• Migraine Diet Overnight oats
    Diet,  Heal Your Headache,  Migraine

    Heal Your Headache Diet: The Migraine Diet Beginner’s Guide This Dietitian Wishes You Knew

    What is a migraine diet? While there is no one migraine diet, most dietitians, doctors and other health professionals in the know are talking about a low tyramine diet that is also low histamine, MSG (monosodium glutamate) and sulfites. Many years ago, when we started our very popular and peppy private Facebook group, the title of group specifically referred to the Heal Your Headache (HYH) diet by name. We have since changed the name to Migraine Strong, but diet continues to be a significant part of the focus for people helping themselves get migraine attacks under control, as well as lessen the intensity and duration of vestibular migraine (VM) flares.…

  • old fashioned typewriter with my migraine story on the paper
    Chronic Migraine,  Diet,  Heal Your Headache,  Migraine,  My Migraine Story

    My Migraine Story: How I Managed Migraine With the Heal Your Headache Program

    By Amy Hyde My Migraine Beginning My first migraine experience happened when I was 14 and it was actually one of the worst attacks that I have had – what a scary place to start! It was winter and I was clothes shopping with my friends and boyfriend at our local high street. The combination of hot bright shops and cold dark streets triggered my first ever attack. The pain behind my eye built over 30 minutes, I lost the feeling in one arm and began to slur my words. I remember thinking that I needed to go home and get help but my brain just didn’t seem to be…

  • Diet,  Heal Your Headache,  Keto,  Paleo

    Paleo for Migraine- What you Need to Know

    Is Paleo for Migraine Right for You? As a registered dietitian with years of personal and professional experience managing migraine, I can assure you that there is no one “migraine diet.”  There are a few approaches that seem to work better and I’m going to share with you where I think paleo fits in so you may decide for yourself. What is the paleo diet?  The paleolithic diet or “paleo” became very popular about 10 years ago.  It was a way of eating inspired by how our ancestors ate during cave man times.  The name of the diet inspired many but also drew criticism.  Critics typically thought about what is…

  • Charleston,  Diet,  Episodic Migraine,  Heal Your Headache,  Medication,  Migraine,  Rebound,  Sleep,  Supplements,  The Bucket Theory

    Minimizing Migraine Attacks: What I wish I knew…

    There is so much I wish I knew about minimizing migraine when my frequency of attacks was ramping up a few years ago.  I would have avoided chonifying and been so much healthier had this blog site been available to me just a few years ago. I know you don’t feel lucky to ONLY have episodic migraine, but count your lucky stars that you haven’t “chronified.”  Social media, has changed the way people educate and help themselves today. You have so many more resources to help you get better. I assume you have episodic migraine that is worsening and you are here trying to figure out what to do to…

  • A grocery store vegetable aisle that are migraine diet safe
    Charleston,  Diet,  Heal Your Headache,  Keto

    Finding the Migraine Diet That Is Best for You

    It’s the new year and lots of people are making a resolution to focus on their health. For many of us, that’s decreasing our migraine days by trialing new treatments, like a migraine diet. At Migraine Strong we like to focus on The Treatment Pie, which is using a combination of medication, supplements, exercise, mindfulness, therapy, hydration, and diet as a multimodal approach to decreasing the migraine threshold. Although diet is just one slice, for some people (like myself) it can make a huge difference. For others, diet may not be as effective as medication or therapy. But the only way to know for sure is to give it a…

  • Frustrated with your migraine diet not working? Here are 5 reasons it could not be giving you the results you expected. #migraine #migraines #migraineremedy #migrainerelief
    Diet,  Heal Your Headache,  Keto,  The Treatment Pie

    5 Reasons Your Migraine Diet Isn’t Working

    One message that I receive fairly often on The Dizzy Cook goes something like this – Hello, I’ve been on the Heal Your Headache diet about 2 weeks and I’m not feeling better. Why is my migraine diet not working? If anything, I feel worse. Should I stop? Can you help?!  It seems crazy to me that anyone would expect huge changes just two weeks in, but I forget that I used to be one of them.  I was about a month or two into the Heal Your Headache diet when I felt frustrated with it as I wasn’t really seeing any noticeable relief. It was difficult to always have…

  • I followed a migraine elimination diet and here are my thoughts on if it's worth it. #migraine #migraines #migraineremedies
    Diet,  Heal Your Headache,  Migraine,  Vestibular Migraine

    I Followed a Migraine Elimination Diet: Here’s What Happened

    What is an Elimination Diet? Diet affects the frequency and severity of migraine symptoms in some people. The purpose of an elimination diet is to reduce your exposure to controllable triggers. I’m certain you know there are some common triggers that are unavoidable like hormones, weather, sensory stimulus and so on. Yet common food triggers can be avoided in an attempt to reduce our trigger load and to raise our migraine threshold resulting in better control over symptoms for some.    There are many elimination diets out there to choose from. Most members of Migraine Strong follow The Heal Your Headache Diet created by David Buchholz or The Charleston Diet…

  • Migraine diet recipes for 4th of July celebrations - keto and low tyramine/HYH
    Diet,  Heal Your Headache,  Keto

    Fourth of July Migraine Diet Recipes

    Fourth of July is always a special holiday for me since it’s the anniversary of being officially diagnosed with vestibular migraine. This was especially bittersweet for me because I had seen so many doctors, went to the ER numerous times, tried vestibular therapy for months, only to still be 24/7 dizzy. Doctors continued to tell me I was just stressed or had anxiety. To have a credible doctor finally validate your illness and understand what you’re going through just feels so good.  Still, this time of year can be stressful for many with chronic migraine. Lots of parties, cookouts, and outdoor events can lead to attacks or even just a…