A Natural Approach To Health
Living With Epilepsy
I had a question the other day about epilepsy.
Epilepsy is a common condition that causes repeated seizures.
The seizures are caused by bursts of electrical activity in your brain that aren’t normal.
Seizures may cause problems with muscle control, movement, speech, vision, or awareness.
They usually don’t last very long, but they can be scary.
The good news is treatment usually works to control and reduce seizures.
Epilepsy isn’t a type of mental illness or intellectual disability.
It generally doesn’t affect how well you think or learn.
You can’t catch epilepsy from other people, and they can’t catch it from you.
Often researchers don’t know what causes epilepsy.
Less than half of people with epilepsy know why they have it.
Sometimes another problem (head injury, brain tumor, brain infection, or stroke) causes epilepsy.
The main symptom of epilepsy is repeated seizures that happen without warning.
Without treatment, seizures may continue and become worse and more frequent over time.
There are different kinds of seizures.
You may have only one type of seizure.
Some people have more than one type.
Depending on what kind of seizure you have:
>Your senses may not work right. For example, you may notice strange smells or sounds.
>You may lose control of your muscles.
>You may fall down, and your body may twitch or jerk.
>You may stare off into space.
>You may faint.
Not everyone who has seizures has epilepsy.
Sometimes seizures happen because of an injury, illness, or another problem.
In these cases, the seizures stop when the problem goes away.
Medicine controls seizures in many people who have epilepsy.
To deal with epilepsy it’s beneficial to:
*Drink 6-8 cups of purified water daily to hydrate and flush toxins.
*Review my post on keeping clean on the inside.
*Breathe easier; purify indoor air.
*Increase essential fats (flax oil, olive oil, Omega-3 oils).
*Consume a 50% raw food diet: lots of fresh, raw fruits and veggies (organic when possible). Include fresh juicing.
*Consider liver and colon cleanses.
*Increase exercise, deep breathing, relaxation, stress release.
*Increase fresh air, sunshine, connect to nature, adequate rest.
*Deal with any underlying emotional issues.
*Consider skin brushing, Epsom salt baths, hydrotherapy.
*Ensure regular (2 per day) bowel movements.
*Decrease toxic exposures of all kinds.
*Investigate and eliminate “hidden” allergies/sensitivities.
*Decrease or eliminate any and all hydrogenated, trans fats, and deep-fried foods.
*Decrease or eliminate sugar-laden foods, white flour products, simple carbs.
*Decrease or eliminate processed, instant, chemical-laden, “lifeless” foods.
*Decrease or eliminate smoking, alcohol, coffee, soda pop, processed juices.
*Become educated about all possible side effects and detrimental influences of any medications or treatment procedures you are taking or considering.
*Research and address underlying Candida issues.
*Avoid MSG and artificial sweeteners as they are neurotoxins.
*Explore dental amalgam toxicity.
*May require extra magnesium (to bowel tolerance).
*Avoid aluminum (pans, foil, deodorant, etc.)
*Consider hair analysis for heavy metals toxicity.