How to Find a Migraine Specialist to Help You Solve Your Migraines Once and For All
If you have ever been frustrated trying to find someone who gets what you are going through and can actually help you, this may be the most important article you ever read!
You know these migraines are not “just in your head.” The pain, nausea and fatigue are real and you would much rather be able to focus on life and work and do the things that are important to you.
But if you have been tested and probed and sent home with prescriptions that left you groggy or still suffering, you may be feeling like it is impossible to find a specialist for migraine headaches who can actually help.
Trust me, I would have tried anything that promised to give me my life back and was disappointed many times along the journey.
The first step in finding a specialist for migraines is to know what to steer clear of…
Four Signs That You Should NOT Trust a Migraine Specialist
Be on the lookout for these common strategies!
They promise you will be cured in 30-days (and lose 30lbs while you are at it!).
Healing from a chronic health condition is like solving a Rubik’s Cube and people often give up when they don’t see results right away. Realistically, you didn’t get sick overnight and, though you will be able to see improvement in 30 days – the in-depth detective work into the causes for migraines takes some time.
They work with diet alone.
“Food is medicine, I want to do this naturally.” Yes, food is medicine and diet is one of the first places to start but, unfortunately, it is not that simple when we are talking about chronic pain and frequent headaches. There are many other root causes for migraines that contribute, so beware of a migraine specialist who is 100% focused on diet.
They claim that there is only one way to solve migraines.
Migraine is your body’s response to a complex layering of stressors and there are in fact many ways to “skin the cat”. A thoughtful and open-minded migraine specialist will tune into an approach that fits with YOUR lifestyle and work at your pace.
They have a supplement to “fix” anything.
Supplements support a well-rounded treatment plan but, unless you want to be taking handfuls for the rest of your life – don’t you think we should look a little deeper? Perhaps ask WHY you have nutritional deficiencies in the first place (poor digestion & absorption, hint hint)? Watch out for migraine specialists who go straight for the supplements.
Have you run into any of these strategies with practitioners in the past?
The worst situation is when they are just running you through the same protocols they give everyone else and not using proper testing from a reliable company to guide you and help you make sound decisions about your health.
But you probably already know this first hand and are wondering what the alternative could possibly be for a migraine specialist! Let’s take a look at…
Three Signs to Help you Identify a Skilled Migraine Specialist Who Can Help You Turn the Corner Towards Optimal Health
They test for imbalances and dysfunctions in your body’s core systems. At a minimum, this includes:
• Your hormone systems that produce stress and sex hormones
• Your digestive system that helps you break down and absorb nutrients
• Your detoxification system that protects you from ever-present toxins in our environment, water, and food.
With convenient, at-home tests that you simply mail into the lab (from nearly anywhere in the world), a skilled specialist for migraines and chronic headaches can help you assess how well each of these systems is working right now, and detail what you need to do to restore balance.
When necessary, they can even take a deeper look into genetic factors, food sensitivities, and gut pathogens that often play an important role in those of us with chronic health concerns.
They will help you fix the system not just the symptom
For example, you may already suspect that food sensitivities are related to your frequent headaches. But, did you know that if you remove the reactive foods from your diet without repairing the tissues in your digestive tract, you will be on a never-ending rollercoaster of chasing food sensitivities and gut issues?
Or, perhaps you have pinpointed that blood sugar swings are one of your migraine triggers. Rather than simply adopting an eating plan that regulates your blood sugar, did you know that unstable blood sugar is a common symptom of depleted cortisol and adrenal fatigue? A skilled migraine specialist will help you address the hormone imbalances that are making it more challenging for your body to regulate your blood sugar naturally.
If you don’t fix the system, it is likely you will continue chasing your migraine symptoms no matter what you do.
They understand what it is like to be sick (and to get better).
The most inspiring practitioners I know have been through hell and back themselves and are standing on the other side with an important message: it is possible! It is possible to turn around what seems like a hopeless future of pain, fatigue, and invisible illness. It is possible to use diet, supplements, lifestyle, and mindset shifts to reach an optimal level of health and vitality.
One of the best things you can do is find yourself a guide who has been in your shoes and can help you start to identify which systems have crashed. Do you have adrenal fatigue? Leaky gut? Parasites? Where to start and how to navigate the complexity?
Where to start with a migraine specialist?
I don’t know about you, but before I seek help from someone I wonder three things:
1. Do you know what is wrong with me?
Yes, headaches and migraines are a signal that your body is coping with an underlying malfunction. Functional Diagnostic Nutrition® health detectives are trained to identify these often hidden healing opportunities using state-of-the-art functional lab testing. I engage my clients in an all-natural protocol to deal with the root causes of your health complaints.
2. Can you help me?
Yes, as long as you are as committed to restoring your health as I am. FDN’s proven protocols target the healing opportunities that we identify together and work deeper than just treating symptoms. It takes time and often a few lifestyle changes to repair and restore normal function to cells, organs, and systems. It is exciting to know that it is possible to regain function instead of having to deal with a symptom for the rest of your life.
Now to be clear, I am not a doctor and do not want to be a doctor (or even play one on TV). I am not licensed to give medical advice and that is NOT what I do. I help you learn the tools to take care of yourself for life. One of the best parts of my week is to get an excited note from a client about how she has more energy than she has had in years and remind her that SHE did this, she made the little shifts and changes that are getting huge results.
3. Have you helped others like me?
Yes! There are over 1000 FDN health detectives in 30 countries helping thousands and thousands of people achieve the best level of health in many years. Understanding what is going on at a causal level is so powerful, many clients have completely resolved their health complaints, even if they were previously diagnosed with serious medical conditions. Learn more about Functional Diagnostic Nutrition® here: www.
If you are reading this, you probably know deep down that you could be feeling better than you are. You want to be optimistic that you can make your chronic headaches and migraines a distant memory (like I did).
It is up to you to take the next step.
If you are ready to:
Get the RIGHT testing done from today’s best labs
Work with someone who has dealt with chronic migraine herself
Discover the root cause problems that are keeping you in the cycle of pain
Troubleshoot common issues like candida, hormone imbalance or poor protein digestion
Look at your body as a complex, interconnected whole instead of patching up symptoms
Finally find the diet that works well for YOUR body
…Then it is time to book your introductory case review with a trained Functional Migraine Coach. During this first meeting, we will review in detail your personal and family health history, your health goals. We will discuss what you have tried so far, particularly in terms of Diet, Rest, Exercise, Stress Reduction and Supplementation. We will prioritize the top 2-3 actions that would make the biggest difference for you right away and determine which lab tests are appropriate for you.
You will receive a concise Health Plan Report that outlines all of the recommendations in a clear format as well as specific tools to help you along your journey. If you decide to go deeper with your investigation, we will lay out a plan for functional lab testing and follow-up meetings.
Want to work with a Functional Migraine coach? Apply today and get notified when a spot opens up.
Let’s get started!
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When you click on the Join Waitlist Button, you’ll be taken to a short online questionnaire where you can tell us more about what’s been going on with you and what you hope to get out of coaching. We’ll email you after we’ve reviewed your application with an update on the waitlist and any specific resources that may be of use to you in the meantime.
Get results fast. This message was sent to me just weeks after our Case Review:
I finally had my first cycle after using the progesterone that you recommended! And it was better! It delayed my cycle from starting about 3 days. My 2nd day in is usually the worse and I did have a migraine but it wasn’t as strong and I didn’t have to use Imitrex so that was great! Then my cycle was normal heavy but then it stopped a day sooner too! And usually I get another migraine the last day or the day after I stop and I am happy to say I didn’t this time! I am hopeful for the first time 20 years! And I can thank u for that! I knew there was a progesterone connection since I was better when pregnant but didn’t know when to use it properly! Hopefully, I can find a balance that works best for me and most importantly fewer migraines! As I told you before, I know my other triggers and am fine with avoiding those and will continue to work on detoxing my liver, too. But to have some hope for the hormonal migraines is very exciting! I’m hoping eventually I won’t get any during my cycles or any in life for that matter! Thank you!!