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Are Vitamin Deficiencies the Secret Cause of Migraines?

Many different factors can cause migraines. From TMJ and bruxism to hormone imbalances, there’s not one simple cause. A new theory suggests that certain vitamin deficiencies cause migraines. It’s not uncommon for vitamin deficiencies to affect certain areas of the body. Based on studies, learn if a vitamin deficiency causes your migraines. Can Vitamin Deficiency [...]

The Real Rockbiters: How Parrotfish Crunch Coral

In the nostalgic classic film The Neverending Story, one of the engaging minor characters is a rockbiter, a giant who lives by eating rocks (and whose messy eating habits cause trouble for his friends). The rockbiter was designed to seem alien and his habits are supposed to seem fantastic. But eating rock isn’t really that [...]

Do You Have TMJ?

Temporomandibular Joint Disorder, also known as TMJ, affects roughly 12% of the population at any given time, though many people experience it as a transitory condition. The condition itself is actually caused by a number of other issues such as certain forms of arthritis, traumatic injury, infection, malocclusion (bad bite) or even some [...]

How a Pencil Can Help With Headaches

Temporomandibular joint disorder, commonly known as TMJ, is a kind of catch all diagnosis for pain and discomfort in the head, neck, shoulders, and jaw. This condition stems from some kind of malfunction of the jaw, typically a misaligned bite. Common symptoms of TMJ include neck and shoulder pain, migraines and tension headaches, [...]