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Nutrition Secrets to Fight Fibrillation

Friday, 06 June 2014 03:47 PM Current | Bio | Archive

Q: Do you have any suggestions for intermittent adrenergic atrial fibrillation (irregular heartbeat)? 
— Phil C., Queensland, Australia
A:Atrial fibrillation often responds to an elevation in magnesium intake. Because magnesium is so slow to enter the heart, oral supplementation may take six months or more to be effective, but most people see improvements much faster. The dose is 500 mg of the sustained release form twice a day.
Omega-3 oils also reduce heart irritability. This also requires reducing intake of omega-6 oils. L-carnitine, L-carnosine, curcumin, and taurine also reduce heart irritability. My book, “Health and Nutrition Secrets,” explains this in more detail.
The heart contains a number of glutamate receptors and cleansing your diet of excitotoxin additives also reduces heart irritability.
Q: Is there any natural substance that will help ruptured disks? What is your opinion on cortisone?
— Alan C., Holbrook, N.Y.
A: Cortisone is used as an acute treatment when a disc ruptures. When the disc releases its contents, it jams into the nerve at that level and pinches it against the bone of the spine. This causes the nerve to swell and become inflamed. Studies have shown that compressed nerves are only painful when inflamed. This is why cortisone helps — it reduces the swelling and blocks inflammation.
Long-term use of cortisone can have many negative side effects, however. Neurosurgical studies by a friend of mine, Dr. Joseph Maroon, the head of the Department of Neurosurgery at the University of Pittsburgh, have shown that high doses of omega-3 fatty acids can relieve this pain in over half of patients. This usually required 6 to 10 grams of Norwegian fish oil, curcumin, quercetin, ellagic acid, magnesium citrate/malate, boswellia, and other natural products.
It is also important to heal the damaged nerves, and studies have shown that R-lipoic acid, a mixture of B-vitamins, acetyl-L-carnotine, DHA, natural vitamin E, and tocotrienol all promote nerve healing.
Q: How can I prevent ear infections in my children?
— Amanda N. Orem, Utah
A: There are several things that can be done, the simplest is to stop letting them consume cow’s milk products — milk, cheese, etc. Cow’s milk is strongly related to recurrent ear infections.
Other food allergies are also linked to recurrent ear infections. Testing for food allergies may be necessary. Equally important, give them higher doses of vitamin D3.
A friend of mine’s small children experienced repeated ear infections every year and this meant a lot of trips to the pediatrician and the children being on dangerous antibiotics. For this case, I suggested vitamin D3 in a dose of 1,000 IU for his children under 1 year and 2,000 IU for his children over that age.
For the first time, his children have had no more ear infections. This is supported by medical literature. Because antibiotics used for ear infections kill the beneficial bacteria in the bowel, children could benefit from probiotics twice a day during treatment and then once a week after they are off the antibiotics.

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Q: Do you have any suggestions for intermittent adrenergic atrial fibrillation (irregular heartbeat)? — Phil C., Queensland, Australia
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