Quote from GingerSue
-Avoid high protein diet
-Avoid conventional drugs.
-Avoid processed food
-Test for Food Allergies
-Check for Magnesium level (because One of magnesium's key functions is to maintain the tone of the blood vessels). low levels of magnesium is known to cause migraines.
-Pressure (elastic band around the head).
This is very interesting - can you explain why to avoid high protein?
This takes you back to nutrition 101 (0.36g/1 body pound, so for a patient who weight's 139 lb needs 50 g of proteins according to the RDA (Recommended Dietary Allowance). Not all foods that are rich in proteins are alike. Some are high in essential amino acids and others are low. Now alpha-linoleic acid (omega-3) essential fatty acid can help reduce the frequency and intensity of migraines.
Monoamine Oxidase often metabolizes tyramine (an amino acid). However, research has shown that patients given tranylcypromine or phenelzine which inhibits the monoamine oxidase. Basically if the tyramines are not metabolized it will cause an increase in it's population in the blood.
tyramine's effects on norepinephrine could cause hypertensive catastrophe, pulse is around 100 bm, and people who suffered from one of these have reported the most painful headaches in their lives. Ca-blocker is prescribed for the user of the monoamine oxidase inhibitor.
Foods with high concentrations of tyramine (15% of the cases of the people who are migraine sufferers eat tyramine containing foods):
-Aged or cured meats (e.g., air-dried sausage)
-Any potentially spoiled meat, poultry, or fish
-Broad (fava) bean pods
-Marmite concentrated yeast extract
-Soy sauce and soy bean condiments