Nutritional Therapy For EpilepsyUsing Food, Vitamins and Minerals to Support Quality of Life
Nutritional support for them, guidance and emotional support for you!
When my eldest daughter was diagnosed with sudden onset, rare and aggressive epilepsy, our life was turned upside down in an instant. Having been through the journey of her treatment in combination with dietary and lifestyle changes (that I believe saved her life), she is now completely free from seizures and no longer needs any medication.
I now offer guidance as an experienced nutritionist, but also as a mother who’s experienced this path first-hand, to parents and their children who are living with epilepsy. Using nutrition and lifestyle as complementary medicine, I can help you to improve the quality of life for your child, including minimising the side effects of medication and stabilising mood.
I will also be in your corner to advocate for you, help you navigate the medical system and support you through your journey based on my own personal experience as well as the combined experiences of other families I’ve assisted.
I’ve been where you are, searching for answers and looking for hope. Please reach out to me for a free 15-minute consultation to discuss your situation and what assistance I can provide.
I am a huge proponent of food as complementary medicine. I’ve not only seen the turnaround in my daughter after implementing Ketogenic and Modified Atkins Diets but have also helped numerous other families to use food to help manage their child’s epilepsy.
Common epilepsy medications can cause a significant amount of nutritional deficiencies in children among their side effects. I look to use supplements to counter the depletion of key vitamins and minerals, manage mood and behaviour, and support health and function in children with epilepsy.
I wrote this article for fx Medicine (read the article here) because this is the type of resource I was looking for when my daughter was first diagnosed with epilepsy but couldn’t find it. I didn’t want to write just another Blog that was non-referenced so I provided those for anyone who wants to dig deeper.
I’m Sonya Reynolds, a Sydney-based degree certified Nutritionist and Life Coach with over 14 years of experience. I use a holistic approach to food and mindset to help my clients achieve their health and wellbeing goals.