The link between gluten and epilepsy has long been know, but that does not make it widely known.
This is unfortunate because there must be quite a few people out there taking medication to control their seizures, when eliminating gluten may solve the problem.
This does not mean that all seizures are caused by gluten. Still, it is something to watch out for.
Another symptom of celiac that is relevant here is cerebral calcifications, which can eventually lead to seizures.
The point is that people who experience epilepsy or other types of seizures should eliminate gluten from their diet and see if this improves their condition in any way.
However, when celiac disease is involved, seizure symptoms may not be reversed by eliminating gluten if these symptoms are allowed to continue without treatment for too long. Treatment in this case means eliminating all gluten from the patients diet.
- Wikipedia on Epilepsy
- Wikipedia on Seizures
- Is the prevalence of celiac disease increased among epileptic patients? (scientific paper)
- Detecting Celiac Disease in Your Patients (American Family Physician article, technical but not academic)
- Epilepsy and Celiac Medline Abstracts
- Alternative & Complementary Strategies for Epilepsy