Migraine Prevention

by Christine

June 2009


A surprisingly simple but effective way to cure a migraine headache is to drink as much water as possible (I use room temperature.) The water thins the blood and gets oxygen into the system. I've learned to 'catch' a headache approaching, and drink a half gallon of water over the course of an hour or so, which prevents the headache from even starting. (My symptoms are a low ache in the back of my neck and a fuzzy feeling on my face - perhaps that is dehydration.)

Also, Epsom Salt baths are fabulous for headaches. Ideal at bedtime, the magnesium seeps into the entire body and relaxes the headache away.


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Cayenne powder has been used by researchers in Antarctica to help them bear the extremely cold temperatures. The cayenne powder is sprinkled into their boots before putting them on. As the powder slowly comes in contact with the skin through the socks, it will draw blood to the feet, thus bringing much needed warms to the extremities. The one draw back is the red powder stains light colored socks. From our readings, it seems the stained socks were a small price to pay for the great benefit of being able to feel your toes after a little while out in the blistering cold! After trying this on a number of occasions during the winter near Lake Superior, I'm also convinced the stained socks are worth it.