Update on Migraines and Herbs

Back in April I posted about trying a new therapy for my migraines. Most preventative medications that are prescribed do not work for me or I cannot take them due to my low blood pressure. So in April I started taking a daily dose of feverfew as a preventative. Since that time I have gone from three day long migraines on a weekly basis to only two shorter migraines. One of those I was able to identify a new trigger--the chicken hot dogs we had for dinner. I haven't eaten hot dogs in over a year and it made sense due to the nitrite/nitrate issue involved. The other blindsided me. All in all, I've decided that this therapy is working pretty well.

Now I'm researching ways to easy the physical pain. My most common issue is bad knee pain. I am started physical therapy this week, but in the meantime I'd like to lower the inflammation. After a few hours of research this weekend, I've decided to try pineapple for it's bromelain content. It's an enjoyable therapy as I love pineapple and it's easy to handle. I get one of my favorite snacks from The Nature Box, their Big Island Pineapple. It's dried pineapple and nothing more. No added sugar, nada. One ring with each meal is an easy solution. I also ordered several pineapple-containing teas from Teavana. I intend to enjoy one each day in, either hot or iced. I just started this past Sunday, so I'll try to keep updates coming on how it goes.


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