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5 Foods to Help Kick Migraines to the Curb

Foods to Help Migraines

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When it comes to preventing migraines, there are many different things you can do. Diet is the number one place to begin, and the simplest for you to try. First, take some time to keep a food log. This should be for about one month if you do find that you suffer migraine headaches often. Be honest and write down everything you eat or drink. You may see a pattern right away, or it may take some time. A diet full of highly-processed foods can definitely be a problem when it comes to any type of headaches. Find ways to add in more nutritiously dense foods.

Another cause of some migraines can be food sensitivities. If your daily diet consists of too much corn, dairy, eggs, gluten or soy, this may be something you want to consider speaking to your doctor about. These foods are the most common allergens and can cause inflammation in the body, leading to symptoms such as headaches. Listening to your body is key in helping you heal. If you suspect a specific food might be causing you problems, stop eating it for two weeks. Then add it back in and notice any changes. This can be very easy and effective.

When it comes to preventing migraines, researchers have found certain nutrients that are believed to relieve symptoms, or even used proactively, to prevent headaches from occurring. Some of these are magnesium, healthy omega-3 fats and probiotics like acidophilus.

Here are some great ways to introduce these powerhouses into your daily diet:

By identifying your personal migraines triggers, you will better be able to figure out which nutrients you need. Take some time each day to take charge of your health, begin your food log and listen to your body.

By: Gina Weiboldt

Gina Wieboldt is Certified Holistic Health Coach acreditted from Institute of Integrative Nutrition. She’s also a mom and blogger. Read more about her at http://goodlifehealthcoaching.com/

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