Food is fuel. Some food ingredients like nitrates, alcohol, and tyramine may trigger migraine attacks in some people. Our bodies process and respond to each food differently.
The Migraine Relief Plan was based on studies that have shown that food elimination diets can be successful in identifying food triggers. The Plan makes transitioning easier by providing a tracking guide and delicious, migraine-friendly meal plans. Food is just one facet, but improving your overall nutrition can be the starting point to fewer headaches.
Common Migraine Food Triggers
- Aged or Canned Cheese & Meats
- Alcohol & Fermented Foods
The Migraine Relief Plan is a lifestyle and nutrition approach to reducing the frequency and severity of migraine attacks. It provides a framework for systematically making incremental lifestyle adjustments so you can identify your unique pattern. Since everyone is different the Plan is flexible and allows for dietary preferences including vegetarian and people with food allergies. Readers enjoy a wide variety of whole foods including vegetables and fruits, gluten-free whole grains, seeds, healthy fats, and high-quality meat, poultry, and fish. The Plan encourages readers to follow a 3-4 month elimination diet, then test foods while adding back as many as possible. Many readers are shocked to find that a favorite healthy food such as onions or almonds, is a clear trigger for them. They can then avoid that food in the future as desired.
Environment and lifestyle choices are also known to trigger migraines.
Too much light, noise, or odors. Too much intense exercise or not enough movement. Skipping meals or glasses of water. We all need balance with the world around us and how we take it in.
Common Lifestyle & Environmental Triggers
- Harsh lighting and smells
- Skipping meals
- Weather changes