An Unusual Testimonial
I receive lots of testimonials in my FB migraine groups. I usually post them on my migraine testimonials page, which, by now, sports several hundred (if not over a thousand) testimonials. However, I sometimes receive testimonials that are not about migraineurs successfully recovering and preventing their migraines, but about family members who are not migraineurs, but use my protocol anyway.
Here is what I received from one of my migraineurs, who placed her 90 years young mother on the Stanton Migraine Protocol® way of eating.
My mom’s 90. In April, when I joined protocol, she went off all grains and sugars; increased her salt, water, protein and animal fat; and now, three months later, she consumes only very small amounts of protocol-friendly fruits and vegetables.
She’s taken maximum doses of 2 hypertension meds for about 30 years. BP has been normal every time we’ve measured since 3 weeks into this WOE [way of eating]. We were able to cut one [medicine] in half and will hopefully be able to dc it soon. Really astonishing, yet logical.
The Stanton Migraine Protocol® is a LCHF way of eating, but it is modified for migraineurs such that it is for total health (rather than weight loss), and it also allows the prevention of all migraines. Most migraineurs are not overweight–at least in my two groups, see one here and the other here this second one is ketogenic–and so weight loss is the last thing on anyone’s mind.
However, we change everyone’s lives. The protocol is not just about cutting carbs, but increasing dietary salt, water, eating whole foods rich in potassium, and healthy fats. Healthy fats include animal fats and zero vegetable oils. This diet is not high in protein, but higher than what people normally eat and what the USDA recommends and it includes red meat as well as all other animal products. It is grain, starch, sweetener and processed foods free. It does contain plenty of dairy–this too is quite the opposite of most nutritional wisdom.
There is not a person in the group left with hypertension, insulin resistance, or migraines after some period of adjustment to change. I think that is a pretty good track record. This group has been helping migraineurs–and apparently their family members–for over 5 years.
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