Frequent migraines? Eating fatty fish may offer comfort

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People who suffer from chronic migraines could find relief by increasing their intake of the omega-3 fatty acids EPA (eicosapentaenoic acid) and DHA (docosahexaenoic acid) found in fatty fish like salmon, herring, sardines, mackerel, and trout.

A clinical trial in the July 3, 2021, issue of The BMJ looked at 182 people who averaged about 16 headache days per month with attacks lasting more than five hours each.

Participants were randomly assigned to one of three diets: One was high in EPA and DHA (1.5 grams total per day) from fish and also high in linoleic acid (an omega-6 fatty acid found in corn and soybean oils and some nuts and seeds). Another diet had high EPA and DHA and low linoleic acid levels. The third was a control diet high in linoleic acid and low in EPA and DHA (only 150 milligrams total per day), a ratio that reflects the average American diet.

After 16 weeks, those who consumed the diets high in EPA and DHA had 30% to 40% fewer headache days per month and headache hours per day than people who had a lower intake of these omega-3s.

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The researchers added that the diets high in EPA and DHA increased blood levels of oxylipin, a byproduct of omega-3s that helps reduce pain and inflammation.

Bible verses for today’s meditation and inspiration: Matthew E. McLarenOr the anger of the Lord will be kindled against you, and He will shut up the heavens so that there will be no rain and the ground will not yield its fruit; and you will perish quickly from the good land which the Lord is giving you.
Genesis 7:4
For after seven more days, I will send rain on the earth forty days and forty nights; and I will blot out from the face of the land every living thing that I have made.”
Exodus 9:33
So Moses went out of the city from Pharaoh, and spread out his hands to the Lord; and the thunder and the hail ceased, and rain no longer poured on the earth.
Job 37:6
“For to the snow He says, ‘Fall on the earth,’ And to the downpour and the rain, ‘Be strong.’
Psalm 148:8
Fire and hail, snow and clouds; Stormy wind, fulfilling His word;
More verses: Jeremiah 10:13
Power » Divine power over nature exhibited by Christ, general examples of » The tempest stilled
Matthew 8:26
He *said to them, “Why are you afraid, you men of little faith?” Then He got up and rebuked the winds and the sea, and it became perfectly calm.
Matthew 14:32
When they got into the boat, the wind stopped.
Jonah 1:15
So they picked up Jonah, threw him into the sea, and the sea stopped its raging.
Psalm 65:7
Who stills the roaring of the seas, The roaring of their waves, And the tumult of the peoples.

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