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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.
There are many reasons why this could potentially happen. With very severe yeast infections, the toxins produced by Candida and the ability of magnesium to deal with these toxins may influence heart rhythm. Candida makes many toxins like ammonia, urea, and gliotoxin. There are many poisons that Candida can secret in its dying phase or reproducing phase.
Magnesium is very important because it helps to stimulate an enzyme called aldehyde dehydrogenase (AD). AD helps break down a common Candida toxin called acetaldehyde.
Acetaldehyde can make you feel pretty dull in the head. It can also cause a 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 has had too much alcohol to drink the night before will know that feeling.
Magnesium is very crucial for the ability to detoxify aldehyde. Magnesium deficiency can cause heart problems. People with sufficient levels of magnesium in the body, 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 helps control the rate and force of the heart’s contractions. Magnesium relaxes the heart. Calcium helps to stimulate the heart, so they work well together.
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There’s also a drug called a “calcium channel blocker” that blocks the influx of calcium ion into the heart cells. That can help to relax the heart and slow
it down. In my opinion, people should take magnesium instead of taking something to block a mineral from allowing the heart to contract properly.
If you have Candida and are experiencing palpitations, talk to your doctor about whether magnesium would help. You can also look at CanXida Rebuild, which includes many minerals including magnesium.
You can also eat foods that are high in magnesium like pumpkins seed, brazil nuts, almonds, and green leafy vegetables like spinach.
One to two thousand milligrams of omega-3 fish oils per day can also be useful for heart health.
Managing your stress can also help keep your heart healthy. High levels of the stress hormone cortisol can amp up the heart rate considerably. Slow, relaxed, deep breathing can help manage palpitations in some cases.