Epilepsy

In our contemporary society, one can see that stress is a common theme that can manifest itself in many different forms within the human body. This can include physical stress, psychological stress, or even dietary stress. These and other forms of stress have been linked to the growing number of people who have been diagnosed with epilepsy or who have experienced one or multiple seizures within their lifetime. According to the CDC, approximately 1 out of 26 people in the United States will develop epilepsy within their lifetime. The impact of this statistic is compounded by the fact that, of the people who have been diagnosed, 6 out of 10 do not know the cause of their condition. Join us for a 3-class series on addressing the ways in which you can best manage seizures and epilepsy using nutritional and herbal therapeutics.

Our first discussion will begin on Friday, February 15 at the Colorado School of Clinical Herbalism. During this class we will learn about what epilepsy is, the various seizures that are associated with the different types of epilepsy, and the current pharmaceutical drug therapies. In this class we will go into detail about different protocols and the appropriate first aid to administer if you see someone having a seizure.

The next two classes will be Saturday, February 16 at 10:00 am and 12:00 pm respectively. They will primarily focus on nutritional and herbal therapeutics to help best manage this condition. While current conventional drug therapies do exist to help mitigate symptoms, currently 6 out of 10 people with epilepsy live with uncontrollable seizures because there is not an available treatment that is effective for them. Herbal therapeutics have been used for centuries to help manage this condition. Although some herbs have been proven effective, there are a group of herbs that are known to induce seizures in individuals who have epilepsy. During this class we will also explore the chemistry behind helpful and harmful herbal therapeutics.

There are more people living with epilepsy in the United States than ever before. According to the CDC, “people living with epilepsy face higher frequency of depression and other mood disorders, social isolation, challenges in school and with living independently, higher unemployment, limitations on driving, and higher risk of early death.” My goal for this class series is to give individuals the tools and resources to help best manage living with this condition and the residual side effects associated with it. There are many ways to go about treating seizures and epilepsy but it is important not to underestimate the value of healthy nutritional and lifestyle practices.

PRESENTED BY | Bryan Greenan, CH
DATE & TIME | Three class series, attend one, two, or three classes:
                             Friday, February 15, 2019 | 6:00 am – 7:30 pm
                             Saturday, February 16, 2019 | 10:00 am – 11:30 am
                             Saturday, February 16, 2019 | Noon – 1:30 pm
LOCATION | Colorado School of Clinical Herbalism
                       424 E. Simpson St., Lafayette, CO
SUGGESTED DONATION | $15-$20 per class or $30-$45 for the series

To register or for more information email: bryan.greenan@clinicalherbalism.com


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