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  • From Stacey on SVT Prevention Diet

    This is a great blog! I just had my first SVT episode 3 days ago. My heart rate was 180 bpm for about an hour until I reached the ER. They treated me with Adenosine and sent me home. I see a cardiologist next week and will ask him about food sensitivity testing! Thanks!!

    2012/06/01 at 8:14 pm
    • From mary on SVT Prevention Diet

      I’m 44 years old and have been experiencing SVT’s for over 30 years now, I usually experience them when I have eaten too much sugar, and very stressed, or if my menstrual cycle is about to begin. A few months ago I had to go to the ER because my heart rate was over 236 beats a minute (super scary) and I was given the adenosine for the first time (horrible feeling) I have started back on my magnesium/calcium tablets daily and haven’t had an episode since. I make sure I eat potassium rich foods because potassium is a water soluble mineral that your body flushes out. I had a halter monitor test last week and am still waiting on the results. I have given up chocolate, caffeine, tea, and stay away from medications that can cause episodes. I also do pro-biotics daily, and truly feel there is a big connection between systemic yeast in my body that aggravates my symptoms. I’d advise anyone who suffers from SVT’s to also check into yeast die off (candida albican die off) when yaest dies off within our bodies it ferments into alcohol, causes dehydration etc. I wish everyone who deals with SVT’s also finds a better way of life & feels better soon.. Sincerely, Mary S.

      2013/04/23 at 1:17 am
      • From mary on SVT Prevention Diet

        * yeast* sorry for typos 🙂 have a blessed day <3

        2013/04/23 at 1:19 am
        • From nourishmyspirit on SVT Prevention Diet

          Mary, Thank you for your insightful comments. I wish you continued healing. You are making great observations and connections and really listening to your body and that is how you heal SVt naturally…If we keep at it, and keep connecting the dots, we will build a database of natural knowledge that will help others piece thier own puzzle together…Yeast, probiotics, candida, sugar, stress, cortisol, hormones, our diet…all all pieces of the puzzle. Health is in our hands!

          2013/04/23 at 1:44 am
  • From JeNae on SVT is Related to Undiagnosed Food Sensitivites

    How is it going with your diet and elimination of food allergies? My daughter, 14, had an ablation last year and now her SVT came back. I took her into my holistic Dr and she came up with food allergies: dairy, nuts, soy, gluten, wheat.
    We changed he diet last week and by this week we took her on a run 2 times yesterday to see if we could trigger her SVT and she had NO attack! Hmmm…we happen to get these results just before seeing the surgeon tomorrow! I can’t wait to see what her EKG or anything else shows. you are tho only link I’ve come across that has related the same connection with food allergies and SVT. Let me know your experience! thx

    2012/05/17 at 11:23 am
  • From OVDI on Supplements for SVT

    Very intriguing points you’ve got remarked, regards for setting up. Above all be accurate to on your own, and if you cann’t put your heart inside, take yourself out of it. by Hardy D. Jackson.

    2012/05/16 at 10:09 pm
  • From farmcharm on Adrenal Fatigue

    Hello, Thank you so much for your comment! First off, Yes I am actively working on this blog. I have another blog called www.NourishMySpirit.wordpress where there is a lot of food related information including FOOD allergy information which I believe is the CAUSE of SVT. 7 weeks ago I had another SVT and the following day I decided to drastically change my diet. I cut out Gluten, Meat and dairy. I finally decided to get tested for some of the main food allergies and JUST got my results! I am allergic to Gluten cows milk, soy, chicken eggs, beef, pork, walnuts and more. The NIGHT before my SVT I consumed meat, dairy and gluten. I do not believe it is a coincidence that I had an episode the folllowing day. I will post some helpful tips and things you can immediately do to try to stop an SVT without a hospital, but most importantly, I would start to get tested for food sensitivities. A great place to start is to look at www.enterolab.com. They are the leading lab for stool and DNA testing. Regarding your blood type, my son is type O and YES I believe that following a blood type diet is very helpful. I am type B and also try to follow that plan. The first thing I would do if I were you is to immediately cut out all White sugar, Wheat, Gluten, Flour, and try to start keeping a record of how you feel each day and what you ate. This will give you tremendous clues. I will post some new information today. Thank you! and Best of luck!

    2012/04/09 at 1:21 pm
  • From Naeem Akhtar on My Story

    Is this blog still active?

    2012/04/09 at 12:59 pm
    • From Daniela on My Story

      Is this blog still active now ?

      2015/08/20 at 7:02 pm
    • From Stephanie on My Story

      OMG I am 42 and I feel like you have re read my life with SVT . This is incredible. My first SVT was when I was about 12, lasted hours, my mum put me to bed to rest. I then had another when I was pregnant with my first and only child when I was 34. Once again no hospital It stopped after 45 mins. Then a huge break and back again 2 years ago and been haunting me ever since. I have connected it with my cycle too, and I have also suspected carbohydrates and gluten… I’m amazed you have written this also. I have had a major tragedy in my life in January and I too have the heart beat and impending sense of doom before an attack and then it never happens. It’s like my heart stops , it’s dreadful. I only had a bout of SVT 2 nights ago and the next day got my period.
      Thank you for this blog and am going to read every single word and follow your advice.

      2013/10/28 at 3:23 am
      • From Whitman on My Story

        This is so me!

        2015/07/20 at 11:04 pm
      • From 1nurseamber on My Story

        Have you tried the Valsalva Maneuver (bearing down as long as you can in a way you do with childbirth)? I am 32, also have SVT and despite many efforts to make my lifestyle as healthy as possible, I still have episodes. This has been the only thing I’ve found to work when I’m on my own. Sometimes it takes several tries, but it’s so effective for me. I am a nurse and still don’t have thorough knowledge of my own heart condition. Everyone is different. I know personally how terrifying it is to feel like your heart is going to beat until it explodes. I definitely have less occurrences when I take good care of myself and eat right. Intense exercise has actually thrown me into SVT before though. I’ve been as high as 360 bpm on an EKG machine. I hope you’re feeling well and I would love to see more posts!!

        2014/10/03 at 6:46 pm
        • From Laura Madrigano on My Story

          Hi Thanks for you post! You say despite many efforts to make lifestyle changes, you still have episodes…then you say you definitely have less occurrences when you take good care and eat right. I would love to help you with you both those comments! What kind of lifestyle changes have you tried that you have not made any impact vs. the ones that do? That info would be a huge clue on how to help you further! Also, are you gluten-free? Thank you, All the best!!

          2014/10/04 at 9:02 am
    • From farmcharm on My Story

      Yes!

      2012/04/09 at 2:20 pm
  • From Naeem Akhtar on About

    How can I be a part of this blog?

    2012/04/09 at 12:52 pm
    • From Tamika on About

      Hi there. I haven ‘undiagnosed’ SVT. It hasn’t been captured yet. I find my SVT is most prominent when I take Magnesium, Complex B Vitamins, Phosphate and large amounts of Calcium supplements. Sugar and caffeine for me are HUGE no no’s. Also from over exercising (cardio) and if I jump into the pool too quickly (must be water pressure). I also have found that disappointment and upset can bring it on too… Weird. I find that sitting on the ground quickly from standing usually corrects it, or putting my head under a cold shower.
      Recently I got diagnosed with a spleenic artery anuerism, which has since been removed as well as my gall bladder nine months later, and now pancreatitis due to surgery complications. Since the aneurism removal, episodes have been less frequent. I can’t eat burgers from the biggest burger takeaway outlet in the world (you know who I’m talking about). At first it was just the beef patties that made my heart skip beats and go out of whack, then the bread, then the chicken patties now the fish. I ate a burger from there recently and it took me four days to get over what felt like the adrenaline of going on a roller coaster. I also felt ‘hung over’. I believe that eating for your blood type and eating clean are definitely the ways to go, pretty much everything on your list. I’ve been monitoring this condition for 8 years now, but believe I had it through high school too, so for about 17 years. I have days where I feel like I’m going to pass out which I’m not sure is heart related, usually this bring on anxiety, and I have quite low blood pressure. Sucks a lot as I find it limits how far I want to go/holiday away from home/hospitals and has become a bit of a head wrecker. Anyway, I hope my story helps with what other people eliminate out of their diets.
      Tamika.

      2014/10/28 at 3:41 am
      • From Tamika on About

        Oops not phosphate, rather potassium. Also, I’ve noticed that you mention to take Magnesium a lot. Why does it do the opposite to my heart??

        2014/10/28 at 3:48 am
    • From farmcharm on About

      Just click on the “follow this blog link” at the side of the page. And add this blog to your “favorites” so you can check it whenever you feel like it!

      2012/06/02 at 12:28 pm
      • From mary on About

        How do I become part
        of this..was just diagnosed with avnrt n suggested an ablation..im 40 yrs old n don’t want surgery please help..do u have doctors names n numbers in nyc?

        2015/03/27 at 1:06 am
  • From Naeem Akhtar on The COURSE

    How can I be a part of this blog?

    2012/04/09 at 12:52 pm
    • From Tamika on The COURSE

      Hi there. I haven ‘undiagnosed’ SVT. It hasn’t been captured yet. I find my SVT is most prominent when I take Magnesium, Complex B Vitamins, Phosphate and large amounts of Calcium supplements. Sugar and caffeine for me are HUGE no no’s. Also from over exercising (cardio) and if I jump into the pool too quickly (must be water pressure). I also have found that disappointment and upset can bring it on too… Weird. I find that sitting on the ground quickly from standing usually corrects it, or putting my head under a cold shower.
      Recently I got diagnosed with a spleenic artery anuerism, which has since been removed as well as my gall bladder nine months later, and now pancreatitis due to surgery complications. Since the aneurism removal, episodes have been less frequent. I can’t eat burgers from the biggest burger takeaway outlet in the world (you know who I’m talking about). At first it was just the beef patties that made my heart skip beats and go out of whack, then the bread, then the chicken patties now the fish. I ate a burger from there recently and it took me four days to get over what felt like the adrenaline of going on a roller coaster. I also felt ‘hung over’. I believe that eating for your blood type and eating clean are definitely the ways to go, pretty much everything on your list. I’ve been monitoring this condition for 8 years now, but believe I had it through high school too, so for about 17 years. I have days where I feel like I’m going to pass out which I’m not sure is heart related, usually this bring on anxiety, and I have quite low blood pressure. Sucks a lot as I find it limits how far I want to go/holiday away from home/hospitals and has become a bit of a head wrecker. Anyway, I hope my story helps with what other people eliminate out of their diets.
      Tamika.

      2014/10/28 at 3:41 am
      • From Tamika on The COURSE

        Oops not phosphate, rather potassium. Also, I’ve noticed that you mention to take Magnesium a lot. Why does it do the opposite to my heart??

        2014/10/28 at 3:48 am
    • From farmcharm on The COURSE

      Just click on the “follow this blog link” at the side of the page. And add this blog to your “favorites” so you can check it whenever you feel like it!

      2012/06/02 at 12:28 pm
      • From mary on The COURSE

        How do I become part
        of this..was just diagnosed with avnrt n suggested an ablation..im 40 yrs old n don’t want surgery please help..do u have doctors names n numbers in nyc?

        2015/03/27 at 1:06 am
  • From Naeem Akhtar on Adrenal Fatigue

    I am 56 years old male having SVT episodes for more than 20 years. It happens once or twice a year. In the beginning my SVT used to subside it self. In the last three SVT episodes it would not subside by itself and I had to go to hospital to get it treated. I am convinced that one can take care of SVT attacks as suggested on this website.

    From today onwards I will follow the guidelines on this website to over come my SVT and keep the outcome posted here.

    One question: My blood type is O positive. If I follow the Blood Type Diet, will it be of any help?

    2012/04/09 at 12:48 pm
    • From farmcharm on Adrenal Fatigue

      Yes…Im a fan of the eat for your bloodype diet…I am type B and my son is type O so I KNOW that it reccommends being Gluten Free for both those types. Just get a copy of the Pocket size version for your type and carry it with you…that way when you are buying beans or fish etc…you can look up in your book the ones to avoid or buy. Always try to eat the things listed in the “highly beneficial: section.

      I eat to avoid my allergins, meat, dairy, gluten, etc. and for my blood type B. Good luck, Let me know how its going!

      2012/06/02 at 12:31 pm