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If you suspect that you have AFib, or have been diagnosed with it, you may feel concerned or even fearful about the changes you’ll encounter as you seek to manage the condition. Although each person will have their own unique experience with AFib and will find different ways to manage the changes.


We have all cultivated nutritional habits, and AFib may push you into making some diet-related habit adjustments, particularly if you are taking medication. However, a healthy diet is important for everyone so if AFib serves as a trigger to help you choose healthier foods, perhaps people in your family will join you and you’ll all get healthier together as you learn what works best for managing atrial fibrillation.


On the pages below, you’ll find tips and insight about:

AFib and Healthy Weight Management

Research shows that you can improve your AFib experience, reduce the burden of your AFib, and give yourself the best odds for AFib prevention by maintaining a healthy weight.

Anti-coagulation and Healthy Nutrition

Some foods — even healthy ones — can make certain anticoagulants less effective, but healthy eating is critical for everyone.

Food and Nutrition for Your Healthiest Heart

In some ways, the quality of our nutrition influences everything about our health, from immunity to ability to recover after a surgery to reversing many chronic conditions.

Should I be concerned about certain foods?

If you’re on medications to treat your AFib, it’s important to be informed about food interactions that can interfere with your medications.

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    Sandra, thank you for the information.  I was diagnosed a year ago and just now found a web site to learn more.  I don't want to go back on medication, as I followed through with cardiac ablation so I could avoid medications.  If I can keep af...
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    I started taking magnesium gylcinate last March and it has made a wonderful difference for me.  I started slow with only 200 mg daily but now I'm taking 400 mg.  I'm doing so well that I'm afraid to miss a single dose!  I haven't had an afib ep...
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    Allison, I take a liquid magnesium created by Dr Carolyn Dean. You can look her up on line and download her free book called the " magnesium miracle". She will direct you on starting doses and how to take it. Pills are fine but do cause a laxat...
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