Natural Cures for Cardiac Arrhythmia

Avoid Heated Fats
Posted by Karl (Germany) on 01/22/2017

Hey, I wanted to mention this because nobody mentioned it. I've found a correlation between heated fat intake and heart arrhythmias. Once I realised that I stopped eating anything fried basically. Right now I can virtually cause and avoid arrhythmias by consuming heated fat. What is interesting though is that when I prepare the sauce with oil, but I mix it with other stuff like tomato sauce from the beginning, I don't get arrhythmias. My theory is that the oil doesn't get heated much (above 100 degrees C) as it is mixed with water from the tomato sauce and therefore does not produce some harmful chemicals. I also read that heated fat is bad in the book "the big fat surprise." If you've never paid attention to this I would recommend doing so, let me know if you find a correlation.


Posted by Dallas (Amesbury) on 01/07/2017 6 posts


Cayenne pepper helped me somewhat, for arrythmia. But then, after a while, joint pain and tendinitis kicked in. The cayenne pepper sensitized me to nightshades and now I can no longer eat tomatoes, potatoes, peppers etc. So, while cayenne helped a little, in the long run I have nightshades to add to my long list of allergens. What did help me was to get off of a vegan diet and eat meat again. At least it helped me for a year or so. Now, the arrythmia is back again. Sigh!

ACV, Molasses, Magnesium, Cayenne
Posted by Toni (Ottawa) on 12/29/2016

What exactly is your protocol?

Multiple Remedies
Posted by Gmm3080 (Lakebay, Washington) on 12/04/2016

Beyond ACV, cayenne, and magnesium...

I have had severe and intense arrhythmia for a few years now, all starting when I entered the menopausal change. It is quite common for many women to develop heart symptoms of all sorts. Well, I totally rejected the offered beta blockers (M.D.'s solution), and started looking to the wonderful and healing world of herbalism. Several cardiac tonics are available that work fast and immensely reliably. Motherwort would be the star of them all. In tincture form (as an infusion far too bitter! ) it can be taken everywhere and used in a 'heartbeat' if needed. 15 to 30 drops in a little water, one or a few times a day. Motherwort has many more benefits to women of ALL ages. I am a witness to its reliability and complete safety. For all women out there who are also experiencing their menopausal years, I HIGHLY recommend reading Susun Weed's book, Menopausal years The Wise Woman Way.

With the information and wisdom in this book I have approached even my N.D.s, and told THEM what I needed. Also, including very nourishing and with minerals loaded stinging nettle infusion (this is not a weak casual tea but a highly medicinal infusion of herb) supports the function of the heart (and the entire body), without dishing out a fortune for supplements. I do, however, supplement with RnA Remyte and ReMag on most days of the week. I determine the correct dosage for me each time I use it, with the help of my pendulum, as the daily needs vary. That saves a lot of money when you need exactly when and how much or little you actually need, as opposed to blindly following a protocol that is geared to the broad masses (yes, naturopaths usually work the same way as M.D.s, prescribing not what the individual needs, but what a certain protocol demands).

So, motherwort (leonorus cardiaca), nettle infusion (urtica dioica, see Susun Weed's books), ReMag and ReMyte, NOT skipping meat as it contains heme (there is not a single plant on this planet containing it), important for red blood cell formation and support of too many functions in the body to mention, but mostly iron supply.

I also learned that low ferritin levels (iron storage, NOT serum levels) can contribute or even cause heart arrhythmia. However, all that being said, we must remember that the heart is much, much more than a physical organ, and a vast variety of emotional issues or imbalances (anger, fear...) regularly trigger arrhythmia (I had a horrifying experience at one dentist where I considered not making it out alive there anymore; I went through 2,5 hours non stop intensely irregular heartbeat, did all I could and took my tinctures, did pranayama, had essential oils with me (ylang ylang, spikenard, lavender, marjoram, vetiver... just a few for arrhythmia), and absolutely nothing helped the situation. I prayed in the chair (mentally), I started crying, was very upset about the complete lack of compassion nor understanding from the dentist (he should never be let loose on the public), and realized that fear alone (in this case of the man himself as his energies were very dense and low) was the trigger that time.

The reality is, with heart arrhythmia there is no single cause, so it makes sense, to approach the 'problem' from more than one angle. I also do regular Dead Sea salt baths (26 oz per full bath).

As far as ACV goes, I find it way too acidic to take orally, even when diluted, and it has the potential to destroy tooth enamel. Not worth it to me. From an energetic perspective, in support of the heart there are a variety of crystals to use, such as red jasper, green aventurine, emerald, just to name a few. Working with crystals, however, is also a rather intuitive undertaking, and requires some understanding of the crystals themselves, how to use them, for how long, etc. The latest thing I incorporated to get the arrhythmia under control was/is homeopathy. I found an amazing doctor who practices traditional homeopathy (as opposed to those who use it more casually with little understanding of the matter). Great success thus far!!!!!

I am very certain that there are a myriad more solutions out in this world for arrhythmia, many of which the western world has never thought of perhaps. There are also insanely great ways from various types of energy medicine available. It all depends on the individual response of the person to any particular treatment (Acupuncture did absolutely nothing for me). I feel it is important to approach the matter in a holistic way as possible, physical, emotional, and working through the various layers of the energetic body. There is an amazing book out there, that everyone should have on their shelf: THE HEART SPEAKS by Mimi Guarneri, M.D., FACC. I hope I could provide the reader with more solutions than the three mentioned in the headline. Be well:)

ACV, Molasses, Magnesium, Cayenne
Posted by Gmm3080 (Lakebay, Washington) on 12/04/2016

Indeed, my Chinese doctor of acupuncture told me about gastrocardiac pressure, and one of my N.D.s actually taught me a technique to pull the stomach down (a form of abdominal massage), all to support healthy digestion and to relieve that upwards pressure. I learned over the past few years that with arrythmia it can be a total hit and miss as far as remedies and cures go. Different things work for different people as we are all so very unique, and we all may have completely different causes of arrythmia (brought on by the metamorphosis of menopause in my case). I find it immensely interesting to study different healing traditions with their unique view of the same matter. Fascinating our bodies (and minds)... even when they sometimes scare the living hell out of us (arrythmia or anything involving the heart is more than just a bit scary in my opinion), especially when - like in my case - I went from doctor to doctor for years, without lasting results. I finally landed at homeopathy. And I swear by healing and nourishing herbs!!! I always highly recommend the works by Susun Weed. The most charismatic herbalist in the wise woman tradition I have come across.

Heart Rate Mantra
Posted by Rawhide (Kwajalein) on 10/05/2016

Subconscious healing through suggestion and visualization.

Hi, I am an 82 year old electrical engineer working at a US Radar site on the Kwajalein Atoll. I have experienced heart irregularities for over 10 years. At first I had occasional instances of rapid beating which I was able to stop by coughing. At that time I had a few skipped beats, but not bad. In the last couple of years my rapid beating has subsided but the skipped beats become more prevalent especially when working out in the gym to the point where during August of 2016 my heart at times would beat very strongly every other time getting down into the mid to high 30s per minute.

Also last June I had bouts of heavy bleeding in my urine. I underwent an MRI to diagnose the bleeding problem which revealed a severely enlarged prostate and a 4.3 cm ascending aortic aneurism. The urologist went in and cauterized the bleeders in the OR.

Being rather isolated out here I wanted something that would help me right now rather than waiting three weeks for an order of Taurine to arrive in the mail. So, having read about how the subconscious can heal the body, I started whispering to myself over and over “KEEP MY HEART RATE EVEN” during my 2 mile walk each morning and any time I rode my bicycle or walked shorter distances. At the same time I wanted to do something about the aneurism and prostate, so I began thinking “SHRINK MY ANEURISM AND PROSTATE”. It took several days to perfect whispering and thinking two different phrases but I found I could do it. I also try to visualize all the arteries healed and my prostate shrunk to normal size.

After 2 ½ months my heart rate has stabilized with only a few skips especially during workout. I am continuing with the two phrase healing and decided not to order the Taurine.

I hope this helps others.

Guava Leaves
Posted by Raul Cordovilla (Legazpi City Philippines) on 10/02/2016 2 posts

Arrhythmia - I used to have lower heart rate but I found natural remedies from the guava leaves which this plants grows abundantly in our place. I picked 8 pieces of young guava leaves and chewed it then juices was taken then a matter of minute my heart beats returns to normal.

ACV, Molasses, Magnesium, Cayenne
Posted by Fjelljenta (Norway ) on 08/23/2016

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!

ACV, Molasses, Magnesium, Cayenne
Posted by Roman (San Jose, Ca) on 07/31/2016

Excellent discussion, thanks for sharing.

Posted by L J (Los Angeles, California ) on 07/30/2016

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

Baking Soda
Posted by J. Davis (Texas) on 07/28/2016

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!

Olive Oil
Posted by Vicki (Australia) on 07/16/2016

Hi, I just read your post and had to add my thoughts. I have severe food reactions to salicylates and histamine in food so much so that it will bring on arrhythmia. Olive oil and citrus are very high. Might be worth checking out the "fedup" website. Good luck

Coconut Water
Posted by Robert Henry (Ten Mile, Tn.) on 07/13/2016

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.


Coconut Water
Posted by Kay Rn (Kentucky ) on 07/12/2016

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.

ACV, Molasses, Magnesium, Cayenne
Posted by Ironstone Lookout (Calgary, Alberta) on 05/30/2016

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!

Sea Salt
Posted by Pat (Pa) on 05/26/2016

So sorry, Ron! I also have afib and am trying everything. I do get good results from some of them. Not everything though. Hang in there! Something will work soon!

Dietary Changes, Taurine
Posted by Dayle (Amesbury, Ma) on 05/24/2016

I tried so many of the remedies on this site, and could find no relief. The arrhythmia was getting so bad, at times I felt like I would die. I even was getting desperate enough to consider going to a doctor - which I only do if I figure I am going to die. Then, I read about taurine on this site. I had been vegan for several months. I had wanted to be vegetarian, not vegan, but since I am allergic to eggs and dairy, it made me pretty effectively vegan. In desperation, I switched over to eating meat again and taking taurine as a supplement. Voila! In short order, the arrhythmias disappeared! I thank God for Earth Clinic!

Molasses, Magnesium, Cayenne
Posted by Tana (Nsw, Australia) on 05/24/2016

YEA - I am 67 & have experienced arrhythmias off & on for years - am aware I am very sensitive to MSG & food additives. For the past month arrhythmias have been intense, especially when I lay down. I decided to make my own Cayenne capsules & take with 1/2 glass milk, however, this caused tummy disturbance & cramping. Decided to stir 1/4 teaspoon cayenne into 1/2 glass milk, followed by 1 glass water. I've been taking this 2x daily with food for 1 week now - also take Magnesium tablet daily & Black Strap Molasses if required. The past few days have experienced very few arrhythmias which have been much less intensity. I am so grateful for this information: it is so wonderful to not feel my heart thumping & skipping beats! - Yeah

Heal Your Gut
Posted by Waleed (New York ) on 05/17/2016

Dear all,

There is an undeniable relation between the gut/digestion issues and Arrhythmia (irregular heart beats, PVCs)

It has taken me two years to identify, research and educate myself on this connection. Look into "Roemheld Syndrome" first discovered by a German scientist while studying caloric intake on the digestive system. RS explains the Gastric Cardiac effect of stomach gas, acid reflux, and dysbiosis in irritating the Vagus nerve and how that triggers our irregular heart beats among causing other life bothersome side effects, like chest pain, dizziness and vertigo. It usually begins with a case of post infection IBS, which I believe is related closely to SIBO/leaky gut syndrome. By the time you are experiencing RS, you must understand that your gut has been compromised and mostly your vagus nerve as well, which in turn leaves your Autonomic nervous system in jeopardy as well.

This is one of the most under diagnosed and controversial syndromes in the world today, doctors do not want to admit the relation of the gut on the heart even though all the science is there to prove it.

This is a serious condition to say the least. I have struggled with this for two years and eventually it lead to severe Dysautonomia (POTS) recently as well as diminished adrenal function, where I have been extremely dizzy when standing up, fast irregular heart beat and overall fatigue.

Every case is different of course, I am still trying to heal myself so I am not able to mention any remedies so far except

HEAL YOUR GUT, find out your food sensitivities and eliminate them, eat small meals, trying a low fodmap diet (creates no gas) starve SIBO, burp when you can, Zinc Carnosine and D-Limonene might help but I am still not fully recovered, will stay in touch with more news.

Note to EC: please do more research on this topic, it may help many people.

For more about RS here is more info:

http://www.dpmartinjunghö Training for Roemheld Syndrome.pdf

Posted by Tana (Nsw) on 05/14/2016

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

Posted by Wendy (Little Rock, Ar) on 05/07/2016

Where did you purchase this iodine?

ACV, Molasses, Magnesium, Cayenne
Posted by Kg (Ca) on 05/04/2016

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.)

Black Salve, Magnesium Oxide, Exercise, Sorghum
Posted by James (Bucks) on 04/15/2016

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?

Posted by Charmian Spencer (North Wales) on 02/27/2016 41 posts

Hello Tommy,

There are probably lots of other remedies but Dr Dean has received various awards from the British arrythmia society for her work involving Magnesium And Arrythmia. In the US and UK, not to mention China etc, much of the soil is depleted of magnesium and other vital minerals because of intensive mono agriculture and chemical fertilisers like phosphates and nitrates which remove magnesium from the soil. So no matter if you eat a truck load of spinach, if it's been grown in magnesium depleted soil, you will get lots of fibre but no magnesium - which is why she advocates taking liquid magnesium - but whatever sort works for you.

Also, Ashwagandha herb is very helpful for heart health. I put my husband on it 6 weeks ago after a herbalist/ naturopath recommended it and his BP has come down so his doctor has taken him off his diuretic BP pill, and halved the dose of the other tablet which means he gets to sleep through the night without having to run to the loo. He's well over retirement age so I guess if it works well for him, you might think about researching it perhaps.

Good luck and blessings.

Posted by Tommy D (Corona) on 02/22/2016

Seems like I need your advice. I've had an arrhythmia every day for 3 weeks now, non stop. I figured out my Potassium was scary-low, I was so dehydrated my eyes were dry, I was skipping meals, eating once a day if that much and red bulls, 5-6 daily to offset Vicondin, I must take to live with 10 blown discs. I nearly fainted just walking 3 blocks taking my boy to school. I'm 52 but very lean, 5'11" 162 lbs. I've taken it seriously and am down to 1 red bull just to avoid caffeine withdrawals, 2 bananas each day, plus OJ, nuts, raisins, lots of Potassium foods, 4-5 bottles of water, no junk food.

At rest the arrhythmia is not bad, but any activity, even moderate housekeeping and the arrhythmia is severe. Resting pulse sitting up is about 72 bpm, low 60 laying down. I've lived clean and potassium rich for 3 days now and still have the arrhythmia, I'll have a blood test in 2 days. Meaning to buy Potassium and Magnesium supps, but I don't know which to buy and if it will help. I'd really appreciate your input. My EKG was clean and BP good...but I need my heart to stop freaking out, I have a little boy to raise. Thanks

Posted by John (Sf, Ca) on 02/18/2016

I've tried all these, molasses+cayenne, ACV+baking soda, Lugol's iodine and magnesium both orally and spray-applied oil. All work fairly well to get rid of the arrhythmias for about 6 months, but they came back every day and I had to watch my diet very carefully to stay off heavy carbs and coffee.

Then I read the symptoms of low potassium. Since they fit me, I bought a bag of potassium chloride (KCl). In a large water glass, 12 oz, I put 1/16th of a teaspoon of KCl, and stirred it up. I sipped the water slowly, for over an hour. Then I repeated throughout the day.

Arrhythmias gone.

I just do that now, very little of the other stuff. I still occasionally take some molasses in warm water, it worked the best. Also magnesium helps lot of things. But the KCl in water is by far the best - I obviously have had an extreme potassium deficiency. I also have better strength in my muscles, and better energy. I'm a 56 year old male.

Yes, you have to be careful with potassium. But if you need it, you really do need it. Don't let naysayers scare you off. Try a little, as I did, and sip it slowly. If it's the solution, you'll know fast. I'm back to being able to eat what I want, including coffee. And no arrhythmias anymore, period.

ACV, Molasses, Magnesium, Cayenne
Posted by Linda (California) on 02/16/2016

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.

Magnesium with Potassium Aspartate
Posted by Ruth (Pahrump, Nv) on 02/06/2016

I just started with irregular heart beats (last 3 weeks), pounding, then skipping. I am 69 yrs old. It starts and I feel faint, short of breath, weak, overall just bad. At my worst, I was on my way to the emergency room, but couldn't find the hospital, so went on to the health food store and bought magnesium with potassium aspartate, took 3 and felt better in about 10 minutes. I am now taking 3 (300mg) 3x/day with meals and I feel like my old self! Until I found this website I didn't know about the other things I could try, but will give it a go to improve my heart health. I too cut down on my evening wine (now 1x/wk) and have decaf 1 cup in the morning. It has made such a difference I can't tell you!

ACV, Molasses, Magnesium, Cayenne
Posted by Stella (Texas) on 01/29/2016

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.

Coconut Water
Posted by Laverne (Sandy Springs, Ga) on 01/14/2016

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.

ACV, Molasses, Magnesium, Cayenne
Posted by Tana (Australia) on 01/13/2016

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

ACV, Molasses, Magnesium, Cayenne
Posted by Pat (Pa) on 01/07/2016

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!

ACV, Molasses, Magnesium, Cayenne
Posted by Anna (Uk) on 01/01/2016

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!


ACV, Molasses, Magnesium, Cayenne
Posted by Ulla (San Diego) on 12/28/2015

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.

Selenium, Calcium and Magnesium
Posted by Sophie (Vancouver) on 12/23/2015

I heard a lecture by an ND for heart issues he suggested selenium, and calcium. Magnesium is the other one that was mentioned. Minerals are needed so buy a good mineral supplement and start taking it.

Calcium Magnesium
Posted by Pat (Pa) on 12/12/2015

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!

ACV, Molasses, Magnesium, Cayenne
Posted by Marjory (Red Rock, Tx) on 12/06/2015

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.

Black Salve, Magnesium Oxide, Exercise, Sorghum
Posted by Zoya (Us) on 11/20/2015

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

Apple Cider Vinegar, Baking Soda
Posted by KT (Usa) on 11/20/2015

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.

Apple Cider Vinegar, Baking Soda
Posted by Amys (Braintree, Mass) on 11/19/2015

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.

ACV, Molasses, Magnesium, Cayenne
Posted by Oldchief (Cedar Creek Texas) on 11/18/2015

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

ACV, Molasses, Magnesium, Cayenne
Posted by Sharon (Tennessee) on 11/05/2015

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.

Sea Salt
Posted by Sharon (Tennessee) on 10/26/2015

Hi, thanks for advice on hawthorne tea. I just got some. I'm hoping for good results. I'll report back in a few days. thanks!

Olive Oil
Posted by Gokhals (Ca) on 10/23/2015 34 posts

80% of the olive oils sold on the market are fake. Polyunsaturated factory processed oils cause heart disease. Eat butter (organic), not olive oil. I'ts hard to fake butter. And the saturated fat (55-60%) in butter is actually good for the heart.

Sea Salt
Posted by Roman (Nc) on 10/21/2015

When you start on celtic sea salt and magnesium and minerals you have to start slow start with a pinch in water and raise it a little every week till you get to 1/4 teaspoon in 1 pint of water and drink half your body weight in sea salt water! It can take upto a year to remineralize the heart and body, so be patient and start slow. If you do a bunch of salt at first, it will make afib worse because your body is not use to the minerals

Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Kate (Paddington) on 10/14/2015

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:)

Sea Salt
Posted by Sp (New Jersey) on 10/11/2015 32 posts

Hi Sharon,

I drink Hawthorn tea every day to help me with heart palpitations. I tend to get them mostly when I lie down. Drinking the tea has eliminated most of them and when I do get them they're not as bad as before. (I have a mitral valve problem.) I recently had a bad spell one night which I think was because I had eaten little too much almond butter. Hope this info helps.

Sea Salt
Posted by Sharon (Tennessee) on 10/08/2015

Be careful with any salt you take. My SIL swore by the pink Himalayan salt. I bought a bag, and put it in my salt shakers. Just used that for cooking, etc... Immediately, my heart rhythm started messing up. It made the adrenalin surge through my body. I found myself getting on the treadmill two-three times a day, trying to work it off, and then at night, it would still flare up. It took me 3-4 days to figure out "what am I doing different???" It dawned on me about the Himalayan salt, I stopped using that, and immediately, I was back to normal. I gave my bag to my SIL since it actually helps her. There is something in it that she needed, but worked against me. I'm having problems now again- just at night mostly, but it's due to stress or anxiety about us making a move, or lack of something in my diet. But there was a 4-6 week period of relief after quitting the Himalayan salt. I don't salt my food a lot. I have noticed that if I eat anything salty early in the day- like for breakfast, it will induce heart skips. I've lived with a sensitive heart to adrenalin for 30 plus years. Still don't have it all figured out

Right now I'm trying the CALM plus Calcium (it has magnesium in it and couple other things), and a supplement of Mag/Cal/zinc. Also trying the Apple cider vinegar, twice a day in a little apple cider, and 1 TBL, twice a day of black strap molasses. I'm also on a beta blocker- twice a day (Sectral)- been taking that for 25 years- and every time I try to get off of it, the heart starts racing- so it really does help.

Also take very mild doses of Clonzepam when especially needed. Must be careful not to take that too often though- or it becomes ineffective and habit forming. Although, my doctor said it's good to take it for a week or so when going through a bad stressful time.

Calcium Magnesium
Posted by Sharon (Tennessee) on 10/08/2015

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!!

ACV, Molasses, Magnesium, Cayenne
Posted by Sharon (Tennessee) on 10/08/2015

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)

ACV, Molasses, Magnesium, Cayenne
Posted by Oldchief (Cedar Creek Texas) on 10/04/2015

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

Posted by Audie (Bc) on 10/03/2015

Vagus nerve: The only type of vagus nerve treatment I've had has been from a cranial sacral treatment and it worked very well. It was gone the next day.

Calcium Magnesium
Posted by Patti (Ridgefield, Wa, Usa) on 10/01/2015

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...

ACV, Molasses, Magnesium, Cayenne
Posted by Sharon (Tennessee) on 09/29/2015

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.

Calcium Magnesium
Posted by Sharon (Tennessee) on 09/29/2015

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!!

ACV, Molasses, Magnesium, Cayenne
Posted by Sandy (Usa) on 08/20/2015


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.

Multiple Remedies
Posted by Sandy (Usa) on 08/18/2015

Can you please explain what is hcl. Also when you juice, how many carrots, apples, beets and cucumber you use. I can not use celery because it creates gas in body.

Epsom Salt
Posted by Elena (Bermuda) on 08/14/2015

Don't think the above answer is correct. Magnesium was applied externally and should not have caused a diarrhea.

Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Elena (Bermuda) on 08/14/2015

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.

Posted by Enteng (Cavite, Philippines) on 07/28/2015


I think Cayenne is better. Also, the magnesium Epsom Salt.

Calcium Magnesium
Posted by Fred (Kewanee, Il) on 07/18/2015

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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