Eat to Prevent Migraines.
No two bodies are exactly the same, so the diet that works best for you may differ from the diet that works best for someone else.
From what we have read and experienced firsthand, diets within a Ketogenic or Paleo fit the needs of migraineurs best.
Both the Ketogenic and Paleo diets provide numerous health benefits and eliminate many common food-induced migraine triggers. Health benefits of these diets include reduced inflammation in the body, a stable blood sugar level throughout the day, consistent energy levels, reduction in post-meal fatigue, a more stable mood, improved blood pressure, weight loss, and reduced risk of chronic diseases such as diabetes, many forms of cancer, arthritis and heart disease.
At Om, we recommend our members begin within the Ketogenic diet framework (and also recommend consulting with your physician before making any drastic dietary changes like this). The Ketogenic diet's effectiveness in reducing migraines has been documented by Dr. Josh Turknett across hundreds of patients, and clinical studies led by Cherubino Di Lorenzo PhD provide supporting evidence.
We recognize that adhering to a Ketogenic diet is not easy - but we truly believe the benefits of your determination in this area far outweigh the negatives. At Om we tend to view it as less of a diet, and more of a way of life. And the longer you stick with it, the more beneficial it will be. The first couple weeks are often the most challenging, with many people experiencing flu like symptoms as their body detoxes. But after the initial detox your body will begin to normalize and the health benefits manifest in various ways. Our experiences with this diet have been highly encouraging.
We hope and pray you find a way of eating that brings healing and support to your beautiful and perfect body.