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Looking for natural help for brother-in-law with A-fib

 
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Any links or referrals will be appreciated.
 
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Hi Janet.

The work of Dr. Fereydoon Batmanghelidj, M.D. and his book called "Your body's Many Cries For Water" would be very helpful to your brother-in-law. I am finishing off a PhD in Natural Health and am using his research as a part of my thesis.

Here is a video of a lecture he gave at Jefferson University....  
 

Here is a quicker read.... http://www.naturalscience.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/01/wfns_special-report_water_03-03_english.pdf.

After water look at salt... not table salt - it is toxic... then the basics of health are detox (we live in a very toxic world sadly and heavy metals do a lot of damage), mineral profile and adequate rest for normal cleansing and renewal of the body.

Managing symptoms with drugs is merely palliative and will not restore him to health - will in fact increase toxic load long term. Managing symptoms with certain herbs and greens is helpful but not the full answer.

Chelle.
 
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Thanks so much.
 
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Just so one knows.....
Salt and water is like a band aid.  It will work for a little bit, but salt is a stimulant and the body will draw water from organs and muscles to neutalize and dilute it so it can't do so much damage.  It is actually toxic and is able to kill if the body wasn't able to neutralize it.  And most people can't feel how toxic salt is because they've had it in their diets since birth, so everyone's salt tolerance is quite high.  The salt will catch up with you and degrade your adrenal glands which will cause the kidneys to lose even more function over time.  If one wants to get hydrated then one needs to get the kidneys functioning and clean out the adrenal glands, they go hand in hand and should be cleansed together.  Electrolytes found in fruit will bring true hydration.  And the band aids and hacks do work...sort of....they don't bring real health though...they just work until the body degrades enough that the hacks and band aids no longer work.

Another thing that may help is cayenne, or capsacin.  I knew someone who had a-fib, but they were unwilling to do anything except eat chemical pills.  I kept wondering if the chili's would increase the circulation enough to bring the heart out of a-fib..??  Truly though, from everything I know....that is simply another band aid that isn't addressing the cause.  The body needs detoxed, start at the kidneys, adrenal glands, and colon. Then as the kidneys are removing waste, begin taking herbs to move the lymphatic system.  Once the lymph system is moving, the body will be removing cellular waste and the a-fib condition will recede until it is no longer present.  Humans are a species that is designed for a specific food source.  This is a path that will bring real health.
 
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The gentleman that posted this question says he " I started on all raw foods and was able to come off the meds."  Here are some herbs and advice that were recommended to him:

https://www.richters.com/show.cgi?page=QandA/Medicinal/20040528-5.html

It sounds as though you have done extremely well in taking responsibility for your health. Some herbs that you can investigate for your continuing health include:

Hawthorn (Crataegus oxyacanthoides) berries or blossoms. Hawthorn strengthens the blood vessels around the heart, and is specifically recommended for strengthening the heart in atrial fibrillation.

Motherwort (Leonuris cardiaca) is a heart tonic that is antispasmodic and a nerve and heart sedative.

Valerian (Valeriana officinalis) is one of the best herbal nervous system relaxants

Passionflower (Passiflora incarnata) is antispasmodic, dilates the blood vessels to promote blood flow and is a mild sedative.

Linden flower (Tilia cordata)is antispasmodic, anticoagulant and a nervous system relaxant.

Garlic helps to keep the blood vessels free of cholesterol, is antibiotic, antiviral and anti-parasitic. With a weak heart, it is especially important to keep it free of infection.

Personally, I am not in favour of a diet that does not include complete proteins that are available from meat, fish or a legume-grain combination. There is evidence that oily fish, included in the diet 2 to 3 times a week, is of benefit in strengthening the heart and blood circulation. We only require small amounts of good quality protein in our diets. If a very small amount of fish can be included in your diet without causing your heart to race, you may find this beneficial. Fish oils help to prevent the build up of plaque in the arteries. Other foods that contain high amounts of the beneficial omega-3 oils are freshly ground flax seeds, and the herb purslane, which grows wild and abundantly in manured farmers fields.

For those that don't know Richters is a company that has "Herb plants, seeds, books, dried herbs and more – Richters is your best source for everything herbal!"

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Hi Janet,

Please, please first consider Dr Batmanghelidj's work. This material has greatly helped me and others.  The video and book are life-changing and will not require a lot of expense to get some immediate results... although it is then a process to reverse any damage with sound nutrition and cleansing. I was seriously ill and this material I consider foundational before anything else.

A little bit about him.... and how he discovered how dehydrated we really are. This is from the author bio on Amazon.... but he describes the same in the video and book.

"Fereydoon Batmanghelidj, M.D., an internationally renowned researcher, author and advocate of the natural healing power of water, was born in Iran in 1931. He attended Fettes College in Scotland and was a graduate of St. Mary's Hospital Medical School of London University, where he studied under Sir Alexander Fleming, who shared the Nobel Prize for the discovery of penicillin.

Dr. Batmanghelidj practiced medicine in the United Kingdom before returning to Iran where he played a key role in the development of hospitals and medical centers. He also helped establish sport projects for youth in Iran, including The Ice Palace in Tehran, the first ice skating and sports complex in the Middle East.

When the Iranian Revolution broke out in 1979, Dr. Batmanghelidj was placed in the infamous Evin Prison as a political prisoner for two years and seven months. It was there he discovered the healing powers of water. One night, Dr. B. had to treat a fellow prisoner with crippling peptic ulcer pain. With no medications at his disposal, Dr. B. gave him two glasses of water. Within eight minutes, his pain disappeared. He was instructed to drink two glasses of water every three hours and became absolutely pain free for his four remaining months in the prison. Dr. B. successfully treated 3,000 fellow prisoners suffering from stress-induced peptic ulcer disease with water alone. While in prison he conducted extensive research into the medicinal effects of water in preventing and relieving many painful degenerative diseases. Evin proved an ideal "stress laboratory," and despite his being offered an earlier release, Dr. B. chose to stay an extra four months in prison to complete his research into the relationship of dehydration and bleeding peptic ulcer disease. The report of his findings was published as the editorial of the Journal of Clinical Gastroenterology in June 1983. The New York Times Science Watch reported this discovery on June 21, 1983.

On his release from prison in 1982, Dr. Batmanghelidj escaped from Iran and came to America. At the Foundation for the Simple in Medicine he began to research the effect of chronic unintentional dehydration on the human body. His findings were published in the Foundation's "Journal of Science in Medicine Simplified" in 1991 and 1992. They can be read on the web site www.watercure.com.

Dr. F. Batmaghelidj wrote his first self-help book "Your Body's Many Cries for Water" in 1992, in which he stated that a dry mouth is not a reliable indicator of dehydration. The body signals its water shortage by producing pain. Dehydration actually produces pain and many degenerative diseases, including asthma, arthritis, hypertension, angina, adult-onset diabetes, lupus and multiple sclerosis. Dr. B's message to the world is, "You are not sick, you are thirsty. Don't treat thirst with medication."

Dr. F. Batmanghelidj devoted the last 20 years of his life promoting public awareness of the healing powers of water. He appeared on hundreds of radio and television programs and lectured around the world. He has left a body of valuable works of six books and more than a dozen educational audio and video seminars. His work has created an international community that has embraced the natural healing of the water cure. His ground-breaking book "Your Body's Many Cries for Water" has been translated into 15 languages and continues to inspire readers all over the world.

Chelle

 
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Joshua Parke wrote:

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Just so one knows.....
Salt and water is like a band aid.  It will work for a little bit, but salt is a stimulant and the body will draw water from organs and muscles to neutalize and dilute it so it can't do so much damage.  It is actually toxic and is able to kill if the body wasn't able to neutralize it.  And most people can't feel how toxic salt is because they've had it in their diets since birth, so everyone's salt tolerance is quite high.  The salt will catch up with you and degrade your adrenal glands which will cause the kidneys to lose even more function over time.  If one wants to get hydrated then one needs to get the kidneys functioning and clean out the adrenal glands, they go hand in hand and should be cleansed together.  Electrolytes found in fruit will bring true hydration.  And the band aids and hacks do work...sort of....they don't bring real health though...they just work until the body degrades enough that the hacks and band aids no longer work.



Only table salt which is heated and bleached is toxic. Please don't tell people that salt is toxic. People have died on the low salt diet. It is vital for sound biological processes. I recommend Himalayan salt with its 84 odd nutrients and not table salt with its 2 nutrients - sodium and chloride. You need salt to draw off acidity in the cells and restore alkalinity. Natural salt is vital for health.

Most drugs today are directly or indirectly anti-histamines. Why are they targeting the neurotransmitter called Histamine? Pain is a result of high histamine activity. Histamine in the body it the primary water regulator and drought management neurotransmitter. Water and salt are the BEST anti-histamines on planet earth.

PLEASE be open enough to consider the material before shooting it down. People can really be helped and very easily too.

After full rehydration and adequate salt intake then minerals and detox. Herbs and greens are rich in minerals. Your uptake of minerals is inhibited without adequate natural salt.

Chelle




 
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