Natural Ways to Relieve Migraines - Fast and Easy

by Michael Byrd - Date: 2006-12-31 - Word Count: 475 Share This!

Natural ways to relieve migraines that really work are important.

Over twenty five million Americans, mostly women, suffer from migraines. But there are natural ways to relieve migraines that can give both immediate and long-term permanent relief.

What are your other choices? Besides puking, after taking controversial painkillers, you can draw the blinds, turn out the lights and crawl into bed. And that's about it.

Anyone who suffers from migraines knows what I'm talking about.

Everyone who deals with migraines on a regular basis has had to develop their own coping mechanisms. But, for those who want more natural ways to relieve migraines, then here are some simple suggestions for fast, easy relief.

Though nobody knows for sure, most migraines seem to be caused by glandular imbalances, stress or tension, various foods like chocolate, alcohol and caffeine, food colorings and additives like MSG and various medications like birth control pills.

Isolating and removing the triggers from your life will go a long way towards preventing future migraines.

The next thing you can do for yourself to prevent migraines is to improve your diet. I know this sounds like a broken record - I say it all the time - but nothing, and I mean nothing, can replace a good, natural whole food diet.

I'm talking about the food we would have been eating if modern food production and processing hadn't messed things up.

A whole food diet includes whole wheat, brown rice, and natural soy. Don't be fooled by white rice, enriched wheat, and GMO soy. They offer NO nutrition and do more harm than good.

Colorful fruits and vegetables - eating optimally between 5 and 13 servings daily - are also part of a healthy whole food diet.

This doesn't include things like fruit juices or fruit roll-ups, which are all sugar, or iceberg lettuce, potatoes, bananas or apples. Though they're good for other things, they contain little to no beneficial phytonutrients like carotenoids, flavonoids or cruciferous compounds.

Rounding out a good whole food diet includes low fat dairy products, eggs and lean meats, preferably chicken and fish, but especially fish.

Oily cold water fish like salmon, tuna, mackerel, sardines and anchovies are rich in omega 3 fatty acids, which have been proven to help decrease the pain and frequency of migraine headaches, no matter what the cause.

And finally, adding a high quality, pure fish oil supplement to the diet always makes a HUGE difference with anybody's migraine problem.

Studies show that omega 3 fish oil has amazing natural anti-inflammatory properties. And taking fish oil supplements on a regular basis works wonders for cutting down and eliminating headaches.

Some have even found taking several capsules at the first indication of a migraine actually minimizes or prevents it from happening.

The suggestions given above are the best fast and easy natural ways to relieve migraines. Give them a try and you'll soon find yourself enjoying life more and more every day. Wouldn't that be nice?

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Michael Byrd has over 18 years of education and experience in the fields of physical therapy, health, fitness and nutrition. His pursuit of wellness has led him to the many health benefits of fish oil and other natural whole foods that will help you to look younger, feel better and stay healthy. Request your Free nutritional CD at Your Article Search Directory : Find in Articles

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