pain medications such as aspirin, acetaminophen 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
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.
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.
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
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?
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.
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
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
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.
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:
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.
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.
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.
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.
has found that pomegranate extract treatment resulted in the following
- 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
- Reduced cardiac enlargement
- Reduced ECG abnormalities
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.
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.
of magnesium and B6 they help the production of serotonin in the brain.
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.
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,
memory and mood regulation while protecting the brain from aging.
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.