Epilepsy has many causes, both inherited and acquired. The mechanisms by which the normal brain becomes epileptic are quite diverse, ranging from the neural circuit level, to the synapse and neuronal membrane, to cascades of cellular energy production and utilization. All of these mechanisms vary over different stages of brain development. Rational treatment of epilepsy, whether with anticonvulsant medications, surgical interventions, or the ketogenic diet, requires an understanding of the age-specific physiological features that govern neuronal function.

Good Carb Diet

Good Carb Diet

WHAT IT IS A three-phase plan that has been likened to the low-carbohydrate Atkins program because during the first two weeks, South Beach eliminates most carbs, including bread, pasta, potatoes, fruit and most dairy products. In PHASE 2, healthy carbs, including most fruits, whole grains and dairy products are gradually reintroduced, but processed carbs such as bagels, cookies, cornflakes, regular pasta and rice cakes remain on the list of foods to avoid or eat rarely.

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