Content type: Specific
Migraines headaches have to be one of the worst experiences many women endure. They can make you cancel important meetings, load up on potent pharmaceuticals, and miss out on life.
Luckily we have today as a guest Dr. Alexis Shields, who throws it down about where migraines come from, how to treat them, and also what we still don't know about them.
She explains that there is a dys-regulation of the electrical system of the brain that precipitates a migraine. (Did you know that the vascular theory has been disproven??)
Dr. Shields talks about certain foods and food additives that are triggers. (Did you know that left-overs are more apt to cause a migraine??)
She also talks about the underlying factors, such as hormone imbalance, misalignment and more. (Did you know oversleeping can be a problem??)
She gives specific apps, book and sites she likes, and I'll share a few of those below:
Site: Yoga Glo
Book: It Starts with Food
To learn more about Dr. Shields and her online practice, see her site here.
P.S.- I received a listener comment about our last episode not being specific enough, and the main take-away was 'buy the book.' I can assure we never manipulate content to try to make anyone buy books. However we have many published authors on the show, and you may occasionally want to buy a book that interests you, as we cannot possibly cover the whole book in 45 minutes.
Next is guest speaking style. Some speakers and topics lend themselves well to specific information. Other guests want to tell more of their story, or we have more of a dialogue about a topic. (Our next episode with Rachel Wagner is more dialogue.)
I try to pace these different types of episodes so you get some variety. I actually don't know my guest's style until we start the recording! Not every episode will be for you, but for another listener, it may be their favorite.
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