Category: "Diet"

Antiseizure foods: What to know

Antiseizure foods: What to know

Food can affect epilepsy. Certain diets and restricting some types of food may help improve the frequency of seizures. Research has found that several diets, such as the ketogenic diet and the modified Atkins diet, can play a role in the management of epilepsy and seizures. Limiting sugary foods and prioritizing whole foods such as […]

What is the relationship between epilepsy and bipolar disorder?

What is the relationship between epilepsy and bipolar disorder?

Scientists believe epilepsy and bipolar disorder share several common factors. However, they are still investigating the exact relationship between these conditions. Bipolar disorder is a mental health condition with several subtypes. It causes varying episodes of shifts in a person’s mood, energy, and concentration. Epilepsy is a condition that causes people to have seizures. There […]

New Stanford Study: Eating This Many Carbs May Optimize Your Brain

New Stanford Study: Eating This Many Carbs May Optimize Your Brain

New research from expert doctors suggests a link between “metabolic abnormality” and psychiatric disorders…with carbohydrate consumption as a glaring common denominator. While low-carb diets have long been touted for weight loss, reducing inflammation and improving blood sugar readings, new research suggests that lessening carb consumption might also stabilize the mood and mental health. Maybe you’ve heard […]

Ketogenic diet boosts brain’s natural calm to combat epilepsy

Ketogenic diet boosts brain’s natural calm to combat epilepsy

A recent Cell Discovery study investigates whether the ketogenic diet (KD) could alleviate epilepsy. Background The ketogenic diet (KD) is a high-fat, very low carbohydrate, and adequate protein regimen. In this diet, cell energy is derived from fatty acid and amino acid oxidation, which generates ketone bodies, such as acetoacetate (AcAc) and β-hydroxybutyrate (BHB). Additional studies are […]

Epilepsy Explained!

Epilepsy Explained!

What is Epilepsy? Epilepsy is a chronic neurological disease that affects people of all ages. It is also known as seizure disorder as this disease is characterized by recurring, unpredictable seizures resulting from abnormal brain activity. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), around 50 million people around the world suffer from epilepsy, which makes […]

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