Q&A: What to Do About Migraines?



Q&A: What to Do About Migraines?

 Hi Raw Generation readers!

Jennie Fagen, Integrative Nutrition Health Coach, here. Each day we receive questions from our awesome juicers (that's you!). We love hearing from you and want to provide you with as much information as possible to help you reach your weight loss goals and thrive!  

Question:

Dear Jennie,

I suffer from migraines currently and I am working towards trying to be more healthy and also lose a few pounds (20-25). I have trouble sticking to one specific diet and I do not over eat but simply don’t eat much at all. When I do eat it's not usually the most healthy item. I’m not sure the best approach for meeting my fitness goals so any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. I work in an office setting and find myself tired often, so working out does not happen very much.

Kind regards,

Anna

Answer:

Hi Anna,

Thanks for reaching out. I’m sorry to hear about your migraines! That does sound horrible, and I completely understand having trouble sticking with a diet. Dieting implies deprivation and anytime we deprive our bodies of something we are likely to rebel because deprivation is no fun! Instead what I emphasize with my clients is finding lifestyle changes that work for you. For instance, are there any activities you enjoy? I have lots of clients who DREAD going to the gym but the idea of joining a group of walkers or biking to work sounds like more fun. We ARE tired after work, but usually, when you can find the right activity or the right time to do it, we can make time for what’s important. A lot of my clients know that if they don’t workout in the morning they’ll never work out, so they make it a MUST to workout in the morning. 

Accountability helps as well! Try thinking of a list of people you know who also might be looking for some movement in their lives (movement sounds a lot less intimidating than exercise, doesn’t it?). 

As far as your migraines are concerned this can be attributed to a number of factors. Some of the most common ones are stress, dehydration, and lack of minerals. For lack of minerals, I’d recommend trying some viable Magnesium. I use this one with my private clients since it is Isotonic (you drink it and it’s designed to be the same pressure as your body fluid for immediate absorption) and pharmaceutical grade. I would take 3 capfuls before bedtime for 2 weeks then cut down to 2 and see how you do. 

For juicing, you could definitely start off with a three-day cleanse! This would be a great way to flood your body with nutrients and jumpstart your weight loss. I’d start with the SKINNY Cleanse. Then you could incorporate juices into your day, either as breakfast or a snack to sustain and continue your results. Some juicers like to juice fast once a month or even one day a week. 

Hope that helps and let me know if you have any more questions!

Best,

Jennie

 

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