Like migraines, hormonal headaches are usually on one side of your head. Estrogen is believed to be the main reason why women have more migraines than men, which is why women tend to have them right before or during their periods when their estrogen levels drop.
What to eat:
Magnesium is especially helpful if you’re prone to monthly headaches, calming nerves when they get overexcited. Try and get 450 mg of magnesium a day from foods like spinach and Swiss chard, which give you almost 40 percent of your daily need. Other good sources are sweet potatoes, bananas, sunflower seeds and sesame seeds. Get Dr. Oz’s magnesium grocery list here!