How to Stop Heart Palpitations

Congratulations! After a lot of searching, you finally found us! In a few minutes, you’re going to be happy you did. There is nothing quite like suffering a palpitation attack (except maybe dying)! Palpitation sufferers get to experience “dying-like symptoms” several times a day! None of us can stand that feeling and we want to do something about it.

I get over 30,000 visitors to the site every year, and those who write pretty much all tell the same story. The most common first question they have is ”why doesn’t my doctor know this stuff?” Honestly, I can’t answer that one. The medical industry is driven by pharmaceutical sales.

Please NOTE:  If, after reading this article, you would like to read the regimen that I used to free myself of heart palpitations permanently, then send me your name and email through the REGIMEN link anywhere that it is found on this site, and I will send you the regimen in pdf format by email within 24 hours.

If everyone was healthy, the medical industry would go broke! The money is clearly in the sick. I would love to think that my doctor had my best interest in mind, but practice tells me differently.Twelve years of testing and research has brought me to the point now where I can control or stop my palpitations completely. I can also bring them back on if I do the wrong things! Having this kind of control over the issue empowers me and allows me to live the life I want, and to be free of the worry and anxiety cause by palpitations.

What Does It Mean To Have Heart Palpitations?

  • You are afraid to go to bed at night, because as soon as you do… it starts!
  • You can lay on your left side at night
  • Even bending over sometimes can bring them on…
  • You are constantly worried that you will have an “attack” in public
  • You are afraid to go out with your friends
  • You feel that palpitations are ruining your life
  • You are worried that you won’t be around to look after your kids!
  • You are probably becoming afraid to leave the house
  • You wonder if you are going to die
  • You wake up at 3 am to a pounding heart!
  • You are becoming depressed and lethargic
  • You desperately want to find the answers
  • You are afraid that palps might cost you your job!

Does this sound familiar? It should! Of the thousands of letters I received over the years, this is the common theme. We are all in the same boat here. That said, I may have good news for you.

Most doctors will correctly tell you that palpitations won’t kill you. Worry might kill you, but the palpitations will not. The human heart is built to perform. I went into ER one time with a heart rate of 220 beats per minute. I urinated a quart every fifteen minutes because of the increased pressure on my kidneys. It took doctors about three hours to bring my heart rate down. Imagine running two full marathons and not being able to stop! I was exhausted after this episode, but as my cardiologist said, “imagine how strong your heart must be to do that and not “tap out”!

If you drink colas or sodas, then you are drinking fluid that is pH 2.5. The only thing you can do that is worse than this is drink battery acid or take pharmaceutical drugs. One can of soda will require you to drink 32 eight ounce glasses of high alkaline water just to neutralize the damage from that one soda!

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Peverley Ablation

Peverley Ablation

By now you have probably heard about the Dallas Stars center, Rich Peverley, and his collapse on the bench during his March 10th game with the Columbus Blue Jackets.

Peverley had been diagnosed with an “irregular heart rhythm” back on September 18, 2013. He continued to play hockey and manage will make a decision this summer on potentially resuming his career, but he said Friday he feels great and is working out.

“It’s a question that I think, initially, I really wanted to know the answer to, and it’s going to be a process of coming back,” Peverley said in his first Q&A with the media since collapsing on the Stars bench March 10 because of a heart condition.

“The recovery process is going to take time, and as cliché as this sounds, I’ve really learned the past week that it is ‘day-by-day,’” Peverley added. “I went on the ice yesterday, and ultimately my goal would be to come back if it’s the right time.”

Peverley had ablation surgery March 18 at the Cleveland Clinic to destroy tissue in his heart that can cause irregular heart rhythms. Peverley was diagnosed in September with an irregular heart rhythm in his pre-training camp physical. He played 62 games before his collapse. Peverley has been recovering at home.

“I can do a lot, I just have to be sure not to push too hard,” he said. “But I can skate, and that’s probably what feels the best.”

He has already skated with his teammates and put some shots on net. Dr. Robert Dimeff, the director of medical services for the Stars, said there is no “normal” protocol for Peverley’s recovery.

“We don’t do any contact collision exercise as long as they are on blood thinners. And so the length of time will still be determined by the cardiologists at the Cleveland Clinic.”

Peverley, 31, said he has strong recall of almost all of the moments leading up to and following his collapse.

“I recall everything pretty much, now that I go back and I’ve had a lot of time to think about it,” he said. “Initially, I didn’t remember my last shift, but after watching, I remember what happened. I remember waking up in the hallway, and I can tell you everything that happened after that. I don’t want to say I keep replaying it in my head, but sometimes you think about it.”

What happened to Rich is not as uncommon as they’d have us believe. I am astounded that given the high profile nature of this case, they continue to hide what’s really going on.

Peverley’s palpitations were just like yours or mine. The only difference is that Rich is a professional athlete and he got some pretty fast action out the health care system. That said, I really feel for Rich because he was never told the whole story.

It it more likely that Rich could have made the necessary dietary changes and lifestyle changes to take his body out of the environment that encourages hyper acidosis and palpitations. When you play at the level these guys do, you are going to create a lot of lactic acid. There’s no question in my mind that Rich’s body was hyper-acidic. But if the doctors say he has a good heart, otherwise, then what Rich needed was some constructive advice so that he could get beyond this issue without having to cut pieces of his heart out! I hold the medical profession in contempt for this case. It is an example, I believe, of yet another unnecessary ablation therapy.

Source:  Mike Heika - SportsDayDFW

Magnesium Deficiency and Heart Palpitations

The first symptoms of deficiency can be subtle – as most magnesium is stored in the tissues, leg cramps, foot pain, or muscle twitches can be the first sign. Other early signs of deficiency include loss of appetite, nausea, vomiting, fatigue, and weakness. As magnesium deficiency worsens, numbness, tingling, seizures, personality changes, abnormal heart rhythms, and coronary spasms can occur.

A full outline of magnesium deficiency was beautifully presented in a recent article by Dr. Sidney Baker. "Magnesium deficiency can affect virtually every organ system of the body. With regard to skeletal muscle, one may experience twitches, cramps, muscle tension, muscle soreness, including back aches, neck pain, tension headaches and jaw joint (or TMJ) dysfunction.

Also, one may experience chest tightness or a peculiar sensation that he can't take a deep breath. Sometimes a person may sigh a lot. Symptoms involving impaired contraction of smooth muscles include constipation; urinary spasms; menstrual cramps; difficulty swallowing or a lump in the throat-especially provoked by eating sugar; photophobia, especially difficulty adjusting to oncoming bright headlights in the absence of eye disease; heart palpitations, and loud noise sensitivity from stapedius muscle tension in the ear."

"Other symptoms and signs of magnesium deficiency and discuss laboratory testing for this common condition. Continuing with the symptoms of magnesium deficiency, the central nervous system is markedly affected. Symptoms include insomnia, anxiety, hyperactivity and restlessness with constant movement, panic attacks, agoraphobia, and premenstrual irritability. Magnesium deficiency symptoms involving the peripheral nervous system include numbness, tingling, and other abnormal sensations, such as zips, zaps and vibratory sensations."

Heart Palpitations and Grounding

I spent most of today corresponding with people from this blog.  A couple of key topic areas dominated most of the discussion.  One topic concerned the effects of a magnesium deficiency (an article to follow on this later) on our bodies, and the other concerns the value of grounding.

We use grounding to maintain an alkaline body and to keep body voltage reduced.  Take a look at this video on the subject.  It's fascinating stuff!

Heart Palpitations and Gluten

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If you arrived at this article because you searched for “heart palpitations and gluten” on Google, then congratulations. If you currently suffer from palpitations, then you also know how frightening they are. Every time you get an attack, its as if you are having a heart attack.

This site is dedicated to the kind of palpitations that result from an increased level of acid in your body. Once you have been to see your doctor and that doctor has told you that your heart is fine and that much of the problem is in your head, then you will know you are on the right tack. If the heart is considered to be otherwise healthy, then it is more like that the palpitations are the result of the dysbiosis that we discuss on this blog.

That dysbiosis is mostly the result our western diet. There are many co-factors in the game, but essentially the western diet is the primary culprit. Twenty years ago, this wasn’t a problem. So what has changed?

One of the things that has changed is that big pharma, in their effort to own and control food production everywhere, has started to genetically modify many foods and grains. Specifically, wheat product have been the hardest hit. Wheat and gluten is under attack all over the world. People are reporting illnesses and digestive distress from consuming genetically modified gluten products. Nowhere is this more evident than in the area of common heart palpitations.

There isn’t enough science to prove it yet, but its pretty clears to consumers of this product that gluten is a huge issue for us. As you will see from our “Heart Palpitations Information Guide”, gluten helps to create the environment where palpitations can exist.

Sadly, big pharma makes monstrous campaign contributions to senior politicians and their organizations. The game is rigged to give consumers the illusion that we live in a democracy.

Politics aside, you still have palpitations and you want them gone. So if you have already seen your doctor and got the “all clear” diagnosis for heart defects, then you will want to explore the landscape and try to find how to avoid creating an environment where palpitations can exist. Click on the any of the links for the “heart palpitations information guide” and begin learning how to be free of palpitations.

Heart Palpitations and Jaw Pain

Jaw PainYou arrived at this blog because you suffer from heart palpitations and you have been looking for a solution.  You may have heard that many people get heart palpitations because of deficiencies in their diets, or because of hyper-acidosis.  You think that you might find an answer here.

There is one problem.  If you searched for “heart palpitations and jaw pain” and ended up at this article, then there is a good chance that the kind of palpitations you have are NOT related to the common heart palpitations that we deal with.

In our case, people have seen their doctors, and their doctors have instructed them to lay off coffee and to exercise more.  The doctors have told them that the palpitations is caused by anxiety and that it is mostly in their heads.  But with this kind of palpitations, there is no significant pain. There is only a sense of panic.

If you are feeling jaw pain or pain in your arms, or in the center of your chest, you need to call 911 immediately and get yourself to a hospital.  You only get this kind of pain as a result of a blockage or angina.  You don’t take this lightly.  Often times, you only get one chance to do the right thing, and the right thing here is to FIRST see a medical doctor who can scope your heart.

Heart Palpitations Before Bowel Movements

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Those who have been fighting the heart palpitation issue for a while, are looking everywhere they can think of for the solution to this issue. When your only tool is a hammer, all of your problems begin to look like nails. To then end, you probably suspect every thing that happens to you is related to your palpitations.

In some ways you are correct, and in other ways you are not. Forgetting about what kind of food you are eating, each time you get the feeling you need to have a bowel movement, you experience an increase in your heart rate. That increase in heart rate triggers a level of anxiety, which in turn creates palpitations. It become a self-fulfilling event. Because you are already sensitive to, and worried about, palpitations, pretty much any movement involving your heart is going to just make things worse.

You should take comfort in knowing that in this case, having a bowel movement is in no way connected to full blown heart palpitations. Your heart rate is naturally going to increase because your blood pressure must rise to stimulate the movement. A bowel movement doesn’t just happen because of gravity!

What you need to do is realize this and talk it over with yourself so that you can avoid the anxiety aspects of the event and the resulting triggering of real palpitations.

There are many things you can do the ensure that you have smooth running bowels - so that your body doesn’t need to jack up your blood pressure just to move things along. If I can make just one single recommendation here, that would be to use Jarrow Brand ProBiotic every day. I’ve have tested a lot of brands, and found that this one is one of the best probiotics for the money.

Why Do I Get Heart Palpitations Daily?

daily heart palpitationsThat you are getting heart palpitations at all is a concern!  But if you are getting heart palpitations daily, then you need to takes steps to rectify this situation before it escalates into something more than you can handle.

The first signs of heart palpitations may not be felt by the person suffering them.  At first they can be very small and infrequent.  If they happen while you are busy or active, there’s a good chance you won’t notice them.

However, once they start to happen when you are just sitting or eating or trying to go to sleep  – well, then we have a problem that must be dealt with.  Everyone should go to see their doctor as a first step.  You never want to risk having  a heart attack or stroke.

You doctor will put you through all kinds of tests including a holter monitor and an echo-cardiogram.  If your doctor finally gives you the diagnosis that your heart is fine and that the problem is just in your head, then you have to look at alternative measures.

You’re probably thinking, “Oh great! So now what?”

Well, its not as bad as you might think.  And even though a heavy bout of heart palpitations can make you feel as though you are going to die, it is not the end of the world.  It is the raw fear during these incidents that triggers anxiety attack on top of an already nasty situation.  As if you needed that!

The first thing you need to do is look more closely at your situation.  Download a copy of the “Heart Palpitations Information Guide” that is located on this site.  If you can’t find it, then contact us through the contact button and we’ll send you a copy.

Getting yourself turned around is not difficult, but it will require a new mindset for you.  If you are used to taking a pill for everything, then I’m sorry to disappoint you.  There is no magic pill.  You are going to have to work to fix your situation.    It’s come to mean changing your diet and taking a few natural supplements.  Once you are back in control, then you can loosen off a bit.

Heart Palpitations Causes

Heart Palpitations CausesI’ve been suffering from heart palpitations off and on for about six months. What is causing them?

At first I notice that I would get a lot of extra beats, then some big beats followed by a long gap! This scares me. I don’t know what to do or how to stop them.

I’ve been to my doctor and he says that I should stop consuming caffeine and that I should get more exercise. I don’t believe him. It must be more than this.

The above scenario is true for about 50% of those who have written to this blog over the past 10 years. There are two schools of thought on what causes heart palpitations. The kind of palpitations that we address on this blog are the ones described here. This is when your doctor has told you that your heart is not the problem.

Where doctors fail, though, is in telling you what causes palpitations and what exactly you can do about that. It appears to me that most doctors opt for prescribing toxic pharmaceutical drugs as their first option (after they’ve told you to cut out caffeine). I secretly wonder if they really and truly believe that caffeine has any relation to this issue?

The palpitations we are talking about here are caused by excessive acidity that leads to internal inflammation. This inflammation stresses your stomach, your intestines and your internal connective tissue. The result is that when you lay down at night to sleep, you will often get palpitations. You can also get palpitations if you bend over too fast or if you eat too much. And often you will get palpitations at 2 or 3 am in the morning.

Doesn’t this sound like fun? Grab your copy of my regimen and begin to discover how you can prevent getting heart palpitations!

Heart Palpitations After Eating

Palpitations after a mealHow many times have you gone out with your friends to a nice restaurant for a meal – only to discover that as you sip that beer you begin to have “another attack” of heart palpitations? It both scares the crap out of you and pisses you off immensely!

It is more than likely that you’ve been battling this feeling for quite some time. Palpitations don’t just suddenly appear. At first you feel “extra beats”. You get a few rapid beats, followed by a what seems to be a long pause, then a really big beat! Recognize this? Of course you do. This problem is very common and afflicts people all over the world.

You try to distance yourself from it and sometimes it even goes away for a month or more. But every time it comes back, it is that much more scary. You begin to think that you are going to die. You actually have it worse than a heart attack victim because for them, it happens – bing bang – and its over. They live or they die. If they live, they get immediate treatment to fix the problem.

But YOU, my friend are not so lucky. You get to experience similar feelings over and over and over again!

So, why do palpitations happen many time during or after a meal?

I’m not sure why, but doctors don’t seem to have figured this out yet. Those of you who have been to see your doctor, and have gotten a clean bill of health regarding your heart, you know that no matter what the doctor says, there is definitely something going on that you don’t like!

I researched this issue for about 12 years, and I can tell you that if your heart is deemed by the doctor to be “fine”, then your issue is with inflammation and hyper-acidosis. When you consume food, you put pressure on your stomach which is already crowded by the inflammatory response in your stomach’s lining.

Until you learn to properly deal with your diet and the raging inflammation problem, the issue is not going away anytime soon. Even those who end up on beta blockers, they still report that palpitations soon come back regardless of the medications.

Even worse, I see many doctors needlessly offering patients ablation therapy! My experience is that palpitations almost always return at some point after ablation therapy – IF you have not dealt properly with the inflammation problem.

If you find the link on this page and request a copy of my “regimen”, you’ll get a closer look at what I did to make my palpitations disappear forever!


Canola Oil and Heart Palpitations

I've been talking about the effects of inflammation for a long time.  We all know that inflammation is not good right?  Also, you probably notice that any advertised medication or food usually touted to be "high in antioxidants" or that it "Fights Inflammation!"  There are so many risk factors to consider when dealing with palpitations - it's hard to know where to go.  Today I was having an email conversation with a couple of you from the blog.  We got talking about the dangers of Canola oil.  I think it warrants posting some information here on what appears to be a highly dangerous substance.  First, check out this video...

Finding a report on "the dangers of Canola" oil is about as easy as finding a reason to impeach Obama.  Everywhere you look, you'll find one.  That said, take a look at what some people are saying:

There is no difference in the risk of cardiovascular disease between people who eat the most saturated fat and those who eat the least. And this proved beyond any doubt by examining 21 studies involving close to half million people monitored from 5 years to over 20 years. So eat your meat, have a little real ice cream, and feel good about it. To prevent cardiovascular disease don't eat the real causes of heart attacks-processed foods that are loaded with sugar and polyunsaturated vegetable oils (corn, canola, and and all other crystal clear, pure oils on store shelves). These irritate and inflame your blood vessels and heart.

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Chinese rapeseed oil tended to produce the highest emissions of the potentially carcinogenic or mutagenic compounds 1,3-butadiene, benzene, acrolein, and formaldehyde, when compared with soybean oil and peanut oil. [ref. 3n] Canola oil contains a long-chain fatty acid called erucic acid, which is especially irritating to mucous membranes; canola oil consumption has been correlated with development of fibrotic lesions of the heart, CNS degenerative disorders, lung cancer, and prostate cancer, anemia, and constipation. [ref. 3a, 3b]

Canola oil derives from the plants Brassica campestris and B. napus, which have been selectively bred to substantially reduce the erucic acid content. However, some health professionals feel that there is still too much present in current canola oil products for safe use. Some critics of canola oil focus on the fact that rapeseed oil was originally used as an industrial lubricant and known to be unfit for human consumption, although many vegetable oils have been used in industrial applications as well as in foods.

The long-chain fatty acids found in canola have been found to destroy the sphingomyelin surrounding nerve cells in the brain, in some cases leading to a degenerative brain condition remarkably similar to mad-cow disease (bovine spongiform encephalopathy); in advanced cases the brain tissue develops a Swiss-cheese-like appearance, full of holes.

Illnesses and conditions that have been associated with canola oil consumption include loss of vision (retinal capillaries are very sensitive and easily damaged), and a wide range of neurological disorders. [ref. 3a] The high temperatures used in canola refining will damage many of the essential fatty acids, which are much more susceptible to damage by heat than saturated fats. (Heat may convert many of the unsaturated double bonds to the "trans" configuration.)

While high-quality essential fatty acids are required for human health, in their damaged or rancid forms they become harmful. Additional problems with canola oil include the presence of minute, but potentially dangerous, amounts of thioglycosides, which have thyrotoxic effects. [ref. 3m] To reduce the concentration of these compounds requires processing with alkalinizing agents plus high temperatures; unfortunately, the high temperatures used in processing have other undesirable effects, the most serious of which is the conversion of unsaturated fats to the trans form.

Rapeseed has been selectively bred and genetically engineered [ref. 3a] in an attempt to reduce the toxic components and processing methods were developed to further reduce the concentration of undesirable compounds. Prior to its entry into the "health" food market, it was known as rapeseed oil, but savvy marketing professionals knew that the health food market, heavily dominated by young, college-educated women, would not purchase a repulsive-sounding product called rapeseed oil.

Many of you are getting relief from reducing your sugar intake, eliminating gluten and other GMO grains, eating an alkaline diet and taking a few specific supplements.  But there are some of you that still fight the issue no matter what.  Have a close look at your diet.  Find out how much Canola oil you are consuming.  And remember, most restaurants cook with canola since its so much cheaper than other oils.  You might be surprised how much of this potentially dangerous oil is getting into your body.

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