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Epilepsy is a neurological disorder affecting the brain’s nerve cells, resulting in a sudden rush of electrical activity causing a seizure.


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Natural Remedies That May Help Epilepsy

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Magnesium

Magnesium is an essential mineral for the human body absorbed through foods including nuts (almonds, cashews, peanuts), beans (black beans, edamame) and vegetables (spinach, potatoes). It is responsible for over 300 biochemical reactions in the body helping maintain nerve and muscle function, a healthy immune system, blood glucose levels, as well as, aiding in energy and protein production.


Effectiveness
75%


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Cannabidiol (CBD)

Cannabidiol, also known as CBD, is a naturally-occurring compound in the Cannabid sativa L plant, commonly known as hemp. Originating in Central Asia, hemp has been cultivated for thousands of years.  CBD is non-psychoactive and has been used to treat conditions ranging from chronic pain and anxiety to autoimmune and skin diseases.


Effectiveness
50%


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Vitamin E

Vitamin E encompasses a group of naturally-occurring fat-soluble compounds, including alpha-tocopherol used by the human body. It is a strong antioxidant, protecting cells from the damaging effects of free radicals. Vitamin E is found in plant-based foods including oils (wheat germ, sunflower, safflower, soybean), nuts & seeds (sunflower, almonds, peanuts), vegetables (beet greens, collards, spinach, pumpkin, asparagus) and fruit (mango, avocado).


Effectiveness
25%


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Chamomile

Chamomile is an herb composed of dried, daisy-like flowers of the Asteraceae family.  Used by the ancient Egyptians, Greeks and Romans as a medicinal herb, it is known for its anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, and mild astringent properties. Largely consumed as a tea, Chamomile is used to treat sleeplessness, anxiety, and gastro-intestinal conditions, as well as, topically to reduce inflammation. 


Effectiveness
50%


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Passionflower

Passionflower, Passiflora incarnata, is a climbing, flowering vine native to the Southeastern United States, South and Central America. 16th century Spanish explorers introduced the plant to Europe, where it became widely used in traditional folk medicine for the treatment of anxiety, insomnia, seizures and hysteria. Studies have shown Passionflower increases gamma-Aminobutyric acid, also known as GABA, which lowers brain cell activity, increasing relaxation.


Effectiveness
25%


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Vitamin B6 (Pyridoxine)

Vitamin B6, also known as Pyridoxine, is one of the eight, water-soluble B vitamins that play a key role in cellular metabolism.  Naturally present in foods including dairy (milk, ricotta, eggs), fish (salmon, tuna), meat (beef), poultry (chicken, turkey), vegetables (spinach, sweet potatoes, green beans) and fruits (bananas, avocado). Vitamin B6 aids red blood cell production, metabolism, and brain & nervous system health.


Effectiveness
25%


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Selenium

Selenium is an essential trace element found in soil. Naturally present in foods including nuts (brazil), seafood (tuna, shellfish), meat (pork, beef) and poultry (chicken, turkey), Selenium is a powerful antioxidant that plays a key role in metabolism, thyroid function, reproduction and DNA synthesis. 


Effectiveness
25%


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Melatonin

Melatonin is a hormone produced in the brain’s pineal gland. It works with your body’s circadian rhythm, as well as, regulates body temperature, blood pressure and hormone levels. Production naturally decreases with age. Melatonin is commonly used as a treatment for sleep disorders including jet lag and insomnia.


Effectiveness
50%


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Resveratrol

Resveratrol is a naturally occurring photochemical found in grapes, blueberries, cranberries, peanuts, pistachios and red wine. A powerful antioxidant with anti-inflammatory, anti-viral, and anti-cancer properties, Resveratrol is created by plants to fight microbial attackers, mechanical injury, and UV radiation. Studies have linked its anti-aging benefits to improved metabolism, cardioprotection, and cancer prevention.


Effectiveness
50%


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Biofeedback Therapy


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