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Alternative Treatments for Epilepsy

About 1 in 100 people are affected by epilepsy which is quite a large chunk of the population.  Diagnosis in childhood is common although it can affect anyone of any age.  Over 65 year olds are often diagnosed with it too.  I’m not going to get into the types of epilepsy because it always comes down to one thing, all epilepsies induce seizures or fits.

One visible symptom

brain waves

There appears to be just the one visible symptom and that is recurring seizures which are caused by an excess of electrical activity in the neurons of the brain.   The brain is constantly alive with electrical activity.  The amount of stimulation and suppression necessary to balance a healthy brain is controlled by switches, turned on and off by neurotransmitters.  These neurotransmitters depend on certain nutrients for them to activate, including magnesium, calcium and zinc.  These nutrients play various roles in  supporting the response of the nerve cells to electrical stimulation. Continue reading Alternative Treatments for Epilepsy