Tuliv Migraine and Wellness Newsletters
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For many the notion of a "holiday headache" is associated with the hustle and bustle of shopping and preparing for the holidays. To a migraineur (person who gets migraines) it means that at any minute a migraine can occur - often times because of something that was eaten or drank. It also means that the stress associated with aforementioned prep for the holidays can actually induce a hormonal reaction in the body to cause a migraine that may last for days.
Many of the migraines that occur during the month of December are triggered events, some of which can be avoided by following a few simple rules- the most difficult of which may be saying "NO."
What many people don't realize is that triggers can work in combination and compound the effect, especially when other factors are also in play. For example, you may be able to get away with drinking a single small glass of wine at home once in awhile, but couple it with other foods, excitement, and overactive hormonal rhythms and you could be playing with fire and paying the high price of a migraine.
Red wine is a well know major trigger, but are you prepared to refuse when your host offers you a glass of wine to join in on the celebration? How do you respond to that pushy offer to try your hostess's favorite dish? Being ready to refuse with a prepared answer may save you hours and even days fighting a horrible migraine. You shouldn't expect others to know what might bother you; rather you should be ready with a good explanation as to why you must decline the offer.
Since there is simply no way of knowing what is in the things served this time of the year at parties or potlucks, the best advice may be - when in doubt don't eat or drink it and politely decline. There is no shame in saying that you suffer from migraines that can be triggered by some foods, drinks and ingredients and that you can't afford to take a chance at getting one from eating cheese cake or whatever else is offered to you.
Although it is easier to avoid the things you know will cause you problems than it is to say no to Aunt Harriet's offer of her favorite holiday dish that may be loaded with hidden migraine triggers, why take the chance? And watch out for "secret recipe" dishes that may have been bought at a store and "re-plated" as they may be loaded with MSG, nitrates, tyramine, and other "do not touch" ingredients lying in wait to set off a migraine in you.
Holiday Triggers. The following is my list of key foods and drinks to avoid during this season for you to print and keep with you.
· Almonds and nuts: Lots of these around, but don't eat them.
· Wines, especially red wine - instead you may want to try a drink made of cranberry juice, club soda and a clear alcohol.
· Cheeses - especially the cheese balls.
· Sausage, little wieners, and other such things floating around in a crock pot full of the special BBQ sauce that may be loaded with MSG.
· Spiced ciders and other drinks may look good, but make sure they don't contain something that bothers you like ginger.
· Snack mixes - these are party and office favorites that may contain MSG to heighten the flavor of the ingredients found in these tasty treats.
· Chocolate -I hate to mention this hard to resist holiday confection, but for many people it can be a real problem.
Know your triggers and try hard not to cheat just because it is a party. Triggers compound rapidly and the last thing you want it is to be missing out on the fun because of a migraine.
If you have any questions or are in doubt about something, ask us for advice. Add our phone number and email address to your cell phone contacts right now to make it easy to contact us with your questions or concerns. Phone: 1-866-867-5953 email: Questions@Tuliv.com.
I want to wish you a safe, wonderful, and most of all a migraine-free holiday season.
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Misdiagnosing Migraines as Sinus Headaches
A study by the Mayo Clinic found that nearly 9 in 10 people who were diagnosed with sinus headaches were actually suffering from migraines.
Although some of the symptoms including congestion, pressure and pain in the forehead and around the eyes are similar, the symptoms of a true sinus infection generally include fever, swollen lymph nodes and a persistent green or yellow nasal discharge. If you don't have those symptoms along with your headache, it is most likely a frontal migraine.
Doctors unwittingly and ineffectively treat the sinus symptoms of a migraine as a sinus infection with the use of antibiotics. Antibiotics are of no value here and prolonged use can actually make your body immune to their effects when you may need them in the future to fight infections. Many people also use OTC medications thinking they have a sinus problem.
The reason migraines can feel like sinus problems is because migraine inflammation puts pressure on the nasal cavity. Knowing what you can do to prevent this from happening can make a world of difference in how you feel each day.
Since the headache that accompanies this sinus stuffiness may at times be less severe than a full blown migraine, you may have difficulty deciding what to do to treat the problem. OTC NSAIDs to help relieve the inflammation may help give temporary relief. Tuliv T'Ease product (see below) is a natural anti-inflammatory that can help reduce and control inflammation when taken daily.
If you are suffering from migraines, or sinus headaches that are actually migraines, more than seven times a month, you may want to consider visiting with us about migraine prevention and read more about prevention at www.Tuliv.com.
You may also want to read more about this subject and find answers to other migraine questions in the library section of our web site.
Call today at 1-866-367-5953 (no cost or obligation) to visit with a migraine specialist about your problems. Or send email to: Questions@Tuliv.com
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Supplements - Good or Bad for Migraines?
Can the supplements you take cause you more headaches?
Vitamins, minerals, and other daily supplements have been proven to be of value to the majority of people. Supplements can help provide the necessary elements for a healthy body and alert mind. They can be beneficial remedies for problems and also work as preventives. Many of the concerns of aging can also be reduced with the help of proper diet and the right supplements.
However, if you suffer from migraines, many of these supplements may not be right for you.
Some supplements actually aggravate the migraine syndrome and produce agonizing headaches. That is not saying there is anything wrong with the supplements, rather it is simply that some supplement products that are tolerable for the general population can be very troublesome for anyone who suffers from migraines. This is because they can directly trigger a migraine or contribute to the chemical process of a migraine.
Take for example the popular supplement Resveratrol. Resveratrol is basically made from the same elements that cause red wine to be a major migraine trigger. Many people don't make the connection because of its claim for improving health and wellness.
There are many other products that have become popular as health drinks and wellness supplements that often contain ingredients that produce the chemicals in the body that cause migraines. 5-Hour Energy drink, for example, contains the amino acid L-tyrosine; L-tyrosine has been shown to be a migraine trigger.
Probiotics can be another major factor contributing to persistent migraines. Probiotics produce an abundant amount of nitric oxide which causes the expansion of blood vessels and is one of the elements of the migraine-causing chemical produced in the body called CGRP.
It is not always easy to spot the ingredients in supplements that contribute to migraines. One needs to compare the list of ingredients to those listed in our migraine triggers list or ask for our help if in doubt.
Each week, Tuliv migraine specialists work with our clients to review the personal migraine profiles they submit. These profiles are scrutinized for supplements, foods, and other substances known to be contributors to migraine problems. In virtually every case, there can be found various supplements, drinks, and food products that should not be consumed by anyone who suffers from migraines. This information is relayed back to the client by email with a follow-up phone conversation.
Are there supplement products that are safe for migraineurs?
As mentioned, supplements can be very helpful in improving health and wellness. What is needed is supplements that do not cause additional migraine headache problems and for this reason Tuliv now provides supplements that are "Migraine Safe." These supplements should be used to replace what you are now taking or added for your wellness and good health.
If you are currently taking a daily multi-vitamin and mineral supplement or would like to start on one, we suggest you order Tuliv T-Vitals Multivitamin.
As stated above, Acidophilus or probiotics can be problematic for those who suffer from migraines. In order to gain the same benefits, such as eliminating yeast infections and reducing the causing effects of osteoporosis, Tuliv has a product that is safe for migraineurs. Our Tuliv product Tuliv pH Balancer taken daily balances the pH naturally to reduce the amount of acid in the body.
There are several other Tuliv supplement products available that are 'Migraine Safe" that you may want to consider for specific problems and better health. They can be found at Tuliv Wellness Products.
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Winter Woes - Help is Here
Winter can be a wonderful time of spectacular snow covered scenery or it can be a time filled with stress and seasonal depression.
We want you to enjoy the good times with family and friends and so in this issue we offer you some advice and solutions to help you alleviate problems and keep headaches at bay.
Lyle Henry, Tuliv MD and Migraine Research
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Providing You With Solutions
Tuliv 5HTP - How it can improve your life.
There is very little doubt of the role that hormones play in migraine attacks, but did you know that tension headaches and even seasonal depression are also associated with the hormone changes in your body?
Stress, tension and anxiety cause the adrenal gland to release the hormone cortisone into the blood stream to help us manage stress and keep us from going off the deep end. But after the stress has passed, the excess hormones left in the body can contribute to a chemical reaction that triggers a migraine. This is why the headache comes after the stress passes.
It is well documented that seasonal affective depression (SAD) is at its height during the winter and holiday season. What is not so well known is how the depression can lead to anxiety - a form of stress - which can result in more migraines for the reasons stated above.
Recent studies are paying closer attention to the hormones associated with the emotional and physical changes in the body that trigger migraines.
One of the discoveries of Tuliv has been how 5-HTP (5-Hydroxytryptophan) helps with tension migraines, but you should also know that Tuliv 5HTP can be of real value in helping with general stress and depression. 5-HTP (5-Hydroxytryptophan) is a chemical by-product of the protein building block L-tryptophan and acts by elevating the serotonin level in the brain.
You may want to consider adding Tuliv 5HTP to your daily intake of wellness supplements to help improve your wellbeing. Certainly, if you are suffering from tension migraines, add it now to see the difference it makes.
You can read more about this product at Tuliv 5HTP.
Caution: If you are currently taking prescription anti-depression drugs, please visit with your health care provider before taking 5-HTP.
If you have any questions or concerns about something, ask us for advice. Add our phone number to your cell phone contacts right now to make it easy to contact us. Email us at Questions@Tuliv.com or Call 1-866-867-5953 or text only to 405-203-0370.
This Month's Trigger Alert - Artificial Sweeteners
Watch out for anything that uses the words "diet", such as diet Coke as these contain artificial sweeteners. You should avoid all artificial sweeteners and the products that contain artificial sweeteners as most can be migraine triggers. According to market analysts, there are tens of thousands of products sold in the US containing artificial sweeteners. Read labels of food and drinks including bottled teas, flavored waters, sports drinks, etc. and avoid all artificial sweeteners
Artificial sweeteners go by the names: Saccharin, Aspartame, Acesulfame-K, Sucralose, and Neotame.
Our recommendation is to avoid all products containing artificial sweeteners as they all have the propensity to cause a migraine headache.
Today, I am celebrating my fifth year being migraine free! I suffered with severe migraines for 27 years. I had at least two to three headaches a week. But, I have not had one migraine since my first dose of Migraine Defense!
That was five years ago! Now, I am enjoying life for the first time. I have always feared becoming a grandmother because of the disabilities that come with migraines. But, my first Grandbaby was born this week and I am not afraid to pick him up and be a real grandma anymore! Migraines no longer rule my life!
Thank you, Lyle, you are a true blessing. You and Migraine Defense have given me my life back! I will forever be grateful for Migraine Defense.
Help for Winter Aches and Pains
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You may also want to Visit our Library of Migraine and Wellness Articles and Information
Call and visit with a migraine specialist at 1-866-367-5953 (there is no cost or obligation for your call, and you will not be asked to order). All calls are considered personal and confidential. You may also contact us by email at: Queestions@Tuliv.com