Headaches - How to Stop them Before they Stop You
Quick tips for a headache free day:
- Start the day with a cup of hot water with a squeeze of fresh lemon juice. Try this as a gentle morning detox to start the day feeling fresh and clear-headed.
- Take regular breaks during the day to stretch and walk around. Many headaches can be avoided by taking regular short breaks to move and stretch. Often tension accumulates in the head due to eyestrain or intense concentration when driving or working on computers. A quick stretch disperses accumulated tension in the head before it builds to uncomfortable levels.
Ginger & Lemon Headache Reliever
2 teaspoons of fresh lemon juice
2 teaspoons for fresh ginger juice*
1 cup of boiled water
mix in a cup with honey to taste and sip when cooled
*to extract ginger juice - grate the ginger and squeeze the juice from the pulp
Ginger has anti-inflammatory properties that are effective in easing headache pain. Another popular way to take ginger is in its crystallized form, which can be found at most health food shops.