Alcohol and rapid heart rate

Answered on December 14, 2013
Created December 14, 2013 at 11:44 AM

Since going paleo, alcohol gives me an elevated heart rate which can last for up to 12 hours after drinking. This disrupts my sleep significantly so I cut back a lot, couple glasses of red wine once a week. I have tried different supplements, less carbs, more carbs, limes, no limes, I can't figure out why it happens or how to stop it.

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on December 14, 2013
at 08:14 PM

Have a family member with this issue... for her, red wine appears to be the culprit. If you choose to drink; limit to max 1 drink per day average for women & max 2 drinks per day average for men.

Simple drinks clear sprits, non-sugar / non-diet mixe (yeah... vodka soda's about it), red wine (might be the problem), white. No exoctic, fruity, sugary.... from a paleo POV.

Unfortunately @samc probably has the best solution.

check this out and see if it applies


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on December 14, 2013
at 04:59 PM

Simple solution is the one I adopted. Don't drink it. Many benefits for me, less weight, better sleep, etc. For me it was a slow poision.


on December 14, 2013
at 01:09 PM

Google "Holiday Heart Syndrome" and see if that resonates. It happens to me and unfortunatly it doesn't go away.

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