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As we continue our deep exploration of the brain, we are learning that not only does it control many functions within the body, but there are many different elements within the body that contribute to brain functions.
The key to migraine treatment and prevention is understanding how migraines form and how they react. There is no one form of migraine, and no one trigger. Which is why treatment and prevention are often very difficult. To begin the journey in the treatment of your migraines, you should start by understanding your migraine presentation.
Migraines affect over 50 million Americans. Most migraine sufferers are women between the ages of 30-39. Which is increasingly concerning as the connection between migraines, birth control and increased stroke risk are 9x higher.
Our hormones are the rulers of our reproductive health, yet many of us don't know how they work, or where they come from. A woman's reproductive hormones are produced in the brain and in the Ovaries. The main hormones affecting a woman's reproductive cycles are; GnRH (Gonadotropin-Releasing Hormone), FSH (Follicle Stimulating Hormone), LH (Luteinizing Hormone), Estrogen, and Progesterone.
In those with PCOS, these hormones are non properly balanced. By understanding how these hormones naturally work, we can understand how imbalances can lead to PCOS, and thus how to properly support and treat it.
I was originally going to dive right into insulin resistance, but a questions was brought up by someone, and I want to go ahead and address it first.
The question is "Why would someone really need to avoid dairy, if they did not test positive for dairy sensitivity or allergy?"
So, obviously, if you have a food allergy test come back with a strong positive for allergy or sensitivity, you should not consume dairy. This is just going to exasperate the already inflamed body. But as for the other reason why diary is an issue, lets break it down a bit.