GARD Diet Treats Epilepsy In Quantum Brain Healing
Quantum Brain Healing treats some diseases with restrictive diets to alter brain chemistry. The G.A.R.D. diet or Glutamate Aspartate Restricted Diet is an elimination diet developed to treat epilepsy that identifies foods and ingredients to avoid. The items to avoid are gluten, soy, corn, glutamate, MSG, casein, aspartame, and hydrogenated oils.
Gluten is commonly found in wheat and grains. Casein is a protein found in cow milk and dairy products.
Soy is a bean. Corn and all corn products like corn syrup and corn starch must be avoided. Many products have corn syrup as a sweetener rather than sugar. MSG or mono-sodium glutamate is very common food ingredient in processed foods and often found in Chinese food. Aspartame is a chemical a sugar substitute known as Nutrasweet.
This diet restricts glutamate and aspartate. They are non-essential amino acids that stimulate the brain. They are the parent compounds of MSG and aspartame. Aspartame is a well-known neurotoxin and has been connected with brain cancer in Italy. Glutamate and aspartate may cause seizures and may trigger neurodegenerative diseases in some people. The G.A.R.D. diet allows the gut to heal and recover due to the removal of gluten, dairy, soy and corn. These foods may cause damage to the intestinal villi and result in celiac disease or food intolerance.
There are patients that believe this diet works to stop or reduce seizures for people with Mesial Temporal Lobe Epilepsy. It may also work for brain diseases that attack or shrink the hippocampus area of the brain. This diet may be useful to try in Alzheimer’s patients or undefined seizure patients. This diet needs to be a permanent eating change in order to avoid future seizures. Seizures can stop or improve within several weeks.
This diet is does not restrict carbohydrate consumption. It allows high glycemic and high carbohydrates foods. Keep this diet organic if possible for best results. Refrain from all refined foods when possible.
© 2010 by Dr R Stone, MD in Alternative Medicine-India