Migraines and Headaches
When clients come to me pleading for help eliminating migraines, I grin because to me it is an easy fix and I know they are going to feel wonderful soon. I have clients wanting me to help eliminate their chronic headaches and migraines all the time. I have lots of tips and tricks up my sleeve so when I started having headaches, I was puzzled. It all started when I decided to see if I were a candidate for LASIK eye surgery (which I am not). The clinic requires you to wear your glasses for a few days which my glasses are a bit weak, but I still wore them for the required time.
Once I heard the bad news that I was not a candidate since my eyes are just too bad (I’m a -11 prescription), I put my contacts back in. That day, my 3 year old was being a typical 3 year old and I blamed my headache on his behavior. But when the headaches continued for the next 3 days, I knew something was wrong. I went to the eye doctor and yep! I was over-prescribed. I was SO ecstatic to go down a 0.5 because that meant I could wear “night and day” contacts (the kind that you can wear for a month without taking out). They don’t make “night and day” in a -11 but they do in a -10.5!!!
Anyway, my point is, there are numerous nutrition reasons for headaches and migraines but one thing that is often over-looked is our eye sight. So when nothing else is working, get your eyes checked! First off, you must drink half your body weight in ounces. Dehydration and not enough quality salt are main causes of headaches. There are a few other major causes of severe headaches and migraines, and they all can be healed by a well-formulated keto-adapted diet as well as therapeutic doses of vitamins and minerals which you may be deficient in. If you need more help in eliminating migraines and headaches click HERE for a detailed supplement plan for only $25.
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THIN MINT COOKIES
1/2 cup butter or coconut oil
1/4 cup Swerve
4 TBS unsweetened cocoa powder
1/4 tsp Celtic sea salt
1 tsp baking soda
2 tsp mint extract, divided
3 1/2 cups blanched almond flour
2 TBS grass fed butter or coconut oil
1 oz unsweetened baking chocolate
10 TBS heavy cream
1/4 cup Swerve
Preheat your oven to 325 degrees F. In a medium sized bowl, cream the butter and sweetener together. Add the egg, mint, salt, and baking soda to the bowl and blend well. Slowly add in the almond flour and the cocoa powder.
Make 1 inch balls using your hands, place on baking sheet and flatten ball to make a round cookie. Bake the cookies for about 10 minutes, or until the start to brown along the edges. Remove from oven and cool the cookies completely before removing from the cookie sheet.
CHOCOLATE DIP: Place the butter and chopped chocolate in a double boiler (or in a heat safe dish over a pot of boiling water). Stir well until just melted (don’t burn the chocolate!), add in the cream, other teaspoon of mint extract, and sweetener. Stir until smooth and thick. Use chocolate to dip the cookies (*Note: it works best to dip frozen cookies). Set on parchment paper to cool. Enjoy! Makes 32 servings.
NUTRITIONAL COMPARISON (per cookie) =
Girl Scout Thin Mint = 160 calories, 22 carbs, trace fiber
“Healified” Thin Mint = 134 calories, 3.2 carbs, 1.6 fiber
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“Hi Maria, I had to show you my before and afters. My son had his 1 yr old photo shoot in the middle of August. I went ketogenic in the middle of October. We had a new photo shoot for Christmas done three months into my new life style. I am down 35lbs, almost 4 pant sizes and I feel amazing. Better yet your information in both your books and your blog, not to mention all the wonderful recipes in your cookbooks have given me so much confidence. I am not guilt ridden every time I eat. On top if everything else, I have introduced six women to the “healthified” way. Now they are seeing success with all the info you provide too. I know I have already thanked you once. But I just have to thank you again. You are one of the best things that has happened to me in 2013. So thanks again and I love you new keto-adapted book. It’s the best be far.
Thank you for all you do for your clients and thank you for everything you have done for me!” – Shauna