I am a long-term cancer survivor. I have ignored my heart failure issues for years. Living with an incurable cancer distracted me. A diagnosis of chemotherapy-induced cardiomyopathy in early 2019 forced me to focus on my cardiac rehabilitation. Once I began researching heart health issues, I realized I have been doing many things right since I developed atrial fibrillation (a-fib) in late 2010. First and foremost, I focused on magnesium.
I recently joined a Facebook group for cardiomyopathy survivors. Members talk a lot about the side effects of conventional heart health medications. I’m new to the world of heart failure so I might be naive but it seems to me that conventional cardiology has it all wrong. The two cardiologists that I’ve seen over the past 3 years talked little about non-toxic heart therapies. Few of the FB group members talk about non-toxic therapies.
I determined to work at my cardiac rehabilitation utilizing evidence-based, non-toxic heart health therapies before I turn to the toxic meds like beta blockers, ACE inhibitors, diuretics, etc.
Magnesium (Mg), both dietary and supplemented, is central to a host of bodily functions-primarily heart health. Getting enough Mg into my body is pretty easy for me for two reasons. First, I like many of the Mg rich foods listed below and second, I supplement with Mg.
I plan to research and write many more posts about evidenced-based non-toxic cardio rehabilitation therapies in the weeks, months and years ahead. My goal is to heal my chemotherapy-induced cardiomyopathy. Or at least manage my heart health so I die of old age decades from now…
Are you a heart failure survivor? What therapies, both conventional or non-conventional, would you like to read about? Scroll down the page, post a question or comment and I will reply to you ASAP.
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