You may have heard friends or family members talk about how their migraines improved while they were pregnant or after they were pregnant. Let’s talk about this in today’s blog 🙂
Please never tell me you are looking forward to pregnancy because you hope the hormonal shift will lessen your migraines or PMS headaches.
You would be missing out on a HUGE opportunity to optimize your health before you get pregnant and be even better equipped to nourish your baby along the way.
As frustrating and inconvenient as they can be, headaches are nearly always a symptom of a deeper problem. Rather than blaming the headache itself, you have an opportunity to question what message your body is trying to send and what you need to pay attention to. For a long time I though I had a disease called migraine headaches, but it turned out that I was getting migraines because:
- my body was under a lot of stress from food sensitivities,
- a chronic infection and
- some key nutritional deficiencies (definitely not an Imitrex deficiency).
While this way of thinking has been part of Oriental and Ayurveda medicine traditions, it may be a new concept to you. Especially if you, like many migraine sufferers, have tried prescription after prescription, nerve blocks and even Botox while being told that diet has very little to do with your migraines.
To learn more about the root causes that may be at play, don’t miss the Migraine Summit. In this collection of interviews, we’ve spoken to 30 top clinicians and researchers about underlying issues that cause migraines and headaches that you probably didn’t hear about from your neurologist.
The root causes we explore on this online event include:
- Gluten sensitivity
- Mineral deficiencies
- Glyphosate toxicity
- Heavy metal toxicity
- Food and environmental allergies
- Estrogen – progesterone imbalance
- Chronic stress and cortisol imbalance
- Parasite and bacterial infections
- Emotional trauma
- Toxic mold exposure
- Irlen Syndrome
- Methylation and detoxification pathways that need extra support
- Muscular skeletal imbalances and compressed nerves
Headaches may be common, but they are NOT normal. Every single day people find relief from their headaches when they identify and resolve these types of root causes. If you are suffering with chronic headaches or migraines, listen to your body’s distress signals and see a holistic practitioner to address the true underlying issues.
Ideally, if you are wanting to become pregnant in the next few years, visit an integrative clinic like Reproductive Wellness now to get a well-rounded assessment of the role nutrition, alignment, hormones and other factors play a role in both your headaches, fertility and ability to have a healthy pregnancy.
There is nothing that compares to the challenge of nourishing a little human to inspire us to take better care of ourselves. Let your headaches or migraines be a clue that there are still healing opportunities to uncover.
The Chronic Headache and Migraine Summit features over 30 holistic and functional health experts sharing their clinical experience and the most effective strategies for getting to the root causes of headaches. The videos will be available to download starting July 10th, but the free viewing period is only from July 10-17, 2017 so sign up now to make sure you don’t miss out.
With her 4-step Migraine Freedom™ plan, Erin Knight helps women who desire natural solutions providing freedom from chronic migraines, so that they can experience a dramatic increase in productivity and thrive in the active life that they dream of.
Having suffered with chronic migraines in high school and into her first career as a process improvement engineer, Erin is sympathetic to the impact that headaches have on our work and social life. After climbing back from a massive burnout in her late 20’s using strategies from functional medicine and realizing her migraines disappeared as she balanced her hormones and fixed her digestion, she started her company Engineering Radiance to help women who are frustrated with the conventional management of migraines and want to get to the root causes.
Erin has her Masters of Engineering from the University of Michigan and is trained in Functional Diagnostic Nutrition™ and nutrigenomics. After a decade guiding Fortune 500 teams through root cause analysis, she now applies these problem-solving skills to our most complex system – the human body.