Pdf/E–pub Treating Epilepsy NaturallyA Guide to Alternative and Adjunct Therapies


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  • Treating Epilepsy NaturallyA Guide to Alternative and Adjunct Therapies
  • Patricia A. Murphy
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  • 07 June 2018
  • 9780658013799

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Free read Treating Epilepsy NaturallyA Guide to Alternative and Adjunct Therapies í PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB Most of her adult life this comprehensive guide offers alternative treatments to replace and to complement traditional therapies and sound advice to find the right health practitioner for you. This was the first book I read on epilepsy and after reading a few others this one was my favorite It explained epilepsy well but I liked the research and details about alternative approaches for dealing with it All of the other books barely even mentioned alternative ways I did think it could have been formatted a little simply because you had to plow through it to get to the details

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Free read Treating Epilepsy NaturallyA Guide to Alternative and Adjunct Therapies í PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB Hard to find information on epilepsy presented by an author living successfully with the conditionDrugs commonly used to treat epilepsy have some extremely harmful side effects Treating Epilep. So the reason I m giving this book two stars isn t because it doesn t have useful information and legitimately couldn t help someone with epilepsy use non pharmaceutical methods of helping to treat their epilepsy I think it does offer a lot of guidance in terms of herbology supplements nutrition etc It also is disarming in its approach as it is told from the first person perspective of the author rather than a removed clinical narration It s publication date being 2002 makes it somewhat dated ie the ketogenic diet has found to be most effective in children with epilepsy and can actually have adverse effects on adults in terms of weight and cholesterol There are some areas of neurology that have naturally advanced past the books publication date but what I found disturbing and why I gave it a low rating was its treatment of epilepsy and gender When it comes to epilepsy it is very different for men and women especially because women have to deal with seizures surrounding their menses and then a slew of issues relating to pregnancy The book did ok talking about the difficulty of increased seizures surrounding menstruation called catamenial seizures but the discussion of pregnancy was way off At one point the author suggested that one of the deciding factors when a woman with epilepsy is considering getting pregnant is whether she will pass it onto her child I ve known many mothers with epilepsy and multiple women looking to start families and that is definitely not at the top of the list The biggest concerns are how do I find medications safe to take while pregnant can I go off my seizure medications to become pregnant what happens if I start having an increase in seizures while pregnant how could pregnancy seizures effect the fetus etc Those are very big concerns and anti convulsants are one of the most dangerous things to be taking if you are pregnant I felt that by glossing over these really prominent issues and important facts the book could actually be causing harm than good Being concerned about hereditary epilepsy on a personal level say for the author is fine but medically it s important to represent all of the presiding issues in case someone lacks that information Part of my critiue in some ways is just that the book moves back and forth between being a personal journey and then chapters of hardcore medical information with only the forward written by an MD It sort of presents itself as fact but could be really just one person s realityI would say a good case for this is when the author talks about epilepsy in the workplace The author says and I m paraphrasing that for women with active epilepsy employment can be an emotional physical and legal challenge Ok yes absolutely I can attest to this No matter where you work having a seizureseizures on the job is pretty awful and incredibly alienating etc And disclosing something personal about your health out of necessity also doesn t feel so good Not to mention how difficult it is to prove discrimination based on epilepsy or find an employer that isn t uncomfortable with it However when it comes to men having seizures on the job the author literally says it s all about attitude Um To be frank when you re flopping around and drooling on the floor in front of everyone it really doesn t matter what identity you align with It s gosh darn embarrassing Disclaimer people have all different types of seizures and many of them are not the flopping and drooling ones But not only is that sentiment problematic gender biased on so many levels it doesn t even make sense Somehow a man could just jump up from a seizure brush himself off shake someone s hand and walk back to his desk It s not only a fictional concept but it really undermines any of the medical authority the author attempts to wield in the earlier chaptersMy final reason for this low rating and probably what seems like an overly passionate review to some is something that just like all of the information on pregnancy that was skipped I can t get by We don t live in a binary world If you re going to talk about gender then you have to talk about ALL genders As a ueer woman previously the partner of a transgendered man I can t ignore how limited that conversation was especially medically The medical community is often where we find a lot of homophobia and 2002 or not you can t talk about anything neurological or hormonal without including all genders Finding proper and cohesive treatment for an epileptic who is non cisgendered is incredibly challenging That s true even if you re not epileptic Welp hope I didn t get on my soap box too much However one thing I will give this book five stars for is not saying you should put something in someone s mouth during a seizure to prevent them from swallowing their tongue First of all huge choking hazard Second of all if you re reading this review right now please stop for a moment and try swallowing your tongue If you can t do it neither can I seizing or not

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Free read Treating Epilepsy NaturallyA Guide to Alternative and Adjunct Therapies í PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB Sy Naturally is an empathetic practical empowering look at treatment options lifestyle choices and ways of living well Written by an author who has been successfully living with it herself for. Very good book on alternative therapies to epilepsy which are reassuringly not all that different from standard medical knowledge and treatments most can supplement AEDs or hopefully take the place of themMajor findingsStress and tied with it guilt is a major cause of seizures usually the main trigger People with a childhood history of abuse or long term humiliation are likely to have epilepsy and when these memories are brought back up in adulthood the seizure threshold plummets This is perhaps because a seizure is in some ways an irrational control mechanism a form of releasing emotions that can t be released otherwiseLack of sleep is also a major cause of seizures Hormone changes especially related to estrogen lower the seizure thresholdEpileptics should cut out MSG and aspartame These are also major triggers for migrainesSugar flour and milk products aren t good for epileptics nor is caffeine or chocolate These things tend to be craved right at the time that you might be most likely to have a seizure Ugh The craziness of the human body strikes again Many links here between migraines and seizuresThe temporal lobe controls memories sexual feelings hearing smells and tastes The hippocampus is involved in learning and memory storage So with damage in these parts of the brain bright lights and loud noises perturb someone prone to seizuresEpileptics tend to have deficiencies in the B vitamins folic acid calcium and magnesium All the things most needed in pregnancy Significant reduction in seizures seen in people who took 500 mg of taurine three times a dayScary links being found between epilepsy and lupusCraniosacral therapy is usually beneficial for epileptics


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    Pdf/E–pub Treating Epilepsy NaturallyA Guide to Alternative and Adjunct Therapies review ☆ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB ☆ Patricia A. Murphy characters Treating Epilepsy NaturallyA Guide to Alternative and Adjunct Therapies So the reason I’m giving this book two stars isn’t because it doesn’t have useful information and legitimately could

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    Pdf/E–pub Treating Epilepsy NaturallyA Guide to Alternative and Adjunct Therapies review ☆ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB ☆ Patricia A. Murphy Patricia A. Murphy ☆ 6 Free read Highly recommend for anyone with epilepsyBeing one of those frustrated patients who is not getting the answers I need about my seizures I found

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    Pdf/E–pub Treating Epilepsy NaturallyA Guide to Alternative and Adjunct Therapies Patricia A. Murphy ☆ 6 Free read This helped me identify what type of epilepsy I have had since age 12 I finally know I have catamenial epilepsy and seizures are tr

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    Pdf/E–pub Treating Epilepsy NaturallyA Guide to Alternative and Adjunct Therapies review ☆ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB ☆ Patricia A. Murphy Patricia A. Murphy ☆ 6 Free read Treating Epilepsy Naturally was the second book I read completely after my son was diagnosed with a seizure disorder at age 17 I can imagine that most parents go through shock when realizing their child has seizures and we all need a reference to explain what is going on This book does that and it is thorough in

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    Pdf/E–pub Treating Epilepsy NaturallyA Guide to Alternative and Adjunct Therapies Patricia A. Murphy ☆ 6 Free read review ☆ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB ☆ Patricia A. Murphy Very good book on alternative therapies to epilepsy which are reassuringly not all that different from standard medical knowledge and treatments most can supplement AEDs or hopefully take the place of themMajor findingsStress and tied with it guilt is a major cause of seizures usually the main trigger People with a childhood history of abuse or long term humiliation are likely to have epilepsy and when these memories are brough

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    Patricia A. Murphy ☆ 6 Free read review ☆ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB ☆ Patricia A. Murphy Pdf/E–pub Treating Epilepsy NaturallyA Guide to Alternative and Adjunct Therapies Excellent contentI had a string of bad Neurologists who did pretty awful substandard job too busy to give enough care whilst I was struggling with tonic clonic hellish months since 2009 I don't trust Epileptologists who think they know everything about seizures busy classifying the types whilst they forget about the suffering pple go throughMore book like this should come out to replace useless Neuro simply bus

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    Pdf/E–pub Treating Epilepsy NaturallyA Guide to Alternative and Adjunct Therapies I read this book when my son Cameron's only diagnosis was ideopathic epilepsy and it gave me hope It is an uplifting book filled with optimism about ways to make life better We never put any of it into place since Cameron's diagnoses changed s

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