I've read a lot of threads about headaches and most of them look to be from a certain food negatively effecting that particular person. I'll explain how it is with me though.
I will get headaches infrequently and they range from very mild to almost a migraine. I do know that overripe bananas give me headaches so I stay clear of those, but I still get headaches every now and then.
My last headache was when I was at work and since I was very busy I wasn't hydrating myself as much as I could or eating when I'd like too. So I was thinking it could be the lack of water or the need to eat something that was giving me the headache. Then towards the end of work though I drank a good half liter of my tap water from home and the headache got much worse!
At that point I was starting to think it wasn't dehydration, but the actual water itself. I'm almost positive my water is fluoridated and I've read a lot about how fluoridated water can give headaches so I suppose that's a possibility.
All that being said this might just be detox, but I can never pin down what is causing these headaches to happen.
I eat bananas, dates, apples, and lettuce at the moment if anyone wants to know.
Sorry to hear your getting these headaches at the moment - I hope I can help :)
I have a few suggestions:
Lettuce does give some people headaches, so you could try a few days without this and see if you feel better. It's a good idea to rotate greens in general, so that you don't get too much of any one thing.
Does the place that you work have fluorescent or energy saving light bulbs? These very commonly cause migraine/severe headaches, so could be what's causing the problem. Google 'migraine from energy saving lighting' for more info.
You might be low on sodium relative to your potassium levels. Eating some organic celery could help with this.
Are you eating organic in general? Chemicals/pesticides can trigger headaches.
Hope one of these suggestions is helpful, and feel free to ask if you have any more questions :)
I didn't know lettuce could cause headaches. I do try and rotate different lettuces or go with spinach or celery when I can.
My work probably has fluorescent bulbs, I would not rule that out. I get these headaches at home too though so I doubt something at work is the real culprit. That one headache I talked about though was by far the worse. I don't want to feel like that again. It took all my concentration to just focus on making it through my shift.
Everything I'm eating now is organic actually. I would say most of the time though I eat maybe 75% organic.
These suggestions did help, thanks. You have given me some things to think about.
I used to be a migraine sufferer and can feel your pain. Nowadays I only get a headache, and it's slight, if I get dehydrated. And it doesn't get immediately better with drinking water. It feels like it takes a little time to build up in your system, or undo the dehydration's effects. And once I have the headache it doesn't feel good to drink a huge amount of water, it feels better to eat juicy fruits. I don't know why this is, nothing scientific here. But I do know that once I'm dehydrated it takes some time to get back to full hydration. I also think stress plays a roll. At least I'm not having 3 day migraines any more- I would totally be knocked out. I try my best to keep the focus on staying hydrated all the time but at times life can get in the way and, well there it is.
I suffered from weekly headaches even after on 811 for a few years. I believe it was due to fatigue and poor digestion. My weak link at the time was overexertion without enough rest and relaxation. Also eating more than my body could handle while not allowing time for proper digestion afterward.
Interesting. Thanks for sharing Nate.
I'm usually pretty good with sleep and relaxation. Oh and sometimes I do have to stuff my face with fruit when I'm not particularly hungry. This could be a factor for me.
I'm glad I found this post because I had a headache since yesterday afternoon. There are some factors that could have played a role - not enough hydration, weather flucuation, the pears that I ate yesterday. The funny thing about pears is I notice when I eat them in the morning I have no problem, but when I eat them for lunch I feel very funny. I've decided yesterday to only eat them in the morning (when at all).
Brian, I hope your headache goes away soon!
Thanks Athena! I hope the best for you too.
Even though I only get them occasionally, 3-4 times a month maybe. Most of them are just mild and pass after I go to sleep. I just got a wake up call with that last headache almost bringing me to my knees.
You're welcome and thank you. As I wrote my post here I was munching lots of persimmons, lol. That seemed to help too. My headache is gone. I actually rarely get headaches myself, but who knows what caused mine.