In US population studies, the prevalence of migraine is approximately 18% in women and 6% in men. About 90% of sufferers have moderate or severe pain and 75% have a reduced ability to function during the headache attacks. One third require bed rest during an attack. A study at the Mayo Clinic showed the incidence […]
As a child, I endured every form of abuse. Both of my parents were mentally and emotionally abusive. I was beaten and experienced two severe head injuries that were never treated. One incident involved falling head first out of a moving vehicle. My brother grabbed my legs, but my head hit the pavement several times […]
Migraine is assumed to be a disabling neurovascular disease with various manifestations that affect the vasculature as well as the physiology of the brain. Migraine is categorized either as episodic headache (<15 pain days a month) or chronic (>15 pain days a month). It is also understood that migraine is associated with hyper sensory sensitivities […]
On February 2nd, 2017, Thursday morning at 10 am Central time, I will be on ONE RADIO NETWORK (see schedule here). On this talk show I will present my views about the causes of migraines. The talk show invites advance emailed-in questions to email@example.com, as well as live call-ins during the show at: 888.663.6386. Here is […]
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
Grains cause more harm than you think. They are addictive, prevent nutrient absorption, cause gastrointestinal upset and obesity.
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.