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Epilepsy - Jessicas story - Part Two
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- Epilepsy - Jessicas story
The first sign of any problem with Jessica was just before she was three years old. I had stopped outside a supermarket to collect some grocery's, leaving Jess in the car with my wife, when suddenly Susanne...
- DogtorJ.com :: Food Intolerance in Pets & Their People :: Home of The GARD
"It all began with my personal diagnosis of celiac disease (gluten intolerance) and the miraculous recovery that followed the elimination of gluten (wheat, barley, and rye) from my diet. "
Since I wrote the first hub about our daughters health, things have improved considerably.
The major change has been a gluten free diet, which I became aware of (finally) when I read about a veterinarian (yep, an animal doctor) who was treating Dogs with epilepsy by cutting out gluten, and seeing instant results.
That sounded bizarre, but I looked up the vet and found a whole lot of supportive comments about his concept, and found that it seemed to work for humans as well. So we tried it, and, nett result, the fits stopped straight away.
Now that should make headlines all over the world, after all it could stop millions of people having to take chemical drugs that cause harm whilst stopping the symptoms of a disease that white coat doctors do not understand or know how to cure.... but no, it will make no big splash in any journal, for it does nothing to bolster the profits of BigPharma or the flour industry to make this sort of information widespread knowledge.
They stay silent, and folk who have this problem have to blunder around looking for solutions to dietary problems they say do not exist.
Am I sounding bitter...... you bet I am......my daughter has suffered for five years, having at times violent fits that wreaked havoc on her body, lost schooling due to her inability to attend, been put back a year at school because she could not read like other kids, had it suggested that she may be educationally sub normal due to her 'problems'.
Yep, I'm angry with a medical system that refuses to investigate every possible cause of diseases they cannot understand, because those investigations may lead to natural cures that do not profit the drug barons.
I think cocaine dealers are more honest than our multinational drug companies!
At least when they kill people it's normally deliberate, and if it's by accident they admit that they really don't care, that they are only in it for the money.
The 'legitimate' drug barons pretend that they are in the business for the greater good.
Our family life has been greatly disturbed and we have had to sleep with one eye open in case our daughter started fitting or stopped breathing, for no other reason than the fact that our doctors emphatically deny that her condition could be in any way diet related.
Now before any doctor reading this starts to say that her 'cure' is simply her growing out of the epilepsy she was diagnosed with, let me say FORGET IT!.
I could prove that it is not that, that her condition is diet related by simply allowing her to eat gluten for no more than a day, if I wanted to subject her to the violent fits that would follow that 'experiment'.
I can state that with conviction because the ONLY problems we have experienced since stopping gluten have been becuase she has consumed gluten inadvertently.
Twice when she was out with friends, and once when my wife added a sauce to her food without noticing that it contained MSG.
The result was that on each occasion she had multiple mini fits during the night of the gluten pollution, NOT like the ones she used to have when gluten was part of her diet, but small 10 -15 second body clenching fits as the gluten interfered with her gut and breathing.
As in the old days a shot of liquid magnesium stopped the problem fast, and she was able to sleep again in seconds once the fits had stopped.
We just had to stay awake to catch her starting to fit, it makes life simpler if you catch the fit before it grabs hold.
Update September 2012
Jessica is now well over two years fit free, and catching up for all the lost time she had when medical science almost turned her into a zombie.
Living (now) in SE Asia has made sourcing good clean organic fruits and vegetables easier, and her gluten free diet is obviously much easier to maintain in a country that basically uses rice rather than bread as a staple in food preparation.
And another update: June 2014 and we are back in Spain, living on a finca with 300 orange trees and growing our own food on soil that has been untended for ten years (now that IS organic!) and Jessica is still fit free and perfectly normal.
Praise the Lord!
MSG is a 'wonderful' pollutant found in most processed food you eat.
The concept is that the food industry can produce processed food that is made of whatever they care to fabricate it from and then add flavour by pumping MSG into it, which tricks your taste buds into thinking you are eating real food.
Add to that the various colourings and preservatives to make if look good for the maximum shelf time they can, and you have a tasty killer in a neat and attractive package at a price you think represents good value.
Interestingly God created us to live 900 years, although we did such a great job of polluting things that at our best we had life expectancy down to 40 years.... before medical science started keeping us alive with 'science', which defers degeneration until later in life.
Whatever happened to buying fresh local produce, preparing it in your own kitchen and eating in moderation?
Take a look on the packet you think to buy, if it has additives that start with any number between E620 - E629, you are eating MSG or one of the derivative names they use to confuse the issue.
- MSG: a neurotoxic flavor enhancer
This Web site is dedicated to people with problems that once defied medical diagnosis -- people who discovered that elimination of MSG from their diets let them be well.
So we continue day by day to learn how to combat the modern world and it's effect on our child, we have cleaned out the mercury from her MMR jab, we have rid her body of parasites that affect 98% of the population, and we have changed her diet to allow that she will not eat chemical foods that kill, albeit slowly (for the food and drug industry want you as a captive consumer for as long as possible).
The food industry poisons us (if we let it) with chemical food, and the drug industry keeps us alive with chemical drugs.
Do you wonder why the FDA have such power?
They represent multinationals whose incomes must be protected at any cost, unfortunately the cost is in your health and your descendents health.
Stay tuned, there is much more to know.
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