Processed Foods: Are they Causing Your Migraine Headaches?

There are more than 40 million people in the United States who regularly suffer from debilitating migraine headaches, according to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Their loss of productivity is overshadowed by the blinding pain of these headaches. For many years, certain foods were associated with the onset of migraine headaches and until recently, this has been largely anecdotal. However, new research on this subject found that people who suffer from migraines may be reacting to nitrate. Foods such as processed meats, leafy vegetables and wine have a high level of nitrates, which suggested to the researchers that these foods might play a role in the onset of migraine headaches. Do you suffer from migraines? We might be able to help.  One of the Root Causes of Migraines: Processed Foods Terri DeNeui  is a nurse practitioner and the founder of Evexias Medical Centers (link to contact

New Research Links Estrogen with Treating Chronic Migraines

Anyone who has ever experienced a migraine headache understands how debilitating this searing, blinding pain can be.  A migraine is not simply a bad headache. It is much worse.   According to the Migraine Research Foundation, a migraine is “an extremely incapacitating collection of neurological symptoms which include a severe throbbing and recurring pain, usually on one side of the head. The attacks are often accompanied by one or more of the following: visual disturbances, nausea, vomiting, dizziness, extreme sensitivity to sound, light, touch and smell and tingling or numbness in the extremities or face.”The foundation further notes that about 25 percent of migraine sufferers also have a visual disturbance called an “aura,” which usually lasts less than an hour. While migraines usually last between four and 72 hours, to the person who is experiencing the pain, it can seem like an eternity!Medical experts have known

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