Series Code: AL
Program Code: AL000219A
00:01 Lewis Carroll, a British-American author
00:04 wrote a book, a very popular novel,
00:07 and he got into contact with Walt Disney.
00:09 He made a film about that book and it is a classic,
00:14 what entitled is Alice in Wonderland.
00:17 We'll be right back.
00:52 Hi, welcome to Abundant Living.
00:54 This is Curtis Eakins and my co-host would be...
00:57 Paula Eakins.
00:58 Yes, in holy matrimony.
00:59 Oh, wonderful.
01:01 I got the chance to say my name this time.
01:02 Yes, you do. You want to say one more time.
01:04 I think they got it.
01:05 Okay. Okay.
01:07 Last name, same last name,
01:09 so we're married in holy matrimony.
01:13 Okay, and the relationship is going good for you.
01:15 It's going wonderful.
01:16 Okay. It's going good for me too.
01:17 Okay. Now...
01:19 Back in Alice in Wonderland.
01:23 All right, that you know that's going to be my first question.
01:25 What in the world
01:27 is Alice in Wonderland talk about?
01:29 Well, now, lot of people have seen the film.
01:32 I've seen it.
01:33 Yes, and it's a novel and made into a film,
01:36 Walt Disney and Lewis Carroll of course
01:38 the British-American novel,
01:39 but it's a very popular film and also a novel as well.
01:44 We gonna talk about Alice in Wonderland
01:46 a little bit into this program, not right now.
01:49 Oh. Then we gonna wait.
01:50 We gonna tied into today's program
01:53 and that we've entitled it Alice in Wonderland.
01:57 So, we gonna just let people stew in that
01:59 just for a little while.
02:00 Well, my first question though might get them a little
02:03 Well, yeah, see, after your first question
02:05 that cat's out of the bag, so you might get still with it.
02:07 We can't prolong it too long, so otherwise, you know.
02:11 Okay. So then, my question is.
02:14 Is it about migraines?
02:16 Well, that's it. Migraines.
02:19 We can't hold out too long, yes.
02:22 But what about migraines?
02:23 Well, I guess the question is.
02:24 We know, because a lot of people
02:25 will have headaches and I guess a migraine
02:28 is totally different from just a normal headache.
02:31 Okay, 'cause I do remember those back in the day.
02:33 Okay, now, for those who are not
02:36 may be familiar with that type of language.
02:38 Back in the day means sometime ago.
02:40 That's right. Okay.
02:42 It's okay, You've migraine,
02:43 we gonna talk about that as well.
02:44 So we are talking about migraine,
02:47 a migraine headache, all right.
02:48 Let's go to screen.
02:49 Let's talk about that and we gonna look
02:51 go little bit about anatomy and physiology.
02:53 So let's go to screen at this time.
02:55 Let's look at the migraine, all right.
02:57 There are some characteristics of a migraine.
02:58 Number one.
03:00 Migraine is number one
03:01 is usually on one side of the head,
03:04 either left or to right.
03:06 Number two.
03:07 Another characteristic is that a migraine
03:10 has pulsating action in the brain.
03:13 You know, dilate, constrict, dilate, constrict,
03:17 the pulsating action in the brain
03:19 with the blood vessels.
03:21 And then number three,
03:22 that causes pain, excruciating pain.
03:26 So those are really the three characteristics of a migraine.
03:30 Most differ from let say, a tension headache.
03:33 Which is in the back of the head
03:36 or a cluster headache
03:37 which may be around the eyeball,
03:39 but a migraine is one side of the head itself.
03:43 So those are your characteristics of a migraine.
03:46 So that will be how you actually
03:47 be able to diagnose it or I mean...
03:49 If I'm experiencing that,
03:51 that could be what I'm going through.
03:53 Well, yeah, now there's one way of diagnosing now.
03:55 Again, migraines headaches, now of course,
03:57 there's about may be 30 million people out there.
04:00 I mean, a lot of people are experiencing migraines.
04:05 More women than men
04:07 and so, you know, it's about may be I think it's 6 to 1,
04:12 something like that, the ratio, you know.
04:15 A lot of hormone issues done with that as well.
04:17 There is one way to diagnose a migraine
04:21 because sometimes they're misdiagnosed.
04:24 It's called the International
04:26 Classification Headache Disorder.
04:29 Now, the best way
04:30 to determine a migraine headache
04:32 because sometimes people misdiagnose,
04:35 be a fibromyalgia or you know, all kind of disorders.
04:41 The acronym is 5, 4, 3, 2 and 1.
04:48 That's counting backwards.
04:50 That's really good, that is excellent.
04:52 How did you discover that?
04:53 5, 4, 3, 2, 1.
04:55 Now, the classification of a migraine
04:58 based on International Classification
04:59 of Headache Disorder.
05:01 Five, a person had to have five migraine headaches.
05:07 Four, lay for at least four hours.
05:13 Three, can last up to three days.
05:18 Two, have at least two of those characteristics
05:22 I just mentioned, either one side of the head,
05:26 pain or pulsating.
05:29 And one have either nausea
05:33 and or vomiting or sensitivity to light and sound.
05:39 That's your 5, 4, 3, 2, 1.
05:45 I'll actually do that again.
05:47 Oh, oh, not.
05:48 Okay, so that's the one way to diagnose a migraine,
05:52 a true migraine headache, the diagnoses.
05:56 Okay, so what would then be,
05:59 Curtis, somebody's gonna ask this question.
06:01 What would be the triggers
06:02 that would actually cause a migraine headache?
06:06 Okay, there are lot of triggers,
06:08 and before we go to the screen,
06:09 let me just say this that
06:12 a lot of the migraines are inherited, all right.
06:15 That's why sometimes the doctor may ask
06:17 for a family history, a history physical.
06:21 If there are people in the family
06:22 that has had migraines in the past,
06:25 normally that person is gonna have mig--
06:27 Well, it's gonna be a likelihood
06:28 that person may experience migraines as well.
06:31 So family history is one thing inherited
06:33 where, you know, you just
06:35 that genetic makeup of a migraine.
06:39 But let's go to the screen
06:40 because there are some triggers to migraines
06:43 that we need to be mindful about.
06:45 Hopefully we can avoid some of these triggers.
06:46 Let's go to the screen at this time.
06:49 Well, number one.
06:50 Now, this is based on one particular survey.
06:53 There's lot of surveys out there
06:54 but I just chose this one and most surveys
06:56 used to have the same ones, weather.
06:59 78% this are triggers of the migraine.
07:02 Now, when I say weather,
07:03 I mean high or low temperature with humidity.
07:09 All right, so therefore
07:11 if there's a high or low temperature with humidity,
07:15 normally that would trigger a migraine headache.
07:17 Let's go to number two, stress.
07:20 Stress in itself can trigger a migraine.
07:23 You know, people working round the clock
07:26 don't have time to rest.
07:29 You know, they're too busy,
07:30 may have too much on a plate.
07:32 So stress, stress the word.
07:34 Number three, 68%. Lack of sleep.
07:39 When we have a lack of sleep,
07:41 it triggers a key protein that would trigger a migraine.
07:46 And when I say a lack of sleep,
07:48 they're talking about 6 hours or less
07:52 can trigger a key protein
07:54 that can lead to migraines, all right.
07:57 And then the last one is our food and drink.
08:01 Food dealing with tyramines which we get from wine
08:07 and our aged food such as cheese,
08:10 avoid these tyramines.
08:11 And then you have the nitrates,
08:14 the luncheon meats of baloney, hot dogs etcetera.
08:18 And then you have the drinks, caffeine,
08:23 that can trigger a migraine as well.
08:26 MSG, monosodium glutamate, that can trigger a migraine.
08:31 And another one, I'm gonna hurt
08:32 someone's feeling with this one,
08:33 I got to say it.
08:35 Go ahead.
08:37 You hurt somebody, I can feel that.
08:39 You can feel someone's feeling being hurt on the last one.
08:42 Yeah, yeah, yeah.
08:43 But normally those are the top five or six scene
08:46 that would trigger a migraine.
08:47 Sometimes, just a smell of someone's perfume
08:51 or smell of a egg or something,
08:53 but usually the weather,
08:55 the food, the drink, stress, lack of sleep,
08:59 those are your main triggers to a migraine headache.
09:04 Well, I saw in a chart also that when you did that,
09:06 I saw the word menstrual.
09:07 Out at the very bottom one.
09:09 Yeah, it was another chart.
09:10 Menstrual was there at the bottom of it.
09:12 And that's why almost 5 to 1 women over men
09:17 will have migraine because of menstrual.
09:19 Now, we gonna have a program
09:20 on premenstrual syndrome,
09:22 I think in the coming weeks as well,
09:23 so we get more into that as well,
09:25 but menstrual is also the last one of that group, yes.
09:29 Okay, what kind-- like the danger
09:32 if someone's having this migraine headaches
09:34 and it's a constant thing, what kind of danger are there,
09:37 are they setting themselves up for.
09:39 Okay, If those who have a migraine
09:42 of course based on a classification
09:43 the 5, 4, 3, 2, 1.
09:45 We have a migraine at least five
09:48 and then last for 4 hours can up to 3 days
09:54 and then also have two of those symptoms
09:58 either pulsating pain on one side of the head,
10:01 nausea, vomiting, sensitivity to light or sound.
10:06 If that is prolonged,
10:08 I mean prolonged not the migraine itself
10:11 but you have them on a consistent basis,
10:14 you know, over a period of years.
10:17 They have found that
10:18 there is white matter or brains lesions
10:22 that appear in the brain based on MRI.
10:24 All right, brain lesions in the brain
10:27 that can lead to dementia.
10:31 So if migraines are consistent with someone,
10:34 we have them over and over again,
10:38 and therefore you have the white lesions in a brain
10:41 can lead to dementia and forgetfulness.
10:43 We're talking migraine headaches
10:46 if they are not kept under control
10:48 or really they're just constantly
10:51 is throughout the week
10:52 or throughout the coming months.
10:54 So that's why it's very important to abort a migraine.
10:59 We'll give you some information
11:00 before we leave into the kitchen,
11:03 how we can actually reduce the risk of migraines
11:06 from happening as well.
11:08 Now, that's the good news, that's the good news.
11:11 Good? Okay. Yes.
11:13 The bad news is that,
11:15 sometimes people will have a migraine,
11:19 but there was a physician name Dr. Tarod back in 1950s.
11:24 And people were coming to him saying
11:26 they have a migraine headache or headaches,
11:28 and what they were describing to him
11:31 was I have the wavy lines,
11:35 a distortion of patterns or visual distortions
11:40 and of flashing lights
11:43 and sounds and this and that
11:45 and when he heard people saying that to him often enough,
11:49 he realized wait a minute, that's the same symptoms
11:53 of the main character in Alice in Wonderland.
11:59 Those same characteristics.
12:01 Hence, Alice in Wonderland
12:03 is the aura of those who have migraines
12:07 which just comes just before migraine.
12:09 We had the flashing lights, the wavy lines,
12:13 distortion, visual perception
12:15 and you know, disoriented
12:17 and that kind of thing,
12:19 that's the Alice in Wonderland syndrome.
12:22 So those people who have that with a migraine
12:26 which is almost by 20%.
12:29 There's something else that's added
12:31 to what we just mentioned about dementia.
12:33 Let's go to screen at this time.
12:34 This is gonna be eye-opener.
12:36 It states here,
12:37 The Aura Impact or the Alice in Wonderland.
12:39 Here it is, folks.
12:41 "After high blood pressure, migraine with aura
12:47 was the second strongest single contributor
12:52 to heart attacks and strokes."
12:56 So in addition to high blood pressure,
13:00 what's next as far as a contributor
13:03 to heart attacks and strokes is migraine with this
13:06 Alice in Wonderland syndrome or this aura.
13:10 So those who have a migraine with this aura,
13:12 and that's about 20%.
13:14 They're next to high blood pressure.
13:17 This is next strong contributor
13:19 to those who gonna have the heart attack or a stroke.
13:24 That's why this is very important
13:26 for a migraine headache particularly
13:28 with the aura effect that can lead
13:31 to heart attacks and strokes.
13:33 So that means that someone is actually experiencing this,
13:36 needs to go and see a doctor.
13:38 They need to go and check on this.
13:39 Not just try to baby eared or fix it
13:42 or let think it's gonna go away.
13:45 All right, I know we gonna talk about the other part of it
13:47 when we do around PMS about
13:49 the experience of migraine headaches
13:50 but, okay, so now what is the drug treatment
13:53 for this, for migraines?
13:55 A lot of people take a lot of medications
13:56 for migraine headaches and a lot of drugs out there
13:58 that they will use, they use the beta blockers,
14:02 the calcium channel blockers,
14:04 those are two medications for high blood pressure.
14:07 They use antiepileptic drug, they use antidepressant drugs,
14:14 but now all of those drugs
14:15 have their bell for side effects
14:17 where you have congestive heart failure, liver damage,
14:24 high blood pressure and glaucoma.
14:29 Using those drugs to treat migraine headaches.
14:34 So therefore, you know,
14:36 there have to be something better than those drug
14:39 because people having these migraines consistently
14:42 and particularly with this aura effect
14:45 or the Alice in Wonderland syndrome.
14:48 Okay, now, you're already feeling bad.
14:51 You're already feeling bad.
14:52 Okay, you're already having problem with the migraines
14:54 and this been going on for several days,
14:56 then you decided to take the medication.
14:59 Which can cause congestive heart failure,
15:01 glaucoma, you know, liver damage,
15:06 you see irregular heart beat or racing heart,
15:08 I mean it has a lot of side effects
15:10 with those drugs a lot of people take.
15:12 I can hear them hollering now saying and telling
15:14 what is natural out there.
15:15 What is natural?
15:16 What can I do if I don't want to take the drugs?
15:18 Okay, there are several things people can do.
15:21 Number one, magnesium.
15:23 Magnesium is used for the health condition
15:26 of the central nervous system in the brain and spinal cord.
15:29 Magnesium had been used very efficaciously
15:33 as far as reducing risk of migraines.
15:37 Looking at about 600 milligrams a day,
15:39 magnesium, that's number one.
15:41 Number two, essential oils.
15:45 We're talking about lavender, peppermint, calendula,
15:50 and there's another one too wintergreen,
15:53 all these are essential oils.
15:54 Now, just follow directions,
15:56 dilute it and follow directions
15:58 and you can put the oils on the back of your neck,
16:01 your temple or your forehead
16:04 or you can simply inhale the oils themselves,
16:09 that can also work good
16:11 with aborting a migraine as well.
16:14 I know that you're asking a question,
16:16 what about herbal medicine so.
16:17 What about herbal medicine?
16:19 Well, now when it comes to herbal medicine.
16:22 Now, those who know about herbal medicine and migraines.
16:25 The number one herb that
16:27 probably comes to most people mind
16:28 if you know about herbal medicine migraines is Feverfew.
16:32 And we did this program may be 8, 9 years ago.
16:35 At that time we mentioned Feverfew.
16:38 There's a new kid on the block
16:39 that works better than Feverfew,
16:42 it's called, let's go to the screen.
16:46 Butterbur, that's one word.
16:48 I'm not making this up, Butterbur.
16:50 It's from American Academy of Neurology.
16:52 This is what it says.
16:54 "... is effective for migraine prevention
16:58 and to reduce the frequency
17:01 and severity of migraine attacks."
17:06 Butterbur, and I always put in parenthesis
17:09 the scientific or the botanical name as well,
17:12 because sometimes you go to the health food store,
17:15 you see the scientific or the botanical name
17:17 but not the common name,
17:19 so that's why I always put the herb Butterbur
17:21 and then parenthesis, the botanical name as well.
17:24 Now, let me say this before we're going to the kitchen.
17:28 Any drug, herbal products,
17:31 supplement etcetera determines
17:34 its efficacy is paced in different levels.
17:38 For instance if something is not efficacious,
17:41 doesn't really work, it's like level D.
17:44 Something that work sometimes is level C.
17:48 Something that works most times is level B.
17:52 Something that works all the time is level A.
17:56 Guess what?
17:57 Feverfew is level B. Butterbur is level A.
18:03 So this is a level A product
18:08 for this particular situation, Butterbur,
18:10 you'll get it in any health food store
18:12 and just go based on its doses on a container.
18:16 Well, you know, I was thinking
18:19 when you said the Butterbur.
18:22 You've some butter in the recipe.
18:26 No, but you know it's time for us to go in the kitchen,
18:28 and so we're gonna go in the kitchen
18:30 and we're actually gonna do a thyme
18:33 and chili cornbread muffins,
18:35 and so you want to get your paper and pencil
18:37 and meet us in the kitchen.