Epilepsy Talk

Epilepsy Fighting Foods

March 16, 2018

They say: “You are what you eat.” Not necessarily.

Here are some suggestions for sensible eating and supplementing your diet.

Of course everyone is different — with different needs — and on different meds.

But there are some rules that hold true…

Where’s The Funding? Epilepsy As An Orphan

February 27, 2018

Here are the facts, unhappy though they may be…

Epilepsy is the 4th most common neurological problem – only migraine, stroke, and Alzheimer’s disease occurs more frequently.

Its prevalence is greater than autism spectrum disorder, cerebral palsy, multiple sclerosis and Parkinson’s disease combined…

Conversion Disorder and Epilepsy…

February 24, 2018

What is it?

Is it epilepsy or conversion disorder?

The term “conversion” comes from the idea that psychological distress is being converted into a physical symptom.

The cause is not known. 

Three Anti-Seizure Diets That Could Change Your Life…

February 15, 2018

Just when you feel that all is lost, and you’re about to give up on your meds, there is another option.  (In fact, there are three!)

They may not beat your epilepsy (although some people say they do!)

But they can help reduce your seizures and the amounts of medication needed.

12 Recipes For Happiness — Even If You Have Epilepsy!

January 23, 2018

“No one is in control of your happiness but you; therefore you have the power to change anything about yourself or your life that you want to change.” — Barbara de Angelis

We all know that epilepsy is no day at the beach. You may feel depression, anxiety, fear, isolation, anger, or a whole host of other things, too may to mention.

But, if you dig deep into yourself, perhaps there’s a few things you can do to relieve those feelings.

Here are some ideas…

The Stigma of Epilepsy…

January 14, 2018

The stigma is ancient and it still remains today.

Laws in the United States and Great Britain that prohibited epileptic people to marry were just repealed in the late 1980s and early 1990s.

Until the late 1970s, legislations in the United States also prevented epileptic people from entering public buildings such as restaurants, shopping centers, and theaters. [US Department of Health]

Although these laws are no longer in effect, the underlying social divisions that they have created in the past thirty years are still present today.

Other Voices — Other Lives

November 6, 2017

“There were times I asked myself,
‘Is life really worth living?’
Suicide, now there’s a thought,
But would God be forgiving?”

Seizure Provoking Conditions

October 18, 2017

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

Epileptic Synesthesia: What Is It?

October 3, 2017

A friend of mine with TLE, told me he had synesthesia and I didn’t have a clue what he was talking about.

And so, I set to find out exactly what this mysterious sounding condition was…

New Hope for Epilepsy Stem Cell Therapy

September 29, 2017

About stem cells: “They’ve been called magic seeds. They have the potential to cure disease, regenerate organs, and even prolong life. And they could completely alter the way we practice medicine” – Fortune Magazine

There are many exciting areas in epilepsy research. One topic of great interest is the use of stem cells to treat seizures.

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    Phylis Feiner Johnson

    Phylis Feiner Johnson

    I've been a professional copywriter for over 35 years. I 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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