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Gamma
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   Posted 7/31/2008 10:43 AM (GMT -7)   
I was reading an article in my Natural Health magazine and this lady wrote a letter saying that when she eats dark chocolate every day she has fewer seizures.  Last year she went 30 days without a seizure.  The response by the magazine was that dark chocolate contains omega-3 fayyt acids, as do some other foods, and that it seems to help reduce the frequency of seizures.
 
I was just wondering if anybody else had heard this or tried it.
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skeetercatt1
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   Posted 8/27/2008 10:49 PM (GMT -7)   
all my life I stayed away from coco as I heard that it increases seizure activity.. so I'd like to know more about this...:)

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   Posted 8/28/2008 5:20 AM (GMT -7)   
Hiya,

I have heard of this. I have also heard that drinking your own urine helps prevent seizures and that Aspartemine (Artifical Sweetener) causes seizures. I take most things like that with a pinch of salt as they very often have little scientific backing. It depends how your body reacts to the different chemicals so there will be a mixed result anyway.

My top tips for preventing seizures: A med that works, less stress and no strobe lighting! (At least they have long standing scientific backing!)

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Gamma
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   Posted 8/29/2008 11:57 AM (GMT -7)   

The article did state that scientists don't really understand how it works for epilepsy either.  There is a natural chemical in dark chocolate that seems to have a beneficial effect for some people.  I have also read that this same chemical helps relieve symptoms of PMS.

I also tend to take such statements with a grain of salt, but on the other hand if it doesn't do any harm, dark chocolate is yummy. yeah


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djdaz_1985
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   Posted 9/1/2008 3:44 AM (GMT -7)   
I agree... if it doesnt do any harm then why not give it a go. But just for the record... there is also a natural chemical in dark chocolate (And milk & White) that makes people gain weight! tongue
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SnowyLynne
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   Posted 9/1/2008 11:36 AM (GMT -7)   
Its a good excuse to eat choc.lol
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