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How to Survive a Heart Attack While It’s Happening

How To Survive A Heart Attack While It's Happening | Jill's Home Remedies | Learn how you can stop a heart attack in 60 seconds with this amazing herb!

A heart attack is a very painful and serious condition. Each year about 735,000 people suffers from a heart attack. [1]

I’ve had chest pains and numbness of my arm even within the last few months that made me wonder if I was having a heart attack. However, because I’m younger-ish and try to eat healthily and stay fit, I took the time to research my symptoms and realized I was suffering from Precordial Catch Syndrome. This syndrome is something I’ve suffered from off and on since a teenager, normally only a few times a year. It’s good to familiarize yourself with this condition if you have chest pains so that you know whether or not you’re dealing with something serious.

Because we live in a country where heart disease causes 1 in every 4 deaths [1], we need to be aware of the risks and causes of this life-threatening condition, as well as the ways to prevent and treat it.

Signs of a Heart Attack 

  • Pain, discomfort, pressure, or a feeling of squeezing in the center of the chest that does not go away quickly, or goes away and comes back.
  • Shortness of breath
  • Nausea
  • Cold sweat
  • Discomfort, pain, or numbness in arms, stomach, back, neck and/or jaw  [2]

The Real Cause of a Heart Attack 

The CDC lists these as causes for a heart attack: [1]

  • High blood pressure
  • High cholesterol
  • Smoking
  • Diabetes
  • Obesity
  • Poor diet
  • Inactivity
  • Excessive alcohol use

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How To Prevent a Heart Attack 

  • Exercise regularly
  • Eat a healthy diet. This means to avoid fast food, processed foods, and artificial sweeteners as much as possible. Drink lots of water, eat fresh fruits and vegetables in variety, healthy proteins and essential fatty acids, etc.
  • Reduce stress by getting enough sleep, managing time and activities, and taking herbs that reduce stress.
  • Consume herbs that promote a healthy heart, such as:
  1. Beet Root
  2. Hawthorne
  3. Cayenne
  4. Licorice Root
  5. Paprika

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How to Survive a Heart Attack While It’s Happening

The one amazing herb that you need to have on hand in case of a heart attack or stroke is cayenne.

Cayenne stimulates every cell of the body. It regulates circulation and the flow of blood from the head to the feet.

If someone is having a heart attack or stroke, first call 911 immediately!

While waiting for the ambulance, and if the person is conscious:

  1. Place 1 tsp. of powdered cayenne in a glass of water and have the person drink it.
  2. OR place cayenne tincture in the mouth, preferably under the tongue, a few drops at a time.
  3. Repeat either the glass of powdered cayenne or the cayenne tincture every few minutes in small doses until medical help arrives.

While waiting for the ambulance, and if the person is unconscious:

  1. Rub cayenne powder on the gums.
  2. OR place cayenne tincture in the mouth a few drops at a time, being careful not to choke patient.
  3. Repeat small doses until medical help arrives, especially if the patient is not responding.

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Cayenne is a powerful stimulant and increases needed oxygen to the brain, and is said to stop a heart attack in 60 seconds! [4] I’ve watched a video by Dr. Richard Schulze where he tells of going out to his parking lot and finding a patient of his unconscious in his car. Dr. Schulze administered cayenne tincture and the patient was saved from a heart attack.

Dr. John Christopher also testified that he never lost a patient to a heart attack because he always kept cayenne on hand. [4]

Cayenne is one of those must-have herbs to keep on hand for emergencies!

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Do you suffer from heart troubles? How do you keep your heart healthy?


  1. Heart Disease Facts. (2015). Retrieved March 01, 2016, from
  2.  Warning Signs of a Heart Attack. (n.d.). Retrieved March 01, 2016, from
  3.  Mercola, J. (n.d.). What Happens During a Heart Attack. Retrieved March 01, 2016, from
  4.  Cayenne Pepper – Stop a heart attack fast. (n.d.). Retrieved March 04, 2016, from  

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Massage Basics: The Benefits of Massage and Tips To Give a Great One

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I’ve had 2 professional massages in my life, and both were a surprise spa day paid for by someone else. I personally find  it above my personal budget to pay for expensive massages on a regular basis, but I sure did appreciate that person that splurged for me!

If you’ve never had a good massage, you don’t know what you’re missing out on.  After experiencing the stress melt away and feeling like a renewed person after my massages, it wasn’t hard to convince me how beneficial they are for good health.

Why A Massage Is Beneficial

Massage can have profound effects on the body by creating physiological and chemical changes throughout the body. Plus, during a massage, several reflex points are being pressed throughout the body. These reflex points correlate with organs in your body and the massage helps send healing signals to the organs that may need to be repaired. Other benefits of a massage are:

  • Relieves migraines and headaches
  • Releases amino acids that work as a natural painkiller
  • Improves joints
  • Relieves depression and anxiety
  • Helps immune system by stimulation of lymph flow
  • Improves circulation
  • Reduces stress
  • Better air flow for asthma sufferers
  • Decrease PMS symptoms
  • Reduce blood pressure
  • Prepares expectant mothers’ bodies for an easier labor
  • Helps to release trapped toxins

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The Healing Power of Onions


 When I began using natural remedies over 10 years ago, I was so surprised at the remedies I could use from foods I had in my kitchen.  Onions are one of those.  Many people don’t realize how they have natural medicine cabinets sitting in their fridges and cabinets.  Onions give flavor to dishes, but they also provide important nutrients.  Onions contain iron, folic acid, calcium, fiber, and are high in vitamin C.  Do you know they also contain the antioxidant, Quercetin?  Quercetin fights aging, diseases, and cancer; it lowers blood pressure and cholesterol while helping to raise the good cholesterol. {Source}

I absolutely love the fact that a simple kitchen food can help me keep my family well!

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