How often do you get headaches?
If you’re like most people, the answer is probably about once a week.
But let’s get one thing straight right up front. A headache is NOT normal!
If you have ever said anything like…“I don’t have any major health problems, just the normal complaints like headaches that everyone gets from time to time,” or “Sure I get headaches. Doesn’t everybody?”
Here’s what I want you to know… There is no such thing as a normal headache.
Common, yes, but normal, no. No symptoms are normal. The only thing that is normal is to feel energetic, healthy, and full of vitality.
Any symptoms that you experience are warning signs from your body that something is going on that you should pay attention to.
You wouldn’t say, “Well, I bleed a little bit.” You know that’s not okay. And yet, patients say to me all the time, “I get normal headaches,” or “Like a lot of women my age, I get migraines now and then,” or even worse, “I get headaches a few times a week.”
Symptoms like headaches are common – really common – because most people are toxic and consuming acid in huge amounts, but that doesn’t mean they’re normal.
This is coming from someone who used to suffer from migraines regularly, so I know your pain. But I haven’t experienced one for more than 25 years.
So today I’m going to share just how easy it is to get rid of headaches and migraines for good – without medication that causes side effects. Wouldn’t you rather address the root cause of your headaches or migraines so you don’t need to treat them in the first place?
Once you know this information, you’ll only wish you had it sooner so you could kiss your headaches goodbye.
Why Do You Get Headaches?
There are 3 common reasons that people get recurrent headaches, and I’m going to give you the tools to address all 3 of them.
Cause 1: Misalignment
First, your headaches could stem from nerve pressure in your neck, so I recommend you go get a check up from a chiropractor. I see lots of new patients in my wellness clinic, and the most common symptom we see is headaches – even above back pain. Often, an adjustment goes a long way in clearing up symptoms.
Cause 2: Trigger Foods
Reactions to acidic food such as SUGAR and CAFFEINE and other forms of acid are often to blame for recurrent headaches and migraines. Even if you just get the occasional headache, if you take a look at the acid-forming foods you’ve been eating, you’ll probably see a link. That’s why I recommend tracking your food and beverage symptoms anytime you’re wondering why you’re having a health complaint.
Caffeine constricts your blood vessels, which leads to headaches. Not only that, but also most caffeinated beverages like coffee, tea, and soda will drain both minerals from your body that are critical for keeping blood vessels from constricting.
In fact, there was a recent study from Harvard researchers published in the American Journal of Medicine stating that the more coffee you drink, the more likelihood you’ll get a migraine headache. So if you’re going to drink coffee, do so in moderation.
No, you do not need to give up your coffee completely. But you do need to rid your coffee of the huge amount of acid that is draining and depleting your minerals, and again, contributing to headaches.
Did you know that the average cup of coffee has a pH of 5.0, making it 1,000 times more acidic than tap water? Think of how much harder your body has to work to maintain its pH balance.
That’s why we created Acid-Kicking Coffee Alkalizer a powder supplement that turns creamy and slightly sweet when you add it to your coffee. It delivers plant-based, clean keto fats, acid-fighting minerals, pure Himalayan pink mineral salts, and enzymes to optimize brain-boosting energy, suppress hunger, and burn body fat throughout your day.
It actually turns coffee alkaline on a pH test strip! Plus it tastes delicious in 4 yummy flavors – Salted Caramel, Mocha, Vanilla and NEW Black!
Other common headache trigger culprits are:
- Sugar – one of the top headache-inducing foods
- Food additives and chemicals like artificial sweeteners
- VOC’s (volatile organic compounds) in your home furniture, mattresses, cleaning products, flame retardants, and dry-cleaned clothes
- Alcohol – red wine is the worst offender because of its tannins
- Dehydration from lack of pure, alkaline water
- Medications, which often have a side effect of headaches
Between addressing food triggers and removing any nerve pressure, many patients get phenomenal results, and they happen quickly.
Let’s say for the sake of example that your primary trigger is sugar. Again, this is a common one. Try eliminating sugar completely and see if your headaches go away. Then if you reintroduce sugar after at least 2 weeks, pay attention to how your head feels for a few days because chances are, you’ll experience a headache within a few days.
By the way, “natural sugar” is included in this, so for at least a couple of weeks, eliminate all fruits except lemons, limes, avocados, tomatoes, grapefruit, coconut, and pomegranate. You might be able to add other fruit back into your diet over time, but until you get rid of the headaches, stick to eating no sugar.
Headache sufferers also find relief from:
- Low impact exercise. Exercising on a regular basis is like taking headache medicine before the headache even begins because it triggers the release of headache-halting neurotransmitters, as well as feel-good endorphins. What you might not realize is that high-impact workouts can actually make headaches worse, so you’re better off choosing a low-impact routine like rebounding, walking, yoga, or Pilates.
- Essential oils. Oils like peppermint, basil, and rosemary all have headache-reducing properties. You can rub them directly on your temples or infuse them in the air.
- Drinking plenty of water at all times. At the first sign of a headache, drink a full glass of pure, filtered water. Dissolving hydrogen into your water will reduce inflammation, as well as oxidative damage.
People think their favorite pain relievers are getting rid of their headaches, when actually the water they drink to swallow the pills is often what does the trick!
Cause 3: Magnesium Deficiency
All of that said, there’s a third factor in many headaches and migraines, and that’s what I want to focus on today. This is the easy fix that you’ve been waiting for.
This is so simple, and yet, so many headache sufferers either don’t know about this or get it wrong.
Most of the time, headaches and migraines are a sign that you are deficient in magnesium. There’s a plethora of research to back this up, stating both that people experiencing migraines and headaches are magnesium deficient, and that taking sufficient magnesium decreased headaches in frequent sufferers by at least 41%.
So you want to supplement with magnesium, but unfortunately, many people get this wrong.
If you head to the drug store and pick out the cheapest magnesium supplement, you might get fewer headaches, but you’re also likely to get stomach pain, nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea.
Why? Most companies use a non-chelated form of magnesium, which means it’s cheaper and does not get absorbed well in the stomach and small intestine. The absorption rate is much lower than a chelated form such as magnesium glycinate.
Plus, take a quick look at the ingredient list of your typical magnesium supplement and you’ll see several highly questionable inactive ingredients like soy lecithin, beeswax, tapioca, magnesium stearate, and in the case of chewables, all kinds of junk including artificial sweeteners – yuck!
So it’s really important that you supplement not just with any magnesium, but with the right kind of magnesium.
In Acid-Kicking Minerals, we use the most bio-available form of magnesium glycinate, which tends to provide the highest levels of absorption and bio-availability and is typically considered ideal for those who are trying to correct a deficiency – without awful side effects like nausea and diarrhea.
Acid-Kicking Minerals will also ensure you’re getting the right balance of calcium, potassium, and sodium bicarbonate along with much-needed magnesium, so you don’t end up with an imbalance of other alkaline minerals.
Taking this easy step to correct a magnesium deficiency will likely be the difference you need to stop your headaches for good.
GET OFF YOUR ACID!