A migraine headache is one that affects one half of the head and may be accompanied by disordered vision and gastrointestinal disturbances. There may also be sharp stabbing pains in the temple region. Migraines are usually the result of hidden food sensitivities. Almost any food could be involved, but the most common offenders include alcoholic beverages (especially red wine), aspartame, caffeine, cheese, chocolate, milk, nitrates and nitrites, and tyramine (found in aged cheeses, fermented sausages, sour cream, etc.) Some migraine headaches are caused or aggravated by hypoglycemia. Supplements that may help to reduce the severity and frequency of migraines include magnesium, and omega-3 fish body oils.
Also see the chapter, “One’s Food is Another’s Poison”, in NUTRITIONAL SOLUTIONS FOR 88 CONDITIONS (available from Amazon.com)