Natural Treatment for Epilepsy

Coconut Oil, Vitamins

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Posted by Bill (Steamboat Springs, Co) on 10/16/2016

Coconut oil and vitamins are a big help for seizures.

I eat, drink, cook with organic coconut oil as much as I can. One of my favorite drinks is coconut water. I also enjoy flavored drinks that are partially coconut. These drinks are all organic. Every time that I cook in a pan, I never use vegetable oil or butter. Instead, I use organic coconut oil. When cooking in a pot, the recipe usually asks you to add some butter. Instead of butter, I always add coconut oil. That tastes good and is very good for the body and brain. My coconut oil hardens on it's own, so I usually take a chunk out of the bottle. When I do want to measure it, I put it in the microwave for a short period of time. That liquefies it. I also use the coconut oil on wounds. It heals them quickly. I also take vitamins to help my epilepsy. The ones that I take, because I feel that they also are healing my epilepsy, are: Omega, Turmeric, CoQ10, and Methyl B-12. I no longer eat any Dairy foods or drinks. All of this, is on top of how I still am taking my medicines. Even though I do, I lowered my medicine dose about a year ago, mainly because the doctors dislike lowering their patient's dose.

This year, I'm 58 years old. Before I changed my diet so strongly, about 2 years ago, I was having 2 seizures every week, during my whole life. As of today, it has been 4 months since my last seizure.

Replied by Michele Eckford
(West Sussex, Uk)


Lovely to read your msg. It gives me confidence that I will be able to write the same in 2 years time. I have just started using coconut oil 3 days ago with serious intention. I am 60yrs now having 1 seizure approx. every 10 days. the meds don't work and I hate the side-effects, especially now that I am getting older. What got you started? Did you need to add MCT oil also & why have you added the vitamins. You mention about a diet change, What did you alter it? It'll be great to communicate with you to share experiences, positive & negative.

Thanks Michele

Replied by Lori
(New Zealand Wellington)

Hi, I used coconut oil daily basis when cooking and with paste of turmeric that has reduced seizures. I used to have seziures every second day and stress was my biggest concern. A neurolgist tried to put me on new drug, however I had history of depression since childhood so I continued to see how my body responds to this diet of coconut oil and turmeric.


Posted by Frank (NY, NY) on 08/22/2009

Interesting causes of seizures on this thread. Another condition that can cause seizures is cysticercosis, an infection from ingestion of tapeworm larvae.

From the CDC website:

"Neurocysticercosis (cysticerci in the brain, spinal cord):

Symptoms of neurocysticercosis depend upon where and how many cysticerci (often called lesions) are found in the brain. Seizures, and headaches are the most common symptoms. However, confusion, lack of attention to people and surroundings, difficulty with balance, swelling of the brain (called hydrocephalus) may also occur. Death can occur suddenly with heavy infections.

Dietary Changes, Bio-Identical Hormones

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Posted by Chelle86 (Spokane, Wa) on 05/05/2017

We have done a lot of different things to recover my daughter from her seizure activity, and she is now 95% seizure free. Dietary changes that removed her triggers were key, along with optimizing her vitamins and minerals. She also uses natural bio-identical progesterone for her catamenial seizures, and has had great success with that as well.

Replied by Johnathan

What were the changes to her diet that were made?

Replied by Sofia

Could I ask you which natural bio-identical progestorene was she using?

Thank you!

Dietary Changes, Challenging the Brain

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Posted by Rogerrabbit (Siantar, Indonesia) on 06/05/2013

Now I have moved from America to Indoniesa, I found that all natural foods I can eat lower the time of the seizures, and staying happy and organized, making the brain operate in high levels of thinking process, because seizures cause the brain to run in high speed so use this quality for life, it causes process of info much faster then the normal human, so use it and this will lower the levels of seizures and I believe it will cause your child to stop seizures. I am 53 and my seizures have almost gone, just from increasing the amount of info I make myself process, force it to work harder and soon you will see how fast your brain will operate at high speed, much faster then normal,, it works for me < but eat much natural foods only , no processed foods, of any kind and low on sugars, force your brain and body to work much hard, and you will see it likes it, and it will love this, it's like a food for the brain, read on foods for the brain, this is how I found and what I am doing now.

Dietary Recommendations

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Posted by Tom (Austin, Texas) on 08/28/2008

my wife suffered seizures before we were married and has now been seizure free for 13 years of marriage. well she did stop the aspertame but I can't say if that is what made the difference as she stopped eating a ton of other junk as well. I follow an 85% raw fruits and veggies diet with no refined sugars or carbs and she just started to eat with me reluctantly at first and wala. if this story seems hard to believe just think, I left out the long list of chronic illness that went away from her body and mine like bad dreams. check out the haleluya diet.

Edgar Cayce Remedies

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Posted by Linda (Virginia Beach, Virginia) on 02/22/2009

epilepsy healed with the edgar cayce remedies: It's my daughter's eight-year anniversary of being seizure-free. Here is her story: Hope it can help someone else too!

Eliminate Mercury

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Posted by K. M. (Los Angeles, Ca) on 09/05/2011

A friend started having seizures as an adult and couldn't understand why. All the scans and tests came up negative. He was put on medication but it just gave him bad side effects and didn't really help so he stopped taking them. Then he was sitting in a theatre eating thick taffy candies when he felt something happen on one of his back teeth but it was so fast he swallowed it. Turns out a candy had stuck to a loose mercury filling and pulled it off his tooth. He figures he pooped it out because after that all his seizures and mental issues went away.

Eliminate Wheat, B Vitamins

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Posted by Maisie (Portland, Or) on 11/21/2011

I recently brought my son to Portland Family Homeopathy in Portland, Oregon. He's had seizures for the whole first year of his life. Sometimes hundreds at a time. We were given a pretty bad diagnosis from a neurologist who wanted to put him on all sorts of meds. I asked her if there had ever been research about the long term developmental side effects of giving these meds to babies... She said no. So we chose to try to find other treatment options.

A friend of mine had recommended that I try Portland Family Homeopathy and so I did. We went and were given some really basic dietary information about what is good and bad for kids with seizures. Since we've cut out wheat and been giving him vitamin B supplements daily, he has been seizure free for 6 months now. Sometimes the answer is so simple.

Epilepsy Protocol

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Posted by Namaste (Australia) on 09/08/2014

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.

Replied by Victoria

Hi, just in regard to your article about the use of 'meditation' ... I have temporal lobe epilepsy and was advised by my Neurologist that meditation could be more harmful to someone with this condition due to our hyper active minds, it could be hard to silence our mind? He suggested using repetitive tasks, like walking, writing etc or any task that involves using methods which assist the body, to become more 'grounded' Long story, but finding a 'meditation with movement' seems to work for me ... ex: I study a lot of philosophy and I have read that 'Einstein recommended that (for a man) ~ early morning shaving was a great way to focus the mind at the beginning of the day ...

Epsom Salts

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Posted by Violet King (Spain) on 08/03/2017

Take half a teaspoonful of Epsom quality.... in a small drink of orange juice every morning, and see the results!! Fantastic when even the grand mal fits cease....and its all natural too......Try it!

Replied by Enny

My son is on tegreto cr for d past 7yrs, can he also take Epsom salt? Pls. He is 17 yrs now.

Replied by Vivijamz

do you take it just in the morning or even in the evenings?

and what type of seizure did you have?

and did you stop your meds when you started taking the epsom salts?

Replied by Tiffany

What would you suggest for a type 1 diabetic with seizures? Orange juice, is something that gives us a spike, would it be alright with coffee...? Oh no, that would taste really weird.

Replied by Cajetan Chinedu

What is Epsom Salt? And how do someone who is experiencing seizure use it. Where can someone get it as well.

Epsom Salts
Posted by Ben (Tx) on 10/08/2016

I had a breakthrough seizure at 3am after starting on epsom salts a little over a month ago...I take tegretol twice daily. Is there a bad interaction btwn epsom salts and tegretol per chance?...from what I keep reading epsom salts are supposed to be the cure all for seizures and that doesnt seem to be the case in my situation...I was seizure free via tegretol until I started on epsom salt...what are your thoughts?

Replied by Katherine
(Albion, NY)

Hello! I have taken Tegretol for about 30 years now and it works pretty well, I guess. I tend to have break through seizures under specific conditions though such as delaying to take my meds, stress, ice cream, monthly cycle changes, lack of sleep and especially if fasting is combined with any of these. I started taking 1/2 tsp Epsom salt with orange juice daily about 2-3 weeks ago in addition to a daily B6 supplement. I also decided to eliminate aspartame from my diet and recently began switching from coffee to black tea. (Just to paint a full picture). I just had a very stressful weekend during a hormonally triggering time of the month, forgot my meds one morning and no breakthrough seizures whatsoever. I haven't experienced interferences with Tegretol personally but we're all different. Maybe try looking at other triggers too: preservatives, alcohol, too much caffeine, irregular or unhealthy eating habits, insufficient or low quality sleep etc.

(faithville, Us)

Ted's Remedies, Natural Treatment for Epilepsy (

my friend I met at church, had a daughter with epilepsy and went on the keto plan because no meds helped her. She had to wear a helmet and play only with soft toys to prevent injury. Her brain outgrew them, and she is a brilliant adult now with no epilepsy. Coconut oil can help with brain and soy lecithin granules and magtein . L taurine may be helpful too. Some people have a spiritual aspect to their epilepsy and some healers get results freeing them of it. I love to google stuff and go research. I had 150 stitches on my head as a four-year-old and was supposed to die of a stroke but I'm old now and plan to get a lot older. I battled ADHD and dyslexia. Our gut has a brain too and affects our systems.

Reduce Seizures On The Ketogenic Diet – Dr.Berg On Seizure Symptoms - YouTube

Epsom Salts
Posted by Talassis (London) on 09/24/2016

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.

Replied by Pam
(New York)

Epsom Salt is also is helping my 28 year old son. Seizure free since first dose over three months ago. Grateful.

Replied by Vivijamz

Did he stop his meds? and what type of epilepsy does he have?

Replied by IB

Hi Talassis,

How long did it take the epsom salt to have its effect and did he stop his medication?

Epsom Salts
Posted by Louis (Montreal, Canada) on 12/01/2014

For Epilepsy you can take a bath once a week in epsom salt and no more epilepsy or seizure since for me.

Replied by Danette
(San Diego)

How much Epsom salt should be added to the bath? My son has had seizures since he was 12 or 13, we have only tried medication (Tegretol) and at one point he would be seizure free for close to a year he is now 24 and they are more frequent, maybe 3 times a month, I'm going to try most of what I've read from others on this site. Can't be any worse than what we are already experiencing.

Thanks everyone, God Bless you all.

Replied by Ben
(Bremerton Wa)

T.He most common trigger for seizures is the neurotoxic substances used as favor enhancers in food.. msg, aspartame and the worst, modified food starch are all neurotoxins which excite the neurons in the brain literally to death. Dr Russel Blaylock has studied these substances and labels them excitotoxins. He has found that aside from giving seizures, many forms of cancer and migraine from hell that these neurotoxic substances literally kill neurons in the brain.

Cancer researchers are astounded at the speed of growth and ferocity exhibited by cancer cells when exposed to these neurotoxic chemicals.

Msg, modified food starch and aspartame cause cancer cells to grow pseudopodia octopus like tentacles which they use to invade nearby tissue when they wish to become more aggressive and metastatic..

Brain tumor has a potential of inducing seizures and these chemicals encourage cancer growth and development..

These same chemicals help to induce seizures therefore restricting the diet of all forms of free glutamic acid is the best starting point to control seizures Read the writings of Dr Russel Blaylock about these dangerous neurotoxins.

Here is another good article for you about diet and how to control seizures naturally

Replied by Sanjana

Is this still working fr u....??Plzzz let me know if it worked...M seeking help...Thank u

Epsom Salts
Posted by Janice (Eupora,ms) on 12/30/2013

My son 23 and has been having seizures since he was 1year old. He ran out of one of his meds and could not get it until today. He started having seizures back to back all night and I found this article and decided to try the Epsom salt and I am happy to say after giving him the Epsom salt mixed with orange juice he has not had one seizure since 8:00 this morning. Thank you!

Epsom Salts
Posted by Jtdds (Rochester, Ny) on 11/26/2011

I think I'm on to something regarding magnesium for seizure control. Before you spend a fortune like I did on Liquid magnesium, transdermal magnesium and Magnesium oxide supplements, try this...

Buy a small quantity of Epsom Salt from the drugstore. In a coffee mug, crush it into a very, very fine powder. Stir 1/2 to one teaspoon of the powder into a small sip of orange juice, open your mouth wide and swallow, being careful not to leave any magnesium granules at the bottom of the glass. My seizures are cured. DO NOT STOP TAKING YOUR SEIZURE MEDICATION UNTIL YOU HAVE DONE THIS SUCCESSFULLY FOR AT LEAST ONE YEAR AND EVEN THEN TAPER OFF OF IT SLOWLY WITH YOUR PHYSICIAN'S ADVICE!

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