There are about 40 million people in the United States and a billion worldwide that suffer from migraine headaches. The majority of people afflicted are between 35 and 55, which defines these people as the most productive work years of their lives, now compromised by lost work productivity.
Although migraines are more common in women than men due to hormonal issues, they are characterized by recurring attacks from moderate to severe intensity that can last from hours to days. The additional symptoms can include nausea, dizziness, numbness and extreme sensitivity to light; even sound, smell, and touch.
Research has linked these migraines to deficiencies, especially in Vitamin D, riboflavin, CoQ10 and magnesium. Vitamin D is certainly a simple solution of just getting a reasonable amount of sun daily or a supplement can work as well. You can’t overdose on Vitamin D but you should heed the recommended dosage on the label.
Riboflavin is found in Spinach, asparagus, almonds, and even eggs or you can also buy a supplement. CoQ10 can be found in broccoli, cauliflower, organic chicken, trout, grass feed beef or you can go the supplement route. Foods rich in magnesium would be found in nuts and seeds, avocado, bananas, dark leafy greens, and even organic yogurt but you still have the options to buy a magnesium supplement.
Also, science has shown the greatest pain comes from exposure to light. In the full spectrum of light is a blue wavelength, of which are the sources for many digital devices. Research has shown that this blue light increases the migraine pain that activates the trigeminal nerve, associated with the pain of the migraine. You do not want to be working on your computer or phone while suffering from a migraine, it will simply exacerbate your pain condition.
Although there are pain meds for migraines, most people who suffer from chronic migraines should consider altering their diet to include these, above mentioned, foods or start a regime of supplements to help offset this painful condition.