Non Fiction Review: The Migraine Diet

The Migraine Diet by Denise Potter
The Migraine Diet: A Ketogenic Meal Plan for Headache Relief
by Denise Potter

5 out of 5 stars

This cookbook begins with a section about how food can heal the body, and what causes migraines. It explains how a ketogenic diet might help migraines by cutting out carbs. Other therapies and medications are also mentioned to possibly be used alongside the ketogenic diet as a way to treat and prevent migraines. The reader is encouraged to keep a migraine diary and keep a record of their migraines as a way to determine the type, length, and stressors that impact their migraines.

The second section gives general instructions about what ingredients to buy for the most common recipes, what foods to avoid, and what vitamins to take. Gentle exercise and meditation are also recommended as a way to reduce the stress and emotional upset which can lead to migraines.

There is a weekly meal plan and a shopping list for 4 weeks, as well as a weekly page to keep a migraine diary.

There is room for adjustment as the reader begins to find relief from their migraines and/or finds recipes they really enjoy. Each recipes has a Ketogenic ratio so that you can easily track the calories to protein ratio, and keep a healthy balance.

The recipes are divided by Breakfast, Salads and Soups, Snacks and Sides, Stews and Chilis, Meatless Mains, Seafood Mains, Meaty Mains, and Desserts. I really appreciate that the ingredients are common things that can be found at any local grocery store. The recipes are fresh twists on classics like burgers and tacos.

The book also includes “Tips for Dining Out” and how to navigate restaurant menus and make good choices. I wish that there were more photographs in this cookbook, but the photos that they have are really colorful and make my mouth water! Each dish looks so delicious!

The Stuffed Zuchinni recipe, in particular, and the Crab Cakes look amazing! There is also a recipe for Turkey Thyme Burgers that looks wonderful.

I can’t wait to try some of these recipes! I don’t get migraines very often, (usually two each month) but I would love to never have them at all.

Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for a free and honest review. All the opinions stated here are my own true thoughts, and are not influenced by anyone.

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