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DIET MODIFICATIONS For Headache

Foods to Avoid

  • Chocolate
  • Deli meats - Hot Dogs, Ham, Bacon, Bologna, sausage….etc.
  • Anything aged, dried, fermented, salted, smoked or pickled. Watch out especially for pepperoni, salami and liverwurst.
  • Cheese - Aged cheeses are the worst ( cheddar, parmesan, blue cheese)…………. American cheese, farmers cheese, cottage cheese and cream cheese are O.K..
  • Vegetables -sauerkraut, pickles, olives. Any fermented soy products (ie miso, soy sauce, teriyaki sauce). MSG, Meat tenderizer, Seasoned salt. Beware of Chinese food.
  • Nuts and seeds- any hard, chewy or crunchy foods or candies, ie. Bagels, French bread, pizza crust, beef jerky, chewing gum, ….etc.
  • Wine and beer- If you must drink, two oz. of vodka, gin, rum or whiskey is allowed. You should not drink more than 2 cups of coffee or cola per day.
  • Other - Tyramine, Sulfates, nitrates, glutamates, hydrolyzed or autolized (anything), malt extract, glutamate, yeast extract/food/nutrient, sodium caseinate, textured protein