I keep seeing "DAIRY" listed as a potential headache trigger, which seems like a very general term. whey protein powder and ghee are both dairy, but ghee has no protein. Is cream the same as butter as a trigger food?
I have the impression that when people are "allergic" to to a food, they are reacting to the protein. Perhaps that's not the same thing when it comes to triggering "tension headache".
So, by what mechanism might "dairy" trigger tension headaches?
asked byCaveMan_Mike (3275)
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on November 20, 2013
at 05:01 PM
Oranges trigger migraines for me but contain less than a gram of dietary protein. I'm curious if there are proteins in the orange that trigger the migraine? Is there a difference between dietary protein and the cellular proteins your body responds to?
on November 19, 2013
at 10:08 PM
this sounds like a question for the robb wolf or chris kresser podcast ;). My best guess is something to do with casein being an allergen and messing with the gut-brain axis. could also be the inflammatory effect from casein, or even just lack of digestion of lactose that could be putting stress on the sympathetic nervous system... it depends on the person, i actually tend to get a headache if i eat a LOT of dairy that's not butter/ghee. i tried a little googling.. may want to do some deeper research and ask questions on some of the podcast guys