Hi I am Sarah and I have been a chronic migraine sufferer for 20 years, but with medication and a Tyramine free diet I now have my life under control.
This blog is about information and recipes relating to the book: Heal Your Headache: The 1-2-3 Program for Taking Charge of Your Pain by David Buchholz, MD. I have had trouble getting information about the amino acid Tyramine that causes all the trouble so I am creating this blog to help others that suffer like me. I will be blogging ingredients that are available in Australia and talking about the foods that work and are giving me a pain free life.
good new PDF source of information of Tyramine:
I hope people find it helpful.
So I have been on this diet for a while now and have had some really low points and some really high points. At the moment things are going really well I have just tried loosening up on the diet a bit after being very sick with migraines all the time for a couple of months. I have just this month started eating plain commercially made supermarket bread and have been fine. Also Colby cheese, milo and tomato paste, it might not seem like very much but it feels like a revolution to me after a couple of years on such a restricted diet. I will start blogging the new things that I have been eating soon.
I’ll just add a note to that post that – the big trigger that I had been missing for years was soy. I was a soya milk drinker and not realising that this was causing migraines. So I now have removed all soy products and have seen a huge improvement. I have been so well I have even started eating chocolate which I love and thought I couldn’t eat for years. I only eat organic milk chocolate (the dark is to much) with no artificial colours, flavours or additives.