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01-07-2007, 09:12 PM
have a question, sort of a desperate question I hope someone can give me some feedback on.
Has anyone else had chronic severe migraines that they cured by staying with 100 percent raw food diet? I've had migraines since early teens, however the last few years have been the worst with severity and duration of each attack. Last week I was out of commision for 5 days with a very severe one. This was the last straw for my husband. He has hit the end of his rope with my migraines and wants to seperate. After a day of crying and feeling like.....really no words can describe the depths of what I'm feeling.....I decided I have to cure myself, or at least give it over 110 percent complete effort and focus to cure myself, and then at least I will know either way I gave it all I had inside myself to try to.
If anyone else has found success please give me some feedback. I need some hope and something to hang onto.
01-07-2007, 09:55 PM
Oh Angeline! I have had migraines since I was a little girl. Coming home from Sunday School I would go to bed crying with such a severe one. Raising my children I spent many a night in the dark bedroom with no sounds, no light, and my poor children fetching for themselves. I've missed many days from work. My Mom's 80th birthday party I ended up in her bed, with a horrid migraine. I am 53 years old and I don't EVER remember not having a horrible migraine at least once a week in my entire life.
I have been Vegetarian for 26 years, Vegan for 2 and now Raw for 6 months. I have not had ONE migraine since going 100% raw. And that was something very foreign to me. I mean the first couple months I would expect one and nothing. Now I expect NOT to have one. And I know if I slip up and eat SAD, (or crap food as I call it, because that is how it made me feel - like crap), but I know I will get a migraine. That alone is incentive enough for me NOT to go back to eating my old ways, which were better then most people, but obviously not what my body required.
It has truly, truly changed my life. I sleep better, feel way energized, my mental clarity is very sharp, but THE MOST monumental change is NO MIGRAINES!
Going 100% raw cured me of my migraines. You figure - it makes sense, it is a healing way of eating. You are eating living foods that your body will use how it should, so naturally you will be cured of illnesses.
I also had a totally dead thyroid. I was hypOthyroid and now I am hypERthyroid. I go back to my doc in a couple weeks and hopefully I won't need any more meds. He is baffled and claims food has nothing to do with it. Hello? It has everything to do with it. I feel he is reading the meds now and if I were to go off of them he would find my thyroid is functioning just fine.
If you go 100% raw you will immediately notice a difference. I did the very next day. THAT flipped me out. I also drink every day a green smoothie. I'll take about 2 cups of filtered water, a handful of either spinach or green leafy lettuce, a couple pieces of fruit, like a banana and an orange and blend together. These I usually drink for lunch.
There aren't many guarantees in life, but eating raw - 100% cured me. I guarantee it will help you too.
Oh - I also have dropped over 35 pounds since August. I feel alive.
There is hope for you my dear. You will see. I fully expected to detox with a migraine, but nope, I've not had one!
Alissa is my Angel sent to me.
01-07-2007, 10:38 PM
Angeline, if you take chelated magnesium, 250mg tablets - chew them with water and over several days work up to 750 mg per day until your raw diet kicks in and balances your hormones when you may not need the magnesium any more. If you increase too fast you will get diarhea and need to back off to the previous amount that did not do this. This will give you some temporary help to get you through. Do go 100% raw with plenty of green leafy varied veggies as they are high in magnesium also. Before I dicovered raw this is what got mine under control. I wouldn't normally put this here but loss of a marriage mate under these conditions is an emergency although he should not use this as an excuse.
01-07-2007, 11:05 PM
We are here for you...I'm sending you good vibes right now!
You are right..you CAN cure yourself. You now have a mission. :)
Removing grains, especially corn (rice is OK) and also eggs took away my blinding migraines. Sometimes citrus can cause migraine so if you are raw keep it in mind. You need to find out what your trigger foods are and avoid them. It's different everyone. Remember the top sensitive seven foods and see if any of these may be what is causing them. Get allergy tested please...takes 10 minutes...keep drinking that water water water...
Top allergic foods:
Corn and corn by products
Oranges and Berries
I just realized you are fasting and hubby stopped smoking too? Be gentle with yourself...
01-07-2007, 11:30 PM
One of my trigger foods, oranges, doesn't bother me anymore now that I am 90% raw. I don't try the others since parmesan is dairy, red wine and caffiene are no longer wanted or needed respectively. Chocolate in the raw form doesn't seem to be triggering migraine either though I wouldn't be surprised if sad chocolate still did.
01-07-2007, 11:45 PM
It is really cool to know you can eat oranges now that you do raw, Xanadu!
01-08-2007, 02:41 AM
Thanks so much Veganforlife, Xanadu, and Apasaraw! You all gave me some good advice and hope. Some hope is what I really needed.
01-08-2007, 03:08 AM
Angeline, my wife used to take 20 aspirins a day for migarnes. We went 100% raw and they completely disappeared, and she had them for 30 years. This will work for you, believe me.
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