Almost everybody has gone through the pain of experiencing a debilitating headache or migraine at least once in their lifetime. Chronic daily headaches affect over 12% of the U.S. population and can seriously interfere with one’s quality of life.
More than 90% of all people who suffer from chronic headaches say that it interferes with their education, career and social activities, and that they also experience depression, anxiety and sleep disturbances.
Not very much research is being done on how to treat migraines, mainly due to migraine research foundations not receiving enough funding. In 2013, National Institutes of Health funding for migraine research was approximately 50 cents per migraine sufferer.
Regardless of the fact that migraine research is so underfunded, pharmaceutical companies are still recommending a plethora of drugs and medications meant to treat chronic headaches. However, many studies show that most chronic headache sufferers avoid taking these drugs and medications due to their various unpleasant side effects, which include sleepiness and fatigue, dizziness, nausea and muscle weakness.
Relieve Headaches Fast
Thankfully, there are many natural remedies for headaches that don’t come with all of the nasty side effects. They also contain ingredients that can be easily purchased, or that are probably in your home already! One of the most effective of these natural remedies is a Himalayan salt-lemon juice mixture that is sure to cure headaches and prevent them from occurring.
It is very simple to make and it works wonders, but before I tell you how to make it, here are some of the benefits of these two natural ingredients.
When it comes to curing headaches, consuming salt usually doesn’t come to mind. When most people think of what sodium does to the body they think about high blood pressure, something that sounds like it probably would not cure a headache.
However, regardless of this stigma, sodium plays a huge role in the regulation of our body’s fluids. Sodium is absorbed from the gastrointestinal tract and brings water along with it. It is the main mineral is plasma, which makes up the fluid component of our blood, and also the fluid that covers the body’s cells. Without the right amount of sodium these fluids would lose their water content, which would cause dehydration and even death in extreme cases.
You may be wondering, how does this relate to headaches? Consuming a proper amount of salt is necessary in staying hydrated, and dehydration is one of the most common causes of headaches.
Use Himalayan salt as it provides you with numerous beneficial minerals that will further promote your good health.
Lemon-water mixtures are commonly drunk in the morning and are touted by many health experts as a great method of helping you stay hydrated and also improving your digestion. The fact that it helps you stay hydrated is good, but the main reason this mixture helps is because it improves digestion.
This helps because it allows your body to fully digest the Himalayan salt that will be combined with this mixture, allowing you to get the full hydrating benefits of the sodium found in the salt.
Boil one cup of water, squeeze half of a lemon and mix it in with the water, then pour two teaspoons of Himalayan salt and mix until it is dissolved. You can drink this mixture while it is hot or wait for it to cool down.