If  You Think it’s Just a Headache, You’ve Never Had a Migraine!

If You Think it’s Just a Headache, You’ve Never Had a Migraine!

If you think it’s just a headache, you’ve never had a migraine. As a migraine sufferer, isn’t this what you would like to tell people who either don’t understand migraines at all, or who say they understand because they’ve experienced bad headaches themselves?

Many people know very little about migraines – and have a tendency to think Migraine is just bad headaches that comes and goes in a couple of hours. Let’s face it, we’ve probably all had that type of headache at one time or another. 

After suffering with chronic and intense migraines for many years, I remember that my husband had a bad headache associated with high blood pressure –  lots of throbbing and pain for a few hours. Afterward, he looked at me and said, “Now I know how you feel when you get a migraine!” I’m sure as a migraine sufferer you know what my “not so nice” response was to that comment! 

How to Eat Healthy While Traveling

How to Eat Healthy While Traveling

How to Eat Healthy While Traveling
I know – the summer is pretty much over; a lot of children are back in school. Still, for business purposes or even for an upcoming holiday weekend, you might find yourself traveling soon. Perhaps a long-awaited vacation? Business trip? Something completely different? 

No matter where you’re going, you’re probably going to appreciate some quick and easy healthy food ideas. These can help you stay on track and help you bring, and find real food. While these tips can all be used right here at home, this is extra-important when you’re traveling. Traveling can throw your regular healthy habits off when you’re skipping time zones or even just being in a different place.

Surprising Weight Loss Strategies That Can Make Migraines Worse

Surprising Weight Loss Strategies That Can Make Migraines Worse

Surprising weight loss strategies that can make migraines worse.
There are many obvious advantages to maintaining a healthy body weight. Sometimes as a migraine sufferer you may be a little fearful though how a specific weight loss program may affect your migraines. There are some good reasons for you to be cautious. Did you know that some of your weight loss efforts can have an adverse effect on your migraines?

Some research suggests that there is an association between Body Mass Index (BMI) and the prevalence, severity and frequency of your migraines.

If you have migraines and want to lose weight, before you commit to a special weight loss program, make sure you are doing something that is healthy and will help your migraines rather than making them worse. 

Raw vs. Cooked – Which Contains More Vitamins and Minerals?

Raw vs. Cooked – Which Contains More Vitamins and Minerals?

Raw vs. Cooked – Which Contains More Vitamins and Minerals?
Have you heard the recommendation to eat certain foods (or all foods) raw?
Do you already eat a variety of healthy foods, and want to know how to get the most vitamins and minerals out of them?
You’re probably not surprised that there isn’t a “one size fits all” approach to maximizing the vitamins and minerals your body absorbs from foods.
Let me go over which types of foods are best eaten raw, and which ones are best eaten cooked to maximize their nutritional benefit.

Can Certain Foods Make a Difference with Migraines and Headaches?

Can Certain Foods Make a Difference with Migraines and Headaches?

Can Certain Foods Make A Difference With Migraines and Headaches? It is probably not news to the majority of migraine sufferers that most of us are in some way affected by the foods we eat. It can get complicated – some foods we know are triggers for us, and yet on some – more rare – occasions, we can eat that same food with no reaction……go figure!

Foods most likely to trigger migraines (and even some types of headaches) include wheat, milk, cheese, chocolate, coffee, sugar, peanuts, pork and chemical additives and preservatives.

The good new is that some foods do not cause or irritate headaches or migraines, and some foods  can even help prevent or alleviate headaches and migraines.

So here’s the deal – many adults have unknown food allergies. Did you know that a high percentage of headaches – and even migraines – involve food intolerances? You have probably experienced for yourself what many migraine sufferers have also experienced – fewer headaches after eliminating foods they hadn’t even realized they were allergic to!

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