Incidences of seizures appear to have a relationship to toxins (presumably that cross into the brain).  Often viruses and yeast, phenols, ammonia excess, and environmental toxins can have an effect on, or trigger seizures.

According to Jacquelyn McCandless, author of Children with Starving Brains, seizures have been associated with viruses including herpes simplex virus and cytomegalovirus.  More research needs to be done, but it appears that toxins given off by these viruses could be having a neurotoxic effect.  Poor phenol processing also appears to be associated with seizures.  According to Mark Schauss of Carbon Based, environmental toxins can be a cause of seizures. Additionally, yeast overgrowth can produce a state of ammonia excess and/or give off neurotoxic substances.   In cases like this, yeast toxins appear to a contributing factor to seizures.  Additionally, low CO2 is also often associated with seizures, and urea cycle function should be evaluated.

Special diets (customized nutritional plans) are very beneficial for people suffering seizures – and there are many, including the ketogenic diet, which have provided significant improvement in reducing seizure activity.

Seizures are serious and should always involve primary care from a licensed physician.


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