There are many things you can do to understand and prevent migraines.
We are what we eat. If we eat food of no nutritional value then we aren’t nurturing our bodies. In the long run we will feel the effects of consuming junk, sugar, or sugar substitutes.
Many news agencies have recently released a report on the negative effects of sugar. Sugar is now understood to be associated with the risk of heart disease and is a major contributor to migraine. Therefore, sugar should not be consumed.
The migraine brain is more complex, meaning that it has more brain cell receptor connections. This means that you have an increased sensitivity to scents, light, sounds, touch and taste. Your brain is working a lot more than a regular non-migraine brain, so you need to feed it extra energy! Sugar robs the brain from voltage energy because it disrupts electrolyte homeostasis. The food that you consume should maintain electrolyte homeostasis.
What is electrolyte homeostasis? Electrolyte is the fluid found all through your body and the brain. Homeostasis is keeping sodium chloride (salt), potassium, magnesium ATPase, calcium and water in equilibrium.
How do you keep track of what you’re eating? There are many ways to keep track. Keep a food diary. With a food diary, you can track what you eat and notice trends in how your body reacts to the food you’re eating.
Not all migraines are the same and everyone has different experiences. Keeping a journal allows you to keep track of your migraine triggers and understand what causes your migraines.
Preventing migraines is possible but it requires a lifestyle change. It is not easy and it is for life.