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In his own words," When Iodine stores are low they can be restored by taking 50 mg of Iodine daily for approximately three months. The amount of iodine required to maintain the optimum level in the body varies between 12.5 and 37.5 mg. daily.
After studying the research of Dr. Abraham and others I concluded that the Hashimoto’s thyroiditis and atrial fibrillation I had developed had a common cause: Iodine deficiency. An iodine loading test confirmed my suspicions.
The frequency and duration of my atrial fibrillation episodes began to decrease shortly after I began taking an iodine supplement. Within a month I was able to lower my thyroid hormone replacement dosage by a third. While I have not completely eliminated the episodes of atrial fibrillation they are currently occurring at two to three month intervals rather than two or three day intervals. Rather than lasting for two to three days they are stopping within fourteen hours.
If the increasing incidence of conditions such as Hashimoto’s thyroiditis and atrial fibrillation are due to widespread iodine deficiency something must have happened two or three decades ago to create that deficiency. I discovered that something very significant had occurred.
Dietary iodine content declined dramatically over the last two decades of the twentieth century. A decrease in the iodine content of bread appears to have been a major factor. Prior to 1980, bread makers routinely used iodine in their recipes, as it made the bread easier to knead. In 1980 most commercial bakers abruptly discontinued this practice, apparently due to concerns about iodine toxicity. In subsequent years potassium bromate has been commonly used. Bromide and Iodide are in the same chemical family and therefore compete with each other for absorption. This means that the changes in commercial bread recipes had a duel impact on iodine levels. Not only was one of the most significant sources of dietary iodine lost, but a competitor was introduced that limited the body’s ability to absorb iodine from other sources. It is worth noting that fluoride, which has been added to the water supplies of many cities, also reduces iodine absorption.
Iodine is not a “magic bullet” that will prevent or cure all diseases, but I am convinced it is another significant piece in the wellness puzzle. Some of the disease conditions that are reported to be prevented or significantly improved by iodine supplementation include goiter, Hashimoto’s thyroiditis, hypothyroidism, Grave’s disease, fibrocystic breast disease, breast cancer, polycystic ovarian syndrome, fibromyalgia, and chronic fatigue syndrome. Based upon my personal experience and that of others with whom I have spoken or consulted, I would add atrial fibrillation to the list."
A cardiologist determined that heart attacks can be triggered by dehydration.
Good Thing To Know. From The Mayo Clinic. How many folks do you know who say they don't want to drink anything before going to bed because they'll have to get up during the night?
Heart Attack and Water - Drinking one glass of water before going to bed avoids stroke or heart attack. Interesting.......
Something else I didn't know ... I asked my Doctor why people need to urinate so much at night time.
Answer from my Cardiac Doctor: Gravity holds water in the lower part of your body when you are upright (legs swell). When you lie down and the lower body (legs and etc) seeks level with the kidneys, it is then that the kidneys remove the water because it is easier. I knew you need your minimum water to help flush the toxins out of your body, but this was news to me.
Correct time to drink water... Very Important. From A Cardiac Specialist!
Drinking water at a certain time maximizes its effectiveness on the body:
2 glasses of water after waking up - helps activate internal organs
1 glass of water 30 minutes before a meal - helps digestion
1 glass of water before taking a bath - helps lower blood pressure
1 glass of water before going to bed - avoids stroke or heart attack
I can also add to this... My Physician told me that water at bed time will also help prevent night time leg cramps. Your leg muscles are seeking hydration when they cramp and wake you up with a Charlie Horse.
Mayo Clinic on Aspirin - Dr. Virend Somers is a Cardiologist from the Mayo Clinic who is the lead author of the report in the July 29, 2008 issue of the Journal of the American College of Cardiology.
Most heart attacks occur in the day, generally between 6 A.M. and noon. Having one during the night, When the heart should be most at rest, means that something unusual happened. Somers and his colleagues have been working for a decade to show that sleep apnea is to blame.
1. If you take an aspirin or a baby aspirin once a day, take it at night.
The Reason: Aspirin has a 24-hour "half-life"; therefore, if most heart attacks happen in the wee hours of the morning, the Aspirin would be strongest in your system.
2. Aspirin lasts a really long time in your medicine chest; for years. (when it gets old, it smells like vinegar).
Please read on.
Something that we can do to help ourselves - nice to know. Bayer is making crystal aspirin to dissolve instantly on the tongue. They work much faster than the tablets.
Why keep Aspirin by your bedside? It's about Heart Attacks - There are other symptoms of a heart attack, besides the pain on the left arm.One must also be aware of an intense pain on the chin, as well as nausea and lots of sweating; however, these symptoms may also occur less frequently.
Note: There may be NO pain in the chest during a heart attack.
The majority of people (about 60%) who had a heart attack during their sleep did not wake up. However, if it occurs, the chest pain may wake you up from your deep sleep. If that happens, immediately dissolve two aspirins in your mouth and swallow them with a bit of water.
Afterwards: - Call 911. - Phone a neighbor or a family member who lives very close by. Say "heart attack!" - Say that you have taken 2 Aspirins. - Take a seat on a chair or sofa near the front door, and wait for their arrival and ........DO NOT LIE DOWN!
A Cardiologist has stated that if each person after receiving this e-mail, sends it to 10 people, probably one life could be saved! I have already shared this information. What about you? Do forward this message. It may save lives!
"Life is a one time gift" (Let's forward and hope this will help save some!!!)
My husband has A-fib and has had four strokes. Doing amazingly well though vision loss and short term memory are a struggle. Heart rate irregular and spiking to 144 plus uncontrollable BP such as 155/112 are the norm. We are 3 weeks into Miracle-Mineral-Supplement ramped up slowly, just got to three drops per hour for 8 hours. First learned about chlorine dioxide through Kerri Rivera's work, she ramps up to much higher dose based on weight. He is also on clonidine, went off beta blockers and Micardis about the same time started Miracle-Mineral-Supplement . Any comments deeply appreciated--seeing wonderful gains with cognition and energy, just scared about the cardiovascular situation. I had suspected he had Lyme carditis. Thank you!
Magnesium is critical in cardio situations. It plays a key role in health since it is involved in so many enzymatic reactions in the body. When I did research on magnesium in the PubMed database (premier database for research), there were over 40,000 articles on the role of magnesium and cardio events.
I would suggest High Absorption Magnesium from Doctor's Best. UltraMag is another good product.
Vitamin E (natural not synthetic) is critical as well. Vitamin D levels should be checked. Other nutrients of note are selenium, vitamin C, b vitamins and others. Avoid processed foods and opt for nutrient dense foods that do not have pesticides herbicides and other chemicals, in other words choose organic.
In my opinion, I would use Miracle-Mineral-Supplement with caution (or not at all) since it is an oxidizer which causes stress on the body, with additional stress you will lower magnesium and other critical nutrients. If I was looking to kill pathogens, I would choose raw minced garlic. It has a wide range of microbe killing power and supports the cardiovascular system.
Check with your doctor to make sure the recommendations do not interfere with the medications he is on.
I would suggest you use a balanced cal/Mag 1:1 supplement such as Integrative Theraputics cal/Mag 1:1 liquid. Also drink coconut water to add the potassium. The potassium supplements can be dangerous but the food is not. The coconut water is higher in potassium than bananas.
This cal/Mag, potassium approach is the only thing that has ever stopped my arrhythmia. lowered my blood pressure. Too much magnesium will give you heart failure. Too much calcium will cause a heart attack. That's why you want to take the 1:1 ratio.
The potassium is because everyone has low potassium and it works with the cal/mag to counteract the effects of too much salt.
Start with the coconut water to see if it helps first. Then raise the amount slowly as you add the cal/mag liquid. Do all this slowly because the heart has to recover while you are doing it. If he feels bad at all STOP.
Hello! My mother (66) has Atrial Fibrillation. She also has a history of Thyroid problems and osteoarthritis. She is taking Statin, Thyroid medication and Beta-Blockers. I have read Iodine Protocol by Dr. Brownstein can be very helpful for her condition. However, I am unaware of the danger of combining Iodine with the above mentioned medicines. Any specific information on how to proceed with the Iodine Protocol in such case would be very much appreciate. Also best way to stop taking the medicines while improving her condition naturally would be something she would be grateful to find out about.
I started Paragone just before the new year and on the day I upped the dosage I experienced some mild chest pain (I am 28 F and healthy as far as recent check up says!). It was the holiday so lots of drinking and over eating and a couple cigarettes were involved, so I didn't think much of it. That night I took my evening round of Paragone and went to sleep. I woke up to what I thought was a mosquito but turned out to be ringing in my ears (never had this before) and some more chest pain (nothing alarming but kind of a dull, burning that made me anxious). Additionally I started having extremely rapid heart rate from this point on for the next few days. I'm talking at rest shooting from 65-70 to 100-114 in moments which is VERY uncomfortable. I discontinued any toxic behavior and discontinued Paragone to be sure my health was okay. After 5 days off the cleanse and feeling completely better I started Paragone again, beginning with the low dose yesterday which I only took twice and drank some dandelion tea, upped my water and took some other vitamins as well (l-arginine, orthinine, probiotics, coq10) but low and behold I woke up to quite loud ringing in my ears again!! Somewhat subsided as I got up and walked around but it's rather annoying. Other than that I feel fine but I'm nervous the next thing is recurrence of the chest pain and rapid heart rate which was a nightmare and then gave me anxiety. I've never seen anything evident in my stool for the record but also haven't made it past day 4 of cleanse.
My question is, are these symptoms from die-off or could I be having a weird reaction to one of the herbs? Can I take DE while cleansing to help the process or is that overdoing it? I really want to complete this cleanse but I'm concerned as I really did not feel well (in fact went to two urgent cares on New Year's Day but we're both closed and had to drive to my parents house as I was feeling faint and took an hour and a half for my heart rate to go down to a level where I could drive safely!)
Anyone else experience freaky symptoms like that from the cleanse? I started this bc my roommate turned me on to the idea, I didn't have any symptoms or health problems I was attributing to parasites to begin with but figured Why not!?
I've never used anything but Dr. Clark's protocol, and never had ANY problem with those herbs other than mild upset stomach if I took too many cloves at once, instead of breaking the dose in half. And of course used the zapper as her protocol requires. It really isn't optional.
What herbs or other ingredients are in paragone? I can tell you what's probably the problem. If anything it may be toxins the parasites are releasing, but those symptoms are too much for that., I think, because you're only killing them in your digestive tract..
Of course, I've noticed other posters here saying pretend symptoms to try to drive people away from even trying such things. My hope is that you're not one of them, eh?
No definitely not. I am super sensitive to.. Everything. No allergies but I can't even drink caffeine normally. I only took one dose today and felt a bit weird and uncomfortable. my heart rate spiked again tonight but now that I realize it's from the cleanse I stayed calm and it slowed eventually. Must just be a reaction to herbs or either toxins as others mentioned. The more water I have the better I feel and also, I'm not regular so I started taking some probiotics and increasing fiber which I strongly recommend!
So what is meant by 'super sensitive'? It makes you break out in hives? You get diarrhea? Your face breaks out in purple pimples? Kinda hard to help with such a limited descriptive symptom.
The only herb, after daily use for 2 years was hawthorn--it made me get heart palpitations. I just took it for too long, when my body stopped needing it, I suspect. Any hawthorn in it? I doubt a couple days or weeks would be long enough though.
Caffeine makes me have a racing heart, chest tightness, and light headed. Sometimes it does upset my stomach as well. Currently up at 4 am with a heart rate of 98 (uncomfortable when you're trying to sleep). there's no Hawthorne in it or any herbs I recognize as a stimulant but I'll have to research all of them individually tomorrow.
Your description actually does sound like an allergy. Allergies aren't just breaking out in hives or mucus reaction in the lungs. It can vary a lot more than that. And allergies can be dealt with via EFT.
I just remembered I personally have stopped what I later realized was Anaphylactic shock with EFT (got bit by a brown recluse spider and didn't realize it until the next day) although it took longer without me knowing what it was (I almost broke down and went to the hospital--shows how bad it got, and unless you're a well practiced EFT practitioner, I wouldn't advise doing this at home). I was just tapping for not being able to breath very well. So it took multiple times and every angle of not being able to breath well I could think of, whereas if I'd known, probably a couple rounds would have done it.
So if you want out from under all these sensitivities aka allergies, you might want to learn EFT. It works great for healing stuff too, as long as you figure it out for yourself and not think the medical industry's version of what's wrong is the correct info.
90% of the time. I'm finding tapping for their version does nothing, which means it's not the real reason versus that EFT doesn't work. Once you find the real reason, and tap for it, whatever it is will go away or at least improve significantly. Obviously broken legs can't heal instantly. But EFT can shorten the healing time significantly.
Have a friend who had surgery on her shoulder, and healed it with EFT's help. Her physical therapists were stunned. She was back to using it normally in slightly more than 3 months, whereas the norm is more like a just under a year.
But try instead to do it with a gob of supplements and waste all that money if you like. I personally would rather have that money to do fun things like the movies, dinner, vacations, etc.
Yes coffee makes me feel very irritable and even if I drink in the morning I will not sleep well that night. It also makes my chest tight. I was on the pill for a very long time and just went off 6 months ago and haven't had coffee since. I drink green tea in the morning (it's not high in caffeine) but I never notice anything. Even if I have more than one cup of tea I don't feel as if I have had any caffeine at all so I guess no to that. What is the correlation with the birth control?
The thing about hormonal birth control is that it cause overload of estrogen or hormone fluctuations in the body. When there is too much estrogen in the body (coming from the pill) or too much hormone fluctuations (particularly estrogen) it can cause auto-immunity (the immune system attacks a part of the body). In women this usually result in Hashimoto's, a thyroid disease, where the immune system attacks the thyroid gland.
Do not use hormonal birth control for more than 2 months. Take a break of at least one month after that or else this can cause a permanent damage in hormone regulations.
Coffee (caffeine) is an immune stimulant. Irritability and insomnia after drinking coffee is a symptom of overactive immune system. Either you have a chronic pathogen infection (virus, bacteria, etc) or you have an autoimmune disease.
In case this is Hashimoto's, coffee will cause symptoms of hyperthyroidism (overactive thyroid).
I may be wrong and this can be an allergy to coffee because I don't know much about your situation but the long term use of hormonal birth control and the coffee symptoms seems like you have an overactive immune system.
Does coffee cause hot flashes or make you feel hyperactive?
Did coffee had this effect on you since childhood or is this something that developed as you got older?
Good point - It well could be but the experiences of about 3 or 4 people had adverse reactions to it and it was surmised that it was due to toxicity.
Personally I get good results from caprylic acid which is derived from coconut oil, monlauric acid is another coconut based oil that has strong antimicrobial activities. Some swear by just using coconut oil. The interesting thing about the coconut based oils is that they have diverse killing power (viral, bacterial, protozoa and yeast/fungus). As far as I know, it does not have worm killing power but I think there are many situations in which worm parasites are suspected when in fact other pathogens are to blame. So these coconut oils can be a big help due to the diverse killing action.
Ok good to know! I have some organic coconut oil I am going to add to my smoothie tomorrow!! Will let you know how I feel. Really want to keep it up this time and hoping symptoms subside after a few days of consistency and detoxing!
yes, i studied those about a year ago when i thought i had candida and/or gluten sensitivity, celiac. I think my case is most likely driven by parasites though and that any candida is a secondary effect.
Well could be - parasites (or rogue bacteria) can damage the gut environment where yeast/fungus can now take hold. Protozoa are common among the parasite community and not recognized as being a problem. This is what I contracted and they can be quite debilitating. It is a good idea to test with some qualified labs (I like ParaWellness Labs).
Something else I ran across about fungus/yeast
from herbs2000.com (a very good resource)
The fungicidal inherent in the cinnamon was displayed and confirmed during the course of an incredible experiment, the results of which were published in the journal of Food Science, 1974, most yeasts and fungi were easily overpowered by the active chemicals present in cinnamon and this property is of great therapeutic value. Cinnamon can help rid food of alfatoxins produced by plants, and such alfatoxins can easily come into food, especially when white breads, raisin bread, rye breads and all kinds of whole wheat breads are manufactured without using the common mold inhibiting substances, different types of alfatoxins can get into the bread - the alfatoxins are produced by a group of common dangerous and toxic molds, some of whom are known to cause fatalities in animals and humans and have been connected to the causative origin of liver cancer. Many types of food which are consumed on a daily basis can be affected by these toxins.
good info on the cinnamon. its inexpensive so i may add it to my regimen.
since parasites are so difficult to detect by typical testing today, i wont be surprised if a lot of these digestive problems like IBS, Crohns, IBD, leaky gut etc are eventually found to be originally caused by smaller parasites.
Thanks! I'm not a regular smoker but I was wondering if maybe they were moving around a bit and causing the sensation? Is that a thing ? I never had this before and like I said it pretty much disappated as I went about my day. I am becoming uncomfortably self aware haha!
Oh wow, so maybe the Paragone was irritating them and that's what caused the ringing. How did you finally get rid of them? I had to stop Paragone because one of the herbs in it just gave me such an adverse reaction that it wasn't worth it. Currently drinking D Earth
Are your worms scattered? Do u feel them moving in other places? The ones in my ears are still there, iam currently doing mattk3's protocol, my ear has healed a little bit on its own. The tinutitus stopped. If it is indeed a worm in your ear and scattered it will probably take more than DE to cure, but DE is a start. Most likely you had a reaction to wormwood ingredient in the herbs, there are side effects to most all meds. U may want to chew on papaya enzyme tabs with the DE, DE can make u constipated.
I don't know if they are scattered.. I also had itchy feet and a weird cramp in my hand and my food while taking it (not a normal potassium deficient cramp, just a strange almost growing pain). What is your protocol for the ears? I am looking for best options to supplement he DE WITHOUT wormwood for sure!
Had to discontinue the Paragone. Same symptoms as before but even worse, my heart rate got up to 130 resting and I felt extremely "out of it".. Finally got to sleep only to wake up a couple hours later with racing heart and my chest so tight I couldn't get a deep breath. Buzzing/ringing in ears again the next morning. Oh well. Was a nice attempt. Definitely thinking it's an allergic/adverse reaction to one of the herbs so I will have to move on to other methods. Taking Diatomaceous Earth for now which doesn't seem to have any side effects. Anyone have testimony on this!? Thanks for all the responses everyone.
In all honesty this product should be banned. No way in hell should you be taking that many different herbs at one time. God knows how they react to each other.
As for me I tired paragone then candidagone man huge mistake. I got a nasty allergy to them but its internal. From my mouth to my butt hole. Plus side got rid of the fungus well kinda.
I has a stumic flu and i stated peeing out my butt for two days flushed me right out. Would have been way safer to just take Oxypowder . Been two weeks and still in pain just took a antihistamine and feel way better.
I'm still not out the woods let if this doesn't heal I could be in serious trouble. Hopefully the antihistamine works.
If not I hope they got good lawyers because I'm going after them.
Wow, happy to hear I'm not the only one with the adverse reaction! I have no known allergies so that really freaked my body out. I'm drinking DE for now and thinking of just adding the garlic or something. I still want to cleanse parasites but just in a safer way.
This msg is in a reflection of certain electrolyte talk brought about by Archus.
Archus, I feel that concerning potassium and/or magnesium showing low in blood tests, it may be a consequence of recent liver flushing. We stimulate the bowel to get rid of the bile which was squeezed out from the gallbladder and liver, while under normal conditions it is re-absorbed by the intestines for the major part. The bile is rich in minerals. Therefore, I am hypothesizing that a Liver Flush can more or less disturb for a while the electrolyte balance, which is not a big deal if we don't fast right afterwards and recuperate the minerals, but can bring a disturbance in the body if we fast right after.
I was planning to last week, so decided to have a blood test done before I start the fast, partly because I had light chest pains like you would have from gas in your stomach. The blood test had low potassium so my doc said not to fast. I took potassium/magnesium powder which gave slight headache. So I PMed DesertLily. She suggested I go on banana and apricot diet to bring my potassium up, which I did by just having more bananas everyday.
I also wanted to let you know that your idea about banana consumption has helped me. I feel so much better with bananas three times a day. I still eat my salads everyday, though.
That makes sense to me that during a Liver-Flush we lose some minerals.
I am hoping to start my fast next week. I am going to take one day at a time.
I may do another test before.
Thank you for posting this so others can also learn from it.
I'm interested on doing the fasting and liver flush. However I don't know where to start. I have read about metals flush, parasite flush, etc. but don't know which one to start with. Can you please advice?
Criminal activity of the pharmaceutical industry regarding cholesterol-lowering statin drugs
Dr. MaryAnne Demasi’s documentary on the criminal activity of the pharmaceutical industry regarding cholesterol-lowering statin drugs sent shock waves through the mainstream media in Australia at the end of 2013. Published in two parts on the popular news show The Catalyst, the pharmaceutical industry complained loudly after the first show, and requested the network not air the second episode, “Heart of the Matter Part 2 – Cholesterol Drug War.”
ABC Australia aired it anyway, but the pharmaceutical influence was apparently too strong, as they later announced that the network would remove the videos from their website because “they breached its impartiality standards.” All copies found on YouTube were also removed.
Dr. Michael Eades has published them on his Vimeo channel, however, and you can watch them below. If you know anyone currently being prescribed statin drugs to lower their cholesterol, this information could save their lives.
I had my first AF episode 4 years ago due to a stupid dr overdosing my thyroid meds for my low thyroid. I had another episode a month later and took a beta blocker to stop it at home. Then I had a 3rd episode 2 years later and converted at home without taking anything. I thought I was perhaps free of it as hadn't had one since 2012 but it happened again last Saturday. I had just been to cardio day before and was told I was in perfect health and heart etc was in great shape. Couldn't believe it when I went into AF, cardiologist had given me a script for Metropolol so my son got it filled and I took a dose and all was well. So now I am frightened and depressed :( I do everything naturally, I take magnesium/B/C/fish oil/nattokinase/hawthorn and walk a mile or two daily. When I went onto a forum all they were talking about was everyone getting ablations :( I could hardly sleep that night for fear :( I went to a holistic dentist today and will have to have some dental work, they said they use oxygen and ozone therapy but I am wondering if that is bad for AF? Thanks for any help brit
First a little history. In June 2010 I went into afib. I was in afib all the time, not in and out. I didn't know what it was and after 3 days I went to the doctor. He sent me next door to the hospital for an ECG then which confirmed afib. He admitted me to the hospital and started me on blood thinners. I was in the hospital for 9 days while they were trying to get my thinners at a certain level. I got an appointment with a cardiologist and 3 months later he did a conversion by shocking me with a defibrillator. All was good until Nov. 2014 when I went into afib again. I went to the hospital, had an ECG and the dr. confirmed afib again. The dr. at the hospital talked to a different cardiologist and told him I was healthy, just in afib. This cardiologist said he wasn't worried about clots since I was healthy and wanted me to set up an appointment with him. I got an appointment set up for 3 days later. I went home from the hospital and later that evening I realized my back was hurting. I have an inversion table (where you can hang upside-down by your ankles) that I use from time to time. I got on the table and went on a pretty good incline (not fully vertical) and it felt like my back needed to pop. I took a breath and squeezed it in my chest and my back popped. It felt like it was on the right side of my spine just below my shoulder blade. I could tell immediately that my afib had stopped. I told my wife the afib had stopped but she didn't believe me. I got my stethoscope and my blood pressure monitor and all seemed ok. She still didn't believe me so the next day I went to the hospital and got another ECG which confirmed NO AFIB. Been fine ever since. Maybe this will help some others in afib.
You found the vegus nerve and took the pressure off so the nerve that controls the heart muscle could be free to do its work properly. I have a different story and different cure because that same nerve also controls the colon. My problem was corrected by correcting the vegus in the gut. I weant online to tell others on afib message boards and I was called aliar and they demanded scientific proof of this activity and when I produced studies that confirmed it I was booted off because drug company employees are there to keep people like me from telling me story. If you went to stopafib.org, and dailystrength to tell others you would get more flak than you can imagine. It appears those message boarsd get funding from drug companies that only want drugs discussed, its called disease mongering.
Thank you for sharing your story. I am looking for help for my husbands bouts of Afib. He had 3 bouts of Afib in 2014 and was put on 5 additional heart meds. Hubby is more allopatic and I am more holistic so I am sad about those prescriptions and looking for natural ways to help his heart. He has been told he has no signs of heart damage, blockage or disease. He has had high blood pressure for 20 plus years controlled most of that time with high blood pressure medication.
On the advice of a health consultant I got the book "Is your Cardiologist killing you?" by Dr.Sherry Rogers and got my husband taking Magnesium that she suggest for Afib and even gave his cardiologist a copy and got him to run a (RBC) magnesium test which came back on the low side of normal so we are working to get that up to the top range which Dr. Rogers recommends.
My Health Consultant suggests taking up to loose stool dose and then backing off one pill. Hubby is taking RelaxaMag from Wellness Resources, I am taking Pure Encapsulations Magnesium (glycinate) and 1/2 oz of Angstrom Calcium 22.50 mg/ Magnesium 45 mg. and we both use about 275-300 mg trans-dermal Magnesium Chloride from Dr. Shealy’s Magnesium Lotion Spray. I've upped my levels as well but I always have issues trying to find the right ratio between cal/mag- when I go tinkering with it I get leg cramps might be a Vit D or an potassium thing- don't know.
Anyway my point is for all folks especially Afib sufferers to make sure they have their magnesium levels in a good range using the (RBC) Magnifier test to monitor - the plain usual blood serum test is useless. The (RBC) mag test while not perfect is the best test we have. Still you have to insist to get them to run it.
Hubby has not had a bout since he has been taking 600 mg a day. We are very grateful to God for our finding this out and I hope this information helps you and others who might see it.
I was diagnosed with atrial fibrillation a little over a year ago. It reared it's ugly head the worst one time when after walking about 45-50 minutes I became light headed and had to sit down to rest. For the next couple of
weeks I had some significant episodes and eventually had one recorded on an EKG.
Once this was all diagnosed I recognized that I'd been having either AFIB or some type of fibrillation for decades (I'm 76). I then began to also identify some cause and effect situations, at least for me - I don't know about others. On being diagnosed I immediately quit my daily 5 - 6 cups of regular coffee and went to decaf. I also found that after eating carbohydrates, particularly bread (which I love), I would have an episode.
Another trigger was diet cola. So by limiting these things I was able to limit the AFIB and also the intensity of the AFIB.
I did some searching of the Internet and found that a lack of Iodine can cause fibrillation. So, within a month of being diagnosed I added kelp supplements to my daily routine, 225 mcg, 4 to 6 per day, half in the morning, half in the evening. I also added COQ10. After a few months of keeping myself off of carbohydrate triggers and on the kelp supplements, my bouts diminished significantly. After about 7 or 8 months, they quit completely and I haven't had a bout in at least 6 months. I quit the COQ10 about 5 months ago but have continued the kelp - which I believe is the key to stopping the AFIB.
One other point is that about the time I was diagnosed with AFIB I was also put on a blood pressure medication Lisinopril which is an ACE inhibitor.
Then a couple of months ago I took my normal one hour walk and was able to walk with very limited pain for the first time in over a year. I then remembered that I had forgotten to take my Lisinopril, so I quit it and haven't taken any since then (with my doctor's knowledge). Then, in putting 2 and 2 together I recognized that my horrible bouts with AFIB had started when I was put on Lisinopril. My doctor denied that Lisinopril had anything to do with AFIB, but I know better. I know that it contributed to the severity of it.
Bottom line for me is that I am convinced that kelp/iodine cured my AFIB. In the past few weeks I've even tried to induce it by eating breads or drinking diet colas, and nothing adverse has happened. (I am diabetic and am on the Virginia Mason diet which is a maximum of 15 carbohydrates per meal, so bread wasn't a big part of my diet anyway.)
Incidentally, when I learned that I had AFIB and I felt it starting, I would drink an ounce or two of apple cider vinegar, and that would sometimes stop it. I got onto ACV when I learned that it helped control blood Sugar levels, and because my AFIB was often associated with BS triggering carbohydrates, I tried this and it often (but not always) worked for me. Sometimes I'd have to take 3 or 4 ounces of ACV before it did any good. I'd drink an ounce or more straight, and wash it down with water. Once I got used to this, it wasn't difficult to ingest.
Another thing, I joined an AFIB group on Yahoo. You can do a search for it within Yahoo groups. I learned a tremendous amount there about AFIB, passed on a couple of things abut my experiences, and others remarked that theirs too was brought on by carbohydrates and a couple of people also mentioned that the ACV helped them too.
Another link to a possible iodine AFIB connection (summary only) where you will find the statement: "CONCLUSION: Thyroid function should be evaluated in all patients older than 40 years of age with AF. The benefits of iodine supplementation are great, but more attention should be paid to the complications of iodine repletion, including thyrotoxicosis and its frequent accompaniment, AF."
Thanks for your story... the wierd thing about AFIB is the great variety of stories that we have... such varying syptoms, different triggers, a variety of meds/treatments that are effective, and for sure a huge range of causes (if we ever find out what those are).
I was diagnosed with AFIB when I was 33... and the precise cause has never been determined. But you are right in saying "it reared its evel head'... it was terrifying the first few times. I will ask around some other foums I am on about the Lisinopril and if anyone else has had problems with it. I know for me I had problems with several Meds (it took 6 tries of different beta-blockers to find one that didn't make it worse).
You mentioned viniger in your last post and I have dug it out of the back of my cupboard and will start using it again. I like some in my salads. I also joined an AFIB group http://www.afibbers.org/index.htm
I had looked at the one on yahoo and liked this one better.
I've had my thyroid checked on four times as a possible link to my AFIB and various other conditions... Always smack dab in the middle of were it should be. I know my AFIB, Chronic fatigue, Central nervous systems problems are all from the middle east... not sure exactly what though.
I don't think I have ever been checked for iodine... I will look into that.
FYI, I posed a couple questions to another forum that I frequent to see some other AFibber experiences...
Here is what I posted (mostly from your submission here;
On another forum I am on, a fellow AFibber wrote the following...
"that a lack of Iodine can cause fibrillation. So, within a month of being diagnosed I added kelp supplements to my daily routine, 225 mcg, 4 to 6 per day, half in the morning, half in the evening. I also added COQ10. After a few months of keeping myself off of carbohydrate triggers and on the kelp supplements, my bouts diminished significantly. After about 7 or 8 months, they quit completely and I haven't had a bout in at least 6 months. I quit the COQ10 about 5 months ago but have continued the kelp - which I believe is the key to stopping the AFIB."
Has any one else found this to be true????
He also mentioned that his use of Lisinopril seemed very apparent in adding to the AFib epsiodes and once he cut those down and then out his AFib improved.
Anyone have any comments on that??
Thanks all, the Iodine has really peeked my interest.
Iodine supplementation from potassium Iodide or even the Iodoral referenced in the iodinine post seems a better way to go. Iodoral comes in relatively high doses and for that reason, I started my supplementation with just potassium Iodide from Pure Encapsulations and kept the dosage in the micrograms rather jumping on the bandwagon to do the higher milligram doses suggested by those promoting Iodine such as Drs. Brownstein, Abraham and Flechas.
In another interview, another doctor also promoting Iodine feels that most everyone is deficient due to the directive to avoid sodium chloride (table salt) which is the principal source of iodine in most diets as well as the addition of bromide to all flour products. The bromide competes with iodine. He feels testing isn't necessary and just starts most of his patients on 10 mg. potassium iodide.
I saw some of that in my original search and also in the link you gave to
your other support group. In my original quest I think that not knowing
what would or wouldn't work I chalked up both lodoral and Lugol's as rather
expensive, so went as close as I could to a natural source. If I were able
to eat kelp, I'd do so directly, but it's not on my list. I live by the
salt water and know that people in the area harvest it, and it's available in
many Asian stores in the area. So, I went the kelp pill route.
This is off topic, but I feel I simply have to mention it..... From
what I gather, you didn't experience afib until your return from your tour in
the Middle East. I don't know your level of spiritual interest, and by
spiritual I mean you as spirit - not religion. I have been practicing
meditation for more than 25 years. Not the cross legged variety, but the
kind where you sit quietly, turn within, activate your energy system including
chakras, and clear that out. In those years I've hit loads of
"gunk" relative to childhood experiences, combat (Korea), air disaster
(I survived by parachute), and the most aggravating of all regarding the fourth
or heart chakra, relationships. This past year I've done a lot of work on
that fourth chakra level and have cleaned stuff out of there. How much of
a factor that has been regarding afib, I just don't know, but I do know that one
of my ex's (I have two) was/is very capable of disrupting that area of my
reality and I've done a lot of healing on that level. (I'm sure she will
say the same of me. We are both into spiritual healing activities.)
I also do and have done spiritual healing (I see there's and energy healing on
CureZone and that's what I'm referring to) and had it done on me. Not
everything is totally physical, and the physical and spiritual can work
together. Just some thoughts.
At 62 I was suprised to be diagnosed with a-fib. I have no symptoms and I walk 2-4 miles a day and I am not overweight. I am just beginning my investigations into this condition and I will certainly look at iodine.
Iodine is something that causes AFIB but there are other causes as well. I am certain it is all related to minerals with Iodine being just one. For me it may be iodine, it may be adrenals, or it may be magnesium, I am addressing all of these issues now but do not know which one will be the key. Adrenal exhaustion can take years to reverse. My theory is the food we eat has less and less minerals so now there is more and more afib. I spent of a lifetime in a high stress job with a high stress unhappy marriage combined with smoking, drinking and some drugs allong with a poor diet. Those are sure presciptions for disease and afib so far is the only problem I have all day every day. I suggest taking a mineral supplement to maintain your health. TJ CLARK appears to be a good one along with life transfusion.
#76749, Thank you for sharing your story. Will you please let us know what brand of kelp you are taking? I have AFIB and I'd like to try what worked for you. I found you by searching for CoQ10 and palpitations, which led to this article. It might be the brand I was taking, but I suspect the CoQ10 for the palps I've had recently, so I'm discontinuing it, as you did. I have some thyroid anomalies and have suspected Iodine might be beneficial. Will you help with the brand, please? Thanks, Tom
"Good Morning, Lynne Farrow....just wanted to share my recent visit to my cardiologist. I was first interviewed by the Medical Assistant. She came into the room looking like she had lost her best friend. She sat down head in hand, barely looking at me and started asking the usual questions: What meds are you taking? I answered, "none, I'm off all my heart meds." This got her attention. "What are you doing?" she asked. Then I told her my/our story: That last January I sat in this very office and looked around at all the patients hooked up to oxygen, pale and grey, barely able to breathe, let alone walk, and made the decision that I did not want to be a heart patient any longer...I did not want to live this way...that, for me, this was not living, it was existing. I told her that I "found" your book, The Iodine Crisis, and that it changed my life. I proceeded to explain to her the Iodine Protocol and that for A-Fib patients it may be the answer they are looking for. By this time, she is fully alert and her eyes are bright and she's looking me straight in the eye. She wanted to know more...so we talked. Her words...."It' so depressing to see so many people never getting any better. It is great to know there are other options." I then asked her if she thought that the cardiologist would be upset with me? She replied, "No, sadly, there are thousands of people to take your place." After that the cardiologist came in...looked at the notes the MA had written, looked at me and smiled. Looked me in the eye and said, "See you in a year...call me if you need me for anything." He was happy for me!!!! It was the most exhilarating doctor's office visit I've ever been to. Not so much for his response, but for the MA's excitement and the change in her attitude...the more I explained and talked about the Iodine Protocol, the more she perked up and got really excited. It convinced me of something you said to me a few months ago, "share your story; if even one person is helped, it is worth it." Thank you. Thank you. Thank you."
Gina's post: http://curezone.com/forums/am.asp?i=2192930
All disease is either toxicity or deficiency and if one is deficient in Iodine that could cause afib or gland problems. In my case I think I was toxic and have since addressed that problem and all the symptoms have slowly disappeared after a two year cleanse. I urge all to consider toxicity and or deficiency as the cause of the AFIB, find out the cause and you can effect a cure. Afib to me is merely a symptom of a deficiency or toxicity. Its unfortunate our medical system wants to take a toxic body and make even more toxic with drugs that do not heal while never once even suggesting a natural cure. It has been said that natural healing is the enemy of big medicine and drugs and they will do every thing they can to eliminate any knowledge of any thing that works that is not a drug.
Myself and my daughter have been suffering from a fast heart rate for months. We have listened to so many ideas and have tried removing foods from our diet. We are now thinking it is something to do with the acid in our stomach.
We have found that fizzy drinks and pasta and carbs, make us a lot worse we get a delayed reaction (about a day later which last for days) our hearts beat like crazy mine up to 180bpm my 17 year old daughters up to 140bpm she also feels ill and dizzy at the same time.
I thought it may be low stomach acid so we raised my daughters bed (not possible to raise mine) started taking high vit C 1000mg and eating apples,
we felt a bit better so I brought a full spectrum enzymes. And took one (the bottle said two) before our meal. I felt fine but my daughter felt worse than ever about two hours after her heart was beating fast and she felt ill and dizzy. Why would this happen?
Could she have high stomach acid, I know this is rare so thought it must have been low stomach acid. she has also lost about two stone in weight and now very underweight.
How can I tell... we tried the bicarbonate soda in water test and we burped almost as soon as we finished the water but that could have been because we drank it too fast.
Is there any difference between hyperchlorhydria and hypochlorhydria at all?
And how would you treat hyperchlorhydria?
Have you been checking for HPilory until now? or Campilobacter? Chronic Hpilory could led to hipochlorhidria when they distroy the secretory cells in the stomach. Sometimes rampant infection with Hpilory could raise your heartbeat. its an ideea to test...if you have it yyou may follow a specific diet.
I'm not saying you dont have candida in the stomach just that you might also have something else also.
I was having heart palpations and tacachardia. It was also worse with carbohydrates. I eliminated all possible food allergens. I didn't really think that not having stomach acid could cause heart issues, but it can! I have been diagnosed with adrenal fatigue, and they mentioned that I should take HCL however I never did. Due to getting enough Sea Salt , so I figured it would have converted into HCL from the chloride in the Sea Salt . One day after 4 months of feeling these awful heart issues (which cause anxity, and worsen adreanal fatigue) I was bloated and suufering indigestion, and took an HCL capsule and digetive enzymes, and strangely enough ,my heart issues stopped imidiatly. I too don't notice a difference when just taking the enzymes. The HCL was criticle.
Yes, within 45 mins I was back in NSR. Most of the needles were in my left foot and one needle near my ankle shot a jolt directly to my heart. Needles were in for 1 hour and after they were removed it was 45 min sitting up and back to NSR.