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The Immune System, Epilepsy and the Power of CBD Cannabis

In the beginning of this week, my friend missed a day of work, because his roommate had a seizure right in front of him. Hearing the story about how helpless my friend felt, watching his roommate drop and everything else that has been happening with his super healthy looking roommate who has 0% fat in his body, caused me to do some research about Epilepsy, first response and treatment, which I am presenting to you here below. 

First of all here are the shocking numbers:

  • 65 MILLION: Number of people around the world who have epilepsy.
  • OVER 2 MILLION: Number of people in the United States who have epilepsy.
  • 1 IN 26 people in the United States will develop epilepsy at some point in their lifetime.
  • BETWEEN 4 AND 10 OUT OF 1,000: Number of people on earth who live with active seizures at any one time. 
  • 150,000: Number of new cases of epilepsy in the United States each year
  • ONE-THIRD: Number of people with epilepsy who live with uncontrollable seizures because no available treatment works for them.
  • 6 OUT OF 10: Number of people with epilepsy where the cause is unknown.
Now, even though medicine seems to be the study of rocket science and everything that has to do with the body may be very complex,  it is also simple to understand. 

Short: Any illness has something to do with the immune system not being able to keep up. 

What is the immune system? 

The immune system is a system of biological structures and processes within an organism (in our case the human body) that protects against disease. - Wikipedia

This means that the human body has a way of protecting itself from illness and disease. 
The maintenance of the body makes a big difference on how contagious, contaminated and sick the body is. We all learned from Popeye that spinach makes you strong. Well, spinach is good for you because it is not only rich in  iron and calcium, but it also is a rich source of vitamin A (and especially high in lutein), vitamin C, vitamin E, vitamin K, magnesium, manganese, folate, betaine,vitamin B2,  potassium, vitamin B6, folic acid, copper, protein, phosphorus, zinc, niacin, selenium and omega-3 fatty acids.It has a high nutritional value and is extremely rich in antioxidants, especially when fresh, steamed, or quickly boiled. It Recently, opioid peptides called rubiscolins have also been found in spinach.
Polyglutamyl folate (vitamin B9 or folic acid) is a vital constituent of cells, and spinach is a good source of folic acid. Boiling spinach can more than halve the level of folate left in the spinach, but microwaving does not affect folate content. Vitamin B9 was first isolated from spinach in 1941. - Wikipedia 
Where I am going with this? 
Well, our time reminds me of a day I hung out with my dad as a teenager and he was telling me, how some day, we will have a pill or a drink to give us all the nutritional values. That day has arrived. Everybody who works out or tries to work out, owns a big container of protein shakes, as well as vitamin supplement pills. 
Now, as that word says: It's a supplement, which means it is an addition to your consumption, not a replacement. 

Proteins do most of the work in cells and are required for the structure, function, and regulation of the body's tissues and organs. Proteins are made up of hundreds or thousands of smaller units called amino acids, which are attached to one another in long chains.

Why I am telling you this? Because there is no supplement, no powder in the world that will replace what nature gives us. We are made of the same as everything in nature and need not only the vitamins and proteins of a plant of vegetable but also it's fiber (regulates the digestion) and the chlorophyll (that green color, it's a blood cleanser). 

By now, it is known for fact that microwaved and leftover food lose nutritional value. On top of that we live in a world full of pollution. As much as earth can regenerate from what we are doing to it, can the human body can regenerate from the damages caused living every day on it. Just like watering the lawn every day, we have to nurture our body every day to not dry out and exhaust.  


Temporal lobe epilepsySeizure disorder

Epilepsy is a brain disorder in which a person has repeated seizures (convulsions) over time. Seizures are episodes of disturbed brain activity that cause changes in attention or behavior.

Causes, incidence, and risk factors

Epilepsy occurs when permanent changes in brain tissue cause the brain to be too excitable or jumpy. The brain sends out abnormal signals. This results in repeated, unpredictable seizures. (A single seizure that does not happen again is not epilepsy.)

Causes, incidence, and risk factors

Epilepsy occurs when permanent changes in brain tissue cause the brain to be too excitable or jumpy. The brain sends out abnormal signals. This results in repeated, unpredictable seizures. (A single seizure that does not happen again is not epilepsy.)
Brain structures
Epilepsy may be due to a medical condition or injury that affects the brain, or the cause may be unknown (idiopathic).
Common causes of epilepsy include:
  • Stroke or transient ischemic attack (TIA)
  • Dementia, such as Alzheimer's disease
  • Traumatic brain injury
  • Infections, including brain abscessmeningitisencephalitis, and AIDS
  • Brain problems that are present at birth (congenital brain defect)
  • Brain injury that occurs during or near birth
  • Metabolism disorders present at birth (such as phenylketonuria)
  • Brain tumor
  • Abnormal blood vessels in the brain
  • Other illness that damage or destroy brain tissue
  • Use of certain medications, including antidepressants, tramadolcocaine, and amphetamines
Epilepsy seizures usually begin between ages 5 and 20, but they can happen at any age. There may be a family history of seizures or epilepsy. 


Before we start talking about the benefits of Marijuana, I want to point out the importance of a healthy diet. What sounds healthy to me though, may not be good for a person with epilepsy, for instance: While I love potatoes, pasta and bananas, an epileptic needs to stay away from those things rich in starch. 
There are 2 successful diet prescribed by Doctors that seem to work well: The Ketogenic Diet and the Atkins Diet. They are both based on fat, eliminating carbohydrates.
The diet forces the body to burn fats rather than carbohydrates. Normally, the carbohydrates contained in food are converted into glucose, which is then transported around the body and is particularly important in fuelling brain function. However, if there is very little carbohydrate in the diet, the liver converts fat into fatty acids and ketone bodies. The ketone bodies pass into the brain and replace glucose as an energy source. An elevated level of ketone bodies in the blood, a state known as ketosis, leads to a reduction in the frequency of epileptic seizures. 

Cannabidiol (CBD) is a compound in cannabis that has medical effects but does not make people feel “stoned” and can actually counter the psychoactive effects of THC. After decades in which only high-THC Cannabis was available, CBD-rich strains are now being grown by and for medical users.

Cannabis extracts can also eliminate cancer and control other diseases in humans, read more at!

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Recognizing and Responding to Someone Having a Seizure

First Responders
Emergency medical teams and law enforcement personnel can reduce the risk of injury and a tragic outcome by remembering these key points about epilepsy:
  1. When a report comes in about someone acting strangely or creating a disturbance, always consider the possibility that a seizure is taking place or has just occurred.
  2. Check for a medical identification card or bracelet indicating that the person has epilepsy.
  3. If family members or bystanders say that the person has epilepsy, assume that the observed behavior is seizure-related.
  4. Seizure activity in the brain may affect speech, consciousness and movement to such an extent that a person cannot respond or interact normally during the seizure or immediately afterwards.
  5. Seizure symptoms may in rare cases include running, spitting, shouting, screaming, flailing movements or abusive language. Remember that these actions are involuntary, not under conscious control.
  6. Confusion and disorientation may last for some time after a seizure ends, but will gradually improve.
  7. Actions during a seizure are undirected and not under conscious control. Arrests solely on the basis of seizure activity may be discriminatory.
  8. People who are in the midst of a seizure or who have just had one should not be forcibly restrained because such restraints may injure them. In addition, people in these circumstances may misinterpret the actions of medical personnel as an attack on them and they may react to protect themselves by forcibly resisting, placing themselves and medical personnel at risk for injury.
  9. People with epilepsy who are taken into custody for any reason should continue to get their medication. Failure to take medication on time could produce fatal rebound seizures.
  10. Placing someone who is having a seizure, or has just had a seizure, face down, in a choke hold and/or hog-tying them, can obstruct breathing and cause death.
  11. People with epilepsy who have a seizure while in custody should receive prompt medical attention.
  12. People with epilepsy are normal, law-abiding people with an episodic medical disability over which they have no control. They deserve to be treated with respect.


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