Tuning Your Diet as a Headache Treatment
The most common types of headaches are tension, migraine, and cluster. The majority of individuals will have tension or migraine during their life. Many have recurrent headaches that severely impact their function and result in loss of enjoyment, relaxation, and money. There are many reasons for headaches, which we at Innovative Health & Wellness Group call triggers.
Common Food Triggers
- High Fructose Corn Syrup
- Artificial Sweeteners
- Refined Carbohydrates
- Any Processed Food
Identifying Your Triggers
There are many other foods that may act as triggers for individuals. We have the ability to order specialized labs that look for food sensitivities to cooked and uncooked food. Having these results allows us to identify any foods causing inflammation. It is not uncommon for a food that we would consider perfectly healthy to trigger headaches due to your bodies response to the food.
The interaction between diet and headache treatments can be complex. For this reason, Innovative Health & Wellness Group does a thorough history with each of our patients to identify the true cause of their headaches.
How Your Diet is Affecting Your Health
Diet is a culprit that is not often thought of.
The foods we eat have the ability to provide our body with essential vitamins, minerals, and nutrients. There is a dark side to food that is equally as important. If you are consuming food that causes inflammation, then it can be the trigger to your headache. Inflammation from food can come from the type of food or decreased ability to breakdown the food. This is especially true in those with gut disorders, such as celiac, Crohn’s, or ulcerative colitis. Limiting these foods can be an effective headache treatment.
Find Your Path to Complete Wellness
Make an appointment today to get started on the ultimate treatment plan for your health.