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Seven common headache triggers

This video is meant to expand your general knowledge about living a healthy life. Please consult with your doctor before making any significant changes in your health practices, diet and nutrition.

In this video, chiropractor Dr. Eric Berg, discusses seven common headache triggers.

The difference between headaches and migraines is that the latter are often more severe and can include other symptoms, such as:

  • nausea,
  • blurred vision,
  • seeing spots,
  • light sensitivity,
  • sound sensitivity,
  • vomiting,
  • having some type of sensation or aura before the headache

Headaches often have triggers. The seven most common triggers include:

  • Stress
  • Food and drink allergies and sensitivities
  • Environment (seasonal allergies, weather changes, etc.)
  • Hormone imbalances
  • Lack of sleep
  • Gallbladder sludge and gut problems
  • Medications (even over-the-counter)

Foods and drinks that may trigger headaches include:

  • Any food you’re allergic to
  • Caffeinated beverages
  • Artificial sweeteners
  • Alcohol (especially wine)
  • Chocolate
  • MSG
  • Cured meats (nitrates)
  • Aged cheeses
  • Pickled foods and fermented foods (tyramine)

Try to think of what happened before you got your headache. Did you consume something a few hours before? Were there any changes in your environment? Did you experience stress?

These questions will help you narrow down the primary triggers of your headache, so you can avoid them.

View the original video here.

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