Monday Migraine Miracle Minute — July 24, 2017

Welcome to the Monday Migraine Miracle Minute, where we’ll catch you up on the happenings of the past week!

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Primal Provisions Recipe Pick of the Week

Chicken Cauli Tabouleh

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Facebook Group Discussion

One of our Facebook group members, Tonya B.  posted this question:

If I know that I am allergic to a food item (.ie egg whites, wheat, tomatoes, cucumbers, peanuts and spinach), could they also trigger my migraines? I know the allergist told me that I could eat them in moderation and spread them out- wheat is my biggest offender. He said rice would be my safest bet.

Response from Dr. T:

That’s a good question. There’s actually not much evidence that links food allergies (ones that are determined based on validated testing, and so represent true allergy) to migraine. And that also fits with my clinical experience. Of course, I’d be wary of the wheat regardless.


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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! 

In our post asking about everyone’s target goals for the month, Lori L. posted these inspiring thoughts…

“Every day my resolve grows. I consider myself cured, so my focus is to maintain this amazing new way of life! I will never go back! …. I TOO SURVIVED ON TRIPTANS. Couldn’t imagine life without them. As I approach my 1 year anniversary on the MMD diet, I’VE NOW GONE 6 MONTHS WITHOUT A SINGLE TRIPTAN! Not one. Plus, I can’t remember when my last migraine was. Stick with what you’re doing. The freedom from medication is amazing!”

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An excerpt from The Chatter:

Q: A few of you have asked about the latest journalistic scare campaign regarding coconut oil.

A: It stemmed from a recent Presidential Advisory report issued by the American Heart Association (AHA). There have already been several good responses to it, and I’ve posted those links below.

The basic gist is:

This is not based on any new science. It’s actually based on the old saturated fat-cholesterol-heart disease hypothesis that is no longer viable, and not supported by the latest research on the pathogenesis of heart disease (my hunch is that the AHA sensed the changing tide, and rather than re-evaluate their position based on the latest evidence, instead decided to double down on their old position).

The current pharmaceutical strategies for lowering heart disease risk, particularly when it comes to cholesterol, are grounded in the saturated fat-heart disease hypothesis, and in particular the role of LDL cholesterol.

Given the tight relationship between the AHA and big pharma, their continued support of ideas that leads to more drug sales is not too surprising. I don’t expect this to change any time soon (this connection may also explain why other health organizations around the world, ones without these ties, have declared the hypothesis untenable).

Remember that we live in a time where the primary objective of most articles from mass media outlets is to get you to click on the headline. So, not the place to get reliable information about health.

Here are some links to some good responses to the issue:



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Essential Reading

Our CAN’T MISS article this week:

Migraines: The Spark and the Fuel