Smart Swaps for Your New Years Eve Toast | Raising a Glass Without Raising Migraine Risk

As we find ourselves nearing the magical night of New Year's Eve, the excitement of celebrations is in the air. However, amidst the excitement, we must  talk about an often overlooked trigger for our migraines - alcohol. That sparkling champagne looks so enticing during a celebratory toast to ring in the new year, but have you considered its impact on your migraine threshold?

The Migraine Dilemma

While you might not feel the impact of alcohol right after having a glass or two, each sip slowly fills up your “migraine threshold bucket.” This pushes you closer to that tipping point when an unexpected migraine attack disrupts your celebration.

But don't worry, I've got you covered!

Migraine-Friendly Alternatives

Luckily, there are several tasty alternatives that allow you to participate in the celebrations, without the risk of alcohol pushing your threshold closer to the edge.

Instead of reaching for the traditional champagne flute, consider these festive and migraine-friendly swaps:

  • Flavored Seltzer: Delight your taste buds with the effervescence of flavored seltzer, offering a refreshing and festive touch without the migraine risk. This is a great way to get that “bubbly” feel, without the negative side effects.
  • Kombucha: Enjoy the tangy goodness of kombucha, a probiotic-rich beverage that not only adds flair to your celebration, but also supports your gut health. That’s a win-win!
  • Herbal Teas: Opt for soothing herbal teas, available in a ton of flavors, to create a warm and comforting atmosphere without the threat of triggering migraines.Ginger Infused Water: Enjoy the spicy warmth of ginger infused hot water, providing a delightful and migraine-friendly alternative to traditional alcoholic beverages.
  • Infused Water: Elevate your hydration game with a glass of water infused with your favorite fresh fruit or cucumber slices, adding an extra splash of flavor without compromising your migraine threshold.

With these simple swaps, your gut, liver, and head will all be cheering for joy, allowing you to make the most of your New Year's Eve without that nagging threat of a migraine holding you back.

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Wishing you a migraine-free and memorable night!

Cheers to a bright 2024!

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Debbie Waidl is the Owner of In The Balance Health Coaching LLC, and Founder of The Freedom From Migraines Method™   & The Migraine Freedom Protocol™ 
She supports busy moms living with Migraines. 

Debbie will uncover what is holding them back from migraine freedom so they can live their life pain and symptom free, work productively, spend the time they want with family and friends, and stop missing out on the things they enjoy.

A message from Debbie:
"I was once right where you are now.  100% believing there was NO WAY to end migraines and my only option was to learn how to live with them or find that magic pill that maybe would work for a while.  If anyone told me back then that I could end my pain once and for all, I would have called BS and popped another pill!

Skeptical times 10  was my middle name for sure because when you try it all and everyone tells you they can help you and they don’t.   You stop believing…  you lose HOPE!

I now realize I was approaching my migraines all backward.

I was trying to cover up symptoms versus trying to end my pain."

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