Posted on 12-14-2015
Migraine Headaches & Gluten Sensitivities!
One of the most common clinical conditions we see and treat are migraine headaches. This problem is quite common, unfortunately, the solutions elude many of the patients suffering with this debilitating problem. A large percentage of migraines are actually induced by nutritional deficiencies, dietary sensitivities / intolerances, and environmental chemical exposure. It’s important to learn how to identify these problems. Once you do, you might find your headaches become a distant memory.
If You Have Migraines, Try These Strategies First!
Stop eating gluten. There are many great gluten free resources and websites available online.
Rule out additional Food Sensitivities – Common triggers are sugar, chocolate, caffeine, alcohol, cheese and other dairy products, wine, processed lunch meats and artificial sweeteners like Nutrasweet (aspartame). We offer this testing for our patients locally and are able to test people from all across the U.S.
Get tested for vitamin and mineral deficiencies – Vitamins are oftentimes used as treatment for migraines. The most common -Vitamin B2, vitamin B-12 (this is the most common deficiency for those with gluten sensitivity), magnesium, and CoQ10. Remember, gluten (if you’re sensitive, which is 40% of the country) destroys your small intestine which is where you absorb most of your nutrients. This in turn leads to B-vitamin deficiencies among others.
Avoid the use of perfumes, scented air fresheners, and scented soaps – many of the chemicals in these items can trigger migraines directly.
Visit a chiropractor – Many headaches begin with structural problems in the spine as well as muscular dysfunction. A reputable chiropractor should be able to help you determine these types of problems.
We hope this article finds you doing well. Remember, at Natural Health Solutions in Bloomington, MN we specialize in functional medicine, weight loss and food sensitivity testing. Call today for a free consultation to discuss your concerns with Dr. Mannie. 952-891-2225 Please remember, you don't need to be close to our clinic...we work remotely with patients all across the United States.
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