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Headaches & Migraines

Although I began receiving chiropractic care in high school for my severe knee pain, another benefit I noticed was that my daily headaches went away.  I never suffered from migraines on a regular basis but I did have a few episodes in my youth.  I have now happily gone many years without recurring headaches.  Many people automatically jump to aspirin or other pain killers to combat headaches and migraines, but I've turned to other alternatives.  Besides chiropractic care if I feel that a headaches is coming on I automatically drink a tall glass of water.  Dehydration is the number one cause of headaches.  Many times that does the trick.  There are also stress related headaches that can be alleviated by techniques such as deep breathing exercises and physical exercise.  I found this article to today discussing reducing migraines more naturally by doing things such as avoiding MSG (monosodium glutamate), fluoride, and aspartame in your diet.  MSG is commonly found in restaurant foods to which it adds flavor.  I have personally suffered from migraines after consuming a meal with too much MSG.  I now avoid it as much as I possibly can.  Aspartame is found in huge amounts of processed foods from soda to breath mints and almost every kind of gum out there.  It is a neuro-toxin and should be avoided as well.  For more information check out, "How To Halt Migraines Without Prescription Drugs."

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