Diet Instructions: Hydrate with water and minerals

Dehydration is a top headache trigger. Minerals, including salt, are just as important for hydration as water. Hydrate with water and minerals. (learn more).

The following lists make The 3-Day Migraine Diet simple. Click “learn more” in each section for research citations and more information.

Mineral Water

Source: Any mineral water with high levels of minerals (e.g., Pellegrino).

Tap water may contain toxins. As a result, people may filter out all the minerals required for hydration and migraine prevention (learn more).

Vegetables and Water

Source: Fresh vegetable juice from organic vegetables or organic vegetables with filtered water.

Vegetables contain minerals required for hydration and migraine prevention. Non-organic vegetables are also ok, but may contain lower levels of minerals (learn more).

Mineral Supplements

Source: Mineral or electrolyte supplements with no additives (e.g., Saltstick caps or essential electrolytes by NutriBiotic). Needed minerals include sodium, chloride, potassium, calcium, and magnesium.

Sports drinks or electrolyte supplements with sugar and additives are not acceptable.

Sodium, chloride, potassium, calcium (and Vitamin D for absorption) and magnesium are essential electrolytes that prevent dehydration and migraines (learn more).


Source: Consume any high quality salt, such as pink Himalayan, sea salt or kosher salt. High quality table salt is a second option.
Epsom salt baths may also be helpful.

The salt myth has been disproven. Salt is critical for hydration and migraine prevention. Natural salts come with other minerals that are required for hydration. Table salt is void of other minerals and may come with low amounts of toxic anti-caking agents (learn more).

  1. Introduction
  2. The Most Dangerous Foods
  3. Dangerous in Large Amounts
  4. Dangerous in Excess
  5. Food Allergens
  6. Special Circumstances
  7. Foods to Eat
  8. Antioxidants
  9. YOU ARE HERE: Hydration
  10. Supplements
  11. Conclusion

This is not medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Read more.