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28 Mar 2014 16:58 #21116 by rothery
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Hi i had a concussion 9 months ago. Symptoms lasted 5 months and now i get "mini-concussions" every time i bump my head, healing after 1-3 weeks. Inevitably I then bump my head again! I am having good luck with short, 1 day fasts after the head bumps to improve symptoms. I had depression and anxiety completely resolve normally at about the 16 hour mark and the headaches, dizziness etc get markedly better after only 1 day. Just wondered if anyone knows whether fasting could actually heal the original brain damage ( which is obviously still present because of how easily i re-injure myself) or could improve my long-term prognosis (i am worried this will increase my risk fro dementia later on.)
Also is there any difference in healing whether i continue with intermittent fasting or do a longer water fast?

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28 Mar 2014 17:51 #21118 by TheFastDoctor
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The brain, dear Rothery, LOVES ketones.. it can actually be used to treat epilepsy. During a fast you literally live on ketones, which incidentally also appear to relieve depression and anxiety in many individuals.

"Deep" healing will likely be favoured by a long fast, provided you also do detox/elimination activities in this time. But repetitive intermittent short fasts could also over time help you achieve a marked degree of brain healing. Inter alia it could help you "scavenge" the damaged cells so there's place to build healthy new ones in their place: We know now that the old theory of brain cells being permanent cells (incapable of making new ones) was wrong.

Unfortunately of course no guarantees. But you will do no damage with a habit of regular intermittent fasting.

André

All my posts are "generic", based on my opinions and experiences only and are not intended to replace the advice of your own licensed medical practitioner.
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30 Mar 2014 08:06 #21135 by rothery
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Thank you dear doctor,
My GP was very interested when I told her how intermittent fasting is helping my symptoms and I plan to mention fasting when I see the neurologist next month.
How many days do you recommend doing a longer fast in order to access "deeper healing"?
And is it possible to do a longer fast at home with outpatient dr supervision? My GP is a 5 min walk from my house.
Also I am wondering about exercise, because that's the other thing besides fasting that seems to help the concussions heal faster. I normally work out first thing in the morning after a 11-12 hour overnight fast. Is it possible ketosis also occurs during exercise, and elimination occurs by sweating? Just curious.

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30 Mar 2014 14:27 #21138 by TheFastDoctor
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Unfortunately, dear Rothery, there's just no way we can predict on which day of a fast a certain toxin will be released and thus be ready for elimination. One has to "play it by ear". If you have an open minded GP that's just gr8.. and indeed exercise helps. That's why it is the starting activity of the 5-step elimination cycle.

Ketosis is the norm in a marathon and indeed elimination occurs by sweating. But sequencing these events like the the cycle mentioned just makes it a lot easier and more effective.

André

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