It is estimated that approximately 300,000 Canadians have epilepsy and 1 to 2 per cent of the population have experienced or will at some point in their life experience an epileptic seizure. That is twice as many as people with cerebral palsy, muscular dystrophy, multiple sclerosis and cystic fibrosis combined.  – Epilepsy Ontario

March is Epilepsy Awareness Month.  Epilepsy is recognized by recurring seizures.  Currently, the highest number of new cases are found in seniors and in young children.  It can begin at any age.

Seizures come in many forms.  We are most aware of the type that cause jerking movements and loss of consciousness.  However, seizures can also be mild and very brief.

Causes or factors that can bring on seizures include:

  • Stress, excitement and emotional upset
  • Boredom
  • Lack of sleep
  • Menstrual cycle
  • Alcohol
  • Poor diet
  • Stimulants such as tea, coffee, chocolate, sugar,
  • Television, videos and flashing lights

Years ago, it was believed that you should put something in the person’s mouth during a seizure. This is no longer true. Next week, we’ll look at safe first aid when someone is experiencing a seizure. Being prepared is always the key factor in any first aid situation.


    My son was diagnosed with epilepsy in his early age (4years), there was no known cause or reason, many investigations have since taken place to achieve a diagnosis, It came from nowhere. I cannot describe to you how helpless we feel as parents, our happy life was turned upside down. We felt shocked, devastated and utterly helpless. All we could do was to hold and comfort him. His seizures contributed to his lack of developmental progress. If he was in the midst of doing something he would fall over or just curl up into a ball. I also have a Youtube video. It is a very difficult symptoms, despite continued medical intervention we are unsuccessful in stopping her seizures. We have tried multiple medicines, including CBD and a special diet, but all to no avail. Dr. Allen!!!, your input bring about his recovery. I will forever be indebted to you. I was delighted to share this information to Epilepsy Research UK, and I would urge anyone who also have same symptoms to try such a worthy path because this is the only way to improve the lives of those diagnosed with epilepsy. To get more information, write

  2. Glad to hear your son is doing better Mariana. Thanks for the information.

  3. My daughter suffered from a terrible seizure for more than 9 years which started after she turned 7 we all thought it will end but got even worse as days went by. We tried all several treatments and therapy prescribed by various doctors we met but to no avail, she lost total concentration and screamed most times. She usually tells me she feel pain. This were steady pain that disrupted her entire life, even at night she screams even more because the seizure become painful because everywhere is quiet and she slept less because of this. I was able to contact Dr.lewishill. on the matter and his medicine was able to restore her back to normal and she is very okay now without any side effects whatsoever. If you have seizure, do not hesitate to contact him on for advice and for his product. I hope this helps someone out there.

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