That Headache is actually a Migraine
In 2014 I was diagnosed with a new health opportunity: migraine attacks with vertigo. It turned out that the “weather headaches” I’d had for thirty years were undiagnosed migraine attacks.
At my diagnosis, the physician gave me a migraine food trigger handout. He suggested I follow it, but couldn’t explain why the foods were problematic. When I got home, I checked the trigger list against the contents of my refrigerator and broke down in tears. About 75% of these contents, my “healthy” foods, were in the do-not-eat column of the list.
So, I began to refine my diet within a special diet: the migraine relief diet. I did this by isolating and then eliminating the ingredients that seemed to be a factor in triggering my migraine attacks. I also immersed myself in migraine literature: hundreds of medical articles, dozens of books, and physician interviews. I made changes that my doctor didn’t prescribe while taking medication as needed. I also made the lifestyle changes recommended by migraine doctors: regulating my sleep, eating regularly, hydrating, getting regular gentle exercise, doing meditation. I was lucky enough to be quite responsive, and after a few months, I transitioned from 3-5 migraine days a week and a daily headache to 2-4 migraine days a month. I tested the plan I’d developed with two panels of migraine sufferers and everyone saw improvements. That led to me writing my book The Migraine Relief Plan: An 8-Week Transition to Better Eating, Fewer Headaches, and Optimal Health.
I decided to rename this website so migraine sufferers can discover the same relief I found. But, I continue to add healthy options for other special diets. Become your own health advocate. Eat well. Feel better.