Why Weight Loss And Exercise May Be The Most Underutilised Approach To Atrial Fibrillation
It’s very encouraging that exercise will improve risks and recurrence of AF since the evidence is that sustained weight loss is only achieved by a small minority.
Can't make it any clearer than that. Thank you!
Excellent article .
Very clear and concise Paddy. Enjoyed this.
Atrial fibrillation (AFib) is the most common abnormal heart rhythm. In a normal heart, the four chambers of the heart beat in a steady, rhythmic pattern. With AFib, the atria (upper chambers of the heart) fibrillate (quiver or twitch quickly) and create an irregular rhythm.
Atrial Fibrillation in German New Medicine is all about keeping up. No, not with the Jones’ – with ourselves. Whenever our psyche experiences an unexpected biological shock with the theme – can my heart keep up, can it adequately supply blood through my system … we may initiate an a-fib biological conflict.
What type of life event might initiate such a conflict?
It will often follow a cardiac scare. Angina, heart palpitations, chest pain or even breathlessness may initiate a conflict shock centering around the very motif of – somethings wrong with my heart, what if my heart can’t keep up, what if it cannot supply volume to sustain performance.
Another possibility is activity related. For example, shoveling snow, getting winded and experiencing the theme of whether your heart can keep up with the demand. Atrial fibrillation is always preceded by a biological conflict reflective of the above.
A marathon runner, last summer presented to me with a fifteen year history of atrial fibrillation.
Let’s take a few steps back to understand his plight. In his youth, one evening after drinking all day with his high school buddies – a friend challenged him to race around the block. He accepted.
Out of shape with no previous conditioning they jetted off. He explained to me this was not a jog, rather a sprint … for almost a mile! His heart was pounding so hard he thought it would leap out of his chest.
He felt at the very moment that it would either give out or fail him (his dhs.)
After throwing in the towel, he continued to briskly walk until his heart settled down.
He acknowledged the event (and his stupidity) scared the sh*t out of him.
He made up his mind to get in shape and slowly built up his stamina and endurance. Within three months he entered his first 5K race, which he successfully completed without issue (his resolution.)
It was after that that he began to experience the atrial fibrillation.
He eventually went on to challenge our own little marathon which starts right here in Hopkinton, Massachusetts. Can you guess? ;’)
Dr. Hamer has found that atrial fibrillation, in fact all heart function and disease is governed by the cardiac plexus. Dr. Hamer considers the cardiac plexus to be the XIII cranial nerve. This is a recent discovery. It is not yet recognized by the traditional medicine.
This cranial nerve XIII is located in the pons of the brainstem. It governs the innervation of the sinus nodes, specifically the left and right atrium and is responsible for atrial fibrillation (a-fib).
During conflict activity the smooth musculature of the atrium will increase in tone. The standard medicine has stated that there is no smooth musculature in the heart, only striated. This is another point in which Dr. Hamer disagrees.
Only after we enter the resolution or healing phase will the atrial fibrillation be experienced.
When the a-fib is chronic we are dealing with what is referred to as a hanging healing in GNM. Ironically, this chronicity further reinforces the conflict theme at play and creates a vicious cycle until it is understood.
Once the conflict is resolved and all tracks are addressed – sinus frequency is normalized.
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Note that even for those who do all they can to reduce risk (eg, have no excess weight or metabolic syndrome, exercise regularly and appropriately, and control HBP), Afib can still arise in some.
I'll have to show this to my dad who has AF. The advice to lose weight doesn't apply to him as he's trying to put it back on after previously undiagnosed atrial stenosis was fixed with a valve insertion two weeks ago. 🤷♀️