Raw Honey and arrhythmia?
The day my symptoms resembling A fib started, I ate raw honey for the first time. I read that if the honey is from bees who harvested from rhododendrons, it can cause arrhythmias. Symptoms are generally gone within 24 hours. The honey I bought was a prepackaged one with no origin on the label.
I have eaten local honey before with no adverse effects. This was bought in a store. My symptoms were gone within 24 hours.
Mad honey poisoning occurs after people consume honey contaminated with grayanotoxin, a chemical contained in nectar from the species Rhododendron ponticum and luteum.
Grayanotoxin interferes with chemical messages in the body - in this case, the heart.
There are more common causes of arrhythmia, such as stress, caffeine, tobacco, alcohol and certain medications, including some diet pills and cough and cold medicines.
Not all arrhythmias are dangerous but if you think you have one, you should get it checked by a doctor.
Symptoms include palpitations or awareness of your heartbeat, tiredness, dizziness and fainting.
Doctors attending the European Society of Cardiology meeting heard how people who drink too much cola risk arrhythmias.
Anyone else ever hear this about honey? Hmmm
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