Atrial Fibrillation (Afib) caused by Iodine Deficiency
Dr. Peterson has made an amazing discovery:
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!
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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 ...
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 ...
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.
Iodine Protocol for Atrial Fibrillation while taking Statins, Beta-Blockers and Thyroid Medication...
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.
Paragone symptoms- ringing/buzzing in ears, chest pain, rapid heart rate
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 othe...
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 caffe...
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 fac...
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 ...
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 ...
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.