The Elimination Diet is essential to identify if your Migraines are triggered
by any particular foods.
We asked our readers to rank what their top Vestibular Migraine trigger foods were to compile the below list. This list is a great place to start for any elimination diet.
MSG is added to foods as a taste enhancer and is among the most common migraine food triggers. It is typically found in fast food and is comonly used among Asian cuisines.
Known for their high tyramine content, citrus foods are an absolute no for any migrainer. Citrus foods include: oranges, tomatoes, lemons, limes, and vinegar.
Gluten intollerances can cause similar
symptoms to migraine symptoms. Gluten intollerances can be identiied through elimination diets. Foods to avoid include: breads, pastas and pizzas.
Processed Meat is any meat which has been modified to improve its taste or extend its shelf life. Processed meat may have been salted, cured or smoked.
Your body turns sugar to glucose when it enters your blood stream. This then leads to fluctuations in your blood sugar levels, which affects your central nervous system.
Caffeine is commonly used in headache suppression medication like Asprin. Long term the body can become reliant upon caffeine leading to major withdrawal symptoms.
Processed dairy and non processed dairy are both known migraine triggers. Most shop purchased dairy may have been fermented or mixed with other items to enhance taste.
Bacteria breaks down amino acids found in fermented foods. Common by-products of this are both histamines and tyramine. Avoid all pickled, smoked and aged foods.
Evidence suggests that the histamines found in red wine are a major trigger for migraine symptoms. We suggest avoiding beers and spirits as part of your diet also.
The purpose of an Elimination Diet is to identify any controllable triggers which could have an affect in your Vestibular Migraine symptoms. Prior to starting the diet, you must seek approval from your Doctor. You can find a template here.