Seizures & Epilepsy

This is not a comprehensive list, simply some articles I have found along the way. “Epilepsy, a paroxysmal disorder characterized by abnormal neuronal discharges, is common in children. While the causes of epilepsy are many, the fundamental disorder is secondary to abnormal synchronous discharges of a network of neurons. Whether or not a seizure occurs in a child depends upon the balance between excitability and inhibition. Central nervous system neurotransmitters have significant effects on neuronal excitability and play a pivotal role in brain excitability. The most common excitatory neurotransmitter in the brain, glutamate, has been implicated [...]

Seizures & Epilepsy2019-09-27T20:39:55-04:00

Lowering Glutamate | Acorus Gramineus (Calamus Root aka Sweet Flag)

Acorus Gramineus (Calamus Root aka Sweet Flag) essential oil has shown to inhibit NMDA (glutamate) receptor activity, increase GABA and lower glutamate upon inhalation. We have been able to source this, here.  I will occasionally add this to our diffuser to help calm any crazy days. “These results demonstrated that EO extracted from AGR exhibited neuroprotective effects on cultured cortical neurons through the blockade of NMDA receptor activity, and that the glycine binding site appeared not to be the major site of action. ” http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0024320501009444   “Furthermore, inhalation impressively inhibited the activity of gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA) transaminase, [...]

Lowering Glutamate | Acorus Gramineus (Calamus Root aka Sweet Flag)2019-04-09T19:00:39-04:00

A Story of Hope with REID: Seizures, Mast Cell Disorder & Schizophrenic Behavior

We occasionally get letters or comments from parents that have seen improvements in health with REID. To help provide hope to so many still in the trenches, I’ve decided to make more of an effort to share some these comments (with their permission, of course). Many of us don’t have it all figured out, but we cling to the hope and words of progress. Everyone’s journey is different, diet changes may not reap huge changes for all, but it is absolutely helping some. Like this family, glutamate and the REID diet have been a huge piece to [...]

A Story of Hope with REID: Seizures, Mast Cell Disorder & Schizophrenic Behavior2019-09-29T17:05:32-04:00
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