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ChocolateI had read that chocolate could be helpful in reducing Afib experience and thought I would experiment.
Background: I am a 61 year old somewhat skinny, healthy racquetball player. I have had 5 Afib experiences between 2016 and April 2017. After the last experience I decided to drink hot cocoa once a day. Since I don't want to intake sugar I use stevia as a sweetener; and I use goat milk instead of cow's milk (since I have a cow's milk allergy). I take 1.5 teaspoons unseetened cocoa powder in a large mug (50/50 milk and water mix) which I drink every morning. Anecdotally I have not had an Afib experience since. Maybe coincidence, maybe not.
I do not take any drugs and am vary wary of oblation. My doctor says I would be a good candidate. She also wants me to take drugs. I do neither and feel completely normal now. She wanted me to think of AFib as a "friend" that I would have to get to know. Jesus!! Are cardiologists really worth an average salary of $400,000 a year with advice like this? Obviously Afib is not serious for me right ow and maybe it will return. So far so good. I do NOT want to take blood thinners. She said internal bleeding is a normal side effect. Well it is not normal for me. And I do not want to make it normal
ewNY1, September 1, 2020 11:59pm EST
My cardiologist asks me to quit caffeine (coffee, tea, chocolate) and alcohol but my EP tells me I can consume both in moderation. But the final decision is mine to make, I choose to quit ALL. Now I only drink decaf coffee and soda occasionally. I'm living healthier and less excuse of getting afib.