Natural Cures for Cardiac Arrhythmia

Hereditary Arrhythmia

Posted by Jessica (Nyc) on 08/23/2013

Great site, thank you all for sharing this information, your stories, interesting POVs and advice. I'm wondering how many people on here suffer from hereditary arrythmia? Several people in my family have had it and I'm wondering if any of these arrythmia remedies would be beneficial for someone like myself who has it "in the genes". I suppose being prone to certain deficiencies might also be hereditary. But I'm wondering in my case what to start with, as there are so many options and suggestions. I've noticed my arrhythmia since I was 18 and its gotten worse over the years. Now I'm 37 and its still going strong and getting worse. I've had all the tests and Drs say "it's not the bad kind" of arrhythmia that might cause a stroke but it keeps me awake every night and has forced me to confront it. Best in health to you all.

Replied by Mrs. Hill
Fayetteville, Ar
08/23/2013

Jessica, my husband has a terrible family heart history and also has arrythmia. If he stays off caffeine, it rarely flares up. A tablespoon of Blackstrap Molasses daily is highly nutritious and helpful to many. It is good for muscles and the heart is a muscle. Also, cayenne pepper. You can get capsules with ginger in them, which is also good for the heart and makes it easier on the stomach. Mrs. Hill

Replied by Toourlady89
Ca, Usa
08/23/2013

The deficiency that would be causing arrhytmia would be Magnesium. Search on Magnesium Glycinate, its an inexpensive but one of the best absorbable forms of Magnesium. Its a mineral supplement just like Calcium and Vit. D but we don't hear much about it. Doctors don't prescribe supplements, unfortunately, Nutritional supplementation is something we have to learn and search on our own like what you are doing now. I was in the medical field but It took me many years of search to have found Mg as help for many of my family's health issues. If you go on You Tube, search Magnesium Deficiency, you will learn so much more. Your family could use the info. Hopefully it would help each family member beat the heart irregularities .

Replied by Mt
Ottawa, On, Canada
08/23/2013

Read about Hawthorn, Mistletoe, Parsley (wine for the heart), Cowslip and Budwig diet

Replied by Happy
Up The Creek In Wv, Usa
08/24/2013

In response to Jessica, NYC... have you tried TAURINE?

Replied by Toourlady89
Ca, Usa
08/24/2013

1) Magnesium Taurate supplementation helps irregular heart beats. Mg takes 6 to 12 months to build up in the system, so, patience. It also needs daily replacement as we use Mg in all our daily life activites.

2) use of Transdermal Mg ( Mg Oil Spray ) on top of taking the pills will speed up the build up process.

3) Epsom salt bath or foot soaks (Magnesium Sulfate) is cheaper and would also help. Eat Magnesium rich foods in addition, but know that Mg in food will not be enough. Pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds, and greens are rich in Mg.

These forms of Magnesium will have favorable reviews on Amazon by people who have used it. Use of Magnesium supplements promotes sound sleep, relief of nervous tension, anxiety and "hundreds" of health issues. Do Search on Magnesium Deficiency.


Hydrogen Peroxide

Posted by Gina (Miami, Fl, Usa) on 01/25/2010
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Cardiac arrhythmia

I started with the Hydrogen Peroxide theraphy for another problem (Chron's disease), also I was experiencing arrhythmia, very bad. To my surprise my arrhythmia start to get less and less frequent. I did some research on google and on this site and found that this therapy is for almost everything. you can google Dr. David G Williams for details and also in this site Bill Munro has a very good posting and also a video showing the inhalation method that you can also try on YouTube. I did the drinking the water with the drops of hydrogen peroxide, but I'm going to try the inhalation. I pray God will protect this site, please do the same!!


Ice

Posted by Orh (Ten Mile, Tn) on 07/18/2020
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HI U OLE PATTOTS, ORH here, have learned how to address my vagus nerve when my heart is in trouble. I now know to put an ice pack on my face and right neck. Have no clue why this works, but it does. I am also doing the restricted blood flow program and it is working. I think I am now eligible for the EECP program which will prolong my life for certain. This is a deal where a system pushes your blood through your heart as if you were in a work out. Don't get old.

====ORH=====

Replied by Anon
Anon
07/18/2020

Far infra-red biomats will give your heart a workout just by laying on one. They may be more reasonably priced and less invasive than whatever an EECP program is.


Iodine

Posted by June (Cincinnati, Oh Usa) on 12/28/2009
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I have a cardiac arrithymia since childhood. I am 54 now. I have researched and researched and researched after going to alot of cardiologists and trying mainstream remedies. I have tried magnesium, B vitamins, salt, potassium,etc. They all helped but did not cure my palpitations. My heart used to skip, and beat incredibly fast. I stopped going to the emergency room because they immediately wanted to do surgery, etc. The whole thing was terrifying. I cured this condition with one drop of REAL elemental iodine in my orange juice in the morning. Sea kelp and drugstore iodine did not work. Dr. Brownstein has written a book about it. You can tell if you are deficient by putting any iodine on the inside of your arm and watching to see if it lasts 24 hours. All my thyroid tests were normal. Every person I have told (who has arrithymia) has had a similiar experience!!!! One itsy bitsy drop of elemental iodine changed my life COMPLETELY. (I also paint my arm with it sometimes.)

Replied by June
Cincinnati, Ohio
02/11/2010

cardiac arrythymia: I wrote previously about the miracle of iodine. I forgot to mention that I take it with selenium for absorption.

Replied by Cazore
London, England
03/13/2010

I just ordered some iodine hoping to mimic your results but it says only to use a maximum of 3 days running-could I ask do you use this everyday? I'd love to start using asap I just wanted to check...

Replied by Lou
Venice, Fl
03/21/2010

Having just read the posts on arrythmias, could someone (Perhaps June from Ohio who suggested it) tell me where I could purchase elemental iodine? Thank you. I have had a long standing problem with PAT and PAF and would like to try something different.

EC: Medical Abbreviations:

PAT = Paroxysmal Atrial Tachycardia
PAT = Paroxysmal Atrial Fibrillation

Replied by Lani
Fairburn, Georgia
04/05/2010

June, can you be more specific about what kind of iodine you used. I ordered Dr. Brownstein's book this morning, but I need to start something immediately. Please help. Lani email: [email protected]

Replied by Melissa
Clarksville, Tn
07/21/2010
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I also have learned that along with avoiding soy (not sure if it is an allergy or what). . . If I have an arrhythmia flare up, I can paint a bit of iodine on my wrist and it will be better in just 5 minutes! I am not quite sure of the reasoning for this unless it is thyroid related (although all my tests came back "normal"). Whatever the reason, it works for me!

Replied by Alexandros Halaris
Heraklion Crete Greece, Greece
08/31/2010

I would like to know the dose in Micromiligrams someone can take and how many times a week, I suffer from AF Idiopathic.

Replied by Daveschiman
Philadelphia, Pa
04/26/2011
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I got some Nascent iodine and started using it last week. Within a few days my heart stopped skipping beats. I tried many other things on this page, but the iodine seemed to do the trick. I put 7 drops in a 26 oz bottle of water and drank it all day. I also painted a drop on the inside of my left wrist once a day for a week.

Replied by Mike
Princeton, New Jersey
09/27/2011

I just read that too much elemental iodine can be fatal. Just want to let people know. June, where did you get your elemental iodine? vibra64(at)msn.com

Replied by Kc
Boston, Ma
04/11/2012

I go to dr brownstein... He is fabulous. Taking iodine for my afib right this second for my afib. Wish me luck!

Replied by Doug
Costa Rica
07/13/2014

Funny you mention iodine. If you do a little search on amiodarone and it's relationship to iodine levels you'll be quite surprised.

My problem was a corn allergy. I ate grits every day and had 220 bps tachycardia at least monthly and had to go in for conversion. I had to leave the US (permanently) to find a real doctor who cured it with a tropical diet.

Replied by James
Nh
09/20/2014

I used Eidon brand Iodine 3 drops daily, and it seemed to worked right off. Still early, but so far PVCs have seized and sleep isnt interrupted with Tachycardia.

Replied by Solomon
Brooklyn Ny
05/26/2015

Can you please tell me the brand/kind of iodine you use, is it what they call nascent iodine? Because I looked and didn't see elemental iodine

Replied by Arturo
Naugatuck, Ct, Usa
06/12/2015

Where do I get elemental Iodine?

Replied by Mama To Many
Tennessee
06/12/2015

Dear Arturo,

I use either Lugol's iodine (liquid) or Iodoral (tablet). I get either from amazon or iherb.

~Mama to Many~

Replied by Wendy
Little Rock, Ar
05/07/2016

Where did you purchase this iodine?

Replied by Alisa
Missouri
02/06/2017

Hello Everyone;

I've been reading your posts and finding them very helpful. I have had afib for about 5 years now. I have also been diagnosed with hypothyroidism. I had a cryoablation a few months ago but it seems that the episodes are worse. The doc has put me on amiodarone as he feels that it is still too close to the ablation to make any drastic decisions. I currently am in afib every other day. I have no intention of remaining on the amio for more than 3 months. I have decided to try a more natural approach. I've been taking800 mgs magnesium for a few years now but not currently with the amio. After a lot of research and review of your posts I plan to do the following:

Iodine (lugols)

magnesium 800 mg daily works for me

sellenium (never tried but I'm going to start)

Apple cider vinegar daily

Vitamin C

And I'll switch to sea salt

Also have to shape up the diet. I've gotten off track and may be cause of the increased episodes.

Thanks for all of the great info!

Alisa

Replied by Hisjewel
America, New York
02/08/2017

Greetings Alisa,

I had to carry the magnesium or at least potassium around with me to stop heart palpitations, because I never stick to a good diet, shame on me.

If I take the Lugol's iodine in the morning it lasts pretty much all day (i started with one drop in water, I am up to seven drops water), I don't have to reach for it a second time.

I do end up taking a break from some of the remedies. However here are three other things, to look into that I do not see on your list that I know really helps me in regards to heart palpitations and chest pains:

Natural E, Zinc, and CQ10.

P.S to fellow Snow Diggers, go easy with the shoveling. The first time I ever remember getting chest pains was while digging snow in my sixties. You have to know when to stop digging. A ticket is cheaper than a funeral.

HisJewel

Replied by Alisa
Missouri
03/01/2017

Thank you for responding. I have seen CQ10 recommended. Also: Vitamin D3, Hawthorn Berry, Taurine, Beetroot extract. It's all a bit overwhelming. I spoke with doctor today and discontinued the amiodarone after just 4 weeks. I am now on nothing for rhythm or rate for the first time in 5 years. Apparently, I need to be off of amiodarone for at least 3 months before I can start iodine protocol. I hope I make it! Doctor is actually talking about a pacemaker due to slow heart beat but I think my heart rate was slow due to the meds I was on. I have never had this issue before. I plan to start wit iodoral. I think I'd rather take a pill than drink it.

I'm going to start some of the supplements in the meantime. Any advice at all is appreciated!

Alisa

Replied by Soazburrolady
Southern Az
03/02/2017

Hi Alissa. I have experienced PVC's for over 30 years. I take Hawthorne, magnesium (800 mg per day) and 6 drops of 5% Lugols iodine per day. That seems to keep things at bay most days. But, when it flares up, as it did this morning, 2 capsules of a product called "Cool Cayenne" will usually knock it out in about an hour. Many at Earth Clinic use cayenne in warm water, sometimes with honey, and get the same result. However, I am a total wimp regarding the heat of cayenne, and the Cool Cayenne doesn't cause me any distress. Hope this helps.

Replied by Pat
Pa
05/25/2017

Alisa, I too get Afib almost everyday! Episodes are shorter now though.Had it for about 5 years now. Taking Mg, Taurine, Hawthorn, Nattokinase and various other supplements. It really doesn't bother me like it used to so they push ablation but im not going that route now anyway! Keep taking supplements and sometimes they even stop it for me! If necessary I take 12.5 metatoprolol if needed. Don't want to take it all the time as it does not prevent the Afib and why should I then? Lots of Mg as you say because some people believe that that is what Afib is! Mg deficiency!

Replied by Jane
Hervey Bay Queensland
08/05/2017

Do you take Lugols Iodine or a different brand?


Magnesium

Posted by Kc (Los Gatos, Ca) on 05/21/2018
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I have to report my experience here because it's nothing short of miraculous. I have been having a LOT of palpitations. Way more than usual. Being anxious already, it really worries me. I went to buy a whole food magnesium supplement today and I took two (368 mg for 4) and almost immediately, I didn't have any more palpitations. I am also drinking ACV but the palpitations were almost immediately resolved after taking the first two magnesium. Just so grateful to have come here finding a wealth of information! Thank you!!!

Replied by Shelley
De
05/22/2018

Thanks for that information. Can you please clarify the dosage once again?

Don
Michigan
11/17/2018

I did an extensive search for any maker of any form of Magnesium mfg in 368 mg or 92 mg. Most all are in even numbers ie, 400 mg.

RDA is 400mg - 500mg according to where you look. Although dietary sources can be way over that.

Use your own judgement and experience.

Replied by Alex
Los Angeles
09/17/2020

What brand did you buy?


Posted by Nancy (Missouri) on 08/18/2013
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I occasionally have bouts of arrythmia: weak, rapid, irregular heartbeats. I've found that a dose of magnesium taurate will get the heart rate back on track in an amazingly short time.


Posted by Galaxy (Boston, Ma, Usa) on 05/20/2013
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A magnesium complex containing magnesium oxide, magnesium citrate and magnesium aspartate cured my heart palpitations and arrythmias. I take one 400 mg capsule every day at bedtime. I am so thankful for this website.

Replied by Key
Ny, US
03/19/2015

How long were you taking the magnesium before you started to see the results?

Replied by Enteng
Cavite, Philippines
07/28/2015
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Worked Temporarily

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


Posted by Patty (Newport Beach, Ca) on 02/14/2011

I thought it was the best to use magnesium taurate to cure cardiac arrhythmia? Can anyone verify the best magnesium to take for this problem?

Replied by Nevada Smith
Smithfield Township, Pa
04/14/2011

According to the book, The Magnesium Miracle, one of the most absorbable forms of magnesium [after an IV of magnesium] is magnesium oil [magnesium chloride] which is absorbed through the skin. Next would be magnesium glycinate, magnesium taurate & magnesium orotate. Magnesium citrate is fourth which is most popular due to it's cost. Magnesium oxide is a distant fifth and is poorly absorbed.

Replied by Gemstatemom
Grangeville, Id
08/18/2012
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I have had mild arrhythmia for many years, but it had gotten very bad a couple of months ago, enough to scare me and send me to the doctor. They basically said not much they could do, and that there is medicine but sometimes the side effects are not worth it. I started taking the Super Magnesium (2 tablets daily) from _____ and have not had a single episode since then.

Replied by Geneva
Paragould, Ar
08/19/2012

When my heart gets out of ryhthm I take cayenne pepper tea and in a few minutes it is back to normal and I feel better.


Magnesium with Potassium Aspartate

Posted by Ruth (Pahrump, Nv) on 02/06/2016
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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!

Replied by Anon
Usa
10/28/2017

I recall Ted warning against aspartates.


Magnesium, Blackstrap Molasses

Posted by Selena (Rocky Gap, Va) on 04/21/2015
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I was diagnosed with; irregular heartbeat, SVT, (250 beats per min.and I would black out), and mitro valve prolapse. I refused the meds prescribed and read Dr. Mark Sircus' book; "Magnesium; the ultimate Heart Medicine", I then started using the magnesium oil transdermally and got immediate relief with the irregular/palpatations etc. I have not had an attack of the SVT since 2006. Because there was still the occasional times when my heart was out of sync; I continued to read for something more. I read "Crude Blackstrap Molasses" by Cyril Scott, starting taking two Tbs. daily and for me that was the magic. The minerals in molasses did the job. I take it daily and would not be without it. Both books are filled with much needed knowledge. I highly recommend both. You will see and feel the difference.

Replied by Om
Hope, Bc, Canada
04/21/2015

Hello Selena (Rocky Gap) --- I read your post with pleasure because you made such excellent choices. For many years I have kept a booklet by Cyril Scott as well as a booklet on ACV by Paul Bragg. Off and on I read these booklets again, marvelling at the simple and excellent remedies they are.

For example, as arthritis is a mineral deficiency disease, it is ideal to take BSM and it indeed relieved me of pain and arthritis for many years. I still take BSM and as long as I do, no more joint pain. I think it was suggested in the booklet on BSM to include ACV as well especially for cysts and cancer. It had great success since BSM dries tumours so an invasive treatment is not needed in the end. But there were more benefits, for the brain etc.

Just to mention that it was delightful also to see you include Dr. Sircus' transdermal magnesium treatment.

Well, I treasure these two booklets and wish you all the best.

Namaste, Om


Magnesium, Co Q10

Posted by Alan (Toooomba, Qld Australia) on 12/01/2011
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Hi every one just a quick word to let everyone it's been 2 months to the day since I posted I was taking Magnesium and COQ10 so therefore I have been taking these supplements for 3 months now and guess what? Still no Arrythmia. I don't think about when the next time it may happen now, this a great site to gain knowledge for your health and wellbeing. I hope this helps someone.


Posted by Alan (Toowoomba, Australia) on 10/01/2011
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I have been suffering from Cardio Arrythmia for about thirteen years about once or twice a month, sometimes more I have been to a few doctors and they have said that no one has died fom it yet BUT it is very scary, the longest time period it has lasted is five hours so I went straight to the Doctor while it was still happening so he could properly diagnose the condition I HAVE BEEN ON PRESCRIPTION ASPIRIN SINCE TO REDUCE THE RISK OF STROKE also a prescription drug for the control of the rhythym but it still happened.

Five weeks ago I went to a Naturopath and he put me on Magnesium and Co-enzyme Q10. Since starting on these natural medications I have had one short burst of Cardio Arythmia for about fifteen seconds and that's all in five weeks, I will keep posting of this improvement if there is anymore improvement.


Magnesium, Omega 3 Supplements

Posted by Kari (Az) on 07/16/2015
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Magnesium and Omega 3s:

I have had continuous arrhythmias for over a year. I tried everything including pharmaceuticals and alternative methods. I decided to try Omega 3s, 1280 of DHA, plus magnesium glycinate 400 mg. Both of these I take daily in divided doses. It has been 6 weeks without a recurrence and I am amazed! There is nothing else I did differently so have to assume it is these 2 supplements. What a relief it has been! I hope someone else can be helped by this simple combination, too.


Magnesium, Taurine

Posted by Peggysue (Grand Junction, Co) on 05/10/2012
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For people who have a irregular heartbeat, be sure and get 400 mg. Magnesium Oxide a day. I go to Walgreens and ask the Pharmacist for it. And if you get an irregular heartbeat and it won't settle down, take 500 to 1,000 mg.oOf Taurine. I went several times to the E. R. and had taken Taurine and by the time I was hooked up, I had a heartbeat of a "seasoned athlete! " It really works!


Molasses

Posted by Nancy (Missouri) on 02/22/2014
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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!



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