Natural Eradication of Arrhythmia (Irregular Heartbeat)
Alternative Treatments for Arrhythmia
Omega-3 Fatty Acids
Fishes and their oils high in omega-3 fatty acids e.g., salmon, mackerel, herring, sardines, and albacore tuna which provide good source of the essential fatty acids EPA and DHA, may improve heart health and prevent arrhythmias. The American Heart Association recommends eating two servings of these cold-water fatty fish per week.
Arrhythmia including other heart problems are connected with inflammation and oxidant stress. Antioxidants such as vitamin C and vitamin E seem to be effective reducing these problems. Fruits and vegetables are rich in Vitamin C
Magnesium and Potassium
Lack of magnesium can cause irregular heartbeat, muscle weakness, and irritability. To the contrary excess in magnesium can cause bradycardia (slow heart rate), blurred vision, breathing difficulty and dizziness. Most diets are low in magnesium. Aging and some medications (such as diuretics, or “water pills”) can exhaust magnesium.
Low potassium may cause arrhythmia and muscle weakness.
Magnesium and potassium, together with sodium and calcium, are substances in the blood termed electrolytes. Electrolytes assist regulating and triggering electrical impulses in the heart. Low levels of magnesium and potassium can lead to an electrolyte imbalance, which in turn contributes to arrhythmia. Magnesium and potassium supplements can assist reducing these symptoms.
Foods highest in Potassium and Magnesium and Calcium, and lowest in Sodium:-
- Breakfast Cereals – Cereals, QUAKER etc.
- Baked Products
- Cereal Grains and Pasta
- Dairy and Egg Products
- Fats and Oils
- Fruits and Fruit Juices
- Legumes and Legume Products
- Nut and Seed Products
- Spices and Herbs
- Vegetables and Vegetable Products*
- Rice, Wheat, Corn (cooked), Oats, Spaghetti, Topioca etc.
- Leavening agents, baking powder, cream of tartar, cookies, sugar etc.
- Vegetable Products – beans, corns, cucumber, eggplant, mushrooms, peppers, onions, potatoes, pumpkin, squash etc.
- Cider, red wine, vinegar etc.
Hawthorn, an herb, is frequently used for treating palpitations. According to Lahey Clinic, this herb was prominent in ancient Roman rituals, and has been used since the Middle Ages for treating a variety of conditions, including heart ailments. Today, it is occasionally used for treating congestive heart failure and may help with irregular heartbeat, but studies of its effectiveness in treating arrhythmia are inconclusive.
N-Acetyl Cysteine (NAC)
NAC is a modified amino acid. There is some evidence suggesting that it can reduce [KRH2] atrial fibrillation after open heart surgery.
The following supplements are sometimes recommended for arrhythmia, but there is little evidence of their effectiveness:
- vitamin D
- lady’s slipper
Supplements to Avoid
The following supplements can cause arrhythmia and should be avoided:
- cola nut
FOOD FOR IRREGULAR HEART BEAT (Cardiac arrhythmia)