Migraines and food

Joel R. Saper, M.D., Director of the Michigan Headache and Neurological Institute at Ann Arbor reports that chocolate, aged cheese, alcohol products, milk and milk products, monosodium glutamate, nitrite-containing foods (hot dogs, sandwich meats, etc.), wheat, oranges, eggs, tea, coffee, beef, corn, cane sugar, yeast, mushrooms, and peas are common causes of migraine headaches. Dr. Saper states that eliminating these foods from the diet may be ineffective unless the
patient also avoids such main causes of frequent, severe migraine as ergotamines, tobacco smoke, and oral contraceptive steroids. (Patient Care, April 15, 1984, p. 151) Copyright 1985 Phylis Austin


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