Posted by Ueli on November 12, 2001 at 22:49:27:
In Reply to: ill make one more try - i really think this will help some of you !!! posted by guy on November 12, 2001 at 21:12:19:
First of all, I'd like to remark that you must have quite some balls to expect within 2 hours and 20 minutes lots of responses to a post that doesn't say much, except that it could be interpreted as the primer of a scam diet pedlar.
The human animal is omnivorous, and as such used to all sorts of food for millions of years. True, there are some diseases that require the avoidance of certain foods, but clusterheadaches is none of these.
It's sad to see that you picked some really bad examples from the vast migraine trigger list: Chocolate is a trigger for only a few clusterheads, and probably only in the form of 'taste enhanced' (e.g. MSG laced) chocolate bars. As for coffee: Most clusterheads use it to help aborting an attack.
Many people nowadays suffer from allergies, and so do some clusterheads. But if there should be a general connection between allergies and CH, it must have escaped the top shot researcher on CH :-( The only allergy I have is the one against snake oil pedlars.
(and how about if your fresh vegies have been sprayed with MSG, and the beef and chicken fed with hormones and antibiotics?)
The way you demonise the ubiquitous malt lets one wonder why the incidence of CH is not much higher. Do you want to sell us some wondrous, right twisting, specially modified carbohydrate to counteract the evil left twisting maltose?
Should you be just a misguided layman, and not a representative of yet another useless but expensive diet 'cure', I apologize for the aggressiveness of this post.
But the tell tale signs are many: No name that makes sense and no e-mail address; the impatience to get response; promising a wonder cure, but disclosing it in instalments only; the iteration on 'trying to help' (Hey, that's what this board is about, so we don't have to repeat it all the time).
Very skeptical Ueli
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