Headaches and migraines aren’t just “in your head”; they can seriously affect your overall health, not to mention happiness. Headache coach Jan Mundo has been treating headache sufferers, including herself, since the 1970s, and her new book, The Headache Healer’s Handbook, offers a holistic, somatic approach to migraine relief and prevention. Jan walks us through how migraineurs can investigate headache triggers and be our own best advocates.
We get lots of messaging that tells us that if we work hard enough and buy the right stuff, we can change literally everything about ourselves. We even hear this from our doctors sometimes! But is it really all about willpower? What is genetic and what is effort? Daphnie and Joanna talk about what we can change and what we should work on accepting about our bodies. Plus, we knock down restriction diets in “This is Crazy, Right?”
Links in this episode: More on BRCA genes and testing from the Mayo Clinic, Article from The Guardian about how trauma can be inherited, Info from the CDC on risk factors for high cholesterol, The Sports Gene by David Epstein