The relationship between toxins and development of neurodegenerative disorders like Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s, migraines and seizures, is strong. As spring rolls around, you may want to reconsider spraying for weeds and insects.
Efficacy of coenzyme Q10 in migraine prophylaxis
Almost a 50% response with taking 300 mg CoQ10 per day. Not too shabby. This is yet another notch in the “mitochondrial dysfunction leads to neurodegenerative disorders” belt.
Prevalence of unexplained upper abdominal symptoms in patients with migraine
Looking at recent literature on migraines, it becomes evident that we are approaching treatment from the completely wrong angle. Migraines are slowly being recognized as manifestions of dysfunction in the entire body. Oxidative stress. Toxin overload. Mitochondrial dysfunction. The medications used to treat migraines in no way address these factors. The best approach to migraines involves lifestyle changes to impact the systemic problem. If uncorrected, migraine patients have a higher risk of stroke and neurodegenerative disorders.
This article supports the systemic links w/ migraine, suggesting that migraineurs have higher likelihood of having digestive complaints.
Migraine Headaches and Preeclampsia: An Epidemiologic Review
Are we getting the point? To further illustrate my point, preeclampsia risk has been shown to go down with higher intakes of vitamins C and E (again–antioxidants that can help protect the mitochondria). So, patients with migraines that are actually an outward manifestation of oxidative stress/mitochondrial dysfunction, are not ever told how to properly address their condition.
This then leaves these patients at increased risk of preeclampsia and then later for stroke and neurodegenerative disorders. Our current approach to migraines is clearly the wrong approach.