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The Gut-Brain Link: How Your Headaches Might Stem From Your Digestion

Trupti Gokani, MD | Posted 11.13.2014 | Healthy Living
Trupti Gokani, MD

Eating a diet that is Ayurvedic and matches your mind-body type and excludes foods that you have an intolerance to can strengthen your digestive tract, improve serotonin production and thus strengthen your mind. This can lead to a healthier, more optimal brain.

A Silent Struggle

Migraine Research Foundation | Posted 10.24.2014 | Healthy Living
Migraine Research Foundation

In my mind, I went from being a "normal," healthy person who was typically busy from early in the morning to late at night -- to someone who had to reconcile that I was living with a chronic, neurological illness that put the brakes on all that activity I had taken for granted.

5 Lessons I've Learned From My Yearlong Headache

Stephanie Harper | Posted 12.13.2014 | Healthy Living
Stephanie Harper

As difficult as this kind of chronic pain can be, the hours of exhaustion that pile on, I've also learned several invaluable lessons on how to survive, to love, and even, sometimes, to thrive. Here are the five most important things I've picked up on my journey.

8 Things You Need to Know About Childhood Migraine

Migraine Research Foundation | Posted 12.03.2014 | Parents
Migraine Research Foundation

Childhood migraine is much more than a headache -- especially in kids and teens. In fact, they often don't feel head pain at all! It's important that parents, teachers and caregivers learn to identify the symptoms of childhood migraine so that kids can receive proper treatment.

5 Signs Your Headache Could Be Something Worse

2013-02-21-grandparentslogo.jpg | Beth Levine | Posted 09.25.2014 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Grandparents.com “Her head felt like elephants were doing the merengue on her cerebellum,” author Susan Fanetti wrote about a head...

Three Steps to Understanding the Purpose of Pain and How to Relieve It

Trupti Gokani, MD | Posted 10.22.2014 | Healthy Living
Trupti Gokani, MD

Why do we suffer? After treating patients with migraines for over a decade, I have concluded that pain has a purpose. Those who experience pain, ...

Why Sex May Be Better For A Headache Than Painkillers

OWN | Posted 08.15.2014 | OWN

"Honey, I have a headache," might have just become the sexiest excuse in the book. Instead of reaching for a bottle of ibuprofen, having a romp in ...

The Point of a Health Challenge Is What We Make It

Michael Finkelstein, MD | Posted 10.06.2014 | Healthy Living
Michael Finkelstein, MD

Since first encountering his work, I have been a great admirer of Larry Dossey, M.D. -- a New York Times bestselling author of several books, as well ...

Multiple Blood Clots Freed Me at 32

Alessia ROSSI | Posted 09.10.2014 | Women
Alessia ROSSI

My mother is the most inspiring woman on earth for me. In 2010, she suffered a stroke which left her paralyzed on the entire left side of her body for...

What A Headache Taught Me About Procrastination

Anne Josephson | Posted 07.30.2014 | Business
Anne Josephson

If I ignore it, it maybe it will go away. Maybe if I just ignored it long enough, my headache would go away without me having to do anything about it. While in this case that is likely true, why wouldn't I do something to speed up the process?

Why Does Chewing Gum Give Me a Headache?

Quora | Posted 07.29.2014 | Healthy Living
Quora

Physician, do no harm. The same caution should be applied to philanthropists, public officials, and other well-meaning agents of globalization. In the realm of health care, quite ironically avoiding one risk could actually lead to a worse outcome overall.

Explaining the 'Unexplained' Illnesses of Gulf War Veterans

Claudia S. Miller, M.D., M.S. | Posted 06.14.2014 | Green
Claudia S. Miller, M.D., M.S.

A recent Institute of Medicine report on Gulf War illness has unfortunately concluded that veterans have such diverse symptoms and exposures that a single, distinct definition cannot be used to describe their condition.

New Medical Device for Migraine Headaches: Is It Right for You?

Romila “Dr. Romie” Mushtaq, MD | Posted 05.18.2014 | Healthy Living
Romila “Dr. Romie” Mushtaq, MD

Cefaly is the first medical device authorized by the FDA for the prevention of migraine type of headaches.

Happiness Can Be Achieved By Leaving THIS Struggle Behind

Tova Laiter | Posted 05.10.2014 | Fifty
Tova Laiter

An old hippy seeker once told me that after investigating all religions and beliefs, he came to the conclusion that life is about the daily struggle within ourselves to conquer our temptations: i.e. to let our better natures overcome our baser instincts... Since I was too lazy and pre-occupied to check it out myself, I accepted his conclusion and tried to live by it.

6 Foods To Eat To Ease Headaches

Posted 02.27.2014 | Healthy Living

Experts agree that knowing your triggers is one of the best ways to avoid the searing or pounding pain of a headache. Triggers can be diet-related,...

13 Things Not To Say To Someone With A Migraine

The Huffington Post | Laura Schocker | Posted 02.11.2014 | Healthy Living

Those of us who get migraine headaches know the unique suffering an attack can bring: excruciating pain, sometimes along with light and noise sensitiv...

5 Steps to Solve Your Migraines

Mark Hyman, MD | Posted 03.04.2014 | Healthy Living
Mark Hyman, MD

Migraines are a big problem. They affect millions of people and are responsible for billions of dollars in health care costs. The question we really need to ask isn't, "How do you treat a migraine?" but rather, "What is causing the migraines?"

Learning Non-Reaction in Recovery

Anna David | Posted 01.26.2014 | Healthy Living
Anna David

Can I do this? Can you teach the proverbial old dog new tricks? I have no idea. But I figure if 13 years ago, I could stop doing something I couldn't seem to go a day or even a few hours without, anything's possible.

When Do You REALLY Need To See To The Doctor?

Posted 10.17.2013 | OWN

By Jessica Girdwain Nearly 45 percent of older adults take over-the-counter medication daily or weekly to treat common ailments. If you're one ...

Migraines: What's Estrogen Got To Do With It?

Ellen Dolgen | Posted 11.06.2013 | Fifty
Ellen Dolgen

It's the middle of the day and you're on your back with the blinds closed, a wet washcloth over your eyes, and a nauseated feeling in the pit of your stomach. What's that got to do with perimenopause? In a word: hormones.

Feel Bad? It Could Be Lyme Unless Proven Otherwise

Suzy Cohen, R.Ph. | Posted 10.28.2013 | Healthy Living
Suzy Cohen, R.Ph.

Most physicians agree that tick bites can transmit Lyme but many dismiss you unless a bullseye rash occurs at the site of the bite. But how silly (and potentially deadly) since only 50 percent of people ever get that rash and most people never even see a tick!

Aromatherapy: Allowing Scents to Heal Us

Julie Chen, M.D. | Posted 08.05.2013 | Healthy Living
Julie Chen, M.D.

It may be surprising to you that most of us are already unknowingly experiencing aromatherapy benefits. As we go about our daily life, we are exposed to many scents throughout our day. Some create positive mood and thoughts for us while some provide the opposite response.

What Your Headache Is Trying To Tell You

The Huffington Post | Sarah Klein | Posted 07.23.2013 | Healthy Living

So, your head hurts. What do you do? When it comes to headache treatment, it all depends on what type of headache you have to begin with. And altho...

LOOK: 10 Of The Best Yoga Poses For Headaches

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 08.23.2013 | Healthy Living

When you feel a headache coming on, suddenly the only thing that matters is relieving that tension -- and fast. But if you're looking for a solution o...

ExxonMobil is scrutinized in Baton Rouge after past leaks

Susan Buchanan | Posted 09.13.2013 | Green
Susan Buchanan

(This article is published in "The Louisiana Weekly" in the July 15, 2013 edition.) Government agencies and neighbors are keeping an eye on Baton Rou...