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Cardiac Function

Q. On rare occasions, my heart seems to race (go very fast). Does this indicate that there is a lack of some mineral that would cause this to happen?

A. Heart palpitations (the sensation that the heart is pounding, racing or has skipped or added an extra beat), rapid heart rate (tachycardia) or fibrillation (rapid, irregular contraction of the heart muscle) can often be assisted by taking large doses of water-soluble minerals. What the body doesn’t need will flush through the elimination systems of the body. Vitamin B12 supports nervous system function and is a very important supplement at this time – use a very high-grade source.  L-Carnitine and Taurine, (amino acids) assist to protect against damage to the heart muscle. Hawthorne leaf and flower extract are also beneficial – they are herbs used for heart health and a member of the rose family. Note: please be aware that allopathic medical assistance is needed if this situation becomes persistent or severe.

Remember that sometimes, exposure to allergens can cause the heart to race. Non-invasive testing is available from many good allergists. Serums can be prepared to help overcome the allergy. Minimize exposure to the allergen as much as possible. Muscle test yourself for foods that you eat to see if you have a negative (allergic) response to any of them.