I have been suffering from migraine for almost 20 years. Not long ago, I captured an article about migraine. Just forget from which web site so I could not post the link. The article is posted in this blog for the benefits of other readers.


Scientists know that people who get migraines have blood vessels that overreact to various foods that lead to the contracting of the arteries that supply blood to the brain. The result is a pulsing, often unbearable pain that is sometimes accompanied by nausea, vomiting, and extreme sensitivity to light and sound.

The trigger could be a glass of wine, a bite of cheese, even that delicious raisin bread from your local bakery. The chemicals they contain set off a reaction in the supersensitive central nervous system that's behind these immobilizing headaches. And since there are no treatments that can desensitize you, your best bet to escaping a migraine is to avoid what triggers it.

Some scientists believe that migraine-triggering foods contain chemicals that tighten arteries, while others believe they set off an allergic reaction. Whatever the mechanism behind it, a food-triggered migraine usually occurs shortly after you eat. To avoid the pain, you need to know-and skip-the foods that initiate it. To find your worst offenders, keep a diary that lists when your headaches occur, how severe they are, additional symptoms, what you've eaten, sleep patterns, and any other relevant factors, including food cravings. Studies show that if you're just dying for a hot dog, a banana, yogurt, or sweets, it could be a signal that a headache is less than 72 hours away.

As well, Fasting or skipping a meal can cause a dip in blood sugar and bring on a headache. To keep your blood sugar constant and minimize the effects of a missed meal, try eating frequent mini-meals and snacks throughout the day.

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