Epilepsy - Editor's Choice

Over the years, Earth Clinic readers have sent us many reports about their treatments for Epilepsy. The editors at Earth Clinic consider the below posts to be some of the most helpful and informative and have named them 'Editor's Choice'. We hope that you will find this useful.

Epsom Salts

Posted by Talassis (London) on 09/24/2016
5 out of 5 stars

Someone in my family developed grand mal seizures just over a year ago at the age of 52. He had 4 big seizures within a 6 month period, lost part of his memory & he refused to take any form of meds. I read here on EC about Epsom salt and I immediately bought food grade Epsom salt. He takes half teaspoon in the morning & same in the evening with pure orange juice. We also had to cut out on food additives & went on natural food.

It's now 8 months of seizure free & we thank God & EC for this forum. It will take a while for the body to rid the toxins so don't give up. Epsom salt is natural and has no side effects.

I hope this post will help someone & save lives.


Epilepsy Protocol

Posted by Namaste (Australia) on 09/08/2014
5 out of 5 stars

I suffered with mild epilepsy for 14 years, only ever had 20 seizures before being medicated. I am depending upon tegretol but never really feeling myself, I could write pages on pages on how I figured out how to fix my epilepsy and my passion behind getting off the medication that I later found out was making the epilepsy worse when I was not depending on it. Anyways I am not trying to sell anything nor am I saying it will work for everyone.

I am only posting this because I wish I had have found this out 14 years ago and if I could help anyone that is going through it that is all I want, but here it is straight up:

*Vitamin b6 200mg twice a day ( whatever your body doesn't use , you pee out)

*vitamin d3 every second day (tegretol depletes your vitamin d levels ..)

* magnesium complete 1 tab per day

* 5-htp natural amino acid 1 capsule per day

*excercise at least half hour a day to boost positive hormones

* the main thing is: meditation!

Gain control of your own mind through letting go and you will be able to control anything; this being said I understand many people won't try it as it has been portrayed to be "alternative " and "hippie " and even I laughed when I heard about it for the first time, but not a word of a lie it works for me. * I also eat a healthy natural diet and use fluoride free tooth paste, as fluoride is a neuro-toxin which can not help things .and I try to avoid things with chemicals when I can help it . Don't get lazy, be strict with it, make time to meditate. I would like to add that I have been seizure free for 4 years now with no medication. It was scary at first and I failed twice only to learn that I did need to supplement as majority of the problem is just being deficient in b6 , magnesium , serotonin , and vitamin d3. I hope this helps someone or their parents who are desperately searching for answers to something that until recently they knew nothing about, or someone looking for answers that no one will post anywhere on the net.


Coconut Oil

Posted by Rosie (New Orleans, La, Usa) on 05/25/2012
5 out of 5 stars

I have had epilepsy since about 17 yrs old. Now am 34. Because I had partial temporal lobe type, I never took meds (scary side effects!!! ). But last year I started having seizures more frequently and I wanted to do something about. Did ketogenic diet (strictly) for about 3 weeks, then switched to low-carb. Still had seizures. By the way, seizures seemed directly linked to my protein/fat intake. Ate lots of almonds, etc. Not as many seizures, but not cured. About 8 months later, I started drinking teas on a regular basis, teas that aid in kidney and liver function. Still had seizures.

Then I got organic good coconut oil and started using as lotion every day 2x or more. 2 months into the coconut ritual, I had allergies/cold so I took massive amounts of Vit. C, zinc, echinacia, etc. I This was in dec and january of 2012. I realized about 3 weeks ago that I have not had a seizure in about 1-2 mnths.

I think it is the coconut. That is the only thing I do every day without fail. And I have only been putting it on my skin!!! I plan on eating a little bit every day.

Of course, my Dr. has no interest in my "cure."

All along, I have noticed a direct relation between my seizures and food intake, and in particular protein/fat. It's not protein, though, it's fat that I need.

Also, my seizures started when I was in high school and started skipping lunch and eating candy and drinking Cokes.


Blackstrap Molasses

Posted by Hippocrates (Odin, Missouri, U.s.a.) on 04/28/2012 9 posts

Hello all, This is my first post. I figured that this information could possibly help someone. So here goes:

My grandmother once told me a story about her mother's sister, my great aunt (I knew all three women).

Way back when, when she was an infant/toddler, she had massive seizures. They called the doctor and he came out to where they lived and looked her over. He left and came back and gave her an enema of Blackstrap Molasses. I do not know the molasses/water ratio. I do not know if there was possibly anything else in the enema solution. As far as my grandma remembers, the doctor only did it the once, but was unsure if the family continued treatment on their own or not.

But soon after, she was cured of her seizures and never had any more for the rest of her life (died recently of old age).

Blackstrap molasses are high in Potassium. I postulate that either through direct mechanism or more likely through a Potassium deficiency being rectified by the addidion of Potassium into her system in large quantities, that it somehow cured her.

Again, not sure if this can help a child or possibly an adult with seizures, but I am just putting this story out there not as medical advise, but as something that has worked for someone in the past.