Last post we said that deficiency in vitamin and minerals could be the cause of migraines. I suggested the following to consider: vitamin D, magnesium as a chelate, sulfate, and a multiple vitamin. I would like to suggest another mineral, iodine. The combination of vitamin D and iodine are very significant in the balance of your hormones.
The stories of people taking iodine supplements and eliminating migraines are endless on the internet. I thought that with that many people saying iodine was a significant factor that I could find a paper about it. However, I found nothing on PubMed which really surprised me.
The problem with iodine deficiency is that we are being overcome with mimics like fluorine and bromine. When you start to take iodine supplements, if you get enough, these other halides will detox from your body. Dr. Brownstein is an excellent source for material on iodine. Here are a couple of more. From a pharmacist: – From a retired doctor: From Dr. Mercola Here is a rebuttal to Dr. Mercola’s article by Gabriel Cousins MD and you will find a reference about using iodine to treat migraines.
I also found many comments for quick relief about using one tablespoon full of apple cider vinegar, try organic with the mother, in a tall glass of water. Some suggested using a tablespoon of honey to make it go down easier. My mother used to do this every morning because she said it made her feel better.
I really don’t know how this works unless somehow it overcomes the triggers that initiated the headache. I suspect this would be true if the headache were triggered by a sinus condition or by a smell.
My best suggestions for long term reduction of the migraine events are: vitamin D, magnesium as a chelate, iodine, sulfate, and a multiple vitamin. Also eat a lot of greens to be sure you are getting enough potassium and folate. Some suggest a tablespoon full of apple cider vinegar in a glass of water for quick relief. – Pandemic Survivor