If you suffer from migraines, you are not alone. Over 10 million Americans are suffering right along with you.

migraine relieftSome migraines can be extremely severe and can last from a few hours to several days. They can also occur as frequently as several times a week to only a few times each year.  But no matter how often you have them, they are always debilitating.  I know, I used to have them too.

Medicine is not winning the war on migraines. Out of all migraine medications available only a small percentage of people find that their meds actually treat the pain itself.  The pharmacology companies are working frantically to find meds that will help reduce the causes of migraine, but they aren’t gaining ground.    Meds simply don’t reduce migraine frequency.

The reason these meds are so unsuccessful is because they fail to treat the cause of the migraine.  Not everyone has a migraine for the same reason.  So instead, pharma focuses on treating your symptoms, but it often doesn’t work. Migraines are not just a big headache.  Migraines are a symptom of a much, much bigger problem.

By changing the approach to migraine treatment, most of my patients are able to see an impressive improvement and are often migraine free within just a few weeks.

You may be surprised to learn that there are over 20 different causes of migraine headaches. By understanding and correcting the behavior that leads to migraines, it may be possible to avoid them altogether. With a set of questions regarding certain symptoms, such as anxiety, menstrual cramps, constipation and others that go along with these migraines, we are able to understand the cause of your migraines.

To get you started, below are the most common causes of migraines as well as the symptoms, ways to begin identifying the problem areas and treatments that you can begin using on your own right now.

Food Allergy

    • Symptoms
      • Fatigue, brain fog, joint or muscle pain, sinus congestion, etc.
    • Test
      • Be tested for wheat and gluten allergies
      • Test stool and urine for yeast or bacterial imbalances
    • Treatment
      • Eliminate gluten, dairy, eggs and yeast from diet
      • Corn may also need to be eliminated
      • Add enzymes, probiotics, and omega-3 fats to your diet

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 Chemical Triggers

    • The Cause
      • Processed Foods in diet
        • This includes, aspartame, MSG, nitrates, sulfites and tyramine
    • Treatment
      • Remove foods with additives, sweeteners, sulfites or process items from your diet
      • Add whole foods and phytonutrients to your diet

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Hormonal Imbalances

  • The Cause
    • Premenstrual Symptoms
      • Such as: Bloating, cravings, irritability, cramps, etc.
    • The Test
      • Blood or Saliva hormone testing looks for too much estrogen
    • Treatment
      • Eat whole-foods – flax, broccoli, cabbage, cauliflower, etc.
      • Take Magnesium and B6 supplements
      • Avoid alcohol, caffeine, and sugar
      • Exercise and reduce stress

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Magnesium Deficiency

  • The Symptoms
    • Headaches, constipation, anxiety, insomnia, irritability, etc.
  • The Test
    • Test red blood cells for magnesium
  • The Treatment
    • Magnesium glycinate, citrate or aspartame to loosen bowels
    • Consult your doctor if you have kidney disease.

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It is estimated that one out of every five Americans suffer from migraines, which costs society an average of $24 billion each year. If you focus on getting to the bottom of the cause, real migraine relief can finally be yours. 

 

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