Eliminate migraines by eliminating food triggers, such as aged cheese, wine, chocolate, dried meats, and MSG. Here are some migraine-friendly cookbook recipes.
Migraine headaches are debilitating, painful, and unfortunately, difficult to cure. A variety of pain relievers, abortive medicines, and natural ingredients are available, and what works for one migraine sufferer, doesn’t necessarily kill the head pain for the rest of them. The best way to battle migraines is to adapt to a migraine-friendly lifestyle, and that means avoiding migraine triggers, such as stress, strong scents, bright lights, and dietary red-flag items.
Migraine-friendly cookbooks take all the guesswork out of elimination dieting. Here are three that are worth checking out on Amazon, or through your local library.
“Migraine-Free Cooking,” by Heidi Gunderson is the unofficial companion book to “The 1-2-3 Program for Taking Charge of Your Pain” by David Buchholz, M.D. If you miss Italian food dishes, such as spaghetti and lasagna, which are often loaded with aged salamis, then concoct your own Italian feast. Heidi includes recipes for Fresh Sausage, Tomato Sauce, and tortilla Pizza. For more recipes, get Heidi’s cookbook on Amazon.
The “Headache Prevention Cookbook- Starting Your Own Elimination Diet,” by Dr. David Marks and Dr. Laura Marks: This book, written by the director of the New England Center for Headache, Dr. David Marks, a fellow headache sufferer himself, includes one hundred recipes collected by his wife, Dr. Laura Marks. Some recipes include Orange Blossom French Toast and Grape Tarts with Vanilla Pastry Cream. Find it at Amazon.
“Joy Bauer’s Food Cures- Eat Right to Get Healthier, Look Younger, and Add Years to Your Life,” written by acclaimed nutritionist Joy Bauer, shows you how to reverse illness through diet. Joy includes migraine-friendly recipes like Gingered Carrots, Ginger-Spiced Pumpkin Muffins, and Cranberry Basil Vinaigrette. For more help curing migraine illness through diet, get her book on Amazon.