Here are the surprising truths about headaches

I am beyond stunned how many people take Aspirin to treat their headaches.

Stunned… because acetaminophen, ibuprofen and aspirin are super toxic – even deadly.

No: a headache is not an aspirin deficiency. Yet people swallow Aspirin-like candy.

Of course, we all know Aspirin is a medication marketed to us as a remedy to treat pain, fever and inflammation.

But:

Regular headache-relief medication consumption can lead to the following problems:

  • Heartburn or stomach irritation
  • Allergic reactions
  • Harm to unborn babies during pregnancy
  • Danger while undergoing surgery
  • Liver problems
  • Kidney failure
  • The rise in risk of stroke
  • Hearing loss (Tinnitus)
  • Asthma
  • Skin issues
  • Gout attacks
  • Stomach and small intestine ulcers
  • Brain fog

Get this:

The main ingredient of Aspirin contains Salicylate. And Salicylate is HIGHLY toxic.

And I quote:

Salicylate ingestion continues to be a common cause of poisoning in children and adolescents. The prevalence of aspirin-containing analgesic products makes these agents, found in virtually every household, common sources of unintentional and suicidal ingestion.

But wait… there is more:

The FDA recently reversed its advice about taking a daily low-dose Aspirin to prevent a heart attack or stroke:

The FDA has reviewed the available data and does not believe the evidence supports the general use of aspirin for primary prevention of a heart attack or stroke. In fact, there are serious risks associated with the use of aspirin, including increased risk of bleeding in the stomach and brain, in situations where the benefit of aspirin for primary prevention has not been established.

The truth is headaches are most often caused by:

  • Anxiety/Stress
  • Muscle spasms
  • Medications
  • Inflammation
  • Alcohol intake (particularly red wine)
  • Food sensitivities
  • Poor sleep habits
  • Bad posture
  • Fasting
  • Technology
  • Hormones
  • Sound pollution

This is my strategy to end headaches from my life

I used to get headaches a lot, but now I rarely get them.

How did I get rid of my frequent headaches?

Instead of waiting for the next headache to come along, I created a daily practice to all but end even a hint of headaches.

I use these combinations of avoidance tactics and simple remedies to end headaches from my life:

Stress elimination
I have consciously decided to remove all stresses from my life.

Yes, it has cost me the opportunity to make more money.

And I have purged all toxic people from my life.

But the truth is stress kills. And it also triggers headaches via higher cortisol levels. Lowering cortisol levels help reduce headaches.

100% elimination of prescription drugs
Every prescription drug has major side effects. And a lot of them list headaches as a side effect.

By totally eliminating the ingestion of prescription drugs, I was able to slash the number of headaches I would get.

Proper hydration
I have suffered all my life from dehydration without knowing it.

Experts say to only drink when we are thirsty. But when I did that, I had all sorts of muscle spasm and headache issues. I regularly got painful Charley Horses while I was sleeping. Much of my adult life, some parts of my body would go numb.

But today, I make sure to drink a glass of room-temperature spring water at least 3 times daily. (Cold water is harder to get down.) Even better, my Charley Horses are a thing of the past. And I have not felt numb, either.

Magnesium oil
Every other morning, I spray this magnesium oil onto the heels of my feet and massage it in for 15 seconds.

Technically, magnesium oil is not an oil – but rather an extract of seawater minus the salt.

Besides having a calming effect, it keeps the headaches away.

Frequent trips to the beach
One of the secrets of centenarians (those who live past 100 years of age) is they live near the ocean.

Saltwater apparently offers many health benefits.

We try to visit the beach as often as we can.

Peppermint and lavender oil
I wipe a drop of each essential oil under my nose and breathe deeply. I also rub this essential oil mixture into my temples. (I do not rub this into my forehead as these oils burn our eyes.)

Daily cold-shower soak
Since headaches are linked to circulation issues, I finish my hot shower with a cold-shower soak. I gradually turn the dial to cold. And I know when to stop when I feel my sinuses clear up.

Light cardio and strength workouts
I hit the gym 2 to 3 times a week to improve my circulation and boost my lifting abilities.

I also stretch regularly, too.

Bone Broth
Leaky Gut Syndrome is a massive problem. And I fight this off ingesting bone broth regularly – at least 3 times a week… more if I can.

Better breathing
I am a big fan of the Wim Hoff Breathing Method. I do it just before going to bed. It helps me fall asleep faster (and helps eliminate my snoring, too). A night of quality sleep helps keeps the headaches away.

Here is how to breathe the Wim Hoff way:

Epsom salt bath
I soak my entire body in my bathtub mixing 2 cups of Epsom salt with super hot water (as hot as I can handle). I relax in my tub for at least 20 minutes (usually watching an informative YouTube video).

Avoid Wifi
I notice that people who work near Wifi hubs seem to suffer the most headaches.

I have yet to see any scientific studies proving whether Wifi is harmful or not.

But instead of taking any chances, I consciously avoid hotspot Wifi devices. (I certainly avoid buying Wifi repeaters for now.)

Skip food additives
Even though it is virtually impossible, I try my best to only digest real food. I always skip fake foods. Many artificial foods have nasty side effects – including headaches.

Skip GMO
I am blown away that people think GMO foods are good for us – even safe.

I am not arrogant enough to think that humans are immune to poisonous herbicides and pesticides. These are the same poisons that instantly kill bugs and weeds.

And I would bet that these GMO poisons are contributing to the growing number of people suffering from headaches.

Poor posture
Today’s technology is wreaking havoc on our posture.

Most people today are sitting hunched over. And this bad posture leads to a growing severity of headaches.

I sit so that my ears align with my shoulders (when I look at my profile in a mirror). Like this:

This is my favorite, traveling back pillow.

Country living
Sound pollution is a HUGE problem.

City noise contributes to making us sick. Where I live here in the country, the noise levels average a safe 40 decibels (dB). But cities average 73 decibels. Ironically, that is the same noise level here at my local Starbucks where I am typing this – with machines grinding and music blaring. I use these cheap over-the-headphones to block out most of the noise.