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How Lifestyle Contributes

Live Right and Thrive
  • Susan L. Burks

Abstract

Some migraine sufferers feel discouraged when they learn that their heredity predisposes them to headaches. In fact, if we are honest, many migraineurs will probably admit to occasional bleak feelings of hopelessness and loss of control; I certainly have experienced many such low times. However, although those feelings are based in the reality that there is no simple cure or perfect control for migraine as I write this, our present situation is actually far from bleak. I believe that we are quite capable of reestablishing control over our lives if we are serious about applying our present knowledge and pooling our existing resources.

Keywords

Migraine Attack Blood Sugar Level Alcoholic Anonymous Multiple Chemical Sensitivity Migraine Sufferer 
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Suggested Readings/References

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  • Susan L. Burks

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