If you suffer from migraines, you know from experience that prescription medication can only do so much to help relieve your suffering. You also know that your next headache could still strike at any time, and as a result, you may lead a life of fear and trepidation, never knowing when the responsibilities of work and family will once again fall victim to your throbbing skull. Unfortunately, despite the many advances in medicine, there is still no real cure for the migraine headache. In The Migraine Miracle, a neurologist with a personal history of migraines offers readers the revolutionary dietary cure that has worked for him and continues to work for his patients: a diet low in wheat, sugar, and processed foods, and high in organic, protein-rich animal products. The book also explores the link between inflammation, diet, and migraines, and contains a 21-day meal plan to help readers change the way they eat. By following this easy meal plan, millions of sufferers will discover a life free from symptoms—once and for all. The book includes comprehensive, research-based information that explains what the brain goes through during a migraine headache, the phases of the migraine, and how a diagnosis is made. It also explores the risks and benefits of migraine medication, natural remedies for migraines, dietary migraine triggers, and detailed, specific instructions for a migraine-free eating plan. If you have tried migraine medicine but have not found real relief, it’s time to try something new. By changing the way you eat, and understanding what foods can trigger your migraine, you can start feeling better longer, without the threat of a migraine always looming over everything you do.
A “must-have guide” to reducing symptoms related to migraine, vertigo, and Meniere’s disease, including over 75 trigger-free recipes (Mark Hyman, MD, director of the Cleveland Clinic Center for Functional Medicine). In The Migraine Relief Plan, certified health and wellness coach Stephanie Weaver outlines a new, step-by-step lifestyle approach to reducing migraine frequency and severity. Using the latest research, extensive testing, and her own experience with a migraine diagnosis, Weaver has designed an accessible plan to help those living with migraine, headaches, or Meniere’s disease. Over the course of eight weeks, the plan gradually transitions readers into a healthier lifestyle, including key behaviors such as regular sleep, trigger-free eating, gentle exercise, and relaxation techniques. The book also collects resources—shopping lists, meal plans, symptom tracking charts, and kitchen-tested recipes for breakfast, lunch, snacks, and dinner—to provide the necessary tools for success. The Migraine Relief Plan encourages readers to eat within the guidelines while still helping them follow personal dietary choices, like vegan or Paleo, and navigate challenges, such as parties, work, and travel. An essential resource for anyone who lives with head pain—or their loved ones—this book will inspire you to rethink your attitude toward health and wellness.
Following the publication of her first book, The Migraine Relief Plan, a step-by-step plan to achieve a healthier lifestyle for those who suffer severe migraines and chronic illnesses, and those who care for them, Stephanie Weaver received a flood of requests from readers seeking more recipes. She spent the next few years expanding her research, meticulously testing new recipes, and interviewing a wide range of health professionals, advocates, patients, and caregivers. The result is The Migraine Relief Plan Cookbook, an essential guide to healthier eating and mindful living, which aims to help readers mitigate the symptoms of severe migraines, headaches, and other chronic illnesses. It also features a foreword by nutrition scholar Margaret Slavin, PhD, RDN, and neurology professor Dawn C. Buse, PhD. The 100 delicious, plan-friendly recipes of The Migraine Relief Plan Cookbook include foods for every meal of the day, plus snacks, drinks, sauces, and condiments, as well as solutions for weekly meal planning and preparing healthy, wholesome meals with leftovers. This robust selection of recipes, enhanced with Weaver’s favorite preparation tips and personal insights, empowers readers to take control of their eating habits. Her insightful interviews with health professionals, advocates, and patients explore the latest in migraine relief research. They offer tips for ongoing self-care and pain management. Paired with other lifestyle tips, such as managing sleep patterns, maintaining regular exercise, and optimizing hydration, this book will help readers benefit from a holistic approach to battling migraines and chronic pain. The Migraine Relief Plan Cookbook arms readers with the recipes, research, professional insight, and lifestyle tips necessary to face their symptoms head-on.
Product DescriptionSimple, Straight-to-the-Point Techniques Anyone Can Do to Reduce, Relieve and Prevent Chronic Migraines."I highly recommend reading Migraine Miracle. It opened my eyes to the heavy burdens of the past that can linger in our minds years later. After reading this book, I feel lighter, more energized, and have yet to have a migraine!" - Leigh Ann Parrish, Migraine Sufferer, Clinton, KY.What is a miracle? A miracle is an answer. A new beginning. A miracle is a force that makes what seems to be impossible, possible. What if you were told that the miracle you've been seeking is within yourself? That the miracle resides in you and in something that you can do anywhere and at any time?The Migraine Miracle is a step-by-step guide into the transition from being a migraine sufferer to a migraine survivor. This no-fluff self-help book takes you on a journey led by the words and wisdom of a migraine survivor who overcame her struggles and would now like to share her secret with others. Open your heart and mind. It's time to ignite the miracle fusing within you. It's time to be migraine-free.About the AuthorM.D. Gardner is a writer, teacher, mom and wife who suffered from chronic migraines for over half her lifetime. What began with the birth of her first child followed her relentlessly over the next 24 years. After trying most, if not all, marketed prescription and over-the-counter medication she resorted to social media to identify food triggers and home remedy concoctions. Matt, her husband, can attest to the night he came home to find her head covered in cinnamon paste and mistook it for blood...and thought she'd been attacked...M.D Gardner's discovery of the Migraine Miracle happened by accident and was the missing piece to finally, once-and-for-all allow her to become a migraine survivor instead of sufferer. Sharing it was never a question. She had to help those who, like her, found little or no long-term relief from traditional and various holistic practices. Now migraine-free, you can find M.D. traveling, writing, coaching volleyball and making up for all the time she missed with her family and dogs in rural Kentucky.
Young, healthy... and headaches free. Do you suffer Headaches? Discover the author's experience that got all that, and also solves your serious headache crisis through a new feeding. His testimonial story reveals a story of real improvement in which the author: regained health, improved his appearance, physical form, and energy, delayed his biological clock a couple of decades, and got rid of the suffering of chronic headache pain (a migraine). If you feel that: Your health problems are chronic and not resolved, but are aggravated Your weight shoots up over the years and gets out of control, you no longer feel attractive Your appearance deteriorates; you no longer recognize yourself because you look aged Learn how certain changes in your diet, and new lifestyle habits, will change your condition at all levels. With the reading of the book you will: Adjust your perfect weight without any effort or diets Your appearance goes back to the one you had years after, perhaps decades Your energy and wellbeing increase to a level unknown to you Learn how the author solved it Discover the nutritional secrets and wellbeing habits that led the author to the source of vibrant health and radiant youth. Read now and change your life in some weeks. BE 50 OR 60 BUT BE YOUNG AND FABULOUS
Living is a process of continuous transformation: we have been embryos, children, adolescents, thin, fat, sick, better again. And as humans, we are always at odds with at least one part of our bodies. Have we inherited the family nose? Is there nothing to be done for our finicky stomach or our limp hair? In the Flesh is an intelligent, witty, and provocative look at how we think about—and live within—our bodies. The editors and writers in this collection describe, in many voices, what human bodies feel now. Each author's candid essay focuses on one part of the body, and explores its function, its meanings, and the role it has played in his or her life. Written from both the male and female perspectives, contributors include Caroline Adderson, André Alexis, Taiaiake Alfred, Brian Brett, Trevor Cole, Dede Crane, Lorna Crozier, Candace Fertile, Stephen Gauer, Julian Gunn, Heather Kuttai, Susan Olding, Kate Pullinger, Merilyn Simonds, Richard Steel, Madeleine Thien, Sue Thomas, and Margaret Thompson.
“An important antidote to the dogmatic ‘kale and vitamins’ tone of most ‘self-help’ literature.” —Alexa Tsoulis-Reay, senior writer, New York magazine Popular blogger Ilana Jacqueline offers smart and savvy advice, humor, and practical tips for living with an invisible chronic illness. Do you live with a chronic, debilitating, yet invisible condition? You may feel isolated, out of step, judged, lonely, or misunderstood—and that’s on top of dealing with the symptoms of your actual illness. Take heart. You are not alone, although sometimes it can feel that way. Written by a blogger who suffers from an invisible chronic illness, Surviving and Thriving with an Invisible Chronic Illness offers peer-to-peer support to help you stay sane, be your own advocate, and get back to living your life. This compelling guide is written for anyone suffering with an illness no one can see—such as postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome (POTS), chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS), fibromyalgia, multiple chemical sensitivity (MCS), Lyme disease, lupus, dysautonomia, or even multiple sclerosis (MP). This book will tell you everything you need to know about living with a complicated, invisible condition—from how to balance sex, dating, and relationships to handling work and school with unavoidable absences. You’ll also learn to navigate judg-y or skeptical relatives and strangers and—most importantly—manage your medical care. Suffering from a chronic illness doesn’t mean you can’t live an active, engaged life. This book will show you how.
A migraine isn't just a headache, it is a neurological disease. Affecting one in five women, one in twenty men, and one in twenty children, it's a debilitating, complex, and chronic condition that manifests in a combination of symptoms that can include excruciating head pain as well as other distinctive physical and emotional effects. Yet it is also a disease that you can improve and manage, as Dr. Carolyn Bernstein has discovered in her 17 years as a practicing neurologist. Dr. Bernstein explains why migraines happen, why they are misdiagnosed, and why so few people get the right treatment for them. She reveals the latest research that shows that Migraine Brains share a hypersensitivity to stimuli and are more likely to experience a cascade of neurological reactions that cause common migraine symptoms. This breakthrough medical knowledge makes treatment and recovery possible with new migraine-specific drugs as well as with complementary treatments such as yoga, biofeedback and exercise. The Migraine Brain will equip you with the information you need to understand migraines and to help your family and colleagues understand that a migraine isn't just a headache: it's a serious, yet treatable, condition.
Pain is the body screaming to the mind saying "Danger, Danger" warning you to either sit still to avoid further injury or to do something about it. The span ranges from localized acute pain for injuries to long-term chronic pain. Pain exists in a relationship between the brain and the body within a complex network of nerves (neurons), hormones and psychological factors. Pain ranges the spectrum from irritating to agonizing. There are some medications and therapies around to help reduce pain sensations. Many people who use pain medication then get hooked on it and have a hard time breaking away, if ever. In extreme cases, the doctors will cut the nerves leading to the CNS in order to stop the pain signals from reaching the brain. There is fast, intense pain and a slow, low level, dull pain. Nobody really knows exactly where pain begins or where it ends but a salient factor is that the mind has a lot to do with its intensity and management.