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16
AUG
2017

Is Migraine Freedom Without Pills Possible? (Migraine Miracle Moment, Episode 1)

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The Miracle Moment debuts!

In this premiere episode of the “Miracle Moment,” I talk about all the things you can expect from the new show, and then turn attention to the question “is migraine freedom without pills possible?”

Episode 1 Transcript

[00:00:38] Hey there folks. Welcome to the premiere episode of the Migraine Miracle Moment or a Miracle Moment for short. Thanks so much for joining me here today.

[00:00:48] This is something I’ve been wanting to do for quite some time and I’m so excited that I can finally make it happen. The mission of this show, which is the mission of everything in the migraine miracle universe, is to help you find your path to migraine freedom.

[00:01:08] I’ve got a lot of things I want to share with you folks, and I think this show is going to be a really good format for doing so.

[00:01:16] With this initial series of episodes, I’ll be covering the foundations of the Migraine Miracle plan to kind of help to set the stage for future conversations and kind of give us a common language to talk about these things.

[00:01:32] So in this first episode I’m going to first tell you about a little bit about what to expect with the Migraine Miracle Moment and then we’ll turn our attention to the primary topic of the day which is “is migraine freedom without pills possible?”

[00:01:48] I’ll also share with you what in my opinion is the single most important factor when it comes to reaching migraine freedom. And speaking of sharing if you know of anyone who might benefit from this show please don’t hesitate to share it with them. Also, if you find yourself enjoying this episode don’t hesitate to hit the like button. That will also help more people to discover it. So I’ll be bringing you a weekly episode like this one at a regularly scheduled time which we’ve set as Wednesdays at 2:30 p.m. Eastern.

[00:02:27] And I imagine these will probably be around 30 minutes to an hour or so. These will be the full length episodes and there will be a video replay of each of these episodes at my mymigrainemiracle.com/moment.

[00:02:42] It’ll also be available in audio form as a podcast, and some of you may be listening to it on audio right now. So that will be available on the site as well as anywhere you download or stream podcasts like iTunes.

[00:02:58] So in addition to these primary full length episodes, I’ll also be doing some shorter segments or “in-betweenisodes” if you will. So I’ll use those shorter episodes to answer any questions that arise from the primary episodes, as well as to cover any kind of related topics to the primary episode.

[00:03:19] So feel free to leave questions in the comments section. Or if you see a question that someone else has posted and you’d like to see it answered, then hit the like button as a way of uploading it and I’ll know that that is a popular question to answer in a subsequent episode.

[00:03:38] So first off for those who are watching but have no idea who I am, my name is Josh Turknett. I’m a neurologist and a migraine specialist and I’ve been in practice for over a decade.

[00:03:51] I’ve done clinical research in migraine and I’ve worked with over 10000 migraine sufferers one on one. So I’ve got fancy degrees and credentials and all that jazz but I don’t put a whole lot of stock in that sort of thing, and I don’t expect you to either.

[00:04:09] In fact, I’ll bet that many of you have been to doctors with fancy credentials who weren’t able to help you much at all, especially if you have migraines.

[00:04:19] And at the end of the day all that really matters is whether or not I can help you, because that’s what I’m here to do, to help you slay the migraine beast once and for all. And perhaps just as important as my academic credentials and my experience in working with migraine sufferers for many years is the fact that I’m also a longtime migraine sufferer myself.

[00:04:43] I was born with migraines in my genes. Both my parents have migraines, and my mom had them particularly bad. Mine started around the age of 10 and steadily worse and over the years. So I know exactly what it’s like to have them.

[00:05:01] I know what it’s like to be curled up in a ball on the floor for days on end vomiting every time I moved, and wishing for an end to the misery in any way shape or form.

[00:05:11] And I know how desperate and helpless it can feel when you have a daily unrelenting headache and you don’t know if there’s any end in sight.

[00:05:19] So I’ve been there, which I think is probably more important than anything else. And it’s because I’ve been there and because I now know that nobody should have to endure that sort of misery that I’m on a mission to try to reach as many people as possible with the information and help they need to get on the path to migraine freedom.

[00:05:39] I also know that it’s impossible to understand what migraines are like unless you’ve been through them yourself. And that’ll actually be the subject of a future episode. In fact, I can’t even appreciate just how awful they are except when I’m in the midst of one. And that’s probably a good thing.

[00:05:57] So like I said mine became progressively worse as I became an adult and they continued to worsen into my 30s. And then a few years ago I made a remarkable and essentially accidental discovery that changed all of that entirely, taking me from chronic migraines to migraine freedom.

[00:06:17] That was something that I would have never before thought possible. So like most people I just assumed that my migraines were an inevitable fact of life and I just had to learn to deal with them. And so when I discovered this new approach, I began using it with patients and it was so effective that it wrote a book about it and began trying to spread the word in every way possible.

[00:06:41] So the book is called The Migraine Miracle. And I now believe there is a path to migraine freedom for everyone. So my goal was to try to provide every tool and resource I can to help find it.

[00:06:56] I also know that it’s not something that folks are going to get in the conventional health care system, for reasons that we’ll discuss in this and in future episodes.

[00:07:07] So in this first episode we’re going to be asking the question of whether it’s possible to reach migraine freedom without pills. Certainly that’s something I would have been extremely skeptical of just a few years ago.

[00:07:21] So recently I took a poll inside of our Migraine Miracle Facebook group and I posed this question: does the idea of taking medications long term bother you. And the choices were, number one, “Absolutely. I hate taking pills and worry about long term effects. I always prefer natural treatments whenever possible.

[00:07:46] The second choice was “Yes it bothers me but I feel like I have no other choice right now. I definitely prefer to treat them without pills though.”

[00:07:54] The third choice was “it bothers me a little but it’s worth it overall. I think the benefits outweigh the risks.”

[00:08:01] And then the fourth choice was “taking pills doesn’t bother me as long as they work. I trust that they’re generally safe.”

[00:08:08] And you’ll see that the first answer choice, which was absolutely I hate taking pills and would always prefer natural treatments, was the winner. So 98 folks gave that response and that was exactly half.

[00:08:21] And then in close second was the second response where folks said they were bothered with the idea of having to take medications but felt like they had no other choice. And that’s certainly something I can relate to.

[00:08:34] Then the last two choices which were it only bothers them a little or not really at all, only received a small number of votes.

[00:08:47] So clearly there’s a concern about taking pills in general. And for many people that’s more than reason enough to go looking for alternatives. Which brings up the question of whether there ARE viable alternatives to medications and whether you can actually achieve control over your migraines from migraine freedoms without pills.

[00:09:07] So I’m going to first go over what I consider to be the standard approach to migraine treatment. And this is essentially the approach that’s considered to be the standard of care. It’s what the American Academy of Neurology recommends.

[00:09:23] And so you’ll essentially get some variation of it if you go to see a neurologist for your migraines, as neurologists are generally the specialty with the greatest expertise in migraines. And this is the approach that I use for myself and for my patients for many years.

[00:09:41] I won’t go into too many details of the specifics since that’s beyond the scope of this discussion. But I’m just going to give some of the basic principles of the approach. So the cornerstone of this of this of the standard approach are medications.

[00:09:55] Some of you may have attended the the World Migraine Summit recently that I took part in as well and you may have noticed that most of the focus there was on medications, either on drugs that are currently available or ones that are in development.

[00:10:12] And that should come as no surprise since medications are the primary treatment that doctors have and that doctors use these days. And the goal of most evaluations in any medical clinic is to figure out what prescription to write for.

[00:10:28] In many ways, it’s really the only possible choice. So the statistics say that the average face to face time that doctors have with patients is about seven and a half minutes.

[00:10:40] And the majority of all encounters are focused primarily on drug therapy, or what medication to prescribe or adjust. And I don’t think there is any sign that this will change anytime soon because there aren’t any any forces in place that would do so.

[00:10:57] So when it comes to migraines there are two categories of prescriptions. There are the abortive medications. Those are pills that are taken to try to relieve an existing migraine. And so those are taken as needed.

[00:11:12] Then there are the preventative medications. These are pills that are taken every day in hopes of reducing the likelihood of a migraine attack or reducing the frequency of migraines. And then sometimes on top of that there will be other supplemental measures that may be also be part of the treatment plan.

[00:11:32] In some cases that may include an effort to identify and avoid food triggers, which can be accomplished in a number of ways. And the concept of food triggers is pretty well established and accepted, though there are some that are more controversial than others.

[00:11:49] There are some food triggers that are well-established like alcohol and then some that are a bit more controversial like bananas or something like that. Then there are other preventative treatments like Botox injections or the Cephaly device and various types of nerve blocks that can also be used again as a means of trying to prevent migraine attacks.

[00:12:13] So first let’s talk about the “pros,” or the advantages, of the standard approach. So one advantage is that it can help people feel better in the short term.

[00:12:27] There’s no question that triptans – which are the class of drugs that are most commonly prescribed as an abortive treatment – that those worked best for ending a migraine attack and the release of sumatriptan which was the first triptan in 1991 was definitely a landmark event for migraine.

[00:12:49] I can still remember, I was a teenager at the time, and I can remember how elated my mom was after she first took it. So she had a sample and she pulled over to the side of the road and injected it into her thigh. And within minutes had relief from her migraine.

[00:13:04] And that was something she’d never experienced before. So it was a momentous occasion for her.

[00:13:12] Another advantage of the standard approach is that it’s easy. It’s easy from the standpoint of both the doctor and the patient. The doctor can just write a prescription, which takes a few seconds, and the patient can just swallow a pill which also takes a few seconds.

[00:13:30] Now let’s talk about the disadvantages, or the drawbacks, of the standard approach. So the first disadvantage is that it’s not addressing the root cause of migraines, or why they’re occurring in the first place.

[00:13:44] And we’ll talk about this a good bit more in future episodes in part because there’s so much misinformation out there about what migraines are. But broadly speaking migraines are a multi-factorial problem.

[00:13:58] Like most chronic conditions, they aren’t the result of any one thing, but rather are the result of a complicated relationship between your genes and your environment. And that’s what makes them so challenging.

[00:14:11] It’s also why the chances that the cure for them will ever come in the form of a pill, or any one single treatment, is astronomically low.

[00:14:21] So missing altogether from the standard approach is that it doesn’t ask why someone has them or is experiencing migraines to begin with, nor does it make any attempt to try to treat them at their root cause.

[00:14:35] And part of that is simply a product of how the system is set up, as I mentioned earlier. So anything that can’t be fixed with a pill won’t be because that’s essentially the primary tool we have.

[00:14:48] But to limit eliminate any chronic multifactorial illness including migraines you have to address root causes. The second disadvantage is that it’s just not all that effective.

[00:15:01] The preventative treatments are not very powerful at all, with only very modest improvements if any in the typical patient. And in order for them to work they must be taken every day.

[00:15:13] So many folks will experience side effects from taking a daily medication in the short term. And many folks, as the as the survey poll we did shows, are rightly worried about the long term effects, which are largely unknown. But in spite of those risks, and in spite of the poor effectiveness of preventative medicines, they are still considered standard, and the American Academy neurology recommends they be considered for anyone who’s having more than a few headache days per month.

[00:15:44] Now one problem is that those guidelines are written by doctors who receive part of their income from the drug companies, who are the very people who make the drugs they’re recommending. So that obviously raises a potential issue there.

[00:15:59] But I think the main reason that they’re recommended is that this is considered to be the best option there is.

[00:16:04] So even though it’s not that great and they don’t work all that well, a modest reduction is still considered to be better than nothing or as good as it gets, if medications are the only tool you’re considering.

[00:16:25] But the biggest drawback, in my opinion, is that the drugs we’re using look like they are making people worse over the long term. So over the years in my practice I noticed a problem, which was that many people seemed to be getting worse over time.

[00:16:41] Even though they may do well in the beginning with the initial treatments, particularly the triptans, or the abortive medications, over time they were getting more headaches. The medications were starting to lose their effectiveness and the migraines were dominating their lives more and more.

[00:16:59] And that was the exact same thing that happened to me over the years. So despite myself having access to all the latest treatments and despite having a high level of expertise in the area from both an academic and a practical standpoint, with comprehensive knowledge of the subject and the science and experience with thousands of patients to draw on, in spite of that mine continued to worsen.

[00:17:24] And the statistics also indicate that the prevalence of migraine is growing. Now, gven that over the past few decades we’ve seen many more drugs approved for migraines and many more treatments come available, you’d think and you’d expect things to be getting better. I just mentioned that in 1991 it was a landmark event with the release of the first trip tan.

[00:17:45] So it seemed like we were on the cusp of making migraines a non-issue. Yet, since that time they’ve only become more prevalent.

[00:17:55] So what does this tell us that, in spite of all that, they seem to not be getting any better and, if anything, getting worse.

[00:18:02] Could it mean that the standard approach that we’re using and that the drugs we’re using in addition to not addressing the root cause are actually making the very condition we’re trying to help worse over time? That the things we’re doing to try to help in the short term are inadvertently making matters worse in the long term?

[00:18:21] And ultimately I reached that conclusion myself, and it was certainly something that I didn’t want to think and something that I resisted for a while.

[00:18:30] Like most every other doctor my primary goal was to help people feel better. And to send them away better off for having seen me.

[00:18:38] So to think that not only what I was doing was not the best approach, but was making the very thing I was trying to help worse, was a bitter pill – no pun intended – and a very difficult thing to acknowledge.

[00:18:57] So now I’m going to talk about the pros and cons of the approach I now use for myself, and for everyone I work with, which we often refer to as the Migraine Miracle Plan, which is outlined in the book, but which I also refer to as the Root Cause Approach.

[00:19:14] As I mentioned earlier my migraines began around the age of 10 and then steadily worse and over the years.

[00:19:21] And as a neurologist and migraine specialist I was doing everything I could for them. So I thought that was as good as it could get.

[00:19:30] And then I got really into nutrition, and after doing so realized that much of how I’d thought about healthy eating was wrong. So I felt compelled to change the way I was eating and living.

[00:19:45] The approach that I adopted is outlined in our Getting Started guide, and there is a there’s a link in the description to beastslayers.com where you can go and download that guide.

[00:20:02] So I adopted that plan without any hope or expectation that it would help my migraines. But in a matter of weeks they vanished. So here’s a graph kind of of how things looked for me.

[00:20:21] This is a graph of my migraines over the years, with the year on the x axis, and the number of migraines requiring a prescription medication on the y axis. So you see them steadily getting worse and then in 2010 something big happened, where they went from the year before having to take something 62 times to just once. And it was on a night when I cheated on my plan. So clearly a remarkable effect. And an effect that has continued.

[00:21:05] The first advantage of this approach is that it does address the root cause or causes of migraine.

[00:21:12] So I mentioned earlier that there is no single thing that causes migraines and that they’re a multi-factorial condition that result from a complex interplay of your genes and your environmen, and that the standard treatment doesn’t address any of those root cause factors.

[00:21:28] Another huge advantage is that it tends to impact multiple areas of health and wellness. So there’s not enough time to talk about all the many incredible things that have happened for me since I began eating and living this way. But you know almost always if you commit to it, it tends to touch every part of your life, and I will be sharing more about that in the coming episodes.

[00:21:53] But I’ll hit a few of the highlights of things that happened for me and things that tend to happen for other folks as well.

[00:22:01] So one of the most notable and nearly universal things is the huge boost in energy levels that comes after adopting this way of eating. The wild swings in energy that most people are used to, the energy rollercoaster that tends to come with eating the standard Western diet and living that lifestyle, are replaced with even and abundant energy levels throughout the day.

[00:22:29] That also results not surprisingly in a much more stable mood. And that overwhelming sleepiness that I’m sure many people can relate to that you get after lunch, that disappeared entirely. I used to come home from work completely wiped out and after making this change I was able to come home still full of energy.

[00:22:54] Just being able to come home from work and have the energy to play with my kids. You know that was enough to make me cry tears of joy, that type of transformation.

[00:23:07] So it also led to complete elimination of my reflux. So I had reflux symptoms that had steadily worsened over the years that I kind of just ignored or just attributed to getting older and didn’t think much of it, and those disappeared completely, which was also a surprise.

[00:23:26] So many of these things were surprising effects of eating this way, in addition to the elimination of my migraines.

[00:23:37] I also think this is the best approach for reaching and staying at your ideal body weight. So after I switched to this plan I lost about 25 pounds of fat from my midsection over the course of about eight weeks, and it’s essentially stayed like that ever since then.

[00:23:54] So my pant size is actually one size smaller now than it was in high school.

[00:24:00] I also have a renewed appreciation of food. Not just taste and flavor, but it’s impact on health, as well as a huge increase in the variety of foods that I eat. And overall I just kind of a deeper connection to the world around me and other people.

[00:24:18] I think when you realize that the way things are done aren’t necessarily the way things should be, and that the way everyone else is doing things isn’t always the best way, it tends to cause you to kind of re-examine everything else in your life, and you start being a lot more intentional about all the decisions you make in your life, even the small ones.

[00:24:39] And a lot more intentional about how you spend your time and energy, which just leads to this snowball effect that keeps growing over time. And I’ve been doing this for over five years now and it’s changed my life for the better in ways I can’t even describe. And it’s a process that I don’t ever intend to stop.

[00:25:02] So I feel like I’m much more connected with the things that matter. And I know that’s something that a lot of other folks experience as well.

[00:25:09] And you know it just starts with these little changes to your diet. and it snowballed from there.

[00:25:15] So now I’m going to talk about the disadvantages of this route approach. The main one is that it’s not easy.

[00:25:23] Like I said before, taking a pill is super duper easy for all the parties involved. And in my opinion that’s why one of the reasons why we’re in such a bad predict predicament when it comes to so many of the chronic health conditions that we now face and that continue to worsen.

[00:25:41] But treating root causes, regardless of that condition, will almost always require more effort than just putting a Band-Aid on symptoms, which is generally what pills will do. So rather than suppressing one thing with a pill, you’re instead taking a holistic approach and trying to address all the factors.

[00:26:01] And so for most people there’s going to be a learning curve to learn certain things about food and lifestyle that they may not have known before. And oftentimes an un-learning curve, to unlearn some of the myths and misconceptions out there about health.

[00:26:17] For some it also means learning some new cooking skills, and it usually requires some changes to daily habits and routines, some of which may be significant.

[00:26:28] It also can be challenging if you have friends and family who aren’t fully on board or who don’t have the same level of concern about their health.

[00:26:38] Another disadvantage is that when you do get a migraine there isn’t always a quick fix. So as I mentioned before the problems with the quick fixes, and this is such an important thing to recognize, is that they help in the short term but they hurt in the long term.

[00:26:55] And for me the medications used to be my first resort, right. That’s what I used to tell my patients, you know, take them early as you can – which incidentally is a great strategy if you’re a drug company, too.

[00:27:07] But now they’re an absolute last resort. It doesn’t mean that I’d never take them, because sometimes life gets in the way.

[00:27:17] But if I do, I do it knowing that there will almost always be a bigger price to pay in the future. And so now I fully understand and appreciate the repercussions of doing so, and so for years I was taking them myself and recommending them to patients without realizing the full long term impact they were having.

[00:27:38] And so I wasn’t making a fully informed decision. Fortunately, I now have reliable strategies for accelerating the end of a migraine.

[00:27:52] Once I realized that my success with this plan, and that everyone’s success with this plan, depended on medications being a last resort, I knew that I had to find some reliable strategies for ending a migraine that didn’t involve pills.

[00:28:07] So I spent several months last year trying out different strategies so I could figure this out because I knew it was a must to be successful over the long term. And I’ve shared some those strategies on the site, and I’ll put a link to those in the description as well.

[00:28:24] So just to summarize then the pros and cons of the two approaches. So the benefits of the standard approach is that it’s very easy for both the doctor and the patient, and it’s good at providing relief in the short term.

[00:28:45] The drawback is that it doesn’t address the root cause of migraines, or why they’re occurring in the first place. And the drugs are associated with both short and long term side effects, not all of which are known.

[00:28:59] And the most significant drawback in my opinion which is that they tend to make the condition worse over the long term, ultimately leading to more overall misery than we would experience without them.

[00:29:14] And so it’s for this reason primarily, and because I’ve discovered an alternative that works so much better, that the medications are now an absolute last resort.

[00:29:24] So the standard approach, which is the one I used for so long, is not one I can recommend in good conscience anymore, unless someone is just unwilling to do anything else.

[00:29:36] And at the end of the day all that I really care about is what works.

[00:29:46] To just review the summary of our pros and cons of the root cause approach, or the Migraine Miracle plan.

[00:29:53] So the drawbacks are that it’s not easy. It’s harder, it typically requires that we change some long established habits and behaviors, and we don’t have the quick fixes that we had before.

[00:30:07] But the benefits are that it is a root cause approach, and that it also leads to improvements in many other areas of health. And that it’s the only path that I know of that can lead to migraine freedom.

[00:30:21] As I said earlier, I never would have thought that was possible in the past because I was using the standard approach for myself and my patients. But since switching to the root cause approach I’ve seen this transformation happen time and time again.

[00:30:41] So it’s almost a universal principle I think that everything that’s worth doing requires effort. This is no exception.

[00:30:50] With this approach I’ve personally achieve results I would have never believed possible, and now been able to help many others do the same. And this includes many people who the system had given up on entirely, and who themselves had given up hope of ever reaching migraine freedom.

[00:31:10] And you can read many of those stories by going to be beastslayers.com. As I mentioned before, you can also download a short guide there to getting started with the migraine miracle plan.

[00:31:22] And speaking of Beastslayers, I’m now going to introduce our first Beastslayer of the week!

[00:31:30] I know I can talk all i want about all the amazing things that can happen and that happened to me but I know how powerful and inspiring it is when it comes from someone else.

[00:31:40] So every week we’re going to highlight someone in our migraine Miracle family who’s dealt a mighty blow to the beast. Some of you may have seen this post earlier this week from Lori. Here’s what she said.

[00:31:59] “Yesterday was my one year anniversary of starting the migraine miracle plan. It’s astonishing how different my life is a year later.

[00:32:07] Instead of trying to push through pain every day and keep up a busy life despite never feeling good, I now bounce out of bed every morning feeling amazing. Instead of 20 ish migraine days a month, I can now say I can’t remember my last migraine.

[00:32:21] Instead of living on triptans to make it through through work, I haven’t had so much as an aspirin in seven months. Thank you doctor T and Jenny for giving me this freedom. You have truly changed my life.

[00:32:32] Anyone just beginning or getting frustrated, do yourself a favor and stick with the plan. It gets better and better every day.”

[00:32:40] So I can definitely relate to that story, and I’m sure many of you can as well. Trying to “push through pain every day and keep a busy life” despite never feeling good.

[00:32:51] And to now bounding out of bed every morning. I forgot, that’s another thing that I’ve experienced as well. I used to wake up feeling groggy every day, and I thought that was just how it was supposed to be, but now I wake up feeling energetic.

[00:33:08] It’s amazing.

[00:33:09] So Lori’s story is a great illustration I think of of everything I’ve just talked about with the differences between the standard and the root cause approach. It’s very close to my story and to so many other stories that we’ve received over the past few years.

[00:33:26] That story is one of ever increasing migraines and ever increasing amounts of medication to try to keep them under control and to just try to maintain some semblance of a life, and then adopting the Migraine Miracle plan and by what seems like a “miracle” everything starts changing.

[00:33:44] Migraines start lessoning, becoming fewer fewer and further between, and then other aspects of your life start to change for the better.

[00:33:51] Like weight, energy levels, mood, and so on until you reach a point where migraines or no more migraines, you can’t imagine why you’d ever want to live any other way.

[00:34:02] So you can read more of Lori’s story and her journey on her blog and there is a link to that post that she did, which is wonderful, in the description.

[00:34:26] I mentioned earlier that I would share what I think is the single greatest factor for success in reaching migraine freedom with the plan. And I think it’s one that Lori exemplifies really well, and that is persistence, or grit, you might say.

[00:34:42] I know that firsthand that Lori had some stumbling blocks in the beginning. She was part of our Keto Blast challenge, one of our challenges last year, and it would have been very easy for her to have quit when she hit those roadblocks and gone back to the way things were.

[00:35:01] But she didn’t, and she trusted the process and in so doing she’s transformed her life as she described in that quote and in her post, which is fantastic.

[00:35:13] So you know we’ve sold people on the idea of a magic bullet, that a cure is just around the corner with a little bit more research or more money, and so much so we don’t even realize that we’re kind of deep down hoping for that. That’s exactly what we think we’re getting with a pill.

[00:35:33] And we’ve been inundated with hype, and one disappointment after another, but we still want to believe that an overnight cure is possible. And that type of mindset that there is a magic bullet, or that things can reverse overnight, is one that you have to banish from your mind if you want to be successful.

[00:35:54] Because being successful requires that you trust in the process, and that you take a long term perspective, which will allow you to persist when you do hit those inevitable roadblocks. Because this is life, and life doesn’t always proceed smoothly in one direction, ever. But as so many people can now attest, it’s totally worth it.

[00:36:15] And so lastly I’m going to conclude with a couple of announcements. So as some of you know we’ve done some 30 day challenges in the past, which have been popular, and we’re about to start a new one which we’re calling our “Jump Start” challenge.

[00:36:34] So everyone who takes part in that challenge is going to be going through a new course we’ve created called the Beastslayer Training Academy. It’s a course designed to equip you with all the knowledge skills and tools that you need to be successful, and help make the transition to the plan as smooth and as fun as possible.

[00:36:52] So with that challenge you’ll be going through that course along with a group of other classmates. And like our prior challenges we’ll have a dedicated Facebook group that Jenny and I will also be a part of him and will be checking in on every day.

[00:37:07] So the sign ups for that are going to be opening up soon, and we’ll be announcing that on both our Migraine Miracle Facebook page and inside of our Migraine Miracle Miracle Facebook group.

[00:37:19] And then the other announcement is that we’ve recently released our latest version of Migrai-Neverland. Migrai-Neverland is our private member community that we started back in 2014. And one of the things that we’ve added to the update is the option to book a one on one session with me.

[00:37:46] So I’ve had a lot of requests to do remote coaching and I’m excited to announce that I’m opening up a few slots for that, and that members of Migrai-Neverland will be able to book a session.

[00:38:02] I also should also add that the members are able to take part in any of our 30 day challenges as many times as they like, including the upcoming Jump Start challenge that I just mentioned.

[00:38:14] So you can follow the link to Migrai-Neverland in the description, and you can also go to mymigrainemiracle.com/endofmigraine to learn more about it.

[00:38:26] So that wraps up the premiere episode! As I mentioned earlier, you may find some shorter episodes popping up on topics related to this initial episode, or any popular questions that arise in the comments.

[00:38:40] And you’ll be able to find the replay of this episode along with a full written transcript at my mymigrainemiracle.com/moment. And in the next full episode we’ll start diving into the specifics of the Migraine Miracle plan, or the Root Cause approach, that we talked about today.

[00:38:59] Thanks so much for joining me. Now go Slay the Beast!