Headache & Migraine

Creative strategies and new trends to treat migraine and headaches, including holistic approaches, and the relationship between migraines and headaches and other conditions. Patient experts inspire with their stories of perseverance.

How Does a Migraine Attack Begin?

Learn more about the specific mechanism that causes Migraine Attacks to begin and how it affects other potential symptoms.

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9 Tips to Prevent Menstrual Migraines

Holistic health professional Mark Canadic shares nine smart tips on to help with hormonal triggered migraines.

By Mark Canadic

29 Foods That Trigger Migraine

What you eat can trigger migraine. Holistic health practitioner Mark Canadic provides of list of the 29 worst trigger foods.

By Mark Canadic

Migraine Runs in My Family

For patient advocate Julie Ryan, migraine is a family affair, which has some benefits – a deep empathy for migraine pain for starters.

By Julie Ryan

Top Migraine Questions & Answers

Interested in an overview of the different kinds of migraine, the symptoms, and treatments? This Q and A touches on a bit of everything, providing basic knowledge.

By Eileen Bailey

Is Migraine Different for Men and Women?

Migraine symptoms might be similar between men and women, but women are three times more likely than men to experience migraine. Here's some other facts.

By Julie Ryan

5 Ways to Describe Hemiplegic Migraines

What does a hemiplegic migraine feel like? Holistic health practitioner Mark Canadic offers five accurate descriptions, helpful in communicating symptoms of the condition.

By Mark Canadic

Migraine Self-Care: Prepare for a Trip or Event

Five tips to help prevent migraine from disrupting your events and adventures.

By Sunny Fitzgerald

5 Ways to Cope With Migraines When You’re Sick

Migraine is bad enough. How to manage the flu or a cold on top of it? From essential oils and herbal teas to detox baths, here’s some practical advice from a woman who gets it.

By Jaime Sanders

Migraines and Exercise: The Benefits and Risks

Exercise is all good for migraines, right? Not exactly. Holistic health practitioner Mark Canadic provides the benefits and risks of exercise for migraine.

By Mark Canadic

7 Comfort Items That Can Help With Migraine or Any Chronic Illness

Who said security blankets were just for kids? Patient expert Jaime Sanders lists some of her favorite security items to help with migraine.

By Jaime Sanders

Meet the Experts

Jennifer Mitchell Rackley

B.S. Dietetics, Dietitian, Health Professional

Jennifer is a dietitian with a passion for educating and empowering families on their journey through illness.

Sunny Fitzgerald

Patient Expert

Sunny Fitzgerald is a writer and travel consultant. Her work has been published in National Geographic, The New York Times, BBC, and more.

Erin L. Boyle

Health writer

Erin L. Boyle, the senior editor at HealthCentral from 2016-2018, is a freelance medical writer and editor.

Jennifer Mitchell Rackley

B.S. Dietetics, Dietitian, Health Professional

Jennifer is a dietitian with a passion for educating and empowering families on their journey through illness.

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