Migraines & Magnesium 2

My daughters have all had challenges with migraines in the last couple of years.  I really hadn’t cared much until they became a real part of our daily lives. When I realized that a lot of migraines come about simply because the body doesn’t get enough magnesium, we began to consciusly take extra. A lot of research has proven that without sufficient magnesium  our bodies hurt a lot, the muscles don’t function right and are likely to spasm. We are likely to experience more stress and may not be able to sleep well.  Getting enough magnesium is vital to help prevent and “treat” migraine headaches. To prevent them, try to keep a diet rich in these natural substances, such as dark leafy greens, nuts and seeds, beans, brown rice, quinoa, avocados, yogurt, bananas, dried fruit and last but definitely not least, dark chocolate.  😀  Magnesium supplements may also prove necessary. Because it can cause challenges to the intestinal system – at times acting like a
laxative, we have found that Magnesium oil or lotion is at times a better option.  It can be rubbed directly on a tense neck.

Oral magnesium supplements are easily excreted from the body, so it is rare to overdose unless you have impaired kidney function.

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Since all three of my daughters have suffered from migraines, we found magnesium to be most helpful.  Through research we discovered that there are other natural substances that have been shown to be of benefit in fighting migraines. These include Niacin (vitamin B3) and Feverfew.  We also started dabbing Peppermint Essential Oil directly the temple, it is cooling and refreshing. You might also consider using PastTense which is known for it’s “soothing effects on both the mind and body, the essential oils in PastTense quickly, promote feelings of relaxation and calm emotions.”

Disclaimer: I am not a trained dietitian, nutritionist, chef, or doctor. The information on this blog is based on facts, my research, and my personal experiences. This information is not intended to diagnose, prevent, treat or cure any disease. Please follow the advice of your doctor.  Marjie Briggs

This post was updated 4/14/15

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  • March 2, 2014 at 12:28 pm
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    Great tip! And it is very true. When I was having issues with my thyroid, I experienced the worst headaches of my life. My naturopathic doctor advised me to take Magnesium supplements, and the headaches improved significantly!
    And I’d much rather be taking Magnesium than lots of Tylenol 🙂

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    • March 4, 2014 at 8:12 am
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      It is pretty amazing, isn’t it? Magnesium has so many uses in our body for well being, and from all I’ve read, it is rare to overdose from it.

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  • April 25, 2015 at 1:36 am
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    I agree. Magnesium is pretty great stuff. I take magnesium in a powdered drink form that helps with both sleep and digestion issues that I have. Really don’t want to be without it. I’m surprised I don’t hear more buzz about it.

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    • April 25, 2015 at 6:12 am
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      I agree. Every cell in our body needs magnesium to survive and thrive. Thanks, Karen, for stopping by!

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