Recently I have been asked a lot whether food played a big role in my healing and the answer is always a massive yes!
After switching to a clean, plant-based whole foods approach to eating, I began to see the results within just three weeks, which I feel was super quick.
However, people are desperate to know what “diet” helped me achieve those results. Was it keto, vegan, paleo, low carb, high carb, low fat, no sugar? And the answer is….
None of the above. There is no magical miracle migraine diet. I simply went back to basics and ate real food again out of the ground, the way nature intended. It really is that simple.
Firstly, the word diet is not something I like to use because a diet implies a temporary change. As we all know diets don’t work because inevitably you will just revert back to your old habits, so this change to a healthier way of eating has to be a complete lifestyle change.
Every different dietary theory has the ability give you a migraine. For example, as a vegan you can end up eating a lot of processed soy, vegetarian meals tend to include a lot of cheese, and low-fat options tend to have a lot of added processed sugars.
My point here is that you can make any “diet” give you a migraine, so it’s not the type of “diet” you adopt that matters, it’s the type of food you eat within that scope that matters. You could be a vegan and have awful migraines and but at the same time be vegan and be migraine free! It’s your choices that matter.
I basically eat a very clean diet derived from nature. This means eating an array of:
- Whole fruits
- Whole vegetables
- Dark leafy greens
- Healthy fats such as olive oil, avocados and nuts
- Some gluten-free whole grains
By eating the above you automatically remove all processed food, chemicals, additives, MSG, colours, artificial sweeteners, added refined sugars and harmful oils which I can guarantee are going to be the majority of your food-related migraine triggers.
It really is as simple these 3 rules:
- Eat clean (food that is minimally processed, unrefined and as close to its natural form as possible).
- Make fruit and vegetables your priority. Up the amount you consume of both.
- Make your food with a list of single ingredients to make real food. Such as using butternut, cumin, garlic and coconut milk to make butternut soup.
If you still feel as if you need some guidance in this area I would suggest you purchase a copy of The Medical Mediums Life-Changing Food Book because it teaches you how the food from nature specifically heals our bodies.
Also, if you missed my previous post on what real food is then click here to find out more.
My point is, whether you choose to be vegan, paleo or vegetarian you can still become migraine free.
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