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It’s a great time of year to think about your heart health so let’s look at some common causes of heart problems:

There are different views of why and how heart problems develop. Here are the main causes for heart issues:

  • Improper diet and over-indulgences
  • Infections
  • Drugs & Toxins
  • Parasites
  • Emotions

Improper Diet and Over-Indulgences
Improper diet and over-indulgences are common problems for heart disease in America. The modern diet of sugar, heavy meat, and starches will weaken the heart and clog the arteries. In the book, Back to Eden, author Dr. Jethro Kloss supports the view of cleaning up one’s diet to help heart problems. He states, “My heart was so weak years ago, that I could scarcely walk across the floor. I am now above 76 years of age and only a short while ago, I ran five miles and then, took a deep breath and sang, ‘Nearer My God to Thee’ in a full voice. There was not a sign of a flutter of the heart or palpitation. Those who witnessed this said it was too good to believe when they felt my pulse and listened to my heart” P. 488.

Solutions: Eliminate unhealthy food from one’s diet and eat whole food without over-indulging. Alkalize the body with Raw Apple Cider vinegar or lemon juice.


  • Infection, most commonly, from a virus can cause myocarditis, which is an inflammation of the heart muscle. Symptoms of infection around the heart are: fatigue, shortness of breath, fever, joint pain, lower extremity swelling, achy feeling in the chest.
  • Endocarditis is an infection and inflammation of the heart valves and the inner lining of the heart chambers, called the endocardium. This condition occurs when infectious organisms such as bacteria or fungi enter the blood stream and settle in the heart.
  • Tooth infections can also lead to heart problems. I have seen clients whose tooth infections caused other issues, such as a kidney infection and high blood pressure.

Solutions: Use herbs that fight infections, such as: LDM-100, Special Force, Fever formula, and Astragulus.

Drugs & Toxins
Here is a list of drugs that can cause heart problems and disease:
Drugs That May Lead to Heart Damage | Winchester Hospital

In summary, drugs that may lead to heart damage are Anthracyclines, Antipsychotic drugs, Non-steroid anti-inflammatory drugs, and drugs for type 2 Diabetes such as Thiazolidinediones which are associated with an increased risk of heart attack and heart failure.

Through muscle-testing, I have found that many drugs, including drugs that are supposed to help the heart, actually weaken it. In the book Back to Eden, Dr. Kloss also states that “Many heart troubles are caused by tea, coffee, tobacco, and alcoholic beverages” P. 488. Caffeine, alcohol, and nicotine are drugs and can affect one’s heart.

Solutions: Avoid drugs, and limit or eliminate caffeine, alcohol, and nicotine. Take botanical medicinal herbs that strengthen the heart instead, such as: Hawthorne berries, Motherwort, St. John’s Wort, and Cayenne.

We now have a new Heart Formula called Calm Heart. This formula helps to strengthen and calm the heart. Next week, I will discuss this formula and the role of parasites and emotions and the heart.

We’re here to help YOU!
Amy Willis MH, CTN


1. Infections of the Heart: Myocarditis, Bacterial Pericarditis & Infective Endocarditis.
2. Drugs That May Lead to Heart Damage.


About the Author

Amy Willis M.H., CTN

Master Herbalist, Board Certified Naturopath
Amy is the Owner and Founder of Herbs4You. She is a Master Herbalist from the School of Natural Healing, and Board Certified Naturopath from the American Naturopathic Medical Association. Amy has 30 years experience with herbs and 15 years experience muscle testing.