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Find relief from migraines with diet

If you've ever experienced a migraine, there's no doubting what it is. The pain can be excruciating and debilitating. Once the pain is gone, many sufferers are saddled with a "migraine hangover," in which they feel drained. Migraines are distinguished by moderate to severe pulsating pain, usually on one side of the head. Sufferers may experience nausea, vomiting, visual disturbances, and sensitivity to light, sound, and even touch.

The Migraine Research Foundation estimates that 12 percent of the population suffers from migraines -- some as often as 15 times a month, greatly affecting quality of life. Migraines tend to run in families; about 90 percent of sufferers have...