Migraines Causes and CuresWritten by je Dunn
A migraine is a splitting headache that just seems to set in apparently due to no reason at all.
The reasons for a migraine are mainly vascular. That means that certain changes in blood vessels that supply blood to brain trigger of pain. Of course, causes for thechanges in blood vessels may vary from person to person but this is generally how it starts.
Migraines are easily most common headache syndrome. It affects 10 to 15 percent of global population. One peculiar feature of a migraine is that it usually starts in childhood or adolescence and is most common in young and middle-aged adults.
The only good thing about a migraine is that it usually stops as people get older.
Migraines have nothing to do with a person's background, upbringing, or social class. Migraines do not discriminate. Migraines have a strong impact on quality of a person' s life. It affects not only person but also lives of those who move in close contact with he person. Migraine attacks can some times be so severe that person may have to abandon his or her routine activities for three or four days at a stretch.
Once pain of a migraine sets in, it is sheer agony. It is almost as if one side of your head is being ripped off. There is very little a person can do to stop this pain. The good thing about a migraine is that it is transient, that is pain will go away after sometime. This usually happens after person gets a few hours of sound sleep. But worst thing about migraines is that they recur. But migraines too can be prevented to a very large extent as tips below explain. There are two main types of migraine, classic migraine and common migraine. Both classic and common kind can occur as often as several times a week or as rarely as once every few years.
The Mediterranean DietWritten by Ruth Polak
The Mediterranean Diet is now recognized as one of healthiest in world consisting as it does of large amounts of fresh fruit and vegetables, salads,nuts,seeds, omega-3 rich oily fish, olives and olive oil and being comparitively low in dairy products and red meats.
The people of Mediterranean region, particuarly Greece and Spain, are very fortunate to live in an area where naturally healthy food is readily and cheaply available. The incidence of heart disease and cancer are lower here than anywhere else in western world and experts now believe this is due in great part to what has become known as Mediterranean diet.
Modern farming techniques and world wide transport has changed most peoples diets dramatically in past centuary and it is now widely believed that such changes have had an exteremely detrimental effect on our health. Fortunately impact of these developments has not had such a catastrophic effect in Mediterranean regions where to a large extent traditional diets are still followed. Of course with advent of Globalization and MacDonald's! this is sadly changing. However we can all learn alot form what has become known as Mediterranean diet and by adopting it,vastly improve our health and longevity.
The foods that grow natuarlly and abundantly in that region and have always formed a part of local diet are as follows:- Olives, avocados, oranges, lemons, garlic, wild asparagus, walnuts, almonds,tomatoes, artichokes, figs, pomegranates, cherries, strawberries, grapes, plums, spinach,broad beans,peppers along with many other of more common fruits and vegetables. These provide large amounts of vitamins, minerals and fibre along with a wide variety of antioxidants and phytochemicals, importance of which scientists are only now beginning to recognize as they discover more and more healthful benefits of including these elements in our diet.