Are There Drug-Free Solutions for Migraines and Headaches?

Many reach for a bottle of some over the counter tablet, pill, or liquid when headache strikes. Some go to physicians and get prescriptions or more potent remedies. But all this is unnecessary, because there are are natural, drug free solutions that are safe and effective. Dr. Mercola has provided us with extensive research on this, you can read the excerpts below, and read the entire article by clicking here.

Headaches affect virtually everyone at one time or another. Wouldn’t it be nice to have a simple, natural drug-free solution? “America’s Pharmacist,” Suzy Cohen, shares a number of alternatives in this interview.

She’s been a guest on a number of TV shows, including Dr. Oz, The View, and The Doctors. She’s also authored seven books, including the #1 Amazon hit, Headache Free: Relieve Migraines, Tension, Cluster, Menstrual, and Lyme Headaches, (click on title for reader reviews), which is the focus of this article.  

Most pharmacists are deeply rooted in conventional medicine since they’re using the primary tool that most doctors use–drugs. Suzy is different in that regard, since her primary focus is on natural approaches not pharmaceuticals.

Part of what ignited her interest in learning more about complementary medicine was the side effects people were experiencing from their prescribed drug therapies.

“How is that happening? That isn’t right. I gave them medicine… and these people are sicker with side effects than what they came in for,” she says. “While this is all ruminating in my head, my husband was at home, and he wasn’t feeling well. He wasn’t responding to conventional medicine.

I really started to think outside the pill, if you will, looking at Mother Nature’s medicine cabinet and thinking, ‘There has to be something that can help my husband… and my patients at the pharmacy that has less toxicity than what I’ve been taught in pharmacy school.'”

An estimated 13 percent of Americans suffer from migraines. Cluster headaches are far less common, affecting maybe five percent of people, or less.

Headaches, especially migraines, are typically caused by mitochondrial dysfunction. Coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10) will help regenerate your mitochondria. The reduced form, ubiquinol, tends to work best for most people.

About 50 percent of those with recurrent headaches are deficient in magnesium. Vitamin B2 deficiency can also contribute to headaches and migraines.

A gluten-free diet tends to support both brain and gut health, thereby reducing headaches.

Stress, cortisol, and thyroid hormone also play a role in headaches and migraines, making stress relief and addressing your thyroid function essential components of a more comprehensive plan.

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