An Elimination Diet helped rid one woman of Migraines and Back Pain

One woman lived with migraines and back pain all her life, until one friend recommended she try an Elimination Diet.

Even the most common food items may end up being the cause of your unexplained medical issues. Such was the situation for Kim Taylor, a mother of two from Austin, Texas. She experienced unbearable migraines over the course of many years, not including knee and back agony that continued to persist.


Diagnosing the Problem

An assortment of vegetables stocked for sale.

An elimination diet begins with the of dispensing elimination of certain foods and food groups.


When nothing else seemed to relieve Kim’s pain, she found through a close friend, a program called Personalize to Thrive. This program presented the concept of an elimination diet. This relatively new idea begins with the elimination of certain foods and food groups to discover which ones may affect your wellbeing. Basic foods to begin with are dairy products, eggs, nuts, nightshade vegetables, gluten, soy, and corn. Additionally, you may tailor the elimination diet anyway you like, given what you think may be causing your illness.

This is the method Kim began, and her outcomes were incredible. By day 8 of the diet, Kim says,  “I jumped out of bed around 5:45 a.m. and had more energy than I could remember having even in my twenties. I slept soundly all night and nothing in my body hurt.” Perhaps the greatest shock was discovering which food items were really causing her chronic pain and migraines. Kim admits that her sugar cravings toward the start of the elimination diet demonstrated an astonishing and obscure dependence on sugar, yet that wasn’t the main contributor to all of her pain.


Eliminating Foods and Pain

Grilled Chicken served on a plate, surrounded by Brussel sprouts.

“It didn’t matter whether the chicken was boneless, skinless, organic chicken or not, but every time I ate chicken I got a migraine…”

Surprisingly, chicken and corn were the main cause of Kim Taylor’s migraines. “It didn’t matter whether the chicken was boneless, skinless, organic chicken or not, but every time I ate chicken I got a migraine,” Kim says.”When I introduced a single corn tortilla, the very next day I gained over three pounds! I’ve tried corn in every manner since, and it now makes me physically ill if I accidentally ingest corn.”

Her discoveries are confirmation that every body is unique, and even apparently harmless foods can unexpectedly cause dietary issues. Elimination diets are a way to explore different avenues regarding your dietary intake, in addition to gaining useful knowledge about how your individual body reacts to the foods you intake. “Too many doctors are quick to prescribe medication to mask the pain,” Kim says. “The pain is there to tell us something is wrong with our bodies.”


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