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COPING WITH MIGRAINES


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What foods can support you to manage your migraine symptoms?

Learn what to eat and how to cook to help manage your migraine symptoms.

Get top tips from a Registered Nutritional Therapist and book a free personalised consultation.

Take away a good understanding of how nutrition and lifestyle changes may work for you.

What defines a migraine? Migraine is a neurological condition that can cause multiple symptoms. It’s frequently characterised by intense, debilitating headaches. Symptoms may include nausea, vomiting, difficulty speaking, numbness or tingling, and sensitivity to light and sound. Migraines can last for hours or days, they often run in families and affect all ages. Paying attention to your diet may be an important defence against migraines. Working to limit foods that may trigger your migraines and eating a healthy, nutritious diet may help you manage your migraine symptoms. Unprocessed foods with no additives or preservatives are a good place to start. Foods such as brightly coloured fruit (particularly non-citrus kinds such as blueberries and melon), vegetables, brown rice, fish and poultry can be rich in your diet and use natural sweeteners such as maple syrup and vanilla extract when needed . However some foods that may trigger migraines could be red wine, caffeine, some dairy products including aged cheeses, chocolate, yeast extract and some food preservatives. Vitamin B-2, or riboflavin, may help decrease the frequency of your migraines. Vitamin B-2 can be found in animal products such as salmon and red meat. It’s also present in grains and mushrooms. Both nutrition and lifestyle may be important as you work to manage your migraine symptoms, and you may therefore find it helpful to seek personalised advice from a Nutritionist Therapist. Keeping a food diary to track what you eat and drink, as well as how you feel afterward can also help identify specific foods or ingredients that may be triggering or contributing to your migraines.

Our evening cookery class is an introduction to nutritional cooking which may help manage migraine symptoms. The ingredients are incorporated into exciting and tasty recipes in a simplistic way, and you will take away an understanding of foods in your diet that may trigger or contribute to your migraine symptoms.

You will learn to cook a wide range of simple, healthy dishes using fresh and easily available ingredients. You will discover the health benefits of selected herbs and spices with an explanation of the importance of certain nutrient groups which will support your body and wellbeing.

KitchenJoy Cookery School have joined forces with Rachel Alderson, a Registered Nutritional Therapist, who will be holding an in depth nutrition and lifestyle discussion with the class on managing the symptoms of migraine. You will also qualify for a free call with Rachel to find out how personalised nutritional therapy may support you.

Sample recipes will include:

  • Oat milk, blueberries, maca powder and spinach leaves smoothie

  • Roasted orange and red stuffed peppers

  • Salmon with pumpkin seed & turmeric crust, brown rice, and broccoli with lemon + olive oil

  • Sweet potato & coconut pudding

Our hands-on cookery classes at Kitchen Joy’s Kitchen in Chiswick include the ingredients, food preparation and cooking equipment, and drinks. You will prepare and cook dishes around the Kitchen Joy island and can enjoy eating your dishes together with the group on the long dining table. There will also be some left over foods for you to take home to share with your loved ones.

Courses      max 8 persons
Dates        Tuesday 11th June 2019; Tuesday 8th October 2019
Duration     Evening
Timings      7:00 pm. to 9:30 p.m. 
Cost            £60.00

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