I’m devoting my post today to address this comment below from a member of the Heal SVT naturally Private FB group. I am doing so because our frustration with Doctors is our fuel to dig deeper to find real answers. In order to get there, we have to first let go of our expectations and second, begin to trust ourselves.

“I left a doctor’s office yesterday in tears any advice would help. I have had one documented SVT (that’s all she called it) and possibly now that I know what are one a few years ago. I had my ER follow up from the doctor and she told me without even asking me any questions or hardly working on my records that this is something i was born with, my low magnesium levels have nothing to do with it (opposite of what i have read), I have to be on medication forever or have surgery. exercise, supplements acupuncture, stress relief etc would never help and then she gave me a rx and said to come back in year!!!?? I WAS LIKE WAHHHHTTT? I left so sad and hopeless and very confused!!”

I know exactly what it feels like to be suffering and to assume that on your next Doctor visit they will carefully listen to all of your symptoms and experiences and tell you what is wrong with you and how to fix it. I spent over 9 years of my life with acute symptoms and long lists of clues but was let down over and over again by leading Cardiologists in New York, as well as highly recommended Electrophysiologists, Internists, and Endocrinologists.

It’s heartbreaking to turn to Dr’s so hopeful, and then be left without the answers we anticipated and leave feeling disempowered. I was that girl 15 years ago, seeking answers, desperate for help, and continually disappointed…but I am not that girl anymore, and you don’t have to be either.

Any Western traditional Doctor that tells you that there is NOTHING that you can do to support your health and prevent episodes should raise an eyebrow. First off, what planet are they living on, that they are not yet connecting food, the gut, the immune system and seeing the body as a whole.  Is this viewpoint really still considered “holistic or alternative” or are we just finally demanding that traditional medicine catch up with the strides being made in other fields.

The real tragedy is not that these Doctors say those things…but that WE BELIEVE THEM. What I ask you to do is not to LISTEN to me, but to LISTEN TO YOURSELF. Listen to your own intuition and inner knowing and begin there when you are left confused, scared, and disempowered.  Trust yourself over ANYONE else. You know what is best for you.

Here are all of the things that I think contribute to accelerated heart episodes, that most cardiologists will disagree with. ALL of them were within our control and don’t require medication or surgery.

  1. Feeling depleted. Pushing yourself too hard for too long.
  2. Eating large portions of food or foods that we are sensitive to, specifically carbs, gluten, sugar, meat, animal fat and dairy.
  3. Eating too many dead foods. Food from a box, frozen, not fresh.
  4. Not drinking enough water.
  5. Stress, stress that doesn’t let up, unresolved problems, no relief
  6. Anger, old anger, anger that we need to let go of.
  7. Unexpressed emotions.
  8. Lack of self-care routines, general self-neglect, low self-love, neglect in general
  9. Lack of feeling emotionally, spiritually fulfilled and nourished
  10. Not knowing how to meet your own needs, wanting other people to meet your needs.
  11. Nutritional deficiencies, this can be due to undiagnosed food intolerances. Ie: GLUTEN intolerance
  12. Imbalanced minerals.
  13. Too much salt, not enough salt, not the right salt.
  14. Not honoring our energy, energetic field, sensitivity to energy. Not knowing how to clean, and protect our energy field.
  15. Fears, inability to let go, CONTROL issues.
  16. And more….

This list can go on but I am trying to demonstrate some of the accelerated heart episode contributors that ARE within our control. Medication or Ablation cannot solve any of the above, and if you do choose that route, I assure you that any imbalances that are created by any of the above, will find a new outlet for your attention, even after an “extra pathway” is abalted.

I believe that our health issues can be a blessing in disguise. They are here to help us, if we are WILLING, to look deep enough. ILL NESS and DIS EASE can be the result of a complicated combination of emotions, feelings, and physical contributors that all play a role is sickness. Your heart accelerating isn’t here to burden you and make you miserable. It’s here because it is your bodies way of communicating with you. It needs your attention, and to what exactly only you can know. I love to ask people, “What is your accelerated Heart trying to say?” If it had a voice, what does it want you to know?

I honor and respect traditional Western medicine, and certainly appreciate the bulk of it. It saves lives. It helps with emergencies, It helps women with breech babies live through childbirth, it kills infections, and endless other benefits. But like with anything, it also has some flaws. Thankfully, many many people are interested today in looking at the body and all its systems as a WHOLE. This approach, that makes so much more sense to me, is something that my own intuition tells me is the path for me. It’s not right or wrong. It’s what right for me, and maybe is for you too.

The truth is that there are many different things that work and can help you to heal. I have done so many things that have all contributed to my healing. Some of them are:

  1. Acupuncture, Chinese herbs
  2. Changed my diet
  3. Became Gluten Free
  4. Eat way more greens, vegetables, and naturally gluten dree grains
  5. Smaller meals
  6. More exercise
  7. Lots of letting go and healing from the past, journaling
  8. Energy Healing
  9. Massage
  10. Stretching, yoga, walking, swimming, resting
  11. GIVING, giving back, giving to the world, being in service, living my divine service, helping others
  12. Increasing my self-love and care
  13. Moving homes
  14. Listening to my heart
  15. Clearing clutter, paying bills on time, organizing my life and possessions
  16. Letting go of what no longer serves me
  17. Taking supplements
  18. Eating super foods
  19. Not engaging in toxic conversations, news or other energetic drains
  20. Honoring myself….and so much more….

We all can stand to improve our self-love and care and elevate the foods we ingest. This is such a good (and free) place to start. If you feel blocked, or have a long pattern of not being able to move through an area where you feel blocked, you can journal, meditate on it, or seek a coach, or other help and support.

Further, I am so excited to mention that I am in the process of writing a book with the brilliant Dr. Peter Bongiorno, a Natourpathic Doctor who is the Vice President of the New York Association of Naturopathic Physicians. Our book will be a guide to natural approaches to healing accelerated heart issues, and will hopefully be a breakthrough in our under-researched field providing clarity, practical steps, and new approaches for healing.

I invite you to choose confidence when it comes to listening or not listening to a Doctor that doesn’t share your philosophy or leaves you feeling worse about your situation instead of better.

Journaling is my favorite way to get really honest with yourself about WHAT YOU CAN DO TO HEAL YOUR SVT naturally! Try answering these questions…

  1. Do I trust others more than I trust myself? Do I feel that I know what is best for my health?
  2. Do I think that I have control over my health? Where do I display confidence in my ability to heal myself?
  3. What do I value most? Do my Actions each day align with those values?
  4. Do I eat carbs, white flour, white sugar or dead foods from a box with no nutritional value. Do I feel ready to elevate my eating and work through my blocks?
  5. Do I have any unresolved emotional eating issues that I am willing to look at?
  6. What can I do to immediately improve my diet and self-care?
  7. Do I wake up excited about my life?
  8. Do I love myself and practice loving self-care each and every day?
  9. Do I take baths, and walks, and put on music that I like?
  10. Am I in deeply loving, nurturing relationships?
  11. Do I have a relationship with my heart? Do I listen to it? Can I hear it? Do I know my heart’s desires?
  12. Do I give back to the world? Am I in service? Do I help people and feed my heart and soul through giving? Do I experience the HEART JOY of giving?
  13. Do I listen to my intuition when making decisions for myself, my life and my health?
  14. What is one step that I can do today to improve the quality of my life and show myself how much I value myself?

I hope that this article helps you to trust yourself, and look at other, less obvious, areas of life that may be contributing to your SVT or other accelerated heart conditions. You deserve health, wealth and happiness, and I hope to inspire you to take the very best care of yourself that you can. You have one life to live and the world needs you. Imagine what you could be doing when you FEEL BETTER. That is what I hold for each of you! That you meet your potential and LOVE yourself to the life you DREAM of.

Xoxox Laura Madrigano

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