Headache and Sensitivities to Gluten and Dairy

By | February 20, 2015

Case Report Gluten Headache

Dietary factors are known triggers for migraine head-aches. The most commonly implicated foods are wheat and dairy products. We present a case study of a patient with a 30-year history of debilitating migraine head-aches who showed no benefit from various pharmaceu-tical interventions. Special panels for gluten and cross-reactive foods and a multiple autoimmune reactivity screen revealed significantly high levels of antibodies against wheat proteomes, transglutaminase, and dairy-related antigens. Not only did the implementation of a gluten-free and dairy-free diet result in an amelioration of the migraine headache symptomatology, the clinical improvements correlated with a significant decline in the levels of a majority of the previously elevated anti-bodies. This finding indicates that diet plays a significant role in a subgroup of patients with migraine headaches.

Download the report by David Perlmutter,MD, FACN, ABIHM; Aristo Vojdani,PhD, MSc, CLS

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