Heart Palpitations All the Time After I Eat

by Lisann

My name Is lisann black and I live in the bahamas and I really have a problem with my heart.

I'm always having heart palpitations all day every day the reason is that every time I consume food in my body and 30 minutes after my heart palpitations would start to bother me its like an irregular heart beat it only happens when i eat food even when I try to eat healthy it would still happen don't know why I can't eat nothing at all cause I'm so scared of the heart palpitations can you tell me what might be wrong with me please thanks god bless........

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Seen a Doctor yet?
by: Kerri Knox, RN- The Immune Queen!

Hi Lisann,

Have you seen a doctor about this yet?

If so, what did they say?

If not, then you MUST see a doctor before I can help you out. Heart palpitations can be serious and you need to be checked out, get an ECG and some blood electrolytes, etc before I can really help you out at all.

Kerri Knox, RN

hello urgent
by: Anonymous

hello kerri yes i have seen a doctor many times nut they said my heart is fine can u help me out please thanks......

Heart Palpitations...
by: Kerri Knox, RN- The Immune Queen!

Hi Lisann,

Well, I don't know why you would be having this problem, but it would be good to make sure that you are sufficient in magnesium by following the instructions on the Magnesium Dosage page.

Also, it could very well be food allergies. A trick that alternative practitioners do to see if you are allergic to a specific food is to have you take your pulse before you eat, then eat something that is allergenic and take your pulse again 30 minutes afterwards. If it has increased, then you might be allergic to that food.

But you have it easier, you have palpitations. So, the most allergenic foods are:


I suggest eliminating these to see if they resolve your problem. Or, since it seems that you have such a violent reaction after eating that you start eating just ONE SINGLE food at each meal and keep a record of the foods that you do and don't have this reaction to.

You should find a pattern emerge as to which foods cause you problems, then simply avoid these foods in the future...

Kerri Knox RN Immune Health Queen

Kerri Knox, RN- The Immune System Queen
Functional Medicine Practitioner
Immune System

Essential Tremors and Magnesium
by: sarah

Hi my nane is sarah and I have what doctors call Essential tremors my head shakes really bad if I turn my head to the left or push on the muscles below my shoulder my head shakes worse. the muscles is very tender.My doctor said this is because the muscles is like a closed fist.I also so get heart palpitations often.

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I started watching what i eat.Like chocolate,peanut butter,milk,peppermint, caffeine, high fructose corn syrup and gluten. Once I stop eating these foods my palpitations stopped. My question is can the magnesium help to strengthen my muscles calm down the anxiety and nerves.If so which of your product will best fit my need.

Magnesium doesn't 'strengthen' muscles..
by: Kerri Knox, RN- The Immune Queen!

Hi Sara,

Magnesium doesn't 'strengthen' muscles, but it relaxes them and is likely to help with your tremors. Exercise strengthens muscles. Although vitamin d deficiency can make muscles weaker- and most people have vitamin d deficiency.

Please just read my page on Magnesium Dosage to see the right dose of magnesium and the right kind to take...

Kerri Knox RN

Kerri Knox, RN- The Immune System Queen
Functional Medicine Practitioner
Immune System
Side Effects

by: PJ


I have the same problem. Skipped heart beats 30 min after a meal. It has led to episodes of Atrial Fibrillation. Solution is to completely avoid Tyramine from your diet. Tyramine is a brain stimulant. Avoid aged cheeses. Ham salami soy sauce aged fruit etc the list is very long. Search on google. Tyramine containing foods.
This has now changed my life for the better.

Heart Palps after eating
by: Anonymous

This happens to me ALL the time even with my medication. I always get them to some degree after I eat. They were so much worse before meds. They are still very bothersome. I am thinking I need to take some Magnesium supplements. Maybe Vitamin D also. My Vitamin D levels were 22 last time I had blood work. I took a mega dose of Vitamin D once a week for 8 weeks, but that was a couple years ago and I haven't had the levels checked since. I have Magnesium which was prescribed for headaches, but I think it is of the oxide persuasion and maybe not the right supplement to be taking. I am fatigued, weak, sore and frustrated all the time with the way I feel. But, at least I am alive, huh?

Skipped heart beats and palms after meals
by: Kimberly M

It sounds like Roemheld Syndrome. I also have had the same problem, with no heart issues. Check out these links :)

Roemheld syndrome (RS), also known as Roemheld-Techlenburg-Ceconi-Syndrome or gastric-cardia, is a complex of gastrocardiac symptoms first described by Ludwig von Roemheld (1871–1938). It is a syndrome where maladies in the gastrointestinal tract or abdomen trigger/cause cardiac symptoms.


This link has some excellent recommendation. One of the best things you can do is start using digestive enzymes. Check out the website and listen to the radio show!

Corn syrup
by: Anonymous

I have had this problem over 20 years and figured out it's corn syrup, especially high fructose corn syrup. The reason it seems like it happens every time you eat is because it's hidden in everything. Try eating non processed whole foods and see the difference. When you buy items, read labels and put it back if contains it. It's in jars if sauces,salad dressings, ketchup! You can find brands without, but it generally costs more. Hope this helps

Vague nerve stimulation
by: Stephen


There is a condition called vagaly mediated AF. It’s often associated with an undiagnosed hiatal hernia. The preassure of food stuff within the hernia after eating stimulates your vagus nerve which tries to take control of your heart rythum.

It’s scary but mostly harmless. There are treatments available but you would need to see a gastroenterologist and a cardiologist for a diagnosis.

Hope this helps and try not to worry too much


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