Fighting The Migraine Epidemic

How To Treat and Prevent Migraines Without Medicines – An Insider’s View
  • Published: February 2014
  • Format: Perfect Bound Softcover(B/W)
  • Pages: 240
  • Size: 6x9
  • ISBN: 9781491864203

The recommendations in this migraine prevention book are based on an insight: how biochemical imbalance in the neural environment affects neuron functions, causing migraines. Electrical balance requires minerals for proper hydraulic exchange of neurons. The lack of certain minerals leads to pain. The book examines migraine triggers for their biochemical properties and provides solutions for deactivating their trigger mechanism. Once the triggers are deactivated and biochemical balance is established migraines will not occur. Advice is given for specific immediate actions if a migraine hits during the recovery period. No medicines, no herbs, and no alternative therapies of any kind are recommended. There is a section for scientists with future research ideas, building on the author’s own findings and the experiences of hundreds of migraine sufferers from all over the world. The unexpected similarities in certain sensitivities among migraineurs - years before their first migraines - hint at so far unexplored genetic correlations.

Contents

 

Foreword............................................................................................... xi

Section 1: Introduction To Migraines..................................................... 1

The Migraine Epidemic and its Challenges....................................... 3

Originally this Book Was About Me.............................................. 14

What You Will and Will Not Find in this Book............................. 17

Pharmaceutical Disclosure............................................................. 21

Medical Disclosure......................................................................... 23

Drugs, Interactions, and Overdoses................................................ 25

Lack of Trust in Migraine Doctors................................................. 27

Note to Self (and You)................................................................... 30

Migraine Versus Headache............................................................. 33

Dictionary Definition Of Headache........................................ 34

Dictionary Definition of Migraine........................................... 34

Another Dictionary Definition of Migraine............................. 35

A Confusing Definition of Headache and Migraine............. 35

A Detailed Definition and Discussion of the Migraine Process.36

 

Rebound Migraines........................................................................ 39

Why is this Book Different from Other Books?.............................. 41

Plastics and Migraines.................................................................... 46

Genetic Inheritance and Migraines................................................. 47

Purpose and Function.................................................................... 54

My Migraines and How I Got Angry About Them........................ 56

 

Section 2: Biochemistry of the Brain.................................................... 59

 

Biochemical Balancing................................................................... 61

What are You Eating and Drinking?............................................... 64

The Cell and How It Functions...................................................... 69

Your Diet and Biochemistry........................................................... 75

Brain and Sensitivity to Imbalance................................................. 81

Biochemical Balancing Terminology.............................................. 85

Water....................................................................................... 88

Sodium (Salt)........................................................................... 89

Too Little Salt: Blood Pressure is Too Low!.............................. 89

Too Much Salt: Blood Pressure Is Too High!............................ 91

Potassium................................................................................ 94

 

 

The Ratio for Proper Sodium-Potassium Balance........................... 96

Vegetarians..................................................................................... 97

Calcium................................................................................... 98

Magnesium.............................................................................. 99

Junk Food or No Junk Food.................................................... 99

 

Section 3: Triggers.............................................................................. 101

 

Un-Trigger Your Triggers (Stressors)............................................. 103

Stress and Biology........................................................................ 103

Hormone Changes as Stressors..................................................... 109

Weather as Stressor....................................................................... 112

Hydration Ratio and Hydration Stressor...................................... 116

Artificial Sweeteners and Sugar as Stressors................................... 118

Foods as Stressors......................................................................... 120

Other Migraine Stressors.............................................................. 128

Section 4: Pre-Migraine Signs............................................................. 131

 

Biochemical Imbalance Caused by Hypersensitivity..................... 133

Pay Attention for the Signs!................................................... 135

 

Introduction to Visible Signs........................................................ 136

Urine..................................................................................... 137

Puffiness and Shallowness...................................................... 140

Eye Size................................................................................. 142

Eye Lids................................................................................. 144

Droopy Eyelids...................................................................... 145

Sock Test................................................................................ 145

Under-Eye Puffs..................................................................... 146

Under-Eye Shallowness.......................................................... 147

The Ring Test......................................................................... 149

Shoe Test............................................................................... 149

Thirst Test.............................................................................. 150

Hangover Advice................................................................... 150

Troubles with Sights, Sounds, Vision and Other Things......... 151

Speech, Hearing, Cognition Impairment............................... 153

Signs Of A Possible Stroke..................................................... 154

 

Invisible Signs Hours Before a Migraine Hits............................... 155

Vertigo Versus Dizziness......................................................... 155

Tingling in the Face, Hands, Feet.......................................... 156

Electrical Nightmare of a Magnetic Personality...................... 157

Other Obscure Signs.............................................................. 158

Section 5: How to Eat Your Food Triggers Safely................................ 163

 

Usda Food Labels as Trigger Readers............................................ 165

Label Reading Guidelines...................................................... 165

Measurements—And Pain Just from Reading Them.............. 166

Milk...................................................................................... 170

 

When You Feel the Pain Already.................................................. 174

How to Make the Proper Hydration Fluid............................. 175

Word of Caution................................................................... 176

Angela A. Stanton, Ph.D. received her doctorate in a field that combines neuroscience and decision making. She experimented with volunteers who made decisions under hormonal and environmental changes, induced artificially or naturally. Blood and saliva samples showed the biochemical changes and the decision outcomes showed the influence of these changes. Using inferences gained from these tests, she experimented on herself to understand the cause of her own migraines. She has been migraine free since her discovery several years ago. Dr. Stanton has published scientific articles and books and edited and coauthored for academic journals. She was also a participating author of the Encyclopedia of the Mind. She has taught and conducted research in several universities and was a research associate at the Max Planck Institute in Germany.

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