Yesterday a friend suffered from a migraine...again. She gets them frequently, and I've already preached the sermon, "Get off the caffeine, sugar, and especially artificial sweeteners!" So I said nothing.
But it reminded me of something I needed to add to "My Story" on this blog. I posted a list on that page of all the changes I've experienced since I stopped eating refined sugar, but forgot (until today) to include that I rarely get headaches now. I used to get frequent headaches (several times a week), some of which were severe to the point of vomiting.
Now, when I do get a rare headache, I can usually link it to something I've eaten. I no longer eat at Pei Wei restaurant because each time I ate there (three times) I ended up with a headache. Also, because my body is sensitive to sugar, I don't eat fruit on an empty stomach or I can count on a headache as the result. I eat fruit with a meal; or for a snack, I include nuts, cheese, or plain yogurt.
Now and then I get a headache from something I've not eaten enough of: protein. Thankfully, I can usually feel that type of headache coming on and avoid the problem by eating some cottage cheese. If I don't catch it in time, then I take some medication along with a boiled egg.
I know I'm judging by my own experiences, but I am of the strong opinion that most severe headaches are linked to diet.