I have been reading recently on brain GABA and find it a slightly interesting contradiction for us Mavvers.
We all have the list of foods to avoid that potentially cause migraine or can be a trigger for it. And then at the same time a lot of us rely on Benzo’s (Valium, Xanex, Ativan, Klonopin etc) to increase the GABA in our brains in order to keep us calm whether it’s from the dizzies or anxiety or both! (GABA is the brain’s natural anxiety chemical and balance check for other neurotransmitters).
Yet I’ve been reading about having a diet by eating foods that are GABA rich and increase this chemical naturally in the brain. The thing I find odd is that most of these foods appear on our no-go list!
•Almonds, tree nuts
•Oats, whole grain
•Oranges, citrus fruits
•Whole wheat, whole grains
Just throwing that out there as food for thought (pardon the pun)