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Targeted nutrition and lifestyle can change your life.

Dr. Raj AggarwalBrain SupportI suffered with migraine headaches for many years starting as a teenager, so I know how debilitating migraines can be. I learned in my twenties that there were some nutrients that could dramatically reduced the intensity of my migraines. This was in the 1970’s before we had the knowledge that we have now. But even then, I discovered that migraines could be treated naturally. As a result, I was never on any migraine medications. Taking vitamin B-6 and niacin reduced by headaches by 90%. Eventually my migraines all but disappeared. So I know that nutrition can help.

Times have changed. We now have much more clinical science on nutrition and migraines. Doctors and researchers are discovering that nutrition is a viable way to reduce headaches, reduce severity and frequency and potentially lead to reduction or elimination of the need for medications. In this interview with Dr. Raj Aggarwal, we will discuss the cause of migraines and what you can do. Dr. Aggarwal discusses the 10 things you should do to best manage your headaches.

10 Steps to Headache Management (excerpted from MigraineFactorX.com)….READ MORE….

  1. Understand Your HeadachesHeadache
  2. Avoid Food Triggers
  3. Avoid Environmental Triggers
  4. Keep a Headache Diary
  5. Daily Exercise
  6. Regular Neck Stretches
  7. Good Sleep Habits
  8. Relaxation and Stress Free Living
  9. Avoid over-the-counter pain pills like Tylenol, Advil, and Excedrin for frequent headaches
  10. Take Migraine Factor X

Migraine Factor XMigraine Factor X is a unique blend of premium, powerful ingredients to help support the brain function. Migraine Factor X should be taken for three months in order to gain the full effect. The benefits from Migraine Factor X can take 3 to 6 weeks to be evident. Give it a 3 month trial for full benefit. Once effective, continue on Migraine Factor X on a daily basis. Migraine headache is a chronic problem and it can restart when you stop the supplement.

There are multiple studies showing benefit in preventing headaches with the individual ingredients. These ingredients have been recommended by American Academy of Neurology in the Episodic Migraine prevention guidelines, most recently updated in 2012, and published in the Neurology Journal. These nutrients in their clinically studied forms are also endorsed by the American Osteopathic Association and the International Headache Society.

The benefit of Migraine Factor X without following the first nine steps is limited. If you are serious about controlling your headaches, then please follow these steps in combination. If you do only 1, 2 and 3 or only 8.9 and 10, you may not see any change or any benefit. If you have diligently followed these steps and your headaches are continuing, you should see your Headache specialist. (end excerpt)…..READ MORE….

Migraine Factor X
Migraine Factor X is a nutritional supplement that includes the five ingredients that we determined in the studies to be safe and effective. They are found in the potency and forms that were used in the studies. These include standardized extracts of Butterbur and Feverfew, Riboflavin (B-2), Magnesium Glycinate and CoQ10. All of these ingredients have some moderate to strong clinical evidence and as a combination should give you the best results.

About Dr. Raj Aggarwal, MD
Raj Aggarwal, MD is the Director, Minneapolis Clinic of Neurology Headache Center, Burnsville, MN. Dr. Aggarwal is a neurologist with expertise in Headaches and Sleep Medicine. He has been in practice at Minneapolis Clinic of Neurology for 15 years. Dr. Aggarwal trained at Henry Ford Hospital, Detroit, MI and he is president of MD Innovations, a company engaged in bringing effective natural therapies to consumers. Dr. Aggarwal is a migraine sufferer himself.

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Finally, an iron supplement that won’t upset your stomach or cause constipation.

Dr. Erin StokesWomen's HealthI have advised many women over the years who have struggled with resolving iron deficiency anemia. The most common challenge is the iron supplements that are commonly recommended (ferrous sulfate) as a solution is not well tolerated or absorbed. It is not easily absorbed. It commonly causes nausea, upset stomach and constipation. These effects are not only unpleasant but make it difficult to be compliant with the treatment. There is a better way.

Blood BuilderMany years ago, I discovered Blood Builder by MegaFood. This is an amazing supplement. It is the perfect supplement for women struggling with iron deficiency anemia. First of all it works seemingly much better than ferrous sulfate or ferrous fumerate. Women feel much better when taking Blood Builder. It does not upset the stomach or cause constipation. It includes the other nutrients required for iron absorption. And like all MegaFood supplements it contains food-state nutrients including AND real food including organic oranges and beet root.

In this interview Dr. Erin Stokes discusses MegaFood Blood Builder as a supplement and how she has used it in her personal life and clinical practice.

The following excerpt is from NIH.gov (National Institutes of Health) READ MORE
The signs and symptoms of iron-deficiency anemia depend on its severity. Mild to moderate iron-deficiency anemia may have no signs or symptoms. When signs and symptoms do occur, they can range from mild to severe. Many of the signs and symptoms of iron-deficiency anemia apply to all types of anemia.

Signs and Symptoms of Anemia

  • Anemia SignThe most common symptom of all types of anemia is fatigue (tiredness). Fatigue occurs because your body doesn’t have enough red blood cells to carry oxygen to its many parts.
  • Also, the red blood cells your body makes have less hemoglobin than normal. Hemoglobin is an iron-rich protein in red blood cells. It helps red blood cells carry oxygen from the lungs to the rest of the body.
  • Anemia also can cause shortness of breath, dizziness, headache, coldness in your hands and feet, pale skin, chest pain, weakness, and fatigue (tiredness).
  • If you don’t have enough hemoglobin-carrying red blood cells, your heart has to work harder to move oxygen-rich blood through your body. This can lead to irregular heartbeats called arrhythmias (ah-RITH-me-ahs), a heart murmur, an enlarged heart, or even heart failure.
  • In infants and young children, signs of anemia include poor appetite, slowed growth and development, and behavioral problems.

Signs and Symptoms of Iron Deficiency

  • HemoglobinSigns and symptoms of iron deficiency may include brittle nails, swelling or soreness of the tongue, cracks in the sides of the mouth, an enlarged spleen, and frequent infections.
  • People who have iron-deficiency anemia may have an unusual craving for nonfood items, such as ice, dirt, paint, or starch. This craving is called pica (PI-ka or PE-ka).
  • Some people who have iron-deficiency anemia develop restless legs syndrome (RLS). RLS is a disorder that causes a strong urge to move the legs. This urge to move often occurs with strange and unpleasant feelings in the legs. People who have RLS often have a hard time sleeping.
  • Iron-deficiency anemia can put children at greater risk for lead poisoning and infections.
  • Some signs and symptoms of iron-deficiency anemia are related to the condition’s causes. For example, a sign of intestinal bleeding is bright red blood in the stools or black, tarry-looking stools.
  • Very heavy menstrual bleeding, long periods, or other vaginal bleeding may suggest that a woman is at risk for iron-deficiency anemia. (End excerpt)

About Dr. Erin Stokes, ND

Dr. Erin Stokes, is a Naturopathic Doctor and the Medical Director at FoodState.  Erin received her Naturopathic Doctor degree from Bastyr University in Seattle, Washington, in 2001. She combines her experience as a Naturopathic Doctor with an extensive background in the natural products industry. Erin’s personal mission is to empower people with the inspiration and tools to change their lives. Dr. Stokes practices naturopathic medicine in Boulder, CO.

I have three other interviews on MegaFood. One is an introduction to the MegaFood FoodState Whole Food SloProcess. I am fascinated by the way MegaFood creates their products. I want my listeners to understand that is truly something unique.

081 – FoodState Nutrients – What’s the Difference

102 – The MegaFood Approach to Inflammation

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122 – Add More Whole Foods to your Life – My Interview with Erin Stokes, ND

 

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In his 30 years of clinical experience treating Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Fibromyalgia Syndrome Dr. Teitelbaum has found that his S.H.I.N.E. approach is successful in the vast majority of patients. S.H.I.N.E. identifies five key areas related to the body that, when addressed in combination, provide a blueprint for promoting optimal energy. There are sleep, hormones, infection/inflammation, nutrition and exercise.

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