Dr. Oz: Headache Relief Diet
Have you been suffering from headaches and been looking for a natural, effective way to deal with them without pills or prescriptions? You’re in luck! Dr. Joel Fuhrman came by Dr. Oz to unveil his Headache Relief Diet.
Dr. Oz: Eliminate Headache-Causing Foods for Two Weeks
First, you have to eliminate headache-causing foods for two weeks. We’re talking caffeine-containing foods, like coffee, energy drinks, and soda pop. You’ll also want to eliminate products high in animal proteins, like meat, fish, milk, and yogurt. The animal protein raises acid in the tissues that can irritate the brain.
There’s also aged cheeses, peanuts, and chocolate, which can sensitize nerve endings due to a compound they contain. You’ll want to cut those out, too. Red and black beans are also troublesome. Most of the time, they’re a superfood. But people who are sensitive to the tannins of red wine will also be sensitive to the tannins in red and black beans.
For a couple days, you’ll feel worse. But Dr. Fuhrman said this is a good thing because it means the toxins are coming out, so you can get rid of your headaches for the rest of your life.
Dr. Oz: Eat Two Servings of Cruciferous Vegetables for Detoxing
Dr. Oz welcomed Shannon, one of Dr. Fuhrman’s patients. She has had headaches since she was a teen, but when she started with Dr. Fuhrman she was having four-day headaches two times a month. She was there to attest to how well this diet works, because she hasn’t had a headache in two years and she’s lost 65 pounds while being on this diet.
So what is the diet? First off, Dr. Fuhrman recommended eating two servings of cruciferous vegetables daily to remove the headache-causing toxins. The cruciferous vegetables fuel the detox and are critical to the diet.
It’s important to eat them raw. But if you really want to cook them, make sure that you cut them up first and mix in some raw veggies with it.
Dr. Oz: Eat Two Servings of Carotenoids for Inflammation
Dr. Fuhrman said it’s really important to make sure you eat two servings of carotenoids. Carotenoids are antioxidant rich foods like yellow squash, carrots, tomatoes, and beets. Dr. Oz said when he measures the carotenoid levels on people with headaches, they all have incredibly low levels. But these are critical to activate the body’s natural healing and detoxification channels.