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Low Glycaemic Index Treatment: A Natural Epilepsy Remedy

A glycemic index diet rates foods containing carbohydrates based on how fast those carbs break down and raise blood sugar levels. High GI foods like white bread, rice, and potatoes break down quickly, releasing glucose fast. Low GI foods like oatmeal, beans, and most vegetables and fruits break down more slowly, releasing glucose in a gentler fashion.

Several studies have found that people with epilepsy who followed a low GI diet experienced fewer seizures. Researchers believe a low GI diet may help because sudden changes in blood sugar levels can trigger seizures in some people. By choosing foods that release glucose more slowly and steadily, blood sugar levels remain more stable which may decrease seizure activity.

A low GI diet for epilepsy typically focuses on:

• Whole grains like oats, barley and brown rice instead of refined grains

• Plenty of vegetables and fruits, especially low GI options like berries, citrus fruits and leafy greens

• Beans, lentils and legumes as a protein source

• olive oil, avocado and nuts

The diet generally avoids:

• Processed and refined carbohydrates like white bread, pasta, crackers and sugary snacks

• High sugar fruits like watermelon, pineapple and mango

• corn, peas and potatoes

Best Epilepsy Ayurvedic Center in Kerala

Epilepsy is a chronic neurological condition that creates a neurological imbalance, which in turn leads to loss of consciousness and epileptic attacks. Ayurveda calls epilepsy as Apasmara which needs a long-term management plan that includes herbal medication, panchakarma, diet, and lifestyle adjustments. Sanjeevanam Ayurveda Hospital ,situated in kochi ,kerala having good neurodevelopmental team consist of Ayurvedic neuro-developmental pediatrician , diet consultants , yoga and naturopathic experts , panchakrma specalised doctors ,physiotherapists ,well trained therapists for child care .

Sanjeevanam Ayurveda Hospital utilizes a holistic approach to treat epilepsy. Their treatment focuses on balancing the doshas – vata, pitta and kapha – which can become imbalanced and cause seizures. They use internal and external treatments including medicated oils, herbal powders and herbal drinks

For internal medicine, they create custom herbal powders and drinks using anti-spasmodic, anti-convulsive and nervine herbs

Alongside herbal treatments, they focus on diet and lifestyle changes. This includes following a vata-pacifying diet with warm, cooked foods and spices like ginger, cumin and cloves. Meditation, yoga and other relaxation techniques are also prescribed to reduce stress levels which can trigger seizures.

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