The first step in the nutritional management of diet-triggered headaches is eating a well-balanced diet. It is especially important to eat three meals a day with a snack at night or 6 small meals spread through out the day. You should include a good protein source at each meal/snack (i.e. milk, meat, fish) and should avoid eating high sugar foods by themselves, especially when excessively hungry. These actions will help to prevent the "hunger headache."
If you are taking an MAOI drug (i.e Nardil, Parmate) you need to follow a low-tyramine diet.
I had my first migraine at age seventeen. I suffered with the pain, nausea, and sensitivity to light. Over the next 20 years, I went from doctor to doctor looking for relief. I was put on Inderal as a preventative, which worked for a few...
Tyramine is produced in foods from the natural breakdown of the amino acid tyrosine. Tyramine is not added to foods. Tyramine levels increase in foods when they are aged, fermented, stored for long periods of time, or are not fresh.