21 Oct 2022 Nutrition Evidence Alert – October 2022 – Migraines
Migraines – Your Monthly Alert
Our Top Pick of the Month:
Effects of Diet Based on IgG Elimination Combined with Probiotics on Migraine Plus Irritable Bowel Syndrome in Pain Research & Management. 2019
Migraines are a serious neurological condition. It is estimated that around 10 million people in the UK are affected by migraines, which can have debilitating effects. Here we get into the science behind nutrition and migraines, including diet, the utility of dietary testing such as food sensitivity and particular nutrients shown to be beneficial.
From our Expert Review Panel
Review from Daniel Quinones:
Review from Kieran McPhail:
Dietary alteration of n-3 and n-6 fatty acids for headache reduction in adults with migraine: randomized controlled trial in BMJ (Clinical Research ed.). 2021
Keep scrolling for NED Talks, podcasts and more on nutrition and migraines
Our choice of podcasts with a focus on migraines
Dr Mark Hymen in conversation with Dr Todd LePine
The Functional Medicine Approach to Ending Migraine – The Doctor’s Pharmacy
Dr Rupy Ajula in conversation with Dr Jessica Briscoe and Dr Katy Munro
Eating for Migraines – The Doctor’s Kitchen
Blog posts of the month on migraines
Treating the Underlying Causes of Chronic Migraine – Institute of Functional Medicine
Decreasing Migraine Frequency with Nutrition – Institute of Functional Medicine
Your Reference Library
For practitioners, researchers, policy makers and students with particular interest in this area, here’s our long list of peer-reviewed journal articles
Effect of soy isoflavones supplementation on migraine characteristics, mental status and calcitonin gene-related peptide (CGRP) levels in women with migraine: results of randomised controlled trial in Nutrition Journal. 2022
The Clinical Use of IgG Food Sensitivity Testing with Migraine Headache Patients: a Literature Review in Current Pain and Headache Reports. 2019
Diet restriction in migraine, based on IgG against foods: a clinical double-blind, randomised, cross-over trialin Cephalalgia : an International Journal of Headache. 2010
Efficacy of mindfulness-based intervention for the treatment of chronic headaches: A systematic review and meta-analysis in Annals of Medicine and Surgery (2012). 2022
Improvement of migraine symptoms with a proprietary supplement containing riboflavin, magnesium and Q10: a randomized, placebo-controlled, double-blind, multicenter trial in The Journal of Headache and Pain. 2015
Behavioral Weight Loss Intervention for Migraine: A Randomized Controlled Trial in Obesity (Silver Spring, Md.). 2018
IgG-Based Elimination Diet in Migraine Plus Irritable Bowel Syndrome in Headache: The Journal of Head and Face Pain. 2012
Food allergy mediated by IgG antibodies associated with migraine in adults in Revista Alergia. 2007
The effect of aerobic exercise on the number of migraine days, duration and pain intensity in migraine: a systematic literature review and meta-analysis in The Journal of Headache and Pain. 2019
Download the NED InfoBite & Fact Sheet on Migraine
Our scientific NED InfoBites are especially designed to provide you with our pick of the latest research in a handy one-page pdf, ideal for sharing with colleagues and clients within a clinical setting.
Download the InfoBite here
Discover all available InfoBites here
Our Food for your Health campaign Fact Sheets provide a simple overview of many common diseases and symptoms. Dowload the migraine fact sheet here.
Discover more about the BANT Food for your Health Campaign
As a nation, we no longer know how to eat to support our health. We need to reclaim food as the first-line defence in prevention and personal health management.
The BANT Food for your Health campaign has been launched to encourage people to look at their diet with new eyes and adopt a food-first approach to prevent diet-induced chronic illness. The importance of good nutrition, healthy food choices, and supportive lifestyle habits such as regular physical activity, sleep and stress management all combine to give individuals greater autonomy over their health outcomes. Discover a range of free resources, infographics, fact sheets and recipes here.
Find a practitioner here.