Migraine and Headache Books of Note

Teri Robert @trobert Health Guide
  • Many of us are constantly on the look-out for good Migraine and headache books. There are quite a few books available. I've read some that I really like and some that I... well... not so much. Here are some reviews for you...

     

    "The Headache Prevention Cookbook"

    by Dr. David Ryan Marks, with recipes by Dr. Laura Marks

    Dr. David Marks had experienced manageable headaches for many years, but they began getting steadily worse. Fortunately, he is a doctor and was the medical director of a prominent headache treatment center at the time. He began studying his headaches and realized he had multiple food triggers. Now, Dr. Marks is a truly fortunate man. His wife, Dr. Laura Marks, is a magnificent cook who enjoys experimenting with new recipes...

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    Heal Your Headache

    by Dr. David Buchholz

    A positive note about "Heal Your Headaches" is that Dr. Buchholz does make one stop and think, partly because he challenges so much of what is now considered to be basic headache and Migraine knowledge backed by significant bodies of verified and published research. In the introduction to the book, he states, "In scientific terms, my beliefs are hypotheses; potential explanations of certain cause and effect relationships." This is a good, honest statement; one I'm glad he included in this book that has resulted in a few raised eyebrows.

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    "Living WellWith Migraine Disease and Headaches"

    by Teri Robert

    Review by Jamie Sohn

    Teri Robert's "Living Well With Migraine Disease and Headaches- What Your Doctor Doesn't Tell You... That You Need to Know" is just what the doctor ordered. Or- rather, is what the doctor actually didn't order... which is why you must get a copy of this fantastic book! From definitions of types of Migraines and headaches to commonly used medications in the treatment of Migraines and headache diseases, to self-advocacy and dealing with family issues, this book has it all.

     

    "Pain - the Fifth Vital Sign"

    by Marni Jackson

    Throughout the history of medicine, quantifying pain has been an issue. How do we explain "how much" pain we're experiencing in a way that's universally understood? As headache and Migraine patients we can absolutely relate. Jackson explores pain as the "Fifth Vital Sign," as measurable as temperature, blood pressure, heart beat, and respiration.

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    "You Can Heal Your Life"

    by Louise L. Hay

    One of our forum members brought this book to my attention because this passage concerned her:

    "Headaches come from invalidating the self . . . Forgive yourself, let it go, and the headache will dissolve back into the nothingness from where it came . . . Migraine headaches are created by people who want to be perfect and who create a lot of pressure on themselves. A lot of suppressed anger is involved..."

    Oh, puhleeze!

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Published On: October 07, 2007