Supplements & Foods That Ease Migraine

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Key Questions
  • Why should people with migraine disease take dietary supplements?
  • Why is a healthy diet still necessary if we are taking supplements?
  • What should we look for when shopping for supplements?
  • Which supplements may pose risks or be harmful, and which ones offer benefits?
  • Which vitamins are helpful for managing migraine?
  • What are combination supplements and why should we consider them?
  • Why don’t more doctors talk about supplements for migraine disease?
  • What does the research indicate about the efficacy of various diets for managing migraine?
  • Are restriction diets a good idea for treating migraine?
  • How does improved sleep help with our diet?
  • What are the best foods for someone with migraine?
Interview Notes
Treatments Mentioned
  • Amitriptyline
  • Antioxidants
  • Boswellia
  • Butterbur (Petadolex)
  • Coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10)
  • Curcumin (Longvida)
  • Diamine oxidase
  • Feverfew
  • Fiber
  • Ginger
  • Ginkgo
  • Gluten-free diet
  • HeadacheFree Complete Multivitamin
  • Iron
  • Ketorolac (Toradol)
  • Magnesium
  • Melatonin
  • Migra-Well
  • Omega-3 fatty acids (fish oil)
  • Probiotics
  • Riboflavin (vitamin B2)
  • Thiamin
  • Triptans
  • Vitamin D
  • Zinc

Please note: The Migraine World Summit’s aim is to bring you a variety of perspectives and expertise, independent of bias or judgment. Alternative theories presented in this video have not been medically reviewed. Views expressed in this interview do not necessarily represent the views of the Migraine World Summit. Please always consult your health care professional and do your own research before making changes to your treatment plan.

Robert Bonakdar, MD

Pain and Headache Specialist
Scripps Center for Integrative Medicine

Dr. Robert Bonakdar received his M.D. from the University of Nevada School of Medicine and his undergraduate degree in psychobiology from Occidental College in Los Angeles. He received the Richter Fellowship for Independent International Research in the field of Southeast Asian health practices and studied in Singapore, Malaysia, Hong Kong, China, and Indonesia. He completed a clinical and research fellowship in integrative medicine at Scripps Clinic and has been the director of pain management at the Scripps Center for Integrative Medicine in La Jolla, Calif., since 2002.

In addition to family medicine, Dr. Bonakdar is certified in integrative medicine and headache medicine by the United Council for Neurologic Subspecialties (UCNS). He is a Fellow of the American Nutrition Association, and a member of the American Headache Society’s Complementary and Integrative Medicine Special Interest Section, where he has helped create patient education guides. He is active in nutrition research and novel approaches to migraine.

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