New-to-Me doctors are an interesting bunch: They either discount everything I say and treat me like any other typical patient (never a good idea) or they are so determined to peg me into some kind of category that they miss things. That is never good either. So it was with a leery mind that I followed my PCPs recommendation to follow up with an allergist after things took a left turn for me earlier this year. That horrible blood draw
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In my quest to keep with my regiment and also stay warm, I’ve discovered this yummy hot alternative to cold smoothies. It takes minutes to whip together, it tastes yummy and helps keep my migraines at bay. So win-win. (I also refer to this as Turmeric Milk in my upcoming posts) Makes 2 servings 2 cups Silk Coconut Milk 2 tsp. turmeric powder (or fresh grated turmeric root) 1 healthy knob fresh ginger (or 2 tsp. ground ginger) 1 tbsp.
Didn’t have a blend today as I needed something warm. So I had some soup my sister made with spinach, watercress, celery, yucca, carrots, green plantains, onions, stew beef, seasonings and hella scotch bonnet. It’s literally 🔥 in the back of my throat. 😳 I think this could still count as a migraine aid since it does have greens/veggies (albeit cooked) and capsaicin (scotch bonnet). Nose is runny (from the soup), still feeling great. Noticed that my head/neck regions where
Blend: pineapple, mango, coconut meat, coconut yogurt, fresh knob of ginger, green juice, beet juice, water. Remembered all the ingredients this round and didn’t add too much ginger this time. Might keep the coconut yogurt after all so I won’t get super hungry. The addition of the green powder in the coming weeks will be the final say. About an hour after drinking the smoothie yesterday, all the areas that generally hurt when a migraine comes on, were tingly. It
Blend: Pineapple, mango, coconut meat, coconut yogurt, 4 oz. of green juice/beet juice, healthy knob of ginger, water. I.WAS.NOT.READY. I forgot the ginger while I drank the first half of the blend, then added it to the second half and I promise you my throat and chest felt like they were in hand to hand combat with the pepperiness of the ginger – wooo! 😳 My nose is runny RIGHT.NOW. When I run out of the coconut yogurt, it will