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Why is Magnesium helpful in Migraine Management? A Nutritionist Guide

Updated: Jun 6

As a nutritional therapist, I often recommend magnesium supplementation to my clients who suffer from migraines. So why can magnesium be important for migraine management and what does it do?

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Magnesium helps to relax and dilate blood vessels, which can reduce the constriction that occurs during a migraine. This can help to alleviate the pain and discomfort associated with migraines.

Neurotransmitter Regulation

Magnesium plays a crucial role in the regulation of neurotransmitters, which are chemicals that transmit signals in the brain. Imbalances in neurotransmitters, such as serotonin and dopamine, have been linked to migraines. By regulating these neurotransmitters, magnesium can help to reduce the frequency and severity of migraines.

Anti-Inflammatory Properties

Chronic inflammation is believed to play a role in migraines. Magnesium has anti-inflammatory properties, which can help to reduce inflammation in the body and alleviate migraine symptoms.

Pain Modulation

Magnesium can help to modulate pain perception and sensitivity. This can help to reduce the intensity of migraines and make them more manageable.

Stress Reduction

Stress is a common trigger for migraines. Magnesium can help to regulate the body's stress response, which can reduce the frequency and severity of migraines triggered by stress.

Overall, magnesium is a safe and effective supplement for migraine management. However, it's important to note that not all forms of magnesium are created equal and not all brands are the same! .I find a holistic approach to migraine management is most effective and all areas of diet, nutrition, supplementation and lifestyle should be considered. You can book a free discovery call to chat further on how I can help support you in managing your migraines.

Please note if you have health conditions, taking medication & other supplements it is best to consult a professional before considering introducing supplements.

As a nutritional therapist, I am committed to empowering individuals with the knowledge and the tools they need manage migraine and vestibular health, and lead a life with fewer migraines and improved overall well-being.

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Nutritional and naturopathic strategies have been shown to help reduce migraine occurrence and severity and increase the quality of life for many sufferers. As a migraine nutritionist, we will work together, with an aim of understanding your individual triggers and drivers, both within food and lifestyle. 

Each migraine sufferer will be unique in presentation, and therefore unique in their treatment plan. I know this only to well with my own life changing experience of migraine associated vertigo. I am only too aware of how migraines can be totally disabling and the struggles you may be facing. For me, diet and lifestyle was an area that was never really discussed in a  medical treatment plan. I have myself discovered how powerful a personalised migraine diet plan, optimal nutrition and lifestyle management can be to any migraine sufferer. 

Working with my clients on an individual basis gives me the opportunity to understand not only them as a person but also their medical history and understand their wider picture, such as genetics, lifestyle, hormonal, dietary and whole body snapshot which can be so important and often overlooked when looking to treat migraines. Understanding where the root causes can be coming from is very important to managing migraines.

We will work together, providing you with a plan, in which we will continue to build upon, week by week, to support you to understand your migraine triggers and drivers. My aim is to education and empower you to manage and raise your migraine threshold. Your plan will include diet and nutrition advice, including recipe, product and shopping advice, through to areas requiring support such as hormonal, endocrine health, sleep, environmental and stress management advice. Recommendation on supplementation and other tools are provided. Where needed, functional medicine testing such as hormonal, stool, blood and genetic testing can be beneficial to understand your wider migraine picture.

You may wish to read further information regarding migraines in my blog posts, as well as read my story, where I talk further into the role of nutrition, gut health, hormonal health and nutrigenomics for example.

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I am a Nutritional Therapist offering one-to-one, in-person, or online consultations.

My Specialist areas include:

🥦 Menopause & Perimenopause

🍎 Female Hormonal Health

🥑 Migraines & Headaches

🫐 Digestive & Gut Health

🍋 Food Sensitivities & Special Diets

🍉 Energy & Vitality (including fibromyalgia & chronic conditions)

Naturopathic Nutrition's holistic approach to health & wellness recognises the interconnection between diet, nutrition, lifestyle & overall wellbeing to support the body's natural healing processes & provide necessary nutrients to help you optimise your health, & feel your best!

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