Ana-Maria Temple, MD
ELIMINATION DIET AND HEADACHE RELATIONSHIP
. 🤕Cephalalgia 2010- .
👉A clinical, double-blind, randomized, cross-over trial .
👉30 people 19-52 years with elimination diet based on IgG allergy foods is affective at reducing migrant frequency when compared to placebo.
👉Caffeine and MSG have the strongest evidence for triggering attacks of headaches. .
👉Aspartame has conflicting evidence with two positive and two negative provocation studies. .
👉Observational studies provide modest evidence that gluten- and histamine-containing foods and alcohol may precipitate headaches in subgroups of patients. .
👉Two of three randomized controlled trials reported that an elimination diet of IgG positive foods significantly decreased frequency of headache/migraine during the treatment as compared to baseline time period.
🤕Nutr Health 2017- .
👉115 children 3-15 years with 6 week elimination diet .
👉87% complete resolution of headaches .
👉Most common triggers: caffeine, msg, cocoa, aspartame, cheese, citrus, nitrites, and tomatoes.
🤢MSG - monosodium glutamate- preservative
😷Nitrites - found in: bacon, hot dogs, sausage, cold cuts, deli meats, salami
🤐Aspartame- found in: diet drinks, low sugar/sugar free products