Which is unfortunate, because I think we all deserve to feel our best every single day. No one should have to suffer from daily headaches. I do.
Every day around 5 pm, sometimes earlier sometimes later, I get a headache. It's like clockwork. It's so consistent, in fact, that if I've been preoccupied with something and lost track of time, my headache makes me realize what time it is.
Every time I tell myself I'm going to tough it out, because I don't like to take medication when I don't absolutely have to. And every time I succumb to Exedrin or whatever is nearby and promises to alleviate my pain.
According to godairyfree.org, which I admit might not be the most unbiased source of information, dairy is one of the primary causes of migraines. 85% of people who were put on a strict diet that eliminated the primary causes of migraines (dairy, wheat, eggs, alcohol, packaged foods) reported a total absence of their migraines.
Frankly, I'm at a loss. I don't want to suffer from these awful headaches everyday, but I don't want to give up dairy either...I must admit though, I have been indulging too much recently.
This is one of the problems with being an all-or-nothing person like I am. I'm a Taurus, what do you expect? As much as I've tried to make myself be more gray and not so strict (or lenient), it just doesn't work for me.
I bring this up because ever since I've become un-vegan, I've gotten a terrible habit of near daily cheese consumption! I love cheese, but I think I could live with eating it only when it's really good, expensive cheese and not just what's lying in the fridge, because it's there.
Cheese also happens to be a trigger food for me. I don't know about you guys, but cheese is one of those foods that I find hard to resist once I've had a piece. It makes me crave more...and more.
This, apparently, comes down to the fact that cheese has morphine in it! So it REALLY is addicting!
|Why do you treat me so bad when I love you?|
Because of my headaches and because of this most recent information, I think I'm going to try to limit my cheese consumption and see if I feel better. I've actually even been toying with the idea of getting an allergy test with my sister to see if there are other foods that could be causing my headaches.
Do any of you have problems with headaches or feeling lethargic after eating certain foods?