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Is HCG diet beneficial in treating absent seizures?

I have heard that a hcg diet can be beneficial in treating absence seizures. My daughter is 5 and has recently been diagnosed with petit mal. We don't really want to put her medication as yet and want to try alternative methods. Can a child be on this diet safely?
Mon, 16 Jun 2014
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1. Since Epilepsy is mainly caused by abnormal electrical signals in the brain, thus prior to opt for any alternate system of medicine, make sure there aren't any secondary cause of the same [neurological/metabolic disorders]
2. Epileptic seizures can be triggered by many additives that are in processed foods, thus avoid Aspartame [phenylalanine & aspartic acid]
3. Vitamin B-1 and vitamin E have shown very positive results in helping people who are suffering with epilepsy, as also Zinc Supplements.
4. HCG diet is available OTC [over the counter] which has shown some benefits. But there are no studies to say it is safe, moreover this is not FDA approved drug with any known efficacy and safety.
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Is HCG diet beneficial in treating absent seizures?

** 1. Since Epilepsy is mainly caused by abnormal electrical signals in the brain, thus prior to opt for any alternate system of medicine, make sure there aren t any secondary cause of the same [neurological/metabolic disorders] 2. Epileptic seizures can be triggered by many additives that are in processed foods, thus avoid Aspartame [phenylalanine & aspartic acid] 3. Vitamin B-1 and vitamin E have shown very positive results in helping people who are suffering with epilepsy, as also Zinc Supplements. 4. HCG diet is available OTC [over the counter] which has shown some benefits. But there are no studies to say it is safe, moreover this is not FDA approved drug with any known efficacy and safety.