High Pulse Rate

Posted by S on 07/28/2007

Hi Ted: sorry I have bombarded you with emails. Hope you get some time to answer a question which is bothering me. I could not find this answer on internet or EarthClinic MY BP is low 100/70 but my pulse rate is around 100 bpm. What could be causing this high pulse rate. Please tell me how can this be fixed and what are the consequences of long term high pulse rate. I have been doing your alkalizing drink lemon+baking soda or ACV+baking soda for almost 2.5 months now. I have read, Magnesium can help with high pulse rate, but everytime I injest Magnesium, I get wierd bloating and very liquified bowels, not sure why. I have tried like a small pinch of Epsom Salt and Magnesium citrate powder with similar results. Even hydrogen peroxide ( only 1 drop of 35% H2O2 in a large glass of water) makes me bloat. What can I do to bring my heart rate down. Right now I am doing the following

1. Drink 1 liter of lukewarm water with 1/4 tsp of Sea-salt first thing in morning ( helps with constipation)
2. 1 TBSP of granulated lecithin each day
3. Lemon+Ascorbic Acid+BS+water at bedtime
4. Cod Liver Oil - 2 tsp a day
5. Oil Pulling with Sunflower Oil + 3 drops peppermint oil- 20 mins twice a day. ( to fight Keratosis Pilaris)

What else can I do to lower my heartbeat. I am looking for your valuable advice. Thanks Ted. I have seen and met lot of holistic healers and you are simply the best with the most complete knowledge.

Replied by Ted
Bangkok, Thailand
384 posts

The reason for the bloating are due to a couple of things, by no means this list is not exhaustive, but the ones I encountered the most is whenever the body is ALREADY badly deficient in magnesium, the bloating and diarrhea effect is stronger, as in your case.

The other case is the concentration of magnesium being too strong, where it is taken in capsules, or only a small amount of water. If it is sufficiently diluted with a lot of water such effect would be reduced greatly. For example 1/16 teaspoon of magnesium citrate in one full glass of water, and drank slowly over a 15 minute period. Or in an extreme case (very rare)the 1/16 teaspoon of magnesium citrate is mixed in 1 liter of water and drank throughout the day. The signs of bloating even on a small amount of magnesium is usually a sign the body lacks it based on my experience. And with sufficient taking of it for a month or two, the body quite often no longer becomes bloated.

As to the rapid heart beat I had one woman who is persistently low blood pressure at 90/60 whose bpm is about 100 (approximately!). The remedy was a simple one which consisted initially of 1/8 teaspoon of sea salt (NEVER COMMON TABLE SALT!) as the sea salt component and the BPM were disappeared entirely within an hour. Of course, everyone is different, but the components in sea salt has some magnesium, potassium, and bicarbonates being the main electrolyte components (more like electricity) that normalizes the heart beat.

Whenever electrolytic imbalances occur the heart beat becomes irregular or skipping. However, this is not the only cause, vitamin B complex is also helpful, as it regulates the nerves and is synergistic with the magnesium electrolytes (it's the vitamin b6 and magnesium in case you are wondering).

In case of that woman's condition it was initiated by sweating too much an the loss of valuable electrolytes such as magnesium, potassium and bicarbonates. Certain micromineral may be implicated as well as loss of water soluble vitamins, such as vitamin C and vitamin B complex. You loose a lot through the sweat, it is no surprise why athletes and tennis players have a heart attack. Part of the problem is the loss of these electrolytes, amazingly the marketers have sports drink that only have potassium and bicarbonates, but misses out completely on the magnesium and trace phosphates, which is also a required electrolytes. One particular micromineral that is loss that might remotely affect heart is the selenium.

Even with sea salt remedy taking the other electrolytes that, if I have it, I would consider taking taking some sports drink (they put too much sugar) or better is to find some potassium bicarbonate and magnesium citrate. Still, I prefer the magnesium citrate more so than the epsom salt because the citrate form of magnesium has an alkalizing effect on the body. It should not be forgotten that vitamin B complex (100 mg kind) I would also take it three times a week and found to be quite helpful for my own rapid heartbeat and may also be due to a vitamin B deficiency as well.

Taking some baking soda by alkalizing can also slow rapid heart rate since alkalinity helps slow down heart rate, while acid forming foods causes rapid heart rate also. This happens because whenever the body is low on oxygen (acid body is has lower oxygen as carbon dioxide accumulates) so the heart tries to compensate the low oxygen by rapid breathing and heart beat. The body can reduce oxygen requirement if vitamin E was also taken as antioxidants work that way.

As to your questions:

1. Drink 1 liter of lukewarm water with 1/4 tsp of Sea-salt first thing in morning ( helps with constipation) 2. 1 TBSP of granulated lecithin each day 3. Lemon+Ascorbic Acid+BS+water at bedtime 4. Cod Liver Oil - 2 tsp a day 5. Oil Pulling with Sunflower Oil + 3 drops peppermint oil- 20 mins twice a day. ( to fight Keratosis Pilaris) What else can I do to lower my heartbeat.

As mentioned before I would try the vitamin B complex three times a week, vitamin E twice a week, add some potassium as well as magnesium but it is to be diluted in water.

Those are the general remedies for rapid heart beat. Toxicity of the liver might remotely cause it and I would consider a couple of drops of 10% sodium thiosulfate, such as 3 -12 drops in one glass of water (it's those dechlorinator clearly labeled sodium thiosulfate found in aquarium fish shops. It detoxes the liver, however, they should be taken a couple of hours apart from the hydrogen peroxide drops as the thiosulfate opposes the detoxification actions of peroxide. Thiosulfate reduces toxicity by chemical neutralization of oxidative chemicals, while the hydrogen peroxide neutralizes them by actions of oxidation. The reason why the peroxide and the thiosulfate are at least a couple of hours apart is that the peroxide (in the usual low dose) stays in the blood for about an hour. So the peroxide is generally taken first as a result, since thiosulfate, in my opinion persists a while longer in detoxifying the liver. Thiosulfate reacts with oxidant toxins thus reducing the heart beat, if assuming the liver is full of toxic chemicals from consumer products that accumulate during the lifetime.


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