What kind of salt tablets aka what mg or what’s in them?
She uses an eighth of a teaspoon of regular table salt in 8 ounces of water upon waking and an hour before bed. She also says any salt tablet will do.
She has a protocol for migraines. Start by putting a bit of salt under your tongue. Let it dissolve. If you start feeling better, take 1/8 tsp in a glass of water. If you feel worse, spit it out and get something with some potassium in it (avocado, almonds or pistachio). If neither works, the best natural electrolyte balancer is a glass of milk. Also, ask yourself if you are properly hydrated and if you’ve eaten enough that day.
Don’t drink water near ingesting carbohydrates (over 12g). Make sure you have a good balance of salt and potassium in your diet. Shy away from simple carbohydrates and caffiene.
Thanks! I sometimes throw salt in my mouth during the day to make me from wanting to eat more but it’s weird when I tried a bit under my tongue it seemed to make me a little dizzier. I do have a good amount of salt eat day and also have two cups of milk twice a day with cereal (and eat greens daily which I think is potassium and some turkey). I always drink enough water and eat 6 times throughout the day (3 meals and 3 snacks) and I’m actually trying to drink less water around meals and in general as my biofeedback doctor said I seem to be drinking too much (and that much of the things I eat already has water in it like apples/soups/etc.). Every meal/snack I eat seems to have around 10-40g of carbs so I’ll try to avoid drinking water within a 1/2 hour of those (can be hard as I take my meds with meals but I’ll try to just have a small bit of water). My main carbs are brown rice and whole grain cereal so I assume those aren’t simple carbs.
They are simple carbs as are apples. Anything devoid of its source of fiber will start to get broken down by your saliva and turned immediately into glucose. It goes directly into your bloodstream instead of being digested in your gut much more slowly and with different consequences. The Stanton Migraine Protocol is about balancing electrolytes (sodium, chloride, potassium, magnesium and calcium). It’s is very low carb because glucose binds with sodium in the brain which interrupts the sodium/potassium gates in your brain. These gates are the mechanism by which your neurons fire. When they can’t fire, that’s a migraine. The problem with the protocol is that Dr. Stanton doesn’t deal with MAV so we’re kind of on our own to work out whether lots of salt helps or hurts. For me, I can reliably arrest all headaches and migraine with salt, which is huge given I had 8 migraines with aura in January. But, I’m still working on the vestibular issues. I can say those are steadily improving. The caveat is I eat 6% carbs, exercise regularly and balance electrolytes. That’s hard. I’m also off all meds.