If you have struggled with headache or migraine, you might want to learn more about the Migraine Relief Diet. Using an approach that limits dependence on pain medication (which makes headaches worse from rebound migraine), you also benefit your overall health from the advantages a whole foods, mostly plant based diet can provide.
Factors that Contribute to Migraine
Numerous factors can contribute to the onset of migraines and headaches. Fasting or dehydration as well as stress, hormonal changes, physical exertion, abrupt lifestyle changes, medications, environmental factors, and dietary food habits may play a role. Participation in relaxation activities (stress management) and adequate rest can be helpful in reducing occurrence and/or severity of migraines and headaches. Keeping a food journal or a migraine diary will help to determine if certain food(s) are a trigger.
The “Dirty Dozen”
Foods that cause migraines or headaches are dairy, meat, eggs, chocolate, wheat, corn, citrus fruits, apples, onions, tomatoes, nuts, and bananas.
One great resource is from the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine, who advocate a plant based approach to migraine relief. Check it out here.
Would you like a FREE listing of the foods to avoid and embrace if you are eating for migraine/headache relief? Request it HERE.
Need some help with headache relief? Contact Lisa Schmidt, THE Mindful Nutritionist, for a complimentary consultation. Helping people with issues related to food, mood, and mindfulness, Lisa is a Scottsdale, Arizona based dietitian nutritionist and counselor specializing in lifestyle change. She embraces whole foods plant based eating, yoga and meditation, and other stress management approaches to help with food and ease. Lisa meets with clients in her Scottsdale office, and around the world through a telemedicine portal. Contact Lisa today for your free consultation.