LYL PODCAST EPISODE 101: Migraines with Dr. Cate Shanahan

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There’s no doubt. Migraines are debilitating.

When they hit, we often have to remove ourselves from daily life.

But did you know that migraine with aura is caused by suppressed electrical activity in the brain and is connected to brain fog?

I’ve heard from so many women about their brain fog and they have said:

“I hate the brain fog and the fact that I can’t concentrate like I used to…”

“Not sleeping. Brain fog. Anxiety throughout my day. I need help ! Please.”

“My biggest problem is the brain fog. People can tell me something and I hear them but it just doesn’t register what they said and I always have to have them repeat what they said.”

And here’s the part that the healthcare industry doesn’t talk about: migraines are also connected to brain damage.

In fact, headaches are one of the top reasons why people visit the doctor.

But what if your headache is caused by what you’re eating?

And what if what you’re eating is endorsed by one of the biggest ‘healthcare’ organizations out there?

And what if they’re wrong?

On this week’s episode of The Menopause Movement Podcast, I welcome back globally recognized nutrition and metabolism thought leader, and New York Times Best Selling Author, Dr. Cate Shanahan.

Dr. Cate and I talk about the relationship headaches have with metabolism and inflammation.

Plus, we go into how the “standard American diet” destroys our bodies’ antioxidant functionalities.

We also go into the 3 main ingredients that knock us out of balance and how to stop that for good.

Your body is naturally designed to make menopause easy and prevent headaches.

Find out how by tuning in to this podcast today because you deserve to take control of your body.


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What’s Discussed in This Episode: 

[0:00] Introduction & Offer

[3:37] Dr. Cate’s field of expertise and its connection to headaches

[5:17] Understanding inflammation and modern diets

[9:22] The three ingredients that knock your body out of balance

[10:52] Metabolic causes of headaches

[12:32] Spreading depression migraine

[14:33] What migraine drugs do to your brain

[17:24] Toxins in vegetable oil

[21:12] Study on what happens when you eliminate seed oil from diets

[23:13] The conspiracy in vegetable oil production

[30:46] Vestibular migraine and seed oils

[32:55] How hormones play a role in migraines

[35:23] Why do results take two weeks

[38:34] Lag time is an indication of something real

[40:07] Importance of cholesterol to hormones and fertility

[44:18] Barriers of doctors and nutrition research

[49:39] Vegetable oil is hard to avoid

[51:08] Tips to avoiding seed oil

About the Guest:

Dr. Cate Shanahan is the leading authority on nutrition and human metabolism. A board-certified Family Physician with over 20 years of clinical experience and NY Times bestselling author of The FatBurn Fix, Deep Nutrition and Food Rules, her expertise is fixing the underlying problems that cause metabolic damage and inflammation, leading to autoimmunity, weight gain, diabetes, cancer, and accelerated aging processes. Her passion is helping people feel their best.

Dr. Michelle Gordon

Surgeon, TV Host, Author, Speaker.
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