Headache

Migraines: An Ounce of Prevention…

…severity and frequency of attacks—all of which I heartily endorse. They include: * Butterbur. A realistic goal for migraine sufferers is to cut their headache frequency by half—and clinical trials show that the herb butterbur (Petasites hybridus) does just that. And, in a German study involving 60 migraine…

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Preventing Migraines

headaches in this country alone. This has created a multi-billion dollar industry, filled with remedies. Yet, these so-called solutions are nothing more than bandages for the symptoms of migraines, and do nothing to get to the bottom of why migraines occur in the first place. Since this is National Headache

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Natural Treatment for Atrial Fibrillation

…, Fran was a mess. She had trouble breathing and a crushing migraine headache. She contacted her cardiologist, who told her that her problems were not caused by the drug and to call another doctor because he was “not a headache doctor.” She then started vomiting and passed out in the bathroom. Lucky…

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7 Secret Weapons for Successful New Year's Resolutions

If you've ever tried to quit smoking, swear off sugar, or kick caffeine, you know the symptoms of withdrawal: headaches, irritability, fatigue, depression, anxiety, and insomnia. These symptoms can be enough to derail even the most committed among us. Fortunately, withdrawal symptoms can be eased considerably…

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4 Benefits of CoQ10: Beyond Heart Health

…followed them for about three months. Follow-up exams revealed that the CoQ10 supplement dramatically reduced the frequency of migraines and cut headache disability scores in half! An earlier study of adults who took 150 mg of CoQ10 daily showed similar benefits. * Help for Dry Mouth Syndrome. Also…

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10 Natural Home Remedies That Cost Just Pennies

…sunburn, break open an aloe vera leaf and dab the gel directly on the affected area. Natural Home Remedy #6 A strong cup of regular coffee can stop a headache in its tracks and ease symptoms of asthma. Natural Home Remedy #7 If you suffer from arthritis or gout, eat cherries. Just 20 tart cherries have an…

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Use Light Therapy for SAD

…serotonin reuptake inhibitors, or SSRIs) such as Prozac, Zoloft and Paxil. But these drugs are riddled with side effects ranging from loss of libido, headache, poor appetite and nausea to emotional detachment, severe agitation, uncharacteristic aggression and violence, and suicidal thoughts. The good news…

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Holiday Health Facts: Did You Know?

…other benefits of B vitamins. * Acetaminophen in conjunction with alcohol can damage your liver, sometimes fatally. Instead, if you have a hangover headache, steep wintergreen tea for 10 minutes and spike it with as much hot pepper sauce as you can tolerate. * You can enjoy some holiday indulgences without…

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Tips for Treating PMS Naturally

…Effective herbal treatments for PMS include chaste tree berry (Vitex agnus-castus)—which reduced breast tenderness, irritability, depression, and headache in a British Medical Journal study—and St. John’s wort (Hypericum perforatum), which has been shown to improve overall symptoms. Look for these…

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New Year’s Eve Survival Tips

…before you go to bed, drink at least 16 ounces of pure, filtered water, and continue drinking lots of water the next morning. If you do suffer a headache the following morning, don’t take acetaminophen. Acetaminophen in conjunction with alcohol can damage your liver, sometimes fatally. Instead, steep…

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Diabesity Challenge Tip: Dealing With Holiday Stress

…Research also indicates that rhodiola is helpful in alleviating stress-induced insomnia, depression, poor appetite, irritability, hypertension, and headaches. Look for a standardized extract of rhodiola in health food stores and take 100–300 mg per day as needed to alleviate stress and offset emotional…

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Safe, Natural Treatments for Anxiety and Stress

…. Patients at Whitaker Wellness have had particularly good results with reflexology for the treatment of anxiety, insomnia, digestive complains, headaches, and other conditions in which stress plays a role. For times of acute stress and anxiety, I never recommend dangerous and addictive anti-anxiety…

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Benefits of Reflexology: Two Patients Share Their Stories

…reflexology extend to literally every part of the body. We use this therapy regularly to relieve anxiety and stress, eliminate insomnia, and alleviate headaches and other pain disorders. To find out if reflexology is right for you, call 1-866-642-1018 to speak with a Whitaker Wellness Patient Services Representative…

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Request a Magnesium IV for Heart Attack

…beneficial for acute asthma attacks, often working to relax airways when drugs are ineffective. Magnesium IV can also provide rapid relief from migraine headaches, and it is indispensable in the treatment of preeclampsia (pregnancy-related hypertension). In a perfect world, magnesium IV treatments would be a…

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Hope for Hepatitis C

…including hemolytic anemia, which is marked by the destruction of red blood cells and increased risk of heart attack. It has also been linked with headaches, shortness of breath, and cough. Side effects notwithstanding, interferon isn’t all that effective over the long term. The main goal of treating…

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The Obesity Epidemic Linked to Higher Pain

…to 39.9 reported more pain than normal weight individuals. What they found is that while normal weight individuals were more likely to experience headaches and neck pain, obese individuals suffered more pain in their feet and legs. Healthy Weight Loss Tips If you need to lose some weight, here are five…

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Five Healthy Reasons to Enjoy Your Cup O' Joe

…animals. * It can halt a full-blown asthma attack, stopping it in its tracks. Want more reasons to enjoy your morning coffee? It can stop migraine headaches, curb appetite, prevent tooth decay, and increase the effectiveness of aspirin and other analgesics. And if you drink coffee before a workout you'll…

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Caffeine Withdrawal...A Mental Disorder?!?

…Benefits of Caffeine * Caffeine improves endurance and athletic performance. * Caffeine reduces risk of gout and gallstones. * Caffeine can relieve headaches and strengthen the efficacy of pain medications. * Caffeine helps prevent constipation. * And contrary to claims linking caffeine and coffee to dehydration…

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