It has been said that having a grand mal seizure is like running a twenty mile marathon in a minute. When I have an epileptic event I’m exhausted afterwards. My huMom has started giving me raw honey right after an attack from the epi-monster to boost my energy. But we have learned that raw honey also has many health benefits.
Two things I should mention quickly. We are using raw, unpasteurized honey, not the processed honey you usually would see in the supermarket. Second, there is some controversy about whether honey is of any help.
Raw honey contains two predominant natural sugars (Fructose & Glucose) 11 enzymes, 14 minerals, 21 amino acids, all the vitamins that nutritionists consider necessary for health A, D, K, Rutin, Nicotinic acid, B vitamins, Thiamine, Riboflavin, Niacin, Pantothenic acid, Pyridoxine & Biotin as well as Ascorbic Acid (Vitamin C). It is rich in potassium, iron & copper as well.
As honey is a pre-digested food (a process done by the bees) it enters the blood stream directly producing energy quickly, unlike refined sugar which has to be digested. This is the main reason I’m being given raw honey after a seizure. I need energy & I need it right away.
Some people give raw honey to their dog if they believe a seizure is imminent. Although I’ll need to do more sniffing about, it is believed raw honey can stop or lessen the intensity of a seizure. Do you give your good dog raw honey before or after an epileptic event? If so, we would like to hear your thoughts & experiences.
CEO Olivia ❤