Mineral Dynamics and the Stress Response in Migraine

Mineral Dynamics and the Stress Response in Migraine

In the first part of this series, I went over the basic physiology of the stress response and how it is regulated by the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis. You can read part 1 here for context. The primary focus in my coaching practice is on mineral balancing....
Why Taking Magnesium Might Exacerbate Your Migraines

Why Taking Magnesium Might Exacerbate Your Migraines

The idea that those with migraine need – and will automatically benefit from – taking magnesium is seen as one of those universal truths.  You can find many accounts online of people who started taking magnesium and suddenly no longer have migraines. As...
Why Eat Liver for Migraine, and How to Do it!

Why Eat Liver for Migraine, and How to Do it!

I realize this post will be off-putting to those who are vegetarian or vegan and follow my blog – and to my parents, both of whom are plant-based eaters, ie, more-or-less vegan. I also used to be vegan. It will probably be off-putting to most of the meat-eaters out...
Part 1. Motherhood and Migraine: a Double Whammy

Part 1. Motherhood and Migraine: a Double Whammy

My chronic migraines coincided with my inelegant and devastating initiation into motherhood with a c-section operation. I had migraines before becoming a mother, but the perfect storm of surgery, medications, sleep-deprivation, and years of breast-feeding put me into...