Since the passing of the Australian Federal government’s Narcotic Drugs Amendment Bill in February 2016, much has been done, both here and overseas, to investigate the anticonvulsant activity of the Cannabis genus.
Today we welcome back nutrition expert Cyndi O'Meara who takes us through the history of keto diets, the clinical relevance of ketosis and the pros and cons of the modern-day use of it.
What would you do if a loved one was diagnosed with Epilepsy? This is the reality of today's guest, Sonya Reynolds, a nutritionist and mother of two, who's eldest daughter was diagnosed with an aggressive, and rare form of epilepsy at age 3.
When people hear the word epilepsy, they may immediately think of a person having a seizure, but what is the actual definition of epilepsy? Epilepsy comes from the greek word epilepsia meaning to ‘take hold’ or ‘to seize’.
Gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA) is widely distributed throughout the central nervous system (CNS) and is the major inhibitory neurotransmitter in the brain. Reduced GABA levels, or impaired GABA function, in the brain has been linked to psychiatric and neurological disorders including anxiety, depression, insomnia and epilepsy.
Join Justin Sinclair, in Part 1, of a two-part interview series covering off the responsible use of medicinal cannabis. Justin takes us on an entertaining and informative journey through the history of cannabis in medicine, and the opportunities it presents for the future.