Last week, I had the pleasure of being a guest on the Dr. Oz show! I have to say that I was much more nervous watching the show, than I was during the actual taping. LOL While I had such a fun time on the show, I was even more excited to learn about some natural cures for my headaches. I’m not one that likes to take medicine, but when my headaches turn to migraines, I definitely have no choice (actually, I have a small window of opportunity to shut it down before it reaches full blown migraine status). When I suffer, the whole family suffers so I’m eager to try out these natural/preventative cures.
When you’re so used to dealing with something such as frequent headaches and migraines, it’s easy to forget that it’s not really normal. So being on Dr. Oz with Suzy Cohen reminded me that this is one area of self-care that I’d been neglecting. Walking around with migraine medicine in my purse at all times is really not okay. So I’m going to start taking a proactive approach starting with these four natural cures.
1. Cool Down Ade (green smoothie)
- 1/2 cup fresh pineapple
- 1/2 cup blueberries
- 1 cup coconut water
- 2 cups kale
- 1/4 tsp spirulina powder
A natural anti-histamine (who knew there was histamine in many of our foods?); Suzy recommends 500 mg 2-3 times daily
3. Avoiding certain foods
- Barbeque sauce causes histimine to trigger, which casues inflammation
- Dried fruit contains sulfates and sulfates increase histamine in your body
- Pumpernickle bread: anything that has been fermented can cause the release of histamines in the body.
4. Peppermint Oil
Peppermint is known to relax the blood vessels; take 500 mg when you feel a headache coming on
I can’t wait to get my copy of Suzy’s new book, Headache Free, Relieve Migraine, Tension, Cluster, Menstrual and Lyme Headaches. Pharmacist Suzy Cohen has seen headaches of every sort and helps you uncover the hidden cause. Is it a hormonal imbalance, infection or food allergy? Is it a nutrient deficiency? Are your estrogen, testosterone and thyroid hormones in balance? What about neurotransmitters? The latest research is at your fingertips with this easy-to-read book. Cohen offers hundreds of solutions to end the pain including herbals, vitamins, minerals, medications, teas and much more!
Watch the full segment on Dr. Oz here:
Do you suffer from allergy or food related headaches? What usually helps you get through them?