Weeding out Migraines: The Best Things to Remove from Your Diet
If you are a stay-at-home mom like me, you know how debilitating and challenging it can be to manage daily responsibilities while dealing with migraines. While medication can help, it’s important to consider how diet impacts your body. Just like removing weeds from your garden like I've been doing the last few days, removing certain foods from your diet can make space for the nourishing produce that can help reduce migraines. In this blog post, I’ll share the best things to remove from your diet to reduce migraines.

Caffeine – While caffeine can provide some relief for headaches, it can also trigger migraines, especially if consumed in excess. Coffee, tea, chocolate, and energy drinks are some of the common sources of caffeine. It’s best to gradually decrease your caffeine intake if you’re addicted and going cold turkey might result in withdrawal headaches.

Processed Food –The chemicals and additives in processed foods are known migraine triggers. Processed meats, cheese, bread, canned soups, and pre-packaged snacks should be avoided. Opt for fresh, whole food choices such as fruits, vegetables and whole grains, and lean proteins.

Alcohol – Alcohol can dilate blood vessels in the brain and trigger inflammation that leads to migraines. Wine, beer, and hard liquor all contain alcohol and should be avoided. If you enjoy a drink occasionally, go for a small serving or consider eliminating it altogether from your diet.

Refined Sugar – High sugar intake can trigger insulin spikes, inflammation, and contribute to obesity and other health issues. Sugar can be found in many foods like cereals, candies, baked goods, fast food, and soft drinks. Look for natural sweeteners such as honey, maple syrup, or coconut sugar as a healthier alternative.

Dairy Products – Some individuals experience migraines due to lactose intolerance. You can consider avoiding dairy products like milk, cheese, yogurt, or switching to lactose-free alternatives like almond milk or soy milk. Choosing alternative protein sources like nuts, seeds, and legumes can help to reduce dairy intake as well.

As you can see, weeding out some of the problematic foods from your diet can make a significant difference in reducing migraines. It’s important to listen to your body and identify which specific foods trigger your migraines. Keeping a food diary can help you keep track. Replacing them with wholesome foods like fruits, vegetables, and lean proteins can make room for better health and vitality. Don't forget to include other self-care techniques such as exercise, hydration, and relaxation to help prevent and manage migraines. Remember, every small change counts when it comes to optimizing your health.

By the way, I've gone from 16 to 24 migraine days per month to less than 1 per month by eliminating these from my diet along with a few other things I learned in an 11 Day Jumpstart that my friend put together. The best part is that it is totally FREE, all you need is the supplement that is used.  Just shoot me a message, and I'll get you in!  


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