Migraines are the worst types of headaches. They are extremely painful and normally come without any warning.
In fact, they’re so painful that you will have to stop any activities you are doing and rest for the whole day. According to Dr Weil, a holistic health physician, 6% of men and 17% of women suffer from migraines.
Migraines are sometimes accompanied by other symptoms such nausea, vomiting, blurry vision, and sensitivity to light.
In the case of these intensively painful headaches, many people use prescription drugs to relieve the discomfort. However, there’s a more natural approach to relieving migraines.
Research has revealed that these unpleasant headaches are occasioned by a deficiency of a vital nutrient in the body.
Some scientists believe that migraines are a result of weather changes or the consumption of excess sugar in a 1-2 day period, whereas others think that it could be caused by the change of serotonin levels in the brain or a drop or rise in blood flow to the brain.
However, the newest study points out to deficiency of vitamins B6, B12, D, and folic acid in the body as the main cause of migraines. In fact, the lack of these nutrients in your body can raise the risk of migraines by 300%.
Thus, it is imperative that you check if you’re deficient of these minerals, as it may be the cause of your migraines. Dr Weil claims that certain foods can also cause these headaches. The foods include:
- Citrus Fruit
- Processed Meats
- Red Plums
- Soy Sauce
- Cheese (aged)
Fatigue and lack of sufficient sleep can also lead to migraine headaches. Likewise, you can suffer migraines due to a change in pressure, skipping meals, flashing lights, or a strong smelling substance like a perfume or paint.
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