Thursday, August 29, 2013

Reader Share: Migraines, Gluten-Free and Detoxing

M.P. from Massachusetts recently bought my bread book in the hopes that she could go gluten-free and make nourishing gluten-free sourdough bread. She decided to try going gluten-free to see if it would help her chronic monthly migraines. I mentioned Kombucha Tea which has helped some people detox their bodies and strengthen their immune systems. Here is what she had to say:

M.P.
    Kombucha sure does keep you regular! I began sipping the Kombucha tea in small amounts about 1 week ago. I had 2 days of major migraines in the beginning of that week. They were severe which is unusual. But since then, 5 days of bliss! Could the kombucha be purging toxins? Could this be a solution?? If so I am unbelievably grateful. I am hoping.

Sharon:     When we stop eating something that does not agree with us (like gluten), we release toxins that we built up from eating that food. When we add kombucha tea to our diets, we stimulate our bodies even more to release toxins. Between going gluten-free and adding kombucha to one’s diet, a whole lot of toxins could be released, maybe more than the body can handle. This can result in various symptoms that may seem like we are getting worse rather than better. When boosting the detoxification of our bodies, it is most important to drink lots of water and to get all the rest we need in order to facilitate clearing the body.

M.P.
    Switching to gluten free is no problem at all! We had a chicken dish with rice noodles last night and my husband was moaning it was so good!!! Today is Day 2 of my bread starter and it has mushroomed nicely. I will add buckwheat tonight for pancakes in the morning - can't wait!!! I plan to have them available for a nice toasted snack. 

    I need to make sure I don't get too hungry as that was when I'd grab the cheese and crackers or a wheat snack. I have other options now like rice buckwheat pancakes.

    Here's a photo of my first rice buckwheat pancakes!!

   Sharon, Thanks for all your help,

M.P.

Sharon:
 You are so welcome, M.P. Here's hoping you become completely migraine free soon!


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