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Top Resources for Managing Epilepsy: Online Info and Support

[vc_row][vc_column width="1/2"][vc_column_text] Helping Children Understand Epilepsy - Information for the Parent or Guardian [/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]Epilepsy Government Agencies Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) CDC, an agency of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, promotes health and quality of life by preventing and controlling disease, injury, and disability. Within CDC, the National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion is charged with preventing death and disability from chronic diseases and with promoting maternal, infant, and adolescent health and healthy personal behaviors. The CDC epilepsy program, which is within this center, conducts epilepsy program activities in the areas of improving care, improving communication and combating stigma, self-management, surveillance and prevention research, increasing public awareness and knowledge, and strengthening partnerships. National Enter for Prevention Health Promotion Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 4770...

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Seizures Stopped and Cognitive Function Improved Using Stem Cell-Derived Neurons

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] About 3.4 million Americans, or 1.2 percent of the population, have active epilepsy. Although the majority respond to medication, between 20 and 40 percent of patients with epilepsy continue to have seizures even after trying multiple anti-seizure drugs. Even when the drugs do work, people may develop cognitive and memory problems and depression, likely from the combination of the underlying seizure disorder and the drugs to treat it. Science Moves One Step Closer To Finding A Cure A team led by Ashok K. Shetty, PhD, a professor in the Department of Molecular and Cellular Medicine at the Texas A&M College of Medicine, associate director of the Institute for Regenerative Medicine and a research career scientist at the Olin E. Teague Veterans' Medical Center, part of the Central...


An Ounce of Gratitude Goes a Long Way

As 2018 quickly makes its way to a closing, I find myself saying the same thing as I said the previous year "Where did the year go?" As we get older and life gets more complex, between work, family, and kids, I find that the constant responsibilities the world we live in employs so much of our time that life just flies by. How many times have you said, "There not enough hours in a day." And as the universe surprisingly sending obstacles that abruptly cross our paths unexpectedly making our lives more challenging.   Many of these obstacles that crossed my own path has caused me stress and despair, hence with epilepsy, I had taught myself not to let the stresses of life get the best of me. We all could look back...


Does Marijuana Really Help People with Epilepsy and Other Conditions?

Published in the Huffington Post November is National Epilepsy Awareness Month.  There are many actions you create take to spread the important and accurate information about epilepsy throughout the world.  Share this article with friends and family and together let's make a difference. Epilepsy can happen at any time.  One percent of Americans will develop epilepsy in their lifespan.  In the United States, it is estimated that 2.5 to 3 million people have epilepsy. More than 467,000 children have been diagnosed with the central nervous system disorder.   Almost 150,000 people in the U.S. develop epilepsy every year. Additionally, about one in 26 people will experience recurring seizures. What is medical marijuana or cannabis? Marijuana is known by many names; the most common is cannabis. The word marijuana usually refers...

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Fighting Seizures and Memory Loss with Herbs (Podcast Interview with Dr. Michael Pound & Stacey Chillemi)

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] Podcast Interview with Dr. Michael Pound & Stacey Chillemi [/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space][vc_column_text] [audio mp3="https://thecompleteherbalguide.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/Fighting_Seizures_and_Memory_Loss_with_Herbs.mp3"][/audio] Listen to video [playlist ids="52213"] [/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_empty_space][vc_empty_space][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][mkdf_section_title title="Health Expert Stacey Chillemi" title_color="" title_text_transform="" title_text_align="" margin_bottom="" title_size="medium"][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_single_image image="52226" img_size="medium"][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Stacey Chillemi is the founder of The Complete Herbal Guide and popular blogger on living a healthy life. She has been seen on Dr. Oz, writes for the Huffington Post, Huff Post, Thrive Global and Medium. She has published several books including Natural Cures for Common Conditions, The Secret to Happiness & Success: Master the Power of Positive Thinking, Epilepsy You’re Not Alone, Epilepsy and Pregnancy and Live, Learn and Be Happy with Epilepsy: Learn about your disorder and how to cope with it. You can find out more about Stacey at thecompleteherbalguide.com or go to staceychillemi.com[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]...


What Foods Or Supplements Can Someone with Epilepsy?

The term clonic seizure disorder (or tonic-clonic seizure disorder) indicates grand mal seizures, which involve the whole body. These seizures, usually due to epilepsy, are characterized by muscle rigidity, violent muscle contractions and loss of consciousness. The cause is abnormal electrical discharges in the brain. Andrew Weil, M.D. discussed this question with Tieraona Low Dog, M.D., an internationally recognized expert in the fields of integrative medicine, dietary supplements, and women’s health. Dr. Low Dog said she would be concerned with how often the person is having seizures while on medication and noted that epilepsy patients need to make sure they get adequate sleep, eat regularly, avoid alcohol and limit caffeine. Natural Treatment for Epilepsy Since many of the drugs given to prevent seizures can exacerbate nutritional deficiencies, Dr. Low...

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Epilepsy Through The Eyes of a Caretaker (A Daughters View of Growing Up with a Mom with Epilepsy)

If you really knew me you would know my mom has epilepsy, and her having epilepsy has made me the person I am today. My mom got epilepsy when she was five years old. She got very sick from a virus that traveled into her brain, and she had to be put into a coma to stop her brain from swelling, this leads to scar tissue damage on her brain and gave her epilepsy. The doctors at the hospital told my grandparents that she was supposed to have brain damage, not be able to walk, even told them she may come out of the coma as a paraplegic. So, my mom waking up with none of that except having epilepsy, she was considered extremely lucky. Growing Up with...

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Ending the Stigma of Epilepsy

There are still attitudes within most societies that view symptoms of epilepsy as threatening and uncomfortable, and these attitudes frequently foster stigma and discrimination towards people with epilepsy. Such reactions are common when people are brave enough to admit they have epilepsy, and they can often lead on to various forms of exclusion or discrimination – either within social circles or within the workplace. I remember when I was working at my dream job.  I felt an aura then seconds later I fell to the ground and experienced a seizure.  One of the top guys in charge saw me have the seizure and he continued to walk as he stepped over my body and kept walking.  Thirty minutes late I was called in by his associate...

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