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ALICE IN WONDERLAND SYNDROME – HALLUCINOGENIC MIGRAINES

July 11th, 2017

Many of you who either suffer from chronic migraine headaches or have a close friend or loved one, who has them, are familiar with the visual disturbances that can occur prior to the migraine pain, known as auras.

Some symptoms of auras are bright flashing lights, zigzag line in your field of vision and areas in your field of vision that are blocked out, just to mention a few.

These auras are taken to a whole other level of intensity when migraine sufferers experience what are known as “Alice in Wonderland Syndrome” migraines. (AIWS)

Thought to be caused by abnormal electrical activity in the brain which leads to irregular blood flow in parts of the brain that control vision, these “hallucinations” result in severe distortion and perception of what the sufferer is viewing.

Sufferers when viewing their own body parts may think that they look gigantic or extremely tiny. Their feet may seem to be a mile away from their knees. Rooms and walls may sway and look like they are bending and flexing.  Hallways can look much longer than they actually are and perception of both time and space can be totally disrupted.  Every day noises like the sound of a TV can sound incredibly loud. Children can complain that the blackboard in school looks very far away.

Episodes of AIWS usually occur without the pain associated with migraines.

These unusual perceptions are very similar to what Alice experienced in Wonderland when she fell into the hole and in fact may be in the story because Lewis Carroll was known to suffer with severe migraines and may have had these kinds of perception issues himself.

AIWS is most common in migraine sufferers and children.  AIWS in children even without migraine pain can indicate that the child might develop migraines as he/she ages.  The eyes are healthy upon examination and the abnormal perception is caused by brain malfunction in the areas of the brain like the occipital lobe that processes perception.

The altered visual images that sufferers perceive can also be coupled with changes in sensation, touch and hearing.  The first attack of AIWS can make sufferers think they are “losing their minds” or going crazy and can be quite upsetting and scary. These disturbances can make a person with AIWS afraid to walk or move.

Other than the fear caused by the strange perceptions caused by AIWS there is no known long-term harm caused by the condition. The episodes should be treated by whatever medical options the sufferer has found beneficial for their regular migraines. Though it is unlikely that there is anything structurally wrong with the brain, to be safe, if you do experience an episode of AIWS, getting an MRI of the brain is advisable.

Since AIWS is not very common, and occurs most frequently in children, it is not known if taking preventive medications or supplements known to prevent chronic migraines such as, prescription drugs or well-known dietary supplements like, MigreLief, will eliminate or reduce the occurrence of AIWS, though it is conceivable they might, because they do help to establish normal cerebrovascular function which goes “haywire” both during migraines and AIWS.

 

Curt Hendrix M.S. C.C.N.  C.N.S.

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DIABETES CASES HIT 422 MILLION WORLD-WIDE… DON’T LET IT HAPPEN TO YOU!

November 7th, 2016

Closing in on Diabetes

November 2016 – Diabetes Awareness Month

Half of all adults in the United States have diabetes or pre-diabetes (metabolic syndrome).  According to the World Health Organization, who made diabetes the focus of this year’s World Health Day (April 7th, 2016), as of 2014, 422 million people are known to have diabetes worldwide, a four-fold increase in the last 25 years.  W.H.O. projects that by 2030, diabetes will be the seventh leading cause of death in the world.  It is estimated that 1 in 11 people in the United States have diabetes and another 86 million Americans (more than 1 in 3) are considered to be pre-diabetic with most unaware of their risk for developing type-2 diabetes  where your body either resists the effects of insulin — a hormone that regulates the movement of sugar into your cells – or doesn’t produce enough insulin to maintain a normal glucose level).

Some people believe type 2 diabetes (non-insulin dependent diabetes) only occurs in middle-aged or older people, this is not true. In fact, the incidence of type 2 diabetes is rapidly increasing in children.

With increasing consumption of sugary beverages, lack of exercise leading to alarming increases in the percentage of children and adults who are overweight, and poor food choices in general, the risk of developing type 2 diabetes is very real for many people.

You may have heard about “metabolic syndrome”, this is a pre-type 2 diabetic condition, where people are developing “insulin resistance”.  This means that their bodies and specifically their cellular receptors are desensitizing to insulin, and the body has to produce more insulin to maintain blood sugar at acceptable levels. Unfortunately, insulin is very lipogenic (causes the accumulation of fat) and this can lead to increased risk of several chronic diseases, (cancer, heart disease, dementia, and arthritis).  Don’t let the “pre” fool you.  Pre-diabetes is a serious health condition where blood sugar levels are higher than normal but not high enough yet to be diagnosed as diabetes.

You are diagnosed with metabolic syndrome (pre-diabetes) if you have any 3 of the following symptoms:

  • ·         High blood pressure 140/85 or higher
  • ·         Central adiposity (increased belly fat) waist measurement greater than 40 for men or 35           for women
  • ·         Low HDL (the good cholesterol) below 40 for men and below 50 for women
  • ·         Blood sugar levels over 100 after fasting
  • ·         Blood levels of triglycerides over 150

Metabolic syndrome is present in about 35 percent of adults over age 20 in the U.S.  and increases to 50% for people over age 60. Increasing weight is the single biggest risk factor for developing metabolic syndrome.

How to avoid or treat metabolic syndrome:

1-       Lose weight if you are over your ideal weight – Losing just 5-7 percent of your body weight can           slow or even reverse pre-diabetes.  For a person who is 200 lbs., that is only 10-15 pounds.

2-       Reduce sugar consumption – read labels to know how much sugar you are consuming

3-       Exercise more – Get 2.5 hours (150 minutes) of light aerobic activity every week. Example; a              brisk 30 min walk 5 days per week, even 10 minutes at a time adds up. Talk the stairs instead           of elevator, park farther away from a store and walk…etc.

4-       Eat Health & Consume more fiber in your diet
(Tasty Recipes for Diabetics & Pre-Diabetics from the CDC)

5-       Speak to your physician or nutritionist about the supplements chromium and alpha-lipoic
acid, which help to restore insulin sensitivity.

6.        Drink more water

Importance of Staying Well Hydrated
A published study showed that people who drank more than 34 ounces of water per day had a 21% lower risk of developing diabetes over the next 9 year period.  Since water can also help to clear fats and some toxins, this added benefit gives everyone more reason to keep a glass of water nearby throughout the day.  Also, those who can work up to drinking 128 ounces a day of very cold water can burn up to 200 extra calories a day, which could result in losing around 1 ½ pounds per month or 18 pounds per year.  It has been shown that losing weight helps with blood sugar control as well, so H2O is the way to go!

Pre-diabetes/metabolic syndrome is a serious health condition that should not be ignored. Fortunately, metabolic syndrome can be successfully avoided or reversed, but you have to be aware of it and then follow the advice in this article and of your physician.

To the Best of Health,

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

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NEW MIGRELIEF REVIEWS! Patients & Physicians Report on their Experience with MigreLief Migraine Supplement

May 7th, 2013

MigreLief Review GirlMIGRELIEF USERS & HEALTHCARE PROFESSIONALS REVIEW MIGRELIEF 

A big thank you to all healthcare professionals who recommend MigreLief to their patients and to the MigreLief users who constantly “pay it forward” by recommending MigreLief to other migraine sufferers. 

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Headache clinics that have recommended MigreLief

Physician/Healthcare Professional Reviews

~ “I use MigreLief and it is GREAT!” I want to be able to share it with my patients at the Durham VAMC.”  
-Jan P., PA-C Durham VA Medical Center

~ We have multiple patients on MigreLief & have had positive benefits on headache reduction.  There are many patients who want to go the route on non-prescription meds and MigreLief is the answer.”  
– Marian F., NP – Morton Neuroscience Center, Clearwater, Florida

~”Love your product!  Would love to give samples to patients.”  -Amy G., Childrens Hospital of Pittsburgh

~ “I run a headache clinic and suggest your products frequently. Thank you.”
– Brian R. MD. – Cooks Children’s Neurology

~ “THANKS FOR CONTRIBUTING TO MY PRACTICE.” – Connie P. Woff Medical Clinic, Sugarland, TX

~ “Migrelief has been highly effective for the prevention and reduction of severity in my practice of patients with difficult migraine headaches.” – Dennis D., M.D. –Advanced Neurology Specialists, Great Falls, MT

~ I’m a nurse practitioner and I recommend MigreLief every day. ~NP, National Children’s Medical Center, Washington DC (Facebook comment)

~ I have been recommending your product to my migraine patients and thank you -IT WORKS! – Afram, MD Family Practice (Long Beach Kaiser)

~ “I have found the product to be effective in approximately 80% of patients whom I have prescribed MigreLief.” – Robert Kirshbaum, M.D. Rancho Cucamonga, CA

~ “MigreLief provides a new and important option for both physicians and patients. It is highly beneficial, convenient and reasonably priced.” – Alexander Mauskop, M.D., Director, New York Headache Clinic, New York, NY.

~I’ve been recommending Migrelief to my patients and the results are quite encouraging. Great Product! – Martin Lesser, DO (family practice – Holyoke, MA)

~ MIGRELIEF has done a wonderful job for my patients who have migraine headaches. I have found on several patients who use this product that the incidence of their migraine headaches has diminished by 75 percent in addition to taking less in the way of prescription drugs. —-Jack J. M.D

~ We have a difficult population of individuals with migraine headaches in our specialty practice of neurology. I have had the opportunity to use the product MigreLief …I have had very positive comments from a number of patients. Some of the reports have included:

“I have not had to use Imitrex since starting the MigreLief.”

“It helps the Imitrex to work better when I have to take it.”

“My daily headaches are much better and I am only taking 1 tablet daily (half the recommended dose).”

“My headaches are less frequent and less severe with the MigreLief.”

“If I do not take it, I notice within a few days that my headaches are worse.”

I believe that this product has been as effective in my practice of patients with difficult migraine headaches as most of the preventative medications and better tolerated with less side effects than the prescription medications used for this purpose. — Barbara J. M.D

Patient – Consumer Reviews:

~ “Awesome!”  (In response to announcement -MigreLief  in CVS Pharmacy Stores Nov. 2012)
“I get mine shipped automatically to my house every 3 months but at least I can now tell others where to get it!  I have turned so many people onto MigreLief!  It is a miracle in a bottle!  NEVER stop making this stuff!”   Sunny S. – (Facebook post)

~ I had migraines regularly, approximately three times a week, for at least 25 years. Once my doctor put me on Migrelief, the migraines have gone. I rarely have a migraine now. When I become aware of anyone experiencing migraines on a regular basis I always recommend Migrelief.

~ As a migraine sufferer for over 30 years, my neurologist recommended Migrelief.  After I tried it, I went from 15-20 migraines a year, to 2 or 3 a year.  I buy a 3 months supply and when I get near the end of the last bottle, I reorder.  I could never be without them again.  Anyone who has ever suffered with migraine headaches, knows that the pain is torture.  I am so grateful that I found “Migrelief”

~  MigreLief is something that EVERY migraine sufferer should check into and use!! 48 years of constant migraines have ended because of MigreLief!  Jim H.

The neurologist I have been seeing for my migraines suggested that I try MigreLief. I am 68 years old and have suffered migraines ever since I can remember. Before I discovered that my migraines are triggered by foods that I eat, I routinely spent three days in bed two or three times each month with totally debilitating migraines with all their unpleasant symptoms. I was extremely skeptical that something as simple and inexpensive as a supplement would have any effect on my headaches. Not only are my headaches no longer a problem, I feel TERRIFIC! I awake every morning with a clear and pain-free head. Because I am a senior, cost is of great importance to me and MigreLief is definitely affordable. Thank you immensely for developing this simple, but effective, relief for migraines. — Kathryn

~ I have had migraines since I was 16 years old.  My Headache Specialist, Dr. Ready (the best) recommended your product about a year ago, and it has been a God send!  MigreLief has reduced my headaches by at least half.  When I don’t take it– like if I run out, I am MISERABLE (like right now).  I have tried taking the vitamins separately– doesn’t work.  MigreLief is the way to go.  I still take a couple of scrips, but in 20 years I have never had the success that I am having now with your product!

~ I had migraines regularly, approximately three times a week, for at least 25 years. Once my doctor put me on Migrelief, the migraines have gone. I rarely have a migraine now.

~ MigreLief has been of great relief in the treatment and prevention of migraines for me and my 11 year old son who hasn’t had an episode in over a year.

~ I was a chronic migraine sufferer for YEARS. The medications prescribed by my physician made me so out of it I could not function.  Therefore, I pretty much suffered thru them or just went to bed.  Not always an easy answer when you work and have children.  Thank you for creating MigreLief.

~ When I don’t take MigreLief, I get 3-4 migraines per week. Since starting it, my migraines have decreased by 50%. I feel good about taking vitamins rather than medications with scary side effects.

~ I have suffered from migraine headaches since I was 5 years old. A few years ago I was having one every other day and my husband would have to take me to the emergency hospital for a shot of Demerol.. I started taking the MigreLief and the headaches immediately stopped!

~ My son used to have headaches 24/7.  They are now not so frequent and less intense.

~ MigreLief has completely changed my life. I was a long time migraine sufferer and found prescription drugs to be not super effective and made me drowsy. My life was completely dictated by my migraines and I was miserable. Many doctors wanted to prescribe me daily medicines for prevention, but I didn’t want to put these lab created drugs into my body everyday for the rest of my life. I knew there had to be a better solution. A neurologist recommended MigreLief and within a week I felt dramatic changes. My migraines were literally gone. I was almost a daily sufferer, having migraines 4-5 times a week at least. I swear by MigreLief and consider it a miracle product.

~ I started taking MigreLief a few years ago because I was missing work and school due to migraines. My migraines have been cut by at least 50% and I only need my emergency migraine prescription once in a while.

~  Oh my gosh!…I have been taking MigreLief for a little over 2 years now and I have not had a debilitating migraine headache ever since I began taking it.  I won’t go a day without taking it.  I recommend it all the time. My cousin is a neurologist and I’ve got her recommending it now too!

~ MigreLief has given me my life back!  I was getting migraines 2-3 times a week.  It works better at preventing Migraines than the medical prescriptions I tried without the side effects.  Now, when I get a migraine, I take an aspirin and lie down for an hour.  Sometimes I need an ice pack, but usually that’s all it takes to get rid of it.  There are side benefits, my nails are stronger now.  That’s a win win situation.

~ MigreLief has helped a lot. I still have headaches, but nothing like they were before I started taking MigreLief. I forgot to take the Migrelief for a couple of days and I had a bad migraine so I do need to remember to take it everyday.

~ MigreLief has really helped me in the prevention of migraines.  If I run out of it and don’t have a spare bottle on hand, my migraines can easily come back.  It is the key to prevention of what was once debilitating, life altering hemiplegic migraines.  I recommend it all the time and have given it as gifts to fellow migraine sufferers.

~ i have been taking MigreLief for almost two months. That plus stopped eating chocolate seems to have helped.  I wish you would sell it in the U.K.

~ It brought my attacks down from 4 days every month to 1 day every 8 weeks and that attack is usually very mild.

~ MigreLief really decreased the number and severity.  Probably only get one per month now vs. one or two a week.  The one I do get is not too severe.

~ I feel more balanced and in control. Since beginning MigreLief my migraines have dramatically decreased. (I just began my third month of taking MigreLief).

~ I went from 1 -2 migraines a month to 1 every six months.

~ MigreLief cut annual hormonal migraines by at least 75 percent, if not more. I know this to be true because I stopped taking MgreLief for about 8 months at one point. My migraines became more frequent and severe when I stopped. I started right back up, when my MD agreed that it was definitely helping. No question about it.

~ It has kept my migraines to a minimum, which has made life a lot easier to keep on schedule.

~ It has only been 2 months and I see a difference from taking MigreLief.  Not so intense and not so many.

~ Since taking MigreLief, my migraines have been dramatically reduced – and the ones I do get are so much less painful that I haven’t taken my Imitrex in two years!

~ MigreLief has given me my life back!  I was getting migraines 2-3 times a week.  It works better at preventing Migraines than the medical prescriptions I tried without the side effects.  Now, when I get a migraine, I take an aspirin and lie down for an hour.  Sometimes I need an ice pack, but usually that’s all it takes to get rid of it.  There are side benefits, my nails are stronger now.  That’s a win win situation, if you ask me.

~ It has helped me tremendously. I can tell the difference. My migraines are fewer and not as strong.

~ I take MigreLief in addition to my prescription meds.  I have not had a migraine lately.

I have fewer migraines.  When I do have a migraine it is less severe and not as long in duration

~ MIGERELIEF IS WONDERFULL. I WAS TAKING A PRESCRIPTION THAT MY DOCTOR GAVE ME FOR MY HEAD ACHES. NOW I DO NOT TAKE THEM MUCH!

~ I’ve had a lot fewer migraines since I’ve been taking Migrelief.  Thank you, Akeso!

I have suffered with migraines for over 20 years. In the last year I was getting them almost every day. I was on Topamax which made me feel like my brain was dying. I did some of my own research and that’s when I started on Magnesium and Feverfew. I then got the book about migraines and they told me to add B2. I came across MigRelief and Wow. I might have 3 headaches a month, no longer everyday.

~ I was a chronic migraine sufferer for YEARS. The medications prescribed by my physician made me so out of it I could not function.  Therefore, I pretty much suffered thru them or just went to bed.  Not always an easy answer when you work and have children.  Thank you for creating MigreLief.

~  Since finding out about MigreLief from my neurologist, I have become a completely different person.  I have been migraine free since February 2010 and have only experienced a couple of mild allergy related headaches in that time.

~ MigreLief has helped lessen both the frequency and the intensity of my daughter’s migraines.

~ It has helped reduce the number of onsets and has also helped my insomnia.   I worked as a Teachers Aid this year.  The teacher that I was assigned to struggled with migraines so I told her about the product as well as one of my son’s friends school classmates who developed migraines this year.

~ In lots of ways I suffered Migraines all my life.  It wasn’t until i found it on the net and decided to try it as anything is worth a go after I have tried everything.  Going by 1 month I found that my attacks were not so severe, and after that they were not so often.  I  have been taking MigreLief for many years now and found they are my little miracle pills.  It works better than anything else I have tried without side effects.  I recommend it all the time.

~ I have so many fewer migraines now, it’s crazy. I used to have 3 or 4 a week. Now I only have 2 or 3 a month!!

~ MigreLief has completely changed my life. I was a long time migraine sufferer and found prescription drugs to be not super effective and made me drowsy. My life was completely dictated by my migraines and I was miserable. Many doctors wanted to prescribe me daily medicines for prevention, but I didn’t want to put these lab created drugs into my body everyday for the rest of my life. I knew there had to be a better solution. A neurologist recommended MigreLief and within a week I felt dramatic changes. My migraines were literally gone. I was almost a daily sufferer, having migraines 4-5 times a week at least. I swear by MigreLief and consider it a miracle product.

~ MigreLief is absolutely amazing!!!!!

~ Both the frequency and intensity of my headaches have decreased significantly since I started using Migrelief last year.  And, when I do get a headache, I need much less medication to get relief.  Often, just a single Excedrin will be sufficient.

~ I have had migraines for over 30 years. The pharmacy that fills all of the pain meds for me asked me if I had ever tried MigreLief and I started using it twice a day about one year ago. I still have headaches but not as many.

~ I give MigreLief to my daughter who has Abdominal Migraines. MigreLief has helped with the dizziness she has when she has an episode.

~ It has been a Godsend!  I can honestly say that I have NOT had a full blown migraine since taking MigreLief.

~  Within 4 months, I had my life back.  I have gone from having 4-6 excruciating migraines per week to 1-2 per month!  I cannot believe how well Migrelief has worked for me.

~ MigreLief has completely changed my life. I was a long time migraine sufferer and found prescription drugs to be not super effective and made me drowsy. My life was completely dictated by my migraines and I was miserable. Many doctors wanted to prescribe me daily medicines for prevention, but I didn’t want to put these lab created drugs into my body everyday for the rest of my life. I knew there had to be a better solution. A neurologist recommended MigreLief and within a week I felt dramatic changes. My migraines were literally gone. I was almost a daily sufferer, having migraines 4-5 times a week at least. I swear by MigreLief and consider it a miracle product.  I have recommended MigreLief to friends and family. I gave a co-worker a bottle when I had put an order in about a year ago. And just within the last 2 weeks gave a bottle to my an extended family member’s husband to try because he has been suffering from migraines with no resolution for almost a year. I would recommend MigreLief to anyone who suffers from migraines, it has truly changed me life.

~ I have so many fewer migraines now, it’s crazy. I used to have 3 or 4 a week. Now I only have 2 or 3 a month!

~ MigreLief  has decreased my migraines from one every 9 weeks to two a YEAR!!!

~ Both the frequency and intensity of my headaches have decreased significantly since I started using Migrelief last year.  And, when I do get a headache, I need much less medication to get relief.  Often, just a single Excedrin will be sufficient.

~ Prior to starting MigreLief well over 3 yrs. ago, I would get migraines up to 6 times a month and had since age 14. That was 50 years of suffering. When I began taking MigreLief my migraines reduced to only 1-2 a month and I had changed nothing else.  My migraines did not lessen during pregnancies, menopause or during hormone replacement therapy.  They come when things seem fine and don’t come when stressed or ill.  I think of all those years when no one could figure out why I was getting migraines, (other than my father had them his whole life) and it turns out I surely  was deficient in magnesium and likely in vitamin B.   Nothing puts me down like a migraine which means I cannot drive a car or go to work when I have one.  They are intense but nothing like the ones I’d get before Migrelief.  I have recommended it in the past and will continue to do so in the future.  I have shown people the empty bottle to help them recognize and locate this product.  And what I like is that there is no foul odor from the tablets, they are tasteless and they don’t repeat on me like many vitamins do.

~ MigreLief has really helped me in the prevention of migraines.  If I run out of it and don’t have a spare bottle on hand, my migraines can easily come back.  It is the key to prevention of what was once debilitating, life altering hemiplegic migraines.

~ The mere fact that a company is out there trying to help us poorly understood migraineurs, with a product is already a blessing.  Migrelief over time has definitely reduced my Migraines.

~ When I don’t take MigreLief, I get 3-4 migraines per week. Since starting it, my migraines have decreased by 50%. I feel good about taking vitamins rather than medications with scary side effects.

~ It has been a Godsend!  I can honestly say that I have NOT had a full blown migraine since taking MigreLief.

~ In combination with Topomax, my migraines have been reduced from daily to just a few times a month.

~ How hasn’t it?  Within 4 months, I had my life back.  I have gone from having 4-6 excruciating migraines per week to 1-2 *per month*!  I cannot believe how well Migrelief has worked for me!

~ MigreLief has really helped me in the prevention of migraines.  If I run out of it and don’t have a spare bottle on hand, my migraines can easily come back.  It is the key to prevention of what was once debilitating, life altering hemiplegic migraines.  I recommend it all the time and have given it as gifts to fellow migraine sufferers.

~ I had migraines regularly, approximately three times a week, for at least 25 years. Once my doctor put me on Migrelief, the migraines have gone. I rarely have a migraine now. When I become aware of anyone experiencing migraines on a regular basis I always recommend Migrelief.

~ It really helped with my migraine headaches.  After taking for several months I didn’t get the headaches anymore.  However, now I’ve starting getting them on occasion again.

~ I have come from a non stop migraine for six years down to 3 or 4 a month.  My acupuncturist recommended you.

Every time I hear some one mention their migraines I enter their conversation to recommend MigreLief.

~ I have suffered from migraine headaches since I was 5 years old. A few years ago I was having one every other day and my husband would have to take me to the emergency hospital for a shot of Demerol.. I started taking the MigreLief and the headaches immediately stopped!

~ From the very 1st tablet, my headaches have decreased almost instantly  Those I have recommended MigreLief to have gotten incredible results as well.

~ MigreLief has reduced the frequency and strength of my migraines.  Yes and I have!  My doctor was very pleased to hear that your product was helping me, so much.

~ Used to get terrible migraines.  Would head off to the chiropractor  all the time because that was the only relief except Excedrin Migraine and my stomach was having a hard time with that pain killer.  I have recommended to two friends who fight them all the time.  For them it runs in the family and they have been surprised how well it works.

~ I have been taking MigreLief for over 5 years and it has greatly reduced the intensity and frequency of my migraines.

2012 Facebook Fan Comments

“MigreLief is something that EVERY migraine sufferer should check into and use! 48 years of constant migraines have ended because of MigreLief!!!  ~ Jim H. (Facebook Fan)

“It really works!! My neurologist suggested I take this for migraines and I was surprised but it really helps. I have been able to go off of my prescriptions for migraines.”  ~ Emily H. (Facebook Fan)

“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!” ~ M. G. (Facebook Fan)

“ Love MigreLief! It gave me back my life!” ~ R. M. (Facebook Fan)

“I’ve been using this for nearly 3 months and have only had one migraine.”  ~ T. L. (Facebook Fan)

“My daughter has been taking this and her migraines are much better!!!! We’re very excited!!!!!!!” ~ J. C.

“I gave some of the bottles I won to a friend and she told me last week she had no more migraines after the first 30 days.” ~ L. K. (Facebook Fan)

“Send up lots of prayers of thanks for MigreLief….amazing how quickly it worked for me and how well. Worked within 3 weeks and I was getting 5,6,7 sometimes 8 migraines a month and with Migrelief (and actually an increase in stress) it went down to maybe one a month. My neurologist recommended it. One of the best things I have done for my health ever!” ~ A. M. (Facebook Fan)

MigreLief, works great on migraines. It is a magic pill. You don’t need to go to the EMERGENCY!!!!!!!!!” ~ B.P. (Facebook Fan)
~ Some doctors think I may have two issues going on…migraine-associated vertigo and also a vestibular disorder (a problem with my ears also). The Migrelief has definitely taken away my migraines. So, because I may have two different problems going on I take the Migrelief for prevention of migraines but I also do vestibular rehabilitation therapy (exercises) at home for the dizziness/balance problem/lightheadedness. Having both these problems has obviously caused double whammy for me for the last 24 1/2 years and I literally was home-bound for the majority of the time because I felt so awful, missed doing many things in life, but with finding that the Migrelief has taken away the migraines I am now able to function way better and do more things. Again, thank you so much. You have actually given me my life back! I LOVE THE MIGRELIEF!!! —Kathryn

 

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BUTTERBUR AND MIGRAINE WARNING: If You’re Considering Taking Butterbur for Migraines, Read This Web MD Warning.

September 27th, 2012

Some butterbur products may contain pyrrolizidine alkaloids (PAs), and that’s the major safety concern.

PAs can damage the liver, lungs, and blood circulation, and possibly cause cancer. Butterbur products that contain pyrrolizidine alkaloids (PAs) are UNSAFE when taken by mouth or applied to broken skin. Broken skin allows chemicals to be absorbed into the body. Do not use butterbur products unless they are certified and labeled as free of PAs.

Short-term treatment with Butterbur 

 PA-free butterbur products are considered POSSIBLY SAFE  when taken short-term, by mouth appropriately. PA-free root extracts seem to be safe when used for up to 16 weeks in adults. There is some evidence that a specific PA-free butterbur extract (Petadolex, Weber&Weber, GmbH & Co, Germany) can be safely used in children who are 6-17 years old for up to 4 months.

Not enough is known about the safety of using PA-free butterbur products on unbroken skin. Don’t use it.

 

BUTTERBUR SIDE-EFFECTS

PA-free butterbur is generally well tolerated. It can cause belching, headache, itchy eyes, diarrhea, asthma, upset stomach, fatigue, and drowsiness. However, it seems to cause less drowsiness and fatigue than cetirizine (Zyrtec). Butterbur products might cause allergic reactions in people who are allergic to ragweed, marigolds, daisies, and other related herbs.

So please consult your doctor before taking Butterbur for migraine treatment. 

RESOURCE LINKS BUTTERBUR

Update on the efficacy and safety of Petadolex®, a butterbur extract for migraine prophylaxis – Dr. Joseph M. Prietto.

NEUROLOGY TIMES – JANUARY 28, 2015  “Migrane Preventative Buterbur Has Safety Concerns”
“…Despite butterbur’s potential efficacy, doubts are increasing about the long-term safety of this supplement given of the risk of liver damage and the lack of an actively regulated preparation. Due to the mounting concerns, the American Headache Society is currently evaluating a position statement cautioning against its use.”
http://www.neurologytimes.com/headache-and-migraine/migraine-preventative-butterbur-has-safety-concerns

Taking a Closer Look at the Herbal Remedy, Butterbur
May 13, 2014 Alex Mauskop, MD

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August 18th, 2012

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THE MIGRAINE – WEIGHT GAIN CONNECTION

90% of women gain weight between the ages of 35-55. The average weight gain is about 15-20 pounds, with a disproportionate amount of this weight being an increase in body fat.

What is unfair about this, is the fact that much of this weight gain and/or body fat increase, can occur without, increasing caloric intake. This is different than the weight you gain because you eat too much of the wrong foods and don’t exercise enough. It’s the stubborn, difficult weight gain or increases in body fat percentage (without weight gain) that occur in middle-aged and beyond women.

Why does this phenomenon occur in so many women in this age range, and what can you do to prevent or reduce the good chance this may happen to you?

There are specific techniques and natural supplements that can help balance a female body that is desperately trying (and in many cases with limited success) to balance many physiological processes, that by design, change with age. These changes can cause uncontrolled and undeserved weight or body fat percentage gains.

Much of this new weight will NOT be gained as much around the hips and thighs but in the stomach and waist area. Shifting/fluctuating hormones, stress and insulin resistance are the guilty parties.

Women who suffer from migraines will also be glad to learn that controlling these same issues of fluctuating hormones, stress and blood sugar due to insulin resistance will reduce their migraine frequency and intensity as well.

Why does this weight gain occur when hormones fluctuate and stress and blood sugar are poorly controlled?

Some women can start experiencing the symptoms of early menopause (perimenopause) as soon as their mid 30’s. The hormonal fluctuations of perimenopuase and the few years after menopause (one full year with no period) can strongly influence your metabolism, appetite and increase your storage of fat.

Though your hormones will fluctuate during perimenopause, the general trend is for your estrogen levels to diminish with ultimately the cessation of ovulation.

The body is aware of decreasing levels of estrogen from the ovaries and searches for new sources of estrogen production. Unfortunately, fat cells are a source of estrogen and the body may convert more calories into fat.

Though progesterone levels also tend to decrease during this period, decreasing progesterone levels don’t cause weight gain but they may cause water retention making you feel puffy or bloated.

Testosterone levels may also decrease during perimenopause (and menopause). This could result in decreased muscle mass (as well as other things like decreased libido). Less muscle mass would lead to decreased metabolic rate and additional possible weight gain.

INSULIN RESISTANCE

As if dealing with fluctuating hormones isn’t enough of a challenge during these years of a woman’s life, both men and women (in ever increasing numbers, mostly due to diet) are becoming “insulin resistant”.

This is a condition where your body is no longer as responsive to the hormone insulin, as it was when you were younger. Our bodies require increasing amounts of insulin to be released to maintain blood sugar at healthy, non-diabetic levels. Insulin resistance can occur whether you are over-weight or thin.

When our bodies don’t respond in a sensitive way to insulin, the sugar in our blood, is not absorbed efficiently by our cells and they don’t get the source of energy that they need. The cells can feel deprived and appetites increase and fat accumulation and weight gain can occur.

In the case of women suffering from PCOS (Polycystic ovarian syndrome), the insulin resistance that accompanies this condition leads to weight gain as well. But in the case of PCOS the women often have too much testosterone and this causes the weight gain to occur around the stomach and waist much like it does it men. Also hair at the crown of the head can thin, and hair may grown on the face and back.

In fact, because estrogen and progesterone levels drop more than testosterone levels do during perimenopause and menopause, women may also tend to gain more around the middle than the hips and thighs. Some women tend to lose their waistline.

The fat that you can grab around your belly is NOT the problem. This is just sub-cutaneous fat, and though cosmetically not desirable, it is not the fat that increases cardiovascular and cancer risk.

It is the fat beneath your abdominal muscles that surrounds your internal organs that is of greater health concern. This fat is called abdominal or visceral adiposity.

It is the fat that protrudes out some men’s stomach to the point where they look like they swallowed a beach ball but yet they continue to say………. “Feel how hard my stomach is!” Of course it’s hard, there is so much fat underneath the abdominal muscles, pushing them outwards, that or course the abdomen feels hard.

Insulin resistance as well as stress and hormonal fluctuations can successfully be controlled and reversed and your body, self-image, emotional status, energy levels, cognition, health and over-all life will improve dramatically.

How do you know if you are insulin resistant?

One measurement is to measure yourself around the smaller part of your waist (but do NOT suck your stomach in when taking this measurement). Then measure your hips around their widest part.

Divide the waist measurement in inches by the hip measurement in inches. If the resulting number is .8 or larger (for women, 1 for men), then you have disproportionate weight in the waist and are at greater risk of having insulin resistance.

Your risk further increases if you have hypertension, low HDL levels (below 45 if you are a woman), or high triglyceride levels (above 150).

If you have darkened skin patches around the neck or armpits, it is extremely likely that you are insulin resistant. This is a condition known as acanthosis nigricans.

Stress The effects of long-term stress on our over-all health is very significant. One of the most important hormones that is released by our adrenal glands when under-stress is cortisol. This is necessary and helps us to deal with short-term stressful events or stimuli.

But, when stress is chronic, and cortisol is being released in excessive and lasting amounts, it can also lead to weight gain and other health problems.

Like insulin resistance and hormonal fluctuations, stress must also be dealt with.

Bringing It All Together

Because stress, hormonal fluctuations and blood sugar fluctuation due to insulin resistance are also major contributors to chronic migraine headaches as well as weight gain, several of the key “natural medicines” that help to resolve these issues are in MigreLief+M. This is a very effective natural medicine that helps to prevent migraine headaches and coincidentally helps women with the related weight gain issues we have been discussing.

Chasteberry – A specific extract of Vitex Agnus Castus, otherwise known as Chasteberry extract has been shown in numerous human studies to naturally balance the hormonal fluctuation discussed above.

Biotin – Doses of biotin, (a B-vitamin) much higher than normally found in multi-vitamin products, has been clinically proven to help regulate blood sugar irregularities that can be caused by insulin resistance.

B-6 – High doses of Vitamin B-6 have been shown to decrease or eliminate the symptoms of PMS (including bloating and related weight gain) caused by fluctuating estrogen levels. This vitamin is also involved in the processing of sugar and can help protect against the effects of blood sugar fluctuations caused by insulin resistance.

L-Theanine – an amino acid derived from green tea, has been shown to be very calming and help to reduce stress levels.

All four of the ingredients are found in the correct, therapeutic doses in MigreLief+M. For those of you who don’t suffer from chronic migraine headaches but do want to benefit from their weight gain/loss/body fat benefits, I suggest that you purchase these ingredients separately at your health food store.

For those of you who fear that they are insulin resistant, I suggest taking these other ingredients as well (which also can be purchase at any well stocked health food store):

800 mcg per day of chromium picolinate for blood sugar control 600 mg per day of R-Lipoic acid for blood sugar control

Consumption of a least 50 grams of dietary fiber spread out throughout the day with meals. Fiber helps to slow the body’s absorption of sugar and prevents the fluctuations that we have been talking about. You can choose psyllium as a supplement or, ground flax seed as your fiber source.

Moderate aerobic exercise of 20-30 minutes a day can also help to correct insulin resistance.

A daily B vitamin complex of 50 mg of B-1,2,3,5 plus folic acid and B-12 can also help with sugar metabolism and stress.

Diet-wise, lean meats, high fiber whole grains, vegetables, legumes and fruit will help reestablish normal insulin levels. Until you see weight and or body fat starting to drop, keep carbohydrates in the form of pasta, bread and sugar to a minimum.

What to expect?

By following this advice over the course of 3-6 months (3 months or less for migraines) your:

1- Weight or body fat percentages should start to meaningfully drop

2- Your hair, at the front and crown of your head, if it was thinning, should start to thicken

3- Any discolored patches of skin around the neck and armpits should start to lighten or disappear

4- Migraine frequency and intensity (if you were a sufferer) should noticeably improve

5- Energy levels should noticeably improve

6- If you are still menstruating, your periods should be much more regular

7- If you were experiencing perimenopausal symptoms, they should improve

8- If you had unwanted hair on the face or back, it should lighten and thin, if not completely go away.

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

 

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He has been named  Principal Scientific Investigator in multiple National Institutes of Health (NIH) governmental grants studying the benefits of natural medicines on disease.

He is currently working under an NIH grant and principal investigator for research and development of  his all natural combination drug for arresting the development of Alzheimers disease.

HEADACHES/MIGRAINES IMPAIR ATTENTION IN CHILDREN AND ADOLESCENTS AND MAY NEGATIVELY IMPACT LEARNING

December 23rd, 2011

It is difficult enough for children to perform academically at acceptable levels in school. The last thing they need is the pain of headaches and migraines to decrease their ability to pay attention and learn.

However this is exactly what happens to them according to a study done in Milan, Italy and published in the journal “Headache”.

The researchers compared 14 children who had migraines with aura, 29 who had migraines without aura and 19 with tension type headaches versus 52 children without headache that were matched for age, sex and intelligence.

Upon analyzing the data the researchers found that regardless of the type of headache they had, the children in the headache group had problems paying attention when compared to the non-headache children. The researchers stated that this could lead to long term negative impact on learning and academic performance.

Loading these children up with pain fighting medications, many of which have undesirable side-effects, is not the answer to helping these children. Preventing the migraines from occurring at all or significantly reducing the number and intensity of migraines, is clearly the first choice for parents who are trying to figure out what to do.

The natural, safe and mild option of original MigreLief, for children 12 and above and Children’s MigreLief for children ages 2-11 is the answer. For more information, please go to www.MigreLief.com
Curt Hendrix, M.S., C.C.N., C.N.S.

 

STOP THE MEDICINE…STOP THE PAIN? Side-Effects from Over-Use of Migraine Drugs for Pain

October 26th, 2011

WHEN THE MEDICATION YOU TURN TO FOR HELP
…TURNS ON YOU

You’ve probably heard it all before.  At least 30 million people in the U.S. alone suffer from migraine headaches;  75% are women.

For those who have chronic migraines (pain 15 days a month or more), the pain can be so debilitating that just waiting for it to go away, is not an option.  So those sufferers resort to either over the counter pain medications like Excedrin Migraine or prescription medications like Imitrex, or Zomig (called Triptans).

These types of medications work to varying degrees depending upon the person.  But, even when they work, all is not rosy.  Many people become so dependent upon these types of drugs in an attempt to get some relief, that without realizing it, they start using them more and more.  In fact, they start over-using them.

Of course the question needs to be asked, “Why would a person who originally starts out using them say, once a week, get to a point where he or she is actually using them several times a week?

The answers to this question, though not obvious when you are desperate and in pain, are very simple. Either the migraines are occurring more frequently, the migraines are more painful, or the drug isn’t working as well as it originally did.

Either way, which ever answer fits your particular situation, the prognosis is not good. You now need these drugs even more because your problem is now worse…NOT better.

The responsible, occasional use of these kinds of drugs is not an issue.  They are safe and effective when used sparingly and serve a definite purpose. However, when over-used, a whole other bunch of risks come into play.

Dr. Fred Sheftell, a well known headache doctor, is upset and concerned that these medications contain no warnings on their labels. He states “There’s nothing that I know of where any of these products say anything about the genesis of rebound headaches and chronic daily headache…I’d like to see that.”

The following is an excerpt from an article posted in ABCnews 20/20. It highlights just how complicated and even dangerous this dependence upon these drugs can become when people feel they have no other options to deal with their migraine pain.

A Vicious Cycle –Excerpted from ABCNews 20/20

“Here’s how experts think rebound starts. Normally, when you take a pain reliever for an occasional headache, the medicine turns off pain receptors in the brain. But in a person prone to headaches — especially migraine headaches — pain relievers taken more than two to three days a week on a regular basis can make the pain receptors more sensitive than usual.

Consequently, as soon as the medicine wears off, these hyper-sensitive receptors turn on to produce a new headache. That leads the headache sufferer to take more medicine, which, in turn, leads to more headaches — a truly vicious cycle. Before long, most rebound patients are taking headache medicine every single day.

This vicious cycle nearly killed Eric Peterson, a 26-year-old veterinary student. But what will shock you is how little medicine it took to get him in trouble. Peterson’s problems started in high school with migraine headaches that hit him a couple of times a week.

“I think I started with an ibuprofen type. I wasn’t finding a tremendous amount of relief with that. I tried Excedrin and found that controlled things nicely for me,” Peterson said.

Daily Habit Can Trigger Serious Health Problems

Initially, Peterson was able to manage his headaches by taking two Excedrin just two to three times a week, but that was enough to lead to rebound headaches. Soon, Eric was taking the pain relievers every day, which was very bad for both his head and his stomach.

Peterson’s health problems became painfully clear last summer at a Chicago Cubs game. “We were walking up the stands to find our seats and I became very dizzy and light-headed and nearly passed out,” he said.

Years of taking Excedrin had eaten away at Peterson’s stomach lining. He was sitting in the stands slowly bleeding to death. Just four hours later Eric wound up in a hospital emergency room. Doctors were able to save his life, but they told him he could no longer take over-the-counter pain killers.

This was frightening news for Peterson, who had become so reliant on the pain relievers. He was more concerned about how he was going to manage his headaches than he was about the damage to his stomach. “I didn’t know how I was going to cope from day to day without having to be able to take that medication,” he said.

Stop the Medicine, Stop the Pain?

Duane Soderquist, 25 years ago, was in a situation very similar to Peterson’s. Soderquist said, “I think I had seven free headache days in 10 years.”

It was Soderquist’s case that caught the attention of Dr. Joel Saper, a neurologist and founder of the Michigan Head-Pain Neurological Institute in Ann Arbor. A pioneer in the treatment of rebound headaches, Dr. Saper said it was Soderquist who first opened his eyes to the fact that over-the-counter medications could imprison a brain in rebound headaches.

  • Soderquist had seen 20 doctors for his excruciating daily headaches. At that time, no one realized that his headaches were a result of the hyper-sensitive pain receptors in his brain turned on by the handfuls of over-the-counter medication he was taking every single day. Soderquist said he was taking about 50 tablets a day.
  • Dr. Saper hospitalized Soderquist, taking him off the medication. “I thought I was gonna die for three days,” Soderquist said. But then an amazing thing happened. Once the medication had cleared from Soderquist’s system, his headaches stopped — for the first time in 10 years. Dr. Saper said, “That’s when I learned the power and the potency of the rebound effect and the need to take people off those medicines.”
  • Today, Soderquist is virtually headache-free and enormously grateful to Dr. Saper. “The day I left and went home after not having a headache — there at the hospital, the last day — it was just like somebody took a house off my back,” Soderquist said.
  • Nearly 90 percent of the patients at Dr. Saper’s headache clinic are diagnosed with rebound headaches and each one takes the same first step: Stop the medicine.
  • Eric Peterson was actually able to detox at home, but he admits it was brutal. “For probably about three days I just had intolerable headaches. … It was probably the most miserable three days of my life,” he said.
  • But the payoff was worth it!  Eric is finally free from daily rebound headaches and he’s managing his occasional migraines with preventive medications and newer treatments like biofeedback.

Can You Get Hooked?

  • So, do these cases mean you could get hooked on the over-the-counter pain medicines you’re taking? It’s important to remember that if you’re taking these medicines for other problems, like arthritis, it’s usually OK. Rebound headaches can be triggered by the overuse of a wide variety of over-the-counter and prescription medications.
  • But if you’re starting to take medicines more frequently for headaches be careful. Also remember that migraines are the kind of headache most likely to lead to rebound.
  • Dr. Saper said it’s most important that frequent headache sufferers consult a physician. “If you’re using this medication more than two or three days per week on a regular basis,” Dr. Saper said, “talk to your doctor about the possibility of rebound headache.”

The Caffeine Connection

It is infuriating to think that products like Excedrin Migraine contain caffeine.  It is well known that caffeine is addictive.  People trying to wean off caffeine go through major symptoms of drug withdrawal, including more headaches.   Dr. Alex Mauskop director of the New York Headache Clinic stated that “Getting off caffeine is one of the best things that migraine sufferers can do to reduce the frequency of their headaches.”

Yet this is much easier said than done and the makers of these products know it!

If any of the following signs apply to you, you are probably experiencing Rebound/Medication Overuse Headaches and have probably realized by now, that spending the rest of  your life taking pain medications is NOT the answer.

•You suffer from headaches daily or every other day.

•Your pain intensifies about three hours after your last dose of medication.

•Your pain medications don’t work as well as they used to.

•You take more medication, but your headaches are worse.

•You rely on more pills, and you take them more often.

•You take medication even for mild headaches, and you often try to ward off a headache by using a medication.

•You take pain relievers three to four days a week, and you average more than three tablets per day. (This depends on the kind of medication you’re taking, so you’ll need your doctor’s advice.)

•Your pain runs the gamut from mild to moderate to horrible. Usually, the pain is a dull ache that you feel on both sides of your forehead and, sometimes, on the top or back of your head.

•Your headaches occur much more frequently.

To get your life back, it may be time to stop the insanity, take yourself off auto-pilot, break the cycle of misery and opt for prevention.  It is clearly the most logical and safest approach.   When I created the natural migraine preventive supplement, MigreLief, it was my firm belief that  preventing migraines before they start, is preferable to spending a lifetime treating the symptoms and risking undesirable or even dangerous side-effects.

To the Best of Health,

 

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

 

WHEN MIGRAINES GET OUT OF CONTROL

October 10th, 2011

According to the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, 3 million Americans went to emergency rooms trying to get relief for headaches or migraines. 81,000 of these people were admitted into the hospital.  1/3 of the emergency room patients and 2/3’s of the hospitalizations were due to migraines.

Women made up 75% of both the emergency room visits and hospitalizations. (To me this indicates a hormonal component to the headaches, and I suspect that the 1/3 of the emergency room visits believed to be migraines, is a very low percentage and that in reality, the percentage was probably much higher.)  Migraines were about 4 times more common in women than men.

Going by age, the most likely to make an emergency room visit were in the 18-44 year old range.

Geographically, – The Midwest and South had the highest emergency department visit rates for headache, 1,158 and 1,131 per 100,000 people. The Northeast showed 809 visits per 100,000 people and the West had 744 visits per 100,000 people. (People in the West either have fewer migraines or they just couldn’t get to the emergency room because of the traffic!)

We believe, that for most migraine sufferers, the answer to controlling your migraines and staying out of emergency rooms and hospitals, is prevention.   Visit www.migrelief.com to learn more about our #1 doctor recommended natural migraine supplement created to correct the underlying nutritional deficiencies and imbalances common to many migraine sufferers.

 

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

 

A SOBERING LOOK AT HOW THE COSTS OF RAISING A CHILD HAVE RISEN IN JUST 10 YEARS

September 27th, 2011

I just finished reading an article published in CNN Money about the alarming increase over the last 10 years, in the costs of raising a child.

The double whammy is that wages and income have not risen anywhere near enough to offset these upsetting statistics.

For you parents out there and those of you thinking about becoming parents, I suggest you read this excellent article describing just what has caused this very real, financial dilema.

 

CNN MONEY – “THE RISING COST OF RAISING A CHILD”

 

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

 

MIGRAINEURS MORE SUSCEPTIBLE TO HANGOVER HEADACHES

September 23rd, 2011

Researchers at the Jefferson Headache Center suggest that migraine sufferers may be more likely to develop an alcohol induced headache after an evening of consuming alcoholic beverages.

It was originally thought that either dehydration, caused by the alcohol consumption, or impurities in the alcohol, caused the headache.  In their experiment with rats that got migraines, they made sure the rats stayed well hydrated and provided alcohol that was impurity free.

The rats that got migraines had more pain several hours after alcohol consumption than the rats that didn’t get migraines.

Whether or not the study applies to humans, is not clear.  However, if you do experience your share of headaches after drinking alcohol and also suffer from migraines, this may be why.

 

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