Migraine headaches may be helped and possibly even eliminated by adopting certain lifestyle changes. These changes could prove to be extremely beneficial for most of the twenty-five million Americans who suffer from these headaches. A migraine is a specific recurring throbbing pain usually associated with one side of the head. Here are some suggestions to help get some migraine relief.
Stress and poor diet are major risk factors, so make the necessary lifestyle changes. Do whatever is necessary to decrease the stress in your life. Eat a good nutritious diet, exercise regularly, drink plenty of clean water and if you smoke, give it up.
Surround yourself with supportive, fun and happy people. Consider getting yourself regular massages to help reduce muscular tension – especially around the neck and shoulders.
Avoid processed foods, sugars, chocolate, alcohol, caffeine products, etc. Change your diet to a whole food program. Eat organic whole grains, free-ranging meats, plenty of fresh fish and lots of colorful fruits and vegetables. Keep your fat consumption below 30% of the calories in your diet.
Even when you do the best you can, it’s still next to impossible to get everything you need from the foods you eat.
Get yourself on a good whole food, natural multi-vitamin complex. Increase your intake of quality Omega-6 oils and especially Omega 3 fish oil with EPA and DHA. These important and valuable Omega-3 oils have natural anti-inflammatory properties and may help to reduce the pain felt with migraine headaches.