My Mama Says...

I had a little FB messenger exchange with my Mom this morning and it made me laugh. How amazing is she? She has been eating a Banting (Paleo) diet for the past 3+ years and used to suffer from pretty debilitating migraines. She now had the following to say:

"I have never felt so well, strong, slim and happy. No headaches, in fact if I get a headache (usually from eating out and being affected by something in the sauce), I squeeze a whole fresh lemon into a cup, add 1 tsp (more if the pain is bad) of Himalayan Salt, hot water and drink it. After an hour or so, I am back to normal. Wish I'd known this long ago.

Also, when I wake up, I immediately do some bed yoga stretches, especially for my back. Then a few sun salutations and breathing. Takes about 5-10 minutes. Next, I wash my face with cold water, dry it and put a bit of coconut oil on my hands, rub hard and spread it on my arms and face - it is amazing - I really recommend it if you aren't doing it already. "

She also has a Banting Facebook page with over 6000 likes! You can join it here:

https://www.facebook.com/colleenpsimmonds/?hc_ref=SEARCH&fref=nf

Personally I am not for or against Banting/ Paleo diets. If it works for you then that is fantastic. I know I need some carbohydrates because without a little rice and some bread I feel out of balance. I tried to eat a Paleo diet for 7 days last week and by day 3 I felt ill and exhausted. Every single one of us has different nutritional needs and even those will change from month to month and year to year. The process of discovering your best health and most balanced way of eating can be a truly fun, gentle and enlightening experience.

I'd love to hear from you about your experiences with Paleo/ Banting or any other diet experimentation that worked for you. Feel free to send me an email at nix@nixstephens.com.

Have a gorgeous day!
Love, Nix.