• Vitamin D and Migraine
    Migraine,  Science/Research,  Sleep,  Supplements

    The Vitamin D and Migraine Connection from a Professional with Migraine

    Do you know that approximately 42% of people with chronic migraine are considered lacking enough serum Vitamin D? Let's take a deep dive into the often overlooked relationship between Vitamin D and migraine. As a registered dietitian with migraine, I am especially interested in keeping you updated with published research, my own experience and observations. What about Vitamin D and headache? We all know migraine is more than a headache, but millions suffer from headaches. And, many of us also get headaches that are not associated with our full migraine attacks. We’re all looking for pieces to our personal “migraine puzzle" and I'm confident that for some of you, Vitamin…

  • Girl with migraine
    Alternative Therapies,  Exercise,  Migraine,  Sleep

    5 Effective Steps For Natural Migraine Prevention: S.E.E.D.S.

    Even though migraine affects 1 out of 7 Americans annually and is a leading cause of outpatient and emergency department visits, many people still think of migraine as “just a headache.” [1] When people call migraine “a headache,” they minimize migraine and its symptoms. First, migraine is a genetic neurologic disease. Second, migraine has an array of disabling symptoms, with headache as just one of the symptoms. Finally, because migraine is a disease that we live with every day, it needs to be managed daily. This article will focus on natural migraine prevention method, such as S.E.E.D.S., to successfully manage migraine disease............

  • Charleston,  Diet,  Episodic Migraine,  Heal Your Headache,  Medication,  Migraine,  Rebound,  Sleep,  Supplements,  The Bucket Theory

    Minimizing Migraine Attacks: What I wish I knew…

    There is so much I wish I knew about minimizing migraine when my frequency of attacks was ramping up a few years ago.  I would have avoided chonifying and been so much healthier had this blog site been available to me just a few years ago. I know you don’t feel lucky to ONLY have episodic migraine, but count your lucky stars that you haven’t “chronified.”  Social media, has changed the way people educate and help themselves today. You have so many more resources to help you get better. I assume you have episodic migraine that is worsening and you are here trying to figure out what to do to…

  • a rabbit going down a hole after the root cause of migraine
    Chronic Migraine,  Diet,  Migraine,  Science/Research,  Sleep,  Supplements,  The Bucket Theory,  The Treatment Pie

    What Is The Root Cause of Migraine

    Back in my early days of episodic migraine I didn’t give much thought to the root cause of migraine attacks.  It wasn’t until I had chronic migraine (defined as 15 or more days per month with migraine symptoms) that I started to wonder what the heck was causing my once full life to get smaller and smaller.  Once I was satisfied that it was “just” migraine and not a brain tumor or aneurysm ready to blow, I wanted to know what was wrong with my body so I could fix it. What was my root cause of migraine? The Question of Why? What is MY Root Cause of Migraine? My interest…

  • Sleep,  Tinnitus,  Vertigo,  Vestibular Migraine

    Smart Strategies to Help Ease Sleeping Challenges with Vestibular Migraine

    A Vestibular Migraine diagnosis can add challenges to getting quality sleep.  As a result, sensitivity to movement, tinnitus and vertigo all hinder quality sleep.   Read on to learn some usable tips for dealing with these troublesome symptoms while encouraging your best rest. What to do about Tinnitus Many VMers in our closed Facebook group Migraine Strong reported having difficulty falling asleep due to tinnitus (ear ringing) that is particularly bothersome when it’s quiet. While it goes against other sleep advice, our members with tinnitus feel it’s helpful to mask tinnitus by falling asleep to sound. I agree that falling asleep with a little sound helps me feel more relaxed than I…

  • Migraine,  Sleep,  Supplements,  The Treatment Pie

    Sleep: The Often Overlooked & Underrated Migraine Treatment

    The relationship between sleep and migraine is a complicated one. Too little sleep and also too much sleep can provoke symptoms. There are times when a migraine attack can happen while we’re sleeping causing us to wake up symptomatic. Yet other times, sleep can help us kick out an attack.  This means sleep can be both a trigger AND a treatment. According to The American Migraine Foundation people living with migraine are up to eight times more likely to have sleep problems than the general population making poor sleep a real risk factor. If we want to feel good and stay free of painful attacks, restful sleep is critically important.…