At some point in their lives, most people suffer from chronic pain. Low back pain and headaches are the most common. Aspirin is the most common treatment. Are you wondering if certain lifestyle choices are causing your migraines and headaches? Stress is one of the most common causes of migraines and headaches. Stress can manifest in many ways throughout the body.
Some people will experience anxiety, insomnia, digestive problems, weight gain, and headaches. Improper diet – Certain foods like dairy, gluten, soy, chocolate, soda, and shellfish can cause headaches or migraines. Either you can have your allergy tested by a doctor, or you can cut out the food for five days before reintroducing it later. This is the cheapest and easiest way to test.
To remove toxins and impurities from the body, you can also undergo a medically supervised cleanse. Ask your Naturopath or Holistic Health Care professional for recommendations on supplements that can aid in digestion and assimilation, or to assist in your cleanse.
Lack of Sleep
Do you get at most 8 hours sleep each night? Do you spend too much time on the computer before you go to bed? Are you woken up by family members many times a night? Is your bedroom cool enough? Are you avoiding caffeine, alcohol, and food at least three hours before you go to sleep? People in today’s digital age have become so connected to their phones, TVs, and computers that they are unable to switch to rest mode. It is more difficult to rest when their nervous system is constantly stimulated.
You can try a new nighttime routine that doesn’t involve a phone call, alcohol, caffeine, or computers. Instead, you can take a warm bath, read, or do gentle yoga or meditation.
Structural Problems- Has your doctor ordered MRIs to ensure you don’t have structural problems, such as a herniated disk? Anatomical stability can be compromised by weak ligaments in your back (occipitol-lobe).
Did You Know?
Prolotherapy is a procedure that injects a sugar solution into the ligaments. It does not require any surgery or drugs. Toxic chemicals, which are common in household cleaners and beauty products, can also cause headaches and migraines. Also, improper glasses and too much time spent staring at a computer screen can lead to migraines. Switch to a cleaner brand of perfume oils or cleaning products, and use safer beauty products that don’t contain harsh chemicals. Don’t be fooled if you see flowers or trees on the labels. Shop from trusted sources like Whole Foods, which has higher standards than most drugstores for their products.