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Heart Palpitations

Have you ever experienced the strange sensation of your heart skipping a beat, fluttering, or racing like a thoroughbred? It’s definitely an unsettling feeling. The discomfort is both mental and physical. After all, our hearts are the very organ that keeps us alive and are the foundation upon which our entire health rests.

If you’ve had this experience, you likely grappled with many questions. What is causing these palpitations? Is my life in danger? Will these palpitations ever go away?

We have good news and bad news. First, let’s address the not-so-good. Although many Americans experience heart palpitations, they are not normal. These abnormal beats are a warning signal from the body, indicating that something is out of balance. While isolated palpitations are relatively harmless, they can develop into serious, life-threatening conditions if left unmanaged.

Now for the encouraging news: With the proper natural lifestyle adjustments, heart palpitations can often resolve on their own. That’s right. You don’t need nasty pharmaceuticals or risky heart procedures to stop the abnormal beats. In most cases, all it takes is a genuine commitment to following the Eat Well, Live Well, Think Well philosophy.

What causes heart palpitations?

Many doctors are quick to prescribe medications for heart palpitations, particularly if they are frequent in nature. However, palpitations are not caused by a drug deficiency and drugs will not cure them. They may temporarily mask symptoms, but the issue remains.

Most health practitioners have difficulty determining the precise cause of heart palpitations, often labeling them as “idiopathic” to describe their lack of knowledge. This uncertainty is discouraging, particularly because heart palpitations are nearly always linked to inflammation stemming from unhealthy lifestyle choices.

The primary causes of heart palpitations include:

  • Poor diet void of essential nutrients the heart needs to thrive
  • Diet packed with sugar, processed grains, seed oils, and pesticides
  • Imbalanced gut microbiome
  • Sedentary lifestyle
  • Minimal sun exposure
  • Mold and/or heavy metal toxicity
  • Lack of quality sleep
  • Excessive stress and unhappiness
  • Not enough time spent outside in nature
  • Side effects of medications (pharmaceuticals and over-the-counter)

Are heart palpitations endangering my life?

Even though heart palpitations generally aren’t life-threatening in the moment, especially for people with healthy hearts and no structural issues, they can still point to more serious conditions.

Research shows that folks who have heart palpitations might be more likely to develop atrial fibrillation (AFib). For example, one study found that people who experience premature ventricular contractions (PVCs), a common reason for palpitations, were nearly twice as likely to end up with AFib. However, even without AFib, studies suggest that heart palpitations can raise the risk of stroke and other dangerous heart problems.

Can my heart palpitations be cured?

With the right care, heart palpitations can go away on their own. However, determining the source of the palpitations is critical. Unfortunately, most conventional doctors lack the knowledge and time to conduct the necessary investigations to heal.

One of the first steps in ridding the body of heart palpitations is comprehensive lab testing to understand what is causing the irregular beats in the first place. Instead of guessing why the heart is irritated, NHD helps to identify the why behind the irregular heart rhythm.

In the meantime, numerous natural strategies can help manage heart palpitations. A healthy lifestyle encompassing a nutritious diet, regular exercise, and stress management techniques often leads to improvement. Here are eight lifestyle habits recommended to reduce these abnormal beats:

1. Clean up your diet

Adopt an organic diet reminiscent of our ancestors’ eating patterns. Focus on consuming organic vegetables, grass-fed beef and organs, free-range poultry and eggs, and wild-caught seafood. Omega-3 fatty acids in seafood also help alleviate palpitations. Avoid unhealthy processed foods containing sugar, gluten, GMOs, pesticides, and other chemicals.

2. Engage in regular physical activity

Staying active, preferably outdoors, enhances heart health by improving vagal tone and strengthening the heart muscle. However, pay attention to your body’s signals during exercise. If palpitations increase during exercise, you’ll want to contact your health provider.

3. Prioritize sleep

Getting good sleep is crucial for keeping your heart healthy and minimizing palpitations. Stick to a regular sleep routine, making sure to catch 7-9 hours of solid, uninterrupted shut-eye each night. Limit exposure to blue-light electronics and maintain a sleep schedule that aligns with natural daylight patterns, much like our ancient ancestors.

4. Soak up the sun

Sunshine exposure can boost mood, reduce stress, and positively impact heart health. Spend time (preferably naked) in the sun, visualizing its healing rays on your heart.

5. Manage stress and find your happy

There is substantial evidence showing that stress and negative emotions are a common trigger of heart palpitations. Incorporating stress-reducing activities into a daily routine may reduce the these abnormal beats. Stress-relieving activities may include:

  • Meditation
  • Yoga
  • Deep breathing exercises
  • Outdoor activities
  • Socializing with friends and family
  • Engaging in well-loved hobbies

6. Avoid environmental toxins:

Palpitations of the heart are frequently brought on by exposure to toxins. Inflammation and oxidative stress are triggered by polluted air, both outdoors and indoors, which can spark abnormal beats. The water we drink is also a huge source of chemicals. Opt for organic products free from toxic chemicals and consider investing in a medical-grade air purifier and water filtration system.

7. Seek chiropractic care:

Regular chiropractic adjustments balance the nervous system and reduce the risk of heart palpitations by addressing spinal misalignments that can affect bodily systems, including the heart.

8. Consider evidence-based natural supplements:

High-quality supplements provide the body with the necessary nutrients to function optimally, especially when taken with a nutrient-rich, organic diet. Our Palpitation Complete Support Protocol supports optimal heart rate and rhythm by supplementing with the best nutrients for the heart. 

Next Steps

The human body possesses a remarkable ability to provide subtle indications when something is wrong. Heart palpitations serve as an important signal that your body requires attention and care. By heeding this warning, it’s often possible to reverse the course and improve your health.

If you’re experiencing heart palpitations and seek additional support in managing them, consider scheduling a complimentary 20-minute consultation with one of our skilled health coaches. Our goal is to help guide you toward optimal cardiovascular well-being, paving the way to your 100 year heart.


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I went to Arizona State University where I graduated with a bachelor’s degree in psychology with a depth in physiology and minor in Spanish. After my undergraduate degree I was working on prerequisite classes towards medical school, which is when I came to learn that my values identified best with the principles of naturopathic medicine. I knew that I wanted to help patients identify the causes of disease and be able to offer treatments which would improve their health rather than simply treating symptoms.

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As a Spanish speaking student, I was able to volunteer with community clinics around Phoenix and provide free healthcare to low-income families. Due to this combined exposure, I came to find my passion in treating cardiometabolic and digestive disorders that are all too common, yet largely preventable. I took the opportunity to learn the broad spectrum of healthcare so I can ensure that I am able to provide my patients with the best options.

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Frequently Asked Questions

I’d like to receive an online second opinion from Natural Heart Doctor. What do I do next?

You can initiate a second opinion online through our website at any time. To begin, select the team member you’d like to speak with and open an account.

Click here for cardiologist Dr. Jack Wolfson.

Naturopathic Medical Doctor Dr. Lauren Lattanza. Get details.

Naturopathic Medical Doctor Dr. Tonia Rainier. Get details.

Click here for  Natural Heart Doctor Health Coach.

Alternatively, you can email A member of our care team will help guide you through the process of starting a second opinion.

What is the cost of a Natural Heart Doctor Online Second Opinion?

The cost for most second opinions varies by team member. This fee includes information collection, a phone or video consultation, a second opinion from a Natural Heart Doctor specialist and guidance throughout the process from your personal Care Team at Natural Heart Doctor.

Cardiologist Dr. Jack Wolfson’s Second Opinion Fee is $1500.

Holistic Physician’s Dr. Lauren Lattanza’s Second Opinion Fee is $250.

Naturopathic Physician Dr. Tonia Rainier’s Second Opinion Fee is $250.

Note: We apply the Online Second Opinion Call fee as a credit to any future consultations with Natural Heart Doctor, should you choose them.

Will my insurance cover the cost of a Natural Heart Doctor Online Second Opinion?

Most likely, no. Most health plans do not cover online second opinions or consultations. You are responsible for the cost of our second opinion. Natural Heart Doctor cannot file a claim with your insurance carrier, nor can we provide a procedure (CPT) code for this service.

What is the timeline to receive an online second opinion?

We do our best to schedule your second opinion as quickly as possible. Typically, it takes 5 to 7 business days after your information has been collected to receive your phone or video online second opinion.

What information do you need in advance of our call?

Our office will send you a short questionnaire to complete and return. We DO NOT need your complete medical records.

How many questions can I ask the expert during our call?

You may ask a maximum of five questions. This is to ensure that the expert has sufficient time to devote to each question. All questions must be finalized before your online meeting.

What should I expect to receive once my second opinion is complete?

You will receive a summary of our discussion along with our second opinion. The second opinion will be in written form. After you have reviewed the second opinion, a Natural Heart Doctor clinician will follow up with you by phone to address general medical questions about the information provided in the second opinion.

What if I have follow-up questions for the expert after I have reviewed my second opinion?

If you have a clarifying question about an expert’s response to one of the questions in your second opinion, and the Natural Heart Doctor clinician is unable to address it, then you may request a follow up session for an additional fee. 

Is my medical and payment information secure?

Natural Heart Doctor is strongly committed to protecting the privacy and security of all our patients. Our website meets all federal requirements for protecting personal health information under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA). All financial transactions are processed by Natural Heart Doctor securely using industry standard payment processing tools.

I would rather visit Natural Heart Doctor for an in-person appointment. What should I do next?

If you would prefer an in-person appointment at Natural Heart Doctor instead of an online second opinion, please call (480) 535-6844 for details and scheduling.

Can I schedule a follow up appointment with the specialist who provided my online second opinion?

Yes, we’re happy to help you on an extended basis. Our clinician can discuss options with you when presenting our second opinion summary.