Menstrual Migraine Category

Menstrual Migraines are More Severe, Last Longer and are More Resistant to Treatment

March 12th, 2017

Menstrual Migraine Formula

DON’T LET YOUR MENSTRUAL MIGRAINES BECOME CHRONIC MIGRAINES 

Menstrual migraines are difficult to control.  Approximately 1 in 7 adults have migraines, but women are three times more likely to be affected than men and 60% to 70% report a menstrual relationship to their migraine attacks.  Menstrual related migraine attacks are often more severe, last significantly longer, and are more resistant to treatment than the usual non-menstrual migraine attacks.

Menstrual migraines that occur only monthly can progress into chronic migraines.  Researchers are discovering that migraines beget migraines, the more you have the more you will tend to get.

According to a study published in the medical journal, Cephalalgia:

  • > On average, a menstrual migraine lasted 23.4 hours vs 16.1 hours for non-menstrual migraines.
  • > Menstrual migraines cause more disability and inability to function in daily tasks than non-menstrual migraines
  • > Medications to treat the pain of migraines were 50% less effective when used to treat menstrual migraines.
  • > Even when the pain medication did work, the risk of the menstrual migraine reoccurring was much more likely.

The authors of the study concluded by saying – “Menstrual migraines may require a treatment approach different from that of non-menstrual migraines.”

Other literature indicates only 13.5% of sufferers are pain-free after 2 hours compared to 32.9% of non-menstrual migraine attacks.  This indicates that 86.5% of menstrual migraine sufferers and 67.1% of non-menstrual migraine sufferers do not achieve complete relief from debilitating migraine pain after 2 hours.

The “Terrible Twosome” of Hormonal Fluctuations and Insulin Resistance Can Wreak Havoc on a Woman’s Over-All Health and Cause Symptoms of PMS, PCOS and Menstrual Migraines

Insulin resistance is the body’s inability to respond well to insulin, which controls blood sugar levels and can lead to Type II diabetes, abdominal weight gain and migraines.  High insulin levels due to insulin resistance increase the production of the male hormone, testosterone. High testosterone levels cause symptoms such as body hair growth, acne, irregular periods and weight gain (all of these are PCOS symptoms).

 

There is a Direct Relationship between Hormones and Migraines

Headaches in women, particularly migraines, have been related to changes in the levels of the female hormones estrogen and progesterone before, during and after a woman’s menstrual cycle. Estrogen, progesterone and even testosterone levels can fluctuate significantly a few days before and after menstruation leading to migraines and causing symptoms of PMS (Premenstrual Syndrome) and PCOS (Polycystic Ovary Syndrome) such as:

PMS Symptoms:

  • » Menstrual migraines
  • » Anxiety
  • » Overeating
  • » Breast Swelling
  • » Weight Gain
  • » Bloating
  • » Irritability & Mood Swings|
  • » Abdominal and Pelvic Cramps
  • » Fatigue
  • » Headaches
  • » Changes in Libido
  • » Depression
  • » Insomnia
  • » Acne
  • » Hives

 

PCOS Symptoms:

  • » Hair loss: similar to male pattern baldness
  • » Obesity and inability to lose weight
  • » Acne

MigreLief+M and Menstrual Migraines

In addition to the 3 ingredients in Original MigreLief, drug-free MigreLief+M contains 5 additional ingredients that have been shown to not only balance blood sugar swings and the hormonal fluctuations that lead to menstrual migraines, but to also significantly decrease PMS pre-menstrual and PCOS symptoms.

 

Ingredients: 

Riboflavin (Vitamin B-2, 400 mg/day)*

Puracol Feverfew (100 mg/day)*

Magnesium (citrate/oxide, 360mg/day)*

Chasteberry extract (175 mg/day)

L-Theanine (100 mg/day)

D-Biotin (15 mg/day)

Pyridoxine Hydrochloride (vitamin B-6, 100 mg/day)

Chromium Picolinate

*Riboflavin, feverfew and magnesium are listed in the American Academy of Neurology’s Guidelines for Migraine Prevention (Detailed Ingredients Description)

 

MENOPAUSE & MIGRAINES

Migraine headaches can severely affect women undergoing the changes of menopause.  Statistics indicate that migraines in women tend to increase during the approach to menopause and during menopause; however, they tend to decrease or go away after menopause.

Some women who have never had migraines develop them as they enter the period before (pre and peri-menopause) and during menopause.

 

MigreLief Making a Difference

Until MigreLief+M, no one product was available to address both hormonal and blood sugar fluctuation, migraines and other symptoms associated with a woman’s hormones or menstrual cycle.

Try MigreLief+M today!

 

To the Best of Health,

Curt Hendrix, M.S., C.C.N., C.N.S.
Chief Scientific Officer, Akeso Health Sciences
Makers of MigreLief.com

 

The Man Behind Popular MIGRAINE HEADACHE Supplement “MIGRELIEF” – Making a Difference in the Lives of Migraine Sufferers Worldwide for over 20 years

January 1st, 2016

Curt Hendrix, M.S., C.C.N., C.N.S. Curt Hendrix, M.S, C.C.N, C.N.S, is the Chief Science Officer for Akeso Health Sciences, the manufacturer of the highly successful, comprehensive migraine prevention supplement “MigreLief Triple Therapy with Puracol” for which he is best known.  Multi-patented MigreLief was made available to the public in 1996, and is a 100% drug-free dietary supplement formulated for long term migraine relief and the prevention of chronic migraines.  Curt is dedicated to the research and development of natural medicines for specific medical conditions, and innovative leading edge solutions for migraine sufferers worldwide.

Curt has been named as the Principal Scientific Investigator in multiple National Institutes of Health (NIH) governmental grants studying the benefits of natural medicines on disease.

He is currently working under an NIH grant and as principal investigator for research and development of his all-natural combination drug for arresting the development of Alzheimer’s disease.

FOREMOST AUTHORITY ON NATURAL MEDICINE

Considered a foremost authority on nutritional applications of herbal and natural medicine (based on scientific application) Curt’s unique combination of education, training and experience in chemistry, medicine, nutrition, the supplement industry, NIH sponsored research and pharmaceutical drug development, generates a perspective leading to an intimate understanding of the workings of the human body.

Curt has spent the last several decades researching and archiving the potential benefits, effects and mechanisms of literally thousands of naturally occurring compounds (plants, amino acids, vitamins/minerals and their metabolites and other nutrients and supplements).  His efforts in developing “natural-based” medicines led to his creating disease specific monographs in areas such as Migraine, Osteoporosis, Osteoarthritis, Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia, Depression and more, approved for Continuing Education credits for physician license renewal.

CUTTING EDGE RESEARCH PROJECTS

Involved in many cutting edge research projects, Curt is also Chief Science Officer for a privately held, specialty pharmaceutical company, Concourse Health Sciences.  At Concourse, he is in charge of formulation and development of new drugs derived or based upon naturally occurring compounds.  He is currently working on “safer-medicines” for cardiovascular disease, Alzheimer’s, endometriosis, hepatic encephalopathy, weight loss, diabetes and interstitial cystitis.

After spending two years in a physical chemistry PhD program at the City University of New York, Curt obtained a Master’s Degree in Human Nutrition from the University of Bridgeport. He is board certified both in clinical nutrition (CCN) and as a nutrition specialist (CNS) from the American Academy of Nutrition.

His extensive research, knowledge and expertise has also led to the formulation and manufacturing of various natural supplements for specific medical conditions where current prescription and over-the-counter (OTC) medicines are sub-optimal.  Some of these supplements and drugs are currently available to the public, others are pending release. He holds many U.S. patents with additional patents pending.  His supplements have been proven effective by extensive research and monitored by an excellent quality control system.

NIH SPONSORED RESEARCH

Curt has spent many years of his studies and research trying to identify a “unifying” theory of aging and the chronic degenerative disease with which it is associated – Alzheimer’s.  In 2006 he was named as the principal investigator of an United States NIH sponsored grant to study the effects of a combination drug of naturally occurring compounds on the progression of Alzheimer’s in transgenic mice. This research was done in conjunction with the University of California, Irvine. The results of this study, soon to be published, demonstrated the ability of the combination to completely arrest the cognitive decline normally seen in this mouse model.  In addition, the combination drug significantly decreased the pathophysiology normally seen in the brains of these mice. In fact, normal mice that received the combination were “smarter” than normal mice who were just given regular mouse chow.  In 2009 he again was appointed principal scientific investigator of a NIH sponsored grant to continue his ground breaking work on arresting the development of Alzheimer’s disease.

 

ON THE ROAD WITH MIGRELIEF

Curt Hendrix at Primed Convention 2012 explaining the science behind MigreLief to physiciansDeveloping safer medicines and leading edge solutions to combat disease keeps Curt busy but he still finds time to travel throughout the USA, sharing the science behind MigreLief that made it the definitive leader in nature-based drug-free migraine control, and a trusted valuable migraine prophylactic tool of health care professionals and patients alike.

 

CREATING MIGRELIEF – a personal note

I understand the impact that migraines have on the life of a sufferer, their friends and loved ones.  For the past 27 years I lived with the pain, worry and fear that migraine attacks bring on. When my wife was an adolescent, she hit her head on the windshield of the car during an automobile accident. From that day on, chronic, painful migraines were a consistent part of her life. We spent years hoping that each migraine would not progress and lead to another trip to the emergency room for a shot of morphine and other very powerful drugs we desperately wanted to avoid.

Even the prescription drugs that my wife’s headache specialists recommended had significant side effects. They would sometimes help the migraine pain to diminish or resolve only to find that her migraine would come back in a day or two.  The more medication she used for migraines, the more rebound headaches she would have, creating a vicious cycle of prescription drug use.  I found that unacceptable, so being a chemist and researcher I learned everything I could about migraines hoping I could help my wife avoid a lifetime of merely treating the pain with side-effect prone drugs.

The result of this research was my formulating and receiving two United States patents for a combination of three naturally occurring ingredients found in MigreLief that have since helped tens of thousands of migraine sufferers avoid a multitude of migraines over the past 20 years.

Over the years, I have been thrilled to know that MigreLief was the one therapy that made the difference in the lives of countless sufferers and I never get tired of reading the heart-warming success stories from long time sufferers or receiving great feedback from health care professionals.  This inspires all of us at Akeso Health Sciences, a family owned company, to work diligently to inform the world of this great alternative to suffering a lifetime of pain.

 

Curt Hendrix, M.S., C.C.N., C.N.S.

 

UPDATE: In addition to MigreLief’s three daily formulas designed for long-term maintenance of chronic migraines, we’re delighted to offer MigreLief-NOW – a fast-acting drug-free rescue formula. Select the daily formula that fits your needs, and keep MigreLief-NOW on hand for those days when you need help fast.

 

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bottle children's 141x211CURT HENDRIX on CHILDREN’S MIGRELIEF:

“There is NOT one prescription drug approved by the FDA for use by children with migraines. The side-effects of these drugs are significant in adults and not an option most parents would want to subject a child to. Children’s MigreLief is the perfect solution… a vitamin, a mineral and a plant, all well known for their safety, efficacy and low side-effects to establish normal vascular function instead of a lifetime on pain killers and abortive drugs.”

 

CURT HENDRIX on MIGRELIEF +M (menstrual-hormonal formula)bottle M 141

“MigreLief+M is the first of its kind supplement aimed at preventing migraines and other symptoms associated with a woman’s menstrual cycle.  There is a direct relationship between hormones and headaches.  Headaches in women, particularly migraines, have been related to changes in the levels of the female hormones estrogen and progesterone before, during and after a woman’s menstrual cycle. These hormone levels fluctuate dramatically and are associated with a large percentage of migraines in women.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Where to Buy MigreLief?

May 10th, 2015

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WHERE TO BUY MIGRELIEF:

Within the United States: MigreLief can be purchased from the manufacturer online at MigreLief.com or in many independent pharmacies.  If your pharmacist doesn’t stock MigreLief, you can ask them to order it for you. They should have it in stock within 24 to 48 hours, as most major drug/OTC pharmaceutical distributors carry MigreLief.

Are you looking for a nearby store where to buy MigreLief?  MigreLief is available in select stores, pharmacies, and doctor’s offices throughout the United States. Use MigreLief’s Store Locator to find a location near you that carries MigreLief.

Outside of the United States: To purchase MigreLief online go to: MigreLief.com or call 1-800-758-8746 to speak with a MigreLief representative. Order 3 directly from MigreLief.com and shipping is free – perfect for migraine-sufferers located outside of the United States.

 

Proven Track Record – Healthcare Professionals and Consumer/Patients Trust MigreLief

Effective Non-Prescription Option for Migraine Control
As a safe, nutritional approach to managing migraines, MigreLief has been the supplement of choice for chronic migraine sufferers since 1997, many of whom were introduced to MigreLief through their neurologists or other healthcare professionals.

MigreLief was formulated to address the underlying nutritional deficiencies and imbalances that can cause migraines and are common to many migraine sufferers.  As MigreLief’s popularity continues to grow, migraine sufferers are becoming increasingly aware of the need to maintain healthy and normal cerebrovascular tone and function. (“Cerebrovascular” refers to the blood vessels that supply the brain.) MigreLief’s Triple Therapy ingredients (3 mechanisms of action) help you to maintain the already normal cerebrovascular function you have on non-migraine days.  (MigreLief Ingredients)

 

New to the MigreLief Community?

Here is why MigreLief should be your FIRST CHOICE if you suffer chronic migraine headaches:

  • * It works!
  • * Triple Therapy ingredients are proven to lower the frequency and intensity of migraines and are listed in The American Academy of Neurology’s Guidelines for Migraine Prevention.
  • * Taken daily as you would a vitamin
  • * Multi-patented formula
  • * Addresses the underlying nutritional deficiencies and imbalances that can cause migraines
  • * Helps to maintain normal cerebrovascular tone and function
  • * No harmful side-effects
  • * Safe for men, women and children over the age of 2.
  • * Neurologists, leading headache clinics, pharmacists…recommend
  • * May be combined with other migraine medications or used by itself
  • * Created by Curt Hendrix, M.S., C.C.N., C.N.S. -Chief Science Officer of Akeso Health Sciences and Concourse Health Sciences;  Named as Principal Scientific Investigator in multiple NIH (U.S. National Institutes of Health) governmental grants studying the benefits of natural medicines on disease.

 

To the Best of Health,

~ The MigreLief Team

Best Migraine Treatment

 

 

Menstrual Migraine Relief – SALE – MigreLief+M

October 23rd, 2013

IF YOU SUFFER MENSTRUAL MIGRAINES – MIGRELIEF+M WILL CHANGE YOUR LIFE!

MigreLief +M Coupon Code

Menstrual migraines that occur only monthly can progress into chronic migraines, therefore the time to address your migraines is now.

MigreLief+M contains the same triple therapy ingredients as Original Formula (Magnesium, Riboflavin (B-2) and Puracol Feverfew, plus 5 additional ingredients that help to regulate blood sugar and hormone fluctuations, a well known migraine trigger for many women.  (See label below)

Menstrual related migraine attacks are often more severe, last significantly longer, and are more resistant to treatment than the usual non-menstrual migraine attacks.

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Patient/Consumer Feedback for MigreLief+M

~Where has this product been all my life? I’ve had migraines for years, since the onset of puberty and PCOS (for which the chasteberry is especially welcome). My only triggers seem to be hormones, stress, and weather. Now that I’m not hanging under the fog of a migraine (and the lowered IQ that comes with it), I can see how insidious my headaches had become. My migraines are non-traditional, with lots of aura, stupidity, and a desire for a dark cool room. I’ve had to miss a lot of work because of them. — K

~ Just thought you’d like to hear that the MigreLief + M has made a TOTAL difference in my migraines.   Thank you for making this lifestyle-saving (if not life saving!) supplement available! – – P

I have taken several different preparations for migraine prevention and I think this is one of the most effective I have found.  – – S.N. Brown, Colorado

~ This product arrived on Saturday. I’ve been taking it twice a day as directed, and the results have been quick and remarkable. No aura, no loss of cognition. I can function!  Thank god for my neurologist who recommended this to me. Nothing else has worked but this.  – – Ciannait

I’ve been taking this for about six months and have had great success but without any of the terrible side effects. – – J.W.

Suffered for many years with migraines, and used expensive prescription drugs weekly. I had so many headaches that I felt I was suffering from a nutritional deficiency. I searched the Internet for migraine information and found a few products that are actually vitamin supplements. I bought and tried them all, but I’ve had unbelievable results with this product. It has a magnesium base with a few common herbs. Easy to take and a lot less expensive than my prescriptions! I’m a firm believer in this product. – – M.L.

~ I have been taking this for about 4 months now and an thrilled!! I have been getting migraines ever since I can remember. Went to a headache clinic and was told which supplements could help. Took six different pills to meet the requirements until I discovered this formula. All the the items in one bottle. – – E.N.

MIGRELIEF+M INGREDIENTS  – For detailed description of each ingredient CLICK HERE  OR  BUY NOW

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Cephalgiaphobia May Lead to Chronic Migraines

August 11th, 2013

Worry womanA Vicious Cycle

Cephalgiaphobia is a psychological state that has been linked to prompting and sustaining the overuse of medication.

According to a recent study, published in the Journal of Headache Pain, frequent migraines can lead to a fear of migraines, and a fear of migraines can lead to increased migraine frequency.

Depression and anxiety are common with chronic migraine sufferers.  The link between migraine and lifetime anxiety disorders (panic, obsessive-compulsive disorders, generalized anxiety, phobias) has been described in both clinical and population-based studies.

A headache or Cephalalgia is pain anywhere in the region of the head or neck.   Cephalgiaphobia is fear of having a headache, or fear of the next headache during the time you are pain free.  This fear may induce patients to use analgesic medication in the absence of pain to prevent headaches and to improve their performances.

A recent study was aimed at assessing if cephalalgiaphobia is related to migraine frequency or medication overuse, and if it can increase migraine frequency.  This term is not only used for patients that are fearful of headache pain, but also for those exhibiting pain-panic.

Pain-panic situation is described as a significant and uncontrolled fear over anticipated painful events, which can prompt excessive and obsessive drug-taking behavior and, ultimately, medication overuse (prescription or OTC pain killers). Medication overuse in turn can lead to more pain in the form of MOH or medication overuse headaches.

In a recent pilot study, moderate-high migraine frequency was associated with higher risk of cephalalgiaphobia.  Chronic migraineurs with medication overuse had a higher score of cephalalgiaphobia than those without medication overuse.  Patients with increased migraine frequency had higher cephalalgiaphobia.

The study concluded Cephalalgiaphobia may represent a high-frequency migraine feature and may play a role in chronicization. Therefore, it should be better investigated by clinicians and treated or prevented in order to reduce the risk of disability and the increase in migraine frequency.

Study details:  http://www.thejournalofheadacheandpain.com/content/14/1/49

Chronic migraine sufferers in general, including those at risk of becoming chronic are great candidates for migraine prevention.  MigreLief should be part of any chronic migraine sufferers preventive regimen.

Why MigreLief Works:

Many things can happen physiologically that can contribute to migraines occurring.

When chronic migraine sufferers get these factors under control:

  • 1- Maintain normal platelet aggregation
  • 2- Reduce or eliminate vasospasms
  • 3- Maintain normal mitochondrial energy reserves in the brain

The beneficial results can be life altering.  MigreLief addresses these factors along with the underlying nutritional deficiencies and imbalances that can cause migraines which is why MigreLief has been recommended by leading headache specialists and top headache clinics:

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Prevention is KEY to controlling migraines.
When temporary relief is not an option, opt for long term relief.  If your chronic migraines are due to MOH and you are experiencing rebound headaches, it may be time to detox in order to break the vicious cycle of recurring migraines.

Learn more about MigreLief and beating medication overuse headaches 

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MigreLief+M: Menstrual Migraine Formula for Migraines Triggered by Hormones

August 11th, 2013

Women and Migraines - vintage adThis vintage headache remedy ad archived at the National Library of Medicine is aimed at women who were often told their headaches or migraines were “All in their head.”  In those days, women’s migraines were thought to be a result of their fragile nature and inability to cope with stress.

More women than men suffer migraines in the world and three times more frequently, but it has nothing to do with their fragile sensibilities. One of the most common migraine triggers is hormones.

There is a direct relationship between hormones and headaches.

Headaches in women, particularly migraines, have been related to changes in the levels of the female hormones estrogen and progesterone before, during and after a woman’s menstrual cycle. These hormone levels fluctuate dramatically and are associated with a large percentage of migraines in women.

MENSTRUAL MIGRAINE CONTROL – MigreLief+MMigreLief+M for Natural enstrual Migraine Relief

Akeso Health Sciences, patent holder and manufacturer of MigreLief, the most successful nutritional migraine supplement for maintaining normal cerebrovascular function, formulated another life changing product for menstrual migraine sufferers, MigreLief+M.  

MigreLief+M contains the same trusted triple therapy ingredients as Original MigreLief (Magnesium, Ribofalvin & Feverfew-a proprietary source of whole leaf & extract) plus 5 additional ingredients for balancing blood sugar and hormone fluctuations (a well known migraine trigger) and significantly decreasing PMS (pre-menstual syndrome) and PCOS (Polycystic Ovary Syndrome) symptoms such as cravings, breast tenderness, bloating, cramps, depression, irritability and weight gain.

THE HORMONE CONNECTION

Healthcare practitioners often hear women complain that they exercise and try to watch their diet but their weight loss is very slow or non-existent, and they even gain weight and body fat.

How can this happen?  The answer is like the engine of a car, the body is a complex machine and many systems can malfunction. If your car is getting poor gas mileage, a mechanic or an auto dealer may tell you to drive slower to get better gas mileage, but if your spark plugs are fouled or mistimed, you will never see the benefit of improved mileage despite your efforts to drive slower. Similarly, a lack of weight loss or even weight gain after dieting and exercise can be explained and conquered, once disruptive hormonal imbalances and blood sugar irregularities (insulin resistance) are corrected.

Most women are familiar with the many pounds that some women gain during the time of the month while experiencing PMS. This is an example of how a simple hormonal fluctuation can cause weight gain – without you consuming one extra calorie.

Likewise, many of you have seen the middle age weight gain and body fat increase of many middle-aged women who are approaching menopause. This is yet another example of how hormonal changes can cause significant changes in your weight and body composition, without consuming extra calories (which are normally thought to be the reason for weight gain). Studies show that 90% of women gain weight between the ages of 35 – 55.

Hormone changes and weight gain are directly related, and balancing your hormones is essential to prevent this weight gain. Weight gain during perimenopause is actually hormonal weight gain, and much of this weight may locate in the abdominal area. Cortisol is a hormone that we release when we’re under stress. Fat cells contain more cortisol than other cells. Fat cells located deep in the abdominal area that surround our organs contain the most cortisol. Cortisol increases the accumulation of fat in these cells and INSULIN RESISTANCE increases the abdominal accumulation of fat as well CAUSING SIGNIFICANT WEIGHT GAIN AND SUBSTANTIAL HEALTH RISK!

Estrogen, progesterone and even testosterone levels can fluctuate quite significantly a few days before and after menstruation leading to migraines and causing symptoms of PMS (Premenstrual Syndrome) and PCOS (Polycystic Ovary Syndrome) such as:

PMS Symptoms:

  • Menstrual migraines
  • Mood swings
  •  Irritability
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Fatigue
  • Insomnia
  •  Changes in libido
  • Overeating
  • Cravings, especially for salty or sweet foods
  • Acne
  • Hives
  • Abdominal and pelvic cramps
  • Bloating
  • Weight gain
  • Headaches
  • Breast swelling and pain

 

PCOS Symptoms:

  • Hair loss: similar to male pattern baldness
  • Obesity and inability to lose weight
  • Acne

Insulin resistance: The body does not respond well to insulin, which controls blood sugar levels and can lead to Type II diabetes and abdominal weight gain

High insulin levels due to insulin resistance increase the production of the male hormone, testosterone. High testosterone levels cause symptoms such as body hair growth, acne, irregular periods and weight gain (all of these are PCOS symptoms) some HGH pills that are for sale are also linked to such observations, however the data is shallow and not conclusive.

The testosterone causes much of the weight women gain to be in the abdominal area, which is where men carry much of their excess weight. Thus, it can be seen that the “Terrible -Twosome” of hormonal fluctuations and insulin resistance can wreak havoc on a woman’s over-all health as well as her ability to prevent weight gain and lose weight. This “Terrible-Twosome” is also directly related to the occurrence of menstrual related migraines.

Headaches in women, particularly migraines, have been related to changes in the levels of the female hormones estrogen and progesterone before, during and after a woman’s menstrual cycle. Fluctuating hormones associated with menstrual migraines, PMS and PCOS can be controlled through specific doses of naturally occurring compounds.

A combination of naturally occurring compounds will not only control menstrual migraines, they will control the following:

1. Suffer from debilitating symptoms of PMS and PCOS.

2. Have a difficult time losing weight even after dieting and exercising

These natural compounds are:

  • High dose Riboflavin (Vitamin B-2, 400 mg/day)
  • Puracol Feverfew (100 mg/day)
  • Magnesium (citrate/oxide, 360mg/day)
  • Chasteberry extract (175 mg/day)
  • L-Theanine (100 mg/day)
  • D-Biotin (15 mg/day)
  • Pyridoxine Hydrochloride (vitamin B-6, 100 mg/day)

MigreLief+M contains the ingredients listed above known for menstrual migraine control, hormone & blood sugar balance, PMS & PCOS control.

DON’T WAIT TO GET YOUR MENSTRUAL MIGRAINES UNDER CONTROL – MIGRAINES CAN LEAD TO MORE MIGRAINES AND DEPRESSION

Migraines that first occur around your menstrual cycle may become chronic over time for many reasons.  “Migraines beget migraines – the more of them you have, the more vulnerable you become to having another,” according to Dr. Andrew Charles director of the Headache Research and Treatment Program in the UCLA Department of Neurology. He goes on to explain, “We’ve begun to see from researchers that the frequency of migraine attack is linked to permanent changes in the brain, and I think that changes the playing field for patients and those of us who take care” of them.

Migraines (menstrual or otherwise) are a risk factor for depression and can also lead to the vicious cycle of “Rebound Headaches” otherwise known as Medication Overuse Headaches.  Continuously treating the pain and other symptoms of migraine with prescription and over-the-counter drugs can eventually increase the frequency and tendency of your migraines.   This is a difficult cycle to break and often calls for detoxing and weaning off of medication.

Nipping migraines in the bud through prevention is key to keeping control of your headaches and your life. 

If you suffer menstrual or hormonal Migraines, consider trying MigreLief+M.  We recommend using it for 90 days sufficient to build blood levels for maximum effectiveness, and to control blood sugar swings and hormone fluctuations (1 bottle – 60 caplets is 1 month supply).

For more information or to purchase MigreLief, visit our official website MigreLief.com

To the Best of Health,

 

Curt Hendrix, M.S., C.C.N., C.N.S

 

Avoid Menstrual Migraines and Non-Menstrual Migraines – Treatment Alternative

August 7th, 2013

migraine headachesWorried about your next menstrual migraine attack?

Menstrual migraines are often more severe, last longer and are more resistant to treatment than non-menstrual migraines…  So what can you do?

There is an option to treating menstrual migraine pain forever.  Woman now have the choice of keeping menstrual migraines at bay with MigreLief+M (menstrual formula.)MigreLief+M (menstrual/hormonal formula) is a dietary supplement formulated for chronic sufferers of  menstrual and all hormonal related migraines.  MigreLief has helped thousands upon thousands of sufferers regain control of their migraines and their lives.

Until MigreLief+M, no one medicine was available to manage both hormonal and blood sugar fluctuations, migraines and other symptoms associated with a woman’s menstrual cycle.

+M contains the same triple therapy ingredients as MigreLief Original formula which are listed in the American Academy of Neurology’s Evidence Based Guidelines for Migraine Prevention PLUS 5 additional ingredients to address hormone and blood sugar fluctuations as well as the underlying nutritional deficiencies, imbalances and dysfunctional brain processes that lead to migraines.

Natural Menstrual Migraine Prevention
MigreLief+M Ingredients:

High dose Riboflavin (Vitamin B-2, 400 mg/day)
Puracol Feverfew – proprietary form of whole leaf & herbal extract (100 mg/day)
Magnesium (citrate/oxide, 360mg/day)

PLUS:

Chasteberry extract (275 mg/day)
L-Theanine (100 mg/day)
D-Biotin (15 mg/day)
Pyridoxine Hydrochloride -vitamin B-6, (100 mg/day)
Chromium Picolinate (1,000 mcg/day)



It has been estimated that 70% of migraine sufferers are female. Of these female migraine sufferers, 60% to 70% report a menstrual relationship to their migraine attacks.  In addition to typical premenstrual syndrome (PMS), many women also endure migraine headaches during the same few days.

Headaches in women, particularly migraines, have been related to changes in the levels of the female hormones estrogen and progesterone before, during and after a woman’s menstrual cycle. These hormone levels fluctuate dramatically and are also associated with a large percentage of migraines in women approaching menopause (Pre and Peri-menopause.)

NON-MENSTRUAL VS. MENSTRUAL RELATED  MIGRAINES

Non-menstrual migraines occur randomly and are not consistently associated with the period of time either before, during or slightly after menstruation.

Menstrual related migraines can be broken down into 3 categories:

  • 1-     Premenstrual migraines, which occur just prior to the commencement of menstruation
  • 2-     Menstrual migraines which occur during menstruation
  • 3-     Late menstrual migraines which occur shortly after menstruation ends

All 3 types of menstrual related migraine attacks are often more severe, last significantly longer and are more resistant to treatment than the usual non-menstrual migraine attacks.

Work related disability is greater in premenstrual and menstrual migraines than in non-menstrual migraines.

The literature indicates (and is substantiated by reports from sufferers) that all menstrual related migraine attacks were less responsive to acute prescription drug options.  Only 13.5% are pain-free after 2 hours compared to 32.9% of non-menstrual migraine attacks.  This indicates that 86.5% of menstrual migraine sufferers and 67.1% of non-menstrual migraine sufferers do not achieve complete relief from debilitating migraine pain after 2 hours.

DON’T WAIT TO GET YOUR MENSTRUAL MIGRAINES UNDER CONTROL
Migraines can lead to more migraines and depression.

Migraines that first occur around your menstrual cycle may become chronic over time for many reasons. “Migraines beget migraines – the more of them you have, the more vulnerable you become to having another,” according to Dr. Andrew Charles director of the Headache Research and Treatment Program in the UCLA Department of Neurology. He goes on to explain, “We’ve begun to see from researchers that the frequency of migraine attack is linked to permanent changes in the brain, and I think that changes the playing field for patients and those of us who take care” of them.

Migraines (menstrual or otherwise) are a risk factor for depression and can also lead to the vicious cycle of “Rebound Headaches” otherwise known as Medication Overuse Headaches. Continuously treating the pain and other symptoms of migraine with prescription and over-the-counter drugs can eventually increase the frequency and tendency of your migraines. This is a difficult cycle to break and often calls for detoxing and weaning off of medication.

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Curt Hendrix M.S.  C.C.N. C.N.S.

ABOUT CURT HENDRIX: Appointed principal scientific investigator in 2006, Curt Hendrix received his first NIH grant to study the effects of his combination drug of naturally occurring compounds on the progression of Alzheimer’s disease. His ground breaking research led to his second NIH grant in 2009 to continue and finalize his work on arresting the development of Alzheimer’s disease. Although not yet finalized, the results are promising. Curt is the creator and patent holder of MigreLief & is Chief Science Officer of Akeso Health Sciences L.L.C. He is dedicated to the research and development of natural medicines and innovative, leading edge solutions for migraineurs worldwide.

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MIGRAINES & MENOPAUSE

Statistics indicate that migraines in women tend to increase during the approach to menopause and during menopause, however, they tend to decrease or go away after menopause.

Some women who have never had migraines develop them as they enter the period before and during menopause. The answer as to why this happens may be explained as follows:

A women’s monthly cycle causes significant fluctuations in estrogen during certain time of the month. These hormonal fluctuation (decreasing levels of estrogen) are known to trigger menstrual migraines in as many as 1/3-1/2 of women with migraines.

Therefore, it is not surprising, that the decreasing levels of estrogen associated with menopause, may also trigger migraines in women. The answer in both cases may be to do things regarding diet, exercise and supplementation that help to regulate these fluctuations.

Migraine headaches can severely affect women undergoing the changes of menopause.  They can range from mild to debilitating. Migraine headaches are closely linked to a woman`s hormones; as a result they experience five times as many migraines as men. An estimated 30% of women experience migraine headaches before menopause, and that percentage only increases during the time of menopause.

If your migraines, whether menstrual or menopausal related or not, are occurring several times a month or more, and you find yourself unable to function while reaching for pain medications more and more,  you are a good candidate for migraine prevention, to stop migraines from occurring in the first place.

 

BUTTERBUR AND MIGRAINE WARNING: If You’re Considering Taking Butterbur for Migraines, Read This Web MD Warning.

September 27th, 2012

Some butterbur products may contain pyrrolizidine alkaloids (PAs), and that’s the major safety concern.

PAs can damage the liver, lungs, and blood circulation, and possibly cause cancer. Butterbur products that contain pyrrolizidine alkaloids (PAs) are UNSAFE when taken by mouth or applied to broken skin. Broken skin allows chemicals to be absorbed into the body. Do not use butterbur products unless they are certified and labeled as free of PAs.

Short-term treatment with Butterbur 

 PA-free butterbur products are considered POSSIBLY SAFE  when taken short-term, by mouth appropriately. PA-free root extracts seem to be safe when used for up to 16 weeks in adults. There is some evidence that a specific PA-free butterbur extract (Petadolex, Weber&Weber, GmbH & Co, Germany) can be safely used in children who are 6-17 years old for up to 4 months.

Not enough is known about the safety of using PA-free butterbur products on unbroken skin. Don’t use it.

 

BUTTERBUR SIDE-EFFECTS

PA-free butterbur is generally well tolerated. It can cause belching, headache, itchy eyes, diarrhea, asthma, upset stomach, fatigue, and drowsiness. However, it seems to cause less drowsiness and fatigue than cetirizine (Zyrtec). Butterbur products might cause allergic reactions in people who are allergic to ragweed, marigolds, daisies, and other related herbs.

So please consult your doctor before taking Butterbur for migraine treatment. 

RESOURCE LINKS BUTTERBUR

Update on the efficacy and safety of Petadolex®, a butterbur extract for migraine prophylaxis – Dr. Joseph M. Prietto.

NEUROLOGY TIMES – JANUARY 28, 2015  “Migrane Preventative Buterbur Has Safety Concerns”
“…Despite butterbur’s potential efficacy, doubts are increasing about the long-term safety of this supplement given of the risk of liver damage and the lack of an actively regulated preparation. Due to the mounting concerns, the American Headache Society is currently evaluating a position statement cautioning against its use.”
http://www.neurologytimes.com/headache-and-migraine/migraine-preventative-butterbur-has-safety-concerns

Taking a Closer Look at the Herbal Remedy, Butterbur
May 13, 2014 Alex Mauskop, MD

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Prevent Menstrual Migraine While Avoiding Middle Age Weight Gain

August 18th, 2012

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THE MIGRAINE – WEIGHT GAIN CONNECTION

90% of women gain weight between the ages of 35-55. The average weight gain is about 15-20 pounds, with a disproportionate amount of this weight being an increase in body fat.

What is unfair about this, is the fact that much of this weight gain and/or body fat increase, can occur without, increasing caloric intake. This is different than the weight you gain because you eat too much of the wrong foods and don’t exercise enough. It’s the stubborn, difficult weight gain or increases in body fat percentage (without weight gain) that occur in middle-aged and beyond women.

Why does this phenomenon occur in so many women in this age range, and what can you do to prevent or reduce the good chance this may happen to you?

There are specific techniques and natural supplements that can help balance a female body that is desperately trying (and in many cases with limited success) to balance many physiological processes, that by design, change with age. These changes can cause uncontrolled and undeserved weight or body fat percentage gains.

Much of this new weight will NOT be gained as much around the hips and thighs but in the stomach and waist area. Shifting/fluctuating hormones, stress and insulin resistance are the guilty parties.

Women who suffer from migraines will also be glad to learn that controlling these same issues of fluctuating hormones, stress and blood sugar due to insulin resistance will reduce their migraine frequency and intensity as well.

Why does this weight gain occur when hormones fluctuate and stress and blood sugar are poorly controlled?

Some women can start experiencing the symptoms of early menopause (perimenopause) as soon as their mid 30’s. The hormonal fluctuations of perimenopuase and the few years after menopause (one full year with no period) can strongly influence your metabolism, appetite and increase your storage of fat.

Though your hormones will fluctuate during perimenopause, the general trend is for your estrogen levels to diminish with ultimately the cessation of ovulation.

The body is aware of decreasing levels of estrogen from the ovaries and searches for new sources of estrogen production. Unfortunately, fat cells are a source of estrogen and the body may convert more calories into fat.

Though progesterone levels also tend to decrease during this period, decreasing progesterone levels don’t cause weight gain but they may cause water retention making you feel puffy or bloated.

Testosterone levels may also decrease during perimenopause (and menopause). This could result in decreased muscle mass (as well as other things like decreased libido). Less muscle mass would lead to decreased metabolic rate and additional possible weight gain.

INSULIN RESISTANCE

As if dealing with fluctuating hormones isn’t enough of a challenge during these years of a woman’s life, both men and women (in ever increasing numbers, mostly due to diet) are becoming “insulin resistant”.

This is a condition where your body is no longer as responsive to the hormone insulin, as it was when you were younger. Our bodies require increasing amounts of insulin to be released to maintain blood sugar at healthy, non-diabetic levels. Insulin resistance can occur whether you are over-weight or thin.

When our bodies don’t respond in a sensitive way to insulin, the sugar in our blood, is not absorbed efficiently by our cells and they don’t get the source of energy that they need. The cells can feel deprived and appetites increase and fat accumulation and weight gain can occur.

In the case of women suffering from PCOS (Polycystic ovarian syndrome), the insulin resistance that accompanies this condition leads to weight gain as well. But in the case of PCOS the women often have too much testosterone and this causes the weight gain to occur around the stomach and waist much like it does it men. Also hair at the crown of the head can thin, and hair may grown on the face and back.

In fact, because estrogen and progesterone levels drop more than testosterone levels do during perimenopause and menopause, women may also tend to gain more around the middle than the hips and thighs. Some women tend to lose their waistline.

The fat that you can grab around your belly is NOT the problem. This is just sub-cutaneous fat, and though cosmetically not desirable, it is not the fat that increases cardiovascular and cancer risk.

It is the fat beneath your abdominal muscles that surrounds your internal organs that is of greater health concern. This fat is called abdominal or visceral adiposity.

It is the fat that protrudes out some men’s stomach to the point where they look like they swallowed a beach ball but yet they continue to say………. “Feel how hard my stomach is!” Of course it’s hard, there is so much fat underneath the abdominal muscles, pushing them outwards, that or course the abdomen feels hard.

Insulin resistance as well as stress and hormonal fluctuations can successfully be controlled and reversed and your body, self-image, emotional status, energy levels, cognition, health and over-all life will improve dramatically.

How do you know if you are insulin resistant?

One measurement is to measure yourself around the smaller part of your waist (but do NOT suck your stomach in when taking this measurement). Then measure your hips around their widest part.

Divide the waist measurement in inches by the hip measurement in inches. If the resulting number is .8 or larger (for women, 1 for men), then you have disproportionate weight in the waist and are at greater risk of having insulin resistance.

Your risk further increases if you have hypertension, low HDL levels (below 45 if you are a woman), or high triglyceride levels (above 150).

If you have darkened skin patches around the neck or armpits, it is extremely likely that you are insulin resistant. This is a condition known as acanthosis nigricans.

Stress The effects of long-term stress on our over-all health is very significant. One of the most important hormones that is released by our adrenal glands when under-stress is cortisol. This is necessary and helps us to deal with short-term stressful events or stimuli.

But, when stress is chronic, and cortisol is being released in excessive and lasting amounts, it can also lead to weight gain and other health problems.

Like insulin resistance and hormonal fluctuations, stress must also be dealt with.

Bringing It All Together

Because stress, hormonal fluctuations and blood sugar fluctuation due to insulin resistance are also major contributors to chronic migraine headaches as well as weight gain, several of the key “natural medicines” that help to resolve these issues are in MigreLief+M. This is a very effective natural medicine that helps to prevent migraine headaches and coincidentally helps women with the related weight gain issues we have been discussing.

Chasteberry – A specific extract of Vitex Agnus Castus, otherwise known as Chasteberry extract has been shown in numerous human studies to naturally balance the hormonal fluctuation discussed above.

Biotin – Doses of biotin, (a B-vitamin) much higher than normally found in multi-vitamin products, has been clinically proven to help regulate blood sugar irregularities that can be caused by insulin resistance.

B-6 – High doses of Vitamin B-6 have been shown to decrease or eliminate the symptoms of PMS (including bloating and related weight gain) caused by fluctuating estrogen levels. This vitamin is also involved in the processing of sugar and can help protect against the effects of blood sugar fluctuations caused by insulin resistance.

L-Theanine – an amino acid derived from green tea, has been shown to be very calming and help to reduce stress levels.

All four of the ingredients are found in the correct, therapeutic doses in MigreLief+M. For those of you who don’t suffer from chronic migraine headaches but do want to benefit from their weight gain/loss/body fat benefits, I suggest that you purchase these ingredients separately at your health food store.

For those of you who fear that they are insulin resistant, I suggest taking these other ingredients as well (which also can be purchase at any well stocked health food store):

800 mcg per day of chromium picolinate for blood sugar control 600 mg per day of R-Lipoic acid for blood sugar control

Consumption of a least 50 grams of dietary fiber spread out throughout the day with meals. Fiber helps to slow the body’s absorption of sugar and prevents the fluctuations that we have been talking about. You can choose psyllium as a supplement or, ground flax seed as your fiber source.

Moderate aerobic exercise of 20-30 minutes a day can also help to correct insulin resistance.

A daily B vitamin complex of 50 mg of B-1,2,3,5 plus folic acid and B-12 can also help with sugar metabolism and stress.

Diet-wise, lean meats, high fiber whole grains, vegetables, legumes and fruit will help reestablish normal insulin levels. Until you see weight and or body fat starting to drop, keep carbohydrates in the form of pasta, bread and sugar to a minimum.

What to expect?

By following this advice over the course of 3-6 months (3 months or less for migraines) your:

1- Weight or body fat percentages should start to meaningfully drop

2- Your hair, at the front and crown of your head, if it was thinning, should start to thicken

3- Any discolored patches of skin around the neck and armpits should start to lighten or disappear

4- Migraine frequency and intensity (if you were a sufferer) should noticeably improve

5- Energy levels should noticeably improve

6- If you are still menstruating, your periods should be much more regular

7- If you were experiencing perimenopausal symptoms, they should improve

8- If you had unwanted hair on the face or back, it should lighten and thin, if not completely go away.

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Curt Hendrix, M.S. C.C.N. C.N.S

 

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Curt Hendrix, M.S, C.C.N, C.N.S, is the Chief Science Officer for Akeso Health Sciences, the manufacturer of the highly successful, comprehensive migraine prevention supplement “MigreLief Triple Therapy with Puracol,” for which he is best known.  Curt formulated MigreLief in 1996 and is dedicated to the research and development of natural medicines for specific medical conditions and innovative, leading edge solutions for migraine sufferers worldwide.

He has been named  Principal Scientific Investigator in multiple National Institutes of Health (NIH) governmental grants studying the benefits of natural medicines on disease.

He is currently working under an NIH grant and principal investigator for research and development of  his all natural combination drug for arresting the development of Alzheimers disease.

STUDIES CONFIRM THE HEALTH RISKS AND DANGERS OF TAKING PAIN KILLERS FOR YOUR MIGRAINE HEADACHES.

December 17th, 2011

Prescription pain killers such as Vicodin (hydrocodone) OxyContin (oxycodone), Opana (oxymorphone) and methadone can cause significant rebound headaches in chronic migraineurs who use these drugs.

The over-use of these drugs is alarming. There were enough prescriptions written for these drugs in 2010 to medicate every adult in America, around the clock for a month. The drug companies are laughing all the way to the bank.

In 1999, 4000 deaths due to these drugs were reported. Just 9 years later that number increased more than 350% to 15,000.

We are the most medicated country in the world, yet our life expectancy is not even in the top 40 countries of the world.  Our medical insurance costs are the highest in the world, but we are nowhere near the healthiest people in the world.

Now additional studies are showing that triptan drugs like Imitrex, Zomig, Frova, Maxalt and Relpax, which are used to try to reduce the pain of migraines, are dangerous for people with heart disease.  The drugs constrict arteries which is a dangerous mechanism for people with heart problems.

Yet the study reports that physicians are prescribing these drugs to people with heart problems who shouldn’t be taking them. In fact the study reported that 22% of people with heart conditions were prescribed a triptan during one year.

A well-known headache physician, Stewart Tepper of the Cleveland Clinic reporting for WebMD states, “That figure is very upsetting, I never would have thought it was that high.”

Add this concern to the fact that if over-used, these drugs cause additional migraines to occur as rebound headaches due to medication over-use, and it becomes clear that getting off of these drugs and preventing migraines from happening in the first place, should be the goal of all chronic migraine sufferers.

Go to ww.migrelief.com  to start on your drug free pathway to finally controlling your migraines.

 

Curt Hendrix, M.S., C.C.N., C.N.S.

 

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