Nutritional deficiencies can cause migraines
According to A. Mauskop and B.M. Altura, of the New York Headache Center, research has shown that migraines can be caused by nutritional deficiencies, specifically a deficiency in magnesium.
Magnesium is a mineral that can relax blood vessels and increase the body’s efficient use of serotonin. The USDA has performed studies that show a high correlation between migraine sufferers and low levels of magnesium.
Magnesium steadies serotonin levels. A dip or rise in serotonin can cause blood vessels to dilate or constrict, which leads to migraines.
Low levels of magnesium can lead to migraines. In the June 24, 2009 issue of “Neurology,” Dr. Tobias Kurth of Harvard Medical School, stated that migraines, especially in women, are a health concern that can lead to more serious conditions such as heart attacks and strokes.
Migraine sufferers should incorporate more magnesium into their diet through foods such as vegetables, legumes and nuts and through magnesium supplements. A supplement specifically designed to target this deficiency in migraine sufferers is a product called MigreLief.