Have you ever read those articles or testimonials that all I had to do was x and I was cured from migraines forever? I will never forget I was reading Oprah magazine and there was a woman who had written in that she had cured her migraines with one simple step, she stopped eating apples of all things. Testimonials like that drive me mad, because it gives the impression that everyone else’s migraines are simple, why can’t I crack this? Most people’s migraines just aren’t that simple.
If you read my earlier posts, you know I went to Dr. Mark Hyman’s practice the UltraWellness Center. And I am a big fan. A while back one of his articles caught my eye, “How to End Migraines.” In it he mentions that more than 10 million Americans have migraines, misery loves company am I right? They cost $13-$17 billion to our society’s healthcare costs. One study he mentioned found that migraine’s cost to employers exceeded 14.5 billion, 7.9 of that being do to absenteeism and 5.4 billion to diminished productivity. With all those extreme statistics why the heck aren’t people jumping up to do something about migraine? I think slowly big pharma has caught on with the advent of the CGRP drugs and the rush to market for those drugs, but it doesn’t seem like much else is being done on a macro level. My answer to that is for most people it’s just too complicated. Here let me explain.
In his article after describing a few extremely different migraine patients and their cures he states, “As you can see even though these patients all had the same symptoms, their treatment was different in each case… To heal migraines you have to locate the causes of your headaches and address these underlying issues if you want to be free of pain.” Then he goes on to discuss the 5 types of migraine.
1. Food Allergy/Bowel Gut Imbalances
2. Chemical Triggers
3. Hormonal Imbalances
4. Magnesium Deficiency
5. Mitochondrial Imbalances
In my view the problem is that most chronic migraine sufferers don’t have just one pillar involved in their migraine and it’s very difficult to figure out how to get your body back into balance if so many areas are out of balance. For me personally I’ve had all five pillars included in my migraines. Imagine a waiter balancing two plates on either hand, pretty easy right? Now imagine a waiter trying to balance five plates and it get a whole lot more complicated. The body is all connected and migraines being caused from so many areas can result in it being very difficult to bring your body back to balance and therefore get rid of migraines.
This is where I come in. I can help! After dealing with migraine for over 30 years I have been there and done that. I have a program that can help with a specific order that addresses the low hanging fruit first and then moves on to the more complex. All the while I can help keep you accountable for the lifestyle and diet changes you are committing to making in order to heal yourself. Make an appointment for a free consultation today!