Having epilepsy for 18 years now, not only did I believe it had something to do with my digestive system only a few years after the seizures started, I now know
it did. For myself, mainly in the location of where the small intestine connects to the large intestine, at the lower right quadrant of my abdomen. Digested food moving and triggering my seizures.
I have seen numerous doctor, have tried many combinations of medications, gone through nearly all testing pertaining to seizures and epilepsy, up until the final possibility of pre-surgical EEG with the result and risks of permanently loosing my speaking abilities if further brain surgery were continued. The only other possibilities the doctors explained to me were the VNS and future new medications. With what I felt about the VNS beforehand along all the feedback I’ve seen and heard thereafter, there is no way that I’m going to do the VNS. Plus, belief that the Ketogenic diet would greatly increase my bad cholesterol. The current medication I’m taking of lamictal and keppra are controlling the grand mal and complex partial seizure, but still nothing to control the simple partials/auras. Because of all this I started to wander if there are any other possibilities available but just not greatly known about. I searched the Internet and found a possible connection to Abdominal Epilepsy. All of which I have been working on since January 2005, by following with the information through The Association for Research & Enlightenment, A.R.E. with their Epilepsy Treatment Plan.
Think for a moment. The Ketogenic diet is a special high-fat, low-carbohydrate diet that helps to control seizures in some people with epilepsy. Are there any possibilities that there could be other diets that may work better and/or just as well, to control seizures in some other people with epilepsy? Then you have the VNS [Vagus Nerve Stimulator], which is designed to prevent seizures by sending regular, mild impulses of electrical energy to the brain. Could there be anything else that could also send impulses to the brain to prevent seizures and/or shorten the length of time of how long the seizure lasts? Yes everyone, there is. And not only are these helpful for epilepsy, but also for many other medical disorders just as well. Again, because of The Association for Research & Enlightenment, A.R.E. with their multiple Treatment Plans. All based on the Edgar Cayce remedies and research preformed through the Meridian Institute.
One lady, Linda Caputi, RN, has a daughter who went through a seven-year struggle and final victory over epilepsy. Her daughter was diagnosed with epilepsy when she was a teenager and she went through the conventional approach of trying various medications to control her seizures, which didn’t work. A tumor was found and removed from her head, the seizures stopped for a short amount of time then restarted. But this time they were coming from a different location in her brain so she eventual turned to an alternative approach and had her last seizure in February 2001. Sometimes, Linda placed an ice cube at the base of her daughter’s neck which helped to prevent the seizures and/or shorten the length of time of how long the seizure would last. With Linda now working full-time at the A.R.E. Library, I spoke with her directly and she provided me one of the two books she wrote herself, title ‘Epilepsy: Jody’s Journey’ and mentioned that another book is soon to come out around mid-summer with both of her two books combined and additional recorded information of Edgar Cayce’s patients with epilepsy. I’ll keep everyone posted for when the book is available.
I began the treatment plan in January with the BASIC CAYCE DIET which gave me the results of lowering the frequency and lowered the strength when the simple partial seizures took place. This also helped to lower my bad cholesterol level. With these results I contacted the A.R.E. Health & Rejuvenation Center and scheduled to receive the three days in a row abdominal castor oil packs and the Spa Package #4 - Internal Cleanse on the following forth day. “Cayce insisted that most cases of epilepsy were caused by adhesions in the lacteal ducts of the abdomen. Treatment is directed at breaking up adhesions in the lacteal duct area which is located along the right side of the abdomen.” The Internal Cleanse focuses on improving the functioning of the lungs and large intestine (the colon). [before posting this on here]I re-contacted the A.R.E. and received information that the minimum age limit for the colon hydrotherapy is 18 years old, but EVERYTHING else is allowed with parent's concent.
Compared to the foods available 100 years ago with a lot of what’s around today, it “…can interfere with absorption of nutrients (particularly fats and proteins). Also, adhesions interfere with the circulation of blood and lymph and cause the nervous system to be thrown out of balance or ‘coordination.’ Nervous system incoordination is a primary factor cited in the Cayce readings on epilepsy.”
So maybe you can give all this a try to see if it can be more beneficial, to possibly eliminate the need of the VNS and/or various types of brain surgery. These spa packages and treatment plans can also be helpful and beneficial even if you or someone you know does not have epilepsy. Try it out. But if you do and would like to stay in any of the many hotels and resorts located nearby, mostly within two block from the Atlantic Oceanfront, try to schedule it sometime between November and March because this is when the lowest and best rate prices are available.
I’ve listed the websites below and if you have any questions and or comments please let me know either by replies on here or message to my email, just include the words of epilepsy or seizures in the subject if you email me so I know that it won’t be junk mail.
The Association for Research & Enlightenment, A.R.E.
A.R.E. Health & Rejuvenation Center
215 67TH Street Virginia Beach, VA 23451
Phone at: 757-437-7202
“Do not assume that a doctor’s logic or legal standards of practice is best. Question, question, question!” –Linda Caputi, RN
ps. to the moderators of this community. If changes need to be made primarily with the website links then do so but PLEASE post this and include paths for everyone to locate the websites for there benifits.
Disabled American Veteran. sp's ever since 1987+ at age 18; tc's & cps from 1994-2003. KICKED OUT of a Methodist church shortly after finally having one CP in it.