Top Foods and Other Issues That Are Giving You Headaches

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What a pain in the….head. Millions of people suffer from headaches every day and for just as many reasons. Many people claim that certain foods seem to trigger headaches for them, while others claim that external causes, such as a change of seasons, is what causes their headache pain.

No matter how you look at it, nothing stinks more than having a headache. You can always reach for those expensive, chemical, over the counter pain killers, but why not stop the headache at its source? Once you know where it’s coming from, you can stop most headaches from ever getting started.

Keep a log of the things you eat each day and note the time when you get a headache. It might take a few days or even a few weeks, but hopefully you will begin to see a pattern between what you are eating, or situations you find yourself in, and when you get headaches. You can also try the elimination process in which you eliminate one type of food, such as dairy, for two weeks and see if that eliminates your headache problem.

Keep reading for a list of the most common headache triggers.


1. Fermented Foods

Although these are delicious, they give many people headaches. Steer clear of pickles, olives, soy sauce, sauerkraut, and teriyaki sauce for starters.


2.  Weather

Believe it or not, the weather often gives people headaches. It’s different for many people, but common problems are higher humidity, and the beginnings of a storm as the air pressure drops. You can’t change the weather, but you can at least be prepared knowing what is coming.


3. Hormones

If you are female you won’t be surprised to learn that your hormones are a major source of headaches, especially close to menstruation. You might find that you get more severe and more frequent headaches just before your period or during the first few days of your period.

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