Blackstrap molasses! Sometimes--not often--I suffer from arrhythmia. Happened last night, still had it this morning. Tried Mag and ACV/baking soda without effect. Downed a big spoonful of blackstrap molasses, and my pulse became steady within a short time. Amazing!
arrythmia: I had a heart attack when I was 52; I am 63 now. I have kept my diet to a minimum of saturated fats although I believe in using butter and olive oil instead of margarine. I take supplements that included: fish oil, spirulina, flaxseed oil, garlic, glucosamine, msm, chondroitin, co-q 10,men's mega multiple, green source multiple, and a few others now for the past 11 years. In mid November 08, I started heart palputations that have been coming on more frequently. Some of my blood work over the years have indicated low potassium and I have been suspecting now that it is causing the arrythmia. Lately now I have been taking an occasional spoonful of sorghum or molasses, which has seemed to help. Last night (2/8/09) as I tried to sleep I had the arrythmia fairly heavily. Deep breathing did not help me. Finally I got up at midnight and took a .025 mg. xanax and a tablespoon of dark sorghum to wash it down. Within 1/2 hour the arrthymia went away and I got a good night's sleep.
EC: "Sweet sorghum is any of the many varieties of sorghum which have a high sugar content. Sweet sorghum will thrive under drier and warmer conditions than many other crops and is grown primarily for forage, silage, and sugar production."
"Sweet sorghum syrup is called "molasses" or "sorghum molasses" in some regions of the U.S., but the term molasses more properly refers to a different sweet syrup, made as a byproduct of the sugarcane or sugar beet production."
I too found Molasses an instant treatment for my heart problem. Every night my heart has a delayed beat (confirmed with overnight monitor) but doctor gave me no treatment beyond giving up caffiene. While that helps, it doesn't totally eliminate it and I admit no caffiene is difficult for me. After the first day of 2 Tbls Molasses, I sleep through the night with no problems. And this is such a relief as it really is extremely scarey to awaken to no heart beat, over and over and over. This also cured my extremely heavy menustration
I was low on potassium, and having heart arrhythmia because of it. 1 tbs each morning, and occasionally another tsp in the early evening keeps it away!