Steve Blake, ScD, Faculty Nutritional Biochemist, Hawaii Pacific Neuroscience; Research Scientist; Author, Mastering Migraines, Parkinson’s Disease: Dietary Regulation of Dopamine, Vitamins and Minerals Demystified, A Nutritional Approach to Alzheimer’s Disease; Co-author, Mosby's Drug Guide for Nurses
True migraines involve not only pain, but they also often involve nausea and light sensitivity. They may occur many times each month. To reduce the frequency and severity of migraines, one can identify the most common food and nonfood triggers, avoiding personal triggers. We will explore many scientific approaches that may help to reduce reliance on migraine drugs. For example, ginger root tea can not only help with nausea, but it was also found to lower migraine pain just as much as the powerful drug sumatriptan. You will learn many ways to lower excitability in the brain, potentially reducing migraine attacks. From ice packs on the back of the neck to coenzyme Q10, Blake will outline some of the many safer, natural remedies for migraine headaches with the goal of helping you to become free from migraine pain.
Blake recently finished a clinical study successfully using nutrients to combat neurodegeneration. He also authored Diet Doctor, software used to analyze dietary nutrients. For more information, visit: www.DrSteveBlake.com.
Location: 555 Post St., San Francisco
Time: 11:30 a.m. networking reception, noon program
MLF: Health & Medicine
Program organizer: Bill Grant