Oh, the pounding! If only you could just go to sleep right now or get a massage. It's been a busy, stressful day. Normally you cope just fine, but the buildup of stress and burning the candle at both ends has finally brought you to this point. Head aching, pounding temples, tight neck muscles, irritability and fatigue. You just can't push through any more, you have to either take a pain killer, stop and sleep or find some other relief.
I used to get headaches all the time, nearly every week (until I left my stressful, dehydrating work environment and learnt some self care!). As I had an aversion to over the counter pharmacy pain killers, due to the destruction they do to your gut lining, I became really good at using home remedies and supplements to relieve acute, stress induced headaches. These remedies, if done early enough, may intervene with the onset of migraine too, but you have to get in early!
Aren't pancakes just the best? They are one of my favourite comfort foods. Did you also know they make a nutritious, quick, brain power breakfast for the whole family? The great thing about pancakes is that they can hide away the most fantastic, brain nourishing nutrients, in a beautiful pillow of syrupy comfort.
This breakfast was designed for my son to have on school days. Aside from the extra protein from the eggs and almond meal, this recipe has added MCT oil. This helps fuel the brain with ketones for the morning without the energy slump mid morning that you normally get from a high carbohydrate breakfast. The protein in the eggs, almond meal and hydrolyzed collagen powder (oh yes, it's tasteless, the kids will never know!) helps set up an optimal neurotransmitter balance to enable focus and concentration across the morning. This is when children are often doing their most intensive academic work like maths and literacy. It's such an important time of the d...