Tanner went from severe depression, suicide attempts, grand mal seizures every month, and auras (pre-cursors to seizures) daily, to being completely seizure free and happy in life. In my world of teaching people how to reverse chronic illness naturally, this is a regular occurrence when people start changing their diet and cleansing their body, not a medical miracle.
To understand the limitations and "blinders" that practitioners of Western Medicine are wearing, I've copied the MayoClinic's description of causes and risk factors for grand mal seizures:
"Exactly what causes the changes to occur remains unknown in about half the cases. However, grand mal seizures are sometimes caused by underlying health problems, such as:
- Very low blood levels of glucose, sodium, calcium or magnesium
- Traumatic head injuries
- Using or withdrawing from drugs, including alcohol
- Brain tumors
- Infections, such as encephalitis or meningitis, or history of such infection
- Injury due to a previous lack of oxygen
- Blood vessel malformations in the brain
- Genetic syndromes
Risk factors for grand mal seizures include:
- A family history of seizure disorders
- Any injury to the brain from trauma, stroke, previous infection and other causes
- Sleep deprivation
- Medical problems that affect electrolyte balance
- Illicit drug use
- Heavy alcohol use"
The first thing I want to point out, is 50% of the time, the cause of the seizure is deemed as "unknown". And that's simply not true. It's very clear to me in my understanding of how the body works and study of detoxification, what the underlying root causes of dis-ease are and why cells stop working properly.
The second thing that's worth mentioning is nowhere does it mention "diet high in processed foods" or "accumulated toxicity from diet and environment", as causes or risk factors or a potential way to reverse this condition. When it is now painfully obvious that these things were interfering in the proper function of his brain, nervous system and endocrine gland function, given that his brain started working again properly when the exposure to toxins were reduced, his body had a mechanism for flushing out existing toxins, and the raw materials to repair damaged cells and tissue.
My message is to try diet change and cleansing first. It has the power to literally transform your life. I think there's a place for the main tools of Western Medicine, but generally only as a last resort or emergency basis. If you're not in an emergency situation, consider trying this approach before trying more drastic approaches, locking yourself into being dependent on pharmaceutical drugs the rest of your life, or removing body parts that you'll actually need in the future; all the while continuing to damage your body with a poor diet and accumulated toxemia. Which only sets the stage for more serious health conditions to develop in the future.