September 19, 2019
6 Reasons for headache and migraines (PLUS natural headache remedies)

6 Reasons for headache and migraines (PLUS natural headache remedies)

Today we’re going to talk about headaches
and migraines. Do you suffer with these? And have you been wondering what is causing
these headaches or migraines. Well today we’re going to talk about 6 reasons
for headaches and migraines. And also discuss natural headache remedies
along the way. If you haven’t met me before I’m dr Janelle
Sinclair, and I’m a biochemist and natural medicine practitioner. On this YouTube channel we usually discuss
natural remedies for depression and anxiety, so subscribe if that interests you. Make sure you stick around to hear all 6 headache
and migraine resaons, as I’ll be starting off with the most basic ones that you may
have heard before, but the last 2 or 3 are not well known or recognised. So stay around for those. But let’s get into these 6 causes or reasons
for headache and migraines. Headache and Migraine reason #1: Dehydration
Make sure that you’re drinking enough water. I know this is simple and basic, but we’ve
got to cover off the foundational keys to health first, before we get into the more
complicated factors. We often know what we should be doing, but
the question I have for you today is whether you are doing what you know you ought to be
doing- that is regularly drinking 1.5-2 litres of water a day. So are you? Make sure that you start today. Headache and Migraine reason #2: Magnesium
deficiency Magnesium is a key mineral and it is involved
in over 200 biochemical processes in the body. Magnesium deficiency is very common in people
that suffer from headache and migraines. Magnesium deficiency can cause tight muscles
and therefore this can be a cause of tension headaches. It’s thought that magnesium is also involved
in down-regulating excitatory neurotransmitters, that’s the chemicals that stimulate the brain,
and therefore if magnesium is low a person they can be more prone to migraine because
of this. To help reduce or prevent headaches and migraines
consider having an epsom salt bath every second day, or taking a magnesium supplement every
day. Standard dosages for magnesium are 200-250mg
twice a day. It may take 2-4 weeks for these natural headache
remedies to work and for you to get relief, so be patient. I’ve put some links in the description below
this video to some good quality magnesium supplements, and by purchasing them through
that link you support this Youtube channel. Headache and Migraine reason #3: Reactive
hypoglycemia Reactive hypoglycemia is low blood sugars
in response to what you’re eating. When your blood sugars drop in your body you
can have many symptoms including fatigue, brain fog, yawning, forgetting your words,
anxiety attacks, swetting, irritability and mood swings. However another symptom of low blood sugars
is headaches. I’ve created a very comprehensive video on
low blood sugars and it’s impact on mental health. Although it’s not focused in on headaches
it is very practical, it goes over symptoms of reactive hypoglycemia and includes diet
and natural supplement advice. So check that video out if you know that you
get hangry, you must eat regularly or you have anxiety or depression alongside your
headaches. I’ll include a link below. Headache and Migraine reason #4: Progesterone
deficiency. So this headache and migraine cause is only
applicable to females and those menstruating or going through menopause. Progesterone is a female sex hormone that
is produced in the ovaries of ovulating women and in the placenta during pregnancy. Its major role is to prepare and maintain
the uterus for pregnancy. Progesterone is also a key player in the regulation
of the menstrual cycle. Common symptoms of a progesterone deficiency
include Breast tenderness, Fluid retention, Acne, headaches, Irregular heavy or painful
periods, infertility, endometriosis and anxiety. These symptoms are usually experienced 1-2
weeks before the period is due. So if your headaches or migraines are cyclical,
that is, they come regularly at a particular time of the month, then you should look into
progesterone deficiency. If you haven’t asked yourself the question
whether your headaches and migraines are related to your menstrual cycle, I suggest that you
start recording when you get a headache and whether it is 1-2 weeks before your period
or not. I have a video on progesterone deficiency
symptoms and it will direct you to some natural remedies for progesterone deficiency and therefore
how to reduce headaches and migraines before your period. moving on to the 5th reason for Headache and
Migraines. Salicylate intolerance. Salicylate intolerance is actually something
that tends to run in my family. So I have a personal experience with this. If my father ate the wrong things he would
get bad muslce tension, headaches and migraines, and in the past I was like this too to some
degree. So what are salicylates? They are natural chemicals found in our food. In fact they are found in lots of fruit and
vegetables and spices that are rich in colour. They are good. they’re not bad. But some of us are sensitive to these natural
chemicals. I suggest that you google a salicylate food
list and that you trial limiting foods that are high or moderate in salicylates for a
couple of weeks and see if it helps. I don’t love a low salicylate diet because
it limits many healthy foods, but as my family knows, this natural headache remedy definitely
works for some people. Headache and Migraine reason #6: MTHFR gene
mutations So this last reason for headaches and migraines
is one that is genetically based. So if headaches and migraines run in your
family, perhaps along with depression, anxiety, infertility or heart disease, then take a
look at this one. MTHFR stands for methylene-tetra-hydro-folate
reductase. When you have a genetic weakness or gene mutation
in the MTHFR gene, you can have a higher risk of migraines. The scientific studies are strong on this. The MTHFR gene encodes for an enzyme that
helps convert folic acid into the active form of folate (known as methylfolate or MTHF). If you have this genetic weakness, you can
compensate for it with special types of vitamin B12 and folate, and this can prevent and reduce
migraines. I’ve created 2 comprehensive videos on the
MTHFR gene mutation, it’s symptoms and treatment, so you can find out more about this interesting
migraine cause by watching them. Let me know if this video has been helpful. Thanks for watching and I’ll see you in the
next video.

2 thoughts on “6 Reasons for headache and migraines (PLUS natural headache remedies)

  1. Do you get headache and migraines? Did you know all of these 6 reasons? What's worked for you? I"d love to hear.

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