Maple Sesame Glazed Chicken, just one of the amazing recipes in The Migraine Relief Plan: a researched-based guide for reducing migraines through food.
The Migraine Relief Plan was received free of charge, all opinions are my own.
A History of Migraines
I have been getting migraines since I was in high school. Headaches are part of my everyday life, with migraine days varying from a couple of days a month to 10 or more. It’s been a battle, and while many people take strong meds, I haven’t had much luck with prescriptions and the ones that do help always make me tired (and I can’t just take a nap whenever I want with a toddler), so I’ve opted with just dealing and taking over the counter medicine.
When I was approached about this book, I was interested. I know certain things trigger migraines for me when I eat too much of them. Some of these include dark chocolate, parmesan cheese, and anything with MSG, but I had never heard of a diet that was so comprehensive.
The Migraine Relief Plan Book Cover- Recipe photography copyright 2016 by Laura Bashar
Migraine Relief Plan
Stephanie Weaver has put together one of the most comprehensive resources for migraines I have ever seen. I actually read the book, cover to cover.
Her story of her battle with migraines gave me the assurance that I’m not alone in my battle, but on top of that, she presented the research. So often, when I read books about a medical issues, they leave out critical issues.
After reading through the introduction, I felt like I had a good understanding of migraines and I had a plan of how to combat them.
This book is a comprehensive resource. It doesn’t ask you just to give up everything you love but provides a step by step plan on how to change your diet to combat your migraines.
Included in The Migraine Relief Plan there is
- An 8-week plan to change your diet
- 75 delicious recipes
- Checklists and Shopping Lists
After reading this book, I started to think about my food and what I should be doing to help reduce my migraines. I had no idea I was eating so much salt. I have a neurologist appointment in a few weeks, so I’m working on keeping a food diary until then and starting to see what foods may be triggering my migraines.
The Migraine Relief Plan also has an excellent symptoms guide, so I’m going to be using it to give my neurologist the best info I can.
We will also be incorporating many of these recipes into our meal plan. I made both the Maple Sesame Glazed Chicken (recipe below!) and the Wild Rice with Carrots from the book.
My husband did miss the salt, but I thought they had great flavor.
The Migraine Relief Plan is available on Amazon and many mainstream bookstores. If you suffer from migraines, I highly recommend it.
Recipe reprinted with permission from The Migraine Relief Plan, copyright 2016 Stephanie Weaver. Published by Surrey Books, an imprint of Agate Publishing, Inc