Jaidyn’s Diligent Approach to Her Migraine Attacks
Imagine the sides of your forehead pinching in while pain radiates across your entire face. That’s how Jaidyn’s extreme migraine attacks felt. And they started when she was just in 4th grade! Jaidyn had trouble falling asleep due to the frequency and severity of the…
Weight: is it associated with migraine?
Being overweight or obese is associated with chronic migraine. Many studies have confirmed this. In consequence, physicians are taught to advise people with migraine to «lose weight». Is there anything more frustrating than being told that «you should lose weight?» Like it was an easy…
Weight loss : tips for the person with migraine…or, really, anyone
Your weight is a reflection of your genes, environment, and lifestyle choices. You can’t change your genes, but you can modify your environment and lifestyle. Being overweight or obese increases the risk of chronic headaches. (See this post) Environment: It is common in North America…
Hydration and Migraine
Dehydration is a common trigger for migraines, but how does it happen, and what can we do to prevent it? Dehydration occurs when the body loses more liquid than it takes in. We have to consider what gets in, what gets out and the body…
Understanding migraine triggers is a helpful tool for managing migraine. While triggers can be different for everyone and there is no single trigger that all migraine sufferers experience, there are some triggers that are common, especially when it comes to diet. How many people report…
Checklist : Healthy nutrition for migraine
Here is an easy checklist of healthy changes you can make to your diet that could help your migraine. Do this before you engage in any more complicated diet. Drink more water, herbal tea Drink less juice, caffeine, alcohol Stop drinking sodas Do not skip…
The ketogenic diet for migraine
What is the history of the ketogenic diet? Is it true it works for epilepsy? The ketogenic diet was designed in the 1920s to help control seizures in epileptic children. The traditional treatment for epilepsy was fasting (going for an extended period of time without…
Natural supplements for migraine
Different nutraceuticals and supplements have been studied for migraine prevention. These products are often perceived as safer and “more natural”. Overall, supplements are active substances and should be managed quite like medications. A few comments can be made on supplements. Table: Overview of nutraceuticals used…
Caffeine: a blessing and a curse
Coffee is everywhere in our society, with Starbucks and Tim Hortons at every corner. Drinking coffee is part of our social events and routines. Caffeine is a central nervous system stimulant that plays a dual role in migraine, being both beneficial and harmful. Caffeine is…
The Ping Pong theory : is migraine a cause or a consequence?
Is my stress causing my migraines? I find that having migraines is one major cause of stress for me! And these neck tensions…cause or consequence of migraine? As you have might have read, the migraine brain is a complex organ with a very particular software….
Nutrition is one aspect of lifestyle that deserves some attention in one’s quest to manage a migraine disorder. Migraine is a complex neurobiochemical process – meaning it affects the nervous and biochemical systems of the body. Food is the fuel that makes our engines run….
THE MIGRAINE TREE
- ACUTE TREATMENTS
- DEVICES AND NEUROMULATIOIN
- PREVENTIVE TREATMENTS
- PROCEDURES AND INJECTIONS
- SELF-CARE AND LIFESTYLE
- SOCIAL LIFE