Typically causing throbbing or pulsating sensations around the upper head area, migraine sufferers can experience debilitating pain symptoms that can last hours or even days.
Some medications and certain lifestyle changes can help reduce or prevent migraine symptoms.
- Pain on the sides of the head
- Throbbing, pulsing, and lightheaded sensations
- Auditory or light sensitivity
- Blurred vision
What Causes Migraines?
Commonly misdiagnosed as a sinus headache, Migraines are often set off by sensory triggers including foods, alcohol, smoke, noises, lights, stress, tension, depression, temperature, medication and more.
Reviewing your diet and eliminating foods that cause migraine triggers or generally respond poorly with your system may help alleviate symptoms.
How Food Sensitivities Impact Migraines
The Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine cites a report where 88 children with severe migraines underwent an elimination diet to alleviate symptoms. In this report, “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 symptom-free when trigger foods were avoided. Migraines returned when trigger foods were added to the diet.”
By getting tested for hidden food sensitivities, you’re ensuring that everything you eat responds positively with your system, improving nutrient absorption and overall wellness. Using a simple in-home blood test, you can find out exactly which foods are contributing to mood swings, inflammation, bloating, and other negative diet symptoms.