Published on April 28, 2012
Migraine headaches are different than other headaches. They're tough to get rid of, but very closely related to your nervous system activity, and specifically your autonomic nervous system response to foods and stress. Today, you'll learn how to use these concepts to get rid of migraine headaches forever.
This morning, my wife posted this to Facebook:
She's been struggling with occasional migraines for the past several years, but this month, I've witnessed her completely eliminate migraines and “stop them in their tracks” by fixing her body's pH levels – in other words, making her body less acidic.
So how can something like drinking green smoothies eliminate migraines?
In Podcast #191, I explained that migraine headaches can be multi-factorial –
…sometimes migraines can be caused by consumption of foods containing tyramine and histamine (such as cheeses, sauerkraut, kefir, alcohol and vinegar)…
…sometimes migraines can be caused by consumption of foods containing arginine (like nuts and chocolate)…
…but many times migraines can be caused by foods that leave a net acid load when they are metabolized by the body (such as the type of foods I talk about in today's podcast interview with Dr. Ted Morter), and this turned out to be the case with my wife.
In today's audio, I talk with Dr. Morter about how your body's acidity levels affect your health, mental and physical performance, and how doing something as simple as consuming a high amount of alkaline producing foods (such as the dark, leafy greens found in green smoothies), can reduce net acid load on the body and cause the autonomic nervous system to shut down the stress response that causes health problems like migraines.
Dr. Ted Morter is a trainer, author, researcher, Doctor of Chiropractic, and CEO of Morter HealthSystem and a founder of Dynamic Life Training seminars of North America, one of the fastest growing personal and professional development companies teaching health and wellness techniques for well over 40 years.
In my discussion with Dr. Morter, I ask him:
How is it that certain foods can affect the body's pH?
You say that the body is “alkaline by design and acid by function”. What does this mean?
Can more than food affect the acid in our bodies?
What are examples of acid producing foods? What about alkaline producing foods?
If the body is exposed to a high amount of acid producing foods, does it have built in mechanisms to protect itself, and if so, how do those work?
What is the alkaline reserve, and why is it important?
How does this tie into the autonomic nervous system, and the “fight and flight” vs. “rest and digest” systems?
How is it that people can actually track their pH?
What do people need to do to get well and stay well?
You can find Dr. Morter's “BEST Living Kit” by clicking here. It includes a book, with 9 CD's that tell you what to do to fix your body's pH and your autonomic nervous system response to stress. My wife has been using this program to test her pH, adjust her pH using food and supplements, and get rid of her migraine headaches with this formula.
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