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These questions and answers are the most recent ones taken directly from my Inbox without alteration. I have changed the names of the senders to Doris & Boris to protect the identity of those emailing me. I chose Doris and Boris as a tribute to the movie "True Lies" - for those who haven't seen it, it's a great action comedy.

As well as providing some more background to the program, you may see here that you aren't on your own, that other people are also frustrated or scared or just fed up with the whole ectopic heartbeat situation.

The questions are set out with questions in black and my replies in blue.


Stewart,

I suffer from horrible PVCs and I know it is because of my breathing.  I have always been a mouth breather, mainly because of allergies, and I have recently switching to nose breathing.

My question for you is, I just started your program and sometimes when I do the breathing exercises I feel relaxed and the PVCs almost go away entirely...which is amazing by the way....and other times I struggle to maintain a slow and steady rhythm and the PVCs increase.

Is this normal?

Boris

Hello Boris,

This is quite normal - don't worry.

When your body and mind are (relatively) stress-free, you will find it easier to get results from the exercises. On the other hand when stress levels are higher, you will find it increasingly difficult to get the exercises to work for you. This is one of the reasons that I get you to find a quiet time & place to do these exercises in Module 1 - this helps with relaxing the mind. And each time you do these exercises in this quiet time, the message to the mind is reinforced that this is a low stress time.

The other thing that can stress the body is what and how much you eat and drink. Eating lots of protein and other hard(er) to digest foods causes your stomach & digestive tract to work overtime to break down this food. I had an instance the other week where I overate at a party (yes, I should know better but I also live in the real world!). Lying in bed afterwards, I couldn't relax, I was sweating, my heart was pounding and my breathing rate was increased. This would not have been a good time to have started the exercises. Whilst this is an extreme example, it illustrates the point that both the body and mind should not be put under stress before doing these exercises.

Another factor is caffeine. Drinking caffeinated drinks also raises heart and breathing rates so these should also be avoided before the exercises.

You say that you have allergies and that you have switched to nose breathing. That's great. It's also difficult. But what you will find is that the more you can maintain nose breathing, the easier it will get and the less the allergies will affect you. The nose does three main things to the air as it travels through the nasal passages. Firstly it filters out a lot of the dust, pollen and other particles that would otherwise reach the lungs with mouth breathing. Secondly, it warms the air so that it reaches the lungs warmed rather than cold which helps, especially with asthma. And thirdly, it moistens the air. Otherwise dry, mouth-breathed air can remove moisture from your lungs and irritate them further.

Keep up the good work and you will soon see more permanent results from this program.

Oh, by the way, once you get used to doing them, you can do the breathing exercises at any time you are relaxed. You can do them lying in bed, watching the TV, reading a book or whilst on the computer for example.

I hope that I have answered your questions. If you have any further questions, please feel free to email me.

All the best,

Stewart

Stewart,

Thanks so much for the quick reply!  As you know these PVCs are horrible and cause me a lot of anxiety.  I have had all the heart test and the docs say they are benign and to ignore them.....which is really hard to do.  The crazy thing is I have always known my breathing was bad and I had no idea how it could effect the body.  I have PVCs almost non stop except for the good days where your program works....which is awesome because it only confirms what you already know and what I am figuring out.

These PVCS have ruled my life for 4 years and I cant wait for the day where I dont have to have them non stop.

Thanks again.

Boris


Hello Stewart,

I am a 28 year old 'healthy' male and have been suffering from PVC's for 4 years now. They can be from 5-10 a day to none for a few months. But the few times they do happen does alarm me tremendously. I did come across your program and to be honest, I am very skeptical, which is why I'm writing this email. My PVC's occur very rarely on their own (no physical activity), but mostly occur during intense workout sessions (Running, swimming etc) or when I start to gradually reduce the intensity of my workout. Does your program help people who have workout related PVCs? I've been to the cardiologist and my heart is perfectly fine, all tests normal. My PVC's are not as horrible as some other people, but when they do happen, mentally its a big deal to me because I feel I'm too young to have these symptoms.

Let me know your thoughts.

Thanks,

Boris

Hi Boris,

I know how you must feel, being young and fit, yet having this ectopic heartbeat. Somehow it just doesn't make sense.

I was in a similar situation to you. I played indoor soccer (admittedly I was in my 30's) and my ectopics first started after a game - I never noticed them during the game.

I have had successes with others who were fit individuals and who bought the program. I remember one of these being a rather fanatical martial artist (his words) and another being a serious triathlete. There have been others but I don't recall their stories without re-reading them.

So to answer your question, yes, this program can help you get rid of these ectopic beats. It will also give you tips on how to exercise without getting the ectopics during or after a workout.

Wishing you all the best,

Stewart


Stewart,

how quickly does the program take effect? do I need to 'relearn' how to breath and it takes days?

I am currently taking toprol primarily as a heartbeat regulator because of my 'skips'.

for several years I had taken a higher dose and finally they pretty much quit, so after chatting w/ my doctor we cut the dose in half over 1 year ago. within the last 2 months they have come back almost weekly, usually in the early morning.

I have sleep apnea but don’t use a cpap machine, and my regular doctor thinks I am maybe getting oxygen deprivation and this is irrritating the heart.

this a.m. about 5:00 I tried to roll-over and return to sleep, I had woken up earlier, read for a bit, smoked several cigarettes (bad for me I know also ive been told they contribute to my 'skips'), and finally got sleepy .  as soon as my mind got off the book and onto quiet time, I noticed the body and the skips.

I took a bit of xanax to see if that would help, no.  I took a hot bath, no.  finally about 7:00 a.m. I just got up and went to work.

will the program teach me something that will STOP the skips within minutes if they start?

thanks.

Boris

Hi Boris,

The program is intended to help you get rid of your ectopic beats altogether. Depending upon the severity and how much you do the breathing exercises, it can take a shorter or a longer time, therefore I can't give you a definite time frame but certainly it will be in the realm of one to two weeks to have positive benefits and maybe a little longer to get the full effect. However, some people have reported back to me that they have had almost an immediate effect (after one or two days). The exercises in Module 2 (once you have got used to them) can be done at any time, whilst reading, at the computer, watching TV etc. so you can really get some fast benefits if you are prepared to work at it.

An added benefit of the program is that it will help with your sleep apnea. The doctor could be right - in a way that you could be suffering from a degree of oxygen deprivation but not for the reasons he/she thinks. This phenomenon is explained in full in the program.

The program is simple to follow and has lots of explanations as to why you would suffer from this problem and how the program will help you overcome it.

If I can help you with any further questions, please feel free to email me. I usually get back by the next day.

Wishing you all the best,

Stewart


Hi stewart

On Page 10  in Module 1  you say    “Sit upright in a comfortable but supportive chair, legs uncrossed and feet on the floor”.  Is there any reason why this can’t be done lying on my back on a bed or on the floor?

Doris

Hi Doris,

There is no physical reason why you can't lie down to carry out the exercises. The only problem may come from falling asleep too often! Many people who buy the program are also suffering from snoring, poor sleep and a general tiredness on waking. If you don't find yourself falling asleep, then go for it.

If you have any further questions, please feel free to email me. I usually get back to people by the next day.

All the best,

Stewart 


Hello Stewart,

Five years ago I first experienced the scary heartbeats which gradually increased to, almost all day everyday; had lots of tests, nothing cynister was shown and the Consultant diagnosed ectopic heartbeats; prescribed one beta blocker a day which seemed to calm things, so that I no longer had these daily frights.

 But in the past 6 months it has started again and is as awful as it was 5 years ago.  I mentioned it to my doctor, who said we may need to look at increasing the medication.  I don't want to do that.  I am very interested in your programme and impressed by its detail. 

As this is sort of second time around for me, despite medication; do you think your programme would be helpful.  I would really appreciate your advice as this problem spoils my everyday life and is very tiring. I'm  female; 62 years, not over weight ; blood pressure fine, pulse rate 75 to 85 and I'm fairly fit.
Look forward to hearing from you.

Many thanks, Doris.

Hi Doris,

Thanks for your question.

Whilst everybody has a different story, yours follows a reasonably common progression through the medication route. Whilst beta blockers can calm ectopic beats in the first instance, because of their action on the heart, they can leave you feeling tired and drained. They also only mask the symptoms so the ectopic beats are always likely to come back when you are under some kind of stress.

On a positive note, the Breathe Easy Program can help you overcome these ectopic beats. It has been successful on people of all backgrounds, sex, age and fitness level. You will find a gradual lessening of need for your beta blocker as you progress through the program. You should discuss reducing this medication with your doctor. Please don't do this by yourself.

If you have any further questions, please feel free to email me. I usually reply by the next day.

Wishing you all the best,

Stewart


Hello Stuart

I am just starting the breathe easy modules and would like to ask what may seem a silly question.  When you say 'no faster than 15 breaths per minute at rest' does one inhalation count as one breath or both an inhalation and exhalation count as one breath?

Thanks for a reply.

Regards
Doris, a desperate ectopic sufferer

Hi Doris,

There's no such thing as a silly question.

One inhalation and exhalation together are counted as one breath.

If you have any more questions, silly or not, feel free to get back to me.

All the best,

Stewart


Hi Stewart,

My name is Doris and I live in London,England.

I bought your Breatheeasy Plan three days ago and have been following it properly.

I hope you don't mind me e-mailing you - it's just for a bit of support as I really want this to help me as I'm desperate to get rid of this condition.

I'm 47 years' old and have had  PVC's or ectopics for almost 10 years.

It started with me having an SVT attack when I had a pulse rate of 160 for a few hours. This started as I was sitting on the couch. I haven't had SVT since but I developed ectopics and occasionally Inappropriate Tachycardia.

As you know, I have had lots of tests- ECG's; Echo's;stress tests;blood tests etc

I was told my heart is structurally ok apart from Mild TR and T-Wave Inversion which they assure me are nothing to worry about.

I have been taking Flecainide 50mg twice a day for 6 years and Bisoprolol 5mg once a day. Sometimes I double the dose of Flecainide to help suppress the ectopics. I did that this morning and as I type this I am still getting them.

I had an EP study done 6 years ago and they did not ablate as they found the ectopics are coming from my left ventricle and the procedure would have been too risky. So we decided to try to control them with medication.

My cardiologist suggested I could change medications to Verapamil and leave out the Bisoprolol, with an option to add Flecainide if the symptoms got bad. I feel too scared to change medications as I feel like a guinea pig and don't want things to get worse.Like everyone else I would like a more natural way to get rid of them.

I stopped drinking alcohol 10 years ago (day after my SVT attack) Stopped smoking 18 years ago, don't drink tea or coffee or caffeinated drinks. Bit of a chocaholic-but have decided to cut right back, although it didn't seem to affect me!

I look after dogs in my own home and take them for walks so I can always find time to do the breathing exercises. Even over just 3 days I have been able to stop my mind wandering as much when I do them, although my ectopics have been quite bad.

I personally think I have too much adrenaline and cortisone flooding around my body. I only do 9 breaths per minute when resting and my pulse is 60bpm (beta blocker effect) although I could only hold my breath for 12 seconds.

I used to love to exercise - I am a good swimmer but very rarely go now because of the ectopics. I just bought a bike and have been cycling a few times but a few hours or a day later I tend to get the ectopics back, so I'm scared to do this. Same old vicious circle- I know you've heard this hundreds of times before and so have I and I feel for every single person with this horrific (I will never call it benign) condition.

If your program helps me I will be so thankful to you and will pass on your method to everyone I can to try to help them as well. If it doesn't? Haven't got a clue!

Thanks for listening - hope I haven't bored you to tears - I'll let you know how I get on.

Best wishes

Doris

Hello Doris,

Please don't be afraid to exercise because of the ectopics. Exercise is probably the best thing you can do to reduce your stress/adrenaline/cortisol levels. The key to exercise is to exercise only at a level where you can maintain nose breathing (unless you are swimming of course). Don't be tempted to go that bit harder and cause yourself to have to mouth breathe.

You will find as your muscular endurance improves, so does your respiratory fitness. After you have finished exercising, maintain nose breathing. You will find that this helps you recover faster and should prevent ectopics to a large degree. Exercise may be difficult when you are on beta blockers as these drugs regulate your heart rate, preventing it from beating fast enough to exercise properly. You will need to discuss this with your doctor.

12 seconds is typical for people with ectopics. Through the second-stage breathing exercises, you should be able to get this past 30 seconds and then 40 seconds with practice. As well as the 'formal' sessions of breathing exercises, as you get used to the exercises, you can do them anywhere. I often still do them, especially if I am feeling stressed, as they centre me. I do them when I am watching tv, or reading or when sat at the computer. Doing them more often will accelerate your results.

Right now I don't watch what I eat. I used to when I suffered from ectopics because I was afraid that this food or that drink would trigger another episode. The freedom this gave me was wonderful. I drink the odd glass of red wine. Like you, I love chocolate and I drink tea without problems. You will get to this stage too. Just be patient to start with.

If you have any further questions as you progress through the program, please feel free to email me and I will get back to you, usually the next day.

All the best,

Stewart

Hi Stewart,

Thank you very much for your reply. I will do my best to exercise as you advise and see what happens.

I won't keep on e-mailing you as I know you must be very busy.

Just a quick question about diet; I tend to eat salmon and tuna for Omega 3 etc. for heart health and also rolled oats on my cereal - do I have to cut these out?

Best wishes

Doris

Hi Doris,

Don't cut out your omega-3, just be careful about where the fish come from. Most tuna (in Australia at least) is caught around Vietnam and I don't touch it. The problems are with heavy metals which accumulate in the food chain that the fish eats. Both Salmon and tuna are high in their food chains. When I eat fish, I always look for country of origin. Unfortunately, the waters around the UK aren't the best either. If you buy salmon, the best you can get is caught off New Zealand or Alaska. Don't fall for the trap of buying 'Atlantic' salmon because this is a breed, not a location that it is caught at. I don't eat a lot of fresh fish, instead I take salmon oil supplements, but again, I only buy the best because as one of our advert says oils ani't oils. Cheaper fish oils may contain heavy metals to some degree. The one I take is screened for over 200 contaminants with a tolerance level of zero.

The best supplements for support of the heart are salmon oil, vitamin E and garlic.

Continue with the oats. That is a good source of soluble fibre. Don't forget insoluble wheat and other fibre too.

It's OK for you to email, as long as you don't mind waiting a day or two for a reply sometimes.

All the best,

Stewart


Hi Stewart, almost a year ago you got in touch to see how I was going. I think I responded by updating you on the fact I had an ablation procedure to stop the AFIB I had been experiencing. That was late January 2009. I haven't had a recurrence of the AFIB since then but have been plagued by ectopics (1,000s per day) which started it all off in the first place. Despite those I am playing football again and feel well - they are more a nuiscance and I have been advised on a few occasions by doctors that they are benign

I have tried a few things to get rid of them in terms of supplements but realistically everything I have been tested for medically seems to say I am healthy and supplements shouldn't be required.; I came across your website this week again and note you are making more focus on stopping ectopics.

Whilst I didn't have much success with the breathing program before for AFIB - I think I was in a permanent anxious state then and not in the best frame of mind to get the best out of the exercises. Yesterday I timed my ability to exhale and hold my breath and it is around 25s which according to your table is on the low end. How reliable is this measure? I am reasonably fit, is it still possible to be fit and have a hyperventilation problem. How long on avergage would you expect for me to get to say a 50s hold? Once it is at that level and the system is 'reset' as you say in your manual, can I expect it to remain that way assuming I fix my breathing.

I am going to give it another go and if clears up the ectopics then I'll certainly recommend it to the people on this AFIB blog I subscribe to as there are alot of people on it with the same ectopics problem and they are all playing with supplments to try and fix them when the answer might be simply get the blood more acidic due to better CO2 retention and also improve the retention of Mg as you explain in the manual.

Its also interesting that after doing a few short breathing exercises that it seems that I more naturally belly breath atleast for a while - did you find that. I suppose it could be sort term reaction where I am effectively short of breath for a while after the exercises and tend to breath a little deeper.

Sorry there a few questions laced through this but I was keen to get some feedback. I suppose the ultimate feedback will be if I can get the premature beats under control. At that point I would be happy for you to use me as a testimonial.

Lastly, do you have any ectopics now or have you managed to completely control them?

Regards,
Boris

Hi Boris,

Great to hear from you.

I have had lots of people feed back to me that they have had ablation for their ectopics or atrial fibrillations and a lot of them have had some recurrence of their problem in one way or another. That was what prompted me to write about it in the FAQ section of the website. Perhaps my statistics are skewed because I don't hear from many of the success stories, but there are plenty that I hear from who have a recurrence after ablation.

It is most certainly possible to be fit and have ectopics. I have a number of trained athletes (triathlon, martial arts, distance running etc) who have bought the program because they have ectopics (here I use ectopics to cover all benign electrical imbalances in the heart). They are the ones that are in most disbelief that they see themselves as being fit & healthy yet they have a "heart problem". In my experience, ectopics are nothing to do with how healthy you are but are more a measure of how stressed you are (emotionally, nutritionally, environmentally etc). Having a family history of heart problems helps too as a predisposition but you don't need to have heart disease to get ectopics.

I have found that once I have everything under control, my breathing rate and technique is "normal". Sometimes, due to outside stresses, my breathing starts to go awry but I know when this happens because my wife tells me that I start snoring. Once this happens, I do the exercises from module 2 and presto - back to normal. I don't get ectopics any more though. My breathing never gets that bad.

The measure that I use is a rule of thumb and with such measures one size doesn't always fit all. Having said that, the timings are more or less accurate and I find that once you break the 40 second mark, the ectopics are gone in the majority of cases. It is always better to aim higher than lower because you don't want to live life on a knife edge of having/not having ectopics.

Any good publicity on the various forums out there would be most appreciated (as long as it works for you that is). I have subscribed to some of them but their rules are that I can't promote my website myself so I don't.

I hope that I have answered your questions. If you have any more, please feel free to get back to me.

All the best,

Stewart

Thanks Stewart,

It seems as though you managed to rebalance your CO2 levels to the point you have never had a recurrence of ectopics as you say your breathing never gets that bad - very encouraging.

Although I am quite fit how long will it reasonably take to get my breath holds out to +40s from where they are now at 25s. When I say 25s I feel at that point I HAVE to take a breath.

How many people do you think have come to you with stories of recurrent ecoptics after ablation and have managed to eradicate them using the breathing technique?

My ectopics are generally all Atrial ectopics not the Ventricular ones

Boris

Hi Boris,

When you say that you HAVE to take a breath after the hold, it sounds like you have gone too far. The point you are looking for is when you FIRST feel an impulse (rather than a need) to take a breath. This will give you the timing for the chart. Your breath hold is probably more like 20 seconds or maybe less.

If getting the correct timing for the breath hold chart is giving you the irrits, don't worry too much about it. You have ectopics now (it really doesn't matter if they are atrial or ventricular) and that's all that really matters. When you progress through the program, as long as you get the SAME feeling each time you do the breath hold, you should see progress. If you hold until you HAVE to breathe then that's ok. It will give you a relative measure and for the progress, that is what we need

Depending upon how often you do the module 2 breathing exercises, getting rid of your ectopics may take less or more time. Once you have the basic procedure for these exercises under control, you can do them anywhere and everywhere. Except for when you are exercising or eating/drinking. I do them when I am on the computer, when I am reading, sometimes in my clinic (when I don't have to talk or think about what I'm doing), watching TV, etc. Doing them this often will really cut down the time it takes to re-train your body.

In answer to your question about people getting rid of their ectopics after ablation, I think that all of them that used my program have done. I don't hear back from everybody who does the program and I measure failure by refunds and I have only had to do that twice since I started selling on the Internet. One of the refunds was to someone who hadn't done the program at all, they just said that it wasn't for them. But I have heard back from some who have had ablation and subsequently got rid of their recurrent ectopics with the Breathe Easy program.

OK, I think that answers all of your questions.

Any more, you know where I am!

Stewart

Stewart all great stuff and I some of those explanations takes your manual a bit firther too in terms of the reader understanding what needs to be done. Very reassuring your got so much positive feedback from former ablees - you might really be on to something, I certainly hope so!

If you don't mind I'll keep you posted.


Hi Stewart,

I have a problem with ectopics, but I also suffer from a horrible feeling in my stomach when I'm on anything that moves, buses, trains, trams etc. Because of this I haven't been on any of them for about 29 years. I can't describe the feeling any better but just that it feels like an exaggerated feeling when you are on a roller coaster only that I have to shut my eyes. The problem is that it happens to me when I am driving and thats dangerous. I've been told for many years that it is panic, although I question this. Anyway Stewart I was wondering if you think that this program would help me as I am always tense, have sore neck and stiff muscles. I'm generally quite fit, not overweight, watch what I eat, but I NEVER feel well. I'm always sad because I am stopping all my family from going anywhere because I cant travel. So of course this leads to being depressed, severely.

I'd appreciate your honesty. I have spent thousands of dollars on doctors, programs, medications for about 30 years. That's a lot of money. Do you think I could be helped by your program.

Sincere regards

Doris

Hi Doris,

I can empathise with your experience of ectopic heartbeat. The additional panic/travel problems I have not experienced myself but I can understand your frustration.

I know that my program can help your ectopic heartbeat. It can also help with panic attack-type disorders so it may well help with your travel problem too if this is related. The stomach/digestion is directly related to panic attacks by virtue of adrenaline. When you experience panic or anxiety, adrenaline is released into your bloodstream. This hormone has a number of different effects on your body. One of them is to reduce blood supply to the digestive system and to urge you to go to the toilet (in extreme cases). It also gives you an empty, agitated feeling in your abdomen. Different people feel different symptoms. So it is entirely possible that the panic is related to your distressing feelings in your abdomen.

I would suggest giving the program a try. As I said, it will help with the ectopics and the panic. It may well help with the feelings in your stomach. If it doesn't help with your stomach, email me again, let me know how you are doing and what has changed for you and I will try to help you further. There are other options open for you depending upon where you are at after you finish the program. In any case, please let me know how you have gone on because I like to hear success stories too!

Wishing you all the best,

Stewart


Hi

I was just scaling the net AGAIN, looking for information about my condition. I have recently been diagnosed with venticular ectopic beats after about a year of me constantly going to and fro from the Doctors. I was starting to get the impression from my doctors that i was becoming somewhat a hindrance, i have had several ECG's which of cause never picked anything up because they where only left on for a couple of minutes. They eventuantly put on a 24 hour monitor which thankfully they could see the amount i was getting daily. I was then referred to my local hospital, only to be told via the receptionist that the consultant didn't want to see me and to go back to my doctor. Each time they increased the level of Beta Blocker, i am currently taking 5mg and that supressed them for a while and i felt human again, but they have started to creep back, ;and they have tried to put me on 10mg but they made me feel vacant and quite out of it, which is no good as i am a busy mum of two. I have been referred yet again to the hospital but as of yet i am still waiting. So when i found your website i was quite relieved,as when i mention my condition to family and friends they could only sympathise as they have never felt anything like it. And like you i was wondering weither i would have to put up with this for the rest of my life, as i consider myself as reasonably fit and healthy 35 year old.

I am also a asthma sufferer so i could possibly benefit from this program, I live in the U.K and i was wondering weither you had any outlets over here or was there anywhere over here that sold the program.

Yours Hopefully

Doris

Hi Doris

I understand your frustration with the whole doctor-hospital experience. It's much the same everywhere unfortunately.

The beta blocker you are taking is relaxing the heart, causing it to beat more slowly. This is why you are feeling vacant. The beta blocker sits on the end of your nerve fibres, blocking some of the impulses, effectively stopping it from becoming excited. It's a medical/chemical method of preventing over-stimulation of the heart in people who have heart problems that are exacerbated by a faster heartbeat. As I see it, it is a stop-gap measure for people with ectopic heartbeat - but that is my view.

My program will help get rid of your ectopic heartbeat (and as you correctly suggested, it will help with your asthma) all without drugs. If you do choose to buy this program, you will need to discuss lowering your beta blocker dosage with your doctor. Please don't do this by yourself.

You can buy the Breathe Easy Program from my website. When you click the "buy now" button, you are directed to the PayPal website where you can pay with either a PayPal account or with a credit card (you don't need to have a PayPal account to do this). After the payment is made, an email will be sent to you, allowing you to download the program from a link. You have 24 hours to do this. (If you don't download it in the 24 hours, you can ask me and I will email it to you). It is quite simple and you can do this from the UK. No problems.

Wishing you all the best,

Stewart


Hi Stewart,
I am Boris from India, working as engineer, from past 4days I am feeling a kind of getting a very strong single heart beat, much stronger than normal and sometimes scares me (blush feeling) some 10 times in a day.i checked my heart in ECHO. the doctor said the heart is functioning normally. My age is 27 yrs...Can u please guide me please ?

Regards
Boris

Hi Boris,

From your description, it sounds like you have an ectopic heartbeat. Has your doctor verified this? It is also known by other names such as premature ventricular contraction, missed beat, extra beat etc.

The Breathe Easy program will work with most heart arrhythmia, like that you describe, as long as you have no heart disease. Your doctor said that your heart is functioning properly and that is a good sign.

If you are sure that there is no underlying heart disease then the Breathe Easy Program can help you to get rid of this ectopic heartbeat.

Wishing you all the best,

Stewart


G'day Stewart,

I came across your web site last night and purchased your Breathe Easy program. I read through the 5 modules to get an idea of the program's scope. It looks very promising. I have just returned from Brisbane after an unsuccessful attemp to ablate areas of ectopic activity in my ventricles. I have had ectopics of varying severity for about 15 years (I am now 60), however, following a serious car accident about two years ago they have been worse- with attacks lasting for hours (often every 2nd or 3rd beat). As I am very aware of my heart, these are very distressing, even though I know 'they are not going to kill me'. I haven't been able to identify any obvious triggers, apart from stress and adrenaline from public speaking/performances etc. I noticed from your course that I fit the bill for other symptoms you ascribe to poor breathing - constant fatigue and waking up tired after an apparent good night's sleep for example. however I have a couple of questions before I 'dive in' to the program.

I have noticed that periods of bad arrythmia are nearly always accompanied by digestive upset. I feel that a good burp would fix my heart. Are these symtoms likely to be connected?

How specifically does poor breathing and the resultant low CO2 level in the lungs cause the heart to fire off the ectopics?
Is Bowen therapy also likely to help this condition?

Kind regards,

Boris

Hi Boris,

Thanks for buying the program.

"I have noticed that periods of bad arrythmia are nearly always accompanied by digestive upset. I feel that a good burp would fix my heart. Are these symtoms likely to be connected?"

One of the components of the program is related to diet. If you are not progressing through the program with results you would expect or if you know that you suffer from digestive upsets, then it is recommended that you follow this. The food diary is an important part of this process to identify which foods adversely affect your body. If your body is fighting to digest food, you are not in a relaxed position to carry out the program. So your observations are correct.

"How specifically does poor breathing and the resultant low CO2 level in the lungs cause the heart to fire off the ectopics?"

I'm not sure that anyone knows why ectopic heartbeats start. I have not come across anything in my research that specifically identifies the cause. The mechanism of ectopic heartbeat is well known but how it gets from cause to effect is a grey area. I think that this is why the specialist will just tell you to live with it, because they can't trace the route backwards to help you prevent it. Having low CO2 levels in your lungs alters your blood chemistry such that any predispositions that you have will manifest as complaints. In our case, these are in the form of ectopic heartbeats.

"Is Bowen therapy also likely to help this condition?"

I find that with my clients who have carried out both the breathing program and have had Bowen Therapy simultaneously have achieved results faster than those who only do the breathing exercises. This is a bit of a generalisation because everybody is individual but it is generally true. When I carry out the Bowen treatments, I use procedures that are specific to breathing and heart related issues.

"I am sure other questions may arise as I work through the modules, and would appreciate being able to contact you again if they do."

Please feel free to email me and I will get back to you as soon as I can.

All the best,

Stewart


Just feeling a bit desperate about the ole missed beats etc., I need to know this will help.
Kind regards

Doris

Hi Doris,

Firstly, you can be assured that this program will help you to get rid of your ectopic beats.

I have had feedback from many people that have done just that. It's a pity only a few give me something that they will allow me to put on my website.

I presume that you have had a diagnosis of ectopic heartbeat from your GP/cardiologist and that there is no over-riding heart disease that is at the root of these beats. If that is the case, then the program will help you.

I know that desperate feeling from personal experience and I know how good it feels to put it all behind you too.

If you have any further questions, please email me and I will be only too pleased to get back to you.

Wishing you all the best,

Stewart


Hi Stewart,

My name is Boris & I live in Hamilton NZ.

I am 62 years old, and have had irregular heart beats on & off for about the last year or so. But about a year ago I ended up in hospital because of them, & bouts of light headedness. Just before that happened, I started drinking green tea with ginsing in it. Once I stopped drinking that tea the problem ceased.

But over the last few months the the irregular heart beats, hence the pounding in my chest, have been with me constantly. I dont suffer from chest pains. I have been a runner for the last 40 years, still love my running, & I use a rowing machine as well now. I have checked my diet, which is healthy. I dont drink tea, coffee etc & very little alchohol if any at all.

I went to my Dr for a check up & had all the blood tests a week ago. I have low blood pressure 106/60, & all my blood tests came back normal. My Dr has again reffered to to a specialist in our local hospital

Can your programme help me?

Cheer's,
Boris.

Hi Boris,

Thanks for your email.

I remember thinking how come I was diagnosed being with ectopic heartbeat when I was (reasonably) fit and healthy at the time. I didn't seem to fit in with my idea of someone with a heart problem.

When you go to the specialist, they will probably want you to wear a Halter monitor for 24 hours. This device records your heart rhythm for the period that you are wearing it and they can see if you had any ectopic beats. I suggest that you go and do this, at the very least for peace of mind. What it will show is if there are any other types of beat abnormality going on.

The Breathe Easy Program works on ectopic heartbeat by addressing the underlying cause rather than trying to mask the symptoms. You were right to look at diet as a factor in ectopic heartbeat but it isn't the only one. In the program, I introduce diet as a tool to use if the program proper isn't giving you the benefits that you were looking for.

Once you buy the program, I am only an email away. I encourage you to email me if you have any questions as you progress through the program, although I have tried to make it as self-explanatory and comprehensive as possible.

Wishing you all the best,

Stewart

 

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