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Abdominal Migraine in Children – Safe Options

November 7th, 2018

Abdominal migraine is one of the most common causes of abdominal pain in children.  Although the pain will come and go, it is severely debilitating during a migraine episode, is very distressing for children. Chronic and recurring abdominal pain can have a drastic effect on a child’s overall quality of life and their school performance.

Abdominal pain in childhood accounts for 2-4% of office visits to the doctor and 50% of referrals to pediatric gastroenterologists.(1) Even though it is a well recognized type of pediatric migraine with specific diagnostic criteria under the International Classification of Headache Disorders, it is often underdiagnosed by both pediatricians and pediatric gastroenterologists.(2)

The diagnosis of abdominal migraine is much more prevalent in Europe than in the United States, because in the U.S. it is often misdiagnosed as U.S. doctors are still struggling to understand it.  Many doctors are only able to make an accurate diagnosis years after the abdominal migraines when the child becomes a teen and then develops classic migraines. Parents should be extra cautious as children could be subjected to unnecessary surgery if the condition is misdiagnosed.

What is an abdominal migraine?

Abdominal migraines are diagnosed in children who meet these criteria:

  • At least five attacks of abdominal pain that each last 1 to 72 hours
  • Dull pain around the belly button, moderate to severe in intensity
  • At least two of these symptoms: appetite loss, nausea, vomiting, pale skin

Other abdominal migraine symptoms may include, headache and sensitivity to light and sound.

Who gets abdominal migraines?

  • Children with a family history of migraines are at higher risk
  • Occurs slightly more often in girls than boys
  • Children who experience motion sickness are more likely to get abdominal migraines

Diagnosis of Abdominal Migraine

Abdominal migraines usually follow a pattern, same type of appearance, same time of day, and same duration with the symptoms going away completely between migraines.

Doctors may use ultrasound or endoscopy to check for other potential causes of your child’s stomach pain and evaluate your child’s medical history to determine a pattern.

Preventing Migraines
Help your child prevent migraines by discovering and avoiding their triggers if possible.  The triggers for abdominal migraines are similar for regular migraines:

  • Chemicals such as nitrites that are found in processed foods such as deli or processed meats, lunch meat, packaged sandwich ham, turkey, and chicken
  • Caffeine
  • Chocolate
  • Bright lights
  • Foods that contain monosodium glutamate (MSG) including Chinese food, dressings, seasonings, condiments, and many buffet foods in restaurants
  • Motion sickness
  • Fatigue or exhaustion
  • Flickering lights
  • Stress, worrying or being upset
  • Swallowing a lot of air
  • Lack of sleep

In many cases, taking proactive steps to prevent the migraine attacks can lead to less frequent attacks and a decrease in intensity and duration.

Where to start if your child was diagnosed with abdominal or classic migraines.

Consider a Safe & Gentle Nutritional Option…
The MigreLief Nutritional Regimen for Pediatric Migraines

Recommended by pediatric neurologists and headache specialists for almost 2 decades, MigreLief is a great place to start.  

ACTION STEP 1:  

Choose one of two MigreLief “daily maintenance” formulas;

Original MigreLief (age 12+) (caplets) or
Children’s MigreLief (age 2-11) (capsules)

The caplets may be crushed or capsules opened and mixed with food such as applesauce, yogurt etc. for children or teens that have difficulty swallowing pills.

ACTION STEP 2: 
Keep fast-acting MigreLief-NOW “as-needed” formula on hand at all times and take when ever needed for on-the-spot help.

The ‘Dream Team’ for Migraine Sufferers
Daily and As Needed formulas work well together.  While you are waiting for the daily chronic formula to kick in, you can take MigreLief-NOW as-needed.  All MigreLief formulas are drug free, safe, gentle and very effective.

Where to Buy? 
If purchased at MigreLief.com or by calling 1-800-758-8746 you can try risk free as there is a 90 Money Back Guarantee if you try MigreLief or Children’s MigreLief for 3 allows sufficient time for MigreLief to build blood levels for maximum effectiveness (each bottle is a one month supply).  If you are not satisfied for any reason, Akeso Health Sciences, will refund your purchase price.

You can also buy at the Vitamin Shoppe, Meijer stores or at independent pharmacies nationwide.  If your local pharmacy doesn’t stock it, you can ask them to order it and they can usually have MigreLief within 24 hours.

Questions?  Email:  HealthAdvisor@MigreLief.com or call 1-800-758-8746
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Avoid Labor Day Migraines – Summer’s Last Hurrah September 2018

August 28th, 2018

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Summer doesn’t officially end until midnight September 22 but if you are planning to hit the road for one last fun in the sun hurrah, take safety precautions; tell someone where you are going, wear your seat-belt, stay-well hydrated and avoid Labor Day migraines!

Labor Day the first Monday in September, was first celebrated on September 5, 1882.  It is a creation of the labor movement and is dedicated to the social and economic achievements of American workers. It is traditionally marked with parades and other celebrations, and is a time for Americans to take a break from their jobs and honor the historic role that the labor movement played in the creation of the middle class, the rise of living standards and the strength of the country.

Labor Day has also come to represent, for most Americans, the symbolic end of summer.  School starts for most students the day after Labor Day Monday, however many schools have switched to resume in late August.  Nevertheless, for many of us, it is the last hurrah to partake in traditional summer activities, lazy beach and picnic outings, camping trips, and travel away from home.

According to AAA, over 35.5 million Americans traveled at least 50 miles away from home during the 2015 Labor Day weekend and many more are expected to travel this year. Labor Day has also become an important sale weekend for many retailers, many claiming it is second largest sale date only to Christmas season’s Black Friday.  It also marks the beginning of the NFL and college football seasons.  Old school etiquette considers Labor Day the last day of the year when it is fashionable to wear white.  It is believed that this tradition originated long ago, when the high society crowd wore white during their summer vacation getaways and then changed back to dark colors when they returned to the sooty, dusty city.

If you are planning to get out and about, this Labor Day weekend, remember to stay safe and avoid your migraine triggers.   

LABOR DAY SAFETY TIPS:

Labor Day weekend is one of the most dangerous and deadly holidays for traveling, according to the National Highway Traffic Administration
Drive safely and be prepared for any type of emergency.  Always keep a first-aid kit in your vehicle.
Let someone know where you are going, the roads you are taking and when you expect to get there and return.
Wear your seatbelts and don’t drink and drive.  Be prepared for sobriety and seatbelt checkpoints

STAY WELL HYDRATED: Keep plenty of water on hand.  Keep a bottle of H20 with you if the weather is hot and you will be outdoors for a considerable amount of time.  If plain water doesn’t interest you, try adding a slice of lemon or lime to your drink.  If you’re going to be exercising, make sure you drink water before, during and after your workout.  Start and end your day with a glass of water.  When you’re feeling hungry, drink water. The sensation of thirst is often confused with hunger.

Avoid heat related illnesses & heat stroke.  Sweating heavily without replacing enough fluids can lead to dehydration or heat cramps. If the body cannot shed enough heat for any reason, there is a risk of heat exhaustion and, in extreme cases, heat stroke – a medical emergency.  Children are particularly vulnerable to heat-related illnesses, because their bodies do not get rid of heat as efficiently as adults’ do. Make sure you know how to prevent, recognize, and treat heat-related illness.

Heat exhaustion is caused by loss of water and salt, often as a result of exercise in hot weather. If it is not treated, it may progress to heat stroke.

Symptoms of heat exhaustion include: Normal or elevated body temperature, although not as high as 40°C (104°F) Profuse sweating – Pale skin – Skin may be cool and moist – Fast, shallow breathing – Fast, weak pulse – Headache – Nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea – Dizziness, weakness, or fainting – Heat cramps or Exhaustion.  If you or a child  experience any of these symptoms, move to a shady or air-conditioned area and lie down. Remove extra clothing and sports equipment, if any. Cool down with cold water, fans, or cold towels. If not nauseated or vomiting, drink water, juice, or a sports drink.

 

TIPS TO AVOID END OF SUMMER MIGRAINES

*Drink an 8 ounce glass of water every couple of hours*Bright sunlight can often lead to migraines in photosensitive sufferers so a good pair of polarized sunglasses can really help.*Scents and odors can trigger migraines. Don’t hang around people who smoke and ask those close to you (friends, family, co-workers) to go easy on the cologne of perfume.

*Avoid bright or flickering lights if possible. If you work a lot on a computer use an anti-glare screen/filter.

*Eat healthy snacks every hour or so to prevent drops in blood sugar than can also serve as triggers to migraines.

*Pay attention to prodromal symptoms (symptoms like dizziness, visual or speech impairments) which occur prior to the pain of the migraine striking. Sometimes taking an ibuprofen during this period can prevent the full migraine from occurring.

*Small amounts of caffeine may help with migraine pain, but large amounts will cause more migraines to occur.

*Barometric Pressure Headaches Strategies: Some migraineurs have reported that lying down in a dark room can ward off the pressure headache, but if you are or want to be an outdoor enthusiast, you have to figure out other ways to deal with it.

The good news is that there are gadgets that can help you. If you are one who prefers gadgets over devices and apps, Newspring Power International Company, Ltd. offers a fishing barometer designed to check the barometric pressure at specific locations. The application for migraineurs is that you can set the device for up to six places where you might wish to go for the day, and program it to warn you when a storm is approaching any of those places. If you prefer a PDA (Personal Digital Assistant), there are several smart phones and tablets which have barometric sensors with free apps that will send you alarms when pressure reaches the danger zone for you.”

*Avoid stress. If you are preparing a Labor Day picnic or festivity, remember that after a flurry of activity and preparation, when a person finally has a chance to relax, headaches often set in. The beginning of the weekend or a vacation is a common time for migraines to occur. Take it easy, plan in advance, and just agree with yourself or family members that the number one key to everyone enjoying the time is to relax and be unhurried in everything.

*Don’t forget to take your MigreLief twice a day, once in the a.m. and once in the p.m., to keep blood levels of the beneficial ingredients consistent for optimal results.  Visit MigreLief.US and enter your zip code in the store locator for a MigreLief retail store near you or visit MigreLief.com.

Have a wonderful and safe, migraine free Labor Day. Enjoy this delicious and eye-catching salad if you are looking for something new to prepare and serve this weekend and keep cool with frozen grapes.

FROZEN GRAPES – The perfect low calorie, naturally sweet summer treat!  These frozen bites always stay icy, but not frozen solid. They must be eaten as soon as they are removed from the freezer before they thaw completely.

1. Wash and dry green or red grapes.
2. Place in sealable plastic bag.
3. Keep in freezer for 2 hours or until frozen.
4. Fill a bowl with several ice cubes and place the bag in the bowl to keep cool while you enjoy!

 

FNM_7LayerPastaSalad_048.tif7-layer Salad

Ingredients:
Salt
8 ounces farfalle (about 4 cups)
2 stalks broccoli, cut into florets
1/2 cup mayonnaise
1/2 cup buttermilk
1/4 cup plus 1 tablespoon chopped fresh chives
1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley
Juice of 1 lime
Freshly ground pepper
2 avocados, diced
1 12-ounce piece deli ham, diced (about 2 cups) –or substitute with chicken, turkey or garbanzo beans
8 ounces yellow cheddar cheese, shredded
1 small head romaine lettuce, sliced
2 tomatoes, diced

 
Directions:
Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Add the pasta and cook until al dente (about 2 minutes less than the label directs), adding the broccoli during the last 4 minutes of cooking. Drain the pasta and broccoli and rinse under cool water; shake off the excess. Remove the broccoli and pat dry.Whisk the mayonnaise, buttermilk, 1/4 cup chives, the parsley, half of the lime juice, 1/4 teaspoon salt, and pepper to taste. Toss the pasta and a few tablespoons of the dressing in a medium bowl.Assemble the salad: Toss the avocados with the remaining lime juice in a large glass serving bowl and season with salt; arrange in an even layer. Top with layers of the ham, broccoli, pasta, cheese, lettuce and tomatoes. Drizzle some of the remaining dressing on top and sprinkle with the remaining 1 tablespoon chives, or cover and refrigerate the salad and dressing separately up to 6 hours.  Bring to room temperature before serving.  (Recipe from Food Network)

Enjoy!

 

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MigreLief Daily Maintenance Formulas (Original, Children’s and Menstrual Migraine) PLUS MigreLief-NOW “As-Needed” Formula have been recommended by neurologists and headache specialists as nutritional support for sufferers of all types of migraines; chronic, common, classic, hemiplegic, pediatric, transformed, complex, abdominal, acephalgic etc.

 

 

Avoid Labor Day Migraines – Summer’s Last Hurrah

September 1st, 2017

MigreLief Long Lasting Migraine Treatment - Non Prescription

Summer doesn’t officially end until midnight September 22 but if you are planning to hit the road for one last fun in the sun hurrah, take safety precautions; tell someone where you are going, wear your seat-belt, stay-well hydrated and avoid Labor Day migraines!

Labor Day the first Monday in September, was first celebrated on September 5, 1882.  It is a creation of the labor movement and is dedicated to the social and economic achievements of American workers. It is traditionally marked with parades and other celebrations, and is a time for Americans to take a break from their jobs and honor the historic role that the labor movement played in the creation of the middle class, the rise of living standards and the strength of the country.

Labor Day has also come to represent, for most Americans, the symbolic end of summer.  School starts for most students the day after Labor Day Monday, however many schools have switched to resume in late August.  Nevertheless, for many of us, it is the last hurrah to partake in traditional summer activities, lazy beach and picnic outings, camping trips, and travel away from home.

According to AAA, over 35.5 million Americans traveled at least 50 miles away from home during the 2015 Labor Day weekend and many more are expected to travel this year. Labor Day has also become an important sale weekend for many retailers, many claiming it is second largest sale date only to Christmas season’s Black Friday.  It also marks the beginning of the NFL and college football seasons.  Old school etiquette considers Labor Day the last day of the year when it is fashionable to wear white.  It is believed that this tradition originated long ago, when the high society crowd wore white during their summer vacation getaways and then changed back to dark colors when they returned to the sooty, dusty city.

If you are planning to get out and about, this Labor Day weekend, remember to stay safe and avoid your migraine triggers.   

 

LABOR DAY SAFETY TIPS: Labor Day weekend is one of the most dangerous and deadly holidays for traveling, according to the National Highway Traffic Administration –  Drive safely and be prepared for any type of emergency.  Always keep a first-aid kit in your vehicle. –   Let someone know where you are going, the roads you are taking and when you expect to get there and return. –   Wear your seatbelts and don’t drink and drive.  Be prepared for sobriety and seatbelt checkpoints

 

STAY WELL HYDRATED: –        Keep plenty of water on hand.  Keep a bottle of H20 with you if the weather is hot and you will be outdoors for a considerable amount of time.  If plain water doesn’t interest you, try adding a slice of lemon or lime to your drink.  If you’re going to be exercising, make sure you drink water before, during and after your workout.  Start and end your day with a glass of water.  When you’re feeling hungry, drink water. The sensation of thirst is often confused with hunger.

 

Avoid heat related illnesses & heat stroke.  Sweating heavily without replacing enough fluids can lead to dehydration or heat cramps. If the body cannot shed enough heat for any reason, there is a risk of heat exhaustion and, in extreme cases, heat stroke – a medical emergency.  Children are particularly vulnerable to heat-related illnesses, because their bodies do not get rid of heat as efficiently as adults’ do. Make sure you know how to prevent, recognize, and treat heat-related illness.

 

Heat exhaustion is caused by loss of water and salt, often as a result of exercise in hot weather. If it is not treated, it may progress to heat stroke.

 

Symptoms of heat exhaustion include: Normal or elevated body temperature, although not as high as 40°C (104°F) Profuse sweating – Pale skin – Skin may be cool and moist – Fast, shallow breathing – Fast, weak pulse – Headache – Nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea – Dizziness, weakness, or fainting – Heat cramps or Exhaustion.  If you or a child  experience any of these symptoms, move to a shady or air-conditioned area and lie down. Remove extra clothing and sports equipment, if any. Cool down with cold water, fans, or cold towels. If not nauseated or vomiting, drink water, juice, or a sports drink.

 

TIPS TO AVOID END OF SUMMER MIGRAINES

 

*Drink an 8 ounce glass of water every couple of hours*Bright sunlight can often lead to migraines in photosensitive sufferers so a good pair of polarized sunglasses can really help.*Scents and odors can trigger migraines. Don’t hang around people who smoke and ask those close to you (friends, family, co-workers) to go easy on the cologne of perfume.

*Avoid bight or flickering lights if possible. If you work a lot on a computer use an anti-glare screen/filter.

 

*Eat healthy snacks every hour or so to prevent drops in blood sugar than can also serve as triggers to migraines.

 

*Pay attention to prodromal symptoms (symptoms like dizziness, visual or speech impairments) which occur prior to the pain of the migraine striking. Sometimes taking an ibuprofen during this period can prevent the full migraine from occurring.

 

*Small amounts of caffeine may help with migraine pain, but large amounts will cause more migraines to occur.

 

*Barometric Pressure Headaches Strategies: Some migraineurs have reported that lying down in a dark room can ward off the pressure headache, but if you are or want to be an outdoor enthusiast, you have to figure out other ways to deal with it.

 

The good news is that there are gadgets that can help you. If you are one who prefers gadgets over devices and apps, Newspring Power International Company, Ltd. offers a fishing barometer designed to check the barometric pressure at specific locations. The application for migraineurs is that you can set the device for up to six places where you might wish to go for the day, and program it to warn you when a storm is approaching any of those places. If you prefer a PDA (Personal Digital Assistant), there are several smart phones and tablets which have barometric sensors with free apps that will send you alarms when pressure reaches the danger zone for you.”

 

*Avoid stress. If you are preparing a Labor Day picnic or festivity, remember that after a flurry of activity and preparation, when a person finally has a chance to relax, headaches often set in. The beginning of the weekend or a vacation is a common time for migraines to occur. Take it easy, plan in advance, and just agree with yourself or family members that the number one key to everyone enjoying the time is to relax and be unhurried in everything.

 

*Don’t forget to take your MigreLief twice a day, once in the a.m. and once in the p.m., to keep blood levels of the beneficial ingredients consistent for optimal results.  Visit MigreLief.US and enter your zip code in the store locator for a MigreLief retail store near you or visit MigreLief.com.

 

Have a wonderful and safe, migraine free Labor Day. Enjoy this delicious and eye-catching salad if you are looking for something new to prepare and serve this weekend and keep cool with frozen grapes.

The perfect low calorie, naturally sweet summer treat!  These frozen bites always stay icy, but not frozen solid. They must be eaten as soon as they are removed from the freezer before they thaw completely.

1. Wash and dry green or red grapes.
2. Place in sealable plastic bag.
3. Keep in freezer for 2 hours or until frozen.
4. Fill a bowl with several ice cubes and place the bag in the bowl to keep cool while you enjoy!

 

FNM_7LayerPastaSalad_048.tif7-layer SaladIngredientsSalt8 ounces farfalle (about 4 cups)2 stalks broccoli, cut into florets1/2 cup mayonnaise1/2 cup buttermilk1/4 cup plus 1 tablespoon chopped fresh chives1/4 cup chopped fresh parsleyJuice of 1 limeFreshly ground pepper

2 avocados, diced

1 12-ounce piece deli ham, diced (about 2 cups) –or substitute with chicken, turkey or garbanzo beans

8 ounces yellow cheddar cheese, shredded

1 small head romaine lettuce, sliced

2 tomatoes, diced

Directions

Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Add the pasta and cook until al dente (about 2 minutes less than the label directs), adding the broccoli during the last 4 minutes of cooking. Drain the pasta and broccoli and rinse under cool water; shake off the excess. Remove the broccoli and pat dry.

Whisk the mayonnaise, buttermilk, 1/4 cup chives, the parsley, half of the lime juice, 1/4 teaspoon salt, and pepper to taste. Toss the pasta and a few tablespoons of the dressing in a medium bowl.

Assemble the salad: Toss the avocados with the remaining lime juice in a large glass serving bowl and season with salt; arrange in an even layer. Top with layers of the ham, broccoli, pasta, cheese, lettuce and tomatoes. Drizzle some of the remaining dressing on top and sprinkle with the remaining 1 tablespoon chives, or cover and refrigerate the salad and dressing separately up to 6 hours.  Bring to room temperature before serving.  (Recipe from Food Network)

Enjoy!

 

HOLIDAY SAVINGS!  Online Coupon Code:  MIGFREE3 – Enter at checkout at MigreLief.com or call (800) 758-8745 M-Friday.
One per customer. May not combine offers.

MigreLief Triple Therapy with Puracol™ and Fast Acting MigreLief-NOW…  Recommended for all types of headaches and migraines; chronic, common, classic, hemiplegic, pediatric, transformed, complex, abdominal, acephalgic etc.

 

The Science of MigreLief – Nonprescription Dietary Supplements for Adult & Pediatric Migraines

July 20th, 2017

THREE MECHANISMS OF ACTION TO HELP MAINTAIN NORMAL NEUROLOGICAL FUNCTION… ALL IN ONE SUPPLEMENT

MigreLief Original Formula should be part of your “Preventive” regimen.  It is not an “Abortive.” MigreLief was formulated to help migraineurs maintain normal cerebrovascular (blood vessels that supply the brain) tone and function by addressing the underlying nutritional deficiencies and imbalances that are common to many migraine sufferers. These deficiencies lead to many dysfunctional processes in the brain.

The Science of MigreLief - Migraine Control


TRUSTED “TRIPLE THERAPY” – A NUTRITIONAL APPROACH 

MigreLief is a great option and good place to start… a vitamin, a mineral and a plant, all well known for their safety, efficacy and low side-effects to establish normal cerebrovascular function instead of a lifetime on pain killers and drugs.  Magnesium, riboflavin (B-2) and the herb feverfew are listed in the American Academy of Neurology’s Evidence Based Guidelines for Migraine Prevention.  Puracol, Akeso Health Sciences proprietary blend of two  feverfew sources (whole leaf and extract), magnesium (oxcide and citrate) and high dose riboflavin (Vitamin B-2) have independently shown to have significant benefits for chronic migraine sufferers.

THE SCIENCE OF MIGRELIEF

Nutritional deficiencies, inflammation, and vasospasm can independently and together contribute to migraine occurrence, frequency and intensity.  The multi-patented combination of ingredients in MigreLief was formulated to address the underlying dysfunctional processes in the brain that often lead to migraines once triggered. MigreLief helps to reestablish and maintain normal cerebrovascular function by addressing the nutritional deficiencies and imbalances often associated with migraines such as:

*Excessive Platelet Aggregation resulting in blood vessel changes.

*Decrease in the brain’s cellular energy reserves.  Cells lose energy production ability when the powerhouses of the cells (the mitochondria) become dysfunctional due to nutritional deficiencies.

 

Migrelief – Triple Therapy Ingredients: 

Magnesium
Magnesium is a nutritional supplement with numerous effects that support cerebrovascular tone.

These include:

1) inhibition of platelet aggregation
2) interference with synthesis, release, and action of inflammatory mediators
3) direct alterations of cerebrovascular tone
4) inhibition of vasospasm
5) stabilization of cell membranes.

Some migraine sufferers with poor cerebrovascular tone have been found to have low brain levels of magnesium. Recommended daily dosages of magnesium typically range from 200 to 600 mg to compensate for this deficiency, far above what’s found in most multi-vitamins. Several double blind placebo controlled studies have demonstrated that oral magnesium can reduce the frequency and intensity of migraine headaches in both adults and children.

Riboflavin
Riboflavin (vitamin B-2) is a precursor of flavin adenine dinucleotide (FAD). This coenzyme is an important component of the electron-transport chain. A deficiency of mitrochondrial energy reserves has been observed in some persons exhibiting poor cerebrovascular tone. This defect may theoretically be corrected by a compound such as riboflavin that improves the activity of the electron-transport chain.

MigreLief provides 400 mg of riboflavin. Multiple studies have demonstrated that high dose riboflavin can be beneficial to both adults and children who suffer migraines.

Puracol Feverfew
Commonly recommended for its ability to support cerebrovascular tone, feverfew (Tanacetum Parthenium) is rich in compounds known as sesquiterpene lactones. One of the more important of these compounds may be parthenolide, which represents 85% of the sesquiterpene lactone content in feverfew. Some scientific studies indicate that while parthenolide may be important there may very well be other phytochemicals in feverfew that are as of yet unidentified and play a role in its effectiveness. .

Some studies of extracts of feverfew containing parthenolide yielded no significant benefits. This led researchers to believe that certain of the unidentified phytochemicals may have been left behind during the extraction process. The ideal solution would be a non-extracted feverfew product that naturally contained high levels of parthenolide and kept all of the other naturally occurring phytochemicals as well. For this reason Puracol Feverfew, AKESO HEALTH SCIENCE’S proprietary non extracted plant source for feverfew with high levels of naturally occurring parthenolide was developed.  Scientific studies have found parthenolide inhibits platelet aggregation and the release of serotonin from platelets and polymorphonuclear leukocyte granules.* It has also been shown to inhibit pro-inflammatory prostaglandin synthesis and the release of arachadonic acid. Each of these phenomena is associated with migraines. European studies have shown the benefits of feverfew on long-term cerebrovasular tone in multiple human studies.

 

The World Health Organization lists migraines 19th among the world’s most debilitating and disabling diseases

Migraine is the most common neurological condition in the developed world: it is more prevalent than asthma, epilepsy and diabetes combined.  In the United States alone, 37 million people .

MigreLief is a wonderful nutritinal option for migraine sufferers and has been recommended my neurologists, headache specialists and other healthcare professionals thoughout the United States and world wide.

Magnesium, riboflavin and the herb feverfew are listed in the American Academy of Neurology’s Evidence Based Guidelines for Migraine Prophylaxis.

Curt Hendrix, M.S., C.C.N., C.N.S. and Chief Scientific Officer of Akeso Health Sciences, formulated and patented MigreLief Triple Therapy with Puracol was well received by physicians at the recent Pri-Med convention and explained the science behind the success of MigreLief to a very interested audience.

Most MigreLief fans already know that MigreLief was formulated to addresses the underlying nutritional deficiencies and imbalances that are common to many migraine sufferers. But for those newcomers lucky enough to have stumbled upon MigreLief for the first time…it is not an “abortive” to treat the pain while it is occurring. It is nutritional support and daily maintenance.

MigreLief-NOW is Akeso’s fast-acting “as-needed” formula that can be take at the first sign of discomfort.  It can be used by itself as needed or combined with MigreLief Original, Children’s MigreLief or MigreLief+M (mestrual migraines).  For additinal nutritional support, 2 MigreLief-NOW capsules can be added to the morning dose of any MigreLief daily maintenance product.

 


MIGRAINE SUFFERER NEW TO MIGRELIEF?

MigreLief should be your first choice for migraine therapy… not the last!
Too often sufferers opt for the more invasive, complex often side-effect prone prescription drugs, botox or other approaches to their problem. MigreLief is a more natural option (vitamin, mineral and herb), it’s inexpensive and it addresses the underlying problem (it does not just mask the symptoms or temporarily ease the pain). To get started, select one of the daily formulas (MigreLief, Children’s MigreLief, or MigreLief+M for menstrual migraines), and take as recommended every day for a full 90 days to experience the benefits and evaluate how it works for you.  MigreLief-NOW is a fast-acting as-needed formula which is ideal to have on hand for those tough days when you need extra help.

 

100% MONEY BACK GUARANTEE – Try MigreLief Risk Free   

We’re so confident that MigreLief will make a difference, if anyone is dissatisfied for any reason, we offer a 100% money back guarantee of the product purchase price for new customers trying MigreLief for 90 days (each bottle is a one month supply).  Although many consumer/patients experience beneficial results in as little as 3 weeks, it is recommended that it be taken for the full 3 months to build blood levels for maximum effectiveness.

MigreLief can be safely combined with prescription migraines or OTC medications.  It has been known to lessen the side-effects of certain prescription drugs for many users. You may discover while taking MigreLief that you’ve effectively weaned yourself off of other migraine meds as you reach for them less and less.

 

Track your MigreLief progress with our Migraine Diary and Trigger Tracker.

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Puracol Feverfew for Migraines – A Real Plus!

June 20th, 2017

The herb Feverfew (Tanacetum Parthenium) has been recorded as a medicinal remedy for millennia.  One can find references to the Latin “febrefugia” from which Feverfew gets its name in Old Saxon records. Hildegard of Bingen, a great 12th century abbess and healer made mention of it in her herbal tomes. Febrefugia literally means “Fever flies,” and has always been used as a fever reducer among other purposes. In even more ancient times, the Greeks used Feverfew to treat melancholy which was characterized as much by debilitating headaches as it was by long-term depression.

Historically Feverfew has also been used as a dietary supplement for headaches, constipation, diarrhea, and dizziness.   But one of the greatest boons in the modern era is the discovery of Feverfew as an aid for migraine headaches.

FEVERFEW & MIGRAINES

Commonly recommended for its ability to support cerebrovascular tone, Feverfew is rich in compounds known as sesquiterpene lactones.  One of the more important of these compounds is parthenolide, which represents 85% of the sesquiterpene lactone content in Feverfew. Some scientific studies indicate that while parthenolide may be important there may very well be other phytochemicals in Feverfew that are as of yet unidentified and play a role in its effectiveness.

PURACOL FEVERFEW
Some studies of extracts of feverfew containing parthenolide yielded no significant benefits. This led researchers to believe that some of the unidentified phytochemicals may have been left behind during the extraction process. The ideal solution would be a non-extracted feverfew product that naturally contained high levels of parthenolide AND kept all of the other naturally occurring phytochemicals as well. For this reason Puracol Feverfew (AKESO HEALTH SCIENCE’S proprietary non extracted plant source for feverfew with high levels of naturally occurring parthenolide) was developed. Puracol Feverfew is just one of the reasons for the superior efficacy of MigreLief, which delivers optimal dosages of parthenolide. Scientific studies have found parthenolide inhibits platelet aggregation and the release of serotonin from platelets and polymorphonuclear leukocyte granules.* It has also been shown to inhibit pro-inflammatory prostaglandin synthesis and the release of arachadonic acid. Each of these phenomena is associated with migraines. European studies have shown the benefits of feverfew on long-term cerebrovasular tone in multiple human studies.

INHIBITING BLOOD PLATELET AGGREGATION
Feverfew can help to prevent the clumping together of platelets in the blood – part of the sequence of events leading to the formation of a clot)

Over aggregating of platelets in the blood appear just before a migraine forcing a release of serotonin. Serotonin causes the blood vessel to constrict.  Scientific studies have found parthenolide inhibits platelet aggregation and the release of serotonin from platelets and polymorphonuclear leukocyte granules, thus keeping the blood vessel normal resulting in less painful, less frequent or cessation of migraines.

Feverfew has also been shown to inhibit pro-inflammatory prostaglandin synthesis and the release of arachadonic acid. Each of these phenomena is associated with migraines. European studies have shown the benefits of Feverfew on long-term cerebrovasular tone in multiple human studies.

ACTIVATING DYSFUNCTIONAL BRAIN PROCESSES
Though the exact cause of migraines is not known, certain triggers like tyramine in aged cheeses, chocolate, scents/perfumes, bright lights, changes in weather/temperature/humidity/altitude, over-use of headache medications, stress, hormonal fluctuations and many more, can activate certain processes that increase the risk of migraines occurring.

The dysfunctional processes that these triggers can activate are:

*  Excessive platelet aggregation which can result in changes in blood vessels associated with migraines.

*  Decrease in the cellular energy reserves in the brain that are common to migraine sufferers.

NUTRITIONAL APPROACH – When Migraine Sufferers Get These 3 Factors Under Control – The Results Can Be Life Changing

1.  Maintain normal platelet aggregation
2.  Reduce or eliminate vasospasms
3.  Maintain normal mitochondrial energy reserve in the brain.
A Nutritional Approach to Migraine Control:  Riboflavin, Magnesium and Feverfew for maintaining normal cerebrovascular function.
All 3 of these ingredients are listed in the American Academy of Neurology’s Guidelines for Migraine Prevention.

Magnesium:  Research studies show that almost half of all migraine sufferers have low blood levels of Magnesium, which is critical in controlling vasospasms (the contraction and dilation of blood vessels in the brain which occurs during migraines).

Riboflavin:  Migraine sufferers also suffer mitochondrial energy deficiencies, which Riboflavin (Vitamin B2) can improve when given in high dosages.

Feverfew:  Research studies show Feverfew inhibits blood platelet aggregation and is anti-inflammatory.

For adults and children over the age of 2 who suffer migraines chronically, this combination is a great place to start and is a good alternative to the chronic use of NSAIDs like aspirin, and ibuprofen without the negative side-effects.  You can find these formulas at MIGRELIEF.com

 

To the Best of Health,
Curt Hendrix, M.S., C.C.N., C.N.S.

MIGRELIEF.com

 

ARE BOTOX INJECTIONS WORTH THE TROUBLE AND EXPENSE FOR PREVENTING CHRONIC MIGRAINE HEADACHES?

May 22nd, 2017

A recent study published in the April 25th issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) reviewed the results of 31 published studies on the use of Botox injections to prevent migraine headaches.

The researchers found that the use of botox injections to prevent occasional migraines (episodic migraines defined as less than 15 headache days per month) and chronic daily headaches was of no greater benefit than placebo.

They further reported that for chronic migraines (15 or more migraine or headache days a month) or chronic daily headaches, there was a small to modest benefit that was probably not clinically very significant. In addition, compared to placebo, Botox injections caused:

  • Neck discomfort or pain
  • Muscle weakness
  • Paresthesias (a prickly, tingling, electric shock type sensation)
  • Drooping of the upper eyelid
  • Skin tightness or discomfort

The bottom line is that for most people, based upon this analysis of 31 published studies, the expense and effort of going through Botox injections to try to prevent chronic migraine headaches may not lead to satisfactory results.

For a nutritional option to address migraines please visit www.MigreLief.com

 

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

Feverfew for Migraines – A Real Plus!

March 21st, 2017

 

Peter Rabbit’s mother was on to something when she put him to bed with a cup of wild chamomile tea after he had been into Mr. McGregor’s garden. People in the modern world often think of chamomile as a sleep or digestive aid. But wild chamomile is another name for the herb Feverfew. A tea of feverfew would not only have relaxed the hapless rabbit, but would also have routed his headache, calmed his upset tummy, put his mind at ease and soothed his jangled nerves after his terrifying turn in the garden.

The herb Feverfew (Tanacetum Parthenium) has been recorded as a medicinal remedy for millennia.  One can find references to the Latin “febrefugia” from which Feverfew gets its name in Old Saxon records. Hildegard of Bingen, a great 12th century abbess and healer made mention of it in her herbal tomes. Febrefugia literally means “Fever flies,” and has always been used as a fever reducer among other purposes. In even more ancient times, the Greeks used Feverfew to treat melancholy which was characterized as much by debilitating headaches as it was by long-term depression.

Historically Feverfew has also been used as a dietary supplement for headaches, constipation, diarrhea, and dizziness.   But one of the greatest boons in the modern era is the discovery of Feverfew as an aid for migraine headaches.

FEVERFEW & MIGRAINES

Commonly recommended for its ability to support cerebrovascular tone, Feverfew is rich in compounds known as sesquiterpene lactones.  One of the more important of these compounds is parthenolide, which represents 85% of the sesquiterpene lactone content in Feverfew. Some scientific studies indicate that while parthenolide may be important there may very well be other phytochemicals in Feverfew that are as of yet unidentified and play a role in its effectiveness.

INHIBITING BLOOD PLATELET AGGREGATION
Feverfew can help to prevent the clumping together of platelets in the blood – part of the sequence of events leading to the formation of a clot)

Over aggregating of platelets in the blood appear just before a migraine forcing a release of serotonin. Serotonin causes the blood vessel to constrict.  Scientific studies have found parthenolide inhibits platelet aggregation and the release of serotonin from platelets and polymorphonuclear leukocyte granules, thus keeping the blood vessel normal resulting in less painful, less frequent or cessation of migraines.

Feverfew has also been shown to inhibit pro-inflammatory prostaglandin synthesis and the release of arachadonic acid. Each of these phenomena is associated with migraines. European studies have shown the benefits of Feverfew on long-term cerebrovasular tone in multiple human studies.


ACTIVATING
 DYSFUNCTIONAL BRAIN PROCESSES
Though the exact cause of migraines is not known, certain triggers like tyramine in aged cheeses, chocolate, scents/perfumes, bright lights, changes in weather/temperature/humidity/altitude, over-use of headache medications, stress, hormonal fluctuations and many more, can activate certain processes that increase the risk of migraines occurring.

The dysfunctional processes that these triggers can activate are:

*  Excessive platelet aggregation which can result in changes in blood vessels associated with migraines.

*  Decrease in the cellular energy reserves in the brain that are common to migraine sufferers.

NUTRITIONAL APPROACH – When Migraine Sufferers Get These 3 Factors Under Control – The Results Can Be Life Changing

1.  Maintain normal platelet aggregation
2.  Reduce or eliminate vasospasms
3.  Maintain normal mitochondrial energy reserve in the brain.
A Nutritional Approach to Migraine Control:  Riboflavin, Magnesium and Feverfew for maintaining normal cerebrovascular function.
All 3 of these ingredients are listed in the American Academy of Neurology’s Guidelines for Migraine Prevention.

Magnesium:  Research studies show that almost half of all migraine sufferers have low blood levels of Magnesium, which is critical in controlling vasospasms (the contraction and dilation of blood vessels in the brain which occurs during migraines).

Riboflavin:  Migraine sufferers also suffer mitochondrial energy deficiencies, which Riboflavin (Vitamin B2) can improve when given in high dosages.

Feverfew:  Research studies show Feverfew inhibits blood platelet aggregation and is anti-inflammatory.

For adults and children over the age of 2 who suffer migraines chronically, this combination is a great place to start and is a good alternative to the chronic use of NSAIDs like aspirin, and ibuprofen without the negative side-effects.

 
To the Best of Health,
Curt Hendrix, M.S., C.C.N., C.N.S.

MIGRELIEF.com

 

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November 14th, 2016

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Do you suffer from headaches that:

Present with pain on one side of the head
Pulsate or throb
Are aggravated by routine physical activity
Prevent normal activity
Are accompanied by nausea or vomiting
Are sensitive to light and sound
Are accompanied by visual or speech disturbances

MIGRElIEF+M –
If you answer ‘Yes’ to any of these questions, we recommend you choose MigreLief+M.

Do your migraines mostly occur just before during or after your period?

Do you consistently suffer from symptoms of PMS like cravings, bloating, breast pain, anxiety, tension, irritability/anger, difficulty concentrating or sleeping, depression, each month?

Have you been told that you suffer from bouts of low blood sugar, that leave you feeling tired, sleepy or dizzy in addition to your migraines?

In addition to your migraines, do you experience irregular menstrual cycles?

In addition to your migraines, have you been told that you suffer from PCOS? (Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome) accompanied by one or more of: ovarian cysts, irregular menstrual cycles, hair loss or thinning on the head, hair growth on the face, back or arms and/or acne?
CHILDREN’S MIGRELIEF
For young migraine sufferers age 2 years or older this is the formula for you.  It contains all of the safe and nutritional ingredients contained in MigreLief original formula but in smaller capsules and smaller doses.

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For men women and children age 2+, “NOW” is MigreLief’s rescue formula to be taken “as needed.”

HOW DOES MIGRELIEF WORK?

MigreLief is formulated to address dysfunctional brain processes and maintain proper cerebral function by addressing the underlying nutritional deficiencies and imbalances that many migraine sufferers have in common.  MigreLief’s ingredients are aimed at maintaining normal platelet aggregation levels, normal mitochondrial energy levels, and normal inflammatory response.  The three ingredients in MigreLief’s daily maintenance formulas are listed in “The American Academy of Neurology’s Evidence-Based Guidelines for Migraine Prophylaxis (prevention).”

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Avoid Spring Migraines

April 1st, 2015

The brain of migraineurs likes consistency. Many factors change with the seasons and influence migraines.   Changes in sleep patterns, light, air-pressure, temperature, humidity, and fragrances, can all increase the the frequency and tendency of migraines.

Beware of hotter days. A team of researchers at Harvard found that an increase in temperatures occurred 24 hours before increases in admissions to emergency rooms for treatment of migraines.   There is not much a patient can do to control the weather or avoid warm temperatures or changes in barometric pressure, therefore it is important to be vigilant about managing other triggers such as sleep and diet.  Avoid well known food triggers, and drastic changes in your sleep pattern if you can.  It  is also very important to stay well hydrated and to avoid strenuous outdoor activities or exercise during times of the day when it’s excessively warm or humid.

Spring is allergy season, and for many people sinus or allergy headaches can lead to migraines.

Tips to avoid “Spring” migraines:

1.  To avoid airborne allergens in your home, clean or change A/C filters
2.  If you are allergy prone, make sure your allergy meds are handy.
3.  With higher temperature, dehydration occurs even if we don’t feel dehydrated. Dehydration is a big cause of migraines. Drink lots of water

4. Stick with a sleep schedule, try to got to bed at the same time as much as possible and determine what number of hours is best for you. Both too little and too much sleep can increase migraine risk.

5. Light (photophobia) is a major contributor to migraine risk. Purchase a polarized, high grade pair of sunglasses and wear a hat with a brim to keep out even more light.

6. Be careful of new fragrances that you introduce not only in perfumes but moisturizers as well.

Follow these tips, use your Migrelief daily, keep fast acting MigreLief-NOW on hand for emergencies, and enjoy the fun and beauty of Spring.

To the Best of Health,

 

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

 

Related Article – “The Anti-Migraine Diet”

e Anti-Migraine Diet

March 16th, 2015

Migraine Diet ImageIf you suffer from migraines, you know how much stress can contribute to certain attacks.  Of course illness can add to the stress of everyday life, so it makes sense, that the stronger our immune systems are in resisting illness, the less stress we will be exposed to, as well.

Therefore eating a diet that contains foods that can reduce stress and enhance our immune systems, will not only increase our over-all wellness levels, but may also reduce the number and intensity of migraines that occur. (and possibly other types of headaches too.)

When under stress we seek “comfort” and many people see comfort in foods that have high levels of carbs.  Carbs increase the synthesis of serotonin, a feel good neurotransmitter.  But carbs can also raise blood sugar quickly. So instead of simple carbs that are found in most desserts, switch to more complex carb food sources, like “oatmeal” or “whole grain breads” which increase serotonin levels but don’t spike blood sugar levels.

Also when we are under stress, stress-related hormones like cortisol and adrenaline can increase. Magnesium containing foods like spinach and fish like salmon, which are high in omega-3 fatty acids can keep stress hormones under control.  Some research indicates that black tea and pistachio nuts can reduce stress-hormones and make you feel calmer.  Coffee, on the other hand, can increase cortisol levels.

Nuts like almonds and walnuts contain B-Vitamins (which are stress vitamins) and vitamin E, which bolsters the immune system.  1/4 to 1/2 cup per day is sufficient.

Oranges can both reduce stress hormone levels as well as enhance the immune system due to their vitamin C content.  I would also suggest a vitamin C supplement containing 500-1000mg a day.
Vitamin A significantly supports the immune system. Foods containing Vitamin A are:
Apricots, asparagus, beet greens, broccoli, carrots, cantaloupe, collards. A glass of carrot juice 3 times a week would assure vitamin A sufficiency.  Plus this vitamin protects eye sight, particularly at night.

Finally, dehydration and constipation, stress the body and threaten the immune system, so water and fiber are crucial parts of your diet.   

Please be sure to drink plenty of water every day, especially when you start adding fibrous foods to your diet. Consuming fiber without water can actually cause constipation rather than prevent it. So here are some examples of high fiber foods:

  1. Baked beans, kidney beans, split peas, dried limas, garbanzos, pinto beans and black beans
  2. Bran cereals – Bran Buds and All-Bran
  3. Fresh or frozen lima beans, both Fordhook and baby lima
  4. Fresh or frozen green peas
  5. Dried fruit, topped by figs, apricots and dates
  6. Raspberries, blackberries and strawberries
  7. Sweet corn, whether on the cob or cut off in kernels
  8. Whole-wheat and other whole-grain cereal products.  Rye, oats, buckwheat and stone-ground cornmeal are all high in fiber. Bread, pastas, pizzas, pancakes and muffins made with whole-grain flours.
  9. Broccoli-very high in fiber!
  10. Baked potato with the skin (The skin when crisp is the best part for fiber.) Mashed and boiled potatoes are good too, but not French fries, which contain a high percentage of fat
  11. Green snap beans, pole beans, and broad beans
  12. Plums, pears, and apples
  13. Raisins and prunes
  14. Greens including spinach, beet greens, kale, collards, Swiss chard and turnip greens
  15. Nuts, especially almonds, Brazil nuts, peanuts, and walnuts
  16. Cherries
  17. Bananas
  18. Carrots
  19. Coconuts
  20. Brussels sprouts
  21. Flax seed, which can be added to smoothies or sprinkled on your fruit or on yogurt.

Try to work some of the foods from each category into your daily diet.  Of course, don’t take any of these recommended foods, if you feel that they trigger your migraines. This helpful guide is just a guide, not a rule book. Your experience is the truth that you need to follow.

For those of you who suffer with chronic migraines, using these food choices to help prevent your migraines is a wise decision.  So is the decision to prevent your migraines rather than spending a lifetime taking pills to just treat the pain that always comes back with your next migraine.

Towards this end, if you suffer with chronic migraines go to www.migrelief.com to learn about the most successful, all-natural supplement that has helped tens of thousands of sufferers take back control of their lives.

To The Best of Health,

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

 

 

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