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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 Amanda Barbre on Join our Heal SVT Naturally Newsletter

    I’m diagnosed with ectopic atrial tachycardia (SVT)

    2022/07/14 at 2:34 am
    • From laura on Join our Heal SVT Naturally Newsletter

      Ok Start with my FREE eguide called the Top Ten Tips to Heal SVT Naturally!

      2022/08/02 at 11:54 am
  • From Pam on Create a NEW Health Vision for Yourself Today

    Laura,
    You just get better & better…..
    Sharing information
    Encouraging us
    Giving us hope
    Offering suggestions

    Thank you!

    2022/06/28 at 1:33 pm
  • From Bhavna Karia on What is the Connection Between Adrenal Fatigue and SVT?

    Hi, I missed the session but really found this article so inspiring.

    I wondered if you may repeat the Zoom session another time.

    Thank you for the inspiration.

    Warmly

    Bhavna

    2022/03/29 at 11:40 am
    • From laura on What is the Connection Between Adrenal Fatigue and SVT?

      If you would like to email me I will send you the link to purchase the zoom recording! thank you! SVTcoach@gmail.com

      2022/05/16 at 5:58 pm
  • From Valerie Geddes Kernohan on SVT Class-Energetic Contributors to SVT

    Thanks Laura for your help with SVT and so glad you have recovered from Covid and sorry about the recent loss of your friend. I have found that spicy foods such as hot sauce and chili peppers are a trigger for me. The magnesium that you have suggested has really helped and I try to drink two cups of coconut water a day for potassium. I also take ubiquinol and EPA DHA from algae source and ground flax seed. I am vegan. My SVT is called multi focal atrial tachycardia which is quite unusual but it is sometimes seen in older patients. I am 68. I also have mild mitral regurgitation in addition to this. Cardiologist does not think that there was a connection between the two. My heart beat has gotten as high as 195. I have found one way to convert out of my SVT is to lay flat on my back with my feet straight up in the air for a few minutes. Not sure how I am going to pull this off in the middle of the city ha but I try to not worry about what might never happen. I also have chosen to not take medication at this time. Thanks again for your help and support Laura and I wish you the best.

    2022/03/17 at 9:19 pm
    • From laura on SVT Class-Energetic Contributors to SVT

      Thank you Valerie for your message! The reason why spicy foods might be triggering you is because they are creating more “heat” in your body and SVT is an “excess heat” condition in Chinese medicine so we want to try to help COOL our bodies through cooling foods, and emotions etc. Also, have you tried blowing in to the needleless syringe to convert? That is a very effective method, and you do in in conjunction with raising the legs. Thank you for reading and I wish you continued healing! xo

      2022/03/20 at 1:07 pm
  • From Stacy on Why do I have SVT?

    Thanks so much for this article, Laura. I first experienced “irregularities” when I was a teen in the 1980s. I was diagnosed with “Arrythmia” in my 30s and then finally, I was diagnosed with “SVT” in my late 40s. The doctors had me try four different blood pressure medications, all with bad side effects.

    2022/02/14 at 9:20 am
    • From laura on Why do I have SVT?

      Hi Stacy,

      Try to start with some dietary shifts and lower your animal consumption and replace with legumes, veggies and whole grains. Also drink more water, take magnesium, and layer in tons of self care! Massage, gentle yoga, journaling, emotional release work, and loving self-care! What ares of live do you need support with? Is it diet, or emotional healing or self-care? Thanks for your comment!
      Laura

      2022/03/09 at 2:52 pm
  • From Tee on Sleep + SVT

    What are the best foods to eat and what type of foods should we avoid . Researching this my self I found that Thramine might causes SVT flares as well .
    It’s the substances food in food ?
    Especially vegetables which ones are a go . Thank you

    2022/01/08 at 1:39 pm
    • From laura on Sleep + SVT

      Did you have a chance to read the SVT Prevention Diet e-book yet that I wrote? I’ll link it here:https://healsvtnaturally.com/product/svt-prevention-diet/

      2022/03/09 at 2:49 pm
  • From Cindy on Why do I have SVT?

    I’m facing whatever heart treatment at John’s Hopkins in Baltimore within the near future.I’ve been trying for 3 years to fix this. It is bad Bradycardia SVT A-Fib Syncope Atherosclerosis with a Naturopath 2 1/2 years.I was doing pretty good until COVID vaccine in may.I lost 40 lbs., cut out sugar and caffeine as walking 2 miles a day. Whole Foods Plant based nutrition. Worked with my Vagus nerve. I have always struggled handling stress.I’ve really struggled emotionally.I lost my only Brother 3 1/2 years ago. I had to handle his affairs then 4 months later my only son walked out of our lives because he wanted his inheritance at that time and we did not agree to that. He has no contact we have 2 grandchildren we are not able to see.

    2021/12/17 at 4:18 pm
    • From laura on Why do I have SVT?

      Hi Cindy,

      Im so sorry for the difficulties that you are facing with the loss of your brother and trouble with your son. These are absolutely some of the things that impact our heart and SVT. The best advice I can give on this is to treat yourself with as much self-compassion and gentleness as possible. Keep telling yourself that you set a boundary with your son and that is was really hard to do so, but that is what you felt was the right thing at the time. Always remember that rejection is Gods protection. Think about other times in your life where you did or did not set boundaries and there were harsh consequences. Make sure you hold space for yourself to grieve these looses and challenges are bringing up for you and let your heart express itself and whatever it needs. Only you can be there for yourself. Give yourself lots of love and compassion, and always be there for yourself. Sending you lots of love and support, and keep up the amazing work with your Diet! Let me know how else I can help. Laura

      2022/03/09 at 2:47 pm
  • From Richard Quigley on Why do I have SVT?

    THANK YOU FOR YOUR E/MAIL AND INFORMATION LAURA.

    2021/11/02 at 6:25 am
    • From laura on Why do I have SVT?

      Your welcome!

      2022/03/09 at 2:47 pm
  • From Harley Trumbo on Why do I have SVT?

    Thought I was having a heart attack. A full day in the EMERGENCY room. Ten days of wearing a monitor. Multiple expensive tests. My arrogant cardiologist prescribed ELIQUIS and diagnosed me with A-FIB. He told me to get used to seeing him every three months. He scheduled a surgery to install a pace maker. I refused to take ELIQUIS. I got a second opinion from another cardiologist. He said I had SVT. I tried to determine the trigger as I had enjoyed great health up to this point. I connected the first symtoms to long work days in the hot sun at the farm. Tons of muscle cramps. My niece reminded me that my heart was a muscle and was probably cramping as well. Started eating foods that were high in magnesium and potassium. Drank cranberry juice with coconut water and two drops of iodine daily. Included fasting 2X’s a week. Adding fresh ground ginger to my coffee. I went from not being able to put more than three regular heart beats together to running strings of 500 perfect heartbeats together. I’m 64. My heart rate is 57 bpm. My bp is 110/70. Last checkup said I have zero evidence of SVT. Went from having no energy and forced to sit on the couch for weeks to cutting down hundreds of trees with my chainsaw for weeks on end. Four mile hikes on rugged trails and twenty mile daily bike rides are part of my weekly routine. I want to thank you for encouraging me to take steps to heal myself. Both “cardiologists” offered me no natural healing. Dangerous pills and lifetime doctor visits were the best they could do. They both said I’d have my heart condition for life. So appreciate the encouragement and alternatives you offer.

    2021/10/23 at 4:58 pm
    • From laura on Why do I have SVT?

      Hi Harley!
      I’m so glad to hear that the dietary changes are helping you. I ALWAYS noticed that I had leg craps for 1-2 days prior to an SVT. I realized it was my body’s way to telling me that I was low in magnesium and iron. I take magnesium daily along with many other vitamins. I am glad that you listened to your intuition. Keep taking great care of yourself!
      Laura

      2022/03/09 at 3:25 pm
  • From Rosalie A Soward on Why do I have SVT?

    Your article is so very spot on! My story one, that when I tell people what my hearts been up to, the stare with their mouths open. Electrophysiologist Docs haven’t been able to explain it so I dug in and found so many issues related to hormones that the average Cardio Doc doesn’t want to listen or believe! Thank you for all you do and I’ll continue reading and researching! ( I have SVT, Bradycardia, SSS, POTS etc)

    2021/10/22 at 9:38 pm
    • From laura on Why do I have SVT?

      Hi Rosalie,

      For you, it sounds really important to look at your diet! Are you vegetarian or vegan or do you eat meat and dairy? I think a diet of mostly plants, some fish, is best. I rarely consume any meat at all and have also reduced all my dairy in the last 2 years. I maybe have cheese 1 x per month if that. Your system sounds overwhelmed. Read my SVT Prevention Diet to learn about the possibilities of an overburdened lymphatic system and undiagnosed food sensitivities. You have to reduce your sugar as well. its ALL CONNECTED! Plus take your magnesium and drink tons of water, electrolytes etc.

      2022/03/09 at 3:01 pm
  • From Carly Gustafson on Convert SVT: Please take this Survey for new SVT conversion device called Valgo!

    The link to the survey says it is now closed. I hope this product comes to the market soon 🙂

    2021/07/13 at 9:48 pm
  • 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 Lisa on Magnesium and SVT: Is Magnesium Essential to SVT Prevention and Good Health?

      What brand of Magnesium are you taking?

      2022/01/19 at 9:58 pm
      • From laura on Magnesium and SVT: Is Magnesium Essential to SVT Prevention and Good Health?

        All of the supplements that I personally take are listed on my SHOP page here and I am updating that page today! :https://healsvtnaturally.com/shop-svt/

        2022/03/09 at 2:50 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
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