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Migraines / Headaches

Migraines / Headaches

If you suffer from migraine symptoms, you’ll know that the condition can be hugely disruptive.

But did you also know that a food sensitivity or intolerance could be contributing to your pain?

Migraines & Headaches

A migraine is a throbbing, intense headache. Painful and sometimes disabling, they are also sometimes accompanied by nausea, vomiting and sensitivity to light, noise or smell.

Migraines tend to recur, typically lasting 4 to 24 hours and sometimes longer. During a migraine attack changes to chemicals and blood vessels in the brain are thought to be the cause of the pain.

Migraine symptoms:

Typical migraine symptoms include:

Intense, throbbing headache, often combined with:

  • Sensitivity to light, noise or smells
  • Nausea
  • Blurred vision or auras (floating/moving lights moving across line of vision)

 

Causes of Migraines

If you are experiencing severe headaches or migraines you should visit your medical practitioner to rule out any underlying medical conditions.

If you are continuing to experience migraine symptoms, it might be a good opportunity to take a closer look at your diet.

As individuals, our reactions to foods and drinks we consume varies a great deal. At YorkTest, we like to refer to this as our personal ‘food fingerprint’.

Clinical studies show that identifying and eliminating trigger foods can reduce the severity and, or, frequency of headaches or even stop them completely. For those with migraine, discovering and understanding your own personal food and drink sensitivities, and the effects they have on your health and wellbeing is important to ensure you make the best possible choices to optimize your diet and quality of life.

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What our clients have to say

Tracy Richardson

Tracy Richardson

Symptoms: migraines, rhinitis Food Reactions: eggs, wheat, peanuts
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Madhu Sohanpal

Madhu Sohanpal

Symptoms: fatigue, migraines Food Reactions: salmon, anise seed, eggs, cow's milk
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Lucinda Finlay

Lucinda Finlay

Symptoms: migraines, weight management Food Reactions: gluten, yeast, cow's milk
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Andrea Henson

Andrea Henson

Symptoms: migraines Food Reactions: cow's milk, corn
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