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Can Heart Palpitation (Arrythmia) Be Caused By Candida?

August 21, 2019

Hi there, Eric Bakker, naturopath from New
Zealand. Thanks for coming back. Question today is, “Heart palpitation, arrhythmia,
can it be Candida?” That’s a good question. I’ve certainly noticed many people going through
Candida cleansing phases have emailed me or contacted me on follow up consultations complaining
about a racing heart. Why is this so? Why would that happen, do you think? There are many reasons why this could potentially
happen. One of the big reasons depending on how high
the level of yeast infection is often being the toxins produced by Candida and also the
ability of magnesium to deal with these toxins. I’ve just done a video recently on magnesium
and Candida. You may want to watch that one. Magnesium is very important because it helps
to stimulate this enzyme called aldehyde dehydrogenase. That helps to break down this toxin, a very
common toxin Candida makes called acetaldehyde. Acetaldehyde can make you feel pretty dull
in the head. That sort of crushing sensation when your
head feels like it’s in a vice. That sort of dull cotton ball feeling in the
head when you wake up in the morning. There’s no clarity there. Acetaldehyde commonly does that. Anyone who’s had five or six whiskeys to drink
or a bottle of wine who wakes up in the morning will know that feeling. It’s that alcohol toxicity that you wake up
with. It’s common with Candida. Candida makes many toxins like ammonia, urea,
gliotoxin. There are many poisons that Candida can secret
in its dying phase or reproducing phase. Magnesium is very crucial for the ability
to detoxify aldehyde. With magnesium deficiency, what do we get? We get heart problems. Very common. People with nice levels of magnesium in the
body, people who are having 400 or 500 milligrams per day, for example, don’t usually get arrhythmias
or palpitations or heart problems. If we look at calcium and magnesium, calcium
is very important because it’s a very important mineral to allow the rate, force and contraction
of the heart. Magnesium relaxes the heart. Calcium helps to stimulate the heart, so they
work well together. There’s also a drug called a “calcium channel
blocker” that blocks the influx of calcium ion into the myocardium, into the heart cells. That can help to relax the heart and slow
it down. But what a dumb thing for doctors to do. They should be giving magnesium to people. Not something to block a mineral from allowing
the heart to contract properly. They should give magnesium. If you are watching this right now and you
do have a heart palpitation or arrhythmia and you’ve got Candida, take some magnesium. That’s going to really help you quite a lot. Have a look at CanXida Rebuild. That’s got magnesium in it. It’s got many other minerals in it that are
going to help you. Also, eating foods that are high in magnesium
like pumpkins seed, brazil nuts, or a few almonds. Deep leafy greens like spinach. You’re going to get magnesium in there. That’s going to help you a lot, too. Heart palpitations can be Candida and magnesium
is one of the best ways to counter. The other good way is to take some Omega 3
fish oils. Take 1,000 to 2,000 milligrams per day. That will help you also. The other reason I didn’t speak about was
people with high cortisol or stress because that can amp the heartrate up considerably. When we’re in the alarm phase of stress or
we get anxiety, boom, boom, boom, boom. How do we counter it? Slow relaxed deep breathing. That really helps to counter palpitations. Now you know what to do. Some nice relaxed breathing exercises. Some magnesium supplementation and maybe eating
some foods high in magnesium, and dealing with your Candida infection. Thanks for tuning in.


  • Reply Kevin Andrews November 16, 2017 at 1:34 am

    Just wanted to say that your videos are extremely helpful. Been battling Candida for most of my life.

  • Reply Raivons R1 & 535d November 16, 2017 at 8:59 am

    i cut the carbs and fiber and palpitation just went away

  • Reply Amy Hartley November 16, 2017 at 3:52 pm

    I recently had stool analyzed. I was off the charts with Candida parapsilosis. I suffer with chronic vaginal yeasts infections for almost 8 years now (post kids but took oral contraceptive for over 10 years prior to kids). I routinely use fluconazole po and triconazole. They suppress but aren’t eliminated. I showed my recent bowel report to an ID doctor and he suggests Noxafil. What are your thoughts. I’ve done diet changes, I gave up Diet Coke and all artificial sweeteners about 3 mos ago. I’ve been taking all of your Candida crusher supplements for almost two month which I will continue. Should I try the drug as well as continue the diet and lifestyle changes?

  • Reply Candida Crusher December 19, 2017 at 8:13 pm

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  • Reply Rajko Ristic February 4, 2018 at 5:31 pm

    Dr.Eric,what do you think is upper limit for daily magnesium intake?

  • Reply Hürol Inci October 28, 2018 at 7:53 pm

    I used to have a heart rate of 60 beats a minute because I workout daily. After I fell ill to candida it rose up to 90 and didn´t went back down since. I just took some Magnesium supplement. I hope it´ll work.

  • Reply Erik Anthony December 24, 2018 at 2:59 pm

    I've been feeling so so sick since last night. Racing heart, palpultations, and severe anxiety, to the point where I thought I was gonna die. I called the er room and asked them what they thought, (If I should go into the hospital or not). They said of it becomes very concerning then to come in and get checked out. I noticed that when I have extreme symptoms that my oral thrush is very very noticable and thick. Man of is scary trying to kill the fungi that are trying to kill us. I introduced neem my diet that was already full of vit c, vid d3, oregano oil, black licorice, activated charcoal, and silver mouth wash, and I think it may be too powerful of a combination. I'll post back in a day or so to let you know how I am doing

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