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February 6, 2023

How to Stop Headaches Using Science-Based Approaches

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In this episode, I discuss the causes and treatments of different types of headaches, including tension headaches, migraines, sinus and cluster headaches, as well as menstrual and other hormone-based headaches. I describe how to distinguish between the different headache types and how to select the right treatment, including prescription-based and non-prescription-based treatments, behavioral and nutrition-based approaches. I also explain the evidence and mechanisms supporting the use of omega-3 fatty acids, high dose creatine, peppermint oil, turmeric, acupuncture and more. Additionally, I touch on traumatic brain injury, the causes of photophobia, aura, and the link between spicy foods and thunderclap headaches. By the end of this episode, listeners and viewers will have a comprehensive understanding of headaches, their types and the best way to prevent and stop them.


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  • 00:00:00 Headache
  • 00:03:51 Sponsors: Thesis, LMNT, Maui Nui, Momentous
  • 00:07:47 Headache Sources: Muscle Tension; Blood Flow & Meninges
  • 00:14:06 Headache Sources: Neurons; Inflammation & Sinus Headache
  • 00:23:21 3 Neuron Types, Pain, Tension Headaches
  • 00:31:05 Tension Headaches
  • 00:33:25 AG1 (Athletic Greens)
  • 00:34:29 Migraine Headaches, Aura, Photophobia
  • 00:43:10 Cluster Headaches
  • 00:47:47 Hormone-Based Headaches, Menstrual Cycle & Menopause
  • 00:53:38 Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) & Headache, Baseline Health
  • 01:02:08 Tool: Headache Treatment, Creatine Monohydrate & TBI
  • 01:12:22 InsideTracker
  • 01:13:55 Headache Treatment, Omega-3 & Omega-6 Fatty Acids (Linolic Acid)
  • 01:22:14 Tool: Omega-3 Supplementation, Omega-6 Fatty Acids & Inflammation
  • 01:28:11 Hormone Headache Treatment & Omega-3s
  • 01:31:24 Tool: Aura, Photophobia & Offsetting with Red Light
  • 01:44:15 Tool: Tension Headache & Botox Treatment
  • 01:49:43 Tool: Alternative Headache Treatments, Peppermint Oil, Menthol
  • 02:01:35 Tool: Tension Headaches Treatment & Acupuncture
  • 02:05:41 Tool: Migraine & Herbal Treatment, Caffeine Timing
  • 02:13:26 Tool: Migraine Treatments & Curcumin (Turmeric)
  • 02:18:00 Carolina Reaper Pepper & Thunderclap Headache
  • 02:24:21 Zero-Cost Support, Spotify & Apple Reviews, YouTube Feedback, Sponsors, Social Media, Momentous, Neural Network Newsletter

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