Diet and Headache: Part 1

  title={Diet and Headache: Part 1},
  author={Vincent T. Martin and Brinder Vij},
  journal={Headache: The Journal of Head and Face Pain},
  • V. Martin, B. Vij
  • Published 1 October 2016
  • Medicine, Psychology
  • Headache: The Journal of Head and Face Pain
BACKGROUND The role of diet in the management of the headache patient is a controversial topic in the headache field. [] Key Method A PubMed search was performed with the following search terms: "monosodium glutamate," "caffeine," "aspartame," "sucralose," "histamine intolerance syndrome," "tyramine," "alcohol," "chocolate," "nitrites," "IgG elimination diets," and "gluten." Each of these search terms was then cross-referenced with "headache" and "migraine" to identify relevant studies.

The Role of Positive Health Behaviors in the Relationship Between Early Life Stress and Migraine

The use of diet and physical activity in alleviating the burden of migraine is unclear, therefore, more scientific study on the role of positive health behaviors in migraine management is needed.

Comparison of Diet Quality Between Women With Chronic and Episodic Migraine

It is hypothesized that the diet quality of women with chronic migraine (CM) might be different from women with episodic migraine (EM), and a high quality of diet could be effective regarding management of migraine.

Nutrition and Phytotherapy: A Winning Combination Against Headache

  • L. Ferrara
  • Medicine
    International Journal of Medical Reviews
  • 2019
Many plants have been known since ancient times for their effectiveness in the treatment of migraine, and modern analytical methods have scientifically demonstrated the validity of their use and the mechanism of action of the effective active compounds present in them.

Applications of Ketogenic Diets in Patients with Headache: Clinical Recommendations

The aim of the working group was to create a clinical recommendation on indications and optimal clinical practice to treat patients with headaches using KDs and the results presented here are designed to advance the knowledge and application of KDs in the treatment of headaches.

Associations between lifestyle intervention‐related changes in dietary targets and migraine headaches among women in the Women's Health and Migraine (WHAM) randomized controlled trial

Migraine and obesity are comorbid particularly in women of reproductive age. Obesity treatment involves reducing energy intake and improving dietary quality but the effect of these changes on

Early and long period follow-up results of low glycemic index diet for migraine prophylaxis.

The results of the study revealed that low glycemic index diet intake can be an effective and reliable method to reduce migraine attacks.


Dietary Based on Persian Medicine are effective for the managing and cure of migraine.

Dysautonomia and Headache in the Pediatric Population

The epidemiology of dysautonomia and headache with focus on POTS and migraine is looked at, including the clinical features of both conditions as well as some hypothesized pathophysiology overlaps and the diagnostic approach and multitiered treatment options are summarized.

Dietary trigger factors of migraine and tension-type headache in a South East Asian country

Chocolate and coffee significantly triggered migraine compared to TTH, and inter-ethnic differences were observed for dietary trigger factors.



Psychological, Sleep, Lifestyle, and Comorbid Associations With Headache

Objective.—To investigate the associations of headache occurrence, severity, and frequency with psychological, sleep, and lifestyle characteristics, and comorbid conditions.

IgG‐Based Elimination Diet in Migraine Plus Irritable Bowel Syndrome

To evaluate therapeutic potential of the immunoglobulin G (IgG)‐based elimination diet among migraine patients with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS).

Chronic Daily Headache: Identification of Factors Associated With Induction and Transformation

The analysis of factors related to the transformation from episodic to chronic migraine (CM) and to the de novo development of new daily persistent headache (NDPH) remain poorly understood.

The Role of Diet in Migraine


A Clinical and Biochemical Correlation Between Tyramine Andmigraine Headache

Dietary migraine is best described as attacks of migraine which are precipitated by the ingestion of certain foods, and the sufferers usually learn to exclude these foods from their diet independently of medical advice.

Acetaminophen, Aspirin, and Caffeine Versus Sumatriptan Succinate in the Early Treatment of Migraine: Results From the ASSET trial

Objective.—To address the need for a rigorous, direct comparison of prescription and over‐the‐counter (OTC) migraine drugs and to expand the database on early treatment of migraine.

Migraine MLT‐Down: An Unusual Presentation of Migraine in Patients With Aspartame‐Triggered Headaches

Two patients with aspartame‐triggered attacks in whom the use of an as partame‐containing acute medication (Maxalt‐MLT) worsened an ongoing attack of migraine are reported.