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Why can the food you eat affect how you feel? By Rachel Alderson

30 January 2019

Have you ever thought about how the food and drink you consume actually affects how you feel? How your energy, mood, sleep and the way you handle stress may be linked to your diet? And how what we eat may put our body systems out of balance, bringing on symptoms?

As a migraine sufferer herself, Registered Nutritional Therapist, Rachel Alderson, learned the importance of dealing with other health issues and getting herself into the best possible overall health as she worked out how to manage her migraine symptoms. Balancing her blood sugar was the first step….

Is it time to optimise your migraine management by adding in a supporting approach?

What we eat and drink LITERALLY fuels us and forms the building blocks of how our bodies function. Therefore they can have a dramatic effect on how we feel physically and mentally.


Free nutritional information is widely available on the internet but how do you know if any of the suggestions and advice are right for you?

Rachel creates personalised nutrition and lifestyle plans for her clients to support them in managing the symptoms of migraine and improving their quality of life. That means looking at their whole body, considering the root cause rather than just the individual symptom. Together, Rachel and her clients are on a mission to making every day enjoyable, and as pain-free as possible.

For your free, no obligation call with Rachel to find out more about how personalised nutritional therapy may support you in managing your symptoms of migraine, contact the National Migraine Centre (020 7251 3322) or Rachel directly at rachel@rachelaldersonnutrition.com.

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Balancing your blood sugar levels is a key starting point. This helps keep you fuller for longer, keeps your energy levels up with less hunger, cravings and tiredness. It may also support balancing your hormones and help your body cope with stress more easily. If those things are migraine triggers for you, this may set you on the path to managing your migraine symptoms.

But what does blood sugar balancing mean and how do you go about it?

One key point is to include protein in every meal and snack you eat. There are various options such as nuts, seeds, beans, lentils, tofu, eggs, cheese, fish and meat. Plus removing sugar and highly refined carbohydrates from your diet would help (such as white bread, white pasta, white potatoes, white rice, biscuits, cakes and pastries). Together, these steps increase slow-burning body fuel and decrease instant energy, giving your body more sustained energy to keep you going for longer.

For migraine sufferers there are some things which are out of your control. But you can control what you eat and drink so prioritising that, may help you make yourself as fit, well and full of energy as possible.

Find out more about working with Rachel here.

Find out more about Rachel’s nutrition journey here.

You can see Rachel at the National Migraine Centre, have a consultation over the phone or Skype.

For more information  contact the National Migraine Centre (info@nationalmigrainecentre.org.uk) or Rachel on the details below:

e: rachel@rachelaldersonnutrition.com
t: 07788 871058
w: www.rachelaldersonnutrition.com

This general healthy eating advice is not personalised and should therefore be used in conjunction with your knowledge of your personal health history and dietary requirements.


Nutritional therapy is not a replacement for medical advice. Migraine sufferers should consult their GP or a National Migraine Centre doctor for advice, diagnosis and treatment and inform them when they are working with a Nutritional Therapist.