I created this 45-page e-book to help explain to you and others how I healed myself of chronic migraine headaches.
The SimplyWell Protocol is a set of six food-based lifestyle changes that help you to heal your migraines by rehabilitating your gut, your brain, your lymphatic system, and your cellular respiration.
The SimplyWell Migraine Relief Protocol effectively reduces and eventually eliminates migraines, headaches, and brain fog. The Protocol is designed to balance the gut flora, reduce inflammation, improve electrolyte balance, support lymphatic health, and cleanse the gallbladder, liver, and kidneys.
A history of surgery, antibiotic and NSAID use, and pharmaceutical medications can all lead to histamine overload, aka, histamine intolerance. This can manifest as a variety of symptoms, from bloating, indigestion, brain fog, chronic migraines, and constant low grade headaches. The Protocol addresses these problems and helps your body to heal itself.
Many approaches to histamine intolerance focus on elimination of histamine triggering foods, which can lead to a very severely limited diet and a constant fear of food. What makes the SimplyWell Migraine Relief Protocol different is that it actually works to balance the body to reach a point where all foods can be eaten and reintegrated after the initial stabilization period. This will be a great relief for people who have been eating very healthy and avoiding all of the trigger foods, but who, despite this, remain sick.
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SimplyWell Protocol FAQ
When was the Simplywell Protocol developed?
The SimplyWell Protocol was discovered in January 2016 by Marya Gendron and has been refined since that time. It is an entirely plant-based approach to migraine.
The SimplyWell Protocol relies initially on elimination of tyramine and histamine rich foods. How long does a person have to eliminate these foods from the diet with this protocol?
Luckily, the elimination phase of these foods is only temporary. A gradual reintroduction of histamine and tyramine rich foods is possible, and usually within 3-5 months people can eat all fermented and histamine rich foods again without migraine being triggered. Everyone is different but generally, the histamine “bucket” just doesn’t get as full once the gut flora imbalances (ie, excessive histamine-producing gut flora) are addressed.
Which kinds of migraines is this protocol effective at addressing?
Currently the protocol has been successful at relieving chronic migraines, hemiplagic migraines, so-called “hormonal migraine” or “menstrual migraine” and migraine with aura – as well as chronic headaches and brainfog. We’re excited to have people with other types of migraines try the protocol out to see if it helps them.
How long does it take to see improvement on the SimplyWell Protocol?
This varies from person to person depending on how many meds they are taking and how they eat when they start the Protocol. People who are eating a whole foods diet and are on very few (3-5 doses of meds per month) to no meds respond quickly, with improvement in symptoms usually seen within 1-2 weeks, and stabilization starting around 3-4 weeks into the Protocol.
Migraineurs who have a very long history of chronic migraines along with heavy use of medications need a lot more time to heal, and can expect to start to see results in 4-6 months, especially if they are doing the Protocol in combination with Hair Tissue Mineral Analysis.
Can the protocol address symptoms other than migraine?
Yes, the protocol is effective at addressing many different Histamine Intolerance symptoms and symptoms of inflammation and indigestion in general. Anyone who has compromised kidney function, low energy, insulin sensitivity, leaky gut, electrolyte imbalances or imbalanced gut flora caused by antibiotics and other meds may benefit from the protocol.
Is the SimplyWell Protocol contraindicated in any conditions?
Yes, the protocol could possibly temporarily exacerbate symptoms of SIBO (Small Intestine Bacterial Overgrowth).
The radish portion of the Protocol is contraindicated for those with duodenal ulcers, but consumption of radishes is an optional step of the Protocol. Some people who have compromised sulfation pathways cannot tolerate the taste of radish or get itchy when consuming them. This is useful information especially for those doing private coaching as it allows us to then help support sulfation pathways so that sulfur sensitivities are healed.
I have special dietary considerations and can’t consume carbs/nightshades/fruit, etc. Are there ways to adapt the Protocol for individual needs?
Yes. This topic is covered in the e-book. However, the Protocol involves consumption of prebiotics, therefore people who are intolerant to prebiotics will not be able to follow the Protocol.
Can the Protocol be used for kids?
Currently the Protocol has not been used with kids. It is recommended that one-on-one coaching is done with Marya to help alleviate migraine in kids so that the Protocol can be personalized and adapted to the child’s size and special needs.
The SimplyWell Protocol is available in our shop along with other e-books and products related to nutritional healing of migraine.