A Healthy Heart …

Heart disease is one of the major causes of death in our society. What if the prevailing theory of the cause of heart disease was wrong, and what if heart disease could easily be both prevented and treated?

Most people, including most medical doctors, associate heart attacks with cholesterol, occlusion of the coronary arteries by plaque and an ensuing lack of oxygen that impairs the functioning of the heart muscle. It’s a widely accepted and rather simple “model” that doesn’t require a deeper understanding of what keeps the heart ticking. Millions of people have been “treated” with medicines and therapies that find their origin in this theory. But what if the model is wrong ?! What if there is a more realistic model that opens the way to successfully dealing with cardiovascular disease ?! And, what if this approach has been proven !! 

The heart contracts and relaxes under the continuous influence of 2 kinds of “opposing” nervous impulses. You may think of them as the impulses that move a pendulum, from left to right to left to right … on and on and on. One impulse stresses the heart so that it “beats,” the other impulse tells the heart to relax so as to recover in between the beats. When it comes to considering the causes of a heart attack, the most common “kneejerk” idea is to conclude that too much stress will most likely contribute to a malfunctioning of the heart. You may be surprised that this is not the case. It is, on the contrary, the weakness or absence of the relaxing impulse that is associated with heart attacks. When the relaxing impulse is weak, the stress impulse gets the upper hand, even when you’re not “stressed out” or involved in heavy exercise or physical work. People who are at rest and feel comfortably relaxed can still detect arrhythmias and strange things going on in the area of the heart. A mystery ? Just check this website, which is maintained by the German medical doctor Knut Sroka. 

Quote from the site: 
“Following a heart attack, a lot of people have a hard time getting back onto their feet. On this website Knut Sroka, MD gives detailed and understandable answers to the most frequently asked questions concerning heart attacks. Consequently, you will be able to make better decisions concerning your own treatment. This website has no commercial intentions.
Some highlights:
Coronary bypass surgery does not prevent further heart attacks.
Balloon catheter and stents are suitable for reducing complaints. But heart catheter and stents do not prevent heart attacks and do not prolong life.
Too little cholesterol is damaging. Cholesterol inhibitors, „statins“, stimulate the process of aging.
Ouabain” is an additional excellent medicine for the heart that is sadly almost unknown.”

Quoted from: heartattacknew.com

Sroka explains how every intense physiological effort or emotional impact that takes one’s heart to its limits, that pushes the pulse up to dizzying heights, is tolerated by the organism as long as the relaxing impulse remains intact. This prevents the excitation impulse from getting out of control and damaging the heart muscle. The complex and balanced interaction of the two impulses builds the basis of a healthy life. In heart patients, the relaxing impulse is chronically defective and weak. Current scientific research acknowledges that in patients with coronary heart disease, the relaxing impulse on the heart’s pendulum is chronically reduced in comparison to healthy people. This, in turn, disturbs the metabolism of the heart muscle.

The relaxing impulse is the dominant one 

Physiologically, the contraction and relaxation of the heart muscle (and indeed of any muscle) are mediated by two important minerals. Calcium is responsible for the contraction impulse, and magnesium for the impulse of relaxation. That is why magnesium is of such great importance for heart health. It maintains the healthy relaxation impulse. As a matter of fact, magnesium is often used as a remedy of last resort in patients suffering from heart attack. 

Unfortunately, due to the chemical fertilisation methods used in modern agriculture, plants take up less magnesium than they used to when more natural fertilisation methods were used. Heart attacks were relatively rare as little as half a century ago. Today, most people suffer from magnesium deficiency. Calcium is overstressed by both nutritionists and the medical world, at the expense of magnesium.

In addition to the most effective emergency remedy “Ouabain” described in detail on Knut Sroka’s site, it would make eminent sense for everyone subject to a heart attack – and that is most of us in these times – to supplement magnesium or at the very least to find and include in your diet those foods that contain a good amount of this important mineral. 

I would like to acknowledge with gratitude an excellent article by Bert Schwitters, which provided the inspiration and part of the text of this article.
Please go and check it out here:
What causes an Ischaemic Heart Attack ?