The Migraine Miracle


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Josh Turknett, MD, is a 2001 graduate of the Emory School of Medicine, a board-certified neurologist, and a clinical researcher in the areas of migraine, stroke, Alzheimer's, and Parkinson's disease. Turknett maintains a busy neurology practice in Atlanta, GA, and has been recognized twice by as one of America's most compassionate doctors. He lives in the metro Atlanta area with his wife Jenny, their two children, and an ever-expanding collection of banjos. Jenny Turknett has a background in baking, catering, and event planning. She currently works as a freelance food writer and restaurant critic for the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. She lives in the metro Atlanta area with her husband Josh, their two children, and an ever-expanding collection of kitchen gadgets.


"Ancestral diets and lifestyle practices have proven highly effective at curing migraines. Indeed, they are a general recipe for superb health and longevity. Josh Turknett has helped himself and many patients with these techniques, and now brings us the best available guide for overcoming migraines. If you have migraines, please read this book!"
--Paul Jaminet, PhD, author of Perfect Health Diet and editor of Journal of Evolution and Health
"Bold, eye opening, and compelling, The Migraine Miracle promises to forever alter the landscape of migraine treatment for the better. Essential reading for anyone who suffers from migraines, and essential reading for anyone who cares for migraine patients."
--Timothy Lo, MD, MPH, neurologist and pain management specialist
"I love, love, love this book. I personally suffer from an auto-immune disease, and this fun, easy read left me not only informed, but confident that I can live a longer life. As a chef, I found the diet and the recipes very achievable. Turknett really relates to everyday people in this truly informative and exceedingly helpful book. Life-changing."
--Tracey Bloom, chef, lifestyle consultant, Top Chef contestant, and co-owner of

"Neurologist [Josh] Turknett, a longtime migraine sufferer, offers a potentially revelatory approach to treating a condition that affects 30-40 million people in the US. His premise: that the current standards of migraine management--including prescription and over-the-counter medications, and preventative drugs--can largely be set aside in favor of mimicking an ancestral diet that is high in animal protein and low in wheat, sugar, and processed foods. Doing so enables the hypothalamus, 'a primary suspect in the hunt for neural origins of migraine, ' to efficiently maintain the body's homeostasis, short-circuiting diet-triggered impulses that cause and prolong migraines. Given the low-fat, high-carb eating favored by many, the writer acknowledges that the diet may be radical. However, as someone who has successfully made the transition himself, and who recommends the diet to his patients, Turknett's idea carries weight. He offers a comprehensive definition of migraines and how they are diagnosed (or misdiagnosed), discusses factors that make a person more susceptible to migraines, and explores typical treatments. He then addresses the tenets of the diet and leads into original recipes and a 21-day eating plan."
--Publisher's Weekly

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