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Homemade Granola

Homemade Granola

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 […]

energy drinks

energy drinks

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 […]

Migraines:  Interview and Q&A

Migraines: Interview and Q&A

Below is a portion of a ‘Web Extra’ with Dr. David Dodick, released after an exceptional 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 […]

Reporter Experiences Migraine On-Air

Reporter Experiences Migraine On-Air

Imagine the fear Serene Branson felt as she attempted to complete this on-air report (click here to watch),  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 […]

New Name for Aspartame

New Name for Aspartame

NOTICE: Aspartame has been rebranded. Excellent information in this Huffington Post link http://www.huffingtonpost.com/dr-mercola/americas-deadliest-sweete_b_630549.html Here’s an excerpt: “Aspartame is the most controversial food additive in history, and its approval for use in food was the most contested in FDA history. In the end, the artificial sweetener was […]

Aluminum?

Aluminum?

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 […]

Deep Breathing for Relaxation

Deep Breathing for Relaxation

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 […]

Deep Breathing for Migraine Management

Deep Breathing for Migraine Management

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 […]