I have something a little controversial to say.
Medication is not the only effective way to manage migraine.
I get why some might think that medication is the only answer for migraine. Everyone and their mother will tell you about the newest migraine drug.
And many medications can make a positive difference to those who suffer migraine.
But, you can manage migraine without relying on just medication.
In fact, in some cases, the most used migraine drugs make migraines worse.
Scratch beneath the surface and you will find migraineurs who manage their migraine with evidence-based nutrition and lifestyle approaches. Basically, by taking very good care of themselves.
There is a catch though, everyone is different, and you need to take the time to find out what works for you. And sometimes, like any change, it isn't easy. You can't undo years of migraines or chronic migraine overnight. When it comes to migraine, there is simply no silver bullet or long term cure.
But there is hope and you can reduce the frequency and severity of migraine. This is where I can help. Through helping you understand more about your migraine story, and with the help of functional testing and evidence-based nutritional and supplement advice. Sometimes you still might need to take your migraine medications. And that is OK. But if we can reduce your reliance on drugs, then that is a good thing - right?
And I know what is possible, because I have helped myself go from chronic (almost daily) migraine to the more occasional migraine.
My role is not to cure or fix everything. What I can do though is empower clients with knowledge and guidance to manage their own health. The type of information I cover over several appointments is:
• An introduction to my migraine circle of self care
• How a migraine develops and strategies to manage migraines at each step
• Why your hormones play a role, and how to balance hormones
• Managing hydration and electrolytes for migraine prevention
• What to do when you feel a migraine coming on
• Environmental causes and triggers
• The importance of nutrition in preventing migraine, and a simple eating protocol to reduce your migraines
• Recipes and meal plans
• Natural pain management
• A guide to give to family and friends to help them support you when you have a migraine
• Supplements for migraines which have been clinically proven to help
• How movement and gentle exercise can help migraine
• How to build a team of health professionals for a holistic approach to migraine management – where you are in control!
To find out more
If you haven't already, download the Manage Migraine Naturally Starter Guide. It is a good place to start.
If migraines are a problem for you, and you would like help to create your own migraine prevention plan, do feel free to book in for your first appointment. Appointments are available online for residents of Australia and New Zealand. I’d love to help.
Yours in good health,
Josie Carin x