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Prove to Me that Meditating is Going to Help me Overcome Migraine

By Lindsay Weitzel, PhD Host of Heads UP Podcast Founder of MigraineNation Republished courtesy of Juva Health For years, I really wanted to meditate. I wanted to be that person who peacefully sat cross-legged with her eyes closed and gathered…

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Heads UP – Episode 119: Explaining Aphasia

Bruce Willis’s aphasia diagnosis and retirement from acting have led many following the news to search for more information on the disease. In this episode of Heads UP, Dr. Lindsay Weitzel welcomes back Dr. Amelia Barrett for a timely discussion…

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Heads UP – Episode 118: Medication Overuse Treatment Strategy Trial for Migraine and Headache

Heads UP – Episode 118: Medication Overuse Treatment Strategy Trial -The idea of medication overuse and medication overuse headache can seem almost contradictory at times. It can seem like the very medicines we were instructed to take at the onset…

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Intracranial Hypertension

Heads UP Audio Podcast: Low-Pressure Headache – Finding the Leak

Heads UP: Low-Pressure Headache – Finding the Leak Do you know the symptoms of low-pressure headache or spontaneous intracranial hypotension (SIH)? Often it presents with a chronic headache that is better when you lie down and worse when you sit…

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Fearless-Grateful-Relief at Fashion Show

At the Hardware LDN fashion show on February 12 at Spring Studios, Jessica Horwell unveiled her fall/winter 2022 collection. This year, there was one piece that stood out among her clothing line, a classic leather bomber embroidered with the words…

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Alcohol and Headache

Alcohol and Headache

  Beverages such as liquor, wine, and beer, contain a chemical called ethanol. There are a number of ways that ethanol may be triggering migraine episodes. First, ethanol is a direct vasodilator; in some individuals, vasodilation or the dilatation of blood vessels…

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College Students and Migraine Triggers

Migraine in college students is often caused by stress, anxiety, fatigue, and diet. The National Headache Foundation (NHF) supports college students who experience migraine and headache through Migraine University. The program provides advice on healthier lifestyle choices that can help…

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Migraine, Gut Health, and Probiotic Nutrition

In recent years, a new, heightened emphasis on the importance of “gut microbes” and “probiotics” has entered the public’s collective health consciousness. In addition to the rise of fermented, probiotic-friendly foods/drinks like kimchi, kefir, and kombucha, significant advancements in the…

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Melissa's Story

20 Years and Counting with Migraine – Melissa’s Story

A look into my life with a 20 year old migraine

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Light and Headache Disorders: Understanding Light Triggers and Photophobia

“Wearing sunglasses indoors is increasing your sensitivity to light.” My wife and I were floored when her headache specialist made this statement. Chronic migraine had made her so sensitive to light that she had to wear sunglasses indoors. During an…

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Ask the Expert: Seasonal Changes and Migraine

Question: I dread the springtime because my migraine attacks get more frequent and much worse in intensity. What do you recommend? Is there something I can do to lessen the severity? Thanks, Susan Answer: Unfortunately allergic rhinitis and asthma are very common…

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Nicole's Journey With Spontaneous Intracranial Hypotension

Nicole’s Journey With Spontaneous Intracranial Hypotension

My story is of a postural or orthostatic headache. This is the major symptom of a Cerebral Spinal Fluid Leak. After many tests, and two trips to the ER my neurologist was able to come to this diagnosis and expedite treatment. The headache from this issue is truly debilitating and the only relief is lying down. I think it’s important to shed some light on this particular type of headache as many people suffer from misdiagnoses and mistreatment before finally getting the proper care they need to treat this.

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