Easing the Nausea and Vomiting Associated with Migraine Headaches

Boiled white rice

I’m so thankful that I rarely experience a serious full blown migraine these days, since I’ve learned what foods to avoid.  I’ve done some research on what to do to ease the vomiting and nausea if you or a loved one has a migraine attack.

  • Drink plenty of fluids.  Drink in small sips.
  • Add salt & honey.  Salt recover sodium levels.  Honey compensates for glucose loss.
  • Light vegetable soups are helpful.
  • Juices are beneficial – not acid such as lemon, orange, or tomato juice.  Apple juice or bilberry juices are best.  Apples are a natural antacid.
  • Bananas, white rice, oats, and ginger stop vomiting.
  • Drink rice water to stop vomiting.  White rice has more starch which is beneficial.  Boil 1/2 cup white rice in 1 1/2 cups water for 20 minutes.  Rice can be discarded or eaten with rice water, in this case boil for 30 minutes.
  • Oatmeal is very digestible.  It contains a lot of carbohydrates that provide energy.