Diet can play an imperative role in healing from seizures. Even some food intolerances and immunities have been demonstrated to cause seizures. This is my reasoning behind studying in-depth bioindividual nutrition. I’m excited to speak on this topic at the next FREE WEBINAR, “How Diets can stop seizures and how to choose the best one for you or your loved one”, hosted on February 22nd. If you haven’t registered yet, please do so here.
I’ve included a checklist below to help you identify if you or your loved one experiences these symptoms in addition to seizures. Please note that your child doesn’t have to meet all of these criteria, but it can certainly be helpful in laser targeting dietary needs.
- Red cheeks and ears
- Sleeping disturbances
- Inappropriate laughter
- Some forms of seizures
- Itchy skin, eczema, psoriasis, dermatitis
- Upset stomach
- Bedwetting and urinary incontinence. In adults this can translate to frequent urination.
- Difficulty concentrating
- Joint pain
- Aspirin sensitivity or intolerance
Often, these symptoms are found in more than one family members. If you do feel that these symptoms do co-exist in you or your loved one, then please continue to read further.
Salicylates are phenolic compounds that naturally occur in plants and fruits. For many individuals, they can process them well through a detoxification system referred to as sulfation. However, for many children and adults this intolerance can go undetected, despite the affects to the skin, gastrointestinal system, respiratory/airways and nervous system. The impairments can result in poor detoxification, poor digestion, poor hormone balance, poor blood brain barrier function (vulnerable to infections) and neurotransmitter imbalance which leads to a buildup of dopamine affecting behavior mood and can result in seizures.
Unfortunately salicylate sensitivity is not just related to food colorings and chemical intolerances. They are present in berries, apples, grapes, tomato, almonds, honey, avocado spinach, cantaloupe, watermelon, dates, herbs and spices and many other what we may consider “nutritional” foods. Hippocrates said it best with “one man’s meat is another man’s poison”.
How to address this sensitivity? It’s important to identify, eliminate and assess the foods, behaviors and symptoms. I will discuss more of this in my FREE WEBINAR on February 22nd. Again, if you haven’t done so please register for it here. I look forward to having you with me.