The subject of water…at first glance, it seems like the most simple subject ever. However, if you delve a little deeper you will actually find a subject that has a lot of relevance in seizure prevention.
For starters, water is an excellent tool for gentle detoxification of your entire body. Unfortunately, our bodies come into contact with a variety of toxins on a daily basis. Whether it’s from food, environment, or cosmetics (just to name a few), we bombard our bodies with toxins that have the potential to do long-term damage. Personally, I have tried a few different tactics to rid my body of toxins, however, every attempt always ends in more seizures. Toxins can trigger seizures upon their entry and their exit if the detox method is removing too many toxins too quickly. When using green juices, fruit-infused water, or supplements for detoxification purposes, this can happen.
Don’t get me wrong, we want to remove these toxins, but achieving this feat would be best without increased seizure activity. Honestly, who wants more seizures??? Not this girl! Which is why water is my go-to tactic for this particular style of detoxification. Yes, it is going to take longer to rid large amounts of toxins from your system, but it will happen. Gentle detoxification is ideal when your body is already sustaining traumatic repercussions from each of your seizures.
In addition, replenishing your body with an increased intake of water for detoxification purposes also prevents dehydration.
Under extreme circumstances, dehydration alone is enough to cause the human body to have a seizure. Your brain needs A LOT of water every day in order to function properly. This is especially important for athletes and people who are often physically active whether this activity takes place indoors or outdoors.
Another helpful water tip people may not be aware of is the fact that there are certain types of water you want to avoid because they can act as seizure triggers. The ever-popular “Smart Water” product is one you want to avoid because it is infused with electrolytes. For someone prone to epileptic seizures, these electrolytes will accelerate your brain activity in the worst way possible that has the potential to result in a seizure when consumed.
Carbonated water, such as “Perrier” or sparkling water products, should also be avoided because they will act just like electrolyte infused water by accelerating brain activity. The result of this will be the triggering of more seizures. If you are given the options, Still or Sparkling, always choose “Still” if you wish to avoid increased seizure activity.
Watch the video below for more details on the subject of water in relation to epilepsy:
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