Migraines are a common form of pain. In fact, they’re so common that there’s someone suffering from migraines in 1 of 4 American households. And while it may seem natural to reach for an over-the-counter painkiller to ease the pain, you’re actually doing yourself a disservice in the long run. Natural pain relief is about reducing internal inflammation, recognizing your triggers and working with your individual health. Stephanie Weaver’s new book The Migraine Relief Plan: An 8-Week Transition to Better Eating, Fewer Headaches, and Optimal Health does just that.
As someone who has suffered from migraine attacks her entire life, Stephanie Weaver, has a wealth of knowledge and experience to share with you. Her book The Migraine Relief Plan sets you up with one assignment per week over the course of eight weeks providing a flexible and practical approach to reducing the intensity and frequency of migraine headaches. It focuses on food and the way you eat, as well as how to live a migraine-friendly lifestyle.
Stephanie is a certified health and wellness coach, author and popular blogger. She’s contributed a number of anti-inflammatory recipes to our site here that you might have tried. With years of learning about natural migraine relief, she saw firsthand the difference that nutrition and lifestyle could have on her pain levels.
The Migraine Relief Plan is a gradual and customizable approach. It’s designed to work with a number of dietary needs including gluten free diets, sugar free diets, vegetarian, vegan and paleo diets. Stephanie makes suggestions based on her own experience but encourages readers to identify their own triggers including any allergies or sensitivities.
One of the key recommendations that Stephanie makes in The Migraine Relief Plan is to cut sugar out of the diet. Refined sugar is pro-inflammatory for the body which not only wrecks havoc on your microbiome but can increase the severity of pain that you feel. That doesn’t mean you can’t ever indulge again though. Stephanie’s new book is packed with more than 75 delicious recipes including decadent treats like The Creamy Not-ella Carob Butter, and a Coconut Whipped Cream recipe which is great served with a bowl of fresh berries.
Perhaps one of the most refreshing parts of Stephanie’s new book though is that she focuses an entire section of the book on “planning to fail”. Most of us can relate to giving into temptation once in a while, or falling off of a strictly guided meal plan. Stephanie’s approach is more realistic, giving you the tools you need to plan ahead and stay on track more easily.
If you or someone you know suffers from migraines, consider reading Stephanie Weaver’s newest book The Migraine Relief Plan: An 8-Week Transition to Better Eating, Fewer Headaches, and Optimal Health. She’s currently working on a follow up cookbook, but you can always get more of her delicious recipes on her blog at www.reciperenovator.com.