Thursday, August 4, 2011

Migraine Research Foundation

As much as we know about migraine, there is still so much to learn. We have barely cracked the surface in many respects, and one of the best ways learn more is through research. If you wish to support an outstanding organization, why not choose a non-profit organization with a full medical advisory board - one that funds research dedicated to making our lives easier? 

The debilitating pain of migraine strikes 1 in 10 – including children and a disproportionate number of women – and is one of the world’s most disabling illnesses. Migraine disease affects more Americans than diabetes and asthma combined, yet funding for migraine research lags far behind. There are an estimated 36 million individuals who suffer, and about 14 million suffer chronic migraine, when attacks come nearly daily and are especially severe. That is why the Migraine Research Foundation exists. MRF is the only non-profit whose sole purpose is to fund innovative migraine research. All of our operating costs are covered, so every contribution directly funds research.

Just imagine if every sufferer and everyone affected by migraine made a contribution to research - we could make real progress toward eliminating this scourge that destroys lives and eats up scarce resources. It is time to take destiny into our own hands. If we don’t, who will? The Migraine Research Foundation has funded 24 grants in just 4 years. But there’s so much more to do. By helping research scientists discover the root causes of migraine and determine how to treat them, the Migraine Research Foundation hopes that everyone who suffers from migraine will have an effective treatment that they can count on to allow them to live a healthy, happy, and productive life, and we are determined that one day, we will find a cure. Help make a difference by making a contribution. Every dollar counts, even if it is just one:


  1. YES YES YES! We are responsible for our own health and that is why it is so critical that we be active members of our health care! Together we can make a difference!

  2. Hi Heidi. I have a question and I don't know who else to ask :) I have been on the migraine diet for just 2 months, and I am doing a bit better so far. I have read the book twice, and keep referring back to it. Anyways my question is, although white distilled vinegar is allowed, should we limit it? I used to eat salads daily, but not sure if that's a bad idea... to eat white distilled vinegar every day?

    Thanks for all your great recipes/advice.


  3. Thanks Allison! :)

    Felicia, eating a little bit of white distilled vinegar on your salad every day is fine. No worries. I'm glad you're feeling better!

    Thanks to both of you for writing in, and I'm sorry for the delay in my response.

  4. Hello Heidi!

    I have been getting migraines like crazy since the birth of my son in May. I have a long history of them, but they have not been this bad in years. I just started this diet a few days ago and wanted to know how long before I know and feel a difference? I also found a brand of stock in the grocery store that states no MSG and none of the ingredients were on the list. Do you think this would be ok? It did have onion on there, but I noticed the Imagine creamy butternut squash that you mentioned had onion in it as well. Just wanted to see what your thoughts were. thanks so much for all of your help!

  5. Hi Steph,

    Sorry to hear about your pain. Yes, using the chicken stock is probably okay. The time it takes to feel better is different for everyone. Dr. Buchholz talks about this in his book. It takes awhile to learn the diet, and then you should feel a decrease in headaches within two weeks. To heal though, takes time. Remember how long your body has been in this position. Give it two to four months to heal, with improvements the whole time. Don't give up, and stick to the program. It works!