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Migraines and Nutrition

I’ve never had a migraine nor do I wish to. I remember as a teenager coming home and seeing my mother in her room by herself. All she wanted was for the curtains to be closed and for there to be no noise in the house. She suffered from migraines. According to Webster a migraine is a “a condition marked by recurring moderate to severe headache with throbbing pain that usually lasts from four hours to three days, typically begins on one side of the head but may spread to both sides, is often accompanied by nausea, vomiting, and sensitivity to light or sound, and is sometimes preceded by an aura and is often followed by fatigue.” (In Merriam-Webster. Retrieved February 17, 2020 from https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/migraine). If you suffer from migraines no definition is needed. You know and hurt.



From what I’ve heard it is debilitating to the point of not being able to function. I started to think about writing on this topic a few days ago and then yesterday as I sat to watch one of my guilty pleasures a story came on about this exact topic. Correspondent Susan Spencer from CBS Sunday Morning (2020) showcased what it is to have migraines. Dr. William Young from Thomas Jefferson Hospital in Philadelphia said that 40 million Americans suffer from migraines. Think of it as 1 in 7 people in the world suffer from this. It is the second most debilitating disease after back pain.


How do migraines correlate with Gerson Therapy? Whereas the National Institute of Health allocates $21 million dollars per year to research and study migraines it seems that their studies go into traditional western solutions. Our solution is nutrition and detoxification. The solution is in the foods you eat and the juices you drink.



Sounds crazy right? You might not think that diet could help with this but think again. A few years ago we had a family stay with us and their story is one of great inspiration. After leaving our facility they started the Herdell Migraine Institute. For more information on who they are visit them at www.herdellmigraine.org and look under Healing Stories. You will find Jake’s story. It’s incredible to know that having followed Gerson Therapy, Jake Herdell was able to find a solution that actually helped him have a normal life again. Jake is quoted saying “Try the Gerson Therapy for a month and see if it helps. After 2-3 months, you will have a significant difference in your health. You don’t really have anything to lose” (Herdell Migrain Institute).


Some think that Gerson Therapy is only for people who have no hope at healing and being well. This is an incorrect statement. Nutrition and detoxification is for anyone and everyone who seeks health. You don’t have to be sick to eat better. However, if you are ill and suffer from migraines, fatty liver, pancreatitis, high cholesterol and chronic diseases then why not try this as an option.

Going back to those years when my mother had migraines was definitely a rough patch. However, diet and detoxification helped her. It also encouraged me to change my habits as I started to get headaches around my adolescent years. However, my friend e-bucket was always there to help make the pain go away.


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REFERENCES:

CBS Sunday Morning (2020, February 16). The Effects of Migraine [Video file]. Retrieved from https://www.cbs.com/shows/cbs-sunday-morning/video/wcdevj3V5sRlvGtXPMGkl81pQF4yyh1l/the-effects-of-migraine/


Herdell Migraine Institute (2020, February 16). Jake's Story. Retrieved February 17, 2020, from http://www.herdellmigraine.org/jakes-healing-story/


Migraine [Def. 1]. (n.d.). Merriam-Webster Online. In Merriam-Webster. Retrieved February 17, 2020, from https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/migraine


Photograph credit to Pexels. Retrieved February 17, 2020, from https://www.pexels.com/



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