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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 Sue Cammilleri on Avoid SVT in the Heat

    Do you have preference for Manuka Honey that you used for the healing oh your fissure?

    2018/09/14 at 4:50 pm
  • From Nur Ayuni on Travel and SVT

    Hi I almost cried reading the tips and all the comments. It’s almost 23 years now for me to live with SVT. Got detected and worsen when I was pregnant. I am planning to travel to Japan and I am down now knowing their health system are a bit tricky. Plus it’s upsetting when SVT is not covered via travel insurance! I have been to several countries and in flight for at most 18hrs and gladly no episodes. But to know I am not alone and we are really the same in handling it really makes me feel glad and thanks to the writer to let us have this platform. Take care and don’t forget your blocker.

    2018/08/13 at 7:24 am
  • From Ravinder Kumar on Magnesium: Essential to SVT Prevention and Good Health

    hi , I have been reading your blog because of my condition related to SVT, I dont want to go for medication for whole life. Is it ok to have only Mg dose of 250 Mg per day as supplement. after taking this dose of 250 Mg , I felt relaxed. Is it Ok to continue it ?

    2018/08/07 at 4:31 pm
  • From michealadoyle on My SVT Success Story

    Is PSVT and SVT the same?

    2018/07/17 at 7:59 pm
  • From Pam on Green Morning Smoothie

    Headed to Trader Joe’s to get these ingredients first thing…sounds delicious.

    Love this picture with quilted fabric, lemon etc..

    2018/07/03 at 10:54 am
  • From Pam on Avoid SVT in the Heat

    Thanks Laura…enjoyed this post. I confess I don’t go to the website as much as I use too but will begin today . You have done such a great job..visually & info . I began reading the guest blogs but couldn’t get to the entire post to continue reading . Is there a way to do this? We learn so much from one another . Your personal experience with svt has given hope to thousands. Thank you!

    2018/07/03 at 10:49 am
  • From Cindy on Magnesium: Essential to SVT Prevention and Good Health

    Hi Laura. I started using a magnesium supplement called “calm” about a year ago. I only take it once or twice a week but feel it really helps. What would be your recommendation for magnesium supplements? I have heard others on your facebook page mention Heart calm and other specific types of magnesium. Could you let me know your thoughts?

    2018/05/30 at 5:27 pm
    • From laura on Magnesium: Essential to SVT Prevention and Good Health

      Hi Cindy. I use this one, Cal Mag Citrate by Thorne.https://www.amazon.com/Thorne-Research-Effervescent-Magnesium-Supplement/dp/B0797FBSKY/ref=sr_1_2_sspa?ie=UTF8&qid=1530563119&sr=8-2-spons&keywords=cal+mag+citrate+thorne&psc=1

      I also mention another one that I use in The SVT Prevention Diet E-guide coming out July 20th 2018. I list all the supplements I take in the guide;)

      2018/07/02 at 8:26 pm
  • From Michael Yavo on Sleep + SVT

    I’ve had SVT at night while asleep now for many years. Ive also had two ablations, both claiming to have solved the problem. None of the doctors i’ve seen, and i’ve been to the best, including the Mayo Clinic, can explain why my SVT only occurs at night while I sleep. Since you specialize on this very narrow subject matter have you heard of people who have SVT and where it only occurs at night while asleep?

    2018/05/30 at 3:25 pm
    • From laura on Sleep + SVT

      Yes, Look up Heart Yin Deficiency and or Heart Blood Deficiency. I suffered with nighttime waking, palpitations and SVT mid-sleep for years prior to changing my diet and lifestyle. Its extremely common, and one of the main co-symptoms of SVT that many people deal with. Diet is crucial to examine.

      2018/07/02 at 8:28 pm
  • From Kathryn on Lower Your Pesticide Intake and Prevent SVT Using the Clean Fifteen

    What about nuts? Should I be concerned about pesticide residue on nuts such as almonds?

    2018/05/26 at 11:54 am
    • From laura on Lower Your Pesticide Intake and Prevent SVT Using the Clean Fifteen

      YES! organic everything!! especially almonds and almond butter. Pesticides are totally toxic and wreaking havoc in your gut.

      2018/07/02 at 8:29 pm
  • From Linda on Magnesium: Essential to SVT Prevention and Good Health

    I’ve been supplementing with a calcium magnesium pill…400 mg of mag. For six weeks and the flips my heart would do several times a day are completely gon

    2018/05/25 at 6:35 pm
  • From Jolin Shead on Magnesium: Essential to SVT Prevention and Good Health

    Hi Laura,
    I was just wondering if you could recommend that best Magnesium to take for SVT and heart palpitations.

    Many thanks
    Jo

    2018/05/25 at 3:05 am
    • From laura on Magnesium: Essential to SVT Prevention and Good Health

      I personally take this one:https://www.amazon.com/Thorne-Research-Effervescent-Magnesium-Supplement/dp/B0797FBSKY/ref=sr_1_2_sspa?ie=UTF8&qid=1530563119&sr=8-2-spons&keywords=cal+mag+citrate+thorne&psc=1

      and I also take a few others depending on my needs. You can read about all the supplements I personally take in my e-guide coming out July 20th, The SVT Prevention Diet e-guide. I will try to do a blog post on it soon…Just need to finish the guide in the next few weeks before I can do anything else;)

      2018/07/02 at 8:30 pm
  • From Elizabeth on My SVT Success Story

    It feels like Im reading my own bio. Im convinced my overall anxiety, diet and stress levels contribute to my recently diagnosed SVT. I only have had one bad episode that landed me in the hospital but resolved on its own. First cardiologist said beta blocker and ablation. Second one said beta blocker and exercise…that was getting a little closer. Only I really am against taking ANY medication because of all the side effects. I dealt with my anxiety attacks in my twenties by going to therapy, and hadn’t had one in years until I watched my father die from lung cancer last year. Looking forward to learning more and the healing along the journey.

    2018/05/04 at 10:55 pm
    • From laura on My SVT Success Story

      Dear Elizabeth, Im so sorry about your father. Many times SVT comes up after a stressful emotional times in people’s lives. I never had ablation or went on any type of medication. There is so much you can do with diet and to reduce your body burden and heart energy issues to reduce your risk of episodes. Are you gluten free yet? Have you read my first e-guide? Our stories sound very similar especially regarding our experience with anxiety and doctors! When a parent passes away, and even before, there are many childhood issues that come up for healing, grieving, and release. Im sure this is a very taxing time for you and SVT thrives on depletion. Lots to share and I hope to learn more about you! All the best,

      2018/05/05 at 3:13 am
  • From Katie Mcguinness on My SVT Success Story

    Hi wish I had found this site before I had the dreaded ablation but hey ho! Whilst the SVT episodes have ceased the trauma/fear continue “have I caused other issues” diet/lifestyle/hormones I know are massive triggers just want to move forward now!

    2018/05/03 at 8:33 am
    • From laura on My SVT Success Story

      Hi Katie, Do not worry or beat yourself up about your decision. You can just do your best to take great care of yourself, and still work on all the things that are root causes even though you had ablation. You can probably think back to when you had episodes and try to relate them to diet, or stress, or dehydration etc, so you can still use some of that evidence to make changes to help yourself. You can also do a stool sample or other labs to find out about what your foods sensitivities are. Hopefully you are feeling better, which will motivate you to take the best care of yourself possible and elevate your diet, stress management and self-care. Wishing you all the best, Laura

      2018/05/05 at 3:17 am
      • From Katie Mcguinness on My SVT Success Story

        Hi Thank you so much for your reply! I really didn’t expect it, I wish I had found your blog b4 I had my ablation it really would have deterred me!
        Never mind can’t change the past but I am embracing such changes that are really helping ditching the glueten & sugar, much more plant based organic diet proper rest & listening to my body in general really does help! Menopause is the next obstacle & I have always wondered if hormones play a bigger role than any “specialist” care to mention! 1yr on and no episodes just need the “fear” of one to disappear but I’m working on that! Every day is a new day, small steps & all that! Keep up this amazing site thank you!

        2018/05/22 at 1:20 pm
        • From laura on My SVT Success Story

          Hi Katie! Sounds like you are really embracing your diet and lifestyle!! Good for you. Don’t worry that you had the ablation. As long as you address the deeper issues like your gut integrity and avoiding food sensitivities you are not doing further harm and ARE Addressing some of your root causes. Im not totally against any kind of modern medicine, I just know that when it comes to SVT, the medication and treatments have no consideration for Diet and lifestyle which really play a huge role. I just want to steer people in that direction in addition to traditional options. And, in many many cases, like my own, these changes are enough to completely prevent SVT. Its just insane how sick I was and how much diet and lifestyle, and listening to my heart changed my health and life and…the elimination of my SVT. BUT, its always a work in progress, and I live a lifestyle of constant prevention. Since SVT is my Achilles heel I will always have to live to prevent it, but it keeps me on track, and I respect my body and my limits because of it! Keep in touch! And let me know if you want to write a blog post about your approach. I think it would very interesting for people to hear your story…How you chose ablation and are doing all the diet and lifestyle as well. Many people would love to hear about that route!

          2018/07/02 at 8:35 pm
  • From Chelzy on Please take this Survey for new SVT device called Valgo!

    I am very interested in getting this device as I am also suffering from SVT. It can come at any time sometimes 4 months apart other times twice a week …I wish to be posted on this new invention and if possible would like to be able to purchase this new device. Thank you very much ! Michele.

    2018/05/02 at 7:27 am
  • From Bridget Knecht on Travel Essentials to Avoid SVT

    Hi Laura,
    I have a question about the cal-mag citrate. Does this help calm the heart? I have PVC’s which I believe is vagus nerve related..and I just recently switched to GF/clean eating. Was wondering if that would help PVC’s also. Thank you.

    2018/04/15 at 3:23 pm
    • From laura on Travel Essentials to Avoid SVT

      Magnesium is calming, and can help move the bowels, and is an essential mineral that you need for healthy heart rhythm function. Its also something that many people are deficient in, so I do like to supplement with it. I find the cal mag citrate to be very relaxing and helpful! Its not that expensive if you want to try it. I use Thorne brand.

      2018/05/05 at 3:19 am
  • From Fana on Clear Clutter and Sleep Better!

    Hey Laura – great read! I did an initial cleansing and de-cluttering of my home a few years ago and it was so freeing! I continue to live with the “mantra” of “less is more”. That alone allows sleep to come more naturally especially when your bedroom is truly de-cluttered and a tip I found so helpful is to rid your bedrooms of as much electronic equipment as possible – especially the TV. Once I did this my sleep was so much better – no more TV in the background – now it’s just the glow of my beautiful salt lamp that helps me to fall and stay asleep each night – and sometimes some nice soft music for 10-15 minutes before I dose off into slumberland! And you are so right about the physical body needing to feel tired and in need of replenishment though sleep! Anyway – thanks for sharing!

    2018/03/30 at 6:44 am
    • From laura on Clear Clutter and Sleep Better!

      Hi Fana! Love that you took the step to remove electronics and added a salt lamp. I have one in my bedroom too! Clearing out is my underlying personal theme and has been for a while…My motto is, instead of wanting and wishing for a “bigger house”. I want to rid myself of all the extra stuff that just doesn’t fit into my small ranch! I just last night purged my file cabinets and am shocked by how much I actually got rid of and don’t need. Moving all those papers around and out of my office made me loose 10 pounds;) xo

      2018/03/30 at 12:45 pm
  • From Barbara Stagg on Clear Clutter and Sleep Better!

    Just a note to thank you for your efforts! I was elated to find you as was feeding pretty low and alone trying to deal with my Paroxysmal SVT and Atrial Fibrillation. I don’t have trust in the allopathic model and have been trying to deal/heal by myself. Once I refused the beta blockers and ablation my doc said good by…..

    2018/03/29 at 1:33 pm
    • From laura on Clear Clutter and Sleep Better!

      Hi Barbara, I used to feel that way, so alone and defeated and victimized by SVT. Have you read my first e-guide? It has nice information about shifting your mindset around SVT. I think you would really like it! Its on my e-guide page called The Heal SVT Naturally Approach. A New Way to Empower Yourself Through your Journey of Healing. Start looking at diet, and removing the top allergens like gluten and sugar…There is so much that you can do naturally to help yourself feel soo much better, I promise! I never suffer, my health is so different then my days of being miserable and scared of SVT. It does not effect me at all anymore. This is a massive turn around since I used to not leave my house out of fear of an SVT! You can do this! xox

      2018/03/30 at 12:49 pm
  • From Morgan Ho on Sleep + SVT

    I just discovered your website! SVT has plagued me for years in very small brief bouts. In the last 2 years it has gotten more bothersome. In fact, I get nightly episodes of SVT. Some of them I am conscious of, and some of them not (I know they are nightly because of my holter monitor results). I have observed that not getting enough sleep and jet lag while traveling is definitely a trigger for a strong enough SVT episode that will wake me up at night. I have not tried not sleeping flat. I am definitely going to give this a try and see if it helps! Thank you for your blog and your tips. They are very helpful!

    2018/03/14 at 6:39 pm
  • From Vicky on The Heal SVT Naturally Approach E-guide is Here!

    Hi Laura-
    I purchased your e-book “Heal SVT Naturally” on Feb. 2, 2018 and have still not received it. My order number is: 14167. Is it out now and I just didn’t open it correctly? If so, could it be resent?
    thank you,
    Vicky C.

    2018/02/12 at 12:40 am
    • From laura on The Heal SVT Naturally Approach E-guide is Here!

      Hi Vicky, I sent it manually for you via your email. The guide has a link to download as soon as you pay. You should be redirected to the page with the link. Please let me know if you still did not receive the one I emailed you. Thank you!!! Sorry for the trouble!

      2018/02/27 at 2:21 pm
  • From Leah on Bowel Movements and SVT

    Thank-you so much for posting this [6 years ago]! I’ve had SVT since 2010 and have all but narrowed it down to GI triggers (including constipation and consumption of Gluten, alcohol, popcorn, etc). Mostly notice the PVC’s leading up to SVT when I haven’t had a good bowel movement in several days. Most of my SVT episodes occur at night. Heart rate gets fast for 15-60 seconds, I get, light-headed, shaky, sweaty, breathless & nauseous and often have a pre-syncope/syncope episode (the scariest part), and then it’s usually over. Thankfully, I’ve only had SVT a few times each year, and it hasn’t increased in frequency (if anything, its decreased).

    2018/02/11 at 9:23 am
  • From Tiffany Patterson on TOP TEN TIPS To HEAL SVT Naturally

    My first SVT episode happened at the age of 15. I wasn’t diagnosed until I turned 30. I am now 41 and feel so anxiety stricken by the daily sensations of cardiac mis-fires along with the panic stricken episodes of SVT. I’m not sure whether I feel like it’s safe to start taking beta blockers(there are always side effects to medications) and I’m truly, gut wrenching ,deathly scared of undergoing catheter ablation. I feel like there is no hope….my daily life and daily activities seem impossible

    2018/01/28 at 7:10 pm
  • From Crystal Farlow on SVT Private Facebook Group

    My 16 year old daughter was diagnosed with SVT this year. They were unable to ablate and now want to try medication. We are finding some of her triggers and we would like to help her naturally, without a trial and error of scary medications. She is struggling to stay awake in school, to get up and even go. We have had meetings with the school and her doctor who feels she should be in school and are hoping the medications will help her. She is in her senior year. I’m afraid she isn’t going to graduate. I don’t want to put her on medication, but I also cannot watch her miss so much school. It is a daily struggle at this point.
    I have found the information you have provided to be a great source of information and guidance. I am hoping she will read the content and connect some dots for herself to make the changes she needs to get through this. Thank you.

    2017/11/28 at 4:10 pm
    • From laura on SVT Private Facebook Group

      Dear Crystal, Thank you for your comment. The absolute first thing I would do is get her off white sugar and gluten. I SWEAR that this is a life changing step. The more resistant if at all she is to this, the more she needs to do it. I can speak at length on this subject as to how and why this is the case and am working diligently on my second e-guide called The SVT Prevention Diet which will explain this is much greater detail. Please try to help her change her diet. Increase protein, almond butter, coconut oil, healthy fats etc. Natural sugars are OK like honey. She needs nutrition dense foods, and to get her gut in better condition so she is absorbing all her essential vitamins and micro nutrients. How is her diet? Does she take any supplements? Does she take probiotics? All the best,

      2017/12/05 at 1:49 am
  • From Tricia on Travel Essentials to Avoid SVT

    Thank you for sharing this!! I am terrified to travel and this helps me know how to be prepared if I have to travel. I’m not sure I’ll ever be able to fly again but I’m so encouraged by your story!

    2017/11/24 at 9:26 pm
    • From laura on Travel Essentials to Avoid SVT

      Hi Tricia! Think positive! You can do it if you really want to…Just keep working on getting as healthy as you can every day around your own home and create a vision for yourself traveling one day to a relaxing beautiful destination that will fulfill you and restore you. I honestly can look back and remember not even being able to leave my house and being so sick from anxiety and fear. Those days are behind me! And can be for you too!

      2017/12/05 at 1:52 am
  • From Jill Shelley on Travel Essentials to Avoid SVT

    Thank you so much for sharing all this! I knew about several already, but I also learned some things. You also brought up the vagus nerve….one day I saw on some TV program that drinking some vinegar in water will get rid of hiccups because it “interrupts the vagus nerve.” I knew SVT can be related to the vagus nerve, so I thought I would try this same remedy next time my SVT strikes. That was a year or so ago, and I have to say I have had 100% success rate with the vinegar in water. As soon as I my heart takes off I drink down several swallows of the vinegar water (about 1 T in cup of cold water) and about 1 minute later my heart converts to normal! The first several times this happened I thought it was a coincidence but now I am convinced it works. Before knowing about this remedy I’d have SVT for hours at a time. I now keep a glass of this ready to drink in the fridge and by my bed at night. I also slip a glass of it in my purse and take it where ever I go. I can’t tell you how much this has quieted my worries. However, I’ve recently had 2 attacks of A-fib (my Dr says SVT sometimes progresses into that) and the vinegar water does not work with the A-fib, unfortunately. Just thought I’d pass the vinegar trick on to you. I know you have your SVT under good control but you know others who are still struggling. I love your blog and I have learned much from you. Thank you!

    2017/11/23 at 3:18 am
    • From laura on Travel Essentials to Avoid SVT

      Hi Jill, Thank you so much for your comment and for this awesome tip! Have you tried the cal mag citrate by Thorne? I love that product. I take it daily. Also what about going gluten free? Have you tried that yet? Let me know! Would love to hear more! xo

      2017/12/05 at 1:56 am
  • From Jim Lawrence on Sleep + SVT

    Hi Laura

    Just had my first svt yesterday. I waited about an hour then went to ER. My heart rate was 180-190. I did the terrible medicine that slowed down my heart. I had to do it twice. I came across a couple of your articles. Thanks for the information.

    2017/10/31 at 1:04 am
    • From laura on Sleep + SVT

      Hi Jim, They probably gave you adenosine. Did you get the Top Ten Tips yet? Definitely sign up for the newsletter and start tracking your diet to see if you can start to see connections…

      2017/11/20 at 1:02 am
  • From Nunzio Scordo on Sleep + SVT

    Hi Laura, I came across this site today after 9 years of insanity and after reading your story, I am floored. You explained my life. I would love to connect with you and see if we can work together. I

    2017/10/26 at 10:10 pm
    • From laura on Sleep + SVT

      Hi Nunzio, I reached out to you on email! Please let me know if you would like to set up a call!

      2017/11/20 at 1:05 am
  • From Danita on Blueberry Chia Yogurt with Fresh Mint!

    What can you substitute for the chia seeds? Diverticulitis?

    2017/10/07 at 1:18 am
  • From Lynn on Mindful Eating + SVT

    I learned an eating /drinking tip from an Ayurvedic practitioner. To aid digestion, do not drink iced or even cold beverages especially with your meals. It constricts the lining of the stomach and slows down absorption of the food and the excretion of digestive fluids. Drink your beverages in between meals…. Ayurveda medicine, is a system of medicine with historical roots in the Indian, it is the traditional system of “medicine” in India and seeks to treat and integrate body, mind, and spirit using a comprehensive holistic approach especially by emphasizing diet, herbs, exercise, meditation, breathing, and physical therapy. Ayurveda is the sister of Yoga. It has been very helpful for me & my SVT.

    2017/08/23 at 11:20 am
    • From laura on Mindful Eating + SVT

      This is wonderful Lynn! I love learning about Ayurveda. Would love to hear more about your experience with it if you ever want to share your story via a blog post article please let me know! Thank you!

      2017/11/20 at 1:07 am
  • From Lynn on Good Health Starts in the Gut

    Not all probiotic are created equal. If one strain doesn’t work for you, don’t give up, try another. It might take a while until you find the right one. We all have different combinations of good bacteria in our guts along with different combinations of what we are lacking.What is good for the goose is not always good for the gander in this case.

    2017/08/12 at 2:04 am
    • From laura on Good Health Starts in the Gut

      Yes, excellent info! Thank you!

      2017/11/20 at 1:07 am
  • From Severina Elizalde on Q + A Series Can SVT be caused by certain things we eat and POTS?

    My doctor advised me to undergo ablation but until now still undecided its because I’m get afraid of the complication. Lately, undergo of ct scan its because I am suffering of hyperacidity the result was i have an adverticula . My biggest problem right now is my SVT, do i have to continue my ablation? Could you help me what to do i don’t want an ablation I’m scared.

    2017/08/09 at 12:23 pm
    • From laura on Q + A Series Can SVT be caused by certain things we eat and POTS?

      Hello! Thank you for your email. I cannot advise you on ablation or medication as those are your decisions to make. I can offer you my views as an Integrative Nutrition Health Coach and fellow SVT sufferer and say that for me, there were many many things that I did that helped me to drastically reduce my SVT. Your diet and so many factors have a lot to do with your SVT and overall health. Please refer to my new e-guide, The Indispensable Guide to Navigating SVT: What you need to know to start your journey of healing. It is a great place to give you lots of information and help with the differences between traditional cardiology and the Heal SVT Naturally Approach . Thank you! All the best, Here is the link for the guide: https://healsvtnaturally.com/product/the-indispensable-guide-to-navigating-svt/

      2017/08/09 at 6:26 pm
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