Migraines can cause intense and are extremely painful, often as a result of deficiency of a certain mineral in the body. They are common in the case of dehydration of the body, as well as after the consumption of certain foods.
Our body can be dehydrated regardless if we feel thirsty or not, as thirst is actually a sign that the cells are already dehydrated, and it develops when the bodily fluids are depleted well beyond their natural and normal levels for optimal functioning.
In order to check if you are dehydrated, you should take a look at your urine. A well hydrated body produces colorless, clear urine, while a dehydrated body produces yellow to orange urine. In addition, if your urine exhibits a deep orange or brown color, then you are severely dehydrated.
Mild dehydration can cause dry skin, poor coordination, changes in the blood pressure, fatigue, dry mucous membranes in the nose and mouth, impairment of judgment, decreased urine output, etc.
On the other hand, the symptoms of UCD (Unintentional Chronic Dehydration) can include asthma, migraines, allergies, stress, back pain, headaches, high blood pressure and many other degenerative health problems.
If you suffer from a migraine, before turning to painkillers, you should try out the following trick:
What’s more, it is extremely simple, as you will only need:
- Quarter of a teaspoons of Himalayan Pink Salt or Celtic Sea Salt
- 2 tablespoons of lemon juice
- A glass of water (about 8oz or 250ml)
- 1 teaspoon of raw honey (optional)
Add the salt and lemon juice in the water and stir them well enough to dissolve them. You can sweeten the mixture with honey, by choice. Drink the remedy immediately after and follow with another glass of pure drinking water. You should drink a glass of water every 10 minutes in the next half an hour and your migraine will be no more.
Although salt retains water, Himalayan salt or Celtic sea salt can rehydrate the cells, as they are abundant in electrolytes, nutrients and minerals. They will energize your body,, boost your immunity, alkalize the body and improve your overall mood.
In addition, you should drink freshly extracted juices which are high in potassium to further help fix this imbalance. Fruit and vegetable juices are also rich in potassium.
Lemon juice is one of the best natural cures for migraines. Juice the lemon unpeeled, as the peel is also high in flavonoids and essential oils that will give an incredible boost for easier absorption of nutrients. It will also fight acidity and drastically improve the absorption of the minerals from the salt.
In addition, essential oils can be of great help in your fight against the migraine. They are natural painkillers, boost the blood flow, balance the hormones, soothe any muscular tension and lower stress and anxiety. You can apply a few drops of the essential oil to a heated towel and place it on the painful side of the head.
According to Jillian Levy, CHHC, these are the most effective essential oils you can use to relieve migraine symptoms:
“Peppermint: Reduces pain and inflammation. It works by having a natural cooling effect on the skin, inhibiting muscle contractions and stimulating blood flow around the head when applied topically.
Lavender: Soothes stress and anxiety. Can improve sleep quality, decrease muscular tension, and has natural antidepressant and sedative qualities.
Eucalyptus: Improves blood flow, is uplifting, helps cleanse the body of toxins and harmful substances, and reduces high blood pressure and pain.
Frankincense: Lowers inflammation and has numerous benefits for improving overall immune function, anxiety and hormonal balance.
Rosemary: Reduces pain through regulating blood flow, helps decrease withdrawal symptoms of caffeine or medications, aids digestion, and soothes an upset stomach.”