Natural Remedies for Headaches

Over-the-counter pain medications such as aspirinacetaminophen and ibuprofen tend to be the standard recommendation for alleviating a pounding headache. But, according to any article published at the Global healing Center there are many natural remedies can eliminate headaches, or at least reduce their intensity and their frequency of occurrence. Consider the following strategies and see what works best for you.

1. Drink more water

2. Use Peppermint and Lavender essential oils

3. Take a nap.( If you get headaches regularly, you might want to consider how much sleep you get each night)

4. Apply Heat or Cold compresses to your neck: Cold for a migraine and heat for tension headaches.

5. Turn off the lights & Meditate or practice some yoga

6.Have a kale or leafy greens salad with some almonds as your next meal. Accompanying the meal with a spoonful of Organic raw apple cider vinegar may help also.

It’s a good idea to get your nutrients from food but sometimes, you may lack certain vitamins and minerals.  Some supplements that have proven to help with headaches are Omega-3 Fatty Acids, Vitamin B-12, Magnesium, Riboflavin, Coenzyme Q-10, Feverfew and Butterbur.


Schizophrenia

People with this medical condition suffer from psychosis. Psychosis is characterized by a disconnection from reality. Medically speaking, it is a diagnosis that is characterized by abnormalities in the perception or expression of reality and the sense of the self. These “abnormalities” are described as hallucinations and delusions.

Hallucinations consist of hearing things that do not appear to be there, and seeing things that do not appear to be present. Delusions are beliefs that appear “strange” and that only the person diagnosed believes to be real or true, and refuse to think otherwise – hence, refusal to conform. The hallucinations are nothing more than an over-sharpening of the senses and experiencing unusual sensations. It can feel like an out-of-body experience and having difficulty deciphering the difference from reality and illusion. Everything tends to flow together as one – the wall never ends – but instead flows together with the flooring. Auditory hallucinations or the “hearing of voices”, which is very misunderstood, is a part of being in-tune with higher frequencies. Considering what physicists have found, stating that most of us do not see objects as they are, but rather a transformation and interpretation made by our eyes and mind as our brain filters out what it deems to be unnecessary information… is it possible that if someone has heightened senses, such as with schizophrenics, that they could be seeing parts of the 98-percent of the world we do not see? 


CANNABIS FOR PAIN RELIEF

Among the many extraordinary medicinal and health-bringing properties of cannabis, new research pinpoints two of the plant’s flavonoids with potential to completely change the way we treat pain. Containing cannflavins molecules (A and B) with potent anti-inflammatory properties; it’s nearly 30 times more effective than aspirin. These molecules are not psychoactive and any pain relief product created using cannflavins would avoid the side-effects and addiction issues which plague synthetic opioids and other synthetic painkillers.


MEDITATION FOR CLARITY OF MIND

All throughout our lives, we’ve been conditioned to seek guidance outside of ourselves. At home, our parents took care of us for many years. At school, the teacher was our guide and always “right”, even if we held an opposing viewpoint.  With friends sometimes being the cool kid meant we had to hide our talents, tastes and interests just to “fit in”.  Making decisions for the sake of pleasing others, to fit in, or to improve our images in the eyes of others has misguided our motivation that can lead us astray from our internal GPS. When we act out of alignment more discomfort may come to the surface as our GPS tries to remind us to think our decision through a little better.

By practicing simple meditation techniques we can get back in tune with our internal GPS and strengthen/restore faith within ourselves:

Meditate at least 10-12 minutes every day continuously asking yourself for clarity (as many times as you feel you need to). Next, shift into a receptive state of mind and lastly, trust whatever decision feels right and see where it leads. 


Four Key stressors

In functional medicine, the focus is to find the root cause of health issues to help patients achieve lasting recovery and relief from their symptoms. In cases of chronic stress, it is important to dig deeper into what stressors may be affecting the body. The four key stressors considered when assessing chronic stress patients are:

Mental and Emotional Stress, Glycemic Dysregulation, Inflammation & Poor Sleep.

Identifying which stressor(s) have the most impact on our patients’ health is the first step in reducing the significant physiological effects and consider nutritional support to further assist your patients in long-term stress recovery.


Cold Sore Remedies

Cold sores affect approximately 20% of the population.  They’re always painful and sometimes an eye sore. Cold sores are the most common type of mouth ulcer, with women being more affected than men.

We, at Wrigleyville Dental offer a laser approach for treatment but there are a few things you can do, from home, as soon as you notice one starting: Take Vitamin B12, eliminate cow’s milk products immediately, increase your Garlic intake and avoid gluten.


Pet Visitation Programs and our Health

Most pet owners, and world-wide population, will agree that pets are great at bringing laughter and love to our homes. However, recent research done at Washington State University has discovered that just ten minutes of interacting with cats and dogs can offer a genuinely positive physiological response.  When we stress, the body releases cortisol (a stress hormone) impairing our body’s ability to heal itself and in turn increasing our stress levels even more. Increased cortisol, in our bodies, causes stomach upsets, inability to sleep, aches and pains, weight gain and headaches.

For animal lovers, of course, this is all pretty obvious. Snuggling with your cat or playing with your pooch self-evidently makes you feel better – we know this in our gut. But now we can say scientific evidence proves we can all benefit from the love that animals bring us.


Pomegranate Found To Prevent Coronary Artery Disease Progression

A new study published in the journal Atherosclerosis confirms that pomegranate extract may prevent and/or reverse the primary pathology associated with the progressive thickening of the coronary arteries caused by the accumulation of fatty materials known as atherosclerosis.

Research has found that pomegranate extract treatment resulted in the following beneficial effects:

  • Reduced levels of oxidative stress
  • Reduced monocytie chemotactic protein-1, a chemical messenger (chemokine) associated with inflammatory processes within the arteries.
  • Reduced lipid accumulation in the heart muscle
  • Reduced macrophage infiltration in the heart muscle
  • Reduced levels of monocyte chemotactic protein-1 and fibrosis in the myocardium
  • Reduced cardiac enlargement
  • Reduced ECG abnormalities

6 Foods that can boost your mood

Chocolate: Loaded with antioxidants, dark chocolate can help improve symptoms of anxiety and depression while making you feel calmer. To get the most out of your chocolate, look for chocolate that has at least 60% cacao in it.

Salmon: Certain types of fish including salmon, sardines, tuna, halibut and mackerel are good sources of omega-3 fatty acids which can help with depression and anxiety. Omegas offer anti-inflammatory properties and effects the dopamine and serotonin production in the brain. Experts recommend eating fish 2 times per week for the most benefits. If you do not eat fish you can find omega 3’s in chia seeds and flax seeds.

Avocados: Full of magnesium and B6 they help the production of serotonin in the brain.

Leafy Greens: Spinach, Chard, Collard Greens, Kale are loaded with magnesium which positively effecting serotonin levels, thus boosting your mood. Magnesium is known to help reduce anxiety and fight off depression.

Yogurt/Probiotics: Probiotics are fermented foods such as sauerkraut, kimchi and yogurt which help to keep your gut working properly. There have been recent studies linking gut health to mood enhancement, less stress and anxiety and lower risk of depression.

Blueberries:  Have very high levels of antioxidants and vitamin C.  They offer brain boosting,

improved memory and mood regulation while protecting the brain from aging.


Saffron: A Medicinal Botanical

Saffron has over a hundred therapeutic applications that prevent and/or treat conditions like erectile dysfunction, muscular degeneration, Alzheimer’s disease and sometimes even clinically diagnosed depression. Notably, many of the conditions saffron seems to assist with are psychiatric, addressing the imbalances in the human psyche.

Saffron is a perfect example of the intelligence, connection and compassion, built into the relationships between diverse species on this planet. If we can appreciate the divine order of things and the way in which species have spent hundreds of millions of years depending upon, appreciating and supporting one another, saffron’s unique benefits in humans comes as no surprise.