I had migraine for 10 years. Two children, husband and full time job. I had headache twice a week it was horrible. I couldn’t live without medication.Tried all natural things, herbs, acupuncture massages, diet. Doctors not helping in this case only can give you medication so you can use it all your life.
6 moths ago my coworker gave me book GREEN FOR LIFE (Victoria Boutenko). This book changed my life. I drink green smoothies every morning and don’t have headaches anymore. I am free of pain and can enjoy my life again.
I saw this comment on Today I Am Mad and Sad as I was getting ready for bed last night and had to look up the book immediately. Green for Life has 301 reviews on Amazon, most of which are glowing. The book itself sounds pseudoscientific at best, with a lot of unsubstantiated claims and testimonials as proof of over-the-top claims. However, the basic idea is that consuming more leafy greens, in the form of a “green smoothie,” can improve one’s health. Green smoothies are basically smoothies that combine leafy greens with fruit or are made entirely with vegetables, kind of like gazpacho. I’m a pretty skeptical consumer, but it is easy to get behind the idea of using quick, easy-to-make recipes to add more vegetables to my diet.
I was quickly convinced. I stayed up far too late, scouting for recipes on my phone and plotting my trip to the farmers’ market. So far, I’ve made one smoothie, a combination of spinach, frozen strawberries, ginger, and water, and it wasn’t bad. The feeling of virtuosity that accompanied consuming two cups of spinach made up for the unusual flavor.
Angels did not come down and whisk my migraine away, but I’m willing to try this out for a few weeks. I put the book on hold at the library — it doesn’t sound useful enough to actually buy — and have been searching the internet for recipes that don’t have a zillion hard-to-find ingredients. If you’re seduced by this potential “miracle cure” (said totally tongue-in-cheek), check Green Smoothie Community (some simple ones are here), Vitamix, and Got Greens? for recipes.
What “miracle cures” have you been seduced by?