Headaches and migraines
According to the UK Migraine Trust:
Headaches and migraines can have many different causes
and adverse food reactions can trigger various
types of headaches. One study found that 93% of
children improved with a diet that avoided the
Some migraine sufferers have problems with the ability to control their blood sugar level. Dietary changes designed to control blood sugar have shown to help.
Female Hormones Imbalance
For many women headaches can
be triggered by changes in oestrogen that occur
during menarche, menstruation and menopause. Tests
such as the Female
Hormone Panel can indicate if there is a
hormonal imbalance that could bring on headaches.
Amino Acid Imbalance
Headache symptoms can
be triggered by imbalances of several different
amino acids - the basic building blocks of proteins.
Since amino acids contain nitrogen, one possible
cause of headache is a nitrogen imbalance in the
central nervous system. The Amino Acid Profile is a
test that can highlight this problem.
Fatty Acid Imbalance
essential fatty acids influence the production of
prostaglandins - hormone-like substances stimulate
inflammation and are implicated in several types
of headaches. Numerous studies have linked
arachidonic acid, an important fatty acid, with
headaches can be a symptom of overexposure to
heavy metals like mercury and aluminum. Hair Mineral Analysis
is one way to identify this.
Chronic nutrient imbalances
Deficiencies of key nutrients like calcium and magnesium can also play an important role by reducing an individual's threshold for migraine attacks.
How Nutritional Therapy can help
The key to any
treatment of ill health is to identify the root
cause. At Essentia we start with a detailed
questionnaire and a one-on-one consultation to try
and identify which factors are contributing to
your headaches. There are also a variety of lab tests we can do to
confirm a suspected trigger.
Once a trigger is identified
we work with you to create a customised
nutritional programme that helps you to
successfully incorporate the dietary
recommendations, food supplements and lifestyle
choices needed to correct imbalances and alleviate
your headaches and migraines.
Call Essentia Nutrition today to book a consultation or to find out more on how nutritional therapy could help you on 07781 890 541.