The Migraine Miracle: A Sugar-Free, Gluten-Free, Ancestral Diet to Reduce Inflammation and Relieve Your Headaches for Good

The Migraine Miracle: A Sugar-Free, Gluten-Free, Ancestral Diet to Reduce Inflammation and Relieve Your Headaches for Good

Josh Turknett

Language: English

Pages: 138

ISBN: 2:00199400

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub


If you suffer from migraines, you know from experience that prescription medication can only do so much to help relieve your suffering. You also know that your next headache could still strike at any time, and as a result, you may lead a life of fear and trepidation, never knowing when the responsibilities of work and family will once again fall victim to your throbbing skull. Unfortunately, despite the many advances in medicine, there is still no real cure for the migraine headache.

In The Migraine Miracle, a neurologist with a personal history of migraines offers readers the revolutionary dietary cure that has worked for him and continues to work for his patients: a diet low in wheat, sugar, and processed foods, and high in organic, protein-rich animal products. The book also explores the link between inflammation, diet, and migraines, and contains a 21-day meal plan to help readers change the way they eat. By following this easy meal plan, millions of sufferers will discover a life free from symptoms—once and for all.

The book includes comprehensive, research-based information that explains what the brain goes through during a migraine headache, the phases of the migraine, and how a diagnosis is made. It also explores the risks and benefits of migraine medication, natural remedies for migraines, dietary migraine triggers, and detailed, specific instructions for a migraine-free eating plan.

If you have tried migraine medicine but have not found real relief, it’s time to try something new. By changing the way you eat, and understanding what foods can trigger your migraine, you can start feeling better longer, without the threat of a migraine always looming over everything you do.

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about it, it’s pretty remarkable that we’ve missed something so obvious for so long. We’ve long known, of course, that foods could trigger a migraine, and many migraineurs search desperately to identify anything they eat that might lead to a migraine. But if you look on any list of dietary migraine triggers, you’re unlikely to find sugar, wheat, or vegetable and seed oils on it. How could that be? If removal of these items from our diet is the most powerful weapon we have against migraines, how

ask for them to be brought out from the back. You can eat the roasted marrow with a spoon straight from the bone or sprinkle it on a salad as we’ve suggested here. Marrow 8 (2- to 3-inch) marrow bones 1 tablespoon finely chopped parsley 2 cloves garlic, minced 1 teaspoon sea salt Fried capers ½ cup ghee ¼ cup capers, drained and dried Salad 6 cups arugula 1 shallot, thinly sliced ½ grapefruit, peeled and sectioned 2 teaspoons lemon zest Extra-virgin olive oil Juice of two lemons

toast your own pecans, heat them in the oven at 350°F until they’re lightly browned and fragrant This will take about 10 minutes. 2 cups peeled and chopped (into 1-inch cubes) beets 2 tablespoons olive oil 1 teaspoon salt ½ cup pecans, toasted 2 ounces goat cheese, crumbled Preheat oven to 400°F. Lay out two pieces of overlapping foil and top with the chopped beets. Drizzle the beets with olive oil and sprinkle with salt. Wrap the foil pieces around the beets to create a packet and place

many foods have either sugar or wheat flour added to them. If you do not find any potential suspects after step one, then try reducing your daily carbohydrate consumption to between 20 to 50 grams per day for a period of at least two weeks. The goal here is to ramp up the production of ketone bodies in the brain. To be sure that you’re producing significant amounts of ketone bodies, you can use ketostix (available online or at the drug store), which can detect the presence of ketones in the

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