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nowishow
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Hi Dirty,

I have heart trouble due to Lyme disease, like JJR. Some of my trouble is from the vagus nerve and some is from bugs living in the heart tissue. I have at least three different infections (Lyme, Bartonella, and Babesia). So many of us "Lymies" have heart problems. I wouldn't waste any money on a Lyme test as it's not very realiable and the good ones are very expensive. A Lyme specialist can give you a clinical diagnosis, but I read that you really don't have the money to spend.

There are some good books to read that recommend herbs that can help heal you. One is written by Stephen Buhner "Healing Lyme". You can look up his website and read more, if you're interested. By the way, my anxiety only increases after my heart starts freaking out too. I've written a little about my experience on this site, on my blog. My name is Connie.

It could also by that your problem is due to toxic metals and chemicals. Another good book to read so you can help yourself is "Detox or Die". I've found this book to be really helpful. I have plenty of metals and chemicals that I need to remove from my system, as well as all the bugs and viruses.

I was diagnosed about 2 years ago and have greatly improved, but I've still got a ways to go. Let me know if you'd like more information. I'm happy to point you in the right direction or answer what I can.


"Anxiety is the gap between now and then"

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Spring: I did the genotyping kit with the blood type kit. I have known I was A- for a couple years now, but did it again anyway, because that's how much I trust doctors.

Goldie: My pulse rate upon waking is usually around 47 - 55 bpm. On average resting levels are between 60 - 70 bpm. During an episode, it varies so much I can't really give you a good number range. Sometimes my pulse is so erratic, my pulse/oxymeter can't really register. Neither can my blood pressure machine, and you really can't take a pulse rate manually. My oxygen levels vary from 99 - 96. That's not usually considered low, but if it gets below 98 I start having problems.

Spring & Patty H: I have not been able to achieve a meditative state in a very long time. I know the benefits of meditation. I just have not been in a place to accomplish meditation to reap it's benefits. This is something I have to work on, and is on my huge list of things to find time to do. I have no excuse, I just have to do it.

JJR & nowishow: I am not completely convinced that it's the Vagus nerve, but I do believe that physically, that is the problem. If you know what the Vagus nerve is and what is does, it makes sense to me. The main thing is that 3 main organs/systems are controlled by the Vagus nerve. The Heart, Lungs, and parts of the GI system. If anything is out of wack with either my breathing (lungs) or my GI, then my heart takes the consequences. I have a problem with shallow breathing. I believe this came from the type of work that I do. I work around toxic fumes and smoke, and dust etc. I think I have trained my body in to breathing very short shallow breaths thinking I am not getting as much toxic material into my lungs. Sense I have come to this conclusion, I try to be aware of my breathing, and take slow deep breaths from my gut, and exhale completely. Blah, blah, blah. I try to breath properly. This seems to help. Like I told Goldie, if my oxygen level falls even a little, my heart with start skipping. I have noticed proper breathing sometimes has helped me get back to normal. Anyway, years of taking notice has led me to believe that my breathing has something to do with it. On the other hand, over the years I have also noticed that, my GI system plays a huge part in the matter as well. Eating certain foods, being constipated, gas, upset stomach, digestion process, feeling bloated has all be a part of my heart skipping. At this point, if I have a palpitation, 9 times out 10, I will be sitting on the toilet within 10 minutes. If I get a poop pain hitting me, and I can't get to my throne shortly after I will more than likely have a palpitation. I have even noticed that my heart seems to be more busy when I have lots of neck and jaw tension. This also seems to make sense to me sense the Vagus nerve runs down your body from the back area of your brain, and the nerve (I can't remember the name. It's the one at the top of your jaw just in front of the ear. The one that has something to do with TMJ) is supposedly "married" to the Vagus nerve. I have heard alot of horror stories about people trying to deal with cardiologist and electrophysiologist and trying to get the 2 to communicate. I also haven't heard any success stories yet. We'll see what becomes of it.

I started the BTD over a year or so ago. It was an off and on thing. I always felt like it just wasn't complete yet. I have a few of D'Adamo's books, and after I found out about Swami, I thought that would complete it. I'm not saying it's not, and I'm not saying it's wrong either. Because I do believe that his research is good, it pisses me off being a type A and having the other issues that I have at the same time. My list off foods without my other problems is diminishing enough, but with my other issues, I have maybe a third of that gone now too. And, alot of my avoids, are things that are recommended for helping with my other issues.

For example, I am trying to fix my adrenals. I am using internet research, and James Wilson's book, to help me out. Most of the nutritional based recommendations for adrenal fatigue, are back asswards from the Swami. This really sucks, but I have to go with Swami on that, because if I can't handle the foods in good health, they probably won't do any good healing me from a disease. And again, alot of things that every research says to stay away from with some of my other problems, are recommended be Swami. After comparing Swami to my other recommendations to eat or stay away from, I can make an entire 2 weeks grocery list on a post-it note using a big expletive deleted magic marker. I can pretty much eat an apple, a walnut, and an ostrich. We've been creating a farm for the past year, and I can't eat anything on it. We will be the only farmers who's animals die of old age. I will have apple in a couple years, and walnuts in about 10 or so. I don't even know if I can own an ostrich. If I did, I do think I would try to take him down though. I bet one of those things could kick my a** and then run away. Those things are like emu's on steroids, and I've already been punked out by one of those.

Anyway, thanks for the responses and the support. Keep it fun and free!
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Goldie: My pulse rate upon waking is usually around 47 - 55 bpm. On average resting levels are between 60 - 70 bpm. During an episode, it varies so much I can't really give you a good number range. Sometimes my pulse is so erratic, my pulse/oxymeter can't really register. Neither can my blood pressure machine, and you really can't take a pulse rate manually. My oxygen levels vary from 99 - 96. That's not usually considered low, but if it gets below 98 I start having problems.


Any idea how high your pulse ever might have gone?   --- it's not the 'oxygen', but the 'learned' fear of breathing.. and then the conversion to oxygen into the blood.. (my oxy level is 90 to 93 normal, ergo my pulse is 60 to 90. See how marvelous the body works in-sync with it self. )  

47 resting seems low.. but ok for some athletes... Are you eating OFTEN enough (every 3 hours) including a mouth full before bed? and are you using any salt? I hope for yes.. as well as fruit for sugar, carbs for stamina and digestion..  

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Spring & Patty H: I have not been able to achieve a meditative state in a very long time. I know the benefits of meditation. I just have not been in a place to accomplish meditation to reap it's benefits. This is something I have to work on, and is on my huge list of things to find time to do. I have no excuse, I just have to do it.


This comes down to a simple interpretation.. IT IS NOT the time and place you PERCEIVE your selves to be in.. but rather PERCEIVE your selves as being for a few seconds / momentarily in a different place...

The BODY never forgets a bad thing, be it avoids or negative influences./The MIND DOES NOT know truth from fiction, it only KNOWS what you tell it... and the BRAIN acts on what you tell it.  

So close your eyes for 10 seconds and just say to your brain, a)
Brain please listen and help my body to reap the benefits of a visit to the beach: thank you b)..
SEE your self in a favorite place, breath normally, think slowly, and 'allow' the mind the memorie..C)
STAY THERE as long as is possible.. (10 seconds by a bus stop, a minute in the bus, on hour when you need it.. d) at the end
THANK your brain for 'listening' and sending proper signals throughout the body systems..    

That is all that is NEEDED.. until one wishes to devote more time to learning other ways..

IT IS important to get the PERCEIVED point .. it is not reality..

Let me show you: You drive down with a brand new car and all is well...
a child steps out of the bush and throws a rock at the car and dent's it.
You go back and tell that child of.. his parents should punish him.
as you stop your car the boy says..
Sorry sir. my brother fell off the roof, he is hurt, can you help?  

You see it is all in the perception..

another example, lawyers make things worse because they keep reminding you of unpleasant (powerless) situations.. no matter on which side you are on.. peace will only come back when your power is restored or at least all is settled.

SEE: the PERCEPTION is what the body picks up on.  Stress is what you make it. Life is how you PERCEIVE it.. Meditation is just telling your mind to PICK up on the Perception you give it and the brain sends out proper signals to the body IN RESPONSE to it all the time.. second by second.. so a 10 second respite is better than no respite..

That is why I said in my first post I think.. Say to your self you will be OK! early upon getting up, and during the day and again before sleep.. You have shown to have some issue, but your heart is OK and your lungs are too, so: TRUST that you are ok..  

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We will be the only farmers who's animals die of old age. I will have apple in a couple years, and walnuts in about 10 or so. I don't even know if I can own an ostrich. If I did, I do think I would try to take him down though. I bet one of those things could kick my a** and then run away. Those things are like emu's on steroids, and I've already been punked out by one of those.


SEE your self basting, cooking, eating and digesting all the foods from your farm NOW! as if they where already all there in front of you.. LAUGHING becomes part of this EXPERIMENT..

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Eating certain foods, being constipated, gas, upset stomach, digestion process, feeling bloated has all be a part of my heart skipping. At this point, if I have a palpitation, 9 times out 10, I will be sitting on the toilet within 10 minutes.
  

YES no doubt you have these ISSUES, Yet I would bet the FARM, that you are much better off listening to Dr D. and Swami.. and here is why....

The adrenals nor the sups nor all the other stuff you are doing, spending time on, trying to figure out.... YOUR body knows what to do with it!!!!!! you go to sleep your mind/body still functions.. REMEMBER the wort TRUST>>> ahhhhh there it is again.

IF YOU wish to get energy without hurting this organ over that organ or this hormone over that hormone, then I would advise for NOW: (time and current space) Try the Trehalose Complex by Dr D. take 1 teaspoon in the morning and another mid day with grapefruit, lemon, lime juice and water.. You will feel 'different' soon enough.. I think it will make a big difference in your lungs and all over..

Close your eyes : SEE it eating the gunk in your lungs , see it transporting the waste all the way .. (a little gas might be good to get it going.. )  

Make green juice from dandelion leaves.. later grow them 2 feet high then you have enough to get you 'high' with one small glass..(add carrots if you must or apples)  .. the high comes from the green chlorophyll.. nothing like it/IF it is on YOUR Swami! ..  


Being here is invaluable, but not enough. We need ALL the Doctors. I needed them for a very small cancer spot-I could never feel!!! Please do your mammograms! Doing so saved me from cancer later on. I am grateful! Thanks for learning from my experience! I was lucky! I wish the same for YOU!
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Nowishow made a great point about being metal toxic.  I was also and after I got all the amalgams removed out of my mouth and did some glutathione therapy for a while, I think I got my arrhythmias less.  And if you have a job that can make you toxic, I would recommend taking a hard look at how to remedy being metal toxic.  Maybe get some tests done.  Being metal toxic can mess up anything and everything, especially in the realm of nerves.  But it can go much deeper than that I'm sure.  

I hear you on the diet lists.  I guess only you can figure out what foods will help.  I think this diet has helped tremendously.  But my Son is an A with TONS of allergys.  To nuts and fish real bad and we feed him lots of food that would not be considered "good" for an A.  But even so, his health has improved over the years greatly.  If we had to rely on an A list for him also, he'd have nothing to eat but chicken and turkey and veggies and rice and beans.  And a few fruits.  But not many because he had tons of food allergies to many foods that are supposed to be good for him on the BTD.  So, he eats red meats and potatoes.  Not every day, but he needs protein and fats, as he is a growing boy.  He's already small for his age because of his problems, and I don't think it's wise to limit proteins.  I could care less if he ate pork too.  Although we really don't.  I haven't bought it.  

Anyways...  my point is sometimes you have to go with your instincts and veer from the lists.  I think this diet is great, but it's not always going to be the end all and be all.  I have found my lists on my swami to be really really good, but that's my experience.  And it wasn't always like that.  But for you, I think getting secretor status done might help a lot with that.  A nonnie would have a lot more meat options than an A secretor.  Or an explorer type would.  And if you're metal toxic, you might have some of that in you.  I'm not a non secretor, but I have many explorer like issues.  I know that from other testing, not just reading BTD/GTD books.  But the GTD book helped me understand what some of the tests I got done mean.  This diet and D'Adamo's work has been a huge blessing for me.  Which is why I keep up here.  I think it's the best thing going for a diet plan that suits each individual.  But it's not going to be perfect.

Goldie and PattyH": I don't disagree with the "mental" stuff you are talking about.  I just wanted to get my 2 cents in about it not always being about the mental.  But it IS important.  

And Dirty, you say you're laid back, and this might be hard to hear, but just listening to your lifestyle doesn't scream "laid back" to me.  If you have your own farm, were building your own house don't trust doctors, trying to heal thyself......  It sounds more like..... well, someone who is very in tune with how he wants things done.  Laid back people just let things happen a lot of times.  You don't sound like that at all.  Which can cause stress.  I know, I am one of those types of people.     Just a thought.  I'm learning how to try to unwind myself.  And it has not been an easy process.  And I have maybe a few "areas" that I'm laid back about.  But, overall, I'm a poster child for stress and tension.  I'm not saying you are me, but I'm just saying from the little bit you've shared, I would not get "laid back" as my first feel.  I've known people who are and they always kind of blow my mind.  But I see most of us in life are not.  In fact, I find a truly laid back person is a very rare breed indeed.


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And Dirty, you say you're laid back, and this might be hard to hear, but just listening to your lifestyle doesn't scream "laid back" to me.  If you have your own farm, were building your own house don't trust doctors, trying to heal thyself......  It sounds more like..... well, someone who is very in tune with how he wants things done.  Laid back people just let things happen a lot of times.  You don't sound like that at all.  Which can cause stress.  I know, I am one of those types of people.     Just a thought.  I'm learning how to try to unwind myself.  And it has not been an easy process.  And I have maybe a few "areas" that I'm laid back about.  But, overall, I'm a poster child for stress and tension.  I'm not saying you are me, but I'm just saying from the little bit you've shared, I would not get "laid back" as my first feel.  I've known people who are and they always kind of blow my mind.  But I see most of us in life are not.  In fact, I find a truly laid back person is a very rare breed indeed.


(Sigh) JJR, I won't add much to what you've said, but I sit here and just literally shake reading Dirty's posts because his posts are indeed "screaming" with the opposite of "laid back!" In fact, I wonder if he doesn't really use up a lot of energy trying to be "laid back!"

Dirty, I hope you will consider all this very, very seriously! Please!!


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Spring: Don't hold back, if there is something you think I need to hear, I want to know. I don't know you, but from post that I've read makes me respect your opinion very much.

I think ya'll may be right. I have thought about it myself, but I still can't see myself that way. I told my wife about some of the responses on here and she agrees about the stress thing. She has put it into a little more detail, which I will share with you as soon as I can, but I have to get some things done before the night is gone. Thanks everyone.
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Dirty, I don't know which highway you were taking north out of Atlanta all those weekends, whether it was I-85, I-75 or some other rat race but doing that over and over again, weekend after weekend had to be doing a number on you. But I-75, especially, is like taking your life in your own hands on late Friday afternoon.

My son and his wife have driven in Atlanta since they could drive - long before they married - and they get into a major panic if they fool around and don't get around Atlanta before 4:00 PM Friday, especially, when the wild Indians get turned loose onto I-75. You know exactly what I'm talking about! I would guess that you were so excited about getting out of Hotlanta and getting to work on your dream house, that at the time you hardly even noticed the stress. But stress it was! Man, you have to remember that you are an A-Type!!!!!

(You seem to have a very wide-eyed innocence about what stress really is.)

Besides this, you know very well that you were cramming everything that interested you into your life by the trainload for years. And, if that isn't enough, you have done more research, bought more equipment, tried to fix your health in more ways, seen more doctors than two or three other average people have done in their entire lives! You have been living your life as if there were a herd of wild animals right at your heels! And, truth be known, if you hadn't done many of the things you have done, you might not be writing on this forum today!

So somehow or other between us and your wife, we are going to have to find some brakes somewhere unless you have already gotten this figured out and grown some by tomorrow night. Which wouldn't surprise me at all......

Whew! I think I have to take a break. It wears me out just thinking about all this stress......... Oh, BTW, I have two sons, both just a tad older than you.


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I see your point. I will have to admit that even though I drove in Atlanta almost every day for over a decade, and never had a problem, after 4 months of living up here in the woods, I had to go through Atlanta and almost couldn't do it. I don't have the mindset for that kind of life anymore. This is kind of why I consider myself laid back I guess. I was always one of the slowest on the road, I wasn't ever really in a hurry, and didn't want to kill anyone for driving in my lane. I didn't rush in and out of stores, would hold the door for others, and maybe talk to someone that I didn't even know. I suppose if I compare myself with the rat race crazies I normally see in the city, I am laid back, but maybe that doesn't say much.

Now from my wife's perspective, she says I am stressed (sometimes). She says I am laid back, but if I'm not, I am completely stressed. No middle ground. She pointed out that when I get an order that may take 3 days to build, but the deadline is 3 weeks away, that I stress over it the whole time until it's done, even though there is plenty of time to do it, and even though I may have done it many times before. She has also pointed out that I stress when dealing with customers. That I feel that I have to prove myself, in order to get business because I don't keep the most professional appearance. I'm not sure what a "professional fabricator" looks like, but people do judge and I have to make a living. I believe she is right, but I still have trouble seeing my life as stressful. Maybe I do have a bad definition of stress. Until I make enough money to sit back and watch the grass grow, I don't see how I can make life easier. I am willing to admit that I may be a stressed person, now that I have seen things from so many other perspectives, but don't know how to add something else to my fix list. See......Stress.

I am curious however, what is it about my post that give ya'll the impression that I am stressed? Is it info about my life? How I word things? Do I seem to be complaining?

We have done alot to reduce stress in our lives. Take our time, not to seriously, we cancelled our television service a few years back. Our bills are about 1/3 of what they used to be. We live in our garden of eden (almost). I don't have to open up the shop every morning anymore. We are surrounded by family and friends now, even though we are way out of step with most people here, we live in a great little community. Other than relearning meditation, I don't know what more I can do.
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That I feel that I have to prove myself, in order to get business because I don't keep the most professional appearance.... Here is your first post all over again.. and from there that I took my clues..  

That I feel that I have to prove myself, in order to get business because I don't keep the most professional appearance... is a CONSTANT living in fear translated : STRESS.  

This kind of stress is very hard to recognize, it is the kind that is there long before we see the subject of our opposition.  It's there so far ahead of us- in terms similar to having on aura- that a dog will charge around the corner with biting on his mind, even though no harm was intended to the dog, the dog was not even on your mind.. but ENERGY precedes us..

Energy is within and energy is not felt consciously, but energy proceeds all that we experience.

Fear is felt by the HEART.. the heart when it feels threatened CREATES fear. A viscous cycle-
and with it- the blood thickens and needs more oxygen.  I work with 'energy' shifts and it is ever more clear to me that working on the mind is as important as is all other effort.  

For you, I would just sit and repeat a self assuring sentence like:  I am OK, I AM ok, 'I' am ok.  do that all day, write it on the wall, see it, read it, let it sink in.  Then eat right and I bet in a short time you will feel better.. As for energy shifting, I can prove it to work, especially during on acute moment of anxiety/palpitations.          



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I am curious however, what is it about my post that give ya'll the impression that I am stressed? Is it info about my life? How I word things? Do I seem to be complaining?

We have done alot to reduce stress in our lives. Take our time, not to seriously, we cancelled our television service a few years back. Our bills are about 1/3 of what they used to be. We live in our garden of eden (almost). I don't have to open up the shop every morning anymore. We are surrounded by family and friends now, even though we are way out of step with most people here, we live in a great little community. Other than relearning meditation, I don't know what more I can do.


Okay. So the way you have dealt with the stress is undoubtedly working, big time. It is a huge effort that is really paying off. Now, I'm trying to figure out what still needs "fixing." I wonder if your mind is still in panic mode even though you are trying to tell it to just "shut up!" Even the self-imposed "deadlines" would make that seem real. (And I don't have to go into the rest here, you know more about that than I do!) And, for goodness sake, sack up in some good clothes and stop having the stress of making a good impression. Why look like the garbage man and have to turn around and go to the trouble of having to disillusion people that you ARE NOT the garbage man!

Another thing, I don't see a whole lot more than what I mentioned above that you need to do right now except to try to build up a mental block to all that has created any stress in the past and start enjoying all the good things you mentioned in your post to the fullest. Allow yourself to do that! You are probably going to have to make some adjustments in your supplements too, because your body is going to be able to take care of itself - better and better. You will find plenty of help on this forum with that. Just ask!


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Wow, I feel like I just read about my own life from someone elses mouth.  

I used to work downtown, well "River West" area.  Which here is like the "alternative college area".  With lots of different walks of life.  It's one of those areas that some people might explain as a "carnival".  Just, well, interesting. And it was like 3-4 blocks from a "bad" section of town.  Now, I'm not trying to be judgemental about people, but the fact of the matter is, it was in an area where lots of crime took place.  More so than what I was comfortable with.  I worked as a Office Manager for an Electrical Contractor.

Now, I grew up in the boonies.  I always lived in the suburbs, and I absolutely HATED going down there.  But I needed the job at the time.  But I know that this caused a lot of stress.  But it wasn't until I quit my job and stopped going down there that I realized how bad it really was.  I think for over a month straight I would wake up and thank the Lord over and over again for not having to drive down there.  

Yeah, the drive was stressful.  And almost every day the job was stressful.  There was one time a guy tried stealing wire out of our tool shed and we chased him down the road.  One of the owners daughter got robbed at gunpoint at a gas station nearby.  I always carried a pistol in my backpack.  One time one of our electricians screwed up and this guy came threatening to hurt us.  And I got to be the one he told it all to, because I was at the front desk. And the list goes on and on and on.  In 4 or 5 years I saw, did, experience, endured more things than I had wanted to in a lifetime.  And above all that, it was a family run business.  And one of the daughters hated me and tried to make my life miserable because they replaced her with me, because she was so difficult to get along with.  So they basically used me as a buffer.  They still kept her active, working out of her home doing collections, but I had to deal with her on a regular basis.  It was.... like I said, interesting.

Where I think you and I are similar is that I know for me, I don't like confrontation.  But I'm the type of person that knows what I believe and will do my best to live that way.  And sometimes it's like swimming upstream.  Clawing and pawing your way.  Life can be a pain in the butt.  All that time with the stressful job my son had terrible health problems that were very accute and that was probably as much or more stressful than the job.  That had been going on for a few years before that job.  And the job I had before the one I'm telling you about wasn't a whole lot better.  I had a lot of responsibility and time frames to meet.  Installing cabinetry.  I liked the work, but it was stressful too.  Very.  

I'm probably venting here, but my point is, sometimes life can just be stressful.  And you're right, sometimes there's not much we can do about it.  It sounds like you have changed a lot of things in your life to help.  But our response is what the gals are talking about.  So many times in life, I felt like I was fighting a war.  Every day.  Like Combat.  And I think in a way it was like that.  And I had to and am learning to do what they say and say to myself, everything is OK.  I am OK.  And not try to do so much and fight so much on my own.  For me, God fights my battles, and I didn't even know it.  He makes it all work out, and I just need to let go and let him work.  Whatever your beliefs are, if we're constantly feeling like we have to fight for everything we do, it wears on us.  And sometimes we're just put in that situation and have to endure.  But sometimes we have to learn to just put it all away.  Or cope somehow.  At least mentally.  

I'll tell you this, I've met a lot of people that have had to endure terrible things, and most of the time, there health took a hit eventually.  You can't be on the cutting edge for long periods of time without breaking down.  We might not be in the infantry.  Or flying 25 bombing missions over Germany, but sometimes just going to work and feeding our families can be pretty stressful.  Maybe not THAT stressful, but it's all a state of mind.  And challenges and problems abound.  And if we're constantly fighting a war, we'll crack eventually.  That's what the girls are saying.  No matter what life throws at us, it is probably wise to learn how to accept things in a way that doesn't cause as much stress.  As impossible as it sounds, it is probably a necessary thing to learn to live healthy.


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if we're constantly feeling like we have to fight for everything we do, it wears on us.


YES:  to the word it 'wears' on us.. is STRESS in another word, another way.. Right on.. JJR.. so right about the toll life can take.. good post.

As for the reference to us 'girls' ... I liked it..


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I didn't read everything, so I don't know if someone said this.

If you have heavy metals in your hair sample, you have been exposed them. Perhaps your work or your environment. Perhaps you are an artist or do ceramics.

I would think the metals would be the reason for arrhythmia.

I would be wrong because I only heard about this finding in a 1-inch square nape of neck hair sample for an artist.

I had arrhythmia.

It was very likely an outcome of heart failure and stage II kidney failure from anaphylactic shock due to medical dye allergy. The echocardiogram showed fibrillation of the aortic valve and mitral valve prolapse. I do not know the data.

It was some time after anaphylaxis.

I assessed that my heart needed help to recover health.

I decided to combine the Highly Beneficial food items, a kriya yoga (positional) lying prone right hand in a fist base of thumb up under the heart (meditation) visualizing lying on a hot tarmac in the Sun, and then, visualization of the healthy energy pattern of the heart I had seen in a diagram in a book by Michio and Aveline Kushi.

I had been getting weaker. I started getting my strength back.

About the same time, my prescription was changed from Nitroglycerin to NitroSpray at the insistence of the Rescue Car EMT's. I had been hospitalized to save my life more than two or three times.

It was my experience the Nitroglycerine had weakened me further. The NitroSpray did not interfere in the gradual return of strength and health.

At any rate, that is my experience.

It was my understanding arrhythmia is an electrical problem. I believe that exercize and meditation and visualization of a healthy energy pattern helped.

The fact is, I had never done guided meditation until the cardiology service nurse had a one-day outpatient workshop for the heart patients. In fact, I didn't know meditation was so important for me.

I had done meditation before, but never for a goal.

At any rate, that is my experience.
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I should also say, I had adrenal stress.

It leads to depression and/or anxiety. I was advised to do something different to break up a routine, any routine, even if I liked the routine. That would break up depression. (This is not clinical depression, but rather depression attendant heart problems.) For anxiety, I am embarrassed to admit I used about 5 mg Kava in a popular SOBO drink no longer sold, drinking only half of the bottle. I only did that if I had to go into town. I live in a rural environment. I felt anxiety anytime I had errands in town.

For adrenal stress, now, I take a supplement for adrenal stress.

I don't recommend doing that right away.

I think the arrhythmia has to be overcome first.

I went to a lecture series of the American Heart Association to find a cardiologist I felt was knowledgeable and would speak to me on equal terms.

I did that, because I do not expect a MD to fix me: they are not mechanics.

At any rate, I felt I needed to participate in my recovery.

At any rate, this is my experience.
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The fact is, usually DGL alleviates any stomach distress I have.

I can think a hurtful stomach is anxiety. They are not the same thing. The anxiety is a heart related symptom.

DGL does a lot of good for me. Now, I have a tablet before I consider adrenal stress.

If I feel better, it is an aggravated stomach.

Now, what was that I ingested? Was it caffeine? Was it something off the Avoid list?
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...find a cardiologist I felt was knowledgeable and would speak to me on equal terms.

I did that, because I do not expect a MD to fix me: they are not mechanics.

At any rate, I felt I needed to participate in my recovery.





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I wish I had known about DGL about a hundred years ago!!


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My cardiologist told me, and I don't doubt it for a minute, that it is impossible almost to tell the difference between heart pain (angina, whatever) and acid reflux.  Anxiety can make acid reflux much, much worse. The whole business is a vicious cycle. I went down that road for many years.

Anybody wonder why I am so thankful and excited that it is possible for Trehalose Complex to protect nerves from the destructive forces of aging and environmental toxicity, stimulate the activity of your own neural stem cells, energize your existing nerves to maximize their functional capacity and improve the activity of the brain and nervous system? WOW!!

  


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One MD I had at University of Washington Hospital, Seattle Dr. Fred Plum went on to teach diagnostics at Cornell.

He may be responsible for the decision-tree diagrams how to rule out a condition and sort out symptoms to find the one or two or more conditions that are in effect.

If he is, that is much more effective than a shotgun-approach most MD's use that will further ruin the patient's health.

For acid reflux, this could be diagnostic: Half a generic Gaviscon Foam Tab helps.

Gaviscon Foam Tab does nothing for a heart patient.

That said, I wouldn't take more than one half tablet. The tablet foams up inside the stomach, reaching all the surfaces, but it is putting some pressure in all that area.

During angina, I don't want more pressure.

If it feels only like heartburn, rather than radiating pain, chew up half a tablet. Wait a little. Do you feel improved? Then, it would be stomach acid.

For acid reflux, this is certainly better than taking Tums, for example, that have a rebound effect, and so, take more Tums.

I had hiatal hernia, by injury, so I experienced upper stomach and esophagus irritation. If not further aggravated, even that can improve.

It doesn't have much chance of improvement if the GI tract is further aggravated by using a shotgun-approach.

Diagnostics isn't so difficult, really. Even MD's can learn how to do it.

That is my opinion, of course, based on my experience.
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The problem is that acid reflux can cause "radiating" pain, such as pain up to the shoulder, down the left arm, up to the neck, through to the back, etc. The same nerves that are affected by the heart are also affected by acid reflux. Yes, I hate Tums too. The best thing I've ever found for acid reflux is chlorophyll, believe it or not! I hardly ever have a problem with it now unless I have done some really heavy lifting.

If I should get chest pain that chlorophyll didn't help, I would feel pretty certain that the pain was coming from my heart. That is when I would take two aspirin (or maybe not, since I am taking plenty of fish oil, etc.!) and call 911!


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That is interesting you would say that about chlorophyll.

I had an ounce of freshly-made wheat grass juice, once, and felt great.

The Gastro MD specialist I had warned against the use of Tums saying, Tums have a rebound-effect because of the ingredients.

I had got a hiatal hernia from getting hit in the chest so hard I was knocked in the air and fell on my back. It was volleyball. I was standing on the back line with no idea how to play volleyball. It was an office picnic in the U.S. Army.

After much stupidity, involving prescribed "ice cream diet" Metamucil and other medical insults, I was given the U.S. Army Comprehensive Bland Diet.

It had Highly Beneficial, Neutral and Avoid lists. If you were doing really well, you could try an Avoid.

When I saw the Blood-Type Diet was organized in Beneficial, Neutral and Avoid, I immediately wanted to see if it worked for me.
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Connie, all my life I had really great results every time I had a CBC except for once in these many years. Guess what? I had been taking Tums for severe acid reflux about a month when I had a test done and I was almost anemic!! I never went overboard with taking them at all, either! I saw my doctor one day soon after and asked him would Tums cause anemia. He said they certainly could, and he explained why. After I quit taking them I was back to normal in no time. They are the biggest conglomeration of junk I ever saw in my life! Yeah, one of those "insults," for sure!!

I am very sorry about your accident. Those games can get really fast and furious sometimes!! Sounds like you are definitely on the right track now!! I fell out of a tree when I was eight years old and messed up a lot of stuff on my right side forward partly because I hit a tree stump when I landed. Knocked me out and I almost rolled into the lake before someone grabbed me. The limb I was holding onto and the one I was standing on both broke at the same time!  I try to avoid accidents now like the plague!!


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Yes indeed, indigestion versus heart was one of my first posts here..


...I took the person who then was 18 and ended up in the emergency room for possible heart issues 3 times in one week, and periodically after .. only to be told it was indigestion after being given Mylanta..

I will advise her to take chlorophyll.. makes all the sense in the world.. thanks..

HOW do you swallow it???


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I will advise her to take chlorophyll.. makes all the sense in the world.. thanks..

HOW do you swallow it???


Goldie, I have both chewable tablets and softgels. Chlorella works well, too, in capsules. I have used all three, and they all work for me!


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