Natural Cures for Cardiac Arrhythmia

Oct 05, 2016

While it is normal to experience an increase in heart rate due to excitement or even physical exertion, a periodic flutter or skipped beat in your heart’s rhythm may be more than just a normal reaction. If you experience these or other irregularities in heart rhythm, you likely have what is considered heart arrhythmia. While treating heart conditions is sensitive work, natural cures, such as magnesium, apple cider vinegar, cayenne, can support cardiac health and remedy common issues such as arrhythmia.

What Is Cardiac Arrhythmia?

Cardiac arrhythmia can be defined simply as heart rhythm problems. The issue occurs as the electrical impulses that control your heartbeats are interrupted or don’t work properly. This interruption may cause your heart to beat too fast, too slow, or irregularly such as with a skipped beat.

While arrhythmias may cause few to no signs or symptoms, some identifying factors are common (but don’t necessarily mean you have a more serious issue). Fluttering in your chest, a racing heartbeat, a slow heartbeat, chest pain, shortness of breath, lightheadedness, dizziness, and fainting are all indicators of arrhythmias.

What is Mainstream Medical Care for Cardiac Conditions?

Mainstream medical care includes a variety of treatments for cardiac issues, including irregular heartbeats. These treatments include antiarrhythmic drugs, anticoagulant therapy, calcium channel and beta blockers, pacemakers, and radio frequency ablation.

What Natural Treatment Options Treat Irregular Heart Rhythms?

While you should consult a doctor to oversee even natural treatment for irregular heart patterns, you should be able to manage your condition quite well using natural treatments. Arrhythmias respond to a variety of different options, but three of the best are magnesium, apple cider vinegar, and cayenne.

1. Magnesium

Magnesium deficiency is one of the key causes of arrhythmias, so the condition can be treated effectively with a daily magnesium supplement. This treatment helps stabilize the electrical impulses in the heart and prevents irregularities.

2. Apple Cider Vinegar

ACV helps remove toxins from the body that may be contributing to arrhythmias. Additionally, ACV also contains important nutrients such as magnesium and calcium, which help control nerve impulses and blood flow.

3. Cayenne

Cayenne helps stimulate blood flow throughout the body. As the rate of flow is more regulated, so is the overall functioning of the heart.

Even though a cardiac arrhythmia is common does not mean it is safe to ignore. Below, our readers share what cured their cardiac arrhythmia.

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Posted by Ironstone Lookout (Calgary, Alberta) on 05/30/2016
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This has become an awesome forum and it has helped me immensely and I want to thank everyone who has contributed. I was having all kinds of sporadic arrhythmia which was becoming very concerning and very annoying. I have had this condition before but only very occasionally and lasting a minute or two. But last month it was triggered by unknown factors and sometime became scary. I have changed my diet to up my magnesium/potassium intake via natural foods but though slowed it down, didn't solve the problem. I now have started a regimen of magnesium, potassium, Hawthorne supplements, molasses and ACV and have completely put the brakes on the arrhythmia within three days. Wow!

My goal now is to slowly back off on these and figure out which one or what combination actually ceased the condition. Thank you everyone who contributed to this forum and gave such solid advice!

Replied by Fjelljenta

This sounds ~exactly~ like my situation and I can confirm how annoying it is.... Could you please give details regarding your dosages and when you took them? With food, without, etc? I've searched these forums and found many helpful hints. I completely agree with you on thanking everyone who has contributed! This is my go-to site for anything regarding physiology. Thank you all!

Posted by Keith (Carson Valley, Nv) on 04/09/2015
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I'd like to add to the information and my condition and recent remedies and success.

I'm 64 and have suffered occasionally from arrhythmia since my 30's. During these years the arrhythmia only lasted at most 2-3 days. I'd only have an attack maybe 2-3 times a year and they were never really bad.

About 6 weeks ago I had the worst episode I've ever had. This one really scared me. I had the racing, skipped beats, weak beats, shortness of breath and low energy. As before, I expected it to end in a couple days. Well it's been 6 weeks and it's pretty much been going on since it started. It's been mostly mild to bad; and everything in between. I've had days without symptoms, but they were few and far between.

My flare-ups generally start when lying down. This last week, I almost dreaded going to bed, knowing that I would most likely have a bad episode. Being able to get a good night's sleep has been difficult.

I've been putting off going to the Dr. because, as many have indicated there's not much help to be gained and like most have said, I'd end up on drugs with unacceptable side effects or even worse surgical procedures or pace maker. I'm just not ready for that.

So I began my quest on the WWW and found this website along with others. However, this site is by far the most informative. After reading I decided to try some of the remedies others have had success with.

My only regret now is that it took me so long to search for and find relief.

I stopped at the grocery store yesterday after work and bought ACV, molasses, magnesium and cayenne. I'd had arrhythmia all day and was feeling miserable. I got home, took two tablespoons of molasses, two teaspoons of ACV, 200mg magnesium and cayenne.

In less than an hour I was feeling better! By bedtime almost all symptoms were gone and I had a normal heart beat and only a skipped beat here and there. I got my first good full night's sleep in a long time. I'm going to have to work with the cayenne though, the dose was too much, at least for me, and I had some diarrhea.

This morning I woke up feeling better than I had for several weeks and no symptoms. Before leaving for work, I took two tablespoons of molasses, two teaspoons of ACV and 200mg magnesium. I've gone the whole day and never once had an arrhythmia episode. I even had coffee as normal this morning.

I'm thankful I found this site and hope that others will find help here as well.


Replied by Sam
Miami, FL

Congratulations! Now you have to figure out what has actually worked. I bet it is magnesium. While other 3 are beneficial for general health, I doubt they provided such a fast relief. Cayenne increases circulation and is a vasodilator. Molasses is great source of minerals, but watch your serum ferritin levels, 40-60 is optimal. Apple cider vinegar is almost a panacea, it changes your blood reaction toward a healthy one, but it takes time.

Replied by Rosemary
Essex, UK

Can you tell me what ACV is, please? I really want to try the remedy you mentioned! Sorry I've forgotten your name. As soon as I'd hit Reply, it went out of my head!

EC: ACV = organic, unfiltered Apple Cider Vinegar.

Replied by Rosemary
Essex, UK

Thanks Keith, I have now found out that ACV stands for apple cider vinegar! I have just gone out and bought some organic blackstrap molasses and cayenne. I already had apple cider vinegar in the house, and also I have a spray magnesium which you either rub into your skin or spray in the mouth. You didn't mention how much cayenne to use, so I tried a small amount, and it nearly blew my head off! I will use just a pinch next time. I will be thrilled if I have the same results as you with the heart stuff.

Replied by Keith
Carson Valley, Nv

Sorry for the late reply. I take 530mg cayenne/garlic 3 times per day with food. I've also added potassium. I've done more research as I've had a couple recent occurrences. I've found that, as others have, alcohol seems to be a contributing factor. I thought back about the correlation as others indicated and it seemed to be the same for me. I'm abstaining from alcohol and see if that helps. I have a feeling I'll be giving up that cold beer. I've found in reading that my symptoms are; a beer or two, the evening before and the next day I have a arrhythmia onset that lasts a couple days. Most of the indications are that alcohol depletes essential elements and dehydrates the body. At age 64 I guess some things are bound to catch up with you. I'll post more when I've had time to test my alcohol theory.

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Can you or anyone who is reading can please tell me how much of ACV, mollasses, cayenne, and Magnesium you have mixed. What form of Mag. you have used. I went to store today, but got confused, There are so many types of Mag. availale. Please help. I feel very low energy with the symptoms of uneven heartbeats.

Replied by Sharon

Try the combination Cal/mag/Zinc - or Cal/Mag/D3. however, I can't take D3 at night. Too energizing. Many times they have two types of Magnesium in the combination. Magnesium Oxide and Magnesium Gluconate is what is in the brand I got. The Brand was Best Naturals. It had a high rating. Get a high rated brand on amazon, or another place. CALM with Calcium also seems to help me. It's a powder you put in hot water. I add a touch of juice so it will taste better. Be sure and take a tsp or 2 of apple cider vinegar (with mother) (brown stuff at bottom) with water, and try 2 TBL of Molasses too. Can't hurt. Filled with minerals.

Replied by Oldchief
Cedar Creek Texas
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Am 70 years old and developed some cardiac arrhythmia's over the last 8 months. Really disturbing since during the rapid heart beat sessions I wasn't sure whether or not "this was it." Have HBP which I am taking prescription meds for - Diovan and Atenolol.

I Googled "natural cures for cardiac arrhythmia's and found this site. We had "Calm" in the house but I never took it. After reading this blog, I decided to give it a try. All I can say is after a month my arrhythmia has all but disappeared. I am doing the ACV and molasses regimen as well. Doing 4 - 6 grams of C with Lysine. Got some "MagTech" caps with triple magnesium. Take 4 of those a day. Also recommend Astaxanthin too.

The Old Chief

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To Old Chief- in Cedar Creek, Texas. So glad it my comment on CALM w/ Calcium may have re-confirmed that helped you!! I would like to know if you are taking the 3 heaping tsps. it calls for, or just 1 heaping tsp. I'm still having problems almost every night right now, and don't know whether to increase the CALM dosage to 2 or 3 (like it calls for)..... those PVCs have me really going tonight. Brought on by adrenalin surges from "something!! " or lack of minerals needed in my body- or lack of something needed. The Cal/Mag/Zinc pills don't seem to help much if you take them at night- maybe don't have time to get into the system. But the CALM w/ calcium gets right in. If you take too much, can cause some loose stools. But I'll settle for that anytime- over PVCs!!!! I have not tried the C w/ Lysine. But I'm willing!! I'm taking the ACV twice a day, and usually take a tbls or so of molasses. I'm also on beta blocker- Sectral twice day, and Klonopin a couple hours before bed. My Dr. said to take it during the day too. Perhaps I should start earlier in the day with the Klonopin to get my body more relaxed for the upcoming night.

Friends, keep posting what works for you. I need to know. I've fought this for 30 plus years, but the last few weeks it's gotten much worse- esp. at night. There are a lot of changes going on in my life right now. Although, I don't think I'm upset- there probably is anxiety going on.

One other thing I've noticed is; if I feel "bloated", that seems to bring the PVCs on in spades!! Alka-Seltzer can help, but I've also found GAS-X or something similar may help.

thanks for any input!! I'm getting tired of taking hours to go to sleep because the arrhythmias are keeping me awake. I awake in the morning feeling fine (after they finally subside enough to get to sleep)


Great info! I'm having arrhythmias constantly. You mentioned you can get arrhythmias from being bloated. That seems to be a trigger. Bloating can push the diaphragm up in the chest cavity, putting pressure under the heart. Wow...I bet that's what's going on with me. Try belly breathing. It's supposed to bring the diaphragm back to where it belongs.

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Hi Ya'll, I'm back with some good news about what I have found that helped my heart arrhythmias! I have been almost symptom free now for two weeks. Read on:

I was having lots of PVCs at night, every night. I believe they were brought on by stress, but I've had problems with this type thing for 30 years. However, they were not much of a problem after menopause....until a several weeks ago. Then WHAM! Every night!! For hours!

I read a lot of posts on this site, and took to "heart" your advice. These are things I tried and what worked best for me;;

The Single best thing that seems to work for me is HEART CALM by Vita Biologics, 3 times a day. It is Magnesium combination with Potassium, Taurine and CoQ10. I tried other magnesium supplements, but this combination seems to work best. BY FAR!!

Also, I got HAWTHORN HERBAL TEA by FLora on, which contains; Hawthorn leaves and flowers, Hibiscus, Hawthorn berries, passion flower, licorice root, roasted chickory root. The bags are individual wrapped and fairly large to make a large mug of tea. I also added a tea bag of Chamomile with it. I happen to grow Lemon Balm, so I usually put a small handful of lemon balm in also. But I had tried the Chamomile and Lemon Balm together many times, and the HAWTHORN TEA seems to make the difference. HAWTHORN is a good heart builder.

The other thing I take is a couple droppers full of Motherwort extract. Although I had found Motherwort to help a lot over the years, it was not touching this problem by itself! (the last few weeks)

And one more thing I started doing is MAGNESIUM OIL during my bath time. I could not stand to spray it on my body dry- as it would itch and make me miserable. I found if I first washed my upper body and rinsed, then sprayed over my chest and upper arms- rubbing it in, then took my time in the bath, it did not itch at all, and I when I dry off, I leave the chest area wet with the MAGNESIUM OIL- as it should set on body for 20 minutes or so. The magnesium oil had NOT relieved the heart palpitations before I added the HEART CALM, however- I wasn't able to spray much on until I learned the trick about applying it to wet skin.

I believe the main thing that is helping and has almost completely stopped the problem of arrhythmias at night is the HEART CALM magnesium combination!! The very first night, after taking the HEART CALM and the HAWTHORN TEA, I had much fewer heart palpitations. I'm still doing the other things above, and eventually will drop off one of the things above, but will not quit taking this HEART CALM! If I run out of tea (or forget to drink it- HAWTHORN), I will notice if that makes a difference or not.

I am so delighted to give report this good news. I read it all here on this forum.

One thing that did not help by itself for me- was the blackstrap molasses (or any type) I don't think it had enough of what I needed, plus the sugar effect may not be the best thing for night. I tried that for several nights before I read about and ordered HEART CALM- and did not get relief from the molasses.

So, I take one Heart Calm in the morning, one in afternoon, and one an hour or so before bedtime.

A word of caution about the drug CIPRO. (for bacterial infections) It can cause heart rhythm aggravation and even a different type of rhythm problem. I found that I can not take that drug. It also causes headaches and stomach bloating in me.

HOPE THIS HELPS ALOT OF YA'LL!! My heart doctor almost laughed in my face when I suggested that I might need more magnesium or something lacking!!! Wait until I tell him the difference this combination is making! When EVER I decide to go back. Why is it that they give magnesium in hospitals for heart problems, but laugh at taking magnesium supplements when you're not at that point of severity??

I confirmed about the magnesium supplementation in book called The Magnesium Factor just this week. I may post another post on things I found out from that book.

Sorry this was so long.

Replied by Oldchief
Cedar Creek Texas

Just saw your post - looks like you are doing better from the post below. Thanks ChiefVic

Replied by Marjory
Red Rock, Tx

Hi Old Chief,

I am just down the road from you in Red Rock. TNX for bringing up the use of CALM. I know they sell it at the Bastrop Producers Market on HWay 71 right near you (512) 308 9989. They have lots of great stuff in there.

Replied by Ulla
San Diego

Magnesium is definitely important, but I have been on 1000 mg magnesium for years, and the arrhythmia is still there. I think general guidelines are probably in place in terms of what and how much of a supplement one should take; however, our bodies are different and our environments are different as well. I am still struggling with getting AFIB under control. The Cayenne helped some, but not by itself. It seems to help better with lemon juice and Maple syrup. (Master cleanse). Still waiting for the CALM to arrive. Still hoping for natural cure...don't want the toxic meds.

Replied by Anna

hi Keith

Thanks for your post.

I have had cardiac problems since birth but have been with all types of arrhythmia for the past three years. I am in my thirties and like everyone on here it can be debilitating. I have found this site very helpful and have had molasses which worked like magic.

Although I have respect for my cardiologist I have carried out my own research and have found Coconut water works wonders. I cannot recommend it enough. We are given medications and though they all have their function they are not a cure. Sometimes they do more harm than good and I know this from experience. They also steal nutrients and fluids from our bodies. There is a link between electrolytes and our normal heart function. I started looking into dehydration and went from there.

I hope you are feeling ok now its good to know none of us are alone in this. Keep positive!


Replied by Pat

To Sharon/Tn:

Thanks! I have used "Calm" by "Natural Vitality" but it is just Magnesium. Maybe I should try tis one by Biologics? I also think spraying my body with Mg oil has helped me probably because I absorb it better than through all the supplements I have tried! And I was told to look into Dr.Carolyn Dean and she also recommends Mg with taurine in it (Magnesium taurate) so I had read about Taurine somewhere and have been taking that 1000mg a day.Just went off the "flecanide" as I couldn't stand the way I felt on it anymore! And it didn't keep the afib away any longer than it was when I only took 1 tablet(50mg) so I'm not taking 2 anymore and plan to get off the 1 if I get better results with these supplements! I can always take the "flec" if I get the episode to get me back to NSR.I did do that before but docs convinced me that if I took everyday, I wouldn't get it as often! Well, that didn't pan out now did it! So let's hope I can keep it at bay wuth supplemants on my own.I do take low dose betablocker at night for whatever it's worth! Don't know if it helps or not!

Keep posting your results! Thks!

Replied by Tana

I make my own cayenne pepper capsules - very easy - I take 1 morning, 1 evening with a little milk, as it is then kinder on my tummie

Replied by Stella

Thanks for the info about heart calm And hawthorn tea. I am low on magnesium pills. Will order these today.

After years on nexium, before I wised up, my arrhythmia became worse, especially at nite. I started taking magnesium, Epsom salt baths and magnesium spray with aloe Vera. So much better now. Has anyone noticed that arrhythmia happens after drinking cold liquids?

Thanks for sharing info.

Replied by Kg

I noticed some correlation with alcohol, too. If it is true, that means that heart palpitations relate more than anything to digestion, your gut bacteria (or any yeasts you might have) and how this affects your liver, which in turn affects you blood composition, and only then, as the result of all the above - you get palpitations. So perhaps curing digestion first will cure everything else.

Anyone has specific knowledge on this subject to share, such as the diet and other related things you could post here?

On another subject, it is hard for me to take magnesium - it irritates my stomach. Even the magnesium oil applied to skin has strange unpleasant effects on my body (even though my skin is not irritated much at all.)

Replied by Roman
San Jose, Ca

Excellent discussion, thanks for sharing.

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Posted by Sandydmc (Raleigh, NC) on 09/28/2014

Can I know which apple cider vinegar to buy from the store ?

Replied by Charles

While vinegar is good for a lot of things, arrythmia is not one of them. Arrythmia is a sign of low magnesium. Vinegar has no magnesium. Look at the label.

Replied by Love
Arkansas But Lives In Nc Right Now, US

Hey Sandydmc I use Apple Cider Vinegar every morning. I mix a tablespoon of it and a cap full of lemon juice in my water and drink it daily, but if you don't like tart stuff then use a teaspoon of each in a 8 oz glass. I buy the Acv with the mother in it, it is better, I also care for my husband's grandad and he has a time with a sore throat due to he had acid reflux iin the past and it damaged his throat so I fix him a 2 teaspoons of vinegar 2 teaspoons of lemon juice and some honey in a coffee cup with water and heat it as a tea. It soothes his coughing and stops his throat from hurting.

Replied by Ash
England Uk
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I hope people are not put off by the suggestion that cider apple vinegar is not worth taking. The huge point is none of us really know exactly how the body uses different foods. If people with heart conditions say it helps them then who are we to say otherwise.. even if we are scientists, we are not so very enlightened that we know it all, otherwise we would have a cure. We are all looking for an answer and I think we can only help each other with sites like this. BRILLIANT to not feel so alone. I know that cider vinegar with mama can't harm and it always makes me feel better when I include it as part of my diet. Through studying what many people have found, cider vinegar appears to help the body soak up some of the poisons in our systems that may well contribute to triggering an arrhythmia. Best we all keep our own fact sheets and post results for other to decide weather to try or not. Namaste everyone.

Replied by Elena

Apple cider vinegar or any raw vinegar, through a complex chemical process shifts your blood reaction toward what it considers healthy. That is why it is almost a panacea. Many through supplements and diet try to alkalize their blood, and this is what apple cider vinegar does for you.

Replied by Kate

It could help because it is a source of potassium. Electrolyte deficiency is one cause of ventricular fibrillation - the other is coronary artery disease. So it depends what type of arrythmia and what is causing the arrythmia.

In any case, I developed palpations twice- once when I was on a water fast (which a cardiac technician suggested. was because of electrolyte imbalance). The second time there was no obvious cause so looked up earth clinic and took some apple cider vinegar and it helped quite quickly.

It would be good if people have accurate diagnoses for what they have and then be able to test what works, e.g., ACV. I suspect that I may be prone to electrolyte imbalance but I have no proof or certainty about that:)

Posted by Diana (Sofia, Bulgaria) on 05/12/2011
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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 :)


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.

Replied by Catootje

Not sure if above statement is true? I thought ACV depletes the body from iodine?

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Posted by Alan (Toowoomba, Queensland Australia) on 01/28/2012

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

Replied by Michael Kelly
Termes D Armagnac, France

How much baking soda, and is it mixed with acv?

Replied by Amy
Vancouver, Bc/canada

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.

Replied by Alan
Toowoomba, Qld Australia

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

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Toowoomba, Qld Australia

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

Replied by Paula
North Carolina, US

Alan from 12/15/2012: Alan from Toowoomba, Qld Australia :

Good Day....could you share what MMS is? I understand that "ACV" is Apple Cider Vinegar... It is greatly appreciated......

Replied by Sara

Hi Alan, you mentioned you read a book with this information, what is it called? Thanks! Sara

Replied by Paul

Check out Jim humble - MMS (magic mineral solution), although I think it has since changed it`s name. Jim is the gentleman who created it, I have some at home, a few drop a day keep the doctor away =)

Replied by Charles

I hate to appear so stupid, but what the heck is MMS? As for the soda, I looked up the dosage on the net and it says half a teaspoon daily. Which is right ?????Half a teaspoon or two teaspoons. There is a big difference here. Thanks (chuck)

Replied by Anna

How can I buy magnesium, my doctor did not like me to bring that up. She swears by the meds.

I am 30 have had arrhythmia for over two years and am constantly in the E.R. every month or two months. I have trouble because I take warfarin and my choices in treatment are limited. I have had my medications changed and, though they work for a while, lose their effect.

Replied by Myway
Delaware, Usa

Anna, follow Dr. Carolyn Dean - have your magnesium RBC checked. Her site explains why most people go into afib.

Replied by Charles

Hi Anna,

Magnesium chloride is magic mineral. It can cure or prevent many diseases.

Replied by Amys
Braintree, Mass

If I want to look at the hard copy of my blood tests, where on there can I find MAGNESIUM, and in addition, how well (or not) the blood is clotting? Sometimes they have abbreviations or codes like; A1C (Diabetes). Thanks in advance.

Replied by Kt

Hi Amys,

Since no one has answered you yet, I'll just share what little I am aware of.

I had to ask specifically for mag. level which is indicated "MAG" on my latest CBC. Under Comprehensive Metabolic Panel (CMP), I am not positive but I believe "K" is what tells you how well your blood clots. Maybe this link can help you.

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Posted by Chris (Lincoln City, Or) on 02/20/2015
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Excessive Potassium for Arrhythmia:

I have had Arrhythmia issues for years, never knowing what would bring it on. I recently went on a high fat diet that included avocados and nut and seed butters all high in potassium. My arrhythmia came back strong so it would come on whenever I went to bed. I tried all the things mentioned here and they didn't help. Then I found out about Hyperkalemia, top much potassium in the blood. I looked up the potassium content of the foods I was eating and cut out all the high potassium ones. My arrhythmia didn't appear that evening and hasn't since. It's only been about a week but I think that was what was causing mine.

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Hi Chris,

Magnesium oil and Sodium Bicarbonate would be good.

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Posted by J. Davis (Texas) on 07/28/2016
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My 83 year old friend had problems with extra heart beats for years and was given meds for it. The meds did not help. She started taking 1 tsp baking soda in water once a day and in a week healed the heart problem! She continues on this dose and has been taking it for 6 months now and heart problem has not come back. You cannot tell her that baking soda is just for baking bread!

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Posted by Ron (Salt Lake City, Utah) on 03/12/2009
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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.

Replied by Zoya

Where do you get sweet sorghum? Is it molasses? Thanks.

Replied by James

How do you apply the black salve? I'm guessing you just apply a dab to your arm and let it absorb into the blood stream?

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Posted by Bhop (Dublin, Ireland) on 07/03/2012
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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.

Replied by Timh Donate

Louisville, Ky, Usa

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.


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.

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Posted by Brian (Arlington, Texas) on 11/17/2013
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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!

Replied by Kate

Hi. I am very interested in the MAG/CAL vitman D3 result. How long before you notice a change? I have been having episodes every day (started two days ago when my heart rate when to 120 for over an hour and back up and down between 90-100-120.) I also get it alot when I eat certain foods. I do have heart conditions but in hindsight I have been doing good. I haven't been on any heart meds since I was an infant. I have had heart problems all my life. How long did you notice the change? I am almost willing to take these beta blockers. I am tired of dealing and being worried I am going to have an episode. I am looking for a natural route to go. I remember the first time I had an eposide it was New Years day of 2013. I ended up in ambulance and they told me I had SVT. My heart Dr says arrhythmia. I do need valve replacements but there is nothing phyiscally saying I need it immediately. I have had this issue for so long without any symptoms. I am hoping that if I do this Cal/Mag it will stop the paliplations. I just can't feel like this anymore.

Replied by James

Brian, well that's the way MDs get paid. And don't be so harsh on them, it's not their fault they are not trained as Nutritionists, but drug pushers. So they really do believe they have our best interest at heart. Good for you on self converting. Incredible the amount of $$ in the AF treatment world now, $20 billion a year. See why they don't like MG and other cheap supplements?

Replied by Charles
Texas, US

I looked up magnesium on the net and it says to be careful taking magnesium. It is toxic in large doses and it builds up in your system if it is not eliminated by your body quickly enough. I would be careful recommending it without some caution to the user. It could possibly harm someone with kidney disease that does not eliminate waste as quickly as a good set of kidneys.

Replied by Fred
Kewanee, Il

All minerals have a deficiency, safe range, and toxic level.

If you take over 800 mg of mag. a day from all sources, including food, for over a week, you may start to experience weak muscles, a sign of toxicity, cut back to using a 400 mg supplement per day.

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I thank you for the info. about things that have worked for all of you regarding arrhythmia problems. I've recently started getting them badly at night - guess when my body is depleted and tired. CALM w/Calcium powder (put in hot water) seems to help me a lot. The regular CALM doesn't do it for me (???) Anyway, thanks to your post, I have ordered a high rated type of Cal/Mag/Zinc by best naturals. I did not want to get the D3 included, because I've noticed if I take that too late in day, it can make me hyper (making arrhythmias worse at bedtimes - esp. a high dosage) So I take a 400 mg D3 in the mornings. That seems to work for me. I am 59 years old, and I have dealt with this problem since age 29, originally brought on by stress and hereditary. But these recent night time bad arrhythmias have been keeping me from going to sleep...until I get up and take the CALM plus Calcium. I also take 1/5 mg of Clonzepam- prescribed by the Dr. for anti-anxiety. These usually work if I'm under a stressful event, but don't seem to work as well late at night. To sum it up, I think it's a depletion of minerals at night, as well as tiredness. One more thing that might help a few is Motherwort tincture. It can ease palpitations. Oh, I am also going with the ACV (apple cider vinegar- with mother) and will try the 2 TBL of Molasses a day. Can't hurt. Don't forget to add water to the ACV!! THANKS! Love to hear others overcoming this!!

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Ridgefield, Wa, Usa

Sharon in Tennessee... I strongly urge you to look into the side effects from benzodiazepine drugs. The Clonazepam that you're taking for anxiety is a benzo. I have had my own experience with heart arrhythmia and finally figured out that my symptoms were caused by the Ativan (another benzo drug) I was taking for anxiety and insomnia. Your body develops a tolerance to the dose you're on, needing more and more of the drug. It's terribly addictive and can be VERY difficult to get off of. They cause your GABA receptors in your brain (and elsewhere in the body) to become down-regulated. You have to taper off of benzos very slowly and carefully, and even then there can be difficult withdrawals. But anyone on one of these drugs will eventually end up in the "tolerance" state. Long term use is associated with all kinds of awful health effects and a marked increase in Alzheimers. PLEASE look up "benzodiazepine withdrawal" and try to find the Ashton Manual online which is extremely helpful.

I am still suffering withdrawals more than two months after taking my last dose but am hopeful that my arrhythmia and other symptoms will eventually go away. I just couldn't not say something! I hope you don't mind.:) It's just that I know from experience these drugs end up causing more anxiety than you had to begin with, along with other things. There are all kinds of natural ways to approach anxiety. Best wishes...

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Thanks Patti. I have just recently started taking the 1/2 mg of clonazepam a couple hours or less before I go to bed, because the Dr. thinks that it's anxiety causing the PVCs. Many nights, I wouldn't take it at all, and about 2:00 am, I would go ahead a reach for at least 1/3 of mg, to try to get to sleep. I've not taken these every day until lately. The Dr. actually wants me to take them twice per day, but like you, I don't want their effect to become addictive an unuseful. Clonzepam is the only anti-anxiety med that has helped me over the last 25 years. Xanax or Ativan did not help. Right now, nothing is seeming to help at night. I guess I should try to take 1/3 mg about mid afternoon, and then another 1/3 mg about an hour before bed. Perhaps the mid afternoon one would already have me in a relaxed state. I thank you for your input and will try to take less dosage, and not "more", I'm also on beta blocker- Sectral, which helps the speed of the heart, and blocks some adrenalin, but not enough to keep it from skipping.

Claire Weeks has some good books out (very old ones) about the heart being "sensitized" from anxiety or stress, and once it gets that way, it takes weeks or sometimes months to get it back to relaxing, not releasing the chemicals in body. I need to re-read those books. I am going through a lot of changes in my life right now. Not the woman "change" though- I'm 59. But several others in my life....that could have brought these on at night- when my body is tired. I've had problems with insomnia for months or longer, but did not usually have PVCs with it....

Thanks again. any other comments highly appreciated!!

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I too have been diagnosed with an arrythmia (afib) and take 0.5 ativan per day.The afib gives me alot of anxiety and I think it helps. Also taking calcium, Magnesium, and other supplements, the latest of which is taurine. This arrythmia is driving me crazy and it is scary too! Had it for 3 years since I turned 60 yrs old. Wonder if it had something to do with loss of hormones! Will let you know if the taurine helps. Got info about Dr.Wolfson in Phoenix, Ariz.on this supplement. Good luck with yours!


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Posted by Geri (Dothan, Alabama) on 06/21/2009
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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!!

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Salisbury, Uk

I used to purchase small gelatine capsules from the pharmacy and fill them with cayenne. Much easier to take that way.

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Newport Beach, Ca
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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!

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Alpharetta, Ga
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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.

Replied by Robyn
Woodburn, Or

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.

Replied by Bruce
Florida, US

I have occasional afib but it usually goes away in a couple of hours. However, two days ago it started so I decided to try the cayenne pepper treatment--unfortunately no success. But, I decided to give it another shot a day later and my afib stopped immediately. Maybe there is something to this treatment...

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Yes - that's what I do & take with 1/2 cup milk to be kinder to my tummy.

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Posted by Kay Rn (Kentucky ) on 07/12/2016
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Even though I am a Nurse that works on a telemetry floor I resist taking pharmaceuticals. However, when I developed my arrhythmia as mentioned by so many on this site, I tried their methods so they would not call me a noncompliant patient. Metoprolol gave me chest pain for the 4 days I took it, and could not tolerate it. I had not seen anyone mention Coconut water on this site but this is what I tried. I had been taking Magnesium called “Calm" which I had gotten at my local health food store and I took it when my symptoms were bad. But it was't as natural as food and I wanted a more natural supplement.

This is what I did and noticed: On hot days and sweating a lot, the arrhythmia were much more common afterwards. Also at night when laying down or on my left side it was real common and annoying, many trips to the ER. I bought my own EKG machine cause the doctors were not impressed by my discomfort...Apparently I feel every abnormal beat where many people do not. I started going to bed early to avoid the discomfort of the abnormal beating of my heart. I knew I was in Afib or would have rhythms of 3 quick beats in between normal sinus rhythm causing brief moments of shortness of breath. This is scary not matter how old you are....And at 48 years old they accidentally found an infarct in my brain. I'm not surprised given the abnormal beating of my heart and the confusion I was complaining about. That being said I started increasing foods that thin the blood, but this didn't solve the rhythm issues.

So with my experience on the floor I knew there are many things that can cause abnormal rhythms. Low blood flow to the heart (dehydration) blood pooling in the lower extremities because of standing for long hours (compression hose helps this), Electrolyte imbalances. The body doesn't just sweat out sodium, we loose other electrolytes that needs replacing.

I found that coconut water gives us Calcium, Magnesium, Phosphorus, Natural sugar. All of what Coconut water gives, is what we need for good neuromuscular health. So I started drinking an 8oz bottle a day. Problem solved. The days I forget to drink it, the arrhythmias come back slightly which reminds me I had forgotten. Some people as we get older have more trouble then others holding onto their electrolytes. I'm one of them.

The doctors never figured this out, they just kept giving me supplementation when my potassium dropped. We have to keep a good nutritional balance. Oh yes and Alcohol...This dehydrates and flushes the good stuff out. Its no wonder it can trigger abnormal heart rhythms, along with muscle cramps. Another reason to avoid it. Hope this helps.

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Ten Mile, Tn.

HI U NEIGHBOR, KAY..............

Since I also have your problem, I researched coconut water. Wow, where have I been? It is the latest rage and everyone and their brother is now making the product. As usual there are some charlatans and their water is not fit to drink. Here is an interesting article that explains how each process' their water.

I will try your recommendation and thank you.


Posted by Laverne (Sandy Springs, Ga) on 01/14/2016
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Drinking coconut water has definitely reduced the number of arrhythmia episodes that I've experienced. I drink 8 ounces twice per day, upon rising and retiring. It contains a natural source of magnesium.

Its worth a try! By the way, I read the tip on this site. Thank you all.

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Posted by Gail (Wheelers Hill, Australia) on 01/27/2009
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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.

Replied by Robin
Boulder, Co

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?


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Posted by L J (Los Angeles, California ) on 07/30/2016
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I have to admit I am very amazed that your site doesn't mention COQ 10 at all for the heart palpitations.!!???? I found a book on heart conditions and there it states to take 300 mg a day works..although too much can give you too much I bought some at Whole foods and took enough which really helped stop the palpitations and if I feel Palps coming on and I usually do if I drink too much wine...especially red wine..I take a 50 mg capsule of COQ 10.... Or 100 mg...also drinking water when I have wine helps yes we all have to cut out the alcohol and or sugar....or suffer with other thing I found that works, is Ginger capsules...taking one capsule twice a day with full glass of water tends to digest all the food in the stomach which also can cause Palps..... Xoxo ...L J