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Seizure/Epilepsy – What to Eat and What Not

From the previous article Avoiding Food-Trigger Seizure, we will look at what to eat and what not eat, for adults and children who have epileptic seizure. 

Let’s begin with a number of food types to avoid.

Foods that have high amount of glutamate and aspartate can lead to food reactons in patient with epileptic seizure.

1. Grains: Consume corn and rice that are low in glutamine, while avoiding wheat, barley and oats that are known to be rich in glutamine.

2. Dairy products: All cow milk products are rich in glutamine. Example are Parmesan, Monterey Jack, Mozzarella. Goat milk products are better.

3. Beans: Soy, navy, lentils are high in glumatic acid.

4. Seeds: Sunflower and pumpkins are high in glutamine, though less than that of wheat and dairy in comparison.

5. Peanuts: Cashews, pistachios and almonds are rich in glutamine.

6. All soy products: Except for tofu and tempeh.

7. Diet drinks and Foods that have aspartate, a result of containing sweetener like Nutrasweet or Equal.

8. Canned foods/soups: Most canned food/soups have MSG.

9. Meats: All meats are naturally rich in glutamine and aspartate – leading the band are rabbit and turkey, which is the highest. Try substituing with lambs, chickens and eggs.

Now we’ll look into what to eat/drink.

1. Drink plenty of water, especially distilled water that helps to remove toxin inside our human body.

2. Vegetables. Taste good when steamed or mildly cooked. Overcooking is fdefinitely a no-no.

3. Flesh foods like chickens, eggs and lamb.

4. Consume white or brown rice. Organic blue corn is good too.

5 Fruits? It is recommended becuase sometimes or most of the times the bodies of sick children and adults canno handle fruit acids and high level of sugar in them.


1. Epilepsy and Seizures, Lawrence Wilson, MD


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