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.
Topamax is one of the most dangerous drugs in the prescription market today. Not only is it a diet pill made from sugar derivatives (actually a sugar substitute) but it uses two dangerous methods to achieve what several classes of drugs normally do separately and thus with one medicine it affects and potentially damages two circuitries in the brain. Topamax should be prescribed with a lot more care!
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 […]