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success story: melissa overcomes her migraines

By February 7, 2012April 3rd, 2021Kind Cures

February 7th, 2012 | By Alicia Silverstone

Kind lifer Melissa just shared her story about how her kind commitment cleared her head- check out her story:

I wanted to say thanks for writing a very user friendly introduction to a plant-based diet. I’ve been veg off and on since college (I’m 39 now) and have to say that I do best on a mostly plant-based diet. I am so grateful for picking up your book because there are so many dog-eared pages. Namely, the Lentil Stew and Peanut Butter Cups!!! My coworkers laugh at me for bringing in Lentil Stew nearly every day, it’s that good.

Last Summer (2011), I experienced flare-ups with migraine headaches (suffered in childhood and waned in 20s and mostly 30s). From scares of MS to who-knows-what, I decided to really evaluate my diet once again. I’ve never really been much of a meat eater save for a good NC BBQ (I live in Boston and that’s hard to come by) but I’ve always loved cheese. After some data trending, I discovered that cheese is a migraine trigger for me. So I’ve cut that out and I am doing so much better!

Like I mentioned, cheese was a huge stumbling block for me in considering a 100% plant-based diet. But now that I know that it is a problem for me, I am more ready to transition fully: IT’S NOT THAT BAD. ­čÖé

A life without cheese is still very much worth living. Besides, peanut butter is so much better!!

Anyway, just thought I would let you know that you’re efforts are not unheard and I really love all the recipes I’ve tried in your book. They’re truly amazing and delicious. My book is nearly destroyed!

Best to you and your family in 2012.


So glad that living kind helped kick your migraines, Melissa! Thanks for sharing your success story with us.

If any of you kind lifers have a success story you’d like to share, private message me or post a note to your profile and “like” it. I may feature you on the homepage of The Kind Life.

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