7 Foods That Trigger Migraines

Food That Goes to Your Head

If you experience migraine headaches or know someone who does, you’re well aware that a migraine is more than just your average headache. Migraines can come on quickly and result in debilitating pain, nausea, dizziness and sensitivity to light, sound and smell. Migraines are difficult to prevent because the triggers are unique for every person. Research shows that even the food you eat every day can launch a sudden migraine attack. Fortunately, there are some known predictable offenders that are smart to avoid.

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  2. Migraine Diet: A Natural Approach to Migraines. Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine. http://www.pcrm.org/health/health-topics/a-natural-approach-to-migraines
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