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Migraine Prevention Strategy #1: Avoid Common Triggers
Food and drink: Many people experience migraines when they eat certain foods, especially: wheat, dairy, sugar, artificial preservatives or chemical additives, cured or processed meats, alcohol (especially red wine and beer), aspartame, caffeine, and MSG. Too much or too little coffee/caffeine can also trigger an attack Changes in sleeping cycle: Both missing sleep and oversleeping can trigger a migraine Hormones: Some women experience migraines before or during their periods, during pregnancy or during menopause. Others may get migraines from hormonal medications like birth control pills or hormone replacement therapy Allergies: Including food allergies and food sensitivities, and chemical sensitivities Stress/Post-stress: Any kind of emotional trauma can trigger a migraine, even after the stress has passed External stimuli: Bright lights, fluorescent lights, loud noises, and strong smells (even pleasant ones) can trigger a migraine Dehydration and/or hunger.Skipping meals or fasting are also common triggers Physical exertion:Extremely intense exercise or even sex has been known to bring on migraines Weather changes, and/or changes in altitude
The Diet Connection
Wheat and gluten Cow’s milk (including yoghurt and ice cream) Grain cereals Cane sugar Yeast Corn Citrus Eggs Aspartame MSG