I drank the Kool-Aid!Last Updated:
In 2002 I was operating a health food store. As a result I was frequently contacted by companies trying to convince me to carry their products. One such company was offering an oregano-based herbal product they claimed would abort a migraine within 30 minutes or less. I was hesitant to include a product that made such a dramatic claim with no clinical research to support it. It contained no ingredients that research supported as being effective for Migraines and I doubted the pills would work. I reasoned that if it worked as they claimed, I would be a good “test subject”. I desperately wanted a natural way to abort an attack, so I tentatively agreed to try the product myself instead. It wasn’t long before a Migraine appeared and gave me the opportunity to test it out.
What a complete failure! I began to vomit profusely. The oregano burned my throat and triggered even more intense pain. That particular Migraine lasted for days with more intense vomiting than typical.
When I called the company to provide feedback, I was told by a sales person with no medical credentials that it “probably didn’t work because your liver isn’t working properly” and that was the cause of my Migraines. Really? Last time I checked, Migraines are neurological. The liver is a far cry from the brain! Not only did I refuse to carry the product, I began telling everyone who asked about Migraines what a horrible product it was. The last time I checked, the company no longer carried that product. Hmm…I wonder why!
National Migraine Awareness Month is initiated by the National Headache Foundation.
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