View Full Version : Horrible Headaches - what to eat, what to avoid
05-29-2006, 10:33 PM
I've been raw for 29 days (woo hoo!) and have been experiencing the worst headaches ever for the last few days. I'm not dehydrated 'cause I drink a ton of water. Any ideas about which raw foods might contributed to headache and which raw foods might help ease a headache? Thanks.
05-30-2006, 12:52 AM
Oh, I'm so sorry you are going through this, on the other hand I am so happy you are going through this,
I'm sorry you are experiencing pain, but I am glad you are detoxing.
well, I know that willow bark tea works (it is aspirin, naturally)
also vinegar on your forhead, lights down, hands warmer than your head, celery juice,
lavendar essential oils to smell
rescue remedy, a couple drops in water
valarian root (tastes terrible, best if in capsules)
and my favorite, is a honey dew fast, all you eat is water and honey dew melon, you can eat it or juice it, tastes excellent, and works for me.
also rest, sleep, rest sleep, rest rest rest sleep
I can only tell from my experience:
I get terrible headaches from avocados, which might be either due to their fat content or because of containing tyramine, which is sad to cause headaches.
Being histamine-intolerant (=HI) (tested via blood), I probably cannot metabolize tyramine, which is also metabolized by an enzyme called Diamine Oxidase (is low in HI). Some people also are affected by bananas, which contain some tyramine. Not me, so may be it´s all the fat going through the blood from the avocados, which might diminish oxygen supply to the brain resulting in headaches. However, I can only guess. Since discovering my avocado-intolernace (a true allergy was ruled out) I don´t eat them any longer and had no headache since going avo-free.
05-30-2006, 06:33 AM
I have a bad headache also, it's the second one in a 2 week period. This one may not be as bad as that first one--that one was from you know where lol. And I'm not 100 % raw--I figure I'm about 80 %. maybe more but it's hard to guess what it really is. But I also have to take Plavix for about 3 more months because of the stent they put in me after my heart attack. And aspirin. Though I am proud of myself because I didn't have a hot dog yesterday when our family gathered. But I did have some potato chips. But I think it's like that--progress comes in big steps and small ones too. But yesterday my youngest who still lives at home (she's 17) started reading Alyssa's book and she was impressed. She wants to start eating raw. That really makes me happy.
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