I Want versus I NeedI received a message the other day in my Facebook migraine group from one of the members. I am sharing this message (with the migraineur’s permission) because it brought home a few points that most of us don’t ever think about. (There is minor editing and emphasis for clarity). “Last night […]
Do Nitrates Have Anything to do with Migraines?A recent article published found that higher levels of nitrates correlate with migraine. This research intrigued me. Many migraineurs I work with in my migraine group on Facebook announce shortly after joining the group that nitrates in their food causes migraines for them. This is very odd because human saliva contains […]
Whole milk is a perfect electrolyte that can help treat and prevent migraines
On Sunday, April 14, 2013 I woke up with a headache.This wasn’t unusual for me; I had battled chronic headaches and occasional migraines for over ten years. I had tried almost every available solution, but never found relief.This headache was worse than normal, but since I had already made plans with my dad to hike […]
We now understand that brain regions that are starved of energy and that are not able to generate action potential cause abnormal synaptic transmissions. Yet rather than replenishing the brain by restocking nutrients, the current favorite treatment method is some form of serotonin medicine, such as triptans for aborting an ongoing migraine, or serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs or SNRIs) for prevention for both migraines and depression.
We all know that sugar is bad for us but we cannot resist it. Why not? Expert Robert Lustig MD, reasoned on 60-Minutes that for humans in nature all sweet tasting things are edible and not poisonous. There are no toxins in nature that taste sweet, and thus, evolutionarily speaking, favoring sweet things is predetermined […]
Before puberty, migraines are three times more frequent in males than in females but after puberty the tides turn and females are more likely to suffer from migraines than males. An Oxford study found that females are twice as likely to have migraines and that “brains are deferentially affected by migraine in females compared with males. Furthermore, the […]
What is the anatomy of a migraine? Do migraines have an anatomy, a location map, in the same way heart disease does? Sure, migraine happens in the brain and we feel the pain in our head if there is pain – not all migraines come with pain, but does the pain guide us to a […]