Epilepsy Talk

Natural Herbal Remedies for Epilepsy

January 16, 2015
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Long before Dilantin and Phenobarbital, there was epilepsy. And herbal remedies.

Of course, these herbal epilepsy remedies are NOT substitutes to anti-seizure medications, but are more like a supplementary support. Most of them work by preventing a seizure and other symptoms of epilepsy. (NYU Langone Medical Center estimates that 20 percent of people taking prescription drugs also use herbs.)


Seizure Provoking Conditions

January 11, 2015
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Few of these conditions will cause epilepsy itself…but many can lead to seizures. So consider this a definition of the possibilities…


Epilepsy quotes to inspire you…

December 7, 2014
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Epilepsy quotes to inspire you…

Here are some of my favorite quotes (along with a zillion others) that help me get through the day. What are yours?


A Beautiful Epilepsy Awareness Stamp

October 9, 2014
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A beautiful postal stamp for Epilepsy Awareness month on zazzle…


The Stigma of Epilepsy

September 28, 2014
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People with epilepsy have been viewed as degenerate, demonic, or possessed, through the ages.

Women have been sterilized, people have been burned at the stake, and many were placed in institutions for the criminally insane.

Today, the stigma for people with epilepsy is that you are weird, dangerous, or mentally ill…


New Epilepsy Comic Book Series for Children

August 24, 2014
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The launch of a new comic series designed to educate children about the most common neurological disorder has been just released in Canada.


Epilepsy Glossary — 100+ Terms Defined

July 18, 2014
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Even if you do have epilepsy, it doesn’t necessarily mean you know all the lingo. (I didn’t!) So here are some definitions of medical terms related to epilepsy…


Epilepsy Without Vaccinations — The Risks

July 13, 2014
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I started this article assured that vaccinations of infants with epilepsy was a definite no-no.

And boy, was I surprised.

Basically, medical research has proved me wrong. Real wrong.


12 Epilepsy Travel Tips

July 8, 2014
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Traveling has never been easy, and people with epilepsy have always had to think twice about safety and managing medications while traveling. Since September 11, 2001, taking a trip has become even more difficult for people with epilepsy and their family members…


Did you know Snow White’s “Dopey” had epilepsy?

June 21, 2014
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No he wasn’t dumb…slow…or retarded. “Dopey” had a condition known as Angelman syndrome (AS).


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    Phylis Feiner Johnson

    Phylis Feiner Johnson

    I've been a professional copywriter for over 35 years. I've also had epilepsy for decades. My mission is advocacy; to increase education, awareness and funding for epilepsy research. Together, we can make a huge difference. If not changing the world, at least helping each other, with wisdom, compassion and sharing.

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