After 25 years of suffering horrific migraines, an English mum found a simple cure.
Forty-six-year old Andrea Henson’s migraines were so bad that on one occasion she wound up in hospital.
'My episodes were always unpredictable, they could come on quickly and affect my vision or be a slow starter, lasting anywhere between one to three days, she told the Daily Mail.
'I was left feeling exhausted and achy but there was nothing anyone could do. As I run my own business, I had to try to soldier on the best I could. It was really hard.'
Andrea was prescribed medication, but as they were really strong she said she was only able to take around four tablets a month.
'This was difficult to manage because the migraines were so regular; although I needed the relief, I had to try and reserve the medication for when I really needed it, or risk not being able to have any at all and really suffering later.'
Andrea, who owns and runs her own catering business, said she was interested gaining a better understanding of food allergies for work.
'The YorkTest came highly recommended by a friend who had been diagnosed with a severe gluten intolerance,’ she said.
At the same time, she wanted to look ‘deeper into my family’s health by getting my husband and children involved and taking a test with me.
'I had no idea that a food intolerance could be causing my migraines at that point.'
Andrea found she has an intolerance to cow’s milk and corn. While her husband has an intolerance to wheat, milk and Brazil nuts.
'Since starting my new eating regime, I’ve gone from having migraines on a weekly basis to having just three in total - they pretty much disappeared after six weeks.'