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Supplements & Herbs for Migraine Here are some non-drug or alternative treatment options for Migraine 1. Magnesium2. Ribioflavin (Vitamin B)3. CoQ104. Butterbur5. Feverfew These are considered Migraine preventatives. You take them daily for at least 3 months and monitor if there is any effect on your Migraine, namely the frequency and severity of your headaches. Even though these are not “drugs” and have very small side-effects, hence their popularity, we still want to examine the scientific evidence behind these options. The greater the scientific evidence and research behind an option, the greater the likelihood of you having a positive response...

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Are you feeding your Migraine?  Food and migraine is a popular and sometimes confusing subject for my patients. In this article I discuss food-related disorders such as Coeliac disease, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Wheat Allergy and Gluten Sensitivity and their relationship with migraine headache. I discuss how migraine headache, a neurological disorder, can be considered a result of a hyper-active nervous system and the role food plays in this relationship. I would appreciate your feedback on whether this explanation makes sense to you. Quick Migraine review Migraine is a genetic, neurological, life-long condition. You inherit your migraine brain from your parents....

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My left eye is target practice for the circus knife-thrower. The searing, white hot pain of his knives will eventually subside. The nausea, the vomiting, the isolation will pass; but the fear of the next attack remains. This disease will not kill me, but is slowly steals my life. Migraine stops soccer games with my kids, dinner dates with my friends and stifles my once ambitious career. I have lost days, weeks, months, probably years of my life to migraine.I have learnt to live with the agonising pain, but I cannot live with losing my life. -Christine- The World Health...

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We are going to run a series of information articles on hamstring injuries. It is by far one of the most common sports injuries we see here at the clinic. In this first article we will look at how common hamstring injuries are and who is most at risk. Future articles will include information on diagnosing how severe the injury is, your prognosis for return to sport, what to do in the initial injury stage and reducing your risk of future injury. We will also discuss common beliefs on stretching and “core” muscles relative to hamstring injuries. How common are...

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Hurlers are 19 times more likely to get injured during a match than during training What are the most common hurling injuries? Are Hurlers less fit than Gaelic footballers? This study followed 4 inter-county teams, a total of 127 hurlers, for a full season. 82% of players were injured during the season. That is 204 injuries to 104 players. In a squad of 30-32 players, one can expect 4 players to be injured in any given week. 90% of these injuries were mild-moderate i.e. they took 1-4 weeks to recover. The period when the greatest percentages of players were injured...

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