Marijuana and Seizures: Reality, or Just an Excuse?

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With seemingly half the states in the US passing some version of permissive cannabis laws, the list of conditions that benefit from its use just seems to grow.

But are there really benefits to marijuana use that extend beyond a different viewpoint while listening to Pink Floyd or attending a Parrothead event?

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To Wheat or Not to Wheat-THAT is the Question

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Over the decades one macronutrient or other has gotten beat up: fats, carbs, proteins. Sometimes it’s components within these food groups: eggs, red meat, potato chips, etc…

But rarely do we pay attention to anything beyond the hype.  Most of the controversy over foods that have been demonized has been taken out of context.  Except potato chips and fast food.  They are evil.

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Anti-Seizure Medications: Are You on Too Many?

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Too many seizure meds may create problems

The mainstream approach to treating seizures is to use medications.  And it pretty much stops there.

You may get some cursory advice to exercise and watch your stress levels, but the reality is that many neurologists believe that nothing you can do will be as powerful as the anti-seizure medications.

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Having Seizures? What are YOU Doing to Protect Your Brain?

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Too few seizure patients make good choices

There are natural remedies for seizures that have shown strong effectiveness in medical studies; the same types of studies that are used to document the effectiveness of the drugs that are used to treat seizures.

In other words, natural approaches to helping seizures like good sleep, omega 3 fatty acids, vitamin D, the ketogenic diet and exercise have just as much support behind them as do the drugs used to treat epilepsy.  But for some reason these approaches take a back seat to medications.

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Brain Damaged From Migraines or Seizures? Try These 6 Tips

In my experience, many migraine or seizure sufferers do not fully understand that, even when headaches or seizures are not occurring, there is brain damage occurring.  Luckily, there are many proven ways to help protect your brain from these dangerous conditions.

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Simple Supplement Can Protect Memory in Seizures and Migraines?

While most sufferers consider them separate entities, migraines and seizure share many common characteristics and the underlying problem with the cells of the brain are also similar.  What contributes to or triggers a migraine headaches can also trigger seizures, such as lack of sleep, stress and skipping a meal.  In the short term, both of these conditions dramatically affect quality of life.  Even more concerning is what these conditions due to the brain in the long run.

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5 Reasons Magnesium May Help Seizures and Migraine Headaches

Can magnesium affect serious conditions like seizures and migraines? Because magnesium is required for some 300+ enzymes in the body, and many of these are required for healthy brain function, this just might make sense.

Today’s diets are notoriously deficient in this mineral. Foods like whole grains, nuts and seeds are good sources and can be added to the diet to increase overall intake. Supplementation beyond dietary intake is very inexpensive and safe.

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History of Epilepsy? What Helps Migraines May Help As Well

3 million in the US have a history of epilepsy. Few link migraines and epilepsy, but the connections are clear. Because of this, what helps migraines may help with seizures.

I can honestly say that few doctors link these two conditions together, but it is clear that migraines share very similar characteristics to seizures.  A few very astute researchers have coined the term “migralepsy,” but this is usually to describe a condition where a migraine headache is followed by seizure within a specified period of time.

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