Easy Fall Tailgating Picnic

Our ideas for keeping this party simple, portable, and easy to clean up will help you focus on what tailgating is all about: good friends enjoying the great outdoors together.

View Slideshow

Healthy Dinners for Fall

These warm and healthy recipes are perfect for the crisp fall weather. We've collected our favorite fall recipes, including soups, stews, casseroles, savory steak, pork, pasta, and chicken recipes, so your menu is full of healthy dinner options.

View Slideshow

Enjoying Fall Color

If you've let the Sunday drive fall by the wayside, there's no time like autumn to resurrect a great family tradition.

See More

Lose Weight the Mediterranean Way

Evidence shows that a healthful way to fill your plate is Mediterranean style, culled from the ancient cultures that ring the Mediterranean Sea.

View Slideshow

12 Ways to Boost Your Metabolism

Kick-start your metabolism to help you lose weight with our easy and effective tips.

View Slideshow

Adult Allergies

First-time allergies in adults are on the rise -- and they often don't go away like the ones you get as a kid. Here, how to find sweet relief.

See More

Improve Your Home's Air Quality

You know that air pollution is bad for the planet. But what's happening to the air inside your home?

See More
Popular in Health & Family

Natural Migraine Relief

Keep headaches at bay with these natural migraine remedies.

Here's the truth: If you're in the middle of a migraine attack, reach for your prescription drug. But if you want to prevent them or make future attacks less frequent and less severe, then natural remedies can help. What's more, these natural treatments rarely have side effects.

Drugs treat pain, but "migraines can be a sign of a deeper imbalance that demands attention," says Dr. Robert Schulman, author of Solve It with Supplements and clinical assistant professor of rehabilitative medicine at Weill Medical College, Cornell University. Here are the most effective alternatives.


Several large studies prove that acupuncture is an effective migraine treatment with few side effects. In one study, it eased pain as effectively as the migraine drug sumatriptan. You can find a certified acupuncturist at aaom.org or medicalacupuncture.org.


This herb contains compounds that seem to prevent blood vessel inflammation, which may trigger migraines. Butterbur helps prevent migraines when taken over time, but it won't relieve one once it strikes, says Dr. Sigrun Chrubasik, a researcher at the Institute of Forensic Medicine, Freiburg, Germany. Before taking butterbur, consult your doctor about possible side effects and drug interactions. Petadolex, the extract used in most of the studies, can be found at health food stores.

Cognitive Therapy (CT)

Migraine sufferers who receive CT have fewer, less severe headaches and less depression, and some can even lower their medication, says Judith Beck, director of the Beck Institute for Cognitive Therapy and Research in suburban Philadelphia. CT helps people identify the triggers that set off their migraines and learn techniques for lowering stress levels, which worsen the pain. "We help people develop an 'oh, well' attitude," says Beck, as in "Oh, well, I don't like getting migraines, but since I can't eliminate them, I'm going to accept them." CT usually involves hourlong sessions for several weeks to several months. Find a therapist at academyofct.org.

Co-Enzyme Q10

When European researchers test this natural antioxidant against a placebo, they found that those who'd taken 100mg of Q10 three times a day had fewer attacks, fewer headache days, and fewer headaches with nausea. Ask your pharmacist for a reputable brand since not all are of equal quality.

How to Breathe Easy

Breathing exercises reduce stress that may trigger attacks. "I'm fond of yoga and of yoga breathing exercises, which anyone can learn," says Schulman. Yoga practitioners suggest this technique called anuloma viloma.

Step 1: Inhale slowly and deeply through the left nostril, closing the right with your thumb, to a count of four.

Step 2: Hold the breath, closing both nostrils, to a count of 16.

Step 3: Exhale through the right nostril, closing the left, to a count of eight.

Step 4: Inhale through the right nostril, closing the left nostril, to a count of four.

Step 5: Hold the breath, with both nostrils closed, to a count of 16.

Step 6: Exhale through the left nostril, keeping the right closed, for a count of eight.

Step 7: Start with three repetitions and, over time, build up to 20 reps.


Loading... Please wait...