Heart Palpitations
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Managing Heart Palpitations Naturally: Tips and Remedies

| Modified on Mar 09, 2024

Heart palpitations refer to the sensation of an irregular heartbeat, which can be unsettling. This article will delve into heart palpitations and the potential natural remedies to alleviate them. It's important to note that not all instances of heart palpitations are cause for immediate concern. These palpitations can manifest as a rapid, fluttering, or pounding sensation, differing from the heart's regular rhythm. While most cases are benign, some situations, such as heart arrhythmias, necessitate medical attention and treatment.

Understanding Heart Palpitations

Heart palpitations refer to the sensation of an irregular heartbeat, which can be unsettling. It's important to note that not all instances of heart palpitations are cause for immediate concern. These palpitations can manifest as a rapid, fluttering, or pounding sensation, differing from the heart's regular rhythm. While most cases are benign, some situations, such as heart arrhythmias, necessitate medical attention and treatment.

Identifying heart palpitations is relatively straightforward due to their distinct symptoms. Common symptoms include sensations of skipped heartbeats, fluttering sensations, increased heart rate, or stronger-than-usual heartbeats. Palpitations can sometimes be felt in the throat or neck. It's crucial to be vigilant, and if you experience chest pain, fainting, severe shortness of breath, or dizziness in conjunction with palpitations, seek immediate medical attention, as these may indicate a more serious underlying health issue.

Common Causes of Heart Palpitations

Determining the exact cause of an individual's heart palpitations can be challenging. Nonetheless, there are several known factors that can contribute to these irregular heartbeats. Common causes include:

  • Stress or Anxiety
  • Strenuous Exercise
  • Excessive Caffeine Consumption
  • Nicotine Use
  • Fever
  • Hormonal Changes (Menstruation, Pregnancy, Menopause)
  • Certain Cold and Cough Medications
  • Some Asthma Inhaler Medications

Natural Remedies for Heart Palpitations

The treatment choice for heart palpitations may vary depending on their underlying cause. Natural remedies, including supplements, can be effective options. Here are some natural remedies and supplements that may help alleviate heart palpitations:

Apple Cider Vinegar 

Some individuals have found relief from heart palpitations by incorporating apple cider vinegar into their diet. It is believed to support overall heart health.

Baking Soda 

Baking soda, when consumed in moderation, may help neutralize acid reflux, which can sometimes trigger heart palpitations in sensitive individuals.

Magnesium and Potassium Acetate

These supplements are known to play a crucial role in maintaining proper heart function. Consult a healthcare professional before using any supplements to ensure they are safe and appropriate for your specific condition.

Lime and Cayenne 

These natural ingredients are thought to have properties that could potentially soothe heart palpitations in some individuals. However, their effectiveness varies from person to person.

Aloe Vera 

Aloe vera is known for its anti-inflammatory properties and may help with heartburn or acid reflux, which can sometimes contribute to palpitations.

Dietary Changes

Modifying your diet to exclude artificial sweeteners and monosodium glutamate (MSG) may benefit some individuals. Reducing or eliminating excessive caffeine and other stimulants can also help prevent palpitations.

It's essential to consult with a healthcare provider before trying any natural remedies or supplements to address heart palpitations. What works for one person may not work for another, and underlying medical conditions must be properly evaluated and treated by a healthcare professional. Earth Clinic contributors may have additional remedies to explore, but always prioritize your safety and well-being when seeking relief from heart palpitations.

Related Links:

Natural Cures for Cardiac Arrhythmia
Tachycardia Remedies and Natural Cures




Acupressure

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Posted by Luis (Cali, Colombia) on 07/16/2009
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Dear Sir:

There is a small cavity at the end of the insertion of the thumb in hand, over the wrist. This is an acupuncture special point to calm heart palpitations and to make normal the rhythm of heart. You can pressure it with the thumb of right hand in cases of emergency, or to use a band of acuppressure.

To your best days.

Luis

Replied by Jackie
(San Diego, Ca)
10/13/2011

Hi Luis, Can you please explain where exactly the pressure point is? I am confused.... Thank you!

Replied by Adrienne
(Idaho)
03/21/2023
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I love this post by Louis from Cali, Columbia! I've been having a couple of skipped heart beats per minute since I did something that brought on arrhythmia a few days ago. I'm not sure what I did but luckily it calmed down except for the two skipped beats per minute. Anyway, I found an indentation between my wrist and the base of my right thumb. This is easy for me to find because of my age, ha, ha, I'm getting those bony hands. But, if you go down your thumb heading for your wrist you will come to a kind of knob just before your wrist. Then, on your right hand, immediately after the knob there's a kind of indentation, then another knob that is part of the wrist. That indentation is what Cali was talking about, and if you move in it slightly to the right you will see it's a bit bigger. I just put pressure in that larger indentation, and my heart is now beating without skipping any beats! Interestingly, when I first put pressure there, I could feel a pulse. But, now I can't. I tried my left thumb/wrist and again I felt a pulse at first, but after I let up on the pressure then pushed down again, I could no longer feel a pulse. You know, this reminds me of my friend Javier from Panama telling me I don't need strong pain pills after having a tooth pulled, just Coka Cola! He said, just let it sit on the area that hurts for awhile and the pain will be much less. Well, I gave it a try when I had to have a tooth pulled and lo!, it worked!! :-)

Cindy
(Illinois, USA)
03/22/2023
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Is that along the outside edge of the thumb? I don't have palpitations or irregular rhythm but after I pushed there, what appears to be a major vein became quite visible. I don't know if I just didn't notice it before or if it only appeared after I applied pressure. I can't imagine not having noticed it before, it's so prominent...


Adrenal Fatigue Connection

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Posted by Lindy (Reno, NV) on 02/02/2008
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Don't forget adrenal fatigue. I had heart palpitations and tacchycardic states for several months before finally being diagnosed with adrenal fatigue by a homeopathic doc (western medicine docs don't recognize this condition). There are tons of natural remedies, just google adrenal fatigue.

Replied by Jcg
(Wirral, Merseyside, England)
09/12/2010

I believe my heart palpitations could be being caused by adrenal fatigue, after I suffered a panic attack last november that lasted nearly a whole day. Could you tell me what you took to help yourself?

Replied by Sl
(Philadelphia, Pa)
01/10/2012

No no no, please don't discredit something you likely know very little or nothing about, except what you've been brainwashed to believe by "real" doctors and the pharmaceutical cartel's extensive effort to fix studies in order to keep all treatments flowing $$ into their own wallets. Most of all, don't discourage people to do their own research on alternative medicine--people have the right to study what's good for their bodies rather than simply acquiescing and taking anything their doctors have been paid to push.

Replied by Bldali
(Austin, Tx)
01/22/2012

Amen to that! I've begun to see that doctors often are in league with the pharmaceutical industry as well and will push products on their patients whether they actually need them or not.

Replied by Marinelight
(Painesville, Oh)
01/24/2012

I agree that regular doctors only want to push pills & medications because they are rewarded by pharmaceutical companies. I went to my endocronologist website where I saw how proud he was of all the recognitions and awards he had received from the pharmaceutical companies, that's when I stop going to him. The worse thing is that he was highly recomended & said to be the best endocronologist in my area. My other choice was his brother. So I started looking for treatments on my own on the internet for Sjogren's Syndrome.

Kathy R
(NJ)
05/24/2021

Gerard, are you saying that coconut oil gave you palpitations?

Replied by Travis
(San Antonio, Texas)
05/15/2012

You have to be carful before experimenting with electrolytes as a possible cause of your palpitations. The reason is that a low or high potassium level can cause palpitations and arrhythmias. A potassium overdose can kill you. Your doctor will need to check your blood levels.

Replied by David
(Corcicana Tx)
03/31/2014

How do u know if u have it what are symptoms for this? I get really tired and its not my heart. I checked my head. They have done millions of tests, everything gets back to normal. I get dizzy really nervous and sleepy

Replied by Dave
(Fountain Inn, Sc)
03/31/2014

Hello David from Corsicana, Tx

Re your heart palpations...

When did the problem begin?...You mention a number of problems that might be associated...dizzy, nervous, sleepy and tired.

I'm always suspecting a virus lurking around causing all kinds of problems. And David, especially, I look for a TIME prior to the onset of the symptoms when one might have fought off a really bad infection like mono or strep etc.

Just checking...think back to the onset; did you have a bad infection prior to symptoms...think back six months to a year or so...a really bad infection like I named above. If so, then we need to discuss how to get rid of the probable causative agent...an infection of some kind. Now just because you can't recall one doesn't necessarily mean that no infection is involved but so often I discover a "smoking gun" in the form of a bad infection. Post again if you suspect a possible lingering infection, and I'd describe what I do to knock out such infections.

Hoping you get better...keep searching because there IS a solution!!!

Replied by Dave
(Wales..uk)
05/08/2014

Hi, really interested in your comments about a 'smoking gun'. I had a severe throat infection over Xmas ( possible glandular fever ) and never been the same since. My heart palpitations started about 3 weeks or so after the infection and have gradually worsened to the point of being hospitalised in Mar and diagnosed with Proxysmal Atrial Fibrilation. I have visited the cardiologist on several occasions and have had numerous ECG's, echocardiogram, bloods, etc all of which come back clear. I am at a loss to what to do next and it is really starting to effect my quality of life. Any guidance / help yo. Are able to give would be very much appreciated.

dave

Replied by Dave
(Fountain Inn, Sc)
05/08/2014

Hi there David,

With symptoms that combine:

1. Definite Infection and

2. A Fib...

If this were me I know I had a magnesium deficiency AND the virus has attacked the cardio, usually the heart.

The combo requires...Colloidal Silver (three tablespoons daily on empty stomach away from mineral intake) for at least a month AND

Magnesium supplements. If you have Epsom salts, you can take ES baths three times weekly for a super infusion possibly more comprehensive than just oral supplement.

But with a problem like yours, I'd both take the baths and supplement with 500 mg daily.

Usually A Fib can be eradicated with just mag...but if there's a virus lurking, then the condition is much worse than irregular heart beat or fast beat. The TWO conditions (virus plus deficient mag) make for a potential disaster.

As usual my standard disclaimer .... I'm not diagnosing or treating or advising...I am saying what I would do if this were happening to me.

Replied by Faith
(Pdx)
05/21/2014

I think the "smoking gun " theory may be right on.. heart issues may be from infections, viruses, parasites, and vitamin defieciecies can cause heart palpitations. I've been reading about is EMS electo-magnetic sensitivity that is the body is reactiong to WiFI. cell phones, lab tops microwaves and smart meters I think it is best to have land line for all electronic devices. I had a hidden dental infection a root canal extraction site infected the jaw bone. I had cavitation surgery as you know dental infections usually go for the heart. I also wondered if your taking coconut oil. It must be organic virgin coconut oil that is from fresh coconut because the it is harvested from dried coconut there is mycotoxins in it and it can also be in coffee peanuts, this is very allergic causing substance so be sure you trying the right kind.

Replied by Dave
(Fountain Inn, Sc)
05/22/2014

Hey there Faith from Pdx,

Yeah, the "smoking gun" theory nails a lot of medical issues that track back to infection by virus/fungus.

Folks rarely put together an infection (even though usually bad...like mono or strep) and a condition six months later. The underlying culprit is the virus or fungus or both...a co-infection.

That's why I'm such an advocate for colloidal silver... or anything that used consistently might kill the invader. I won't turn my nose up at MMS or Iodine or ACV or the various "oils" that are virus/ fungus killers. The problem is most folks don't keep up the regimen long enough to finish off the infection.

And I'm an example!

I've mentioned a few times on EC how a Live Cell Microscopy analysis found fungus greater than the norm in my system. I had to increase my own CS dose to three times daily on empty stomach to kill the fungus. I had been taking a few tablespoons four or five times weekly...not enough to kill the fungus.

But I suspected the "smoking gun" so that is why I had myself tested.

Replied by Saj
(Wales)
12/30/2015

Hi, my joints swelled last Christmas for a couple of months needed steroid injections to bring the swelling down, then started getting dizzy in April for 5 weeks it went away for 2 weeks and then since then I have been very light headed on and off throughout the day. Also, for the last 6 weeks I've been having heart palpitations and insomnia, extreme tension in my stomach and extreme emotions when the tension is great. I've had lots of acupuncture and been to see a Chinese doctor who has given me tablets to balance my hormones for the last 3 months however am still really struggling... any suggestions? Thanks


Aloe Vera

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Posted by Sara (Boston, Ma) on 12/30/2011
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Try taking ALOE VERA JUICE for Heart palpitations.

Replied by John H
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WARNING!

Be very careful before taking Aloe Vera for fast heart beat as it depletes potassium and low potassium is one of the main causes for fast heart beat. John


Apple Cider Vinegar

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Posted by Christine (Deer Park Ny) on 03/03/2018

Used acv every morning in water to loose weight and got palpitations. Now getting angiogram. Great, probably from the acv.

Replied by Colette
(Houston, TX)
04/13/2022

You know, you may have a point Christine.

I was fine until drinking Apple Cider Vinegar in water every morning for about 2 weeks and now I am experiencing heart palpitations. This is day 2 of not having the Apple Cider Vinegar and I'm going to see what happens while I continue to research.

Thank you.♥

EC: Heart palpitations are a common side effect of ACV. Read more from Earth Climic readers here: https://www.earthclinic.com/remedies/apple-cider-vinegar-side-effects.html


Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Shane (Whangarei, New Zealand) on 09/02/2015
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WORKED TEMPORARILY

I had a 22mm Stent put into my main artery. I had 178/110 average blood pressure for 15 years, now it's 180/85 on average , I was born with the restriction it was 6mm when that did a MRI. Problem now is I have Palpitations 24/7. It happens instead of 3 beats so one good one one is a pause next is close together. I was told I would be better then I have been ever, but am worse off.

ACV helped for a couple of days and now its back again doctors say there nothing that can be done. Oh and my aorta valve is 2 not 3 I live in fear now because the heart stops for up to 4 seconds between the palps horrible feeling.

Replied by Sean
(Seattle, Washington)
09/02/2015

Dear Shane,

It sounds like you might be deficient in magnesium. If you are not already taking magnesium, you should immediately start taking epsom salt baths in addition to either magnesium oil or magnesium supplements. If you use the magnesium oil, slather it around your entire chest area and armpits and leave it on for 20 minutes.

Stop drinking the apple cider vinegar. I have read on here that it can cause bad heart palpitations in some people.

You might also be deficient in iodine.

Hope this helps, Sean


Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Sugarboo (Cocoa Beach, Florida) on 08/20/2012
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WARNING!

.. Any kind of Vinegar can cause heart palpatations. Vinegar speeds up the metablolism and therefore can cause palapataions. Hasn't anyone on here ever heard of the "Apple Cider Vinegar" diet? two or three tablspoons a day of it. It speeds up your metabolism just like caffeine, diet pills, speed, any natural suplement that is supposed to aid in weight loss, or any kind of stimulant. I have major heart problems and was trying to lose weight by eating salads for lunch and dinner. I used white balsalmic vinegar for the dressing and didn't realize this is what set me off on a two week course to almost being dead!! No one could figure out why my heart beat was all over the place. I finally figured it out on my own, but it has taken three weeks for my heart to heal from the damaging of it having to work so hard from the fast heartbeats. Hope this helps someone out there...


Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Christa (Ft. Campbell, Ky) on 07/02/2009

I have had a heart arithmea for about five years now (runs in the family) I had it well controlled with a magnesium supplement. I started taking ACV for PMS and beautiful skin, been taking it for a week, but it gave me the worst heart palpitations yet!! I tried it by its self, and when that made me sick to my stomach I added 1/4 tsp baking soda to 2 Tbls ACV. But the heart palpitations really worry me....


Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by CH (PD, USA) on 01/06/2009
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I have been having Heart Palpitations, Tachardia about every 4 months for the past two years. My doctors have ran all kinds of heart test and can not find anything wrong with my heart. I had a serious one Sunday night and had to call 911, while I was waiting for them to ge there I thought I was going to die. I ran in the kitchen and took a few sips of apple cider vinegar straingt and the heart began to slow down, by time the ambulance got there my heart had slowed down to 110 beats per minute and my blood pressure had droped to 210/110. Apple Cider Vinegar just a few sips always works for me. Went back to Doctors, They still don't know what is causing it.

Replied by Heather
(Brooklyn, NY)
07/11/2009

to CH--glad you felt better with the ACV, but that bp is very dangerous!!! 210/110 is considered a hypertensive crisis and is truly a medical emergency. As an ER nurse, that is far FAR too high to see someone's pressure, especially if you're experiencing cardiac symptoms. I hope that you're being followed closely by a doctor, and that they're keeping tabs on how your BP is doing, regardless of the treatment you choose to use (pharmaceutical, natural or a combination.) Good luck!

Replied by Loren
(Orlando, Fl)
07/15/2009

To CH from PD: has anyone tried using motherwort or hawthorne to help with the palpitations? Just google it guys and see the nemerous health benefits. As a plus it also lowers blood pressure. Also CO Q10 is also very helpful in any heart problems. Good luck to everyone and god bless


Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Debra (Sligo, IRELAND) on 08/15/2008

Hi, debra here from ireland,thanks very much for everyones advice.i have tryed apple cider vinegar but i had to stop taking it as it makes me feel sick. today i started taking a tablet called magnesiam ok its got magnesium and potassium and lots of vitiams in it so i hope this helps my heart as palpitations are pretty bad this week.hope something works for you kimberly. i let you no if the magnesium works (fingers crossed).any more advice would be great. thanks, debra.

Replied by Joan
(Palo Alto, CA)
08/17/2008

Hi, Debra. If you drink caffeine, you might want to come off it as soon as possible. Give it a couple of weeks before you introduce it back into your system. I get terrible heart palpitations whenever I drink coffee. Tea is okay, as long as it is diluted. Also, be careful with preservatives in food and artificial sweeteners like sucralose. These too can cause heart palps. I also read somewhere (Earth Clinic?) that corn syrup might cause irregular heart beats. Good luck and let us know how it goes.


Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Hank (Florida) on 04/15/2007
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ACV for acid reflux(heart palpitations)...I started having heart palpitations last October and went to my family doctor who referred me to a cardiologist who did a stress test and an echocardiogram and put me on a heart monitor for a month. He then referred me to an electrocardiologist for possible pacemaker. This Dr. referred me to a sleep clinic for sleep apnea. I now have a cpap machine, for sleep apnea but the palpitations were still coming quite frequently. I'm not sure the cpap machine is the answer unless that is something else that is going on, but unrelated. Out of desperation, I went to the internet and started doing some 'research' and found your web site. This is my 4th day on _____s apple cider vinegar and the palpitations have all but stopped, except last night I decided to try some plain vanilla yogurt which I thought would have a soothing effect. The palpitations started almost immediately and quite severe after eating the yogurt. I took another glass of water with 2 tablespoons of ACV and the palpitations stopped! Do you have any idea why the yogurt would cause this? Needless to say, I am very amazed at the effectiveness of ACV. Hopefully, the effects will last. What caused my reflux? I had taken ibuprofen for several years for back pain and have been on Tramadol(generic Ultram, which I was on before the generic came out) for several years. I definitely believe these drugs have caused a train wreck in my stomach. I am also on Zocor for cholesterol and Altace for blood pressure. Before the back pain(degenerative disc), I was a runner and had none of this although I did take ibuprofen some of the time during my running days. So far, I am looking at ACV as a miracle. Thanks so much!

Replied by Ted
(Bangkok, Thailand)
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Dear Hank: Apple cider vinegar (with appropriate buffers such as bicarbonate or baking soda) removes the body of lactic acid, which in excess kills the cells and causes heart problems.

Yes, yogurt causes heart palpitations because it has lactic acid. Lactic acid is peculiarly toxic to the cell's mitochrondria. Atheletes dread lactic acid buildup and wish one day they can rid of them. Well there is a remedy, it is the acetates (and can come from apple cider vinegar and the side effects are also reduced with citrates - from lemon and bicarbonates).

As a student when I studied biochemistry I would cringe at the idea of lactic acid. If I do a cell cultures, and use lactic acid as a pH to adjust to ideal biological conditions, the cell cultures would immediately die. This is a well known fact.

Since the heart is the source of constant energy, mitochrondrial health is extremely important. Lactic acid buildup intracellulary is dangerous, and this is why athletes have short lives - from long lactic acidosis causing muscular fatigue, thus heart attack is frequent.

In my opinion, magnesium acetate and potassium acetate are an ideal form, and this is found best whenever apple cider vinegar and baking soda is added. May I dare say that apple cider vinegar and baking soda is a food for the heart.

The other issue is the calcium buildup which causes the cells to function improperly. Usually a citrates, found in 8 teaspoons of lime juice (or lemon) plus 1/2 teaspoon of baking soda is taken reduces the serum calcium buildup which clogs the cells. This should also help.

The best detoxification of lactic acid is either sodium acetate, potassium acetate, magnesium acetate. These acetate forms are found whenever apple cider vinegar is taken, in any brand, and it is reacted with the body's bicarbonates to neutralize and convert to acetate. The cells use the acetate to rid the body of lactic acid. The problem about ridding the intracellular is half of the problem. The other is the body needs to neutralize the acid extracellularly also, which I think is best handled with baking soda and citrates (lemon juice). I remember that whenever a person has a heart attack, they use Harvey Teams (in hospitals) to inject a large syringe of baking soda. This is a quick remedy, but not a complete one. Acetates, magnesium, potassium, and bicarbonates is the preferred remedy to use, in my opinion anyway.

I recently have a friend who came to visit me one day and told me her heart had a terrible heart palpitations that she would nearly faint and breathing becomes a problem. I knew it was a simple electrolytic imbalance. After taking 1/16 teaspoon of potassium citrate, 1/16 sea salt, 1/16 teaspoon of magnesium chloride, and some sodium citrate, the conditions stopped within minutes and never came back.

People never realize that these electrolytes are the power cells that gives cells their electrical energy. In the olden days, they use salt with a cardboard in layers to create electricity (Alessandro Volta). If you have a multimeter, most salt solutions do have electricity. Usually it is about 1/2 volts, in case you are wondering. Just imagine what happens if the body's electrolytes are imbalance or lacking, the heart needs electrical energy for normal heart beat too.

Replied by George Goble
(West Lafayette, In)
01/05/2016

TED,

Here are some of my experiences with high dose magnesium acetate (metabolizes into magnesium bicarbonate in the liver). If RBC (red blood cell) magnesium is 5.3 mg/dL or better, and one takes about one level TBSP of magnesium acetate (in 1/4 glass of water), twice a day, then many people (50-60 and older) see a pretty big energy burst and increase in well being feeling. As you say, one of these mechanisms may be neutralizing lactic acid. This much oral magnesium may be over one's "diarrhea limit". Taking 1 TBSP of gelatin and/or flax seed just before seems to allow more oral ingestion before diarrhea limit. Also some just use it transdermally and still get an energy boost.

--ghg


Apple Cider Vinegar, Baking Soda, Lime

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Posted by Vickie (Orlando, Fl) on 03/03/2012
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Tried Ted's remedies above - the ACV, baking soda and lime last night for HP, usually they last for 12 hours and I can't move, they went away in 10 minutes, I also had some raw coconut water. Red wine is major trigger. Having blood work next wk. for anemia, liver and kidney, not detoxing losing electrolites. Someone posted about HP from the bath, happened to me too after two days of 2 baths per day with Epsom Salts, sometimes too much Magnesium.


Arrhythmia Triggers

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Posted by Sharon (Tennessee) on 10/26/2015
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Everytime I eat something with aspartame, I start having heart arrhythmias. I am very sensitive to it. I think Splenda does similar, but perhaps not quite as bad. I have even found that aspartame (also known as)phenylalanine is found in almost all chewing gums, and many times hidden in most unlikely things. Since it has the word Phenylalanine, most don't know what that means. But is a form of aspartame. It cause heart rhythm in me, headaches in my husband, and seizures in his grandson...do I need to go on? Please use honey, molasses or even a bit of real sugar if you must sweeten. Of course, Stevia is an option if you can stand it....but it's a flavor I don't much like... Oh, I even found some pills have the aspartame Phenylalanine added as a "inactive ingredient." Come on pharmacy companies!! Just use sugar if you must put a sweetener in!!

This is by no means all that causes problems for me. For 30 years, I've been trying to find out all the triggers. The worst is stress, negative thinking, fear, fear of impending event - or life change, panic. But any adrenaline inducing food or medicine can easily cause them. Bloating, or gas is a bad trigger also. Oh, I learned to NEVER let the dentist do epinephrine on me. It's an immediate heart racing and rhythm all over the place....I must get up and pace around the room.

I've tried magnesium. But I'm not giving up on that yet. I'm just not sure I've tried the RIGHT type- or enough. I think the HARD PILL Supplements may not absorb right- and just pass through.... And there may be a "combination" I'm not finding yet.

I'm open to suggestions!! It got a lot better for awhile, but gotten worse lately- with some stress issues. The stress issues are subsiding, but left me with "sensitized heart" again. (Read Claire Weeks books) She deals with some of this stuff. How- once the problem (stress) is gone, the body still responds like it's still there for weeks and sometimes months- a vicious cycle. Until biofeedback and meditation/relaxation is done "during" attacks....

Replied by Timh
(Ky)
10/28/2015
2063 posts

S: Phenylalanine is a natural occurring amino acid that you assume is toxic or dangerous ingredient in Aspartame. To my knowledge, the toxic ingredient in Aspartame is wood alcohol. People deficient in Zinc & Niacin will likely have negative reactions or bad side-effects from this additive.

Back to Phenylalanine. P is considered a stimulant-type amino that agonizes epinephrine in the body. If you are experiencing reactions to even small amounts of P, then you definitely need heart support nutrients like the magnesium you mentioned, plus Carnitine, Selenium+CoQ10+Vit-E, and the herb Hawthorn Berry. The Zinc+Niacin will help remove the alcohols from the body and likely improve the nervous conditions.


Avoid Artificial Sweeteners

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Posted by Breeze (Wash) on 07/24/2015
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Artificial sweeteners can cause heart issues. These artificial sweeteners are unsafe - it can change how your brain fires! A sure fire way to find out what food is causing allergic reaction is simply check your heart rate before you eat then after . Heart rate goes up after you eat your allergic. I don't even need to take my pulse when my heart is beating extra hard I know I ate something that I'm clearly allergic too Going on a elimination organic diet is the best way.


Avoid Artificial Sweeteners
Posted by Tee (Greensboro, Nc Usa) on 10/29/2011
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Finally figured it out though! ARTIFICIAL SWEETENER ABUSE!!! I went to an urgent care facility, heart fine, BP fine, pulse fine, EKG normal, yada yada. I felt like I was fighting an army most of the time! Check to see if you have ingested Splenda, Sucrolose, Aspartame, those kinds of things...

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AVOID all the so called sweeteners, they cause SERIOUS reactions in many.


Avoid Artificial Sweeteners
Posted by Kel (St. louis, Missouri) on 09/28/2007
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I have suffered from heart palpitations for years and just recently discovered they are triggered by artificail sweetners.

Replied by Dinma
(Kaduna, Nigeria)
07/18/2012

Can you please give examples of artificial sweeteners... I don't think I have heard about such.Thanks.

Replied by Sugarboo
(Cocoa Beach, Florida, United States)
08/20/2012

To Dinma from Nigeria.. You asked about artificial sweeteners? here in the United States, we have many different kinds of things that taste sweet that are come from man made chemicals or from companies that alter the chemical components of real sugar. They taste sweet but are fake. Aspartame is one that is pure chemical and is man made. Another is called Splenda, and they say it is made from real sugar, but it is somehow altered so that it does not make you have a rise in your blood sugar levels. Some are not artificial at all, but come from sources other than sugar cane. Those include Sorbitol, Maltitol and Stevia. Sorbital and Maltitol I believe come from a plant called the Chickory Root. Stevia is a plant by itself that has been aroudn for thousands of years, and is just now getting recognition. Stevia does not affect your bloodsugar levels like real sugar and it has little to no calories. And it is all natural with nothing added to it. Sorbitol and Maltitol will give a little bit of a blood sugar rise, but it takes hours to notice. I woudl stay away from Splenda also known as Sucrolose ( and Aspartame (also know as Equal) I think Stevia is the best sweetener you can use.

Wm.
(WA)
01/24/2021

Xylitol. Anything on Xyltol?



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