SVT-Suffering to Self Care by laura | Jul 22, 2016 | Inside MY Life, Inspiration + Passion, Lifestyle Tips, Mind + Spirit, Prevention + Wellness, Self-Care + Nourishment, Videos | 4 comments 4 Comments pp on September 4, 2016 at 5:28 pm Thanks for your continued generosity in bringing us together around your problem. I d like to share a few things that work a bit for me regarding psvt: – psvt is a blessing, it is the barometer that tells you when you oush too hard on your body, which is running on adrenaline. Listening to our body means living within our means, a key to self preservation, healing and longevity. Yes, you are limited in your capacity to overdrive and go at 150%, but this very limitation is what saves us on the long run – psvt is triggered by ectopic beats when cardiac gaba levels are low. Increasing gaba directly is not a good idea. Upregulating gaba using l-theanine ( green tea) as well as bacopa monieri is key – ectopic beats are created by tired nerves and enhanced electric conduction, which occurs during potassium deficiency. I suggest taking 1gr potassium a day in supplement. Rda is 5 gr, toxicity is 18gr at once. Make sure kidneys are okay though. – arjuna bark ( 1tsp) and hawthorn ( 1 tsp) twice a day are tremendous support. Starwest Botanical sells them – heavy nutrient supplementation (all minerals, all vitamins, all amino acid esp. Arginine and carnitine) – if excess adrenaline cause ectopics, then theoritically downregulating beta adrenergic receptors would help. That s why beta blockers are a bad idea as they would upregulate beta receptors. Cautious though as high beta receptor density is important for contractibility if chf. – mindfullness meditation: excess adrenaline in the body is enhanced by HPA axis disregulation, and constant worry leading to adrenaline release. Watching the same thought arising 20 times to just replug to the present moment and acknowledge the thought’s hollographic nature, enables to worry less and rewire the brain to live more in the present, i.e. grounded, as opposed to floating in worrying thoughts. – running and cardio exercise. Release serotonin ( which favor brain plasticity) and gaba. It release ANP which promotes cardiac stability. It increases the “recovery heart rate” and contractibility as well as the baroreflex ( vein’s tonus). Regarding cardiac contractability, i see it as a force that needs to be strong enough to not be disturbed by nearby ectopic foci that would fire and that would take over the sinus. – organic food and high fat low carbs diet. Ketogenic diets have track record in diminishing seizure. The brain is made of fat. Nerves Axons are covers in fat . Since psvt is a nerve problem, ketogenic would be probably best. Favor organic high omega 3 oils: chia oil, flax oil, and cod liver. Keep oils in the fridge and open and close quickly the bottle to avoid omega 3 being destroyed. – tai chi is an excelent mindfullness of the body practice. We slowly realise that we are often stressed and subcinsciously contract upper body, which promote inflamation and cardiac problems.. – antioxidant: NAC is the glutathione precursor. Glutathione is the nber 1 key antoxidant in the heart. Coq10, serrapeptase and Glisodin are very good too to take through the day. – magnesium is key. It avoid calcium excessive release in plasma. Calcium plays a significant role in cardiac contractibility and conductivity. Suggest spraying the body using magnesium oil. The skin is the body’s buggest mouth. – be careful with any incense that contain thujone ( juniper, white sage) as these are gaba antagonist – avoid any gaba agonist as they downregulate gaba receptors : valerian, passionflower, chamomille, etc.. – dehydration will cause low bp, and if coupled with adrenaline release ( e.g. climbing stairs) will set psvt. For me, low BP + high adrenaline = psvt. Hope this help. Sending warmest wishes to all those who share the same reality. There is always worse than being alive .. Good luck Reply pp on September 4, 2016 at 5:36 pm I forgot : – needless to say but 8 hours sleep minimum is primordial , and – i have not been able to form a view on taurine. It s a key gaba agonist naturally presentnin the heart. If it s a gaba agonist it’s potentually bad because of downregulation ( likewise avoid magnesium taurate) , but taurine also uprgulate GAD , gaba decarboxilase, which convert glutamate into gaba. So taurine does one thing good and one thing bad at the same time. I occasionally take 500mg taurine with a turkey bone broth ( high in glutamate) but that s rather experimental. Reply Kathleen Callan on September 21, 2016 at 11:01 am Why should you avoid magnesium turate, I feel better on it,less anxity too? Reply Ann on September 12, 2016 at 9:57 am Hi Laura, Do you know about nutritional balancing and hair mineral analysis? Check out drlwilson.com On that homepage, if you scroll down to the bottom and click on hair analysis, it will bring you to information on hair analysis. Reply Submit a Comment Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.