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Menstrual Migraines are More Severe, Last Longer and are More Resistant to Treatment

March 12th, 2017

Menstrual Migraine Formula

DON’T LET YOUR MENSTRUAL MIGRAINES BECOME CHRONIC MIGRAINES 

Menstrual migraines are difficult to control.  Approximately 1 in 7 adults have migraines, but women are three times more likely to be affected than men and 60% to 70% report a menstrual relationship to their migraine attacks.  Menstrual related migraine attacks are often more severe, last significantly longer, and are more resistant to treatment than the usual non-menstrual migraine attacks.

Menstrual migraines that occur only monthly can progress into chronic migraines.  Researchers are discovering that migraines beget migraines, the more you have the more you will tend to get.

According to a study published in the medical journal, Cephalalgia:

  • > On average, a menstrual migraine lasted 23.4 hours vs 16.1 hours for non-menstrual migraines.
  • > Menstrual migraines cause more disability and inability to function in daily tasks than non-menstrual migraines
  • > Medications to treat the pain of migraines were 50% less effective when used to treat menstrual migraines.
  • > Even when the pain medication did work, the risk of the menstrual migraine reoccurring was much more likely.

The authors of the study concluded by saying – “Menstrual migraines may require a treatment approach different from that of non-menstrual migraines.”

Other literature indicates only 13.5% of sufferers are pain-free after 2 hours compared to 32.9% of non-menstrual migraine attacks.  This indicates that 86.5% of menstrual migraine sufferers and 67.1% of non-menstrual migraine sufferers do not achieve complete relief from debilitating migraine pain after 2 hours.

The “Terrible Twosome” of Hormonal Fluctuations and Insulin Resistance Can Wreak Havoc on a Woman’s Over-All Health and Cause Symptoms of PMS, PCOS and Menstrual Migraines

Insulin resistance is the body’s inability to respond well to insulin, which controls blood sugar levels and can lead to Type II diabetes, abdominal weight gain and migraines.  High insulin levels due to insulin resistance increase the production of the male hormone, testosterone. High testosterone levels cause symptoms such as body hair growth, acne, irregular periods and weight gain (all of these are PCOS symptoms).

 

There is a Direct Relationship between Hormones and Migraines

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. Estrogen, progesterone and even testosterone levels can fluctuate significantly a few days before and after menstruation leading to migraines and causing symptoms of PMS (Premenstrual Syndrome) and PCOS (Polycystic Ovary Syndrome) such as:

PMS Symptoms:

  • » Menstrual migraines
  • » Anxiety
  • » Overeating
  • » Breast Swelling
  • » Weight Gain
  • » Bloating
  • » Irritability & Mood Swings|
  • » Abdominal and Pelvic Cramps
  • » Fatigue
  • » Headaches
  • » Changes in Libido
  • » Depression
  • » Insomnia
  • » Acne
  • » Hives

 

PCOS Symptoms:

  • » Hair loss: similar to male pattern baldness
  • » Obesity and inability to lose weight
  • » Acne

MigreLief+M and Menstrual Migraines

In addition to the 3 ingredients in Original MigreLief, drug-free MigreLief+M contains 5 additional ingredients that have been shown to not only balance blood sugar swings and the hormonal fluctuations that lead to menstrual migraines, but to also significantly decrease PMS pre-menstrual and PCOS symptoms.

 

Ingredients: 

Riboflavin (Vitamin B-2, 400 mg/day)*

Puracol Feverfew (100 mg/day)*

Magnesium (citrate/oxide, 360mg/day)*

Chasteberry extract (175 mg/day)

L-Theanine (100 mg/day)

D-Biotin (15 mg/day)

Pyridoxine Hydrochloride (vitamin B-6, 100 mg/day)

Chromium Picolinate

*Riboflavin, feverfew and magnesium are listed in the American Academy of Neurology’s Guidelines for Migraine Prevention (Detailed Ingredients Description)

 

MENOPAUSE & MIGRAINES

Migraine headaches can severely affect women undergoing the changes of menopause.  Statistics indicate that migraines in women tend to increase during the approach to menopause and during menopause; however, they tend to decrease or go away after menopause.

Some women who have never had migraines develop them as they enter the period before (pre and peri-menopause) and during menopause.

 

MigreLief Making a Difference

Until MigreLief+M, no one product was available to address both hormonal and blood sugar fluctuation, migraines and other symptoms associated with a woman’s hormones or menstrual cycle.

Try MigreLief+M today!

 

To the Best of Health,

Curt Hendrix, M.S., C.C.N., C.N.S.
Chief Scientific Officer, Akeso Health Sciences
Makers of MigreLief.com

 

Menstrual Migraine Relief – SALE – MigreLief+M

October 23rd, 2013

IF YOU SUFFER MENSTRUAL MIGRAINES – MIGRELIEF+M WILL CHANGE YOUR LIFE!

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Menstrual migraines that occur only monthly can progress into chronic migraines, therefore the time to address your migraines is now.

MigreLief+M contains the same triple therapy ingredients as Original Formula (Magnesium, Riboflavin (B-2) and Puracol Feverfew, plus 5 additional ingredients that help to regulate blood sugar and hormone fluctuations, a well known migraine trigger for many women.  (See label below)

Menstrual related migraine attacks are often more severe, last significantly longer, and are more resistant to treatment than the usual non-menstrual migraine attacks.

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Patient/Consumer Feedback for MigreLief+M

~Where has this product been all my life? I’ve had migraines for years, since the onset of puberty and PCOS (for which the chasteberry is especially welcome). My only triggers seem to be hormones, stress, and weather. Now that I’m not hanging under the fog of a migraine (and the lowered IQ that comes with it), I can see how insidious my headaches had become. My migraines are non-traditional, with lots of aura, stupidity, and a desire for a dark cool room. I’ve had to miss a lot of work because of them. — K

~ Just thought you’d like to hear that the MigreLief + M has made a TOTAL difference in my migraines.   Thank you for making this lifestyle-saving (if not life saving!) supplement available! – – P

I have taken several different preparations for migraine prevention and I think this is one of the most effective I have found.  – – S.N. Brown, Colorado

~ This product arrived on Saturday. I’ve been taking it twice a day as directed, and the results have been quick and remarkable. No aura, no loss of cognition. I can function!  Thank god for my neurologist who recommended this to me. Nothing else has worked but this.  – – Ciannait

I’ve been taking this for about six months and have had great success but without any of the terrible side effects. – – J.W.

Suffered for many years with migraines, and used expensive prescription drugs weekly. I had so many headaches that I felt I was suffering from a nutritional deficiency. I searched the Internet for migraine information and found a few products that are actually vitamin supplements. I bought and tried them all, but I’ve had unbelievable results with this product. It has a magnesium base with a few common herbs. Easy to take and a lot less expensive than my prescriptions! I’m a firm believer in this product. – – M.L.

~ I have been taking this for about 4 months now and an thrilled!! I have been getting migraines ever since I can remember. Went to a headache clinic and was told which supplements could help. Took six different pills to meet the requirements until I discovered this formula. All the the items in one bottle. – – E.N.

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Avoid Menstrual Migraines and Non-Menstrual Migraines – Treatment Alternative

August 7th, 2013

migraine headachesWorried about your next menstrual migraine attack?

Menstrual migraines are often more severe, last longer and are more resistant to treatment than non-menstrual migraines…  So what can you do?

There is an option to treating menstrual migraine pain forever.  Woman now have the choice of keeping menstrual migraines at bay with MigreLief+M (menstrual formula.)MigreLief+M (menstrual/hormonal formula) is a dietary supplement formulated for chronic sufferers of  menstrual and all hormonal related migraines.  MigreLief has helped thousands upon thousands of sufferers regain control of their migraines and their lives.

Until MigreLief+M, no one medicine was available to manage both hormonal and blood sugar fluctuations, migraines and other symptoms associated with a woman’s menstrual cycle.

+M contains the same triple therapy ingredients as MigreLief Original formula which are listed in the American Academy of Neurology’s Evidence Based Guidelines for Migraine Prevention PLUS 5 additional ingredients to address hormone and blood sugar fluctuations as well as the underlying nutritional deficiencies, imbalances and dysfunctional brain processes that lead to migraines.

Natural Menstrual Migraine Prevention
MigreLief+M Ingredients:

High dose Riboflavin (Vitamin B-2, 400 mg/day)
Puracol Feverfew – proprietary form of whole leaf & herbal extract (100 mg/day)
Magnesium (citrate/oxide, 360mg/day)

PLUS:

Chasteberry extract (275 mg/day)
L-Theanine (100 mg/day)
D-Biotin (15 mg/day)
Pyridoxine Hydrochloride -vitamin B-6, (100 mg/day)
Chromium Picolinate (1,000 mcg/day)



It has been estimated that 70% of migraine sufferers are female. Of these female migraine sufferers, 60% to 70% report a menstrual relationship to their migraine attacks.  In addition to typical premenstrual syndrome (PMS), many women also endure migraine headaches during the same few days.

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 also associated with a large percentage of migraines in women approaching menopause (Pre and Peri-menopause.)

NON-MENSTRUAL VS. MENSTRUAL RELATED  MIGRAINES

Non-menstrual migraines occur randomly and are not consistently associated with the period of time either before, during or slightly after menstruation.

Menstrual related migraines can be broken down into 3 categories:

  • 1-     Premenstrual migraines, which occur just prior to the commencement of menstruation
  • 2-     Menstrual migraines which occur during menstruation
  • 3-     Late menstrual migraines which occur shortly after menstruation ends

All 3 types of menstrual related migraine attacks are often more severe, last significantly longer and are more resistant to treatment than the usual non-menstrual migraine attacks.

Work related disability is greater in premenstrual and menstrual migraines than in non-menstrual migraines.

The literature indicates (and is substantiated by reports from sufferers) that all menstrual related migraine attacks were less responsive to acute prescription drug options.  Only 13.5% are pain-free after 2 hours compared to 32.9% of non-menstrual migraine attacks.  This indicates that 86.5% of menstrual migraine sufferers and 67.1% of non-menstrual migraine sufferers do not achieve complete relief from debilitating migraine pain after 2 hours.

DON’T WAIT TO GET YOUR MENSTRUAL MIGRAINES UNDER CONTROL
Migraines can lead to more migraines and depression.

Migraines that first occur around your menstrual cycle may become chronic over time for many reasons. “Migraines beget migraines – the more of them you have, the more vulnerable you become to having another,” according to Dr. Andrew Charles director of the Headache Research and Treatment Program in the UCLA Department of Neurology. He goes on to explain, “We’ve begun to see from researchers 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 of us who take care” of them.

Migraines (menstrual or otherwise) are a risk factor for depression and can also lead to the vicious cycle of “Rebound Headaches” otherwise known as Medication Overuse Headaches. Continuously treating the pain and other symptoms of migraine with prescription and over-the-counter drugs can eventually increase the frequency and tendency of your migraines. This is a difficult cycle to break and often calls for detoxing and weaning off of medication.

MigreLief+M Menstraual Migraine Treatment

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For more information on MIGRELIEF+M and its ACTIVE INGREDIENTS visit MigreLief.com

 

Curt Hendrix M.S.  C.C.N. C.N.S.

ABOUT CURT HENDRIX: Appointed principal scientific investigator in 2006, Curt Hendrix received his first NIH grant to study the effects of his combination drug of naturally occurring compounds on the progression of Alzheimer’s disease. His ground breaking research led to his second NIH grant in 2009 to continue and finalize his work on arresting the development of Alzheimer’s disease. Although not yet finalized, the results are promising. Curt is the creator and patent holder of MigreLief & is Chief Science Officer of Akeso Health Sciences L.L.C. He is dedicated to the research and development of natural medicines and innovative, leading edge solutions for migraineurs worldwide.

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MIGRAINES & MENOPAUSE

Statistics indicate that migraines in women tend to increase during the approach to menopause and during menopause, however, they tend to decrease or go away after menopause.

Some women who have never had migraines develop them as they enter the period before and during menopause. The answer as to why this happens may be explained as follows:

A women’s monthly cycle causes significant fluctuations in estrogen during certain time of the month. These hormonal fluctuation (decreasing levels of estrogen) are known to trigger menstrual migraines in as many as 1/3-1/2 of women with migraines.

Therefore, it is not surprising, that the decreasing levels of estrogen associated with menopause, may also trigger migraines in women. The answer in both cases may be to do things regarding diet, exercise and supplementation that help to regulate these fluctuations.

Migraine headaches can severely affect women undergoing the changes of menopause.  They can range from mild to debilitating. Migraine headaches are closely linked to a woman`s hormones; as a result they experience five times as many migraines as men. An estimated 30% of women experience migraine headaches before menopause, and that percentage only increases during the time of menopause.

If your migraines, whether menstrual or menopausal related or not, are occurring several times a month or more, and you find yourself unable to function while reaching for pain medications more and more,  you are a good candidate for migraine prevention, to stop migraines from occurring in the first place.

 

Menstrual Migraines in Adolescents

August 1st, 2013

Many adult women who suffer from chronic migraine headaches find that many, if not most of their headaches occur between 2 days before menstruation and 2-3 days after menstruation. These migraines are referred to as “menstrual” or hormonally related migraines.

Recently researchers at Cincinnati’s Children’s Hospital completed a study analyzing what percentage of adolescent, menstruating young women experienced “menstrual” or “hormonally” related migraines.

It was found that out of the 891 adolescent girls studied, 50% experienced a headache during their first period upon entering puberty and almost 40% of these adolescents continued to experience migraines just before or just after their periods.

These migraines are brought about by both the hormonal shifts that occur during menstruation as well as changes in blood sugar levels. They are often accompanied by PMS symptoms of bloating, breast pain, irritability, cravings, acne, poor sleep and anxiety, as well.

Correcting these imbalances can reduce or eliminate both migraines and many of the symptoms of PMS.

Our own clinical observations indicate that addressing hormonal shifts without also balancing blood sugar levels leads to less comprehensive benefits not only regarding migraine prophylaxis but regarding the afore mentioned symptoms associated with PCOS. Therefore we recommend adding to any proposed regimen, ingredients like chromium picolinate, or other insulin sensitizing ingredients, plus additional dietary fiber to prevent spiking of blood glucose levels that can often lead to the precipitous drops associated with hypoglycemia.

We at MigreLief have created a safe, gentle and natural medicine for adolescent and adult women suffering from both/either menstrual/hormonally related migraines and monthly symptoms of PMS, it is called MigreLief+M. It will be available in 1-2 months. We will announce it’s availability on our Twitter, Face book and MigreLief blog sites.

>To your good health,

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

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.

 

Lifetime Television “The Balancing Act” Interviews Curt Hendrix, Creator of MigreLief, Regarding Migraine Headache Relief

June 25th, 2011

Curt Hendrix, creator of MigreLief, is interviewed on Lifetime’s Balancing Act.

Mr. Hendrix discusses causes and treatment of migraines, especially as related to women who suffer from migraine headaches.

More than 30 million people in the US suffer from migraines, and more than three-quarters are women. The key is not to treat the symptoms, but prevent the severe headaches from ever forming. We’ll show you how to do it naturally.  Watch The Balancing Act interview below.

 

The Migraines and Weight Gain Connection?

April 5th, 2011

WOULD LESS MIGRAINES MEAN LESS WEIGHT?

A recent study carried out by the University of Washington in Seattle and published in the medical journal “Headache” found that women whose migraines started in childhood were 33% more likely to gain 22 pounds or more after the age of 18 than women who didn’t have migraines.

It is known that obesity doubles the odds of getting migraines and that over-weight children who were suffering from migraines, improved significantly, if they lost weight.

Combining this information with the established correlation between hormonal fluctuations and blood sugar fluctuation contributing to both migraines and weight gain, it makes sense that preventing migraines rather  than medicating for the pain, is clearly the goal of choice, for migraine sufferers….And nothing does all of these things more efficiently than MigreLief.

Curt Hendrix

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Causes of Middle Aged Weight Gain
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Calculating the Calories You Need for Maximum Weight Loss Results

For additional information please go to www.migrelief.com.

Menstrual Migraines Hard to Control… Until Now!

January 22nd, 2011

If you think that your menstrual migraines are difficult and hard to control… you’re right!  At least until now!



A study recently published in a well-respected medical journal named Cephalalgia found that menstrual and non-menstrual migraines differ in women who suffer from both kinds.

Non-menstrual migraines are those migraines that do not occur within a few days before or after menstruation.  The menstrual migraines occur either a few days before the start of menstruation or a few days after menstruation has stopped.

The study found that menstrual migraines lasted longer than non-menstrual migraines.  On average, the menstrual migraine lasted 23.4 hours vs 16.1 hours for non-menstrual migraines.

It was also found that menstrual migraines cause more disability and inability to function in daily tasks than non-menstrual migraines.

Medications to treat the pain of migraines were 50% less effective when used to treat menstrual migraines.  Furthermore, even when the pain medication did work, the risk of the menstrual migraine reoccurring was much more likely.

The authors of the study concluded by saying – “Menstrual migraines may require a treatment approach different from that of non-menstrual migraines.”

We agree!  And that is why we created MigreLief+M for the treatment of hormone-related menstrual migraine headaches.  MigreLief+M is the first product specifically formulated for women suffering from hormone-related menstrual migraines as well as women suffering from the symptoms of PMS.

For more information please go to MigreLief.com

Quality science and information empower good health!

Curt Hendrix  B.S. M.S. C.C.N. C.N.S

Does This PMS Make Me Look Fat?

December 19th, 2010

Dieting and exercising – but still can’t lose weight?
Hormonal imbalance and insulin resistance could be the culprits.
Address the real problem and watch the pounds and bodyfat drop off!

Healthcare practitioners often hear women complain that they do exercise and try to watch their diet but their weight loss is very slow or non-existent, and they even gain weight and body fat.

How can this happen?  The answer is like the engine of a car, the body is a complex machine and many systems can malfunction.

If your car is getting poor gas mileage, a mechanic or an auto dealer may tell you to drive slower to get better gas mileage, but if your sparkplugs are fouled or mistimed, you will never see the benefit of improved mileage despite your efforts to drive slower. Knowing these differences can save you a lot of trouble, knowing if you need a jump starter or a new battery, for example.

Similarly, a lack of weight loss or even weight gain after dieting and exercise, can be explained and conquered, once disruptive hormonal imbalances and blood sugar irregularities (insulin resistance) are corrected.

Most women are familiar with the many pounds that some women gain during the time of the month while experiencing PMS. This is an example of how a simple hormonal fluctuation can cause weight gain – without you consuming one extra calorie.

Likewise, many of you have seen the middle age weight gain and body fat increase of many middle-aged women who are approaching menopause. This is yet another example of how hormonal changes can cause significant changes in your weight and body composition, without consuming extra calories (which are normally thought to be the reason for weight gain).

Studies show that 90% of women gain weight between the ages of 35 – 55.  Hormone changes and weight gain are directly related, and balancing your hormones is essential to prevent this weight gain. Weight gain during perimenopause is actually hormonal weight gain, and much of this weight may locate in the abdominal area.

Cortisol is a hormone that we release when we’re under stress. Fat cells contain more cortisol than other cells. Fat cells located deep in the abdominal area that surround our organs contain the most cortisol. Cortisol increases the accumulation of fat in these cells and INSULIN RESISTANCE increases the abdominal accumulation of fat as well CAUSING SIGNIFICANT WEIGHT GAIN AND SUBSTANTIAL HEALTH RISK!

Estrogen, progesterone and even testosterone levels can fluctuate quite significantly a few days before and after menstruation leading to migraines and causing symptoms of PMS and PCOS such as:

PMS Symptoms:

  • Menstrual migraines
  • Mood swings
  • Irritability
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Fatigue
  • Insomnia
  • Changes in libido
  • Overeating
  • Cravings, especially for salty or sweet foods
  • Acne
  • Hives
  • Abdominal and pelvic cramps
  • Bloating
  • Weight gain
  • Headaches
  • Breast swelling and pain

PCOS Symptoms:

  • Hair loss: similar to male pattern baldness
  • Obesity and inability to lose weight
  • Acne
  • Insulin resistance:  The body does not respond well to insulin, which controls blood sugar levels and can lead to Type II diabetes and abdominal weight gain

High insulin levels due to insulin resistance increase the production of the male hormone, testosterone. High testosterone levels cause symptoms such as body hair growth, acne, irregular periods and weight gain (all of these are PCOS symptoms). The testosterone causes much of the weight women gain to be in the abdominal area, which is where men carry much of their excess weight. Thus, it can be seen that the “Terrible -Twosome” of hormonal fluctuations and insulin resistance can wreak havoc on a woman’s over-all health as well as her ability to prevent weight gain and lose weight.

This “Terrible-Twosome” is also directly related to the occurrence of menstrual related migraines.  The naturally occurring compounds that are added to MigreLief+M to balance hormones and reduce insulin resistance will even help women without migraines who:

1 – Suffer from debilitating symptoms of both PMS and PCOS
2 – Are having a difficult time losing weight even after dieting and exercising

Of course, for women who suffer from migraines that occur around their period, MigreLief+M may be the solution they have been searching for.  But the real breakthrough with Migrelief+M is it’s ability to address not only migraines, but also the accompanying symptoms listed above.

To learn how to couple the use of MigreLief+M with dietary and exercise advice and how to supercharge your weight loss efforts, please visit the MigreLief+M product information page.

Knowledge is power.

To your health,
Curt Hendrix B.S. M.S. C.C.N. C.N.S.

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