The Vitamin Cure for Migraines

The Vitamin Cure for Migraines

by Steve Hickey


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Most people's diets are woefully inadequate for providing proper nutrition. Even good diets fail to deliver sufficient levels of nutrients. Research proves the immense value of vitamins for maintaining health and fighting disease. The Vitamin Cure book series, written by authors who are recognized experts in their field, offers authoritative, up-to-date, and practical information on taking vitamins for specific health problems.

Migraine headaches are one of the most incapacitating diseases in terms of useful days lost. Worldwide, more than 300 million people are afflicted by migraines. Unfortunately, it is a chronic disease that is particularly difficult for conventional medicine to investigate or treat effectively.

Nutrition should be the first line of defense for a migraine sufferer. This book describes nutritional approaches to both prevention and treatment, based on orthomolecular (megavitamin) medicine. Additional noninvasive therapies that may be helpful include herbal medicine, acupuncture, and oxygen therapy. As a last resort, selected drugs can be used for aborting migraines-these are covered as well. With this safe and effective nutritional program, migraine sufferers' lives can be greatly improved.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781591202677
Publisher: Turner Publishing Company
Publication date: 06/01/2010
Series: Vitamin Cure
Pages: 201
Product dimensions: 5.20(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

Steve Hickey has a B.A. (math and science) from the Open University, membership of the Institute of Biology by examination in pharmacology, and is a chartered biologist and a former member of the British Compute Society. He did research into ultra-high-resolution computerized tomography (CT) body scanning, leading the physics team in Europe's first clinical magnetic resonance (MR) imaging unit at Manchester Medical School. He has over 100 scientific publications, covering a variety of disciplines. Currently, he is a member of the biology department of Staffordshire University.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments v

Introduction 1

Chapter 1 The Migraine Experience 7

Chapter 2 A Search for Causes 19

Chapter 3 Diagnosing a Migraine 43

Chapter 4 Avoid Junk Food 55

Chapter 5 Preventing a Migraine with Nutrition 69

Chapter 6 Supportive Nutrition 91

Chapter 7 Stopping an Attack 115

Chapter 8 Physical Therapies for Migraines 131

Chapter 9 Get Your Life Back 143

Conclusion 157

References 161

Index 193

About the Author 201

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