FOOD FOR THOUGHT: THE KETO DIET AND EPILEPSY

As seen in https://www.cureepilepsy.org/ Research has shown that the ketogenic diet can reduce or even eliminate seizures in some individuals impacted by epilepsy – particularly those who have not gained seizure control after trying two or more treatment options. But why does keto work for these individuals and how do doctors decide which patients toContinue reading “FOOD FOR THOUGHT: THE KETO DIET AND EPILEPSY”

‘My little heroes’: Singleton children save grandpa’s life after terrifying seizure

As seen in https://www.mandurahmail.com.au/ A Singleton grandfather has thanked his “little heroes” for saving his life after he had a seizure last month. Ian Wilson was looking after his grandchildren Addy, 6 and Liam, 7, at home on Monday, December 16 when he had a seizure, fell, broke his nose and was knocked unconscious. AddyContinue reading “‘My little heroes’: Singleton children save grandpa’s life after terrifying seizure”

Service dog costs should be compensated for people with epilepsy, autism, petition says

As seen in https://www.cbc.ca/ Cindy Martel depends on her black labrador, Jimmy, every day.  The nine-year-old service dog has the ability to sense when Martel, who has epilepsy, is about to have a seizure. The pup barks before each seizure, giving her enough notice to find somewhere safe to lie down and rest her head.Continue reading “Service dog costs should be compensated for people with epilepsy, autism, petition says”

Possible explanation of how an epileptic seizure spreads through the brain

As seen in https://medicalxpress.com In some forms of epilepsy, the function of certain “brake cells” in the brain is presumed to be disrupted. This may be one of the reasons why the electrical malfunction is able to spread from the point of origin across large parts of the brain. A current study by the UniversityContinue reading “Possible explanation of how an epileptic seizure spreads through the brain”

Epilepsy… It’s Complicated

As seen on https://www.cureepilepsy.org/ ” Among the public – and even among some medical professionals – the complexities of epilepsy are frequently underappreciated. But those within the epilepsy community know this condition is very complicated in diagnosis, cause, impact, and treatment. In this episode of Seizing Life, we chat with Dr. Charles Marcuccilli about whyContinue reading “Epilepsy… It’s Complicated”