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Excellent, sound and scientific
on 18 December 2012
I bought this book for a friend who has regular breakthrough seizures, and we were both very impressed by the well-researched, impartial information, and the care and consideration the book shows to people with epilepsy. People whose seizures cannot be fully controlled by medication, like my friend, receive much ill-informed 'advice' which does more harm than good, and this book offers real hope in that it is authoritative and deeply grounded in medical knowledge. It's obvious that the book's main aim is to inform the person with poorly-controlled epilepsy while offering as much protection as possible from bogus claims and fake practitioners all too ready to prey on the vulnerable. The author, who is an internationally renowned expert on epilepsy, does not make big claims that might give false hope to people with epilepsy, but presents the research and the evidence available in a dispassionate, balanced way. Some of the suggestions, such as regular exercise, are things we already do, as we walk a great deal regularly, and we would definitely like to try
meditation and aromatherapy, as well as the advice on stress management, which can be key to controlling seizures.