food, Vancouver upper cervical chiropracticThe head is almost 20 inches away from the stomach; how does food affect migraine attacks?

This question is always asked, yet many remain unaware of how interconnected our daily diet and health really are.  Straight away, people need to know that what we eat affects how we think, how we feel, and how we move. Even migraine, in many different ways, is triggered by our diet.

Before citing what foods we need to avoid if we suffer from migraines, let’s first look at what migraine really is and how it affects people. After that, let’s also examine why for people in Vancouver upper cervical chiropractic is the preferred pain relief method.


Migraine, What Is It?

In Vancouver upper cervical chiropractic offices explain the nature of this condition to people who come in for help. They learn that migraine is a condition that makes a person experience intense headaches that are usually described as pulsating, throbbing, or pressing. Lasting for a few hours or even for several days, this condition has several symptoms, including:

  • Nausea
  • Sensitivity to light and sounds
  • Vomiting
  • Dizziness
  • Tingling
  • Numbness
  • Difficulty in speaking or in communicating with others
  • Mood swings
  • Constipation
  • Neck pain and stiffness
  • Frequent yawning


Foods to Avoid to Prevent Migraine Attacks

Based on research and what people with migraine experience, we need to avoid specific kinds of food. These foods and ingredients tend to trigger migraine attacks:

  • Chocolates
  • Cheese
  • Aspartame
  • Ice Cream
  • Hotdogs
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Soy sauce
  • Yeast and other foods that contain this ingredient
  • Shellfish


All-Natural Relief for Migraines

In Vancouver upper cervical chiropractic has become a widely accepted alternative relief for neck and migraine.  With very positive feedback, more and more people are embracing natural methods to relieve pain.

In years past, more people dismissed headache as merely another bad headache. With good health education, understanding about this condition has deepened. More importantly, those who suffer from it are more empowered to know various options for getting help for their pain.

Now, the connection between migraine and neck pain is established. A misalignment in their upper cervical spine is a possible root cause of their pain. When the atlas bone and axis bone are misaligned, it irritates the brainstem, resulting in pain. This poor alignment also causes many dysfunctions in the nervous system and affects the entire body’s mobility.

In Vancouver upper cervical chiropractic care aims to restore this vital alignment of the atlas and axis bones. When the alignment is restored, the body automatically goes into a self-healing mode, brain signals improve, and pain gradually goes away.

If you are in Vancouver upper cervical chiropractic is available to you today.  Visit us at Balanced Living Chiropractic to experience alternative, all-natural pain relief for migraine and other health concerns.


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