Charles D. Fritch MD,
FACS, is a renowned
ophthalmologist, founder
of Fritch Eye Care Medical
Center, and Medical
Director of a fully equipped
Ambulatory Center.

Fritch Eye Care Medical Center
8501 Brimhall Road, Suite 401 & 402
Bakersfield, CA 93312
Tel: 661-665-2020


Headache Diet

Chemical Factors

Certain headache patients have a chemical sensitivity to tyramine-containing foods and other vasoactive substances. Below are common dietary causes of headaches:


  • Ripened cheeses (cheddar, emmentaler, gruyere, stilton, brie, and Camembert) Permissible Cheeses: American, cottage, cream and Velveeta.
  • Herring
  • Chocolate
  • Vinegar (except white vinegar)
  • Sour cream, yogurt
  • Nuts, peanut butter
  • Hot fresh breads, raised coffeecakes, and doughnuts
  • Pods of broad beans (Lima, navy, and pea pods)
  • Any foods containing large amounts of monosodium glutamate (Chinese foods)
  • Onion
  • Canned figs
  • Citrus foods (no more than one orange per day)
  • Bananas (no more than ½ banana per day)
  • Pizza
  • Pork (no more than 2-3 times per week)
  • Excessive tea, coffee, cola beverages (no more than 4 cups per day)
  • Avocado
  • Fermented sausage (bologna, salami, pepperoni, summer, and hot dogs)
  • Chicken livers
  • Avoid all alcoholic beverages, if possible. If you must drink, no more than two normal size drinks.
  • Suggested drinks: Haute sauterne, Riesling, Seagram's VO, Cutty Sark, Vodka

Why Are Regular Medical Examinations Important for Everyone?

Eye disease can occur at any age. Many eye diseases do not cause symptoms until the disease has done damage. Since most blindness is preventable if diagnosed and treated early, regular medical examinations by an ophthalmologist are very important. Fritch Eye Care Medical Center provides total eye care for your entire family.

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The physicians of Fritch Eye Care Center specialize in treating Bakersfield LASIK, glaucoma, and cataracts patients. Using cutting-edge technology in their state-of-the-art medical facilities, these Drs. are considered to be specialists in their field.

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