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Headaches from food or drink?

Posted: June 15, 2016
By: Stefany Monroy former intern

               Have you ever thought about how certain meats may be the primary trigger for your constant and annoying headaches? Almost everyone at some point in their life have experienced a headache, and we all know the most common factors contributing to headaches can be stress, anxiety and not getting enough sleep, water or food. However, there are also certain foods that may be the primary cause for your headaches.  

              The majority of processed meats, like hot dogs, bacon, salami, pepperoni, ham and other cured meats contain preservatives such as nitrates. These nitrates can cause the blood vessels to dilate, setting the stage for a headache. You might be asking yourself, how does this happen? Well, our body produces nitric oxide, which is a gas that expands blood vessels. Nitrates increase the production of nitric oxide and the result appears to trigger headaches in sensitive individuals.

              Many drinks and even dried fruit contains a preservative called sulfites.  This is also seen in some wine and champagne.  These can cause major headaches within a few hours after eating or drinking something with sulfites.

              The worst of all is MSG, or mono-sodium glutamate.  This is common in fast foods and in stir fried “Chinese food.”  This preservative can cause significant headaches as well as irritability and hyperactivity.  The big issue with MSG is that there are dozens of names for it.  Look them up here: http://www.truthinlabeling.org/hiddensources.html

The best way to pinpoint the food that is triggering your headaches is by keeping a diary. Studies have shown that keeping track of what you eat for even a few days can help you make changes in your diet. If you are experiencing these constant headaches, try using a notebook, or take advantage of technology and try one of the many special headache apps to keep track of what you are eating. 


Pediatric Adjusting Meme

Posted: July 10, 2015
By: Dr. Drew Rubin

Chiropractic care is so important for your kids' proper development. Come see us today!

Pediatric Adjusting Meme

It's better to grow healthy children, than repair damaged adults 


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MOVE OUT OF YOUR COMFORT ZONE

Posted: March 2, 2015
By: Dr. Drew Rubin

Health is freedom! Do something every day to improve your health!

MOVE OUT OF YOUR COMFORT ZONE


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Kid Natural on Gratitude

Posted: February 10, 2015
By: Dr. Drew Rubin

Kid Natural gives you 5 ways to shift into positive.

Kid Natural on Gratitude

Kid Natural gives you 5 ways to shift into positive.
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Gluten Free By Chelsea Drda, former student intern

Posted: December 19, 2014
By: Dr. Drew Rubin
With abounding food allergy discussions, it can be difficult to make sense of all of the terminology out there. It is important to note that gluten sensitivity/intolerance is not the same as celiac disease or a gluten allergy, but it still has a significant impact on health and can even have symptoms that parallel those of the other two conditions. As noted in Macrobiotics Today in 2010, "most people with gluten sensitivity must follow a gluten-free diet." (1). Food sensitivities can show up in multiple individuals in a family, but even if only one individual is effected, the best way to keep compliant with a gluten free diet is to transition the entire family's habits.

The good news is that converting to a gluten free diet today is much easier than it was 10 or even 5 years ago. Maintaining levels of key nutrients is easily accomplished by using a whole-foods diet which makes use of grains that are naturally gluten free. Such grains include rice, corn, millet, quinoa & amaranth, and actually are better than simply substituting starch or refined rice flour for gluten-filled refined white flour.  It's also a good idea to concentrate on making gluten-free substitutes at home whenever possible; just like their gluten-containing counterparts, processed gluten-free products often contain added sugar, sodium salts, and preservatives. Since busy parents don't always have time to make homemade substitutes, when necessary, look for those with the fewest ingredients.

When you do have time to make gluten free foods at home, the internet is a great resource for recipes, tips, and stories from families who have been living an allergy-free lifestyle.  Paleo diet blogs and cookbooks are also a great resource for gluten-free recipes. An easy way to find additional foods that are naturally gluten free is to shop at a farmer's market or around the outer perimeter of your grocery store; fresh vegetables and fruits are an easy place to start. Fresh meats, fish, and nuts are generally gluten free, but be sure to check the package; poultry in particular has a tendency to have added gluten for filler. Once you reach the initial milestone in the transition to a gluten-free lifestyle, it should be much easier to create and find recipes your family will love.


1. Lugg J. Celiac Disease, Gluten Sensitivity, and the Gluten-Free Diet. Macrobiotics Today. 2010;May;50(3): 22-28. Available from: Alt HealthWatch.

Kid Natural on Exercise

Posted: October 31, 2014
By: Dr. Drew Rubin

How does Kid Natural stay healthy? He exercises, of course!

Kid Natural on Exercise

How does Kid Natural stay healthy? He exercises, of course! 
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The Secret To Good Health

Posted: October 1, 2014
By: Dr. Drew Rubin

Congratulations on discovering the secret to good health, but don't keep it to yourself. Share your love of chiropractic with friends and family!

The Secret To Good Health

Congratulations on discovering the secret to good health, but don't keep it to yourself. Share your love of chiropractic with friends and family!


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Kid Natural on Flu Shots

Posted: September 17, 2014
By: Dr. Drew Rubin

This is one smart kid!

Kid Natural on Flu Shots

Fight off the flu like an all natural samurai ninja. Kid Natural explains why he doesn't need any needles.
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What's In YOUR Garden?

Posted: September 15, 2014
By: Dr. Drew Rubin

Come into the office for a 15-minute consultation to discover the deficiencies in your body and get them corrected with Standard Process supplements.

What's In YOUR Garden?

#Gardeners. Show us what youve been growing this year.
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A Body In Balance Will Heal Itself

Posted: September 12, 2014
By: Dr. Drew Rubin

A Body In Balance Will Heal Itself

Balance your spine & pelvis with chiropractic & heal better.
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