By Brittany - For four and a half years, chronic migraine has run my life. It’s been at the forefront of most discussions and the primary focus when someone asks “How are you?” It’s hard to talk about sometimes, for fear of feeling like a broken record. Pain levels and symptoms fluctuate so frequently that … Continue reading How My Response to “How Are You?” Has Changed
By Dr. Brent Wells (Guest Writer) - If you’re one of the millions of people who suffer with chronic back and neck pain, consider adding some yoga exercises to your routine. Yoga improves your flexibility and reduces tension, which can dramatically reduce sensations of pain when practiced regularly. While many people do yoga as a … Continue reading Simple Yoga Exercises For Back & Neck Pain
By Maria - We all have been there: having a horrible migraine, feeling like crap, maybe even nauseous. On top of that, anxiety kicks in to make a bad situation worse. When something similar to the cited scenario happens, we usually start hating ourselves and our bodies. We question things like, why does this happen … Continue reading How to Manifest Self Love when Migraine Gets You Down
By Lisa (Guest Writer) - Getting enough sleep is vital to ensuring that you stay in good health. In fact, a lack of sleep has been associated with a wide variety of health risks including obesity, diabetes, anxiety, and even increased body pain during the day. Not everyone finds falling asleep an easy process, of … Continue reading 5 Natural Remedies for Sleep
By Jeannette - Within the chronic illness community we speak a lot about the importance of visibility. We discuss the need to self-advocate, to have our rights heard, and the importance of speaking out against stigma, especially when you have an illness that has debilitating symptoms that impact our interactions with the world, but aren’t always … Continue reading The Vulnerability of Visibility
By John Martinez in association with Axon Relief (Guest Post) - If you’re active in the migraine community, you may be noticing that CBD oil is starting to pick up steam as a possible treatment for migraine headaches. However, are the floods of positive anecdotal evidence backed by scientific data? The short answer is: not … Continue reading CBD Oil for Migraineurs?
By Wanda - You would have to sit in on an appointment with my awesome neurologist and me to understand the differences between rice cereal, rice pudding, sticky white rice, and what they have to do with a brain. Every once in a great while, after seeing countless doctors, you might be lucky enough to … Continue reading Sticky Rice, Rice Pudding, Rice Cereal, & Your Brain
By Winslow -With the rising prices of pharmaceutical medications, a great deal of people are searching for more natural solutions to treat their migraines. Below is a list of herbs thought to be beneficial in the treatment of migraine headaches. *Disclaimer: This list is not to be used to diagnose, treat or manage any condition. … Continue reading 5 Herbs That May Treat Migraine
By Lisa (Guest Writer) - According to the Center for Disease and Control (CDC), one-third of Americans are not receiving the recommended seven-plus hours of sleep every night and over seventy different sleep disorders have been diagnosed by doctors. A lack of sleep can lead to serious health concerns like high blood pressure, diabetes, and … Continue reading Can Mindfulness Impact Sleep Quality?
By Liza - "Fibromyalgia symptoms are only about 30% amenable to current pharmaceutical strategies on the market." This is according to Kathleen Houlton, PhD, MPH, lead author of Potential Dietary Links in Central Sensitization in Fibromyalgia. Given that statement and the current estimate of about 5 million people struggling with fibromyalgia (and no doubt the … Continue reading Fibromyalgia and Nutrition