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
Here’s what the Primal Provisions members are saying about them:
*Lori L.: “These are so good!! One of our favorites!”
*Natalie S.: “These are awesome and I don’t even love salmon!”
*Liana O.: “Salmon cakes are a staple around here. I’m always sure to keep ingredients on hand.”
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Facebook Group Discussion
Is the MM diet the KETO diet or can you simply follow the 6 directives in the book? ( no sugar, gluten; eat animals, plants etc) I’m really having trouble following a full KETO diet. Will this book work without being in ketosis?
Here’s Dr. T’s response:
Great question – the fundamental plan does not require you to be keto. Keto is another weapon in the beast slaying arsenal, but not one you must use. The 6 directives are key.
And many of our other Facebook group members chimed in to share their experiences. Check it out!
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 Elizabeth C. Thanks for sharing, Elizabeth!
“Memorial Day weekend at our summer place means triggers everywhere. Ice cream munchies, pizza, cocktail parties filled with tempting carbs. Usually by Tuesday my head and stomach are a mess. It wasn’t easy, but I navigated this weekend and still no headache. I continue to thank you for teaching us how to eat what to eat and keep that beast in its place.”
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An excerpt from The Chatter:
Q: I used to eat sheep’s yogurt with live probiotics and even made my own coconut milk version. Then I noticed that Dr T. mentioned yogurt had been a trigger in the past and I wondered if it may be for me?
A from Dr. T:
The answer depends primarily on the types of effects and the time scales. The reason that dairy generally (and yogurt in particular) can be a trigger for some I think primarily has to do with the caloric load.
Dairy is a concentrated form of calories, and is fairly “insulinogenic”, meaning that there’s a good insulin spike in the blood after it is consumed, with the ensuing chain reaction of hormone effects. This is one thing in migraineurs we wish to minimize.
This is going to be a dose related effect, so one way to minimize it is simply to reduce the amount you consume at anytime. You may find a threshold you need to stay under (I have a sense of where mine is). Also, more fat helps, since fat has no effects on insulin response.
This is one reason why dairy without the fat removed is recommended (so no low or non-fat dairy!). But also eating dairy in the context of a broader meal with other sources of fat is also helpful.
(As a side note, milk is the most rapidly digested form of dairy, and so will likely lead to the biggest insulin spike. This is why we typically avoid drinking milk.)
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Our CAN’T MISS article this week: