Migraines can be one of the worst irritating illnesses; not only can they strike at anytime but they can also put you out of action for hours or even days. However what if there is a way to help you to make 2011 a migraine free year? Well by making modifications to your diet this can actually be a reality…
Doctors know very little about migraine causes except that they run in families, and may be triggered by many conditions ranging from nervous excitement, disturbed sleep patterns, stress and reactions to certain foods, such as cheese or chocolate. These headaches often come with nausea, vomiting, sensitivity to sound and light, and, perhaps most strangely of all, distorted sensory perception, especially vision. If you add together the range of different symptoms and so many different potential triggers, it is no surprise that researchers are perplexed about the science behind these headaches, or that sufferers seem to find treatments so hit-and-miss.
However research has found that in many people migraines are triggered by reactions to foods. Clinical studies shown that management of the diet can reduce the severity and, or, frequency of headaches or even stop them. However the problem is trying to figure out which foods are causing you problems. Luckily a simple finger prick test can do just that by identifying the trigger foods responsible for food intolerances. The test measures food-specific IgG antibodies and helps identify different food types in which an individual may be sensitive to.
The simple to use test is able to give you an accurate reading of exactly what foods your body is reacting against so that you know what to avoid. The test in question is the foodSCAN 113 from YorkTest and is the only test of its kind that is recommended by the charity Allergy UK. Supported by hard evidence the test was used in a study conducted York University and YorkTest on 514 migraine and headache sufferers and showed that showed that 81% benefitted in terms of the frequency and severity of their attacks if they removed the foods from their diet that showed a positive reaction. Some of the most common food intolerances people experience has been shown to be yeast, dairy, and wheat intolerance – everyday food types that you may have intolerance to but have never known!
Further studies using the same test have also found other food intolerance symptoms including bloating, irritable bowel syndrome, and nausea among others, which highlights the important role that your diet plays in your own wellbeing. So by indentifying food that your body has a reaction to you could make 2011 your healthiest year yet!