Migraines and food sensitivities? Yes, there is a connection!
If you have ever suffered from a migraine, you know how painful and debilitating this can be. Coming from the perspective that every symptom you have is your body telling you there is some type of interference, I would like to discuss food sensitivities as a possible underlying cause.
According to a Lancet research paper, 60 migraine sufferers completed an elimination diet. 52 (or 87%) of these patients had a history of using oral contraceptives (average 3 years), tobacco (average of 22 years), and ergotamine (average of 7 years). “The commonest foods causing reactions were: wheat (78%), orange (65%), eggs (45%), tea and coffee (40% each), chocolate and milk (37% each), beef (35%), corn (33%), cane sugar (33%), and yeast (33%).”
According to this Lancet article, when an average of ten common foods were eliminated from migraine sufferers diet, 85% of patients became headache free! Also, 25% of patients with hypertension became normotensive!
This is a profound study and shows the power of what you put into your body has an effect, good and bad. If you suffer from headaches or migraines, I would encourage you to take steps to eliminate these foods from your diet and see the effect this may have on your health. You have nothing to lose, and much to gain!
Yours for better health,
Georgia Nab, DC MS CNS
The Lancet: volume 313, Issue 8123, pages 966-969