• Constipation and migraine Pic of a dog looking constipated
    Diet,  Medication,  Migraine,  Supplements

    Migraine and Constipation – Approved Advice About What To Do

    Constipation and I go way back. We have been lifelong companions though not friends. I can confidently say that after decades, I now have the upper-hand and rarely fall into the “strained” relationship. OK, pardon the pun. As a registered dietitian, I am sure that my professional and personal experience can help you with migraine and constipation.

  • 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…

  • Help to manage migraine by attaining and maintaining optimal levels of vitamin D
    Migraine,  Science/Research,  Sleep,  Supplements

    How Vitamin D Can Help Manage Migraine

    There are very few studies exploring vitamin D and migraine. That didn’t stop me from reading the scientific literature to get me closer to a possible connection.  Could supplementing with vitamin D help prevent migraine symptoms? We’re all looking for pieces to our personal “migraine puzzle.” I watched a series of videos from a neurologist who strongly believes that there is a relationship. This study suggests that vitamin D may play a role.  From what I have read, I think the answer is yes for some people and possibly for many. What Is Vitamin D? First, a little about vitamin D. It’s not really a vitamin but a hormone.  I’ll continue to refer…

  • 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.…

  • 5 Nutrients / Supplements proven to help to treat migraine symptoms. #Migraine #ChronicMigraine #Magnesium #Supplements
    Migraine,  Science/Research,  Supplements

    5 Proven Migraine Supplements You Must Know About

    The evidence for nutritional supplements to help with migraine prevention and treatment of active attacks exists. We wish there were bigger studies on migraine supplements so that more doctors in primary care and general neurology would learn some of the things that certified headache specialists know – they work! So, since social media continues to transform how people with migraine educate themselves, we hope this little summary of the five most effective migraine supplements can help you soothe your own cranky neurons. Please understand that “most effective” means that there has been enough research plus clinical observations in the medical community to deem these 5 supplements as probably or possibly…

  • a picture of ginger root the can help treat migraine
    Migraine,  Science/Research,  Supplements

    The Gist About Ginger For Migraine Treatment

    Ginger first showed up on our radar in 2016 during the first annual Migraine World Summit. Dr. Michael Greger told us about a double-blinded randomized clinical study where ginger and sumatriptan were tested side by side. We were more than surprised to learn that ginger was found to be as effective as powerful migraine medication. The study took 100 patients and divided them into two groups. They were randomly assigned to receive either a 250mg capsule of powdered ginger rhizome or 50mg tablet of sumatriptan. The patients were evaluated over the course of a month to measure how they responded to the medication they were given during five subsequent migraine…

  • Jennifer discusses how she overcame chronic vestibular migraine, from diagnosis to healing and how she made it through and leads a normal life. #vestibularmigraine #vestibulardisorder #chronicillness
    Diet,  Exercise,  Supplements,  The Treatment Pie,  Vestibular Migraine

    Drowning in Symptoms: How I Overcame Chronic Vestibular Migraine

    The Night That Changed My Life One perfectly normal night in April 2016 I went to bed feeling healthy. I turned over in my sleep in the middle of the night and felt hard, room spinning vertigo. I was instantly nauseous and vomited for the next few hours but, by late morning the next day, I felt mostly recovered. As long as I was upright I felt normal, but if I laid back I felt hard room spinning vertigo again. I had what seemed like textbook Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (BPPV). BPPV happens when calcium carbonate crystals located deep in the inner ear get knocked out of position. These crystals…