How to potentially reduce migraine headaches with low carb
Elena’s life has been completely transformed since learning about the ketogenic diet. She’s gone from severe daily migraines to almost none. She’s even started to professionally study the effects of ketosis on migraine. In this interview she shares her story and some useful insights for other migraine sufferers. You can watch part of it above (transcript).
When we shared Elena’s story on Facebook dozens of other people reported reduced migraine on low carb. Here are even more people who have shared their stories about reduced migraine issues on low carb:
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More potential benefits of low carb
Why should you consider eating fewer carbs? There are many potential benefits, at all ages (although there’s hardly ever a reason for healthy kids to do a strict low-carb diet).
Here are some of the main benefits, and how to adapt a low-carb diet for your specific needs, to maximize the positive effects on your health.
The four most common benefits
Other common benefits
Possible, less certain benefits
Nutrients 2019: A randomized double-blind, cross-over trial of very low-calorie diet in overweight migraine patients: a possible role for ketones? [moderate evidence]
Neurological Sciences 2021: Effectiveness of ketogenic diet in treatment of patients with refractory chronic migraine [non-randomized study; weak evidence]
BioMed Central Neurology 2019: A ketogenic diet normalizes interictal cortical but not subcortical responsivity in migraineurs [non-controlled study; weak evidence]
Journal of Headache and Pain 2016: Cortical functional correlates of responsiveness to short-lasting preventive intervention with ketogenic diet in migraine: a multimodal evoked potentials study [weak evidence]
European Journal of Neurology 2015: Migraine improvement during short lasting ketogenesis: a proof-of-concept study [prospective observational study; weak evidence]