Chronic Inflammation

By | Aug 10, 2012

Chronic Inflammation An American Epidemic Inflammation is an immune response; a response to an infection, an irritation, or an injury. Immune cells are called to the site through the blood stream. The blood vessels near the site become miraculously permeable and the site becomes warm and red due to the increased blood flow (warm, hence [...]

Migraine / Headaches: Nutritional Causes, Treatments & Prevention

By | Jun 15, 2012

An important step in the prevention of migraines or chronic headaches44 is keeping a diary to help identify as many triggers as possible.  The most common dietary offenders include nuts, aspartame, monosodium glutamate (MSG), red wine and other alcoholic beverages (hangovers), caffeine intake or withdrawals (tea, chocolate, cocoa products), tyramine (some cheeses), nitrites / nitrates [...]

Chronic Migraine Headache treated with Cannabis

By | Feb 24, 2012

Five cases successfully treated with Marinol and/or illicit cannabis. Tod H. Mikuriya, M.D. Case 1 A thirty eight year old white female stock broker supervisor with a twenty-six year history of unilateral vascular headaches escalating to generalized headache with tension headache overlay. The severity and frequency of episodes responded only to parenteral dihydroergotamine, meperidine, and [...]

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