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Need Another Reason to Eat Fresh Foods? Tyramine

Tyramine is a substance produced by the amino acid Tyrosine.  It’s found naturally in some foods, plants, and animals . It can also be created when food is cured or aged, or through fermentation and spoilage. Patients who take monoamine oxidase inhibitors (MAOIs), including certain antidepressants and medications for Parkinson’s disease, may experience serious side effects if they follow a tyramine rich diet. Tyramine builds up in these patients resulting in side effects such as palpitations, headaches, nausea and vomiting. The most dangerous side effect is extremely high blood pressure that may result in stroke or death. Also, patients who suffer from frequent headaches…

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Headaches are Caused by Dehydration?

Did you know that 80% of headaches are caused by dehydration? On especially hot days, nine degrees or more above average, your risk of getting a migraine jumps 8%. Our brains are mostly water and when you reduce the water content in your body your brain literally shrinks because your blood flow function becomes disrupted and causes a reduction of flow to the brain. This in turn causes inflammation. In short, your body simply does not have enough water to function properly. You can recognize a dehydration headache because it causes pain when you move. To improve the symptoms, reduce…

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Migraines: Causes and Cures

Migraine headaches have been in the news a lot lately, and not just because it’s summer, kids are out of school and mothers from Weston to Pinecrest are collectively massaging a dull, throbbing pain at the temples. Cindy McCain, wife of Senator John McCain, has been generating a lot of news coverage lately about this condition in the hopes of generating awareness and creating new research opportunities. Although the exact cause of migraines is still not well understood, the problem is considered to originate in the nervous system. It is believed that migraines occur when blood vessels in the brain…

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