Around 75 percent people become migraine free once they eliminate milk from their diet.
A study found that around 75 percent of migraineurs become migraine free when they eliminate just milk from their diet. Around 6 months after this study, 9 migrianeurs volunteered to drink milk again, and their attacks began within first week, with one of them requiring sedation and hospitalization. ( research link)
Milk is also the Biggest Allergen
Migraineurs experience more allergic reactions to food than normal people. (research link).
Many migraine studies in the past point to many common allergens, including milk, as a problem that should be eliminated (research link).
Milk emerged as the top 8 allergens that account for around 94 percent of all allergic reactions(FDA link).
Studies in 2007 and 2010 clearly point to milk as top IgG allergen
Milk emerged as the biggest IgG allergen in 2007 study elimination of which successfully reduced migraines in 79 percent of patients (check research link ).
Again milk was the biggest IgG allergen in a 2010 study which also reduced migraine attacks in patients. (check research link )
Many people lose ability to digest lactose
75 percent people lose ability to break down lactose once they grow up and this leads to milk rotting for hours in the stomach, producing inflammation and gas (research link).
Milk leads to acne flare up and increased migraine attacks
Acne is completely absent in large populations that usually don’t drink milk (research link).
Milk increases acne (research link).
Children with migraines have 8 times the odds of also having acne flare outs (research link).
Both migraines and acne are associated with increased levels of IgE allergens and inflammation from milk (research link).
Reduce or eliminate milk for migraine prevention and skin health.
Many milk products contain significant amount of free glutamic acid.
Free glutamic acid is a big migraine trigger.
Higher biogenic amines levels
Milk products like aged cheese have large amounts of the biogenic amines tyramine and histamine.
Biogenic amines are a top migraine trigger.
Milk is also a IBS Trigger
Most migraine food trigger also take an average of two to three days to trigger attacks (research link).
IBS is closely associated with migraine attacks and elimination diets have been hugely successful at treating both conditions (research 2).
Even migraine health professionals avoid milk
In a study, Harvard Medical School found that female health professionals with migraines avoid low-fat milk and wine.
If they avoid low-fat milk, maybe as a migraine sufferer, you should too (reserach link).
Low-fat milk has higher amounts of glutamic acid
Low-fat milk has more glutamic acid than regular milk and is also associated with childhood obesity (research link).
Glutamic acid and obesity increase the risk of migraines.
Milk and its products can be highly allergenic, and hard on stomach. They also contain significant amounts of hormones, glutamic acid, and many biogenic amines such as tyramine and histamine.
Clarified butter, grass-fed butter, or ghee contain less milk protein and are perfect for consumption by migraineurs