A Migraine Sufferer's Cookbook

Feeling Better With Additive Free Food




Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 4/2/2003

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 8.5x11
Page Count : 228
ISBN : 9781553952909

About the Book

From milk to bread to snack foods, many common foods contain additives that trigger migraine reactions in some people. Certain natural foods such as citrus, nuts and beans are problems for some people as well. By eliminating known triggers, it is possible to reduce the frequency of migraines.

A Migraine Sufferer's Cookbook: Feeling Better With Additive Free Food offers 250 recipes free of chemical and natural migraine triggers, and helps get people on the right track to eating for a pain-free life. Your whole family will enjoy meals from basic comfort food such as meatloaf, fried chicken and mashed potatoes to more exotic food like Marinated Honey Pepper Crusted Salmon, Apricot Glazed Pork Chops and Fruited Rice. Using fresh fruits, vegetables, herbs and spices to create healthy salads, vegetable dishes, protein snack bars and stir frys will make a difference in how you feel. Cooking from scratch is not as complicated as you may think. It is surprisingly easy to make your own tortillas, crackers, granola, bread, stock, soups, sauces and dressings. It not only tastes so much better, but you know what you're eating.

    The book also offers:
  • a detailed list of additive free products
  • information on reading labels
  • daily food logs to help you keep track of everything you eat, which in time will reveal a pattern of what may trigger your migraines
  • menu planners to help you plan your weekly menus and make shopping easier
  • kitchen tips and cooking techniques
  • tips on selecting fresh fruits and vegetables
  • tips on spices and herbs and their uses

About the Author

Millions of people suffer with migraines and most doctors do nothing more than prescribe drugs that often cause harsh side effects and don't always work. Diane Meredith Bentley was one of those people. After suffering most of her life with this debilitating disorder, she wanted to find an alternative. Food was her answer. Additives and even certain natural foods are known triggers for many migraine sufferers. Reading labels and developing recipes using natural products, fresh vegetables, fruits, herbs and spices, became her obsession. She was alarmed by the astounding amount of additives used in foods, and put together an extensive list of products that are additive free. This cookbook was created with hours of research and trial and error in the kitchen to help others improve the quality of their lives by eliminating the food triggers that can cause migraines.

Diane lives in Buckeye, Arizona with her husband Roger. She has two married adult children, a grandson, and twin granddaughters. Her cooking has always been the highlight of family occasions and her happiest times are when friends and family are sitting around the table enjoying her creative, healthy home-cooked meals.