Wouldn’t it be nice to reduce severe migraines without taking strong painkillers? I know, there are drugs for pain and drugs for nausea, but what about pain and nausea and migraines?

The Migraine Trust, a charity that has been helping people with migraines since 1997, is calling for a Sugar Tax on all forms of sugar. In a statement released to the media, the Migraine Trust said that “The evidence for a link between refined sugar and migraines is growing. We believe that this tax is an effective means of reducing the harmful effect of sugar on the health of our society, which may have an impact on the prevalence of migraines.”

Can you prevent migraines by cutting out carbs? Research and experience indicate that this may be the case. To date, there are at least two promising studies.

Elena’s life changed completely when she discovered the ketogenic diet. She went from severe daily migraines to almost none. She even began doing professional research on the effects of ketosis on migraines. In this interview, she shares her story and provides helpful tips for migraine sufferers. You can see part of it above (transcript).
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A life without migraines – Elena Gross

When we shared Elena’s story on Facebook, dozens of other people reported that their migraines subsided by following a low-carb diet. Here are others who have shared their experiences about reducing migraine symptoms with a low-carb diet:

Other possible benefits of a low-carb diet

Why should you consider eating fewer carbs? There are many potential benefits at any age (although it is unwise for healthy children to follow a strict low-carb diet).

Here are some of the key benefits of a low-carb diet and how you can tailor it to your specific needs to maximize its positive effects on your health.

The four most common allowances

Other general services

 

Potentially less secure benefits

Frequently Asked Questions

How do you stop a headache on a low carb diet?

If you are experiencing a headache, it is best to avoid caffeine and alcohol.

Is a low carb diet good for migraines?

A low carb diet is not recommended for people with migraines.

Can lack of carbs cause migraines?

No, lack of carbs does not cause migraines.

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