A friend was given this list of foods to avoid if you have Migraines or symptoms of Meniere's! This is from an Ent Dept in a local hospital and the Ent Department: Wonder what you all think and have you been told to follow this strict diet? I will have to give up most everything I eat if I follow this. My doctor said to 'cut back' on salt, did not mention any of these. This is a portion of that list of foods to avoid. Herring;Chocolate; Vinegar (except white), Anything fermented (pickled or marinated), Sour Cream, yogurt, Nuts, Peanut butter, seeds, Sunflower, sesame, pumpkin, etc. Hot fresh breads, raised coffee cakes, raised doughnuts,--but these are permitted if they are allowed to cool. Toast is permitted!! Any food containing large amounts of monosodium glutamate(MSG), Chinese foods Onions, canned foods, citrus food: no more than one servicng per day--orange, grapefruit or glass of orange juice No more than 1/2 half a banana Raisins, Papayas, pizza, excessive Teas, coffee and cola beverages--no more that 2 cups total a day! Avocado, fermented Sausage: Processed meats such as bologna, salami, pepperoni, summer sausage, hot dogs and ham Chicken Livers.