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KIDS, MIGRAINES AND SCHOOL

June 18th, 2017

Kids are beginning to enjoy summer and surely don’t want to think about going back to school, but this is a good time for parents of young migraine sufferers to think about back-to-school.  Parents should be aware that their children are at higher risk for developing headaches and migraines at the beginning of a new school year.  As high as 35% of kids can suffer from some type of reoccurring headache, and up to a quarter of those headaches can be migraines.

Emotional issues, stress, and sleep issues can cause migraines in these children. As the number of attacks increase, depression and sleep disorders can escalate and caffeine consumption can worsen these problems.

Though over the counter medication can be used to try to help deal with the pain, care must be taken to make sure the use of the medications does not exceed one to two times a week. Rebound headaches can occur if use of these drugs is too frequent.

Making sure children are well rested, eating fruits and vegetables regularly, avoiding too much caffeine and staying well hydrated is a great start but often not enough for kids with migraines especially if you don’t know what triggers your child’s migraines.  If your pediatrician does diagnose migraines that are occurring once a week or more, look into Migrelief, a nutritional dietary supplement that can help maintain normal cerebrovascular tone and function.   Although many migraineurs have experienced positive benefits with MigreLief or Children’s MigreLief in under one month, the triple therapy ingredients (magnesium, riboflavin and Puracol™ feverfew can take up to 3 months for maximum benefits and effectiveness so a good time to start your child on MigreLief is now.

MigreLief migraine supplements are recommended by many pediatric neurologists and headache specialists.  It is available in a daily maintenance formula for chronic migraine sufferers and a fast-acting “as-needed” formula for children 2-adult.

The 3 daily maintenance formulas are “Original” – age 12-adult, “Children’s MigreLief” – age 2-11 and MigreLief+M (menstrual migraines).
Fast-acting formula, “MigreLief-NOW” can be taken at the first sign of discomfort.  The dose for children age 2-11 is 1/2 the adult dose.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Akeso MigreLief supplements can be purchased on online at MigreLief.com, and many other places online including Amazon or at independent pharmacies.  If you pharmacist doesn’t stock it, be sure to ask for it as they can order it from their normal drug/OTC distributor and usually have it for you within 23-48 hours.

To the Best of Health,

 

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

 

Related articles:
Can Migraines Affect the Congnitive Performance of Your Child?

Children’s Migraine Headache Relief – YouTube Video

Press Release:  At Last!  Safe Relief For Children’s Migraines – The First Natural Migraine Supplement Just for Kids

 

 

DIABETES CASES HIT 422 MILLION WORLD-WIDE… DON’T LET IT HAPPEN TO YOU!

November 7th, 2016

Closing in on Diabetes

November 2016 – Diabetes Awareness Month

Half of all adults in the United States have diabetes or pre-diabetes (metabolic syndrome).  According to the World Health Organization, who made diabetes the focus of this year’s World Health Day (April 7th, 2016), as of 2014, 422 million people are known to have diabetes worldwide, a four-fold increase in the last 25 years.  W.H.O. projects that by 2030, diabetes will be the seventh leading cause of death in the world.  It is estimated that 1 in 11 people in the United States have diabetes and another 86 million Americans (more than 1 in 3) are considered to be pre-diabetic with most unaware of their risk for developing type-2 diabetes  where your body either resists the effects of insulin — a hormone that regulates the movement of sugar into your cells – or doesn’t produce enough insulin to maintain a normal glucose level).

Some people believe type 2 diabetes (non-insulin dependent diabetes) only occurs in middle-aged or older people, this is not true. In fact, the incidence of type 2 diabetes is rapidly increasing in children.

With increasing consumption of sugary beverages, lack of exercise leading to alarming increases in the percentage of children and adults who are overweight, and poor food choices in general, the risk of developing type 2 diabetes is very real for many people.

You may have heard about “metabolic syndrome”, this is a pre-type 2 diabetic condition, where people are developing “insulin resistance”.  This means that their bodies and specifically their cellular receptors are desensitizing to insulin, and the body has to produce more insulin to maintain blood sugar at acceptable levels. Unfortunately, insulin is very lipogenic (causes the accumulation of fat) and this can lead to increased risk of several chronic diseases, (cancer, heart disease, dementia, and arthritis).  Don’t let the “pre” fool you.  Pre-diabetes is a serious health condition where blood sugar levels are higher than normal but not high enough yet to be diagnosed as diabetes.

You are diagnosed with metabolic syndrome (pre-diabetes) if you have any 3 of the following symptoms:

  • ·         High blood pressure 140/85 or higher
  • ·         Central adiposity (increased belly fat) waist measurement greater than 40 for men or 35           for women
  • ·         Low HDL (the good cholesterol) below 40 for men and below 50 for women
  • ·         Blood sugar levels over 100 after fasting
  • ·         Blood levels of triglycerides over 150

Metabolic syndrome is present in about 35 percent of adults over age 20 in the U.S.  and increases to 50% for people over age 60. Increasing weight is the single biggest risk factor for developing metabolic syndrome.

How to avoid or treat metabolic syndrome:

1-       Lose weight if you are over your ideal weight – Losing just 5-7 percent of your body weight can           slow or even reverse pre-diabetes.  For a person who is 200 lbs., that is only 10-15 pounds.

2-       Reduce sugar consumption – read labels to know how much sugar you are consuming

3-       Exercise more – Get 2.5 hours (150 minutes) of light aerobic activity every week. Example; a              brisk 30 min walk 5 days per week, even 10 minutes at a time adds up. Talk the stairs instead           of elevator, park farther away from a store and walk…etc.

4-       Eat Health & Consume more fiber in your diet
(Tasty Recipes for Diabetics & Pre-Diabetics from the CDC)

5-       Speak to your physician or nutritionist about the supplements chromium and alpha-lipoic
acid, which help to restore insulin sensitivity.

6.        Drink more water

Importance of Staying Well Hydrated
A published study showed that people who drank more than 34 ounces of water per day had a 21% lower risk of developing diabetes over the next 9 year period.  Since water can also help to clear fats and some toxins, this added benefit gives everyone more reason to keep a glass of water nearby throughout the day.  Also, those who can work up to drinking 128 ounces a day of very cold water can burn up to 200 extra calories a day, which could result in losing around 1 ½ pounds per month or 18 pounds per year.  It has been shown that losing weight helps with blood sugar control as well, so H2O is the way to go!

Pre-diabetes/metabolic syndrome is a serious health condition that should not be ignored. Fortunately, metabolic syndrome can be successfully avoided or reversed, but you have to be aware of it and then follow the advice in this article and of your physician.

To the Best of Health,

Curt Hendrix, M.S., C.C.N., C.N.S.
Chief Science Officer, Akeso Health Sciences

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It’s the 4th of July. Make Sure Only Fireworks Explode and Not Your Head!

July 3rd, 2016

Migraine Relief - MigreLiefThis 4th of July… be prepared.  Keep MigreLief-Now on hand at all times in case of an emergency and take at the first sign of discomfort.

Holiday Savings:   $5.00 off MigreLief-NOW. Coupon code “NOW” Redeem at MigreLief.com or by calling 1-800-MigreLief. 

The 4th of July is fun for most everyone. But certain aspects of what we do on the 4th can bring on a migraine attack.

Avoid common migraine triggers:

1- Barbequed meats, cheeses, chips, dips, pickles & olives, meat tenderizers, diet sodas – The chemicals found in these ingredients have all been associated with migraines

2- Loud Noises – Don’t get to close to the fireworks and cover ears if sensitive

3- Bright Lights – Consider wearing sunglasses when watching the fireworks

4- Alcohol – When combined with all of the above can bring on migraine in many people. So stick with water, fruit juice, coffee, or if available, beverages sweetened with stevia or erythritol.

What is best to eat?

Burgers without tenderizers, prepared with basic seasonings like salt and pepper. grilled chicken with vegetables, and fruit salads are healthier substitutes….don’t forget to drink plenty of water.

Don’t for get that Akeso Health Sciences, fast acting migraine formula, MigreLief-NOW is great to keep on hand during emergencies.  Adults should take 2-4 capsules at the first sign of distress (children age 2-11 take 1/2 the adult dose) and enjoy your holiday.

Hopefully these hints will keep you independent of migraines on Independence Day!

 

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

 

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.

 

More Articles:
“Good News for Migraine Sufferers – Prevention is Key and Within Reach!”

OUT- SMART YOUR MIGRAINES” – Prelude to a migraine

Medication Overuse Headaches – Break the Cycle! Detox with MigreLief

Children’s Migraines – Abortive Drugs Not the Answer!

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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.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ginger Tea Recipes -Tasty Beverage with Many Health Benefits

August 6th, 2013

ginger root 2Ginger is one of the most widely used herbs in the world and has many health benefits.  It is native to Asia but cultivated in the West Indies, Jamaica, and Africa.

Tea is the most gentle form of consuming ginger. Ginger tea is a healthy beverage made from by peeling and grating fresh ginger root, immersing it in boiling water, and simmering the tea for 15 to 20 minutes depending on the desired strength.

Ginger tea has a spicy, invigorating taste. It’s used as a home remedy for indigestion, nausea, and to ward off colds, flu, and sore throats.   Ginger, with all its anti-inflammatory properties, is a potent herb that is good for any type of pain or swelling of the tissues. Ginger tea for headaches is a proven remedy.   For maximum effect, it is best taken at the very onset of a migraine attack. Ginger is also a popular home remedy to stop the nausea.

Ginger contains more than 200 substances in its oils, which is why it has so many different uses. It is believed that ginger may block prostiglandins, which stimulate some muscle contractions, control inflammation and impact some hormones.  Therefore migraines may be prevented and stopped by ginger stifling the action of prostiglandins.

Benefits of Ginger

  • Multiple benefits include – Circulation booster, blood sugar reduction, increase perspiration, soothes menstrual pain, weight-loss, helps reduce sinusitis and throat soreness
  • Treating Nausea: The brew has been used in traditional Asian medicine to treat nausea. Pregnant women report relief from morning sickness after consuming small amounts of ginger root, ginger tea, and ginger ale. When given in large doses, ginger also relieves chemotherapy-related nausea.
  • Relieving Joint Pain: Ginger has been used to treat joint pain by stimulating blood circulation and has been used to relieve symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis and Raynaud’s syndrome.
  • Digestive Disorders: The herb can be used to address flatulence, indigestion, and diarrhea. It does this by mimicking some digestive enzymes used to process protein in the body.
  • Promoting Heart Health: As little as 5 grams of dried ginger a day has shown to slow the production of triglycerides and LDL (bad) cholesterol in the liver.
  • Treating Colds: Drinking ginger herbal tea is sometimes recommended for relief of cold symptoms because it is said to loosen phlegm and fight chills by spreading a warm feeling throughout the body.

 

GINGER TEA RECIPES

The secret to making a really flavorful ginger tea is to use plenty of ginger – more than you think you will need.  Everyone’s taste is different however so adjust the amount of ginger and honey to your liking.

#1 Honey Ginger Sweet TeaGinger Honey Sweet Tea

Ingredients:

  • 3 cups water
  • 2 family-size tea bags
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 1 tablespoon grated fresh ginger
  • 7 cups cold water
  • Garnish: lemon slices

Preparation

  1. Bring 3 cups water to a boil in a saucepan; add tea bags. Boil 1 minute; remove from heat. Cover and steep 10 minutes.
  2. Discard tea bags. Stir in honey and ginger. Pour into a 1-gal. container.

 

#2 Homemade Ginger Tea (Serve Hot or Cold)Ginger Tea Recipe - best

Ingredients

  • 4-6 thin slices raw ginger
  • 1  1/2 – 2 cups water
  • juice from 1/2 lime, or to taste (may use lemon instead of lime)
  • 1-2 tbsp honey or agave nectar, or to taste

Preparation:

Peel the ginger and slice thinly to maximize the surface area. This will help you make a very flavorful ginger tea. Boil the ginger in water for at least 10 minutes. For a stronger and tangier tea, allow to boil for 20 minutes or more, and use more slices of ginger. Remove from heat and add lime juice and honey (or agave nectar) to taste.

For stronger ginger flavor…

Simply slice ginger into paper-thin slices, without peeling it, bring it to boil, then turn it down and let it simmer for 30 mins then cover it and let it sit overnight. It will develop a really strong ginger flavor and a lovely brown color.  The next morning, strain it and either bottle it or, add the lemon juice and serve.   You can sweeten with honey, brown or white sugar,  or artificial sweetener.   The ginger will have a strong, deep flavor and spicy, heat you simply can’t get by pouring hot water over it, or letting it steep for a short time.

Note: Keep in mind that if you are making ginger tea as a home remedy during cold and flu season, sweeteners are not recommended.

 

#3 Ginger Honey Green Teaginger green tea

Ingredients

  • 1 (1-inch) piece fresh ginger, peeled
  • 1 regular-size green tea bag
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1 cup boiling water

Preparation

  1. Grate ginger, using the large holes of a box grater, to equal 1 Tbsp. Squeeze juice from ginger into a teacup; discard solids. Place tea bag, lemon juice, and honey in teacup; add boiling
    water. Cover and steep 3 minutes. Remove and discard tea bag, squeezing gently.

 

#4 Ginger Tea (1 quart)

Ingredients:

  • Water, 4 cups
  • 2-inch piece of fresh ginger root or 1/4 cup freshly grated ginger
  • Juice of 1 lemon (optional)
  • 1/4 cup honey (optional)
  • Thin slices of lemon or lime (garnish)

Peel the ginger root and slice it into thin slices. Bring the water to a boil in a saucepan. Once it is boiling, add the ginger. For a more lemon taste, add the lemon juice and the whole squeezed lemon to the boiling water as well.    Cover it and reduce to a simmer for 15-20 minutes.  Instead of adding lemon to boiling water, you may also add it “to taste” after the boiling process.

Line a strainer with a thin wet cloth and strain tea into a pitcher.  Stir in honey and lemon to taste. Serve hot or chill thoroughly and serve on ice with thin slices of lemon and lime.

 

#5 Cranberry Ginger Teaginger cranberry tea

A tangy blend of ginger and cranberries. This tart tea recipe will make your taste buds jump for joy, and wake you up in the morning.

Ingredients:

  • 2 tea bags
  • 2 cups hot water
  • 1/2 cup ginger, fresh and thinly sliced
  • 1/2 cup cranberries
  • 1/2 cup cranberry juice
  • Pinch of nutmeg

Preparation:

Steep tea, ginger and cranberries in water for 15 minutes. Strain and add nutmeg and cranberry juice.  Serve warm.

 

#6 Cranberry Ginger Punch cranberry ginger

Ingredients

  • 1 pieces (3-inch) fresh ginger, thinly sliced
  • 3 cups cranberry-raspberry juice
  • 1  1/2 teaspoons lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon orange juice
  • 6 slices lemon 6 slices orange

Directions Make the ginger tea: Bring the ginger and 3 1/2 cups of water to boil in a medium saucepan. Remove from the heat and steep for 2 hours. (Tea can be made up to a day ahead and refrigerated.)

Mix the punch: Strain the tea into a large pitcher and stir in the remaining ingredients.  Serve over ice.

 

Invent you own ginger tea concoction…

Mix your favorite ingredients into the basic ginger tea recipe, for example fresh mint leaves, a bag of chamomile and half a lime.

To make different variations of ginger tea, you can add just a few slices of ginger tea to a variety of teas. Here are some examples.

  • Ginger White Tea
  • Ginger Black Tea
  • Ginger Green Tea
  • Ginger Chamomile Tea
  • Ginger Lemon Balm Tea
  • Ginger Osmanthus Tea
  • Ginger Cinnamon Tea
  • Ginger Clove Tea

 

Stay healthy and enjoy!

 

 

MIGRAINE TYPES

August 1st, 2013

Many people assume that there is just one single type of migraine
headache. There are actually many different types of migraines. The 2 most
common ones are the classic migraine and the common migraine.

These are also referred to as migraine with aura (classic) and migraine
without aura (common).

The aura associated with classic migraines are visual hallucinations
such as jagged lines or being partially blinded in one or both eyes,
disruptions in sight, smell or touch or even speech.  Aura actually serves as an early warning sign and I have found that for some people taking 200-400 mg of Ibuprofen at this stage can prevent the migraine from progressing.

Menstrual Migraines – 50% or more of women report that attacks coincide
with various points of their menstrual cycle and are referred to as “menstrual-related
migraines (MRM). These attacks usually occur a few days before or after
menstruation.

RARER FORMS OF MIGRAINE:

Exertion Migraine – This is usually a short-lived migraine brought about by
physical exercise and may be worsened by dehydration.

Retinal Migraine – This involves a temporary loss of vision in one eye.

Hemiplegic Migraine – In this version of migraine, a temporary paralysis
on side of the body occurs.

Nocturnal Migraine – These rare migraines occur during sleep and actually
awaken the sufferer.

Basilar Artery Migraine – Usually occurs in adolescent women. A throbbing
at the back of the head which can lead to dizziness and difficulty speaking
occurs in this migraine form.

Abdominal Migraine – Here there is no headache at all. The pain that does
occur happens, usually, in the stomach. The pain usually causes nausea and
vomiting and is most often seen in young children.

 

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

Types of Migraines

Act Now Before Your Menstrual Migraines Become Chronic Migraines

March 20th, 2013

Menstrual Migraine Relief & Menstrual Migraine PreventionMigraines that start around the menstrual cycle can often become chronic.  Don’t wait for that to happen.  Do not let menstrual migraines become chronic migraines! Studies show menstrual migraines are often more severe, last significantly longer, and are more resistant to treatment than usual non-menstrual migraines.  Medications that are currently on the market used to stop migraines can increase the frequency and tendency of migraine attacks, making sufferers more dependent on the medication.

Stopping menstrual migraines BEFORE they occur or reducing the frequency is imperative for restoring quality of life and for avoiding additional health problems.

 

Learn More About Menstrual Migraine

The quality of life for menstrual migraine sufferers is often significantly diminished, affecting education, careers and social activities. This can lead to:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Insomnia

 Menstrual related migraines are different than the usual non-menstrual Migraine attacks. According to a study published in the medical journal Cephalagia:

  • They are typically more severe, last significantly longer AND are more resistant to traditional treatments
  • An average menstrual migraine lasts nearly 23.4 hours compared to 16.1 hours for non-menstrual migraines
  • Menstrual migraines cause more disability and inability to function- interrupting daily responsibilities
  • Medications used to treat the pain are 50% less effective for menstrual migraines
  • Even when the pain medication did work, the risk of the menstrual migraine reoccurring was much more likely

When medications don’t work, or the OTC pain medications taken to treat the pain work only temporarily, patients take more drugs and get caught up in a vicious cycle of Medication Overuse Headaches (MOH). 

 

According to Stephen Silberstein, M.D., director of the Jefferson Headache Center, professor of neurology at Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia and one of the most published migraine neurologists in the country, “One of the greatest bugaboos we see every day in headache centers is patients with chronic daily or near daily headaches, who are overusing mediation.  It is our most common problem.  These patients have often not responded to treatment and in an attempt to treat themselves, actually make the problem worse.  This is not addiction or an attempt to get “high”, rather, it is motivated by the patient’s desire to relieve pain and dysfunction.”  He added“Migraine prevention is grossly underused.”

 

Furthermore, according to Neurologist Jan Brandes, the founder of the Nashville Neuroscience Group, “We’ve begun to see from research 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 taking care of them.  We really need to think carefully about how to control the frequency of attacks and really need to do it earlier rather than later.

Chronic migraines not only take you away from the life you love, they can lead to overuse of side-effect prone drugs, depression and an increased risk of stroke.

Prescription medications available to treat the pain of a migraine come with a long list of side effects with just some including:

  • Nausea
  • Fatigue
  • Depression
  • Insomnia
  • Weight gain
  • Decreased libido
  • Dizziness

These medications can often leave the sufferer just as unable to function as the pain of the menstrual migraine; therefore, PREVENTION is crucial.

  

Manage your migraines before they manage you!  

Thousands of women have taken their lives back with MigreLief. The ingredients in MigreLief+M have been CLINICALLY PROVEN to control fluctuating hormones, blood sugar swings and menstrual-related migraines.

Until MigreLief+M, no one medicine was available to manage both hormonal and blood sugar fluctuation and provide relief for all of the feminine related issues such as migraines, PMS & PCOS symptoms:

 

Cravings Bloating Depression Breast Pain Difficulty Concentrating
Irritability Weight Gain Acne Infertility Irregular Menstrual Cycles

 

MIGRELIEF – MAKING A DIFFERENCE!   

Just a few of the unsolicited comments received from women, like you, who had been needlessly suffering each month but restored their quality of life through MigRelief+M include:

 

“It is an absolute lifesaver for me!  I recommend it to all of my friends who have migraines!  ~ Pam K (Facebook Fan) “I am ecstatic to report that I have been migraine free since I started using MigreLief last December.  Thanks for making such an outstanding product!”  ~ Michelle G. (Facebook Fan)

 

“I’ve been taking MigreLief for a little over a year now. I just wish I’d found it sooner. I’ve suffered with chronic migraines for 29 years my first being right after my youngest daughter was born. Last year it had gotten to the point I was having migraines that would last for days without end, and I nearly lost my job because of all the work I was missing. I heard about MigreLief from my Neurologist, decided to give it a try, and noticed a difference within the first 4 days. I hated the side effects from all the drugs my doctor had prescribed for me, and I still had migraines. I still occasionally get a migraine, but nothing compared to what I had been living with for so long. MigreLief has been a life saver for me. It gave me back my life. I love it and I recommend it to everyone who suffers with migraines. The best part is there aren’t any drugs involved.” ~Rita M. 

 

Take the first step in getting your life back NOW, don’t wait for the pain to return! MigreLief+M is your best option!

 

Menstrual Migraine treatment

RISK FREE OFFER:  We are so confident MigreLief+M will work for you, we offer a 100% satisfaction guarantee if you try it for 90 days (each bottle is a one month supply.)  Although many people have experienced positive results in much less time, we recommend 90 days to build blood levels for maximum effectiveness.  Nutritional deficiencies, inflammation and vasospasm can independently and together contribute to migraine occurrence, frequency and intensity.  MigreLief  is a “Triple Therapy” approach to maintaining normal cerebrovascular tone and function by addressing the underlying nutritional deficiencies, and imbalances many migraine sufferers have in common.

 

MigreLief Facts:

  1. Available in 3 formulas:  Original, Menstrual/Hormonal, Children’s
  2.  Recommended by Neurologists and other healthcare professionals
  3.  No harmful side-effects.
  4.  May be combined with all other migraine medications.
  5.  Empowering migraine sufferers worldwide since 1996
  6.  Formulated and patented by Scientist Curt Hendrix, M.S., C.C.N., C.N.S.
  7.  Named principal scientific investigator in multiple NIH (National Institutes of Health) governmental grants to study the effects of natural medicine on disease.

 

**DISCLAIMER: (MigreLief) is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease or illness.

 

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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Migraines in Children Associated with Behavioral Problems

September 27th, 2012

A recently published article in the journal Cephalagia found that children, who suffer from migraines and tension headaches, are much more likely to experience social issues, attention issues, depression and anxiety than children who do not.

The researchers examined the connection between migraines and tension type headaches and behavioral/emotional issues in almost 1,900 children between the ages of 5-11.

The results indicated that as the number of migraines a child experienced increased, the severity of the emotional issues increased. The children with the tension type headaches also showed similar issues, but they were not as severe.

Other published research supports these findings. Since the severity of the behavioral/emotional issues increased with the number of migraines experienced, it is logical that for children experiencing frequent migraines, parents and physicians should seek low side effect options to prevent and/or decrease as many migraines as possible.

Fortunately there is a proven effective alternative to children suffering a lifetime of migraine pain and abortive – pain relieving medications.

If you are not already familiar with Children’s MigreLief,  please visit MigreLief.com or read the following more in depth article on Children and Migraines:  Lifelong Migraine Prevention and Relief

A more indepth article on Children’s Migraine Prevetnion

To the Best of Health,

 

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

Chief Science Officer of Akeso Health Science LLC /MigreLief

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Are Migraine Headaches Consistently Disrupting The Quality of Your Life ? Prevention is the Answer !

August 9th, 2012

If you or one of your friends is a “prisoner” of chronic migraines, the information in this article could change your life.

1- Is your life or the life of someone you know, governed each month by the fear and anticipation of when the next migraine may occur?

2- Do you miss work because of your migraines?

3- Are your social plans or even vacations often disrupted by painful migraine attacks?

4- Do you take over-the-counter or prescription pain killers many times a month in an attempt to reduce the severe pain of your migraines?

5- Are you sensitive to light or noise?

6- Does your vision, speech or thinking get affected before an attack?

7- Do you find yourself often having to lay down in a dark, quiet room, perhaps even with an ice pack on your temples or forehead?

8- Do you have migraines 3 or more times a month?

9- Are you at the point where you are frustrated and stressed out by your chronic migraines?

If you have answered “yes” to 3 or more of the above questions, then you are most likely an excellent candidate for “Migraine Prevention” options that are proven to be very effective and completely safe.

YOU MAY BE ABLE TO RECLAIM YOUR LIFE AND MAKE MIGRAINES A MUCH MORE MINOR PART OF YOUR LIFE THAN THEY CURRENTLY ARE!

Few physicians or researchers who are experts on migraines would deny that “STRESS” is a major factor in the occurrence of migraines.

Recent research from Sweden has demonstrated that certain types of stress reducing exercise was just as effective as a major prescription drug named Topiramate for preventing migraine headaches.

MigreLief, the multi-patented natural medicine that has been used by tens of thousands of chronic migraine sufferers, helps the brain and its arteries to maintain already normal cerebrovascular tone that exists when you are not suffering from a migraine.

Combining the daily use of MigreLief along with the following stress reducing breathing exercise can literally help control your migraines to an extent you may never have thought possible.

1 – The depth and rate of our breathing respectively decrease and increase when we are stressed. This can deplete oxygen flow to the body and the brain. Please do this breathing exercise exactly as it is described at least 3 times a day:

Blow your breath out through your mouth and then seal your lips. Breathe in slowly through your nose for 10 seconds while expanding your chest. Hold it for 30 seconds while trying to think about “nothing”.

At the end of 30 seconds then slowly expel the breath you were holding, through your lips over a 15 second interval. Notice how your entire body relaxes throughout this breathing exercise especially during the exhalation segment.

Repeat this sequence at least 3 times in a row, working yourself up do doing it 5X in a row, three times a day.

Over time, as your body and brain relax and get used to this very effective breathing technique, you may want to increase the time you breathe in through you nose to 15 seconds, the time you hold your breath to 60 seconds and the time you exhale through your mouth to 30 seconds.

To learn more about how MigreLief works and the success so many chronic migraine sufferers, just like yourself, have experienced please go to www.MigreLief.com

 

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

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