Solving a neuroscience puzzle

As a part of Epilepsy Awareness Month, I would like to share an interesting article I found: Solving a century-old neuroscience puzzle may lead to epilepsy therapy Neurotransmitters, or NTs, are chemicals that neurons synthesize and release, which bind to receptors on adjacent neurons. Excitatory NTs like glutamate will activate neurons (i.e. cause them to … Continue reading Solving a neuroscience puzzle

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Epilepsy Awareness Month

November is an important month, not because the holiday season starts soon or because we eat turkey, because it's epilepsy awareness month. There are a lot of activities happening around the world to teach people about epilepsy and to help people who suffer from it. I want to welcome November, like I always do, offering … Continue reading Epilepsy Awareness Month

Folic Acid Awareness

When my neurologist prescribed the epilepsy medicine I should take he also spoke to us about me taking some supplements. At the moment I didn't remember the reasons for which I had to take the supplements but my mother agreed with the doctor and I had no reason to doubt my neurologist. They told me … Continue reading Folic Acid Awareness

21st Century Cures Act

This caught my attention today and I think it's worth sharing: Tomorrow the House of Representatives will vote on the 21st Century Cures Act. I did not know anything about this until today and I'm still learning about this ACT, but as far as I know, this will allow for more research for healthcare. This would … Continue reading 21st Century Cures Act

#AimForZero

Here is more information about SUDEP (Sudden Unexpected Death in Epilepsy) I think everyone with epilepsy or people who know a patient of epilepsy should read. I know there are people who don't take epilepsy seriously and I want to help spread the message to help people stop their seizures. It can be done! #AimForZero

Day 1- I’m not quitting

Day one of my new healthy lifestyle went very well. I don't know if I'm doing this right because I'm not on a diet so I ate my cheeseburger and Ruffles chips with sour cream and onion dip for lunch, but the cheeseburger wasn't big. I also went to the gym after that, so that's … Continue reading Day 1- I’m not quitting

Health un-insurance

Remember I talked about having to go on my own for healthcare? Well that is just going great. In one month I used all my medicine coverage quota. Because of this, today I had to pay $730 worth of medicine, and we weren't getting all of them. I still have to get another anti seizure … Continue reading Health un-insurance

Prince: Another strong voice for epilepsy

As the day has gone by, I've seen a lot of articles and news about Prince, but there was one thing that really got my attention. We all now he knew how to get people's attention, in his songs, videos, concerts, everywhere. However, he kept his personal life pretty private, but he shared one secret … Continue reading Prince: Another strong voice for epilepsy

Strength? Cardio?

Is Strength Training or Cardio Better for Fat Loss? This was interesting. I thought we could get those muscles from just doing cardio, and strength training was so we could lift stuff. Strength training always seemed like it was for people who wanted to be Superman, people who wanted to have big muscles. I was … Continue reading Strength? Cardio?

Food to remember

  I read this article about the new dietary guidelines, later I read another article about how nutrition is important during brain injury rehabilitation. As I read, the author said your brain needs nutrients to heal and I didn't think much of that at first, I hadn't really thought a lot about that. But, then … Continue reading Food to remember