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Pro-Foods? Bad Foods?

I was just given a list by my Neuro for which foods to avoid for Seizures, only I don't trust it because its titled "Foods to avoid for Migraines", he assures me its the same

so does anyone have a legitimate site or list of foods I should avoid to prevent Seizures and what kind of foods I should be eating more of?

Thank you so much my fellow Community Members

-Michael-Sean

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I would be very interesting

I would be very interesting in seeing your list if you are willing to share.

There are some diets that have been studied for seizure control. The ketogenic diet and modified atkins don't really prohibit specific foods so much as carbs, but the GARD diet which eliminates dairy, corn, soy and gluten and the LGIT eliminates foods with a high glycemic index.

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Re: I would be very interesting

Here's what the list says should be avoided:
Any Cheese except American and Cottage Cheese
Caffiene (Coffee, tea, cola)
Any Citrus related fruits and juices
Yogurt and Sour Cream
MSG
Nuts
Chocolate
Banana's raisins, Figs, Avocados
Processed meats
Alcohol and Vinegar
Lima, Fava, Navy, and Broad Beans; Pea pods, sauerkraut, and onions
Fresh baked yeast risen bread
Aspartame

and any medications with Caffeine or Sinus Decongestants

Bernard, Im interested in that LGIT diet, does High Glycemic mean high in sugar and carbs?

Re: Re: I would be very interesting

Cool. Thanks for sharing the list. It looks like a mix of things that would be prohibited by the GARD and LGIT diets. I'm a bit puzzled at the mention of avacado though. I wonder why that one is on the list.

The glycemic index is a measure of how fast the carbs in foods affect blood glucose levels.

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Re: Pro-Foods? Bad Foods?

I actually got that exact list from one of my previous neurologists that I no longer see. I have never actually followed it but I do remember some of the foods on the list were things I liked like bananas, chocolate, onions, nuts... a whole list of foods to avoid plus coffee, tea, and of course alcohol. Many of the foods on here have never bothered me really or triggered any seizures. I think it's just a guide line. Not really sure where to look on the net though. It's really hard to say what foods exactly to avoid accept that if and when you have a seizure, what did you eat before hand that same day. Maybe keep a food diary until you pin point what is and isn't OK. I think it's just different chemistry for different people and finding what each of us can and can't eat. Hope this is somewhat helpful.

Re: Pro-Foods? Bad Foods?

You are right,.. there is not one definite list. For many people, foods don't bother them at all. Others may be sensitive to similar foods that bother migraines or have caffeine in them. People who have allergies or intolerances to certain foods can be bothered by them.

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It has been my experience (as one who switched diets completely from the standard American diet to a vegan diet 30+ years ago) that many foods affect the body in subtle ways and often not with immediate reactions. It isn't until you eliminate something from the diet for a long period of time that you get a sense of how it truly affects you IMO.

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Re: Pro-Foods? Bad Foods?

I was just given a list by my Neuro for which foods to avoid for Seizures, only I don't trust it because its titled "Foods to avoid for Migraines", he assures me its the same

so does anyone have a legitimate site or list of foods I should avoid to prevent Seizures and what kind of foods I should be eating more of?

Thank you so much my fellow Community Members

-Michael-Sean

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Try:

About Food Additives and Neurological Challenges such as the Epilepsies, the ADHDs, etc.

http://health.groups.yahoo.com/group/Tartrazine_and_ADHD/

http://www.ninds.nih.gov/disorders/neurotoxicity/neurotoxicity.htm

Regarding the epilepsies, often food additives such as monosodium glutamate (MSG) and aspartame show up but it varies. Caffeine can be a factor for some of those with seizures, not everyone with seizures.

That's my understanding. Good luck.

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