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.