from another attack because I decided to try a bath in bath salts(filled with magnesium chloride). Almost instantaneously I started to have major heart palpitations to the point where I could feel my lip moving from the blood flowing through my head. I thought this just might be my body absorbing it so I decided to sit in there for a total of 8 minutes and then got out. I measured my blood pressure and heart rate. It went up to 138/77 with HBM at 93. This is certainly within safe levels but caused one of the more severe attacks. Luckily the high heart rate only lasted for a mere 20 minutes as I measured it 10 minutes after the first test and it dropped to 117/75 with HBM at 65. Needless to say I'm not trying Magnesium again as on 2 separate incidents it caused an attack. I am confident this is not anxiety and sitting in a bathtub full of magnesium should help to prove this. I felt very relaxed but the heart palptations came on suddenly and violently. In fact the Drs prescribed me Xanax and I took one yesterday and it actually CAUSED heart palpitations, albeit was the first time it caused heart palpitations, but with taking it previously I can't honestly say it caused my heart palpitations to stop, just made me "not care" about the heart palpitations I was experiencing.
Another thing I have noticed is that some nights my heart rate and blood pressure drop significantly and I start to feel tired but oddly enough it makes me feel good. The lowest I have ever seen my blood pressure go to was 96sys, 56dia, 52 HBM. When I saw it this low I decided to get up and walk around as I know anything below 60 is potentially life threatening. Luckily the only symptoms I ever experienced with this low heart beat was tiredness.
Other times during the day I will get so tense, I will get tingling sensations throughout my body which is usually a precursor to an attack, I would say its adrenaline being released but they tested my Thyroid multiple times to ensure it wasn't hyperthyroidism. Another doctor thought it might be pheochromocytoma which was a good guess but after a blood test for it, turned out a no. Whatever is causing this started from the pills I was taking.
I've also noticed I lost weight, I used to weigh around 150 for 2 years and over the past month it has dropped to 143. Additionally in the first few days of the initial attack I started to see skin pigmentation on my hands, arm and face, little brown dots but the Drs do not think is related. I read this is a symptom of hyperthyroidism but after 2 blood tests 2 weeks apart they say my thyroid levels are fine.
Additionally, whenever I perform any kind of mild physical activity such as going up and down stairs I notice my heart rate shoots up to a comparable extent as if I just sprinted and then suddenly stopped.
Just to summarize all the symptoms: Heart palpitations, skin pigmentation, tingling sensations, high blood pressure/heart racing during severe attacks however most of the time I have heart palpitations without any increase in blood pressure or heart rate. Over the past 2-3 weeks I have not seen my blood pressure exceed 140 during the attacks and most of the time it is within what I would consider my normal range during the palpitations, extreme heart rate for mild physical activity, Heart palpitations can last anywhere from 2-48 hours (yes I had heart palpitations for days non-stop worst feeling ever).
I am a Healthy (or so the Drs say) 21 year old male. I'm starting to think it may be sinus tachycardia or something related. I possibly just created a new health problem nobody has ever heard of before or it is so uncommon the doctors can't pinpoint what the problem is. Noting that I have periods of "normalcy" I am however hopeful I did not cause any permanent damage to my heart as my blood pressure was never recorded to exceed 190sys and my heart rate never exceeded 135 at the peak of my attacks. Attacks can be mild or severe as in the case of me taking magnesium. Anybody have an idea as to why I would have heart palpitations and a racing heart beat from magnesium? Isn't magnesium supposed to calm yourself? I know its not anxiety as not even the anxiety pills help stop the heart palpitations. I have pretty much tried everything at this point and the only thing I can hope is either my body is still trying to get back to normal and I haven't discovered what is causing my body to be off balance. In this case I would hope it would just go away over time as either the attacks have started to become less severe or I just have less anxiety when I have an attack since they are becoming part of every day life. I pretty much can't go throughout the day now without having heart palpitations, even if my blood pressure and heart rate is completely normal during palptations.
At this moment I have an echocardiogram scheduled on the 19th and I am still awaiting the results of the holter test I did last week. I'll also be seeing a cardiologist next month. Unless anybody else has an idea I suppose all I can do is wait to see if things return back to normal or see if they prescribe me beta blockers to see if that stops it, but since my blood tests show everything is fine not sure they would do that. I've just basically given up at this point because I have tried every solution I can find on the internet and either it causes an attack or does absolutely nothing at all to solve it. I appreciate anybody who has taken the time to read this long post and would sincerely appreciate anybodys help or advice about this."Replies
01/13/2012: Jen from Bozeman, Mt, Us replies: "Wow.....
Firstly, what kind of thyroid tests have you had done? TSH, Free T3, Free T4, Total T3, Total T4 etc. It sounds to me like either a pituitary, thyroid, or adrenal issue. All three of these endocrine organs are homeostatic regulators. They are like your bodies control boxes. All three of them can effect your heart in some way or another. The Free T3 and Free T4 with the TSH are more "accurate" blood tests. If your doctors did the Total T3 and Total T4 they are pretty useless. If you are hyper then just TSH will tell you nothing. Even in hypo situations TSH is pretty useless. TSH or Thyroid Stimulating Hormone does exactly what it says. Your Pituitary sends out TSH when its messenger hormones tell it your T3 and T4 are too low.
Adrenal issues are the same. Most doctors wont even test for them and if they did they wouldn't do the right tests. One way to find out by yourself if it is a possible adrenal issue is to go in a dark room with a flash light and a mirror. Leave the flash light off for about 10 seconds than look into the mirror while shining the light towards your eyes ( not directly at them). If your pupils dilate like they should then your adrenals are telling them to do what they are supposed to. If on the other hand your pupils fluctuate between dilation and open at all or stay wide open then you can be pretty sure your adrenal glands are ill. Another easy test is to sit down and take your blood pressure. Immediately after then take it again while standing. If it drops then your adrenals are probably ill. It should go up if your adrenals are fine.
Pituitary issues are much less common than adrenal and thyroid issues but still possible. Your pituitary can affect so many organs including your adrenals and thyroid that it can be a big problem if it's out of whack.
My other thought is that it can be an electolyte problem that was possibly started by your supplements or maybe by your adrenal glands or kidneys. If your adrenals are ill then your aldosterone level may be low. Aldosterone signals the kidneys to excrete potassium. If serum potassium gets too high then your heart will most definitely be affected. If your kidneys are not excreting the potassium due to being ill then you will get the same situation with your heart. You probably don't need supplemental potassium. If you want to make sure your getting enough then drink an isotonic drink (sodium/potassium/calcium/magnesium) to make sure your taking in the correct balance of electrolytes. Coconut water (some people hate the taste) is isotonic which means it has the same electrolyte balance as your blood. I drink at least two of them a day and honestly feel terrible if I don't so I am an addict now:)"
01/30/2012: Lissa from Mechanicsville, Va replies: "Re heart palps and problems with magnesium
Please get a heavy metals test ASAP. My heart palps were coming from and continue to come from a buildup of toxic metals in my system. The magnesium chelates heavy metals and in the beginning you will experience heart palps taking it. I was off the charts with mercury, lead, arsenic and tungsten. It took me 10 years to find a doc who would do the test because despite me telling them that I felt awful they would tell me that I looked good. I had no thyroid function by the end and no sex hormones. My thyroid is coming back now after treating and going completely off gluten in all forms, soy, canola and trying to avoid gmo's."
02/05/2012: Greenshoes99 from Valparaiso, In replies: "Systemchip, I feel your pain. Until one actually suffers the spiraling hellhole of anxiety, racing heart, palpitations and the feeling of being 'shocked' constantly - with traditional MD's totally clueless and telling you that you are okay - they cannot possibly understand.
I have experienced all your symptoms and based on what you wrote - including the skin pigmentation - you almost surely have some form of adrenal fatigue/adrenal exhaustion. I was finally diagnosed with 3rd stage adrenal exhaustion by an amazing doctor, after wasting thousands on traditional MDs and even having a head endocrinologist at one of the biggest medical clinics in the country tell me that I was fine and didn't have a problem based off my extensive lab test results! It's sickening how so many in the medical field have become so utterly stupid when it comes to diagnosing people (such as not bothering to listen to the patient's symptoms, only their lab results) who are going through a form of hell most people cannot even begin to understand. Would not wish this on my worst enemy.
Mine started by taking in pure organic extra virgin coconut oil. That triggered some kind of adrenal crash that was actually years in the making - but it has led me to suffer horribly for the past 5 months and contemplate suicide when that was never anything I would have considered before. Again - if you have not experienced this kind of torture of your own body being out of control for MONTHS on end (let alone hours or days) then you cannot begin to pass judgement on those of us who seek natural cures as opposed to the idiotic allopathic medicine approach which by the way, is partly responsible for this because I was submerged in anti-depressants, anti-anxiety pills and antibiotics for most of my 36 years on this earth, and now I think they set the groundwork for what am I going through.
Anyway Systemchip, I am betting that your holter monitor will be normal and NOT show any indication of irregular heartbeat or such a low percentage your cardiologist will send you on your merry way, telling you all is well. I also bet your echocardiogram will be totally normal as well. With low blood pressure and low heart rate you most likely will not get a prescription for beta-blockers anyway, which is good. I say this because I literally JUST went through this all with my cardiologist, I was 100% sure he'd see abnormalities on my test as I could document to the second when they happened -- but nothing.
If it is adrenal/hormonal, those doctors cannot help you but there is a wonderful doctor who can, and he's actually in California where I see you are from. Please message me if you want more details."
02/24/2012: Bbruza from Los Angeles, Ca replies: "I would like the name of the doctor from Greenshoes99. I live in California and experiencing arrhythmia currently and seeking alternative ways to resolve it. Thanks!"
03/22/2012: Voyager6 from Los Angeles, Ca replies: "I would like the contact info of the California doctor."
06/21/2012: Donna from Oceanside, California, United States replies: "I would love a referral to this doctor in California. I am in San Diego and desperate! I can't even sleep at night my palps are so bad! It is torturous!"
08/26/2012: Ralaur from Laguna, California replies: "Greenshoes99 from Valparaiso you advised a pov about a doc for adrenal fatigue in california. If you would'nt mind providing a refferal name and number. Would appreciate, ralaur"
08/29/2012: Rita from Bloomington, In replies: "I would also like the information and name of the Dr. In Calif. Rita. Lutes(at)yahoo.com Thank you very much. Rita"
10/17/2012: Titoman from Phoenix, Az replies: "Systemchip, There is something else to consider about your symptoms. Hashitoxicosis. It sounds like you are experiencing hyperthyroid storms. This can be fatal. What happens is you are swinging back and forth from hypo to hyperthyroid. TSH tests will never find this, nor will t3 and t4 tests. You must be tested for free t3, free t4, reverse t3, and reverse t4. If your heart is weak or comprimised from your thyroid then it can't handle things like coq10, ingesting virgin coconut oil and sometimes not even omega 3.
Have the tests done first. You may have a copper deficiency. It may be that you can not handle magnesium because magnesium helps your body absorb and use iodine. The iodine overload will cause: you guessed it, hyperthyroid storms. You probably need to work with an endo who believes in natural cures as well.
Have your hair tested and do a saliva test to test your cortisol level. Your hair test will be like turning on a flashlight in a dark garage. You will then be able to see what kind of car is in the garage. Copper is like the brakes on your hyperthyroid, zinc is like an accelerator good for hypothyroid. The fast palps sound like hyperthyroid which means take copper for a week then add iron because they work together. The opposite would be zinc and selenium which is good for hypo but bad for hyper. A cople weeks later then start to add a little bit of zinc because you need a proper balance of copper and zinc to have a positive functioning thyroid. Let me know how things work."
04/28/2013: Drgb from St.louis, Missouri, Usa replies: "It's disturbing to read all the various self-treatments being tried for arrhythmias. No one, including the medics, are addressing what I believe is the underlying cause. The body requires certain elements in balance with one another in order to function normally. Your body cannot produce minerals if they're absent, and drugs cannot take their place. The heart requires several different minerals in correct proportions to beat regularly. Rather than start experimenting by guessing which ones are needed to balance the ratios, seek a practitioner knowledgeable about mineral balance. They will do the proper testing (usually hair analysis) to determine your specific needs and you'll find that many other health concerns disappear when the body is given what it requires to function properly. There is no "silver bullet" and what works for you may be completely wrong for someone else. So if your problem goes away after taking or limiting certain minerals, the likelihood the same advice will work for your friend/spouse/in-law/co-worker/bookie, etc. Is near zero. BTW, I'm an O.D., and the most likely professions to be of help will be naturopaths (N.D.) or chiropractors (D. C. ) in the U.S. Most "mom and pop" health food stores can direct you to people in your area who may be of help.
Remember, it's all about mineral balance. G.B."
02/15/2009: Jim from Tuckerman, Arkansas: "I've been suffering from heart palpitations for 37 years and had every kind of test run to see what was causing the problem. Guess what, the doctors could not find a thing wrong. Sound familiar? I have been observing the palpitations closly for a long time and I have concluded that they are caused by intestinal gas which exerts pressure up on my diaphram and my heart reacts to it, and by the way, one cardiologist said that I have a sensitive heart. This makes sense, since the gas pressure is there the heart will sense that and skip a beat or several in a row. Suggestions from anyone? Jim"Replies
02/16/2009: Joyce from Joelton, Tn replies: "Hello Jim from Tuckerman, That is a long time to put up with irregular heartbeats, but it could be something you are deficit in and/or a combination of that with eating stuff you shoudn't be. Believe it or not, I remember seeing a lady with what we call a bijeminal beat. No doctors had found a cause for it either. I suggested that she switch to whole grain products (including making her biscuits with whole wheat flour). The rest of her diet was very good with lots of home grown vegetables from her garden. Hardly any processed foods. Because she also was having trouble sleeping & admitted to some stress, a good stress tablet at meal times and bed time was also suggested. A few weeks later she dropped into the clinic just to tell me that she was feeling better than she had felt in years. Palpating her pulse while we were talking, her bijem was gone and replaced with a regular, normal pulse.
Now let's talk about those things you shouldn't be eating. Since you are sending e mails, I assume you have a computer and are on line. Do yourself a favor and type in (excitotoxins) in your search window and hit go. You will find that the two major toxins are monosodium glutamate and aspartame. Copy down all those names they hide monosodium glutamate (MSG) under and go into your kitchen and start reading labels on everything you eat or drink and you should also include any chewing gum, snuff, and chewing tobacco. You will quickly learn that almost every processed food in your kitchen contains one or both and both of them are known to cause heart palpitations, panic attacks, and other much more serious things. Don't forget to read labels on your raw meats that you bought at the supermarket, because I found two of the very popular brands of chicken and beef listed chicken broth and natural flavors or natural flavoring. Although MSG wasn't mentioned in either case, the chicken broth in one brand is loaded with MSG, and the other brand of chicken and beef also listed natural flavors or natural flavoring on the ingredients. This is also MSG. I have found a couple of brands of canned vegetables that listed from MSG, and mentioned it again in the same ingredient list under the names hydrolyzed plant protein, and natural flavoring. You are safer in the frozen food section, but stay away from the preseasoned frozen vegetables too because they are more likely to have one or both of the 2 major excitotoxins in them. You can find a few soups, salad dressings, sauces, etc. without them but it takes time, because it isn't easy to find them.
Now one other thing we need to talk about is magnesium, because this mineral has a lot to do with regulating the heart rhythm and the blood pressure. If you are still eating bleached flour products, this in one of those 52 ingredients taken out in removing the bran and bleaching process. Then they add 8 back and call it enriched! Truth is, it is depleted of 44 nurtients after this so called enrichment. Magnesium is one of those things that most of us would check out low on these days. Also magnesium is hard to replenish to the desired level without getting its laxative effect also. But since reading about transdermal replenishment to avoid the laxative side effect, thereby retaining the needed magnesium, it seems that my cup or two of epsom salts (magnesium sulfate) in a good bathtub of warm water should do a decent job of replenishing without getting diarrhea, and rather inexpensive to do when you can get a 2 lb. box of epsom salts at a few stores, like dollar tree, for $l.00. Why don't you give these suggestions a few weeks try and let us know how you're doing. LOL in this case means lots of luck to you."
05/06/2011: Amy from Austin, Tx replies: "I have had the same problem for several years Jack. Have you found anything that is relieving your symptoms?"
[YEA] 08/06/2012: Sidhu from Burlington, Ont,canada: "I used ginger tea for irregular heart beat and it worked for me. Take fresh ginger1/2 inch piece.Thanks"
[YEA] 11/01/2010: Danray from Panama City, Florida: "I suffered skipping heart beats rapid heart rate, acid reflux and panic attacks for 15 years. Now all that is gone. I found out that Hawthorn will stop the irregular heart beat in minutes. Also found out the cause was poor digestion accompanied by stress. Apparently the intestines have some similar tissues to the heart. I thought perhaps my heart palps were due to food alergies because they seemed to come on strong after a meal. I am taking several enzymes to correct my digestion and the hawthorn. My heart now beats normal all the time in the low 60s at rest. Used to be in the mid to high 90s at rest. Ive not felt this good in years."Replies
11/02/2010: Candy from Fort Madison, Ia replies: "What kind of hawthorn did you use? pill, or tincture? Thanks."
12/10/2011: Jerry from Seal Beach, Ca: "Try alcohol-free hawthorn extract and the lowest alcohol content motherwort extract, read the bottle for dosage, don't bother with water, take equal quantities, and I think it will promptly cure your palpitations."
[YEA] 11/30/2011: Jerry from Seal Beach, Ca: "Please look at my submission under Tachycardia, titled Motherworth and Hawthorn, to get my remedy for heart palpitations. This is fast heartbeat, a sudden rise to 150 beats per minute or more, even to the 200 beats per minute range. The remedy I found and have tested over years is very fast for me, and very reliable. My submission under Tachycardia, titled Motherwort and Hawthorn, gives details. I think the medical community should know about this but I think the pharmaceutical industry would find a way to make money off a chemical variation. The herbs themselves do a remarkable job."
Magnesium Remedy for Heart Palpitations
Home Remedy Ingredients
You can quiet your heart palpitations by taking magnesium supplements or by using Transdermal Magnesium Therapy to restore necessary magnesium reserves. Magnesium is a critical component of proper muscle functioning, and the heart is essentially a muscle.
[YEA] 12/19/2008: Jackie from Cape Coral, FL, USA: "Magnesium for heart palpitations/panic attacks: I thank God for this site. I was having scary heart palpitations at night, and I knew it was panic attacks. The only course my doc offered was xanax, and as I was rushed through the visit there was no time to talk alternatives. I am not one of those people who thinks happiness is a pill away. I did my own research, and decided to try a magnesium supplement. The FIRST NIGHT I was heart palpitation-free. I can't believe doctors would rather throw a dangerous pill at you rather than discuss the effects of diet, exercise, and soda (caffeine&aspatame) on your body. Try Magnesium first, and make sure you are getting your potassium too!"Replies
12/21/2008: Joyce from Joelton, Tn replies: "Hi Jackie, Welcome to the world of reality. Your doctor doesn't tell you a lot because of the AMA which is the strongest union in the USA. When they get wind of someone recommending anything that medicine doesn't have control of, they start hollering "Quack, quack" and trying to put them out of business. Psst! Ever hear of that site called "Quack Watch"!? Not many doctors want to run that risk with all the debt from medical school hanging over their heads or even after that debt is paid. It also explains why the big pharmaceuticals, AMA, and other allies making a living in the health field are so interested in closing down the health food stores, making vitamins, minerals, herbs and supplements available by prescription only. I hope & pray that this current attempt will be such a flop that they will never try it again. But play it smart and go buy you a few good books on recognition of and uses of our local herbs that most people call weeds. That way, we might not be able to get herbs from other countrys but we can surely find enough in our own localities to still be winners healthwise.
I am cheered up by people like you and the other one I just read in EC that figured out that mixing powdered blood root (which is a very easily recognized wild flower) with DMSO for skin cancer on her own. YEA! EC readers & sharers, keep using those heads for something besides a hat rack! We can all learn from one another and enjoy better health, and better health starts with what you eat & drink.
I was just reading something about Michigan, which first started fluoridating the public water, supply is now rethinking on the wisdom of this, because of so many reports of connections to bone cancer and other unwanted problems from this toxin produced as a byproduct of producing aluminum which could only be sold for pesticide or rat poison, before somebody got the idea of forcing it on the people on the public water system. I also read where Maryville, Tn. finally got it removed from their public water supply in the past couple of years. If
people keep wising up, our health is gonna increase likewise. But winning the battle with FDA, AMA, MSG, aspartame and the others isn't going to be easy."
01/24/2010: Chachazoom from Sutton, Ontario replies: "Regarding heart palpitation and magnesium supplements... It is important when using magnesium supplements to keep daily intake of maganese under 2 mg. Too much manganese crowds out magnesium uptake and causes an irregular heartbeat.
Check vitamin and all supplements to make sure there is no more than 2 mg a day"
04/23/2011: Florie from San Francisco, California replies: "There is a wonderful book, "The Alternative Medicine Guide to Heart Disease, " that covers all of this. It is brilliantly laid out, and the information is extremely helpful. Magnesium is included, of course. I highly recommend it. It saved me."
04/24/2011: Pjdez from Birmingham, Alabama replies: "I went to the ER today because for the 3rd day in a row my palpitations were occurring too often and this time around I had chest pains. The ER doc ran all kind sof tests and the old ticker is fine. He also said both potassium and magnesium were fine. He mentioned that I don't treat with anti-arrythmic drugs because they tend to do worse things since palpitations are a defense mechanism that kicks in when the electric signal isn't working right."
[SIDE EFFECTS] 06/09/2011: K from Hartford, Ct replies: "What happens when you try a magnesium supplement (mag. Oxide) and you get a rash in reaction to it? Should you try other kinds? Or are you allergic at all?"
Magnesium and Omega 3 and 6 Oils
[YEA] 04/15/2013: Lucinda from Belmont, Sw, Nod: "Re: Heart Palpitations:
Take magnesium. Google: Dr. Carolyn Dean Magnesium and heart palpitations.
Take EFA's. Google: George Eby Heart Palpitations
Monitor your Omega 6 and Omega 3 Fatty Acid intake. The ration of 6 to 3 must be NO MORE THAN 4 to 1. Take a good EFA (Omega 3). Spend the money on a good one, to save your sanity and your heart. (See: selfnutritiondata.com for the ratios of Omega 6 to 3 in many foods. ) Good Luck to us all. Lucinda"
[YEA] 05/11/2010: Lori from Long Beach, Ca, Usa: "I have been having heart palpitations for a few months now. I thought caffeine was causing them and cut it out of my diet completely. Didn't solve the issue. I also tried various magnesium supplements, which gave me diarrhea and didn't stop the palpitations. About a week ago I decided to try magnesium chloride which I had bought a few months ago at an aquarium supply store but never used. I made up a 50/50 magnesium oil solution by adding 1 cup of boiling water to 1 cup magnesium chloride crystals and stirring until the crystals dissolved. After the oil had cooled, I slathered about 3 tablespoons of the oil all over my chest and also on my right armpit. I then put on an oversized, button down shirt, leaving it wide open at the top so the magnesium oil wouldn't get soaked in the cloth, and waited about 15 minutes before washing it off. Only 5 minutes into the treatment, I felt my whole body relax and the tense feeling I had in my chest immediately dissipated.
I have been doing this treatment twice a day now for the past 5 days and have not had any more palpitations. I feel so much better now! Hope this helps someone."Replies
09/05/2010: Vandu from Silver Spring, Md replies: "Hi Lori, thanks for sharing. My dad just noticed something was off with his heartbeat and the doctor told him he had an irregular heartbeat. I want to suggest the mag oil to him. Funny I just got a bag of flakes recently. It came with a sample bottle of mag oil as well so I immediately tried it. Didn't notice much yet (i was looking for feeling more calm). Last night I tried it on my leggs (3 sprays). My legs broke out in hives, had to wash it off to get relief and apply emu oil alo vera. Have you head a reaction like that to mag oil?
You posted in May 2010. How has it been going since then? Are you still applying mag oil regularly?
Magnesium, Eating Less
[YEA] 12/08/2009: Qamrul A. Khanson from Mississauga, Ontario, Canada: "A palpitation is an abnormality of heartbeat that causes a conscious awareness of its beating, whether it is too slow, too fast, irregular, or missing in between at its normal frequency. I have been a heart patient for the last ten years and I felt worst from my palpitation.
Every fifth beat of my heart went missing and I felt a noisy gear like sound in my heart. The feeling was anxiety but no pain. I went to ER, blood analysis and ECG were perfect except my Magnesium was a bit low. Doctor attending me gave me a sip of Magnesium solution. I came back home hale and hearty.
The next day, I again noticed the palpitation, this time 15th beat was missing. I went to gym and did my regular yoga, cardio and light weight exercise. The palpitation was gone. Mind you I had not exercised due to flue like symptoms earlier. Since then, I keep Magnesium level to normal, keep exercising and eating less than what I use to eat earlier. I am better and have not felt palpitation yet.
I think controlling the amount and quality of food is key to solve the problem. Always eat and fill 1/3 rd of your stomach. Keep 1/3rd for water and 1/3rd should remain empty. You will live for a long time."
Blackstrap Molasses for Heart Palpitations
Home Remedy Ingredients
- Blackstrap Molasses - 1 Tablespoon
Blackstrap molasses (more concentrated than most grocery store offerings) is rich in iron, magnesium, and other nutrients that can help in proper heart functioning. Add a tablespoon of molasses to your daily diet for continued heart health.