All about headaches

“I believe headaches relate to issues, issues past that have never been resolved and present issues that have yet to be resolved.”

Headaches can also be related to dehydration, tension and allergies. Those people suffering with Diabetes are more prone to headaches, because of fluctuating blood sugar dips. They would need to eat foods that keep blood sugar levels balanced; avoid refined carbohydrates and sugar and always eat breakfast.

Foods that help headaches include whole grains; rice; lentils and beans. Snack foods include fruits such as pears; strawberries and apples. Eating low glycemic foods such as oats will keep blood sugar levels balanced for longer, because they are slow releasing.

We know that hidden allergies also contribute to headaches, the most common cause of all headaches. It’s wise, therefore, to find out what you think are the cause of those annoying headaches. Wheat and gluten (the protein found in wheat), rye, oats or barley can also be offending foods as can dairy products; or products containing yeast and citrus fruits, which are both very common.

Pollution can also be a trigger for headaches as well as causing other problems, so limiting the amount of pollution we’re around is important.

Increase antioxidant protection

It’s important for us to increase antioxidant production regardless of headaches, but even more so that we limit the negative impact of exposure to harmful chemicals, pollution and radiation, brought about by every day living. Consuming antioxidant foods such as vegetables and fresh fruit, organic if you can find it also help.

The colourful variety of fruits and vegetables are ideal. It’s important to include berries; peppers; carrots; sweet potatoes and apricots in our diets. An Omega-3 and an Omega-6 fatty acid is also a good supplement to have, because it helps build nerve and cell membranes that are susceptible to damage by pollutants. Vitamins C and E are also important.

Finally, it’s now commonly accepted that we need to drink between 6-8 glasses of water per day, or if not water fruit juices or herbal tea. These also help with hydration; but remember to dilute the fruit juice.

7 Feb, 2011

8 thoughts on “All about headaches

  1. This is great advice. i often get headaches during the day – probably from stress and over use of a computer.

    I’ve learned that taking regular breaks and keeping hydrated (not tea or coffee, which just make me take more regular breaks!!) really do make a difference.

    I’m going to give the other things you suggest a go too… so watch this space!

    1. I agree with your comments. It will be interesting to see how you get on with some of the other suggestions outlined in my journal. Thanks for posting.

  2. I have tension headaches. I don’t have them a lot anymore, but I used to have them frequently. I’ve changed my attitude a lot too.

    I don’t let things get to me like I use to. Things still get to me and I still get headaches but I usually rub some oils on my neck and that helps.

    I agree that diet is important here to and drinking fluids helps. Great post!

    1. It’s very important to try to keep a positive attitude. I believe that helps combat a lot of problems with health including headaches.

      I like the idea of using oils for headaches… just wondering which ones you use. Thanks for posting.

      1. I use one called pain away and one called relieve it and mix them both with basil. Winter Green and one called Valor that are supposed to align the vertibre.

        I get my oils from Young Living Oils.

  3. I get a lot of tension headaches and when hydration, relaxation and a good diet doesn’t improve them, I’ll see a remedial massage therapist who puts pressure on my occipital muscles.

    It’s painful, but definitely worth it as my headaches are relieved almost instantly!

    1. Larissa many thanks for posting, it is lovely to hear from you. I am pleased that you have found something that helps relieve your headaches. The key is to stick to the winning formula, whatever that may be.

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