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Avoid Common Thanksgiving Migraine Triggers

Common Thanksgiving Migraine Triggers and How to Avoid Them! The last few months of the year should be filled with joy and happiness, delicious food, family gatherings, and cozy weather, reminding us of what’s really important in life. But when you suffer from migraines, it’s easy to miss out on the fun and festivity. For migraineurs, many of the things that people love the most about the holidays – comfort food, scented candles, decorative lights, etc. – can also set...
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Migraine Prevention Tips

If you or a loved one is a “prisoner” of chronic migraine, this information could change your life. When it comes to chronic migraine, PREVENTION is by far the most sensible choice.  The alternative to prevention may be treating the symptoms of migraine pain for a lifetime.  Migraines should not be a lifestyle. A PROPER PREVENTIVE REGIMEN INCLUDES LIFESTYLE CHANGES AND PROVIDING NUTRITIONAL SUPPORT TO THE “MIGRAINE BRAIN.” Few physicians or researchers who are experts on migraines would deny that “STRESS”...
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Dehydration – Signs, Symptoms and Prevention

A vast majority of people are chronically dehydrated as they opt for more flavorful drink alternatives.  Unknowingly they become more dehydrated by drinking alcohol, sugary beverages, and caffeinated drinks in place of water which can lead to long term health conditions over time.   Many of these non-water drinks act like diuretics and cause the body to expel water it needs to rid itself of  cellular waste products and harmful inflammatory by-products, further compounding health issues.  Proper hydration is essential for...
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Migraines – Scents & Sensitivity

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

When you have migraines, knowing your triggers can mean the difference between avoiding a headache or getting one. Even though science is still not sure about what exactly causes migraines, experts know that everyday things like foods, drinks, sounds, smells, and medications can trigger one. That’s why when people are first diagnosed with migraines, they are advised to keep a diary to record details of their daily activities. Trigger trackers help many migraine sufferers reduce the frequency of their attacks...
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What can cause migraines?

What can cause migraines? The answer may vary depending on the individual. When the temperature climbs, so does the likelihood of developing a migraine or other severe headache. In one recent study, researchers found a 7.5% increase in headache risk for every 9 degrees Fahrenheit. Low barometric pressure, which often precedes rain, was linked to a small bump in non-migraine headaches. Strong smells — even nice ones — trigger migraines in many people. Why this happens is unclear, but the...
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The Anti-Migraine Diet

If you suffer from migraines, you know how much stress can contribute to certain attacks.  Of course illness can add to the stress of everyday life, so it makes sense, that the stronger our immune systems are in resisting illness, the less stress we will be exposed to, as well. Therefore eating a diet that contains foods that can reduce stress and enhance our immune systems, will not only increase our over-all wellness levels, but may also reduce the number...
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