Holiday Headaches……Let’s Say No!
We say it every year — where did the time go? We are already past Halloween and now Thanksgiving is sneaking up on us…and Christmas is not far behind.
Do you find the holiday season — although fun and exciting — a time of stress and busyness? Do you even find yourself suffering with more migraines as a result of the added stress?
Unfortunately, stress is one of the most prevalent migraine triggers there is. As the holiday season gets closer and close, so our lives become more and more hectic. As you well know, stress is something migraine sufferers would rather avoid, but at this busy time of year, that is sometimes pretty impossible. But, as a migraine sufferer both of us need to find ways to deal with that stress so that the frequency and severity of migraine attacks can be lessened, and we can better enjoy this festive time of year.
Haven’t Changed Anything in Your Diet But Getting Fatter? You are positive that you’re not eating more food or “junkier” food but you’re still gaining weight. I know exactly what that feels like. It has happened to me, and I know it is extremely frustrating and discouraging. You begin to wonder how on earth this can be happening to you – and why is it happening to you.
Is this possible?
Yes! You are NOT crazy!
And here’s why…..
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!
Have you said “bye bye” to sleeping through the night?
Are you feeling exhausted or “running on stress hormones” all day?
Not to worry, I have some great tips (and an amazing recipe) for you!
The science of sleep is fascinating, complicated and growing.
Sleep is this daily thing that we all do and yet we’re just beginning to understand all of the ways it helps us and all of the factors that can affect it.
Lack of sleep affects just about everything in your body and mind. People who get less sleep tend to be at higher risk for so many health issues like diabetes, heart disease, and certain types of cancer; not to mention effects like slower metabolism, weight gain, hormone imbalance, and inflammation. And don’t forget the impact lack of sleep can have on moods, memory and decision-making skills.
Do you know that lack of sleep may even negate the health benefits of your exercise program? (Gasp!)
OMG – What aspect of health does sleep not affect???
Knowing this it’s easy to see the three main purposes of sleep:
How do you know if you have adrenal fatigue? A few years ago, I was so tired all the time and I just couldn’t figure out what was going on. Being tired is something we all deal with – a simple part of life that we cannot escape. But how do you know when your tiredness is normal or something you should pay more attention to? Adrenal fatigue affects a significant number of people in various ways, and you could be dealing with it right now without even knowing.
Sugar/Food Cravings Got You Down? For some, it’s a very difficult journey trying to become a healthier person. We dread having to give up some of those not-so-healthy foods and things we love – especially those foods we “binge” on.
When you do make the determined effort to get on a healthier course and healthier diet, to begin with people are often so enthusiastic and determined that the momentum is great once you’ve made that decision to change your life.