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Hair Tissue Mineral Analysis for Migraine and Mineral Balancing

The SimplyWell Protocol is an excellent set of lifestyle steps that can effectively dismantle many chronic migraine patterns.  However, some clients who have been suffering for decades, have been on medications for many years, or who have a history of trauma, surgery, or hormone replacement therapy, may need additional support in the form of mineral balancing through Hair Tissue Mineral ...
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Causes of Hormonal and Menstrual Migraine

You probably already know that three times more women than men suffer from migraine. And if you are one of those many women, you have also probably already asked why. The typical answer is that it's our hormonal differences that make us more susceptible to migraine than men - and this is obvious in the case of menstrual migraine. But ...
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Pain-solving Migraine Salve Recipe with Ancient Healing Resins

Making your own medicine is empowering and fun.  You get to source your own ingredients, adapt the recipe to get it just how you like it, and finally use the medicine to help yourself. This particular migraine salve is incredibly potent - every single ingredient is a powerful healing agent. I personally believe that there is a placebo effect that ...
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Beyond Nutrition: Stress Reduction Leverage Points for Healing Migraine (Video)

We all know we need to reduce our stress, get more rest, and exercise.  But how do we break the cycle of overextending ourselves and prioritize our healing above all else?  It's tempting to just focus on diet as the key leverage point in healing, but it is still hard to heal if we are unable implement other important lifestyle ...
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Herpes as Root Cause of Migraine: Inquiry, Research and Evidence

Despite much research and knowledge that has been gleaned over the years about migraine, it is still a stubborn and formidable beast of a condition that confounds many of medicine’s best practitioners. I coach people with migraine headaches who have seen some of the most accomplished migraine experts in the world and have tried very sophisticated treatments and medications for ...
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Mild Herb Liver Pate Recipe: The Ultimate Supplement

Why would you want to eat liver if you have migraines? Because it's high in bioavailable copper needed to break down histamine, and has loads of other important vitamins and minerals besides. A few ounces of this goodness contains ample quantities of vitamin A; all the B vitamins including choline and betaine; copper; zinc; iron; potassium; phosphorous; selenium; and even ...
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Bioavailable Copper for Healing Migraine, Histamine, Herpes, and Hormones (Video)

This past week was a goldmine for me connecting dots in my ever-deepening understanding of migraine pathology. I've been dancing with joy because what I've discovered explains a LOT about the root cause of migraine.  And it all has to do with having sufficient bioavailable copper to heal your migraines. As you know, I've been looking for that root cause ...
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Comforting Low-histamine Corn Chowder Recipe

If there's one great way to get potatoes into your diet (with all their minerals and insoluble fiber), chowder is certainly an excellent one.  Chowder is the ultimate comfort food, but many chowders contain seafood or stock that can be a trigger for migraine.  This recipe is a rich and vegetal version of traditional cream chowders, full of celery and ...
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Mineralized Water with Magnesium and Sodium Chloride (Video)

In this video I share how I make my own mineralized water. Here is the recipe: In a saucepan, combine equal parts magnesium chloride flakes to purified water.  Save this "magnesium oil" in a container with a lid and keep it next to your water filter so you can add it to water as you drink it. 1 teaspoon of ...
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Plant Remedy Revolution Summit Interview with Marya Gendron (Audio)

I was so excited to be featured in the Plant Remedy Revolution Summit recently with Shauna Wall. In this interview, Shauna Wall and I discuss the plant-based solutions to migraine headache that I've discovered as part of my SimplyWell Migraine Relief Protocol. Shauna Wall is an herbalist and natural health educator that teaches the balance of tradition and science in ...
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Insanely Nutritious Cooking Oil for Gut and Brain Health

I adore butter, red palm oil, and coconut oil.  All of them support gut health and brain health in their own particular ways.  So I decided to blend them all together into a medium-heat cooking oil to get all the benefits of each in one dollop.  This turned out delicious - the buttery flavor still permeates throughout, and the coconut ...
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Pan-roasted Brussel Sprouts

In my family's constant experimentation with diet and nutrition, my husband recently went ketogenic on me. He basically lived off of grilled brussel sprouts, chocolate sweetened with xylitol, and huge tubs of almond butter.  He's 6'5" and it was a sight to behold him fuelling his lanky frame without carbs.  I wasn't convinced of the healthfulness of the keto diet ...
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