Migraine Prevention

Did you know that migraines are the third-most prevalent disease in the world, with more than 37 million people in the United States negatively impacted! There has been research showing the association between gastrointestinal disorders and migraines, the exact role of gut-brain crosstalk—the transfer of signals between the gut and the brain is pointing to gut-brain crosstalk and how a disruption in the gut microbiota can trigger a migraine. What does that mean? Take a quality probiotic to make sure your gut microbiota  is balanced and loaded with beneficial bacteria.  Which probiotic is quality can be found in this post.  I always recommend a high quality probiotic that is not sourced with milk, soy, maltodextrin. Click here to get your quality probiotics, once you register an account then search for these quality probiotics, for 5 billion good bacteria the Product Code is PRO-6  for 50 billion good bacteria the Product Code is: THY25  and for 150 billion good bacteria the Product Code is KTF6.

Let’s continue with some migraine prevention tips.

Migraines are down right painful and there are many factors that can cause or trigger the migraine as well as certain foods to avoid. The intensity of a migraine is greater than a regular headache, and it’s usually accompanied by other debilitating symptoms such s weakness, nausea and light sensitivity. Migraines are usually due to temporary changes in the nerve conduction within the brain that causes inflammatory changes in the nerve cells that create pain.

Some triggers of a migraine are:fluctuations in estrogen,
food with MSG,
alcohol consumption,
stress,
climate changes,
sleep habit changes,
imbalance in GI tract,
certain medications.

What can you do?

First thing is to write a daily food journal to determine if certain foods you are consuming are triggering the migraine. The goal is to consume preventive foods and remove the trigger ones. While food journaling, you should also track your sleep, stress, weather changes and your migraines. Remember to take a quality probiotic on a daily basis. Always away from medications and antibiotics if you are on one. Always check with your medical practitioner before starting any new regime.

The following foods & beverage help prevent migraines:

orange, yellow, and green vegetables, such as summer squash, sweet potatoes, carrots, and spinach
spring water
brown rice
non-citrus kinds such as cherries and cranberries
vanilla extract

Foods to avoid are:

eggs
tomatoes
onions
dairy products
wheat, including pasta and bread products,etc.
citrus fruits
nitrites found in foods
alcohol, especially red wine
caffeine
food additives, such as MSG
aspartame
chocolate
aged cheeses
nuts
foods high in tyramine like bananas and avocados.

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