I started a diet also known as the “Paleo diet”, and I’ve seen quite a bit of improvement since I’ve been on it. However, I did remove some common migraine triggers that are usually allowed on the diet. In addition, I’ve seen more improvement on this diet then I did on Dr. Bushholz’s “Heal Your Headache” meal plan. But, I did see improvement with his meal plan as well.
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Also, I’m losing quite a bit of body fat on this diet so it’s been really cool. I’m also on Verapamil as well. If you’re on Topamax I wouldn’t go on a Low Carb diet because apparently there are complications.
Here’s a sample of what I’ve been eating if anyone wants to give this a try:
Breakfast: 2 Eggs and Green Beans (W/ grass-fed butter KerryGold Grass fed butter is high in Omega 3’s)
Lunch: Chicken Thighs (organic/natural), with spinach, cucumber, bell pepper, Spring onion and salad dressing allowed in “Heal your headache” book.
Snack: Some fruits like berries or an apple. **If I work out I will especially eat some fruits. On a non-workout day I may only get the majority of my carbs from vegetables.
Dinner: Possibly more chicken or grass fed beef. More greens, etc. Possibly a sweet potato…especially if I worked out that day.
All in all I try to eat about 50-100 carbs a day. I went some days where I am going as low as 20 carbs in a day. I’ve seen some reports of many people who suffer from epilepsy improve dramatically on low carb diets.
Now, I’m still nowhere near 100%, but out of everything I’ve tried so far (in the last year and a half)…this has improved my dizziness the most. I’ve also been able to look at computers longer as well. Also, I notice when I cheat on this diet it can take almost a week and a half for me to get back to my newly improved state.
For example, I ate bacon recently and I wasn’t the same for almost a week. lol I think one of the biggest things for me on this diet was eliminating wheat and grains. I used to eat a lot of brown rice…but as soon as I eliminated this I started to feel a lot better. Weird right? Brown Rice was the main food I ate in my serious weight lifting days.
Anyway, I hope this post can help some one out there. There are a lot of other foods you can eat on this diet. Just look up Paleo food list and you should find a bunch of free stuff out there. I would just eliminate anything that’s a common migraine trigger or a trigger for you personally.
To learn more about this I would check out Robb Wolf’s book “The Paleo Solution” or Mark Sisson’s book “Primal Blueprint.” Also, Gary Taubes has some great books as well. I’m not affiliated with these people, but these are the books that have helped me.