I found an interesting article written by Dr. Stan Gardner who has much of the same philosophy I have regarding health through nutrition.
He says, [beginning of article] “There are two basic kinds of common headaches–muscle contraction or tension headache, and vascular or migraines. Both of them are caused by almost anything–stress, fluctuating hormone levels, changes in the weather. There are also some foods that may be triggers, and can be avoided:
1. Tyramine–found in chocolate, red wine, and aged cheese.
2. Nitrites–used to preserve processed foods, like bologna, hot dots, canned meats
3. Monosodium glutamate (MSG)–a flavor enhancer in lunch meats, canned and dry soups, frozen dinners, Chinese cooking.
4. Too much or too little carbohydrates, especially the simple carbs.
There are some nutrients that generally help all headaches.
2. Magnesium, calcium and iron may be helpful.
3. Ginger blocks the prostaglandins that may be a headache trigger.
The Doctors Book of Food Remedies
Selene Yeager and the Editors of Prevention Health Books
Other ideas that have helped people with headaches:
1. Therapeutic massage to relieve tight neck and shoulder muscles.
2. Feverfew has been most helpful in migraine sufferers.
3. Relaxation, Yoga, meditation, personal energy work.
So far, I have not had a personal patient whose headaches I have not been able to markedly decrease or completely eliminate (even with patients whose headaches have lasted over 30 years!)” [end of article]
I’m convinced that when we have a diet full of the 90 nutrients needed on a daily basis and our immune system is strengthen, you can overcome many illnesses because “your body is the miracle!”
If you want more information on nutritional ideas that may be helpful in your personal quest for health such as weight loss, more energy or reduction of pain, please contact me.