Information and facts on Seizures

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Over 2 million people in the United States alone have epilepsy, a disorder characterized by recurring seizures. Seizures are a symptom of epilepsy, but not all people who have seizures have epilepsy, and even those who do may also have seizures that are not epileptic in nature. An epileptic seizure is a temporary malfunction of the brain caused by uncontrolled electrical activity from the nerve cells in the cerebral cortex. The seizures rarely damage the brain, but they can make life difficult. The underlying cause(s) of epilespy are relatively unknown. Seizures may occur for no apparent reason or may be triggered by a wide range of things, including exposure to an allergen, drug or alcohol withdrawal, fever, flashing lights, hunger, hypoglycemia, infection, lack of sleep, metabolic or nutritional imbalances; or trauma, especially head injury. Note nutritional supplementation is very important for people with epilepsy.

Seizures in children can be particularly disturbing. They are the most common neurological problem affecting children-indeed, one-third of people with seizure disorders are children. lodiopathic epilepsy (seizures of unknown cause) or febrile seizures (nonepileptic seizures induced by fever) affect about 3 percent of children. Angelman syndrome (a rare congenital disorder seen in children) is associated with seizures or tremors. Lennox-Gastaut syndrome is a severe seizure disorder that usually develops in children between the ages of one and eight. Seizures in very young children often stem from brain injury before birth, damage to the central nervous system, or metabolic inconsistencies. In older children, epilepsy is more likely to result from genetic factors, infections of the central nervous system, or head injury. Nutritional supplementation is important for people with epilepsy.


Nutrient / Supplement Importance
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Helpful notes
Multi-vitamin and Mineral Supplement 10 vitamin B complex, inositol, zinc, vitamin A, and vitamin E all serve to help lower blood pressure and reduce its effects as well as helping with both Arteriosclerosis and atherosclerosis. A daily supplement provides nutrients needed for general good health and well being.
L-Carnitine 10 is an amino acid the is needed to deliver essential fatty acids to cells and it is also required to make protien.
Coenzyme Q10 10 increases oxygenation to the heart and brain
Magnesium 10 needed to calm the nervous system and reduce spasms
Calcium 10 this mineral works with magnesium
Essential fatty acids 10 important for increasing blood circulation as well as preventative aid on general health. Fatty acids are found in omega fatty acids from fish and flax and borage   seed oils from plants.
Selenium 10 low levels of this mineral causes a deficiency in an enzyme that detoxifies peroxides  in the body.
Niacin 9 vitamin B3 improves circulation and helps with many brain disorders
Pyridoxine 9 vitamin B6 required for good brain function
vitamin B12 9 aids in the maintenance of the myelin sheaths that cover and protect nerve endings
Pantothenic acid 8 is an anti-stress vitamin 
Folic acid 9 is a brain food that is very important for health and nervous system
Alfalfa 8 herb that is natural healing mineral source 
vitamin A 8 important antioxidant needed for the brain 
Carotenoids 8 work with vitamin A
vitamin E 8 helps with circulation and vitamin depletion
vitamin C 8 vitamin C helps high blood pressure, hypertension, heart, and cardio-vascular problems by improving adrenal function. Can be taken in a good multi-vitamin and mineral supplement.
Potassium 6 needed for electrolyte balance

Different types of Seizures

Absence also known as petit mal - This type of seizure is most common in children and teenagers. It is characterized by a blank stare lasting about half a minute; the person appears to be daydreaming. During this type of seizure, the individual is unaware of his or her surroundings. Staring or daydreaming in children should not be confused with absence seizures. If a child is daydreaming, he or she can be aroused by a simple touch or someone talking to him or her. A child having an absence seizure cannot. 

Atonic or drop attack -  A childhood seizure in which the child loses consciousness for about ten seconds and usually falls to the ground because of a complete loss of muscle tone. 

Complex partial or temporal lobe - A blank stare, random activity, and a chewing motion are characteristic of this type of seizure. The person may be dazed and unaware of his or her surroundings, and may act oddly. There is no memory of this seizure. A person may experience a distinctive warning sign called an aura before this type of seizure. The aura is itself a form of partial seizure, but one in which the person retains awareness. The aura may be experienced as a peculiar odor, "butterflies" in the stomach, or a distorted sound. One man with epilepsy, an ardent racetrack gambler, said he always heard the roar of a crowd, followed by the name of a favorite racehorse, just before he lost consciousness.

Generalized tonic-clonic also known as grand mal -  This type of seizure is characterized by sudden cries, a fall, rigidity and jerking of the muscles, shallow breathing, and bluish skin. Loss of bladder control is possible. The seizure usually lasts two to five minutes, and is followed by confusion, fatigue, and/or memory loss. It can be very frightening to witness, especially for the first-time observer.

Myoclonic - Brief, massive muscle jerks occur.

Simple partial or Jacksonian - Jerking begins in the fingers and toes and progresses up through the body. The person remains conscious.

Simple partial sensory -  The person may see, hear, or sense things that do not exist. This may occur as a preliminary symptom of a generalized seizure.


Other Changes To Make

  • drink 6-8 glasses of steam distilled or filtered water a day

  • eat 50% raw fruits and vegetables (organic is best)

  • nuts, seeds, and whole grains are good

  • juice is good (make your own with a juice machine)

  • do not worry as much about calories as eating the right foods

  • carrot and celery sticks are good to use as a snack

  • a colon cleansing can be very helpful - (do several times each year)

  • do not drink coffee, alcohol, soda pop, other junk food drinks

  • do not eat processed foods white sugar, white flour, etc...

  • use stress relief like going for walks in the park (or the 10/90 rule - see Stress)

  • brown rice is good to eat

  • avoid red meat and animal fats

  • reduce dairy products cheese, milk, and others

  • fast a few days a month

  • get at least 8 hours of sleep 

  • exercise light to moderate amounts

  • avoid artificial sweeteners like Aspartame and NutraSweet

  • do not smoke and avoid second hand smoke

  • do not skip meals - just eat better and not as much at each meal

  • do not chew gum - it can cause you to feel hungry

  • do not watch too much TV try reading a book or something else


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........Symmetry herbal and nutritional products for Women, Children, and Men includes vitamins, herb supplements, skin care, weight loss, water filters, sport's nutrition, and health maintenance. Giving you and your family an alternative natural way for prevention and healing treatment of disease - also to aid in well being of mind, body, and spirit.