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Migraine Prevention Tips

~The management of those factors that could lead to disease so as to prevent the occurrence of the disease. If you or one of your friends is a “prisoner” of chronic migraines, this information could change your life. When it comes to chronic migraines, PREVENTION is by far the most sensible choice.  The alternative to prevention may be treating the symptoms of migraine pain for a lifetime.  Migraines should not be a lifestyle. A PROPER PREVENTIVE REGIMEN INCLUDES LIFESTYLE CHANGES AND PROVIDING...
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Try These 5 Easy Stretches to Ease Migraine Pain

Try These 5 Easy Stretches to Ease Migraine Pain

If you’ve ever had a migraine before, you know that nothing can ruin a perfect day faster than a surprise attack. Nobody knows exactly why some people get migraines and others don’t; experts believe that these debilitating headaches are caused by a combination of genetic predisposition and environmental factors. Vigorous exercise is one of those factors thought to trigger migraines in some people. However, a regular exercising and stretching routine can, ironically, also lower the frequency and intensity of migraine...
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Migraines – Scents & Sensitivity

Migraines – Scents & Sensitivity

Even with so many advances in medicine and technology, trigger diaries are still one of the first things doctors recommend after a migraine diagnosis. That is in part because migraines aren’t fully understood yet, so biological markers aren’t a reliable measurement. The other reason is that learning to recognize migraine triggers has been proven to improve patient-physician communication regarding treatment options and outcomes. Everyone has different triggers, but experts believe that some common offenders affect migraineurs more than others. For...
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What Are Essential Oils and Why is Everybody Using Them?

What Are Essential Oils and Why is Everybody Using Them?

What Are Essential Oils and Why is Everybody Using Them? Over the past few years, essential oils have taken the alternative medicine market by storm. Available at pharmacies, grocery stores, yoga studios, and everything in between – these little vials of concentrated aromas have hundreds of thousands of people sniffing their way into wellness and relaxation. But contrary to popular belief, essential oils are not a recent discovery. Humans have used distilled botanicals for a variety of purposes for thousands...
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Phases of Migraine Explained – Techniques to Outsmart Your Migraine Headache

Phases of Migraine Explained – Techniques to Outsmart Your Migraine Headache

PREDICTING A MIGRAINE There are 4 distinct phases to a migraine: Prodrome, Aura, Pain and Postdrome.  Not everyone experience all 4 stages of a migraine.  It is during the first two phases (prodromal and aura) that you get hints that a migraine is coming, and recognizing these hints (symptoms) may give you the edge you need to fight back and either prevent the migraine entirely or decrease the severity and or duration of the pain phase (which is obviously the...
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Avoid Common Thanksgiving Migraine Triggers

    Common Thanksgiving Migraine Triggers and How to Avoid Them It seems like only yesterday we were ringing in the new year, and now we’re getting ready for Thanksgiving and holiday season all over again!  Naturally, the last few months of the year should be filled with joy and happiness, with delicious food, family gatherings, and cozy weather reminding us of what’s really important in life. But when you suffer from migraines, it’s easy to miss out on the...
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Can Weather Changes Trigger Migraines?

Can Weather Changes Trigger Migraines?

Maybe it’s the delicious food, the joy of sharing a dinner with close friends and family, or the beautiful foliage decorating the trees, but something about fall makes it a favorite season for many. Unfortunately, for many migraineurs, seasonal changes can also mean painful migraine attacks. Can Weather Trigger Migraines? You probably know that many factors can trigger a migraine. Certain types of foods, strong smells, bright lights, and stress are among the most common migraine triggers in adults. But...
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Ginger Tea Recipes -Tasty Beverage with Many Health Benefits

Ginger Tea Recipes -Tasty Beverage with Many Health Benefits

Ginger 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....
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Refreshing Green Juice Recipe for Migraine and Headache Help

Refreshing Green Juice Recipe for Migraine and Headache Help

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...
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AUGUST BRINGS RISING TEMPERATURES & MIGRAINES – Hot Tips to Stay Cool & Migraine Free

There are several weeks of summertime left to enjoy so don’t get stuck in the dark riding out a migraine or headache. August brings extreme heat but also a last chance to plan summer activities and vacations. As schedules change, and temperatures rise so do migraine triggers such as barometric pressure, disrupted sleep patterns, stress and dehydration. Some triggers you can control or avoid and some you can not. There are many things you can do to ease through August...
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