Wow, amazing info Unyquity as usual! got a lot to go through. Thanks for the reminder on Hawthorn, I think I'll be adding that to my list as well. I've sent you an email as well just now.
Update: After reading the link you provided on protein and detoxification I'm certain now that my typical excessive daily protein intake back when I was exercising was doing serious harm to my body, especially because I was constantly trying to detox. I never put together that the stress of filtering out the protein by my kidneys would place stress on my heart as it apparently has. It's all coming together now, thank you so much for that link Uny, the info there is phenomenal!