The Brain Body Link: What I Learned About Migraines Today

brain body link

Your body’s physiological activity is orchestrated by a small gland buried deep inside your brain. The hypothalamus is the Chief Executive Officer of your endocrine system. It is the master gland, keeping track of everything that is happening inside your body and mind, and determining whether any changes are needed. Like any good executive, the hypothalamus doesn’t … Read more

Exercise Alternatives for Migraine: What I Learned About Migraines Today

exercise alternatives for migraine

You need to get some exercise, but migraine doesn’t let you. On a good day, you do the best you can to stay active, but you don’t want to push yourself too hard and end up with a migraine. Exercising doesn’t seem like a good plan when you’re doing so well. On a bad day you … Read more

Change is Good: What I Learned About Migraines Today

change is good

Migraines are so unpredictable, it is a real relief when you finally achieve some kind of stability. It’s far better to limit yourself and stay pain free than to live in constant fear of the next migraine attack. But it’s a mixed blessing. On one hand, it’s great to finally feel like you have some kind of control … 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

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

EZ Water Controversy: Healing Elixer or Marketing Hoax?

EZ water controversy

You’ve heard far too often that dehydration causes migraines. All you need to do is drink more water and you’ll be fine. Yeah, right. Maybe someday there will be something that can actually cure migraines, but you’re not buying into the idea that it is water. Still, every day you see someone else preaching the … Read more

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