10 Foods May Cause Headaches and Migraines

More than 37 million Americans are affected by debilitating head pain. Many of these migraines and headaches are caused by hormonal changes, stress and TMJ, but what you may not know is migraines are also often triggered by certain foods. Here’s a list of 10 foods to avoid in order to minimize your migraines:

  1. Avocado –  Although loaded with healthy fats, avocados contain tyramine, which has been linked to migraines.
  2. Citrus Fruits – Similar to bananas, citrus fruits include the same migraine-inducing duo compounds, tyramine and histamine.
  3. Processed Meats – Tyramine and the preservatives in processed meats are found to be followed by a migraine. Be especially cautious of bacon, hot dogs and sausage.
  4. Yeast Breads – Coumarin is a natural chemical in yeast which causes migraines.
  5. #Aged Cheeses – Manage your migraines by avoiding this tyramine-packed culprit.
  6. Whole Milk – Avoid the double whammy of choline and casein found in whole milk.
  7. Beans – From kidney beans to string beans, the tannins found in most beans are a headache…literally.
  8. Alcohol – The tyramine found in wine and spirits can induce head pain. Specifically, be extra cautious with red wine which contains both tyramine and sulfites.
  9. #9: Artificial sweeteners –  The excitotoxins found in these sweeteners make neurons fire spasmodically and are therefore thought to be linked to migraines. It’s worth noting that some migraine sufferers are triggered by all sweeteners, while others are only affected by a select few.
  10. #10: Vinegar – Steer clear of red and balsamic vinegar and choose a white vinegar instead. The tyramines found only in red vinegars are linked with triggering migraines.

ABC2 is “In Focus” with Breakthrough RPT™ Treatment

The news media can’t get enough of Reflexive Pattern Therapy™ (RPT™) and its creator Andrew Bloch of Advanced Wellness Systems. The latest coverage, just out about the one-of-a-kind pain treatment: a comprehensive “IN FOCUS” report from ABC2 News in Baltimore. Reporter Trang Do even tries RPT™ herself, and gets a third-party chiropractor to give the treatment a thumbs up.  

On air, Do reports on the unique RPT™ process, which, when you first see it, looks like mild slapping and hitting. The treatment is fascinating to watch. Derived from Eastern and Western medicine, Bloch’s technique allows him to identify involuntary patterns in a patient’s movement and detect pain. The so-called “slapping and hitting” allows him to essentially reset the body and deliver fast results.

“When you have problems with your phone, what do you do? You want to reset it,” says Bloch. “You just reset it almost like a default button. It’s the same thing I’m doing with the body. I’m basically resetting the nervous system and when you reset it, amazing things happen.”

RPT™ has incredible results for Bloch’s patients. In the story, 12 Labours CrossFit Columbia competitor Teresa Luz discusses her treatment for a back injury during a critical competition. After RPT™, Luz was able to compete pain free, and the team qualified for the national competition.

RPT™ also helps patients with chronic pain like Billy Hunter, who suffers from arthritis. While Hunter was initially a skeptic, he’s now a believer after a few RPT™ treatments. “It sounds very strange,” says Hunter, “But it works! And that’s the important thing. It works and I’m out of pain.”

Do tried RPT™ herself and reports the treatment does not hurt at all. While she doesn’t suffer from any chronic pain, Bloch was able to identify tender spots she hadn’t noticed. After treatment, Do says her tenderness went away instantly.

GMW: Dr. Brian Paris Shares Natural Ways to Stay Energized

Energy Crisis

More than half of American adults drink at least three cups of coffee a day. While most of us need a cup of Joe to start the day, Dr. Brian Paris of Advanced Wellness Systems says too much caffeine has its downfalls. On air with Good Morning Washington anchor Larry Smith, Dr. Paris shares natural ways to stay energized throughout the day without $5 lattes and miniature energy shots.

“We have an energy crisis,” warns Dr. Paris. Society’s chronic fatigue triggered by stress, sleep deprivation, and poor nutrition is causing dependency on short-lived and unhealthy “pick me ups.”

Surprisingly, coffee, in moderation, isn’t as bad as you think. Because coffee is natural, its antioxidants and amino acids can fight conditions like Alzheimer’s disease and diabetes. However, caffeinated sodas, energy drinks and coffee-based beverages (like those syrup-ladened iced coffees) lead to dehydration, sleep deprivation and irritability, because they’re loaded with refined sugars and preservatives.

Dr. Paris recommends substituting less caffeinated drinks and healthy foods for coffee for natural energy. If you must have a little caffeine in your system, particularly when you want to linearize your thoughts while completing tasks, turn to herbal teas and drinks Yerba mate that are less acidic. Super foods likes apples, avocados, apples, chia seeds, kale and strawberries provide a natural boost of energy too.