IN YOUR DAILY DOSE: you’ll discover that migraine headaches affect an amazing number of children and adults. Some respond very well to one simple change.
MAKING CHANGES: This change is simple, easy and requires just a sip of water.
FACT OR FICTION: This is too strange to be fiction and too much fun to pass up. This family of pigs is bringing tourists to the Bahamas from around the world. Would you like to swim with them?
In The News
A very high percentage of children, teens and adults with migraine headaches appear to be deficient in vitamins. Researchers have known for some time that a magnesium deficiency may trigger migraine headaches. And, as the vitamin is very easy to acquire and doesn’t have many side effects, it is a simple first step.
Now researchers find those who suffer from migraines may also be deficient in vitamin D, riboflavin and coenzyme Q10. The study was conducted at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Headache center. Lead author Dr. Suzanne Hagler, Headache Medicine fellow and lead author of the study, commented in Science Daily, saying:
"Further studies are needed to elucidate whether vitamin supplementation is effective in migraine patients in general, and whether patients with mild deficiency are more likely to benefit from supplementation.”
Daily Health Tip
Vitamin deficiencies are important to address as they impact more than just migraine headaches. Deficiencies will impact your overall health, mood, cognitive abilities, risk for cancer, metabolic syndrome, kidney disease and immune mediated disease.
To determine if you are deficient in vitamin D, a simple blood test will do the trick. If you choose to use a vitamin supplement instead of sensible sun exposure, you’ll want to use vitamin D3 and not D2 as the latter is associated with an increase in heart disease. When taking vitamin D3 also take Vitamin K-2 (MK7 form) to reduce the potential for plaque formation and heart disease.
1. How do I respond when I realize my honesty could end up hurting others?
2. How do I balance honesty with wanting the best for the person I am interacting with?
3. When do I allow a difference of opinion with someone to sway my beliefs?
Fact or Fiction?
This is too strange to be fiction and too much fun to pass up. This family of pigs is bringing tourists to the Bahamas from around the world. Would you like to swim with them?
You can!. Known as the official home of the swimming pigs, visitors are able to frolic in the surf at Big Major Cay, an uninhabited island, also known as “Pig Beach.” The family of pigs are feral but are exceptionally friendly with tourists, running out from under the trees to greet the tourists who bring them treats. They are fed by crews of passing yachts and vessels and have become so popular that they inspired a children’s book, “The Secret of Pig’s Island,” by Jennifer Nolan and a song by Sandra Boynton.
Have a wonderful day!
Your Healthy Life America Team