Category: News & Ideas

Homemade Granola

Posted by May 11, 2016

I was up at 5.00 this morning, so took the time (!) to try a new recipe for Homemade Granola. Until now, I’ve been buying a Gluten Free (though super-sugary, super-fatty) Health Store brand, so I was pretty excited at the prospect of making my own. I created a slightly altered version of an excellent recipe from cookieandkate.com (so good)- click here to get the recipe. What…

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caffeine drinks

Posted by March 4, 2013

Remember the early nineties when JOLT Cola came out? It was one of those jokey products you would take to a party and (preposterously) dare your friends to drink. Products that were good for a laugh because they were an exaggeration of things we already had or had and didn’t need or couldn’t possibly imagine needing. But look at us now. Joke’s over, because someone,…

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Below is a portion of the ‘Web Extra’ with Dr. David Dodick after a very interesting one hour interview on NPR’s the Diane Rehm Show. Both are found at the following link (definitely worth a listen/read) http://thedianerehmshow.org/shows/2012-08-16/living-migraine-and-search-new-treatments Web Extra: Dr. David Dodick Answers Audience Questions Is there a correlation between migraine and epilepsy? How are migraines diagnosed in children? Dr. David Dodick of the Mayo…

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Imagine the fear Serene Branson felt as she attempted to complete this on-air report (click image below),  especially if this is the first migraine she has ever experienced. The inability to speak, blurred (or disrupted) vision, numb limbs and head pain are terrifying to even the most experienced migraineur. Wishing you good luck as you comes to terms with the publicity and migraine, Serene.

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New Name for Aspartame

Posted by July 31, 2010

Aspartame has been rebranded; excellent information in this Huffington Post link http://www.huffingtonpost.com/dr-mercola/americas-deadliest-sweete_b_630549.html

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Aluminum?

Posted by March 18, 2010

Research for The Migraine Diet has made me acutely aware of my health and the what I put into my body. I’ve written a chapter about TOXINS in The Migraine Diet with regard to how they may be related to the frequency and severity of migraine attacks and last year I decided to try AluminumFree deodorants to see if cutting aluminum-heavy products from daily use…

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Focused breathing and effort toward relaxation are often combined for great health benefit and can drastically alter how we manage stress in our daily lives. It has even been reported that studied medidations can be responsible for lowered levels of lactate in the blood. The following link is a good starter for ‘Breathing and Relaxation’ techniques. http://www.webmd.com/migraines-headaches/guide/relaxation-techniques

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I am a firm believer in the positive effects of proper, consistent breathing techniques as a preventative to migraine. I’ve often noticed my tendency to hold my breath or breath in quick, shallow puffs when cold, nervous or fatigued and I’m just now seeing that I can counter that tendency and do the opposite with proper awareness, technique and effort. Proper technique and awareness are of absolute…

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