Convulsions are non-voluntary contractions (single or in a series) of the voluntary muscles caused by sudden uncontrolled changes in the electrical activity of the brain.
Febrile seizures (twitching, jerking convulsion associated with loss of consciousness in a child with a rapidly rising fever and often due to infections such as middle ear or tonsillitis) are a type of convulsion that is common in children between six months and five years old and tend to run in families. They are usually not serious, even though they are frightening, and occur in one out of twenty children. For safety’s sake, these too should be brought to the attention of your physician.
Convulsion symptoms may be mild, characterized only by slight muscle twitches and tingling, or violent and severe, characterized by jerking whole-body movements and accompanying intense feelings of fear, possible hallucinations, and sometimes a lapse of consciousness (a grand mal seizure). Seizures that reoccur are called epilepsy.
Convulsions or seizures may be caused by many medical problems, including stroke, brain tumor, withdrawal from alcohol and drugs (including prescription drugs), metabolic disturbances, neurological disorders, and trauma from head injury. All such factors must be ruled out or addressed before convulsive tendencies can be properly treated.
Eat normal, well-balanced meals at regular intervals. Children who suffer from convulsions should not be allowed to eat large meals since these predispose toward seizures. Alcohol is totally contraindicated as is caffeine (cola drinks, coffee, tea, chocolate). Aspartame (NutraSweet®) should also be avoided, as it has been implicated in some cases of seizure.
- Take Vitamin D3 50,000-100,000 International Units a day /
- Wholefood supplements are the best way of ensuring your nutritional needs are met. The best we know on the market is Kevin Trudeau’s “KT Daily” product. You can find more details here kevintrudeaudailylifesessentials.com/
- Take an Omega 3 supplement:
Lithium Orotate (Please note this is not the drug but the mineral)
Nutritional Supplementation: There are multiple nutritional deficiencies that can contribute to seizures, including deficiencies of folic acid, niacin (vitamin B3), thiamine (vitamin B1), vitamin B6, vitamin D, copper, magnesium, manganese, and selenium. Some of these deficiencies may relate to anticonvulsant medication, while others may be related to the cause of the seizures themselves. People who suffer from convulsions should also have an amino acid blood screen. Supplementation with the amino acids taurine, dimethyl glycine, and/or DL-glutamic acid has been shown to beneficial, as have vitamin B6, magnesium, and manganese. Working with a qualified nutritionist is very important, however.
Note: Omega-6 fatty acid supplementation can trigger or exacerbate convulsions caused by temporal lobe epilepsy. In addition, any supplementation program should only be undertaken with the awareness of the medical practitioner responsible for the care of the convulsive individual.
Prescription and non-prescription medication:
What non-prescription and prescription drugs are you taking? Your non-prescription and prescription are partially the reason that you have this illness or disease – you need to get off these medications, but do so only under the guidance of a licensed health care practitioner.
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- Try Hypnotherapy to relax the mind. Find a practitioner here.
Australia bans flu vaccines in children after seizures: www.naturalnews.com/029586_Australia_vaccines.html
Cyanide found in Vitamin supplements causes convulsions: www.naturalnews.com/036367_vitamin_B-12_cyanide_cyanocobalamin.html
Combination tetanus and whooping cough vaccine linked to convulsions: www.naturalnews.com/035072_Dtap_vaccine_seizures_babies.html
Differences and similarities between convulsions, seizures and epilepsy: www.howcast.com/videos/502000-Differences-between-Seizures-and-Convulsions-Epilepsy-and-Seizure-Disorders
Ayurvedic home remedies for convulsions, seizure and epilepsy: www.youtube.com/watch?v=G7x6tRuH2lI
Aspartame promotes grand mal seizures: www.naturalnews.com/008952_aspartame_seizures.html
Low magnesium associated with convulsions: www.naturalnews.com/025567_magnesium_calories_calcium.html
Vitamin D deficiency linked to convulsions: www.naturalnews.com/020801_Vitamin_D_children_supplements.html
Further Information (links and books)
Living Well with Epilepsy and Other Seizure Disorders: An Expert Explains What You Really Need to Know (Living Well (Collins)) by Carl W. Bazil; Epilepsy and Seizures: Everything You Need to Know (Your Personal Health) by Donald F. Weaver; Treating Epilepsy Naturally : A Guide to Alternative and Adjunct Therapies by Patricia A. Murphy
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