#68 Eating for Migraines with Dr Jessica Briscoe and Dr Katy Munro

09 Sep 2020

Dr Jessica Briscoe and Dr Katy Munro are my guests from The National Migraine Centre which is the only national charity that provides a clinic for migraine sufferers and cluster headache patients. They have been delivering expert and evidence-based support for 40 years.

In addition, they are committed to advocating their desperate cause and educating healthcare professionals and started their own podcast called Heads Up, which aims to provide useful information for those suffering with headache.

Migraine is the third most common chronic disease in the world, affecting an estimated one in seven people and two to three times more women than men. In the UK approximately 25 million days are lost each year from work or school because of migraines which is why I wanted to do a comprehensive podcast on this topic discussing food and Lifestyle measures for migraine sufferers.

We discuss:

  • Why regular eating is key and maintenance of glucose and insulin levels to avoid attacks
  • Migraine Diet myths and potential food triggers
  • Low carb, high protein & fat balance measures
  • The potential use of Ketogenic diets for chronic pain and migraine
  • Food supplements with evidence: Magnesium, Vitamin B2, Co-enzyme Q-10
  • More info about migraine lifestyle, prevention and stress reduction techniques


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I do hope that you found that episode as interesting as I did - what a great couple of guests Dr Briscoe and Dr Munro are and highly knowledgeable in the field of Migraines - so much great information to share with you all and I really hope it was helpful to those of you who suffer with migraines.
As we mentioned on the show - here are some of the links to some great migraine resources that you might find useful and please do share this episode with anyone you think could benefit from it.
American Migraine Foundation 
Migraine Trust 
Healthline.com - How Diet Affects Migraines
NutritionGuide website - Migraine
National Migraine Centre - Heads Up Podcast
Heads Up Podcast - Apple
Heads Up Podcast twitter page (@HeadsUpNMC) 
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GUEST: National Migraine Centre

As a specialised clinic we have acquired a substantial body of knowledge over the years; knowledge that is constantly evolving. Some of this comes from being a research centre, but most of it comes from the patients we see. Not only do the results of our research feed directly into our clinical care; the information from our patients also feeds directly into our research. All our medical staff are fully qualified doctors with a specialist interest in migraine and headache, and are registered with the UK’s General Medical Council. Therefore your headaches will never be dismissed as trivial. Our doctors provide expertise on various specialist areas including: neurology, women’s health and ophthalmology. You will be assigned to one specialist who you will usually see at each of your visits.

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