Supplements that may ease symptoms of migraine headaches

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  1. Feverfew Leaf

50 mg daily or 125mg dried feverfew leaf from Tanacetum parthenium

High in Sesquiterpene Lactones (STL) of which must contain at least 0.2% parthenolide content.

  1. Ginger

500-600 mg powder—every 4 hours for 4 days

Pro-inflammatory mediator; inhibits platelet aggregation.

  1. Ginko Biloba Extract

120-240 mg per day

Platelet-activating Factor (PAF) antagonist.

  1. Magnesium

200-360 mg per day

Inhibits vasospasm and platelet aggregation.

  1. Riboflavin

400 mg per day with breakfast for at least 90 days

Involved in the electron-transport chain.

  1. L-Tryptophan

500 mg per day for 90 days, every 6 years

Precursor to scrotonin production.

  1. Fish Oil (omega 3 fatty acids)

Inhibits platelet aggregation.

  1. Maintain blood sugar levels—eat small meals throughout the day.

 

AVOID:

Tyramine (a vasoactive amine) in foods such as aged cheese, yogurt, beer, wine, liver, and yeast.

-Foods that may be allergens.

 




Nutritional Recommendations for High Cholesterol (Hypercholesterolemia)

  1. Chromium picolinate 200 mcg with Niacin 50-100 mg (flushing type) have a IMG_6900synergistic effect at lowering cholesterol levels and enable the dose of niacin to be reduced without reducing its effects.
  2. Vitamin E 800 IU daily. Vitamin E causes an increase in HDL. May be taken with Selenium 200 mcg, which has a synergistic effect with vitamin E.
  3. L-Carnitine, Taurine, and 50-200 mg per day of Co-Q10 may improve the ratio of high density lipoproteins (HDL) and low density lipoproteins (LDL).