• Diet,  Heal Your Headache,  Keto,  Paleo

    Paleo for Migraine- What you Need to Know

    Is Paleo for Migraine Right for You? As a registered dietitian with years of personal and professional experience managing migraine, I can assure you that there is no one “migraine diet.”  There are a few approaches that seem to work better and I’m going to share with you where I think paleo fits in so you may decide for yourself. What is the paleo diet?  The paleolithic diet or “paleo” became very popular about 10 years ago.  It was a way of eating inspired by how our ancestors ate during cave man times.  The name of the diet inspired many but also drew criticism.  Critics typically thought about what is…

  • A grocery store vegetable aisle that are migraine diet safe
    Charleston,  Diet,  Heal Your Headache,  Keto

    Finding the Migraine Diet That Is Best for You

    It’s the new year and lots of people are making a resolution to focus on their health. For many of us, that’s decreasing our migraine days by trialing new treatments, like a migraine diet. At Migraine Strong we like to focus on The Treatment Pie, which is using a combination of medication, supplements, exercise, mindfulness, therapy, hydration, and diet as a multimodal approach to decreasing the migraine threshold. Although diet is just one slice, for some people (like myself) it can make a huge difference. For others, diet may not be as effective as medication or therapy. But the only way to know for sure is to give it a…

  • Frustrated with your migraine diet not working? Here are 5 reasons it could not be giving you the results you expected. #migraine #migraines #migraineremedy #migrainerelief
    Diet,  Heal Your Headache,  Keto,  The Treatment Pie

    5 Reasons Your Migraine Diet Isn’t Working

    One message that I receive fairly often on The Dizzy Cook goes something like this – Hello, I’ve been on the Heal Your Headache diet about 2 weeks and I’m not feeling better. Why is my migraine diet not working? If anything, I feel worse. Should I stop? Can you help?!  It seems crazy to me that anyone would expect huge changes just two weeks in, but I forget that I used to be one of them.  I was about a month or two into the Heal Your Headache diet when I felt frustrated with it as I wasn’t really seeing any noticeable relief. It was difficult to always have…

  • Migraine diet recipes for 4th of July celebrations - keto and low tyramine/HYH
    Diet,  Heal Your Headache,  Keto

    Fourth of July Migraine Diet Recipes

    Fourth of July is always a special holiday for me since it’s the anniversary of being officially diagnosed with vestibular migraine. This was especially bittersweet for me because I had seen so many doctors, went to the ER numerous times, tried vestibular therapy for months, only to still be 24/7 dizzy. Doctors continued to tell me I was just stressed or had anxiety. To have a credible doctor finally validate your illness and understand what you’re going through just feels so good.  Still, this time of year can be stressful for many with chronic migraine. Lots of parties, cookouts, and outdoor events can lead to attacks or even just a…

  • Chronic Migraine,  Diet,  Keto,  Migraine

    Keto for Migraine – Phases 2 & 3

    The goal of Phase 1 of the ketogenic diet is to get your body into consistent ketosis by limiting your carbohydrate intake to ~25g/day while having adequate protein and getting most of your calories from fat. Read our Starting Keto From Scratch blog to get a jump on this way of eating. This eating pattern allows your body to burn-off a significant portion of your stored glucose (glycogen) and eventually get to the point where it’s using fat for fuel – nutritional ketosis. As promised, this will help explain the goals and tips beyond the first phase of keto for migraine. Phase 2 of The Ketogenic Diet for Migraine –…

  • Tips for beginners of Ketogenic diet for migraine. Read this to succeed! Includes video interview by Ashley Koff, RD. | Migraine Strong
    Chronic Migraine,  Diet,  Keto,  Migraine,  Science/Research,  Vestibular Migraine

    Keto For Migraine – Starting From Scratch

    If you are reading this, then you have heard that the ketogenic diet can be an excellent way to help manage migraine. As a registered dietitian schooled in the low-fat era, I thought “Eww, gross!” about low-carb and keto. I wish I had been more open-minded sooner as keto is not at all what I thought it would be like. It helped my head and my overall wellness and was delicious. You may be considering this significant change in the way you eat to help you find a new level of relief from migraine attacks. I will focus this piece on some basics and not on a history of keto nor…