Study Shows Many People with Migraines Have These Vitamin Deficiencies…

2 Aug

You are what you eat.  We’ve all heard that statement over the years.  And it makes complete sense since the foods you consume are the building blocks your body uses to create its cells.

Eat junk and your body struggles to do its job.  It has to work harder just to keep you healthy— much less perform optimally.  Eat a poor diet long enough and you can develop any number of diseases and quite possibly shorten your life.

Eat the right nutrients and your body has a much easier time keeping you healthy, energetic, and feeling great.

However, this does not mean that if you eat correctly, then you will never get sick. There are a lot of other factors that play a role in your longevity. But if you do eat right, then you’re giving yourself a much better chance at living a long and healthy life.

As obvious as this sounds, until recently, nutrition was often misunderstood and completely overlooked by doctors and scientists studying the disease process.  Believe it or not, many “experts” used to say nutrition played little to no role in many health issues and diseases.

It was common to hear sayings like, “Supplements are a complete waste—they are nothing more than expensive urine.”

While some are still ignorant as to the importance of proper nutrition, most doctors and researchers today understand the power of eating correctly and getting your body all the nutrients it needs.

In fact, it’s not uncommon for top athletes to hire nutrition specialists to design their diet so as to optimize their training, recovery, and performance.

On the other end of the spectrum, researchers are finding that improving the diet of the sick can help improve their quality of life and ability to function on a day to day basis.

For example, a team of researchers at the  Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center have found that a high percentage of children, teens, and young adults who suffer from migraines appear to have mild deficiencies in vitamin D, riboflavin, and coenzyme Q10.

In particular, they discovered that patients in the study with more severe riboflavin and coenzyme Q10 deficiencies were more likely to have more than 15 migraine episodes per month.

Dr. Suzanne Hagler, a Headache Medicine fellow in the division of Neurology at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center and lead author of the study writes, “Further studies are needed to elucidate whether vitamin supplementation is effective in migraine patients in general, and whether patients with mild deficiency are more likely to benefit from supplementation.”

While putting the right foods into your body is important, you also need to know that putting the right thoughts into your head may be just as important.

Why?

Because having a positive mental attitude is one of the best things you can do to stay healthy and feel great.

There is plenty of evidence that stress makes you sick.  In others words…

Stress Kills

But relieving stress is not as easy as eating properly.  Eating properly is about willpower.  Once you know what the proper foods are for you, you can stick to it.

Stress is a different ball game.  Many times, reactions to environmental stimuli have become practiced behavior and occur automatically— without you thinking about it or making a conscious decision.

Some top animal behaviorists believe that when a dog is aggressive and blows up at another animal or dog, they get a surge of dopamine.  Dopamine is very addictive, and these dogs seek out this “dopamine fix” in the future.

What’s worse is, just the sight or smell of another dog can trigger the dopamine surge and the aggressive behavior.  This is not a cognitive process by the dog.  In other words, the dog doesn’t decide to be aggressive, he is a slave to the effect of dopamine.

Of course, humans are not dogs, but many believe humans go through similar processes.

It seems as through when humans experience their stress triggers, chemical reactions take place to produce stress.

This is why just yelling at a dog or a person to calm down is not the answer.  It is not that easy.

What’s the answer?  Your perception of the stimuli or event must be modified.

World famous exotic animal trainer and behaviorist Kayce Cover has developed a technique to do this for dogs called, “Perception Modification.”  It deals with completely changing the way dogs view a trigger so they no longer react, have stress, fear, anxiety, and aggression.

Humans need to do the same thing.  We must not try to just deal with the things we do not like. We must change the way we perceive them so we actually like them.  As Wayne Dyer said, “When you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change.”

Don’t forget, if you ever have any questions or concerns about your health, talk to us. Contact us with your questions. We’re here to help and don’t enjoy anything more than participating in providing you natural pain relief.

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