Even though there isn’t one simple solution to prevent migraines, there is a balance that, when achieved in your diet, can lessen or prevent your migraine. It takes diligence and hard work to maintain.
Most foods do not intrinsically contain the right ratio of nutrients to support the brain’s electrical activity and the body’s hydration. To stay healthy and prevent or lessen migraines in accordance with the Stanton Migraine Protocol®, you should start by trying to maintain a specific ratio of potassium to sodium in your diet. Please visit Stanton Migraine Protocol® or read Fighting the Migraine Epidemic to learn more about this ratio.
Having sodium and potassium in the right proportions are crucial to achieving Electrolyte Homeostasis and supplying your brain with the nutrients it needs to stop or ease a migraine. We know that when cells in the body do not have the proper balance of nutrients (when they lack Electrolyte Homeostasis), this is what triggers migraines. Read more about how biochemical imbalances cause migraines here.
When it comes to migraine prevention, balance is everything. Since eating is how we supply ourselves with nutrients, it’s important to make our food choices based on what will provide us with the right ratio for Electrolyte Homeostasis. Not too many of us check—let alone memorize–the nutrition facts in the foods we eat. That’s why it’s a great strategy as a migraineur to write down what you eat throughout the day and document the potassium and sodium content.
Most foods don’t have the perfect ratio of potassium and sodium that migraineurs need to stay migraine-free, so the key is a calculated balance. For example, if you’ve eaten a lot of salty foods in a day, look for a healthy dose of potassium-rich foods to counterbalance it.
When you feel a migraine coming on, though, there are some foods that contain the ideal ratio of potassium to sodium that you should look for—it could prevent your migraine altogether! The foods below contain the right ratio of potassium and sodium. Hint: your grandma’s chicken noodle soup might really be one solution…
Since you likely will not strictly eat the foods from the above list, you can take supplements to maintain the right ratio of potassium and sodium. Our electrolyte supplement contains the right proportions of sodium, potassium, and iodine for cell exchange and proper hydration.
Our electrolyte supplement is science-backed and bioavailable--meaning it is designed for maximum absorption into the cells that need them. Our ingredients are sourced in the USA, vegan, all natural with no artificial ingredients, and are premium, pure, pharmaceutical grade. Our electrolyte supplement is produced in a GMP (Good Manufacturing Practices) NSF, USDA Organic, Organic Process Food Licensed, FDA-approved, NSF Sport Certified science lab in the USA.