Testing New Migraine Drugs: What I Learned About Migraines Today

new migraine drugs

Genetic research is starting to yield real results that can help migraineurs. A new drug, called Erenumab, is one of the early contenders. Erenumab is a medication designed to block the Calcitonin-Gene-Related-Peptide (CGRP) receptor, which is believed to play a role in migraines. This drug is currently being tested in placebo-controlled, double-blind medical trials. Clinical tests are showing positive … Read more…

Vitamin D and Chronic Pain: What I Learned About Migraines Today

vitamin D and chronic pain

Do you ever feel like you ache right down to your bones? Maybe this feeling isn’t just metaphorical. It is entirely possible that your bones are actually causing you pain. I’ve been reading the Power of Vitamin D by Dr. Sarfraz Zaidi. Part of the book focuses on how vitamin D deficiency can cause chronic pain. How Vitamin … Read more…

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…

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…

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…

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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