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Posted by Rose (Steedman, MO/USA) on 01/16/2009

Epilepsy (Ailment)

First I have to say I LOVE THIS SITE! I could spend hours on here and love every minute of it...I get so excited when I see people are finding real help..it is just so exciting! And now I find there's even hope for epilepsy?? This is very near and dear to my heart...my son has epilepsy. I used to worry about epilepsy taking his life, now I worry more about all the medications doing the job instead.

Ted, do you think it would make a difference if the seizures were from a closed head injury? Would the same concepts apply? Nothing tangible ever showed up in any of the tests he's ever had...no obvious visible damage.

It just makes sense though--to promote oxygen to the brain for healing, build up the myelin sheaths, the metal toxicity and the short circuiting that happens. I'm sure my son is being overcome with toxins...he gets horrible boils, in fact I was just telling him about turmeric for this. (Thanks everyone for the turmeric info!!!). And not long ago, he scraped his leg on a ladder and he ended up with a staph infection from it.

He also struggles with short-term memory issues at times, and he's in college now. He tries so hard...even though he has these problems he doesn't give up , he just studies harder and reads things 3 or 4 times.

I'm seeing how his eating/sleeping habits (and Mountain Dews-ugh!) are exacerbating the whole problem. I will be sharing all this with him...and most definitely about the MSG/Aspartame issues.

Replied by Ted
Bangkok, Thailand
01/16/2009

Ted, do you think it would make a difference if the seizures were from a closed head injury?

An injury you need the brain to heal. When a brain is in alkaline state, it does heal. In fact I had one Romanian professor who had astenia as a result of a head injury I think sustained from hitting in the tree during skiing. As a result he had both CFS (chronic fatigue syndrome) and inability to sleep, and a weak epileptic seizures. For me my observations was that the brain didn't heal because he had acid brain. The brain if it is acid, you get sleeplessness. Only when the brain becomes somewhat alkaline, from lower metabolism or irritation or inflammation does the brain begins to heal. The remedy that was used and it worked fantastically well, even from the very first dose, taken 1-2 hours before sleep, using the carbicarb + potassium remedy. The remedy is 1/4 teaspoon of sodium carbonate plus 1/4 teaspoon sodium bicarbonate plus 1/8 teaspoon of potassium bicarbonate (or potassium citrate) in 1/2 glass of water one to two hours before sleep. A state of alkalinity is what is needed for the brain to begin healing, it's a state where oxygen is higher, brain is alkaline and the brain heals, thus reducing the episodic epileptic seizures. Most normal baking soda solo remedy won't alkalize the brain because they get used up before reaching the brain and the brain is very high metabolically speaking. A couple of things worthy of mention that the brain is found in high amounts, besides lecithin, this includes fish oil omega 3 500 mg and taurine supplements, about 1000 mg/ day.


Would the same concepts apply?

Generally speaking similar concepts would apply but we concentrate on healing aspects of the brain as mentioned in previous paragraph.

Nothing tangible ever showed up in any of the tests he's ever had...no obvious visible damage.

Our present state of medical diagnostic, by my standards at least is too primitive to even see. For example how do I know there is high heavy metals in the brain using standard tests such as x rays. Only if it becomes very serious do they show up. My own tests are much more simpler using a saliva test for heavy metals duing a dithizone dyes which changes color in presences of high heavy metals. Obviously in epileptic seizures, of physical accident, b complex, and magnesium citrate are very helpful too for normal functions since I have found both heavy metals and calcium to be disuptive for brain function, that may lead to epileptic seizures.

It SHOULD be noted that certain meds make the condition worse, and many antibiotics actually increase heavy metal retention, leading to epileptic seizures. A person with a condition such as these I have found a frequent POISON, came mostly from sugarless chewing gums having aspartame often labeled as "xylitol". Always read the package label. This one I have found a person to have a form of epileptic seizure from just sugar less chewing gum, innocently labeled as xylitol, but contains aspartame, which unfortunately degrades to methanol alcohol and formaldehyde in presence of a body enzymes. Tomato has this effect too, but much much less, and I may avoid this too. Softdrinks also contains them and should be avoided. These Soda that Edgar Cayce call a slops, works like this: it depletes the body of bicarbonates. When large amounts of carbonated water in presence of bicarbonate, they will usually degrade to just water and carbon dioxide withouth any buffering capacities left to control the stability of the body's pH. This information is easily verified from how buffering pH capacities work using sodium bicarbonates, or other bicarbonates.

MSG, glutamate, phenylalanine, asparagine are some other things that not mentioned elsewhere that seems to worsen condition. Any amino acids containing excitoxins literally overheat the neural system by unnecessarily exciting them. But there is another way you can unnecessarily excite them: blood sugar spikes through drinking Mountain Dew, for example. When this happens the body tries to normalize the blood sugar by producing more insulin to quickly reduce blood sugar spikes. Because it is so high, the body ends up overproducing insulin resulting in a condition called hypoglycemia and the body ends up with excessive cortisone, which cause the body to excite unnecessary from such a hormone. In short sweet sugary drinks should be avoided otherwise it worsens the epileptic seizures. Switchin to foods with low glycemic index, as in complex carbohydrates is helpful, EXCEPT for potatoes and mushrooms , which are high in mycotoxins and worsen the epileptic seizures, as mycotoxins are produced by fungus found on potatoes as well as potatoes has high levels of calcium, which is not well tolerate by the brain as excess calcium encourage cysts in a few cases and is one my frequent food intolerant lists, that frequently comes up time to time.

I am sure I haven't answered all the questions, but those are the main points.

Ted

P.S. A very easy cure for MRSA that I have uncovered is the use of milk of magnesia. In the case of one cancer individual that had a severe MRSA or staph, the tumeric didn't work, but the milk of magnesia, mixed with 1% hydrogen peroxide, or just milk of magnesia (8% magnesium hydroxide) worked consistently well.

Replied by Rose
Steedman, MO/USA
01/17/2009

Epilepsy (Ailment). Followup to Ted's response.

Hi Ted! Thanks so much for your very thorough (and QUICK!) explanation...I like being able to understand the why and how of things, and you explain it so well!

Two things: my son takes a mixture of anticonvulsants...levetiracetam, lamotrigine, topiramate. He (and I) would love for him to eventually be off the medications. They can help hold some of the seizures at by, but they're scary...as they lose their effectiveness, docs either add another drug, replace a drug, and then increase amounts. And the side affects! My gosh, where does this end? My son always feels like the docs just want to hurry him out of the office, they don't listen. Can his liver and brain and body handle all this STUFF. He's a young man, you know? Do they really expect a body to have quality of life all doped up this way for the duration of his life? This truly breaks my heart Ted...to watch him struggle with all the side effects of poor coordination, headaches, clumsiness, confusion, difficulty thinking or talking,etc. I'm sorry, it's just so frustrating.

Look at this: http://www.efwp.org/programs/side_effects.shtml

The other thing is that my son is a big boy, and weight issue is a battle for him. I was thinking this might matter to you with your suggestions for supplement amounts.

I was summarizing your suggestions (and reading other similar posts), and we have dosage questions for you that follow each item. (thank you)

For alkalinity: Mix 1/4 tsp sodium carbonate, 1/4 tsp sodium bicarbonate, and 1/8 tsp potassium bicarbonate OR potassium citrate, together in half glass of water. 1 to 2 hours before bedtime. QUESTION: Is this the only dose every day? and should this be done only 5x/week, with 2 days off?

Lecithin: You mentioned this. QUESTION: Is 1-2 Tbsp per day the right amount every day?

Fish Oil Omega 3: 3500 mg. QUESTION: Is this every day for awhile?

Taurine: 1000 mg/day every day for awhile.

B Complex: I've read about your recommendations in other posts. QUESTION: Would a B50 twice a day be appropriate?

Magnesium Citrate: QUESTION: would this be 250 mg per day?

How about Sodium ascorbate, 2000-3000mg divided up throughout the day?

As his brain/body begins to heal, no doubt the medications' effects will change and will probably need to be adjusted accordingly. Any thoughts on this, Ted??? Of course, a doctor will remain in the picture.

Thank you so so much. The information you provide is helping us to find a more organic solution to stopping the seizures...trying to fix the things CAUSING the seizures and assist the brain in healing with nutrients it actually recognizes...instead of toying with the brain and getting all doped up.

Our heartfelt gratitude,
Rose

Replied by Desiree
Portland, OR
01/17/2009

Ted, Have you known other products to be labeled as containing xylitol, but actually containing another sweetner? I was alarmed when I read about the SF chewing gum. I just bought a big bag of xylitol. I hope that is what it really is. Thank you.

Replied by Ted
Bangkok, Thailand
01/18/2009
384 posts

As mentioned before the brain's toxicity in handling heavy metals is greatly reduced with magnesium supplements, such as magnesium citrate 500 mg a day. I remember reading the effects of metal toxicity in Brazilian population was much more stronger if the person had a magnesium deficiency then those who are not. The effects of epileptic seizures would reduce. The key apparently how to phase off such an effect that I had seen people being cured by just slowly phasing them out. These medications are often the cause of obesity and adds more to to the problem. The most important requirement is the issue of alkalization which has the largest effect and at the time, some parents were just happy the child actually no longer had any epileptic seizures using such a simple remedy as a lemon and baking soda also. So a lemon and baking soda may also be added too. What I did notice that inspite of all the medication the child had an epileptic seizures once a month. Upon alkalization with medication. that no longer occured, and the parents phased off the medications slowly as the body acquired more and more supplements to replace them.

As to your questions:

For alkalinity: Mix 1/4 tsp sodium carbonate, 1/4 tsp sodium bicarbonate, and 1/8 tsp potassium bicarbonate OR potassium citrate, together in half glass of water. 1 to 2 hours before bedtime. QUESTION: Is this the only dose every day? and should this be done only 5x/week, with 2 days off?

For a conservative point of view, once a day is fine, and usually it's done 5 or 6 days out of a week with 2 days off. I can't be exact, however a baking soda and lemon may be added during the day is also possible too. That's usually 2 tablespoon of lemon juice plus 1/2 teaspoon of baking soda. The reason why this is mentioned is I had some experience that epileptic seizures was reduced with this also. Lemon becomes citrates and it helps circulation of the brain by normalizing excessive calcium that seems to block circulation of the brain. In more severe instances, cyst appears in the brain because of excessive calcium due to our present dietary practices of eating acid forming foods.

Lecithin: You mentioned this. QUESTION: Is 1-2 Tbsp per day the right amount every day?

That's the average dose and I don't see any problems with this one.

Fish Oil Omega 3: 3500 mg. QUESTION: Is this every day for awhile?

I think for most cases a moderate dose of 500-1500 mg a day for a week, before going to twice a week or three times a week is sufficient. Fish oil I prefer the newest bottle that's just manufactured a month or three months' ago. If it's out in the shelf for 2 years I won't likely use it because oil becomes rancid and becomes somewhat toxic. It's a somewhat unrecognized issue in human dietary health, but it's negative effects is seen often in fish pathology. This is one of the reasons why I don't like to use heat in vegetable oil cookins. Although pure coconut oil in general (never use hydrogenated ones!) resist higher cooking temperatures and are more ideal for the task. To tell if these resist high cooking temperature as a rough guide is whether it hardens in cool temperatures such as 70 degrees or 65 degrees Fahrenheit. It often implies higher resistance, without oxidizing at higher temperatures. Olive oil is another one that, but to a lesser extent then that of coconut oil in resistance to higher cooking temperatures. Vegetable oils works like a "sponge" in acquiring heavy metals off your cooking utensils, full of free radical iron (scientist call them Fenton reaction), nickel, cadmium, lead, etc. That's why I don't like using metallic cooking utensils when a person is on a high heavy metal issues, or have an epilepsy.

Taurine: 1000 mg/day every day for awhile.

Taurine is found in high amounts in the brain. The dose is usually between 1000-4000 mg/day with average minimum dose of 1000 mg. It's ideally taken every day for 5 days out of a week. So it is food for the brain, but the side benefit is it also decreases appetite, and reduce weight.

B Complex: I've read about your recommendations in other posts. QUESTION: Would a B50 twice a day be appropriate?

Usually this depends on a condition. A person with a weight problem may take less such as once a day for a week the perhaps on second week is taken three times a week, then it is further tapered off slowly over during the second month. Taking too much b complex may increase appetite, and hence taking once a day at least for the first week, before taking it ocassionally is a fair rule of thumb. My dose usually reflects the condition of a person. A CFS Chronic Fatigue syndrome needs twice a day, while a person with a weight problem
requires once a day for ONLY the first week then ocassionally after that.

Magnesium Citrate: QUESTION: would this be 250 mg per day?

I prefer 500 mg a day.

How about Sodium ascorbate, 2000-3000mg divided up throughout the day?

1000 x 3 or 1500 x 2

As his brain/body begins to heal, no doubt the medications' effects will change and will probably need to be adjusted accordingly. Any thoughts on this, Ted??? Of course, a doctor will remain in the picture.

Yes, usually with improved coordination and concentration and reduced medications will be noticed. Pretty soon, you will find medication is getting in the way of his recovery and this is often the signal for reduced medication.

Ted

Replied by Vickthechick
San Francisco, Ca, Usa
01/21/2011

Ted of Bangkok you are a *GOD*SEND and I send you all the positive, positive, THANK YOU energy I possibly can. Hey if you ever come to San Francisco, California and need someone to stand there and feed your parking meter with quarters I would gladly do that for you! ALL DAY! It would be a very small price to pay for what your information has done for me!

OK FIRST let me say that there is an awful lot of information about seizures on the internet and I was mind boggled for awhile and had to sort and sift and yes, pray, and try to decide what practically I could and could not do. If you are feeling befuddled too, please be patient. It is well worth it to not have to poison yourself with standard pharmaceutical drugs if you have that option to NOT take them. Our world is toxic enough as it is without adding extra stuff in our bodies. The drug they told me to take for my seizures I researched into the medical literature (meant only for doctors) where they actually ADMITTED they did NOT really understand WHY the drug worked. It just did. Really scientific huh? I FULLY AGREE though that you MUST NOT TAKE RISKS and drive a car if you are NOT taking medication and are not pretty much 100% certain you are cured, etc. ONCE you start taking seizure medication ESPECIALLY you can NOT stop without a risk of non-stop seizures for many of these medications.

OK THAT SAID let me give you my facts straight out about me as simply as possible: Female Age 39

First seizure: 08/13/10 (nocturnal while sleeping -- no foaming no incontinence -- taken immediately to emergency room -- blood and urine tests all came back normal)

Second seizure: 10/10/10 Daytime -- about 10am at a public lecture -- immediately before had been eating hard candies given out at the tables (no aspartame according to the company) and had only had Coffee for breakfast. Blacked out for about twenty minutes. No incontinence no foaming at mouth. All tests at emergency room came back normal but I was prescribed an anti-seizure medicine (don't want to name for fear of corporate backlash).

Later I had an MRI and an EEG and an EKG too and ALL came back normal or "non-epileptic" EXCEPT for a small cyst in my brain that showed up in the MRI. Doctors said this had nothing to do with my seizures and was common but they want to watch it (apparantly a lot of people have them and don't know it until they have an MRI). Scared the crap out of me. I've always believed in vitamins and health food etc. But have been too befuddled and confused to figure out WHAT to do -- lazy you might call me but HEY modern living is complicated enough without filtering everything and doing tiresome WORK WORK WORK related to eating perfectly every day and taking a zillion vitamins.

IRONICALLY I was tired all the time but TOO TIRED to make perfect food and bother to take vitamins which could have made me feel better but who knew? WELL NOW I had a fire under my butt! Life is precious and I didn't want to have it end too soon but I checked out all the online complaints about the side effects of the seizure medicine they told me to take and I felt that I just couldn't do put that pharmaceutical crap in my body.

I got a Chinese Traditional Medicine doctor and started taking his herbs every night but still wasn't sleeping well.

FINALLY I found this site and tried Ted's 2 TABLESPOONS FRESH LEMON JUICE mixed with1/2 teaspoon baking soda washed down with somePomegranate juice right before bedtime last night. I SLEPT BETTER THAN I HAVE IN AGES!!! I can NOT find sodium carbonate for Ted's alkalinity recipe so I'm just going to do the lemon juice/baking soda thing before bed with a 99mg Potassium Citrate capsule.

I'm also taking daily: One Vitamin E 400IU softgel, One Taurine 500mg cap (Ted recommends 1000mg), Soy Lecithin Granules (at least tablespoon per day), One B-12 complex (so that weird baking soda "pill-like thing" experience another person reported hopefully won't happen to me as a side effect of taking baking soda every night! ), 1000 units of Vitamin D DAILY (this vitamin just ROCKS! You would pretty much have to lay out naked for two hours to get it naturally! ) Um. Oh and Vitamin C. How much? Oh I don't know. The only vitamins you really have to be careful about taking too much I have read are Vitamin E and Vitamin A though I know a girl who cured TERRIBLE acne through large doses of NATURAL Vitamin A capsules but I digress.

IN CONCLUSION... BE PATIENT... STUDY AND LEARN AND TAKE CARE OF YOURSELF PEOPLE! I WILL REPORT BACK TO YOU WHEN I GET MY SECOND MRI IN SIX MONTHS AT WHICH POINT I AM PRAYING THAT DAMN BRAIN CYST WILL BE GONE WITH THE WIND! Love and Best Wishes to you ALL

Replied by Sandhya
Kihei, Hawaii, Usa
01/29/2011

Epilepsy....... Check out the sites for brain injury symptoms...... More and more they are finding that whiplash or a blow to the head of some sort can cause epilepsy even up to 10 to 15 years later....... And doctors don't ask about this. Check out brain injury symptoms on a good site and see if they fit. You might be surprised.


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