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Refreshing Green Juice Recipe for Migraine and Headache Help

September 7, 2019 | 7:30pm

Migraines and headaches can be caused by a variety of reasons including dehydration.  Drinking plenty of water is always helpful, however certain juices could also provide help due to their anti-inflammatory properties. Each ingredient in this recipe was selected based on benefits it could provide in this situation.   INGREDIENTS 16 oz filtered water or coconut water 1 cup pineapple 1 cup kale (3-4 leaves) 1 stalk celery ½ lemon, juiced 1 cup cucumber (about ½ a large cucumber) ½ inch ginger root 1-1/2 cups ice INSTRUCTIONS Place all ingredients into a blender.  Secure the lid and blend well for at least 60 seconds. Note: You can omit the water and ice and extract the ingredients with a juicer, or leave it as is for a whole food juice by keeping the fiber. Enjoy! (Recipe makes 2 servings) The ingredients in this drink are very healthy and may help with headache, migraine, nausea and/or stomach upset. Ginger has anti-inflammatory properties, and is a potent herb that has been known to help with any type of...

Avoid Back to School Migraines – A Guide for Parents & Students

September 1, 2019 | 7:56pm

Back to school time can literally mean headaches for kids as they adjust from a relaxing summer vacation schedule to a more stringent daily routine. Everybody knows that going back to school can be stressful – different teachers, new friends, and a whole new set of responsibilities can overwhelm even the most confident of kids or teenagers. 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. Headaches can range from minor nuisances to extremely uncomfortable, and when they become chronic (constantly recurring), they can take a serious toll on a child's ability to go about daily life. There are several types of headaches: cluster headaches, tension headaches, sinus headaches, and many...

Migraine Awareness Week U.K. Sept 1 – 7, 2019

September 1, 2019 | 9:55am

Migraine Awareness Week (MAW) is an annual campaign in the United Kingdom to draw attention to migraine, educate the public, increase understand and reduce stigma. One out of every 7 people suffer migraine. It is an important public health problem in the UK, associated with very substantial costs.  Increased awareness about the effects of migraines results in better outcomes, increased access to migraine care as well as empowerment and validation for those diagnosed.  There are almost 200,000 migraine attacks every day in the U.K. and migraine sufferers lose 25 million days from work or school each year because of them.  Although it is the third most common disease in the world, affecting an estimated one in seven people globally, migraine remains underdiagnosed and undertreated.  For more information and support for migraines and headaches in the U.K., visit the links below. To get involved with MAW, increase awareness, or join a meetup... visit the Migraine Trust's Migraine Awareness Week page. Organizations concerned with migraines and headaches in the U.K. The Migraine Trust, a charity which supports sufferers,...

Ocular Migraine vs. Visual Migraine — What is the Difference?

August 20, 2019 | 1:27pm

Not all migraine sufferers experience the head pain commonly associated with migraine attacks. Some people experience a type of silent migraine with visual disturbance but no head pain. “Ocular migraine” also known as “retinal migraine” is often confused with “visual migraine” which is a symptom of visual changes or vision loss resulting from the aura phase of the common migraine. However, for people who experience ocular migraines the visual changes are a little different and can be very frightening as they most often include temporary vision loss that can last up to an hour. Both ocular migraines and visual migraines can occur with or without a headache. Ocular Migraine vs. Visual Migraine Ocular or retinal migraines happen in the eye, so only affect the vision in that eye, while visual migraines occur in the brain, so affect the vision in both eyes together.    Visual Migraine or Migraine with Aura · A typical migraine accompanied by aura (a variety of visual sensations like a kaleidoscope, zig zag lines and blind spots that often warn that...

Sleep Like Your Life Depends on It…Because It Does!

June 13, 2019 | 9:34am

Poor Sleep Habits Can Rob Years From Your Life Downloadable White Paper - Insomnia_PDF - CLICK HERE REESTABLISHING HEALTHY SLEEP PATTERNS IS THE MOST POWERFUL TOOL YOU CAN RELY ON FOR HEALTH, HAPPINESS AND LONGEVITY. If you are having difficulty sleeping, consider a drug free, natural formula for healthy sleep to make a real difference. Sleep is required for human life, enabling critical functions such as those involved in cellular regulation and repair, detoxification, immune health, and hormone level modulation.(1-4)  Our physiological homeostasis depends on sleep, yet according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), one in three adults in the United States does not get enough of it.(5)  Given the inextricable linkage between sleep and health, the CDC has warned about the health risks of inadequate sleep, and federal and industry dollars continue to fund research that can help elucidate the roles of sleep in disease and quality of life and to provide solutions for those who struggle with poor sleep. Developing and maintaining healthy sleep habits may empower people to reduce their...

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