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My husband gets severe migraines. What can he do or take?

Posted March 20, 2012

Question: My husband gets severe migraines. What can he do or take?

Answer: If your husband experiences migraines he may want to try a 14-day elimination diet, which includes the removal of all of the most common food allergies (all grains that contain gluten, dairy, citrus, peanuts, sugar and soy). Though this list may sound daunting, you will not be hungry because grains that are gluten-free, including rice, wild rice, corn, buckwheat, millet, amaranth and quinoa are permitted once daily. After the 14-day removal period he should slowly reintroduce the foods one at a time. By doing so, any physical or mental symptoms related to the food can be isolated. For instance, he may try oranges, cheese, yogurt, rye, kamut and wheat while watching for symptoms that point to an allergy or intolerance. Common symptoms of gluten intolerance or wheat allergy may include: gas, bloating, constipation, headaches, fatigue immediately after eating the food, fatigue on waking the next day, or a gradual decline in energy, irritability, anxiety, headaches, water retention (can’t get your rings off) and dark circles under the eyes. In my clinical practice I have seen patients eliminate their migraines (as well as water retention, abdominal cramping or bloating, skin rashes, joint pain and more) – just by discovering their food allergies. For a detailed detox plan, please see The Supercharged Hormone Diet.

Wishing you perfect balance,

Dr. Natasha Turner ND

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