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Migraines

A Diet Rich in Omega-3 Can Reduce Migraine Frequency and Intensity

Eating a diet higher in omega-3 fatty acids could reduce the frequency and intensity of migraine headaches, according to an interesting study published in the prominent British Medical Journal last week.  The study, which recruited more than 180 adults with frequent migraines (about 5 to 20 per month), randomly assigned participants into one of three diet plans to evaluate the effects of omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids in migraine inception and progression. The skinny on healthy fats Omega-3 and omega-6...
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Magnesium for Migraines – is it Enough?

Studies have shown migraine sufferers with poor cerebrovascular tone have low levels of magnesium. Magnesium is a natural mineral that is necessary for healthy bodily function as it promotes heart health, stabilizes blood pressure, regulates nerve and muscle function, and builds bone, DNA, and protein. Magnesium is intimately involved in the control of N-methyl-D-aspartate (NMDA) glutamate receptors which play an important role in pain transmission in the nervous system and in the regulation of cerebral blood flow. Magnesium ions plug...
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More Than a Headache: The Social Impact of Migraines

Migraine is a common yet exceedingly debilitating neurological disease. According to the Global Burden Disease Study, migraines are among the top five most disabling conditions in the world, costing nations and individuals billions of dollars every year in productivity loss and healthcare expenditures. But the burden of migraines is not just economic. More than 90 percent of migraineurs report being unable to work or function normally during an attack, which can last anywhere between 4 hours to 3 days. Several...
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Ginger Tea Recipes: Tasty Beverage with Many Health Benefits

Ginger is one of the most widely used herbs in the world and has many health benefits. It is native to Asia but cultivated in the West Indies, Jamaica, and Africa. Tea is the most gentle form of consuming ginger. Ginger tea is a healthy beverage made from peeling and grating fresh ginger root, immersing it in boiling water, and simmering the tea for 15 to 20 minutes depending on the desired strength. Ginger for Headaches & Migraines Ginger tea has...
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Ocular Migraine vs. Visual Migraine – What’s the Difference?

Not all migraine sufferers experience the head pain commonly associated with migraine attacks. Some people experience a type of silent migraine with visual disturbance but no head pain. “Ocular migraine” also known as “retinal migraine” is often confused with “visual migraine” which is a symptom of visual changes or vision loss resulting from the aura phase of the common migraine. However, for people who experience ocular migraines, the visual changes are a little different and can be very frightening as...
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What is a Migraine? Symptoms, Types and Migraine Statistics

Men, women, and children can experience migraines which are usually accompanied with severe, throbbing/pulsating head pain usually on one side of the head. Migraines and can last from 2 to 72 hours, or even days. Migraine is the most common type of vascular headache and can be divided into migraine with aura (classic migraine) and migraine without aura (common migraine). Associated symptoms may include nausea, vomiting, and sensitivity to light, sound, or smell. The pain is generally made worse by...
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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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What Migraineurs Can Learn From Olympic Athletes

Going for the Gold: What Migraineurs can learn from Olympic Athletes With the eyes of the entire world on the Olympics, we marvel when we think of the stamina and perseverance it must have taken to win the opportunity to compete at such a level.
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Ginger: a healthy spice with a growing list of important health benefits

In its natural form, ginger root has been used as a “cure” in many cultures for thousands of years, especially in Chinese medicine.  Now even conventional, allopathic clinicians and researchers are starting to recognize its benefits. Anti‐inflammatory, antioxidant, antitumor, and antiulcer effects of ginger have been proven in many scientific studies.  Ginger contains over 200 hundred natural compounds some of which can help to reduce inflammation, pain, and risk for several chronic conditions according to recent studies. Here is a...
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Is Hormone Replacement Therapy Worth the Risk?

Women experiencing symptoms of menopause should consider natural alternatives to hormone replacement therapy (HRT). There are many known side-effects to hormone replacement therapy making all natural options a sensible alternative.
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Lifetime Television “The Balancing Act” Interviews Creator of MigreLief

Lifetime Television “The Balancing Act” Interviews Curt Hendrix, Creator of MigreLief, Regarding Chronic Migraine 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 to prevent debilitating migraines from occurring in the first place. Learn about your nutritional options. Watch the interview below, and visit MigreLief.com for more information.  
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