Welcome to the Monday Migraine Miracle Minute, where we’ll catch you up on the happenings of the past week!
Primal Provisions Recipe Pick of the Week
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Facebook Group Discussion
One of our Facebook group members, Laura M. posted this question last weekend:
I need help! My son requested we take him to Mikatas, a Japanese restaurant, for his birthday supper tonight. It’s my favorite as well. I do not want to eat anything that will cause me to have a migraine, especially since tomorrow is Easter Sunday. Do you have any suggestions on what I can order to play it safe?
Some of the suggestions included:
*Hibachi steak seasoned only with salt and pepper and veggies cooked in butter
*Salmon cooked on the hibachi grill.
*Eating before you go
*Packing a lunchbox of safe foods to take
Beast Slayer of the Week
We’d also love to share a great story by someone who has made the commitment to find the path to Migraine Freedom! This great news was posted by Mary H. Thanks for sharing, Mary!
“April 3rd was an entire year that i made it without being bedridden even once from a migraine!!! I had a few small aura episodes but they never turned into anything near unbearable! I tell everyone one I know or just run into that mentions migraines about the book, thanks again for writing it.”
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An excerpt from The Chatter:
Q: One question I have been thinking about – is that it would be nice to know a bit more about the amount of carbs PER serving which could trigger a migraine, even if it is under the daily allotted amount. Does this matter?
Even assuming these carbs are coming from good sources (berries, sweet potatoes) – is it worth thinking about a “per serving” maximum amount of carbs as well.
I assume this would also be somewhat be specific to the individual, but for example if you are trying to keep your daily carbs to 50g, would it be safe to try and cap that at like, 10-15g per eating session? As opposed to eating 50g worth of blueberries, then only fats and protein for the rest of the day.
A from Dr. T: I agree that this is definitely a useful concept to be mindful of. Even when consuming a low amount of daily carbs, it’s still important to consider “per serving” amounts.
You could eat a couple scoops of ice cream and eat no other carbs during the day and technically scoot in under the daily limit, but doing so will lead to a sugar spike you don’t want.
I don’t have any hard and fast guidelines, but personally I avoid this by not consuming high carb foods in isolation.
Overall, I think it makes more sense to think about the glycemic “index” of food when considering it on a “per serving” basis, and the total carb content when considering it on the longer time scale (daily carb goals).
So, by never consuming high carb foods in isolation, I’m reducing the glycemic effects. The two factors I think about here are digestibility of the carbs in a particular food (how quickly the sugars are broken down and absorbed; processed foods are generally engineered for the most rapid absorption, cooked starch is absorbed and digested faster, etc.), AND what it’s being consumed with.
The 40 grams of carbs in baked potato will hit the bloodstream a lot slower if it’s slathered in butter and sour cream than if eaten raw, for example.
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Our CAN’T MISS article this week: