How Gut Microbes Affect Brain Health: What I Learned About Migraines Today

gut microbes affect brain health

Digestive disorders are one of the major causes of chronic disease. Poor digestion reduces your ability to absorb nutrients from food. It also depletes your immune system, because 3/4 of your immune response originates in the gut. The funny thing is, an important part of your digestive process has nothing to do with your own biochemistry: It is controlled … Read more

Mitochondria and Disease: What I Learned About Migraines Today

The mitochondria are organisms that evolved from bacteria and joined us on this journey we call life. They are living things with their own DNA and lifecycle, which happen to live inside the cells of our bodies.  We need the mitochondria because they generate energy for our cells. When the mitochondria don’t produce enough energy, the cells … Read more

Mitochondria and Chronic Fatigue: What I Learned About Migraines Today

How mitochondria make energy

Are the mitochondria responsible for chronic fatigue? These little organisms live inside our cells and generate chemical energy, called ATP. ATP is what our bodies use to power the cells. When the mitochondria don’t function optimally, they don’t create enough energy. The result: you are exhausted right down to your cells. You don’t have the energy to move, … Read more

Mitochondrial DNA and Migraines: What I Learned About Migraines Today

Mitochondrial DNA and Migraines

PubMed lists 67301 papers about mitochondrial DNA. Of those, 113 come up with the added keyword “migraine”. I learned right away right away that: Certain mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) variants and haplogroups have been found to be associated with neurological disorders … by affecting the ATP production on high-energy demanding organs, such as the brain. (1) … Read more

Cell Genetics and Stress: What I Learned About Migraines Today

mitochondria dna

I’m reading Dr. Angela Stanton’s book Fighting the Migraine Epidemic and happened upon an interesting statement about genetics this morning: The turning on of a gene is not done by your father or mother or their parents but by the environment inside and around your cells. So we have these “migraine genes” that lay dormant … Read more

New Series: What I Learned About Migraines Today

what I learned about migraines today

Many excellent scientists and migraine advocates are working together to try and find answers about this disease. There are solutions out there, and some are rapidly gaining credibility. New ideas and research results are being reported every single day. Since I dedicated myself to finding solutions that actually work, I’ve been learning so much about migraines … Read more

7 Ways to Prevent Migraines While Dieting

prevent migraines while dieting

You’d love to shed a few pounds, but you’re hesitant. You know that eating regular meals is one of your best strategies for preventing migraines. Cutting back on calories has never worked out, because you just end up with a migraine. So you’re worried that any change in your diet will just make your migraines worse. … Read more

7 Ways Psychology Research is Improving Lives of Migraine Sufferers

psychology research helping migraines

This is a guest post from Marcus at psysci.co. Suffering with migraine headaches is an experience like no other. The aura of light which can move across your visual field is uniquely disturbing; the progression of the pain through your head is uniquely excruciating; and the effects on your lifestyle are uniquely debilitating. One of the … Read more

5 Migraine Recovery Stories to Give You Hope

migraine recovery stories

Sometimes it seems like you’ll never get better. You keep searching for answers, trying new treatments, changing your habits, and nothing really helps. Sometimes, the most promising solutions actually make your migraines worse. It’s easy to lose hope. Some days you feel like giving up. But migraine doesn’t give up, so you won’t either. Somewhere … Read more

4 Surprising Reasons You’re Exhausted and How to Get Your Energy Back

get your energy back

Migraine is a time management nightmare. You avoid making plans because you never know how you’ll feel that day. Your relationships are suffering because you can’t commit to spending time with your family and friends. You wish you had the energy to be there. You live in fear of the times you absolutely have to … Read more

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