Long-Term Relief from Chronic Posttraumatic Headache after Water-Only Fasting and an Exclusively Plant-Foods Diet

Submitted on October 11, 2018 - 7:45pm

This article originally appeared in Alternative and Complementary Therapies: August 2017 edition, Vol. 23 issue 4. 

Summary: Chronic posttraumatic headache (CPTHA) occurs in up to 95% of patients following traumatic brain injury (TBI) and can prove highly debilitating.

Here, the case is reported of a 52-year-old woman with unremitting CPTHA. The patient underwent two medically supervised, water-only fasts and began an exclusively plant-foods diet, free of added sugar, oil, and salt, which resulted in long-term reduction in headache intensity, duration, and frequency.

This case suggests that water-only fasting and dietary intervention have therapeutic potential in the treatment of CPTHA and provides a basis for further studies.

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Final publication is available from Mary Ann Liebert, Inc., publishers.  Please click this link here: http://dx.doi.org/10.1089/act.2017.29117.acg