There can be no better way to raise the heart rate of a Consultant Cardiologist than to title an article: “The Real Cause of Heart Attacks” – and with a bit of luck, in one go… he’ll get it !
For those who have not “got it” after that first sentence, this is the slightly longer version:
Let’s start with a bit of anatomy
These are two very good explanations of how the heart works:
The takeaways from these two videos are that:
1) The heart is “very very electrical”
2) The heart has it’s own pacemaker – the AtrioVentricular – AV mode – that even when the heart is removed from the body – will cause it to still beat.
3) But there are external inputs that change that rate:
___i) Messages from the Parasympathetic Nervous System – the “Rest & Digest” System – that slow down the heart beat and
___ii) Messages from the Sympathetic Nervous System – the Fight & Flight System – that speed it up.
Too many people have the idea that a heart attack is when “the heart stops beating”, it’s not. A heart attack is
the heart “beating all over the place at the wrong time” so it is “pumping” but it is not pumping blood – well not very much anyway.
Defibrillators don’t re-start a stopped heart, they re-set the heart beat so it is co-ordinated.
This gets us very quickly to “The Real Cause of Heart Attacks”; which is this:
If the Sympathetic Nervous System mis-fires and sends aberrant electrical signals to the heart then this can cause an “electrical storm in the heart” – the heart “beating all over the place at the wrong time”. That is a heart attack – a myocardial infarction.
The title of this article I have written, has gone into the brain of your friendly neighbourhood Consultant Cardiologist – he’s very sensitive: he is meant to be a world expert on hearts and demands a monopoly on treatment, yet heart attacks have been the biggest killers around for decades – aka he’s not doing his job very well.
This will have upset his brain, this will have stimulated his Sympathetic Nervous System and this will have affected his heartbeat – so hopefully, by now he will have “got it” and if he has not got it… I’m sure ‘she’ will have !
The standard idea of a Heart attack is: “A heart attack, also called a myocardial infarction, happens when a part of the heart muscle doesn’t get enough blood”. This, they say, is caused by a blocked coronary artery. https://www.cdc.gov/heartdisease/heart_attack.htm
and it is because the heart is short of oxygen that the electrics go haywire.
What about the other way round ? : Mis-firing electrical signals from the Sympathetic Nervous System causes the heart’s
electrics to go haywire and this causes blockages in the coronary artery.
The Sympathetic Nervous System is, in simple terms, a bunch of mini-brains – called ganglion – that lie just infront of the spine.
To function well they need a good back & neck. If you have had a physical trauma injury a car accident, horse fall… then the
back can get jammed up for years – even if it’s not painful – this can mess with the ganglion and they can mis-fire and trigger a heart attack perhaps many years after the original injury.
Why it makes sense:
Two features of a heart attack fit things happening this way round, where they do not fit the standard model.
1 Prior to having a heart attack, people often complain, from a few days to a few weeks beforehand of feelings of exhaustion and deep tiredness.
If heart attacks come from a blocked artery then what’s all this about ? Psychic premonitions manifesting themselves as exhaustion ?
If a heart attack was caused by the Sympathetic Nervous System mis-firing then this makes perfect sense as deep exhaustion is a classic symptom
of “low Sympathetic Tone” – the Sympathetic Nervous System on a go slow. Long term, deep exhaustion is diagnosed as CFS/ME and is usually fixable by fixing the spine: https://goodback.co.uk/2019/01/15/chronic-fatigue-syndrome-cfs-me-and-your-bad-back/
2) Most Heart attacks happen at night time or first thing in the morning.
If heart attacks come from a blocked artery then what’s all this about ?
If a heart attack was caused by the Sympathetic Nervous System mis-firing then this makes perfect sense as when you are sleeping on a horizontal bed and have a tight Back/Neck then there is dramatically reduced drainage of congested lymph surrounding these ganglion – triggering a major mis-fire.
What kills you ? It is not the heart attack by itself that kills you, but the damage caused to the heart by the heart attack.
If your heart is a bit of a mess to start with caused by eating lots of fructose, by eating corn syrup (HFCS) & sucrose (table sugar) – which are both half fructose, if you smoke, don’t exercise – and you won’t feel much like doing exercise if you eat fructose, if you eat trans fatty acids & rancid oils then this will dramatically increase the damage & death caused by the heart attack.
Calcification of the arteries, that has a lot to do with low levels of Vitamin K2: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kGfQEKPn83g
is an issue to look at as well. K2 works well with D3: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LfZpLllgd5Q
Dr Sydney Bush used Vitamin C & Lysine to clear arteries https://youtu.be/Qhcb302DPiY – and vitamin B works well with the B vitamins – a general upping of vitamin levels is a good idea.
So all the usual good advice: no smoking, no fructose (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P3WkXJokBAU, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ceFyF9px20Y, https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5747444) , eat grass fed saturated fats (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dIzK5Of-2FQ), fresh veg, foods with fibre…
and do moderate exercise still hold. But for the actual trigger of the heart attack, you need to be looking at your back – and more specifically, for the heart – at your neck – as it is the ganglion here – called the Stellate ganglion – that send Sympathetic Nervous System messages to the heart.
They like to use to use the phrases like: “Cardiac sympathetic innervation from the stellate ganglia” https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/28011590/ – so that’s the sort of terminology to search for further reading on this.
What makes me think this ?
The famous Dr Paul Sherwood (deceased) came up with this thinking originally https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RmDPaNWBXNY .
I now use the same techniques that Dr Paul Sherwood used, I mainly focus on Scoliosis https://goodback.co.uk/2021/04/04/scoliosis/
Patient after patient report back that lots of other intractable issues they have suffered from disappear once their back & neck are fixed with these techniques – There are Ganglion along most of the spine performing all sorts of functions for repair, digestion, reproduction… – so it’s not too surprising that this happens.
Over the years you get to recognise the types: “Can I ask, with the bad back you have – do you have very bad period pains ? digestive issues ?, migraines ? … – I fix the back and these other issues go as well.
I’ve seen very congested necks with people suffering from the sort of deep exhaustion that looks pre-heart attack. Fixing the neck fixed the deep exhaustion, no heart attacks happened.
“Where is the hard Science ?” You may ask. Sadly “science” is now owned by Big Pharma and so there is and will never be any interest from the world of science to investigate this approach.
What does a Dr Sherwood Style treatment look like ? A treatment looks like this: https://youtu.be/ptksH-nb_qA
What else can I do ? Sleeping like this: Inclined Bed Therapy keeps congestion down at night time: https://goodback.co.uk/2020/06/08/inclined-bed-therapy/
This is the area where the neck gets congested – and this shows the ASMI treatment that fixes it: