I’ve just completed a book that is long overdue. I was a victim of debilitating migraines from the age of 5 until my early-30s. Coming from a stressful and dysfunctional relationship with my biological parents, physicians and family attributed my headaches to stress – despite being raised by paternalgrandparents, aunts and uncles who were loving and stable, no one could figure out why I was
having 2-3 migraines per month.
In my teens and twenties, the headaches were so acute I was often hospitalized and prescribed pain medications and I.V.s to help me “get over them”. Of course, the medications got rid of the immediate headache but served to cause other serious side-effects including painful constipation, which then caused more migraines and the rebound cycle continued.
At that time I worked in dentistry and began research with a doctor who was proactive in natural health at Loma Linda University in the late 1960s. I discovered that monosodium glutamate (MSG) was in most processed food and was a MAJOR trigger for migraines – I lived on processed food in those days for convenience in order to work and go to school…and it diminished my quality of life and health.
In those days MSG was blatantly listed on food labels. Later, as it is now, it is legally hidden under many aliases that take a Health Detective to uncover; this book does that.
After eleven years in dentistry I transitioned into natural health – completing my education in EcoErgonomics, homeopathy and earning a doctorate in natural health and nutrition. I focused my practice in specialized wellness counseling with clients that were victims of multiple allergic responses, environmental illnesses and inflammatory disorders – becoming a Health Detective became a necessity. I had to “dig” for research and case histories and follow clues to find causes, effects and non-drug solutions in order to facilitate wellness; that research included understanding underlying causes, avoiding and overcoming migraines and other chemically-induced illnesses.
After having more than my share of health challenges and now recovered, as chronicled in my
various books, blogs and articles, I’m in a unique position to share with you both personal and professional lessons learned – after all, been-there-done that and haven’t had a migraine in over 30 years. I travel worldwide to teach and consult and continue a busy private practice in two locations.
May the information in this book provide you the “clues” you need so you too can solve the mystery of your debilitating headaches and make necessary life-style modifications to live an abundant life without headaches and illness… and age without looking or feeling old.
The following are excerpts from the book, Migraines and Headaches:
Finally, a wholistic approach to finding the causes of migraines and headaches from a doctor of natural health and an investigative health journalist who is also a recovered victim. Instead of dealing with symptom-care, that eventually becomes drug-management…only serving to add to the
body’s overall toxic load…this book provides causes, effects, nutrition-based and non-drug solutions.
This book will provide you with the following information and much more…
SECTION 1 – Covers the anatomy of migraines and includes the various kinds of headaches,
including those induced by dental-related causes.
SECTION 2 – Identifies specifics about various headache triggers from what we eat, see, smell, hear, and what we’re exposed to environmentally.
SECTION 3 – Discusses other considerations as causes from hormones and medication rebound headaches to ergonomic considerations, identifying primary pain zones and many other health
SECTION 4 – Provides you with wholistic non-drug solutions including muscle trigger point therapy,
Chinese acupressure, supplements, nutraceuticals and tried and true ancient wisdom remedies.
The book is available as an eBook and paper version.
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