First of all, migraines and other headaches can be triggered by skipping meals (1). So while you are being sure to get your three square, get off to a winning start by adding in this power plant to your first meal of the day!
Try adding 1/2 to 1 teaspoon of fresh or powdered ginger to your diet per day to help prevent migraines. A delicious way is to sneak it into your smoothie, and be sure to try a milk substitute as dairy can cause more trouble than the calcium it provides is worth. (2) Unsweetened organic Coconut milk and yogurt are great alternatives, and many non-dairy options contain migraine-fighting calcium!
Don’t Skip Breakfast~ And Add Migraine-Fighting Ginger to your smoothie!
1 cup Unsweetened Organic Coconut Milk (or your favorite alternative)
1/2 Cup Water
3 TBS Organic Unsweetened Coconut Yogurt (or your favorite alternative)
1/4 Cup Pineapple
1/2 Cup Blueberries
3 leaves fresh Kale, chopped
Fresh Lemon- squeeze to taste
1 Teaspoon Fresh Ginger root, chopped (or powdered in a pinch!)
1 Banana. Some people are sensitive to the histamine and tyramine in bananas. (3) Know your triggers!
1 TBS Ground Flax Seeds and/or Fish Oil + Vitamin D
The bonus of this breakfast is that it offers multiple calcium sources plus the power of ginger. Calcium helps to fight off migraines even better if you add Vitamin D. (4) Our office recommends Innate Choice premium Fish Oil + Vitamin D, which you can blend right in to this smoothie as an added bonus. For more insights, headache reduction tips and health support check out our upcoming free headache prevention event or contact our office.
All the best in health!
- Returning to Classrooms, and to Severe Headaches. NY Times Aug 30 2010 https://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2010/08/30/returning-to-classrooms-and-to-severe-headaches/
- Migraine Diet: A Natural Approach to Migraines. Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine. http://www.pcrm.org/health/health-topics/a-natural-approach-to-migraines
- Health Central (http://www.healthcentral.com/slideshow/27-foods-that-can-trigger-migraines#slide=9)
- Calcium, the Other Mineral in the Migraine Connection. Women’s Health and Wellness. http://www.empowher.com/headache/content/calcium-other-mineral-migraine-connection