Epilepsy Talk

The Miracle of the Coconut

March 27, 2018
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Coconut oil is one of the few foods that can be classified as a “superfood.”

And there are plenty of reasons to love it: Health, healing, immunity. Liver, kidney and bone health. Energy, weight loss, hair, skin care…and that’s just scratching the surface.

Let’s start with your health:


The Promise of the New Year…

December 31, 2017
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The new year falls upon us…

With hopes of health, dreams of joy…


Wishing you a blessed Christmas…

December 24, 2017
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May all your hopes come true…

May you be seizure-free…


Happy New Year!

January 1, 2017
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New year’s blessings to all my Epilepsy Talk friends.


A Caregiver’s Guide to Survival…

May 29, 2012
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It’s called “burn out.” Because, let’s face it, being a caregiver is exhausting. You may feel guilt, resentment, anger, anxiety or helplessness. You may have to give up your income and career prospects to care for someone. Even if you love the person very deeply, it can feel as though the focus is always on them and your needs and wishes go unnoticed. Often you deal with the situation alone and feel very isolated. (My mother-in-law didn’t leave the house for two years when my father-in-law was dying.)

But you can’t do anything to help another person if you’re a basket case yourself. To be the best caregiver possible, you need to be physically and emotionally well, yourself…


The Dalai Lama on Life

September 22, 2011
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A question was posed to the Dalai Lama:

What is the thing about humanity that surprises you the most?”

His answer was as follows:


Factoids for the trivia lover

August 5, 2011
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Here are some factoids you may or may not know…

I tried to keep my trivia to things associated with health and the human body, but there are millions of other health tidbits that exist. So, if you want to add to the list, Chime in! But don’t forget to cite the resource – even if it is your great aunt Tilly!

Ok. Here we go!

Did you know that…

It takes 17 muscles to smile — 43 to frown…

Laughing lowers levels of stress hormones and strengthens the immune system…

The human brain uses approximately as much energy as a 10 watt light bulb…

The longest living cells in the body are brain cells which can live an entire lifetime…

Naps improve memory…

Your brain is more active sleeping than it is watching TV…

Intelligent people have more zinc and copper in their hair…

During thinking, we use on about 35% of our brains…

The human brain is 80% water…

There are about as many nerve cells in your brain as there are stars in our galaxy (give or take a billion)…


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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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