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Healthy Tip of the Week-Headaches

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No matter how bad your headache is these things are both safe even while pregnant (for most people) and much cheaper than a doctors visit.

One tip I was given when pregnant was to use a pressure point located on both sides of your head. Place your thumbs at the base of your skull and locate the depressions about two inches from the midline of your neck. Press and massage these areas with both thumbs in circular movements for 1 to 2 minutes. I have to say this one helped me enormously.

Magnesium-rich foods

Magnesium-rich foods can help soothe headaches by relaxing blood vessels. To beat headaches before they strike, eat a diet rich in magnesium-rich foods such as almonds, bananas, avocados, spinach, and brown rice.

Calcium-rich foods
A pounding head may be a sign that your body is deficient of calcium. Since the brain depends on calcium to function efficiently, it’s important to consume calcium-rich foods regularly and particularly when you have headache. Some foods loaded with calcium include yogurt, sesame seeds, almonds, and dark leafy greens such as collard greens, spinach and kale.

Omega 3-rich foods
Omega 3-rich foods are excellent for healing headaches because the essential oils reduce the inflammation that happens when the blood vessels in your head become inflamed and constrict, the result being headache pain. Thus it’s important to consume Omega 3-rich foods regularly, and particularly when you have a headache. Some foods rich in omega-3s include fish such as herring, salmon, tuna, shrimp, halibut, red snapper or sardines, walnuts, olive oil, and ground up flax seeds or flax oil. Flax oil or seeds can be mixed with fruit juice and consumed as a drink to help make them more palatable.

Vitamin E-rich foods
Vitamin E is important to consider when facing a headache because when it is present in your body, it works to promote circulation and healthy, normal blood flow, which can ease headache pain. Therefore, it’s important to make sure to eat Vitamin E-rich foods when you feel a headache coming on. Foods rich in vitamin E are almonds, papaya, kiwi, red bell peppers, and broccoli.

Foods with high water content
Since being dehydrated can exacerbate headaches, re-hydrating becomes critical to getting headache relief. Some foods with high water content include watermelon, melons such as honeydew and cantaloupe, cucumber, berries, lettuce, and soup.

Superfood headache cure: ginger
Ginger is a superfood that’s considered to be one of the most effective headache cures. Like omega-3 rich foods, ginger has the power to reduce the inflammation associated with headaches. Making ginger tea from raw ginger slices is an easy way to make a stand-alone headache cure. You can also add ginger to many recipes to make your favorite recipes into more powerful headache soothing superfood.

Another trick if you are a frequent sufferer of migraines is to take feverfew a few times a week, caution it is a blood thinner. You can take it as tea or a pill.

Please note I am not a medical professional of any kind, however unless you are allergic to these foods the risks seem minimal.

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