Category: Success

Cindy J.

March 19, 2014

The success Cindy has seen with her migraines has been well-documented in others. There are some studies available on my site that highlight this. – Dr. Perlmutter

I have suffered from migraines for 26 years. They have been debilitating and over the years I have tried everything to prevent them. My neurologist has prescribed an arsenal of drugs, including beta-blockers, anti-depressants, calcium channel blockers, antihistamines and topamax. I tried eliminating triggers from my diet to no avail. I always got a migraine when the pressure dropped and there was a storm. Nothing stopped my weekly headaches. Sometimes I had them several times a week.

Four years ago I found a doctor that changed my way of thinking about my diet. My mother has Alzheimer’s and I want to do whatever I can to prevent it. My blood work started showing elevated blood sugar and I couldn’t figure out why.

She coached me to eliminate gluten and to increase the right kind of protein in my diet. I was eating too many carbs.

The migraines continued.

In January, I happened to see Dr. Perlmutter being interviewed on TV. I bought Grain Brain and immediately realized what was wrong. I had substituted gluten-free carbs for regular carbs, but I was still eating too many carbs. I stopped the oatmeal and gluten free toast for breakfast, I started making omelets cooked in coconut oil with greens and avocado. I still have my shake with organic berries for lunch. I snack on nuts and I have wild caught fish or organic chicken or beef and vegetables for dinner.

Here’s the amazing news: I have gone 4.5 weeks without a migraine!

-Cindy J.

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