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Food / Nutrition And Epilepsy

Food / Nutrition And Epilepsy

How many of you have heared or know how the food you eat effects epilepsy?

Just by answering YES or NO is enough. YES: That you have heard or know how food effects you, OR , NO: You haven't heared, or it might not interest you or whatever.

A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

Interesting comments and words. My opinion to what you have written.
Firstly, ENERGY DRINKS & epilepsy. Avoid them, entirely scratch them, eliminate them from your diet.
Then COFFEE, I wouldn't really say anything about the amount you drink. We are all different and all react differently, and thus cannot really say how much we can or cannot drink. Coffee also has benifits for your wellbeing. But what is important; If we drink many times a day, I would rather pose this question; What are you not getting because you drink so many cups per day? Are you missing or replacing any meals? because you're drinking coffee?
ADDITIONALLY: If you drink coffee, & how your body digests it. Your body needs much longer time to digest coffee. So what I recommend, how to combine it with your daily nutrition. Food, i.e your nutrition greatly influences your wellbeing & daily activities, and can even greatly help with seizures. What I recommend is to avoid drinking coffee soon after a meal. Allow at least (minimum) half an hour to digest your food (vitamins, proteins, ... ) before you add coffee to that.
ALSO I wouldn't drink coffee with your medication. It's always nice to sip something with your meds. Not coffee! Also, when you take your medicine, allow some time for your body to digest the medicine.
I must admit, I for a long time, took my morning medication alongside my morning cup of coffee. When I changed that habbit, it greatly effected seizures. Or in other words, it looks like it effected the functionality of my medication

edited, originally posted almost 3 years ago
A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

My brother is a personal trainer, and a dietician with Bachelors for both. So I try to follow what he tells me. The easiest to follow is water. I take my meds with an entire bottle of water. Then I match all my liquids in amount with water, plus the recommended amount of water a day. He has given me lots of tips to help, especially since I can't eat a lot of fruits. I love the apricot one. If you spend a lot of time in front on screens, TV/computer/any electronics, apricot prevents vitamin loss, and helps the body collect vitamins A and D better. I have been less tired since I started that one, and less headaches. Cool food tricks.

posted almost 3 years ago
A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

Yes, I agree. That is to my point of view and to what I have experienced, the way to go. To use diet plans, such as the ketogenic diet, Atkins diets as a basis to lean on, and shape our diet around that. And as I have mentioned above; To shape our diet, recreational plan, and life; All together into one. Because each one is a vital part of our lives. That is why I am curious, How many are aware of the value and importance of diet, i.e. nutrition.

THANKYOU ALL FOR REACTING AND ANSWERING MY QUESTION.

posted almost 3 years ago
A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

The best diet is starting your own diet then you won't want to stop

posted almost 3 years ago
A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

KathySB1: So I live in the Seattle area, and my specialist is in the city of Seattle. The home of Starbucks! I thought my first appointment when I admitted how much caffeine I drank that I would get a big lecture, but I am a minor caffeine user. Some of his other people drink from Starbucks and other coffee shops 3 or 4 times a day, and pots of coffee on top! He has taken to adding caffeine to the medication list because it does effect the body and brain. I am required to lower it just like any other medication because he has seen people have seizures from lowering or quitting to quickly. Part of my spark of starting epilepsy is believed to be too much energy drinks. I worked a terrible hours job, and drank easily 3 Monsters a day to work 16 hour shifts 6 days a week. I quit those, switched to a pot of coffee a day, and have lowered a cup every 2 weeks until it was 6 a day. Now i lower it with creamer or milk added because the act of drinking it is the addiction. Caffeine is one of the most addictive and commonly used drugs out there. Keep up your good work.

edited, originally posted almost 3 years ago
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