Anyone on a low lectin diet to control migraines?

I went to a natural Dr and he told me to go on low lectin diet, to avoid sugar and dairy products. Anyone on low lectin diet?

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  1. Luna says:

    Here is an interesting and informative article on lectins.


  2. DonnaFA moderator says:

    Hi denali3, lectins, as you may know, come from grains and beans, among other things (to a lesser degree). You can greatly lower the level of lectins in foods by sprouting grains, seeds and beans. I hope that helps! Let us know how it goes. -Warmly, Donna (Migrane.com team)

  3. delainez says:

    I am not, but it probably wouldn’t hurt to try it. Food can definitely be a trigger.

    I went gluten free last year when I realized that I was gluten intolerant. It took years to figure out because my symptoms were neurological (migraines and neuropathy) rather than gastrointestinal, and since I already got migraines for plenty of other reasons it wasn’t a natural assumption. Once I eliminated gluten my migraine days were reduced by about a third.

  4. Not precisely, but many of us have to strictly control certain aspects of diet because of migraine triggers.’

    I personally cannot have any dairy except in tiny amounts and only cooked into something. Even then, must be careful. The only dairy I have is butter and tiny amounts of whole milk, rarely.

    Sugar has been harder for me to cut, since my diet is so limited currently, though I did give up soda.

  5. denali3 author says:

    Thank you for your answer. My diet is very limited as well. Besides migraine I also have IBS. I’m gluten intolerant, don’t eat meat, no dairy, no soda or caffeine. I have triggers that I haven’t identified.I’m trying everything I can to control the migraines.The lectin diet is my next project. Let’s see how it goes.

  6. Grania says:

    This is the first time I’ve participated in a chat or support group and I’m very grateful for the reminders to totally eliminate a lot of foods from my diet. Do you all keep migraine diaries or is it just too depressing and time-consuming?

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