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Interview with Marya Gendron on the Total Wellness Mastery Summit

In this interview with Lauren Ervin, Marya talks about Folk Medicine remedies for migraine headache, different types of migraine headache, and the major mineral and hormonal influences in migraine. She also discusses her SimplyWell Protocol and Hair Tissue Mineral Analysis as approaches to migraine relief ...
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Vegetable Oils Are Contributing to Your Migraines

This blog post is a long time in coming - which is fitting, because it took me a long time to realize the truly damaging impact of vegetable oils, especially for migraineurs.  These oils are so ubiquitous in our food supply, and so bad for us, that I have made avoiding them my #1 step in the SimplyWell Protocol.  Yes, ...
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Stuffed Zucchini with Ricotta Recipe

This is an exquisite, low-histamine, late-summer dish.  Traditionally, this dish is made using parmesan cheese and tomatoes.  For our purposes here we will leave those out, although if you get migraines only once in awhile or your histamine is not too high, a little fresh tomato thrown in will not hurt (it's the tomato concentrate we have to be especially ...
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Hair Tissue Mineral Analysis for Migraine Relief

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 asked why. The typical and obvious answer is that it's our hormonal differences that make us more susceptible to migraine than men. But since not all women get migraines, we need to take ...
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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

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.  Managing symptoms seems to be the name of the game, yet the root cause of migraine remains elusive. Because migraine headaches are a manifestation of a serious chronic ...
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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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