Nutrition and Diet90% of migraines could be due to an eating disorder

90% of migraines could be due to an eating disorder

Migraines could be caused by eating disorders such as allergies and food intolerances. This has been concluded by a recent study.

According to a study, it appears that approximately 90% of migraines could be due to an eating disorder.

According to the results obtained in this study (an investigation that has lasted 30 years and has been carried out by a group of doctors from twenty different specialties), 80% of chronic diseases, such as migraine, fibromyalgia or osteoarthritis, It has its origin in an eating disorder.

As regards the migraines themselves, intolerance varies and depends on each subject, although one of the most important is lactose intolerance (intolerance to milk and its derivatives).

This is so because, on many occasions, the vast majority of people are unaware of the presence of products derived from milk in certain and different foods.

When the pathology is caused by food?

When you want to determine if a certain pathology is caused by food (such as osteoarthritis, migraine or fibromyalgia), a study is carried out that allows to know the different symptoms that affect the subject; so that, in the first diagnosis, it is carried out with nine basic foods: milk, veal, pork, white and blue fish, chicken, egg yolk and white, and wheat.

As has been assured, in 70% of the cases observed, migraine is caused by one or more of these foods.

However, researchers have highlighted an issue that we have also discussed at some point in time: a distinction must be made between allergies and food intolerances.

What are migraines and what other causes cause them to appear?

A migraine is a type of headache caused by abnormal brain activity. At the moment it is not known exactly how the chain of events that influence its appearance is, and may in fact be triggered by a wide variety of factors, but many experts consider that this type of attack begins in the brain and tends to involve not only nerve pathways but also chemicals, so that the changes that occur affect normal blood flow in both the brain and surrounding tissues.

Among the most common symptoms that tend to appear, we can mention nausea and / or vomiting, the sensation of a very uncomfortable throbbing pain that is usually located on one side of the head, as well as sensitivity to light and sound.

Regarding the causes that can influence the appearance of migraines, there are actually many factors that can trigger it. For example: changes in hormone levels or sleep patterns, drinking alcoholic beverages or stopping caffeinated beverages (caffeine withdrawal), physical stress, starvation, anxiety, strong smells or perfumes …

In addition, there are certain foods that can trigger the appearance of painful migraines.  The most common are usually dairy products (especially cheeses), additives such as monosodium glutamate, chocolate or some foods with tyramine (red wine, smoked fish, some legumes and aged cheese).


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