A diet for migraines.
When a person goes on a diet to lose weight, he/she will eliminate certain foods to lose weight. A migraine diet is somewhat similar but the purpose for it is to eliminate certain foods, because in this case, instead of putting on weight, these foods can trigger a migraine attack.
Why will a migraine diet help headaches?
A migraine diet may be the answer for the migraine relief that is needed. Let's address some of the diet migraine strategies that may give relief.
When we normally think of the word diet, we think of someone that wants to lose weight. Going on a diet can actually be a migraine/headache trigger for some sufferers. I've read that this is one of young kids biggest reasons for headaches/migraines. Going on diets (missing meals, and so forth can trigger headaches. This isn't the migraine diet that we're addressing.
What we're going to talk about is a headache/migraine diet that is going to help migraines. One that is friendly, not one that will trigger migraines.
Everything put in the stomach travels through out the body. If not why does alcohol make one drunk? Why does some medicines make one dizzy?
Another example, say migraine preventives are taken , and when having a bad migraine, a migraine abortive is taken. Where do you put the pills? So you need to put the right migraine diet food (foods that don't trigger migraines) in the stomach, and the wrong ones if you're allergic to them will trigger a migraine.
That would be like saying what would be the best migraine preventive. One should eat only foods that are not noted to cause migraines. That's the best migraine diet. That's not to say that all of these foods will trigger a migraine.
Migraine sufferers may have a migraine attack from one certain food. The easiest way to check on a diet for migraines is to look at this migraine food triggers page. Print off this diary, and fill it in with the foods that was eaten before the migraine attack, even a day before the attack. Print off the migraine food triggers list of foods not to be eat, also called the migraine diet. (These two pages will open up another page when clicked on, and when clicked off will come back to this page) If any of the foods that were eaten on the diary page, that are on the food triggers page, then eliminate that food from the diet.
The reason it's called a diet for migraines. Also, books have been written about foods that can be eaten, so there's no second guessing.
At different pages in here we tell of a friend who was allergic to aged cheese. And it took her some time to make a connection as to what was giving her migraines. Another one started having headaches after she went on a diet to lose weight. What she said was her headache trigger, was the aspartame in diet drinks.
We had a testimonial of a woman who enjoyed a glass of red wine after dinner, and developed migraines. Upon her doctors advice, she found out the wine was her migraine trigger. So a diet for migraines could shortly help headaches if foods were the headache trigger.
This page also covers more than foods for a migraine diet.
You may be coming in contact with something that has never entered the mind that isn't migraine friendly. One can also have an intolerance to gluten. That can trigger migraines.
Although a small percentage of migraine sufferers have gluten intolerance (about four percent), you may be one of that four percent. That's still four thousand out of one hundred thousand.
With twenty eight million or so in the United States that suffer with migraines, you can see how much that figure can amount to. This page is information on gluten and may be of interest to read.
It takes dedication, and commitment on a migraine sufferers part to adapt to a migraine diet lifestyle. Many of our favorite foods may be the ones that trigger migraines.
Here's what you could experience from a gluten free diet for migraines if that route is taken.
Try to eat healthy because some gluten free products aren't healthy. Pay close attention if you try this for your migraines. Work with your doctor on this one if you decide on a diet for migraines. Get the blood tests, and after the tests, go on a gluten free diet, and see how you feel. You'll know if you have this disorder, but some may suffer with migraines, and never make that connection.
It won't do any good to partially eliminate gluten since small amounts will keep the intestines from healing. Going on a gluten free diet for some migraine sufferers should see an improvement on their headaches if this is the trigger.
A gluten free diet consists of
Throw in rice, and potatoes for starches. Then after awhile, start shopping for gluten free sauces, gravies and other things you need to replace the gluten containing foods you are missing.
The ketogenic diet for migraines has worked wonders in the treatment for epilepsy in children. The ketogenic diet is a high fat, adequate protein, low carbohydrate diet.
This migraine diet has to be monitored carefully also. The ketogenic diet has also been proposed as a treatment for a number of neurological conditions other than epilepsy.
The diet forces the body to burn fats rather than carbohydrates. Normally, the carbohydrates contained in food are converted into glucose, which is then transported around the body, and is particularly important in fueling brain function. However, if there is very little carbohydrate in the diet, the liver converts fat into fatty acids and ketone bodies.
The ketone bodies pass into the brain, and replace glucose as an energy source.( This is why epilepsy is controlled)
The classic ketogenic diet contains a four to one ratio by weight of fat to combined protein and carbohydrate.
This is achieved by excluding high carbohydrate foods such as starchy fruits and vegetables, bread, pasta, grains and sugar, while increasing the consumption of foods high in fat, such as cream and butter.
Of course we're not saying to go out and try these diets. The diet for migraine will be your choice. Migraine free foods would be the easiest one to try by far. Whichever one of these diet for migraines is decided (after you have a doctor check you) on for the migraine treatment, won't keep you from enjoying foods. Shifting some foods, and beverages around for awhile will give the satisfaction of knowing if the migraine diet is helping the attacks.
Thanks for reading, we hope this gave the info you wanted.
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