The Food and Migraine Connection
Separating the Good the Bad and the Ugly
Migraine pain is often describes as an intense and debilitating pain in one area of the head and is usually accompanied by nausea, vomiting, and sensitivity to light and sound.
Migraine symptoms will vary in intensity and from person to person. Some individuals may even experience auras, such as flashes of light, blind spots, or even a temporary loss of vision.
Although there is no solid end-all cure for migraines, it can be controlled and managed by the foods you eat or the Good, the Bad and the Ugly Foods (no relation to the movie of the same name starring the famous Clint Eastwood).
The Migraine Elimination Diet
In 1983, researchers at the Hospital for Sick Children in London reported their results for 88 children with severe, frequent migraines who began an elimination diet. Of this group, 78 recovered completely, and 4 improved greatly.
In addition, some children who also had seizures found that their seizures stopped. The researchers then reintroduced various foods and found that they sparked migraine recurrences in all but eight.
In subsequent tests using disguised foods, the vast majority of children again became migraine symptom-free when trigger foodswere avoided. Migraines returned when trigger foods were added to the diet.1
In adults, anywhere between 20 and 50 percent have a reduction or elimination of their headaches when common trigger foods are avoided.
The Foods and Migraine connection will be a starting point for the Migraine Elimination Diet.
The Good foods are those that DO NOT cause migraine pain and have virtually never contributed to migraines or any other pains.
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