I've reached a point that I don't get that little tap on the shoulder anymore. Prior to 2012 I just about had my migraines under control, I was down to about two a year. Then Leukemia, Chemo and Anti-biotics-fungals-virals and now the battle to eliminate a migraine has returned.
I've eliminated the obvious, cheeses, peanuts, coffee, preserved meats...etc. still, I was having migraines 3-4 times a week so ALL soy left my plate (now that is hard because the food industry adds soy to nearly everything as either an oil, textured protein, lecithin...etc) Success!!! Or so I thought. Then this last Summer they returned and returned with a new twist, they cause me to tremble, have hot and cold flashes, stumble and stagger....something else has reared its ugly head!
I chatted with a couple of my TCM instructors and HISTAMINES ( https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Histamine ) and
TYRAMINES ( https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tyramine ) were brought into the conversation. I sat down in front of my computer and researched and researched and found some very interesting information to begin the journey to a migraine-free life.
This is a pretty basic explanation https://www.webmd.com/migraines-headach ... igraines#1
http://blog.themigrainereliefcenter.com ... -migraines
this is also interesting https://www.allergy.org.au/patients/foo ... ntolerance
This is a 4-page list of allowed and NOT allowed foods.
https://migraine.com/wp-content/uploads ... ensive.pdf
So...I have printed out the 4 pages and I have highlighted those foods that I already know cause me difficulty...Hey, did you all know that Watermelon is considered by some to be a vegetable...yup, I even looked it up and sure enough Watermelon is a member of the gourd family...I learn something new every day! ha!
Through my recent research, I have come upon something else to consider in this Histamine/Tyramine conversation....Leaky Gut.
One of my Instructors stated that "All Dis-Ease begins in the stomach"...I think he's on to something there!
http://www.karenhurd.com/pages/healthto ... eheadaches
I found this site while researching Nitric Oxide Dump and Migraines.
Personally I may try some of the suggestions offered, very carefully of course because I don't want to make a migraine worse by vasodilation when I have always worked to stop dilation.
http://www.susunweed.com/herbal_ezine/J ... pausal.htm
I LOVE Susun's writing!
http://drjakefratkin.com/articles/healt ... -epidemic/
I just sent off an email to my Functional Medicine Dr., asking her what she thinks about my migraines and fibromyalgia (post-chemotherapy fibro) being perhaps just the branches of a deeper issue, the Root of the issue.... Leaky Gut.
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