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Holiday Stress – Tis the Season… for Migraines

December 18th, 2016

Help for Migraines and StressWinter holidays are the most festive season of the year and it’s a chance for you to celebrate with your friends and family. They can also lead to an onslaught of responsibilities and chores; shopping, gift wrapping, baking, cooking and cleaning are just a few things that might overwhelm you this time of year. With holiday joy comes holiday stress and for migraine sufferers, stress can easily trigger bad headaches or migraines that can interfere with finishing holiday errands, let alone enjoying the season.

So, let’s look at what makes the holidays so stressful and how you can combat it.

 

Why Are Holidays So Stressful?

  • Winter Blues: The cold weather does not make it any easier. Sometimes, the dull and gloomy weather outside starts to project on your mood as well. The lack of sunshine can get you a little depressed and the festive season doesn’t seem so jolly anymore.
  • Financial Strains: Holidays can also get expensive. If you have a big family, you are probably buying a lot of gifts and your savings are taking a huge hit, which can lead to stress.
  • Unhappy Memories: Most of the time, reminiscing with your family is great. It feels good to relive childhood memories. However, not all memories are happy. You might be missing the presence of a loved one who has passed away or maybe your children were not able to join you for Christmas this year.
  • Nosy Relatives: You have to spend your holidays socializing with people that you were dodging all year round. Questions regarding your career and love life may come up and if you are not in a good place, it will most likely stress you out.
  • Workplace: So, your boss has decided to make you work right up until Christmas Eve. This means you have not had much time to finish all errands and you are probably just loaded on caffeine to keep yourself going.

You may be experiencing some of the above stresses, maybe all or maybe more, but despair not!
You can effectively cope with the holiday madness with the tips below.

Tips for Combating Holiday Stress & Migraines

  • Embrace Winter: Don’t let winter ruin your holiday celebration. Instead, enjoy what winter has to offer. Take your kids out to the front yard and built a Santa snowman. Go ice skating, enjoy the festive music in the mall while you shop and grab a cup of peppermint mocha from Starbucks.
  • Plan Ahead and Ask for Help: Make a to-do list and keep things simple.  Plan out all you need to do so you don’t fall behind on your errands and then get stressed about it.  Avoid putting off your shopping until the last minute. Don’t take everything on yourself, don’t be afraid to ask for help and delegate when you can.
  • Take Time Out to Relax and Remember to Breath: When we are stressed, our breathing pattern changes. The primary role of breathing is to absorb oxygen and to expel carbon dioxide through the movement of the lungs. Typically, an anxious person takes small, shallow breaths, using their shoulders rather than their diaphragm to move air in and out of their lungs. This style of breathing disrupts the balance of gases in the body and can prolong feelings of stress and anxiety by making the physical symptoms of stress worse. So remember to control your breathing and take a few deep breaths to stay relaxed.
  •  Exercise:  Even it it’s only taking a short walk get a little exercise daily..
  • Avoid Migraine Triggers: Some triggers can’t be avoided, changes in barometric pressure, holiday noise, bright lights and scents. However, some triggers you can avoid…
    • Nitrate rich foods (cheese, processed meats, ham etc.)
    • Chocolate
    • Caffeinated beverages
    • Alcohol (red wine & beer)
    • Lack of Sleep

As you run around shopping, attending to last minute details and staying out a little too late at that office party, you may find yourself getting less sleep than usual. This is can be a huge trigger for migraines.  Though sometimes it is unavoidable, do your best to get 6-8 hours of sleep nightly.  If you have an occasion where that isn’t possible, at least try to squeeze in an afternoon nap the next day.

Seasonal parties and alcohol seem to go hand in hand. Unfortunately, alcohol and migraines also go hand in hand.  Hydration is your best line of defense.  Make sure, before, during and after consuming alcohol, you make sure to consume water.  Healthy snacks every hour or so can prevent drops in blood sugar which can also trigger migraines and headaches.

Despite all the stress, many consider the holidays their favorite time of year, and you can too! Don’t let fear of stress or migraines ruin your seasonal festivities.  As long as you are aware and prepared, you will decrease your risk of holiday migraines.

MigreLief-NOW – If do you feel a migraine coming on take fast acting “MigreLief-NOW” as early as possible to provide nutritional support that can be very helpful.

Calm & Clever – If stress is something that is part of your daily life consider using Akeso’s all new “Calm and Clever” unique formulation for reducing stress and anxiety while enhancing focus, memory and recall.

Have the happiest and safest of holidays.

 

Best wishes from all of us at Akeso Health Sciences,

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

August 1st, 2016

step-into-the-light-summer1There 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 if you are a migraine sufferer.

 

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First of all, for those times when you need help most, keep MigreLief-NOW close by so you can take 2-4 capsules at the first sign of discomfort.  Keep it in your car, purse, or suitcase for emergencies if you leave town or are merely on the go.  And for those of you who are back to work or off to school already, keep MigreLief-NOW at your office, or in your school backpack.  Remember, MigreLief-NOW is different than the other daily maintenance formulas.  It is an acute therapy formulated to be taken “as needed” for on the spot help. (Migraine Formulas-Overview Pdf)

As summer shifts toward fall, for many, August is not a time to grab a last minute vacation but rather a time to endure the extreme heat. The majority of the U.S. suffers hot, sticky August nights and while it’s great for the crops heading toward early harvest, sleeping can be particularly uncomfortable and trouble for migraineurs.

While a lot of people have central air to mitigate the heat, many people have either inadequate air conditioning or none at all.  For several areas of the U.S., August is a rainy season fraught with extremely uncomfortable levels of humidity.  At 90 degrees, anything over 70% humidity is considered extremely uncomfortable and can be deadly for asthmatics.  For those sensitive to barometric-pressure change migraines, the rising and falling humidity of August can make one feel as though they are on a migraine roller-coaster. Migraineurs often feel in August that, around the clock, they either have a migraine or are anticipating one at any moment.

Headache Prevention for Outdoor Enthusiasts
As a basic outdoor strategy, be sure to wear dark sunglasses and a broad-brimmed hat. Also, staying hydrated is key to avoiding light and heat related headaches. Humidity is really tough to control out of doors, but following some of the suggestions made in preventing barometric pressure and altitude headaches is good general advice for those who will be out in the humidity as well.

The barometer drops rapidly just before a storm, and your blood vessels may react to that, trying to equalize the pressure.   Many sufferers recognize this fact and even find themselves watching the weather channel to know when to anticipate a summer storm migraine.

Strategies for barometric pressure headaches
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 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.

Other remedies:

A de-humidifier can mitigate some of the indoor humidity. Also, keep blinds drawn to keep the house cooler.

Keep from exerting yourself as much as possible, especially out of doors, and plan your shopping-musts around the cooler parts of the day.

Cook smart – use your microwave instead of the stove, prepare cool, summer meals involving salads and yogurt products. Don’t succumb to fast foods or snack foods, but have on hand foods that you can put together quickly.

If you sleep under a fan, avoid colds, sinus problems, neck pain that can trigger migraines by covering your neck as you sleep. Keep a towel or light, children’s blanket just for draping over your neck while you sleep.

If you feel yourself getting overheated, wet your skin and lie down in front of or underneath a fan. Putting off your shower till the heat of the afternoon is a good idea for refreshing yourself.  Of course one nice idea is simply getting away to cooler climates in August.

MORE HOT TIPS TO STAY COOL!

  • – Soak a t-shirt in the sink in cool water (not cold or chilled water), wring it out, put it on and sit in the shade or in front of a fan. (You may want to save this one for when you’re alone, unless you’re going for that ‘wet t-shirt’ contest!)
  • – Fill a plastic spray bottle with water and freeze over night. You will have a cool mist that lasts for hours.
  • – Soak your feet in cold water. The body radiates heat from the hands, feet, face and ears, so cooling any of these will naturally cool the body.
  • – Wear light colors darker colors will absorb the sun’s rays and be warmer than light or white clothing, which reflects light and heat.
  • – Minty fresh use mint scented or menthol lotions and soaps to cool your skin.
  • – More alcohol just the rubbing alcohol please! Put some rubbing alcohol on a damp washcloth and hold it on the back of your neck and sit near a fan. The evaporative effect can feel 30 degrees cooler.

FROZEN GRAPES:  To stay cool, try this naturally sweet frozen 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!

Again, remember to keep MigreLief-NOW on hand in times of trouble and take 2-4 capsules at the first sign of discomfort.  Children between the age of 2-12, should take exactly 1/2 the adult dose.
Enjoy the remainder of your summer and stay cool!

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

 

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Non-Prescription Fast Acting “MigreLief NOW” – All New MigreLief Formula for Migraine & Headache Sufferers

August 4th, 2015

SUFFERING WITH MIGRAINE PAIN AND NEED HELP NOW?

Do you take pain medication or off-the-shelf headache medication to help manage your migraine pain just so you can make it through the day? You now have a safe drug-free fast-acting alternative!

INTRODUCING “MigreLief-NOW An all new dietary supplement that can be taken AS NEEDED for FAST-ACTING cerebral support during difficult times.

For migraine sufferers, the battle against migraines seems endless and it takes everything they’ve got to shore up and courageously battle on.  Life’s obligations don’t cease when one feels down for the count as so often pressure and worry compound the pain.

Towards our goal of empowering migraine and headache sufferers with an arsenal of nutritional options for battling migraines, Akeso Health Sciences is pleased to announce the release of our newest non-prescription dietary supplement, MigreLief-NOW – formulated to provide on-the-spot, fast-acting nutritional support when a migraine or headache sufferer needs it most… NOW!  

 

A Note from Curt Hendrix, M.S., C.C.N., C.N.S., – Chief Science Officer, Akeso Health Sciences, and creator of MigreLief

WHY MULTIPLE MIGRELIEF FORMULAS?

4 migraine-relief formulas As a migraine and headache sufferer, you may wonder why Akeso offers several different nutritional migraine supplement formulations to help you maintain healthy cerebrovascular tone and function.

We are all uniquely different in how we respond to things, be it food, movies, beauty, humor, medicines and even supplements.  THERE IS NO “ONE SIZE FITS ALL” IN MEDICINE OR EVEN NUTRITION!

For example, some people may do well on a low carbohydrate, high protein diet while others may develop dyspepsia, (stomach upset), fatigue or a host of other side-effects.

Certainly this is the case for prescription medicines that physicians offer to their patients.  Quite frequently a physician may have a patient switch antibiotics because the first one didn’t work or caused intolerable side-effects.

We are fortunate that physicians have options from which to choose when one drug just doesn’t agree with or work for someone. This applies in all areas of medicine and that’s why multiple drugs exist for the same condition, disease or illness such as high cholesterol, depression, blood pressure, asthma, diabetes or even cancer, just to name a few.

The same logic applies to dietary supplements.  Even though a majority of MigreLief users experience significant benefits with the patent protected MigreLief formulas, some sufferers still need additional help and options to get their lives under control.

This is why we never stop researching at Akeso Health Sciences.  We keep asking ourselves “How can we do better?”  “How can we help the people who still need help?”

It is for this reason that we have developed and added MigreLief-NOW to the MigreLief line of migraine supplements.

MigreLief–NOW, is a new option for those unpredictable times when fast-acting, on-the-spot support is needed to help maintain normal and healthy cerebrovascular function.

INGREDIENTS:  Puracol Feverfew, Aflapin Boswellia Serrata, Cerevasc Ginger and Magnesium.  Kosher/Vegetarian.

Does NOT contain:  Aspirin, caffeine, yeast, wheat, corn, milk, gluten, soy, salt, artificial colorings or flavorings.  Kosher/Vegetarian.

These ingredients have been shown in human clinical studies to have numerous health benefits including benefits for migraine and headache sufferers

RECOMMENDED USAGE:  Take 2-4 MigreLief-NOW capsules as needed with food, at the first sign of discomfort. Wait 2 hours and if needed, 2 more capsules can be taken.

Half of the adult dose can be given to children between the ages 2-11.

MigreLief-NOW can be taken at any time with any other migraine treatments, including all other MigreLief formulas.

Note:  If you are a chronic migraine sufferer (several migraines each month,) MigreLief-NOW is not meant to replace daily MigreLief  maintenance formulas.

In addition to taking MigreLief-NOW as needed during difficult periods, if you are currently using a MigreLief daily formula; MigreLief Original Formula, Children’s MigreLief or MigreLief+M, and feel you need additional daily support, you may add 2 MigreLief-NOW capsules a day to your morning dose (1 for children between age 1-11).

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You can count on Akeso to be at the leading edge of research and innovation when it comes to safe and effective nutritional options for migraine and headache sufferers.

To the Best of Health, 

Curt Hendrix M.S., C.C.N.,  C.N.S.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Finally! A FAST-ACTING, Non-Prescription, Nutritional Option for MIGRAINE & HEADACHE Sufferers.

May 1st, 2015

MigreLief NOW Fast Acting Migraine Help


For those times when MIGRAINE and HEADACHE sufferers need help the most… NOW!

MigreLief-NOW is a FAST-ACTING, drug-free, non-prescription, safe and superior alternative to the chronic use of NSAIDS, analgesics and  anti-inflammatories.

MigreLief-NOW ingredients:  Aflapin Boswellia, Cerevasc Ginger, Puracol Feverfew & Magnesium

  • NO Aspirin
  • NO Caffeine
  • NO Acetaminophen
  • NO Ibuprofen
  • Kosher, Vegetarian, and Gluten-Free

MigreLief-NOW may be used by itself on an “AS NEEDED” basis, or combined with any of the MigreLief daily maintenance formulas used by chronic migraine sufferers (MigreLief, Children’s MigreLief or MigreLief+M).  MigreLief-NOW may also be combined with medications.

Recommended usage:  Adults take 2 to 4 capsules immediately (may take two more capsules two hours later, if needed).  Children age 2-11 may take half of the adult dose – 1 or 2 capsules immediately (one more capsule two hours later, if needed).

Reach for MigreLief-NOW instead of medications or pain-relievers. (Avoid their side-effects too!)  Possible side-effects from NSAIDs include:

  • Heart Attack
  • Stroke
  • Kidney Damage
  • Liver Damage
  • Ulcers
  • Bleeding
  • Hair Loss

 

Avoid negative side-effects and choose drug-free fast-acting MigreLief-NOW!

 

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