Epilepsy Health Topic
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Controlling Seizures: A Nutritional Approach
Clinical trials confirm that high-fat diets work “better than any other regimen”. A stringent diet consisting of high fat, low protein, low carbohydrate foods is recommended. Some experts estimate that this diet can lead to a 50 to 70 percentage reduction of seizures.
The Role of a Natural Healthy Diet in the Management of Canine Epilepsy
Correcting nutritional deficiencies can help reduce or control seizures in epileptic dogs, and in some cases, may eliminate seizures in dogs completely.
Epilepsy, MSG, and Diet
MSG is known to interfere with anticonvulsant medication and induce seizures. Hospitals actually advise against its use in patients taking anti-seizure medication.
Vitamin D Deficiency Prevalent in Epilepsy Patients
Almost half of all patients with epilepsy are vitamin D deficient. Anti-epileptic medications can affect vitamin D metabolism and lead to deficiency.
Omega-3 Influence on Epilepsy
One particular fatty acid, docosahexaenoic acid (DHA), is found at abnormally low levels in patients with uncontrolled epilepsy, suggesting DHA supplementation in the diet could potentially help control seizures. DHA is essential for the development of the nervous system and visual abilities in babies and for the proper functioning of the brain in adults.
Ketogenic Diet for Epilepsy
The ketogenic diet is a special high-fat, low-carbohydrate diet that helps to control seizures in some people with epilepsy.
The Epilepsy Foundation
Epilepsy is a neurological condition that from time to time produces brief disturbances in the normal electrical functions of the brain. Normal brain function is made possible by millions of tiny electrical charges passing between nerve cells in the brain and to all parts of the body. Epilepsy is the underlying tendency of the brain to produce sudden bursts of electrical energy that disrupt other brain functions. Seizures are a symptom of epilepsy.
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