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Is your diet causing headaches?

It is a well-known fact that frequent headaches are often related to one's diet. Find out here whether you are eating correctly.

How much water do you drink daily?



How many meals (including snacks) do you eat daily?



How often do you eat sugary foods (sweets, chocolate, jam, cooldrinks, etc)?



How often do you drink alcohol?



If you do drink alcohol, do you ever drink red wine, champagne, or vermouth?



How often do you drink tea (excluding herbal), coffee, cola beverages or energy drinks?



How often do you eat cheese?



How often do you consume chocolates or chocolate drinks?



How often do you eat peanuts or peanut butter?



How often do you eat foods containing monosodium glutamate (MSG) (e.g. packet or canned soups and sauces, instant pasta, Chinese foods, etc.)?



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Dr Elliot Shevel is a South African migraine surgery pioneer and the founder and medical director of The Headache Clinic in Johannesburg, Durban and Cape Town, South Africa. The Headache Clinic is a multidisciplinary practice dedicated to the diagnosis and treatment of Primary Headaches and Migraines. Dr Shevel is also the main author of all scientific publications generated by his team. He recently won a high level science debate in which he was able to prove that the current migraine diagnosis and classification is not based on data. Tertiary Education - Dr Shevel holds both Dental and Medical degrees, and practises as a specialist Maxillo-facial and Oral Surgeon. Follow the Headache Clinic on Twitter@HeadacheClinic . Read the Headache Clinic's latest article on headaches during the holidays.

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