The Perimenopausal Mamas Podcast

The Perimenopausal Mamas Podcast


Episode 177: Migraines: Not “Just in Your Head”! Getting to the Root Causes

May 12, 2023

In today’s episode (re-released from May 2020), Dr. Lisa and Dr. Toni talk about migraines, something that too many women experience.


It’s not in your head! The pain is real!


In this episode, we cover:


  • Possible causes of your migraines
    • Stress causing magnesium deficiency and muscle tension
    • Structural alignment of neck and tailbone
    • Insomnia
    • Weather or barometric pressure changes (example: Chinook winds in Calgary)
    • Dehydration
    • Blood sugar imbalance
    • Food sensitivities and histamine intolerance, including alcohol, caffeine, cheese, food additives like nitrites
    • Brain inflammation and nerve irritation
    • Hormones: estrogen/progesterone imbalance

  • Dr. Toni’s personal experience growing up with migraines and they are linked with her diagnosis of mitral valve prolapse, a common heart murmur (hint: magnesium!)
  • Current and new conventional treatments for migraines offered by family doctors and specialists
  • The importance of figuring out the factors that are impacting your migraines
  • Natural ways to address your migraines:

Today’s Mama Must Have:


Dr. Lisa relies on her home gym, which has simple and inexpensive equipment including an exercise ballfree weights and resistance bands.


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