Treating Epilepsy Naturally: A Guide to Alternative and

Treating Epilepsy Naturally: A Guide to Alternative and Adjunct Therapies Highly recommend for anyone with epilepsyBeing one of those frustrated patients who is not getting the answers I need about my seizures, I found this book very helpful It has given me many ideas to try and I am very thankful for that I will say that this book needs to be updated There are some terms used that could be offensive to others Also, I would love to see if the author has discovered anything new that could be helpful. Treating Epilepsy Naturally was the second book I read completely, after my son was diagnosed with a seizure disorder at age 17 I can imagine that most parents go through shock when realizing their child has seizures, and we all need a reference to explain what is going on This book does that, and it is thorough in it s explanations Patricia Murphy goes through all of the explanations of the types of epilepsy, why seizures occur, and the typical information that surrounds epilepsy and the med Treating Epilepsy Naturally was the second book I read completely, after my son was diagnosed with a seizure disorder at age 17 I can imagine that most parents go through shock when realizing their child has seizures, and we all need a reference to explain what is going on This book does that, and it is thorough in it s explanations Patricia Murphy goes through all of the explanations of the types of epilepsy, why seizures occur, and the typical information that surrounds epilepsy and the medical community Then, she goes beyond the typical information, and provides detailed factual info about alternative treatments such as treating food allergies or sensitivities, nutritional therapy, biofeedback, music therapy, etc I ve read other reviews of this book on other websites, and they discuss the implication that this author rejects classic medical epileptic treatment I did NOT get that impression I felt like the author gave fair treatment of the medical community who supports epileptics, but through the book is pointing out the other options out there.Watching my son take his anti convulsants, and seeing the resultant side effects of lack of sleep and incredibly bad brain fog, and reading all over the internet that these are common side effects of anti convulsants, I will most probably be seeking out alternative therapies Depending upon our visit with a neurologist which has taken MONTHS to happen , and how cooperative they are, we may try both the meds and a modified Atkins diet to help with the seizures It s just nice to read a book that discusses what the options are So far, whatever the author has talked about I have found to be true in relation to the medical community and epilepsy I will refer back to this book a lot in the next few months This helped me identify what type of epilepsy I have had since age 12 I finally know I have catamenial epilepsy and seizures are triggered by hormonal changes A lot of information on natural ways to prevent seizures. Liked Unique approach never discussed by doctors Understanding of why people don t want to take medicine Tons of interesting alternative solutions to try.Disliked Feels like taking 12 herbal supplement pills is no different than taking 1 prescription drug Hard to find information on epilepsy, presented by an author living successfully with the conditionDrugs commonly used to treat epilepsy have some extremely harmful side effects Treating Epilepsy Naturally is an empathetic, practical, empowering look at treatment options, lifestyle choices, and ways of living well Written by an author who has been successfully living with it herself for most of her adult life, this comprehensive guide offers alternative treatments to replace and to complement traditional therapies and sound advice to find the right health practitioner for you Very good book on alternative therapies to epilepsy, which are reassuringly not all that different from standard medical knowledge and treatments most can supplement AEDs, or hopefully, take the place of them.Major findings Stress and tied with it, guilt is a major cause of seizures usually the main trigger People with a childhood history of abuse or long term humiliation arelikely to have epilepsy, and when these memories are brought back up in adulthood, the seizure threshold plumme Very good book on alternative therapies to epilepsy, which are reassuringly not all that different from standard medical knowledge and treatments most can supplement AEDs, or hopefully, take the place of them.Major findings Stress and tied with it, guilt is a major cause of seizures usually the main trigger People with a childhood history of abuse or long term humiliation arelikely to have epilepsy, and when these memories are brought back up in adulthood, the seizure threshold plummets This is perhaps because a seizure is in some ways an irrational control mechanism, a form of releasing emotions that can t be released otherwise.Lack of sleep is also a major cause of seizures Hormone changes, especially related to estrogen, lower the seizure threshold.Epileptics should cut out MSG and aspartame These are also major triggers for migraines Sugar, flour, and milk products aren t good for epileptics, nor is caffeine or chocolate These things tend to be craved right at the time that you might be most likely to have a seizure Ugh The craziness of the human body strikes again Many links here between migraines and seizures.The temporal lobe controls memories, sexual feelings, hearing, smells, and tastes The hippocampus is involved in learning and memory storage So, with damage in these parts of the brain, bright lights and loud noises perturb someone prone to seizures.Epileptics tend to have deficiencies in the B vitamins, folic acid, calcium and magnesium All the things most needed in pregnancy Significant reduction in seizures seen in people who took 500 mg of taurine three times a day.Scary links being found between epilepsy and lupus.Craniosacral therapy is usually beneficial for epileptics This was the first book I read on epilepsy and after reading a few others, this one was my favorite It explained epilepsy well but I liked the research and details about alternative approaches for dealing with it All of the other books barely even mentioned alternative ways I did think it could have been formatted a littlesimply because you had to plow through it to get to the details. Excellent content.I had a string of bad Neurologists who did pretty awful substandard job too busy to give enough care whilst I was struggling with tonic clonic hellish months since 2009 I don t trust Epileptologists who think they know everything about seizures, busy classifying the types whilst they forget about the suffering pple go through.More book like this should come out to replace useless Neuro simply busy making good money out of our misery. This book is so informative on drug therapy for epilepsy, chemically and naturally, and is a great guide for what meds do and don t mix Then what diet is needed to go along with treatments as well as signs, symptoms, reactions from natural therapy, why its better, and seizure types its a good read I read this book when my son Cameron s only diagnosis was ideopathic epilepsy, and it gave me hope It is an uplifting book filled with optimism about ways to make life better We never put any of it into place since Cameron s diagnoses changed so dramatically soon after I read it I should reread and see if any advice would now apply


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