How changing my diet helped my heart palpitations: Ivana’s story

In regard to your FB post I’d like to share what I’ve found to be related to less ectopics in terms of diet.
First of all, four months ago I had an ablation for my SVT and due to going through massive panic attacks from the whole thing, my EP left me on Bisoprolol for a few more months. I am now on 1.25 mg and will taper off in the next 2 months.
I noticed some pretty strange ectopics (5 in a row) when i take valacyclovir for cold sores and in general around my period i get a few here and there. According to my EP, the ectopics used to trigger my SVT ,which is why they still freak me out even if completely benign.
I went completely off refined sugar, lactosis,refined carbs, caffeine and ate bananas, took vitamin B complex, probiotics, magnesium & zinc. I feel this shift somehow made a difference. In addition, I find that getting enough sleep has an impact as well and mainiting healthy energy levels.
I hope this helps. Thank you so much for all your informative videos. They got me through a very rough time this year. All my best

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  1. Leanne 25th September 2019 at 12:08 pm - Reply

    Hello, I to have been experiencing erratic heart beats over the last few months, which are extremely frightening and dibilatating! I have had a few visits to emergency department and ecg has always been normal every time !so I am discharged and send away.and told its nothibg to worry about !Reading other people’s experience with this problem I now know that I’m not imaging these episodes!

  2. Daisena Stasiak 6th December 2019 at 7:26 am - Reply

    My eptopic beats come and go with degrees of severity!!I had a 24 hour heart recorder fitted last week and did not have one episode during this time. I can’t believe how bad they have been since then. I was so hoping it would happen while I was wearing it. Anyone else have this problem? Thanks

  3. Kate Jackson 1st February 2020 at 7:55 am - Reply

    Yes I had that problem but finally was fitted with one for a week which picked up plenty of atrial fibrillation. Am now on medication and it is a lot better although not completely gone away.

    Wish I knew of a diet that would help. I had already cut out caffeine and now (sadly) I no longer enjoy alcohol as it definitely seems to make it worse

  4. Rebecca 1st July 2020 at 12:10 am - Reply

    Kate I went low carb high fat and that got rid of my atrial fibrillation almost completely. Before that the doctor said that I would need an ablation, but now for the last three years I have only had very mild and in frequent attacks. I eat less than 30 g of carbohydrate a day.

  5. Yvonne 8th April 2021 at 11:04 pm - Reply

    These comments hit home for me. 18 months ago I had my first svt attack resulting in hospitalization and paddles to bring my heart rate of 260 down. I was diagnosed with AVNRT. I quit coffee and alcohol and started exercising regularly but couldn’t take meds as my pulse was in the 60’s. I had a succession ablation in September and felt great until I had epigastric pain and wound up in ER. All was normal except I was diagnosed with h-pylori. I did the treatment but have changed my diet to no processed foods and eat very low carbs. I’ve figured out that sugar and gluten trigger palpitations for me. I take magnesium taurate daily with garlic, turmeric and vit D. I’ve also had to start some medication for panic attacks as I’m terrified of all these ER visits and worried I’ll have a heart attack although I have no heart issues. It has helped greatly. My cardiologist tells me my palpitations are benign but they are distressing to me I’m 58 and have no other health issues.

  6. Deb Robertson 9th April 2021 at 4:06 am - Reply

    Does anyone know someone who has had a leadless pacemaker implanted? My EP is suggesting that to me. I want to talk to an unbiased person first.

  7. Waseem A. Khokhar 10th April 2021 at 1:26 am - Reply

    Exactly my story…👍

  8. Yvonne 19th April 2021 at 4:14 pm - Reply

    Is there a website we can go for more dietary information? I believe this is very important to manage palpitations and ectopics naturally.
    Any suggestions anyone?

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