My husband and I have been working really hard on self-discipline this year. A verse we often quote to each other is Hebrews 12:11 No discipline seems pleasant at the time, but painful. Later on, it produces a harvest of righteous and peace for those who have been trained by it. This is a great verse to remind yourself when you are eyeballing that huge piece of decadent chocolate cake. There was one point in time when I went through our cupboards and labeled everything “migraine food” if it wasn’t on plan. Until I started tossing all the junk into the trash… that’s way more therapeutic!
Yesterday, I caved to one of those super soft, sugar cookies from the grocery store – you know -the ones with slathered in the bright colored, half inch of butter cream on top? But YOWEEE! I am paying for it today! My sister, Leslie gets headaches from sugar withdrawal, I get headaches from blood sugar spikes, often as quickly as the first bite of something full of sugar. Here’s it what I have been doing after my cheats to help get the headaches go away. ( I prefer to try to ease headaches naturally, because too much pain killers can cause more headaches , these are called rebound headaches – YIKES).
When I know I’m going to be off plan, I try to take a good girl moonshine with me, to help slow the digestion of sugar.
The next meal, (usually breakfast for me), start with a meal with deep s meal *(see note) and if possible continue for the whole day, to allow your body to empty out all the excess sugar.
Load up on natural anti-inflammatory goodness! I love taking turmeric (If I’m not pregnant) , but I also love to drizzle lots of high quality olive oil on a salad and eats lots of yummy sweet peppers. Vitamin C is a wonderful fighter for headaches too, for some reason the Baobab powder with water is super comforting and soothing to an achy head.
Get some good electrolytes. I love adding pink sea salt to my water and sipping on it all day, if my headache is bad, I will do a super salty shot, to get it into my system. I also take magnesium and potassium, if you want to get these nutrients for food sources, you could load up on dark chocolate, avocados, cashews and seeds, such as sunflower seeds. And get lots of dark leafy greens too!
Later on, in the day, enjoy some nice creamy kefir for a snack, add some stevia, vanilla and cinnamon to it, Kefir is a great probiotic which helps control candida and sugar cravings. Cinnamon too helps reduces the sugar cravings, and its yummy.. WOOT WOOT!
Sometimes a migraine can be debilitating, but if you can, a nice brisk walk is excellent! Get that blood flowing! I have also found a lot of relief from putting peppermint oil in my difuser while I sleep.
I usually find that when the migraine breaks, I have an intense craving for carbs. That’s when its great to have a nice juicy chicken breast with a sweet potato on the side, or a nice big bowl of oatmeal. Yummy!
Yah, discipline can be painful, especially when everyone around you is having some sort of amazing, sugar filled treat, But, you will have peace, reap rewards and not have a headache in the end… although, if you mess up, we still love you! Get some rest! Tomorrow is a new day!
What are some things you do to help your headaches go away? Leave us a comment!
What are your tricks for getting over headaches?
*A deep S Meal consists of pure fats such as coconut oil or butter, dark meat, and eggs. No dairy and very little nuts