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Reduce Migraine frequency with Balancing Blood Sugar

There are several categories that need addressing while working on healing the brain and body from migraines and reducing the frequency of migraines.

They are:

  1. Food

  2. Movement

  3. Self Care

  4. Sleep

  5. Environment

  6. Stress

Food is my favorite place to start. I find that when I pay close attention to what and how I am eating, I feel deeply nourished, healthy, and energetic.

It has taken me a long time to feel really comfortable to say NO THANK YOU in social situations where I sometimes feel pressure to eat or drink something that I know isn't good for me.

I don't want to be rude, or feel like a problem child for a host.

Now, I can comfortably let people know what I can and cannot eat with as much grace as possible. I just let them know that if I eat certain foods and drink, I WILL get sick....aka get a raging migraine that will take me out for a day or three.

Start with food...

There is NO one "diet" that fits all. All fad diets are going to try to sell you a short term resolution along with a lot of gimmicky products.

BUT.... if there is ONE way of eating that will assist in reducing your migraines, it is a way of eating every meal that is balanced with fat, protein, and carbohydrates.

THIS IS WHAT WILL BALANCE YOUR BLOOD SUGAR and help you feel satiated, have increased energy, and begin to reduce the frequency of your migraines.

What does a balanced plate look like?

Protein = eggs and cottage cheese

Fat = eggs and cottage cheese

Carbs = Ray Peat Carrot Salad and grilled asparagas

*it is beneficial to reduce grain carbohydrates as they have a tendency to raise blood sugar quite a bit.....unless you eat a good fat with it in order to slow down the metabolism of the sugars.

“As far back as 1935, migraine was described as a ‘glycemic headache,’” said Dale Nyholt, professor at the QUT Centre for Genomics and Personalised Health. “Glycemic traits such as insulin resistance, hyperinsulinemia (too much insulin), hypoglycemia (low blood sugar level) and type 2 diabetes are associated with migraine and headache.” link

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