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Through the years, we have received amazing, insightful comments from people from all over the world. This page is a library of all those discussions for you to use as reference. The information here is extremely valuable and not to be missed. To add to the conversation, and receive my reply, you can comment on any of the blog posts. This page is for reference only.

  • From Dessa on Modified Valsalva Maneuver for SVT Conversion

    Can the syringes be used more than once? I know they’re disposable, for on time use, but is it ok to reuse? You’re just blowing into it.

    2021/07/11 at 4:18 pm
    • From laura on Modified Valsalva Maneuver for SVT Conversion

      Sure I dont see why not, just clean them in between use!

      2021/07/12 at 2:02 pm
  • From Candace Stender on Magnesium and SVT: Is Magnesium Essential to SVT Prevention and Good Health?

    I have been taking 400 mg magnesium supplement for 2 years. I have noticed better sleep, less anxiety about SVT and less episodes. I also am able to get my episodes controlled quicker.

    2021/07/07 at 12:18 pm
    • From laura on Magnesium and SVT: Is Magnesium Essential to SVT Prevention and Good Health?

      thats great. magnesium is a foundational supplement for svt prevention!

      2021/07/12 at 2:02 pm
  • From Michael Champagnie on SVT-Suffering to Self Care

    Hey guys newly diagnosed with SVT but it wasn’t a surprise. I am a 28 yo male and as far as I remember I’ve always been out of breathe and have a high heart rate after any exercise. Two years ago when my flairs started (continued throughout) I was always told, “oh you have anxiety or you just need to drink more water your probably dehydrated” and so I took it as that. LSS, I finally was able to get my cardiologist to give me a heart monitor and one day about 30 minutes after a morning walk Boom! I had an episode, worse I’ve ever had. Heart rate peaked at 170 then a ER doctor broke the sad yet relieving news. For the past four months I’ve been on gaba and L-Theanine supplements and boy it’s been a life changer for me. Yes some days were not as good but for the most part they helped a lot! While hospitalized I saw a cardiologist who told me that the gaba and theanine supplements are making my SVT worse because it was stimulating my heart. These were of course the only thing that had ever help with my “Anxiety” (SVT). I have a theory, if I control my anxiety, which I know I actually do have I can control the SVT episodes????.
    So guys I am stuck between a rock and a hard place and I am scared. Any advice?

    2021/03/17 at 12:03 pm
  • From Darlene on SVT PREVENTION: Lower Your Pesticide Intake and Prevent SVT Using the Clean Fifteen

    Are the foods used in your recipes low in tyramine? How many recipes does your ebook contain? Are there weekly menues?

    2021/02/24 at 10:31 am
  • From Jim Limberakis on 5 Consistent Things That I do Every Day to Keep My SVT AWAY

    Hi Laura,
    I happened on your site recently while looking for holistic ways to deal with SVT. I too have noticed a difference when reducing gluten in my diet. I never ate much sugar to begin with and have stopped it. I use a transdermal magnesium twice a day. Oral magnesium causes too much digestive upset in my case. I increased my water intake a lot after reading one of your blogs. I use a form of breathing called box breathing when meditating. I can feel a difference in minutes. I do have a question. I get very amped up when I have to see my doctor. I can take my BP a few hours prior and it’s normal as is my heart rate. The minute I get in the office my BP has gone up a lot as has my heart rate. My normal heart rate is around 65-75 BPM. In the office it will be over 100. Any ideas on what I can do ? I keep thinking I am in fight or flight so the adrenals must be involved.

    2021/01/24 at 1:27 pm
    • From laura on 5 Consistent Things That I do Every Day to Keep My SVT AWAY

      Hi Jim, I would say to drink or spray a little magnesium just prior but if it upsets your stomach you can try homeopathy or essential oils. AND, I would try to speak to your anxiety and ask it questions…Why are you so nervous to go, what about going is brining up nervous feelings? Really try to think about it and open your mind…Do you feel disempowered at the doctors office? pressured in any way? Try to identify what is coming up for you and then support yourself…Things like…remembering that you can think about ANYTHING before deciding and committing…You are in charge of your health decisions, etc…AND, bring with you anything you physically need to feel safe and comfortable..A bottle of cold water, lavender oil to apply, ear phones to listen to calming music…etc. Let me know if you figure out why this is happening, I would love to know and support you!

      2021/01/24 at 4:58 pm
  • From Chapin Smith on Magnesium and SVT: Is Magnesium Essential to SVT Prevention and Good Health?

    Hi there. I am new here but have SVT. I have been in and out of the hospital. This Omaha been very difficult. I wanted to Thankyou for everything you are doing here.

    2020/11/11 at 1:30 am
  • From Steve on 5 Consistent Things That I do Every Day to Keep My SVT AWAY

    Hi Laura,

    I came across your website and it’s been a world of help.

    Who would of thought gluten would have anything to do with SVT… Certainly not any of the Drs I’ve seen.

    I’ve been on the beta blocker and tried other prescriptions with only side effects I couldn’t stand… even a magnesium supplement didn’t help.

    I’ve only been on your recommended diet for a couple weeks… I was eating cereal every morning and two chicken sandwiches a day… I cut out the cereal for oatmeal or eggs… and my sandwich’s are now gluten free bread.

    Switching up my eating habits and drinking twice the water, I can already see a difference after just a couple of weeks.

    I still need to be more strict, especially on the weekends… but it’s great to finally see some kind of improvement.

    Thanks so much for your website! 👍

    2020/09/12 at 10:22 pm
    • From laura on 5 Consistent Things That I do Every Day to Keep My SVT AWAY

      HI Steve, Thanks for your comment and that is so great that you can SEE some differences just by chaging a few things. I hope you take your Diet upgrades even further and layer in greens, super foods, smoothies loaded with vitimans and more. If you want, you can get The SVT Prevention Diet e-guide, it explains the SVT-GUT connection and what to eat and what to avoid much further…Wishing you the very best!

      2020/09/27 at 1:11 pm
  • From Daria on SVT Prevention: Good Health Starts in the Gut

    What is the best probiotic strain to buy? I’m dealing with serious SVT’ and skipped heart beats and getting worse. In and out of the ER. Its horrific. Please help!

    2020/06/14 at 10:10 pm
  • From Naomi on Bowel Movements and SVT

    Thank you so much for posting this article. I only just got SVT for the first time this year, at age 38, and I am having it alongside gastric disturbances and digestion/elimination issues (at least partially caused by stress). I have been clueless about what is typical for this condition, and I find this article to be very helpful. I was also very lucky to find a Dr who would diagnose this and give me a med called Bystolic. There were no food-suggestions or pamphlets on SVT in the medical office, and there has already been some new food triggers, so I will have to research this on my own.

    2020/05/08 at 1:09 am
    • From laura on Bowel Movements and SVT

      Have you read The SVT Prevention Diet? Thats the best place to begin!

      2020/06/09 at 5:07 pm
  • From Maxine on 5 Consistent Things That I do Every Day to Keep My SVT AWAY

    Why cal/mag not mag/cal please!

    2020/02/01 at 10:24 pm
  • From Tracy on 5 Consistent Things That I do Every Day to Keep My SVT AWAY

    Which gluten free chocolate chip recipe do you follow? I just went gluten free about 6 months ago and I feel a huge difference! I am sensitive to gluten… Since Xmas rolled around I’ve been eating gluten here and there thinking I’ll be fine. Well I’ve noticed this week that I’ve been much more tired and complete brain fog. T ting to blame it on everything else… but I think it is most definitely the gluten. Also have been more light headed just by tipping my head up quickly, or standing up once in awhile. I don’t believe I have svt real bad while I would like to keep it that way as well. Thanks keeping us up!

    2020/01/31 at 3:40 pm
  • From Kate on Is this you?

    Hi Laura,

    I was so pleased to find your site. As a retired nurse, and a person who has had anxiety, panic disorder and related issues my entire life, I have to wonder if all of this is ” connected” as I have just been diagnosed with SVT after wearing an event monitor for 8 days. I had over 2600 events that were caught on the monitor! Mine are mostly short runs of SVT, but, I have had really bad episodes as well, when I had syncope ( near fainting) when I was working physically lifting items etc., so, I am very aware of the fear involved in this. I have a very irregular heart beat that I can sense sometimes….but, not others, that goes along with this. I am going to try your tips as I suspect you are very right about the triggers of this condition!

    2020/01/26 at 7:51 pm
    • From laura on Is this you?

      Hi Kate! How are you doing? Are my Tips helping you? Have you tried any of the dietary changes to see if the no gluten helps?

      2020/10/27 at 5:33 pm
  • From Jhoei on SVT Meet the Experts Series: 7 Ayurvedic Secrets For Healthy Digestion

    Great article. I usually stand and walk after eating. I didn’t know sitting on my knees would help if I do it after my meal.

    2019/11/01 at 2:11 pm
  • From Jennifer Lind on My SVT Prevention Daily Smoothie

    My smoothie is similar to yours! Banana, blueberry, pineapple, avocado, coconut milk, almond butter, hemp seeds, spinach, and collagen protein powder. Works well when my stomach doesn’t feel too good in the morning.

    2019/10/17 at 6:18 pm
  • From Veronica L on My SVT Prevention Daily Smoothie

    I would love to try the smoothie but that’s too many carbs for me to have in one meal, is there an alternative?

    2019/08/09 at 11:53 pm
    • From laura on My SVT Prevention Daily Smoothie

      Hi Veronica! If you want to reduce carbs (Im assuming you mean carbs from the banana and fruit?) then just reduce banana to 1/4 or small 1/2 and add just a 1/4 blueberries. Then add in extra greens like a mixture of romaine, spinach, kale etc. You can also add in Chia, flax, and hemp seeds. Use water instead of nut milk. Reduce honey to one tiny drizzle for mineral content. There are so many options just think about making it more about protein and greens and less about the fruit!

      2019/09/10 at 5:38 pm
  • From Shar on 5 Consistent Things That I do Every Day to Keep My SVT AWAY

    Laura I have been searching for answers to a holistic approach to SVT for almost thirty years and the information you offer is unbelievable and covers every aspect of causes and dietary approach along with supplements and recipe’s! You are “Light Years”ahead of everything I have been able to get my hands on and your compassion and concern is woven into everything you do! God Bless You for all of the work that you are doing to help us! You will never know how much all of the hours you must spend mean to the people that are fortunate enough to receive your valuable information! A couple of months ago I ran across an article on a study using Etripamil nasal calcium channel blocker nose spray for stopping SVT attacks in minutes instead of Adenosine in the ER rooms it is something that you can use at home if it is approved after the study! I have reservations regarding this but it is good to know that try are seeking other options let us know what you may learn regarding this!

    2019/07/15 at 2:32 am
    • From laura on 5 Consistent Things That I do Every Day to Keep My SVT AWAY

      Hi Shar, Thank you for this powerful message! I sooooo appreciate it!!!! sending you so much love + healing ! xoxo

      2019/07/30 at 1:30 pm
  • From Don Miller on 5 Consistent Things That I do Every Day to Keep My SVT AWAY

    Hi Laura, I appreciate your gained knowledge on SVT’s and your willingness to educate us on how to treat! As well as SVT’s I’m battling cancer now so my diet is very strict and lines up very much with your lifestyle changes. One particular cause of my SVT’s is asthma and seems to me to be the primary cause. I use lots of magnesium and it helps. I do take a low dose beta blocker that has made a difference. I do not like taking prescribed drugs but this one works well for me. Thanks again–

    2019/07/10 at 1:42 pm
    • From laura on 5 Consistent Things That I do Every Day to Keep My SVT AWAY

      HI Don! Thank you so much for commenting and sharing that my info has helped you! Im so sorry to hear that you have cancer! Soo many people are impacted by cancer. My father had kidney cancer and my brother had brain cancer. There is so much impacting our propensity to develop it, so many environmental toxins and pollution and pesticides etc. Definitely check out Kris Carr. I love her, she has been living with cancer for over 15 years and is a wealth of knowledge on the subject. I know she follows a vegan diet and is an advocate of no dairy and no sugar. Sugar supposedly “feeds” cancer cells. I believe that our Diet, Thoughts, lifestyle, energy etc are all impacting our health. Since you are already using diet to help yourself and supplements, have you considered making a health vision board? Depending on if you are able you can make one on pinterest or a n actual one that you make and then can hang up and can look at. I hope you can overcome this health challenge and rebuild your health and be better than ever. Wishing you lots of love and healing and feel free to reach out to me anytime! I’ll answer any questions I can! xo Laura

      2019/07/10 at 2:14 pm
  • From Giovanna Guarino on Heal SVT Naturally: What if there were a different path to healing your SVT and improving your whole health?

    Began following the Heal SVT naturally about a month ago. i have had periodic spurts of SVT over the last twenty years.sometimes no SVT for eight years.. last two years it returned due to hormonal imbalances due to menopause.. it was frightening and debilitated me as in confidence to even leave my home at times, not knowing when an episode would arrive. since following the book.. i have cut out Gluten… drink more coconut water… i have stimulated my vagus nerve.. started probiotics.. as well as eating my normal fresh food daily. my SVt’s which resulted in hospital have now become more of pre SVT or so minimise that i only become dizzy. but not going into full SVT.. i feel that i am healing.. slowly, as i still have the menopause to deal with but general. much better and having increased my magnesium intake much less anxiety. I am so thankful and grateful that i read the book. i would like to see it promoted throughout the hospitals and doctors in the UK. SVT can be very debilitating, but its not being looked at properly by the doctors.. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. 🙂 Gianna

    2019/06/04 at 1:33 pm
    • From laura on Heal SVT Naturally: What if there were a different path to healing your SVT and improving your whole health?

      Dear Giovanna, Thank you so much for taking the time to comment. I cannot tell you how much it means to mean to hear that my guides are helping people! I would love to be able to promote these one day to traditional cardiology departments and hospitals as supplemental options to help people with SVT. I understand the challenges of SVT and periomenopause since I too am going through this. I will add a few blog posts soon on the topic. I can tell you that keeping your diet and liver as clean as possible will help since our liver helps to get rid of extra estrogen. We live in an estrogen environment which makes estrogen dominance a major thing that us women have to deal with. Choose organic, hormone free meat, organic dairy to help with this..I am opting to completely reduce and eliminate dairy and meat for a while.I will continue to discuss this hot topic! Thank for following along! Sending you a big hug! xo Laura

      2019/06/05 at 9:43 pm
  • From Linda Richman on New Research that Connects POTS to Gluten Consumption Has Implications for SVT

    Is it possible to order paper copies of your books?

    2019/04/27 at 1:53 am
  • From Lynn on SVT Food Tracking

    I have discovered my magnesium levels are “key” to staying SVT free. After 2 years of twice monthly SVT’s. I did remove my emotional stressors, am careful not have to much gluten in my diet, eat only organic meat and non-GMO foods. Sleep 7-8 hrs a night. But even when I miss on all those counts, I feel like for me, it goes back to the magnesium supplements. For the past 3 years I have had one very short SVT episode every 6-8 months and ultimately connected to stress. Magnesium plays a key role in regulating the body’s stress-response system

    2019/03/23 at 12:48 pm
  • From Pam on SVT and Gluten Free: My newest Heal SVT Naturally Self-Empowerment E-guide

    If this guide is as good as her others , it will be worth every penny !

    2019/02/28 at 4:26 pm
  • From Clara on SVT and Gluten Free: My newest Heal SVT Naturally Self-Empowerment E-guide

    Laura what is the meaning of CD/NCGS

    2019/02/26 at 1:25 am
    • From laura on SVT and Gluten Free: My newest Heal SVT Naturally Self-Empowerment E-guide

      celiac disease/ Non celiac gluten sensitivity

      2019/02/27 at 7:02 pm
  • From Nancy on SVT Food Tracking

    When I had my ablation they
    did not find a pathway but
    I know what not to eat
    🙂

    2019/02/23 at 1:42 pm
    • From theresa kisielewski on SVT Food Tracking

      what is it that you know what not to eat? also did your ablation work?

      2019/03/22 at 2:49 pm
      • From laura on SVT Food Tracking

        Hi Theresa! Thank you for your comment. So, for starters, I have never been on medication or had ablation. All of my work is based on that I chose a different route to deal with my SVT. My story and treatment choices are listed on my about me page and I recently did a video about this on my youtube channel if you want to check it out. My choice to NOT go on medication or have ablation weren’t the right choices for me, but I fully understand that everyone makes the choices that best serve themselves and their needs. Either way, changing diet and using integrative healing methods like stress reduction and lifestyle modifications can help people as a supplemental strategy even in you are on medication or have chosen ablation. Regarding what to eat, and how I know about dietary modifications to recommend…I studied at the Institute for Integrative Nutrition and am an Integrative Nutrition Health Coach. I also have studied food as medicine my whole life and used food as a major tool in ridding myself of my own SVT. I hope this answers your questions;) Wishing you all the best, Laura

        2019/03/22 at 3:12 pm
  • From Danita on Food Sensitivity Testing for SVT

    Where do you have the test done?

    2019/02/13 at 5:00 am
  • From Pam on SVT Prevention Video: What I Buy at Whole Foods for SVT Prevention

    Trying again…great video Laura ! Wish there are a “printable grocery list” to go with it. Very helpful !

    2019/02/08 at 3:50 pm
  • From Jeane on Lab Testing to Help Discover the SVT-GUT Connection

    I recently took the 23 and me testing and found the only genetic marker for any disease they test for that I carry is one for celiac disease. I’ve had SVT for many years and have purchased your guides and found them very helpful. I rarely experience symptoms and I carry medication in my purse if needed but had noticed my episodes were linked to food choices or excessive stress so I was quite intrigued to see that genetic marker on my 23 and me test.

    2019/02/08 at 3:36 pm
  • From Pam on Lab Testing to Help Discover the SVT-GUT Connection

    Very useful information! Could you repost on the Facebook page as I believe most folks check it before visiting one’s website.

    So happy you are doing a gluten – gluten kitchen publication!

    2019/02/08 at 12:15 pm
  • From Pam on Here's What's Happening the Scenes at Heal SVT Naturally

    I would like to see more recipes & brands of items you suggest . So glad you are adding “Ask Laura”segment!

    2019/02/04 at 6:50 pm
  • From Samantha White on Food Sensitivity Testing for SVT

    Good information but I’m pretty tired of being told about all the tests I simply must have to help manage my SVT episodes. If I could afford all the testing, I would certainly do it. There’s never any mention of how expensive all this testing is or any seeming awareness of how a regular person, working paycheck to paycheck is supposed to pay for it all.

    2019/01/31 at 6:40 pm
    • From laura on Food Sensitivity Testing for SVT

      Hi Samantha! Glad you found the information helpful! Thank you for your comment. First let me just say that I hear your frustration. It’s very unfortunate that many of the alternative testing that really can help people to heal at root cause levels such as identifying undiagnosed food sensitivities, genetic testing for gluten intolerance unfortunately are not covered by insurance. Further, most traditional western doctors are not prescribing these types of tests that are actually useful and directive. Im a great example of that. All of the tests I got for years were 100% normal yet I was so sick with SVT and POTS I could barely function. My entire Neal SVT Naturally approach is based on that traditional Western Cardiology did not direct me at all to any of the things that made the real changes in my life, which is why I am providing this information for others in case they are interested. I am not associated with these labs or avenues of testing, just providing the information as what worked for me.

      Additionally, none of the healing practitioners that I worked with like Health Coaches, Energy healers, acupuncturists, etc. accepted insurance because again that’s just how our medical system in the United States works. So yes you do have to pay for most alternative healing protocols out of pocket however, that being said you don’t have to do any of these tests if you don’t want to. And if you dont want to pay for any tests, then you can just make assumptions according to popular allergens, or food tracking, based on your own findsing. You just wont be getting personalized information but nonetheless you can just remove gluten, sugar and dairy to see if that makes the difference for you. So for example if you are strict gluten and sugar free and still having episodes, you would need to take your gut healing protocol to a deeper level, and that would be difficult without personalized testing and direction.

      For me, I was not really initially that committed to my gluten-free diet and I was still having (SVT) and when I did finally decide to bite the bullet and pay for the test and I found out in black-and-white evidence that I was gluten intolerant and it really really really helped me to finally commit to the dietary changes that change my life, and rid me of SVT and many other SVT co-symptoms.

      Good Luck and let me know if you have any other questions. Also stay tuned for the next blog post with more info on the labs, and other info.

      2019/02/04 at 9:34 pm
  • From Pam payne on Food Sensitivity Testing for SVT

    Good information ..I learn more from your blogs/books than from most doctors. You explain things in an easy to understand way.

    2019/01/31 at 12:10 pm
    • From laura on Food Sensitivity Testing for SVT

      That’s wonderful! So glad to hear that I the information and my Heal SVT naturally blog posts are easy to understand!

      2019/01/31 at 3:13 pm
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