Toxic headaches attack with a vengeance, but most people don't connect the pain with the environment
We can blame our toxic environment, the unhealthy things we put inside our bodies and stress for these chronic, daily headaches.
Did you know that whatever your body absorbs 60 percent of whatever your skin comes in contact with? If you are exposed to a lot of chemicals, they can easily get into your system.
These nasty headaches can also be caused by simply cleaning house. Household cleaners are loaded with harmful chemicals.
Have you ever felt really great, so you arm yourself with cleaning supplies and tackle your house? Afterwards, you have a sick headache? That's a result of inhaling and absorbing the chemicals from these cleaners.
Headache drugs also contribute to...that's right...headaches. You would think that these medications would do the job and get rid of the pain. Sometimes, people don't get the relief they need from taking these medications, so they take more of them.
This eventually has the reverse affect and results in chronic, daily headaches. These are also known as "rebound headaches", because of the rebound effect the drug has.
The body is a complex and miraculous thing. It's designed to turn good nutrition into life sustaining properties.
Occasionally, this system gets a kink in it and things don't operate like they should.
Our autonomic nervous system is made up of the sympathetic and parasympathetic systems. Whenever we get stressed, our sympathetic nervous system kicks in what is known as "fight or flight" mode.
For example, if I go outside and step on a snake, I immediately go into sympathetic fight or flight mode! Everything changes in my body. My heart beats faster, my eyes dilate, I breathe harder...get the picture?
Well, while everything is speeding up while I'm contemplating how to get rid of this snake, my digestive system slows down. This means waste isn't moving through like it should.
Anytime we slow down the elimination of waste in our body, it finds pockets in our colon to settle in. When the waste is eliminated, these bits that hide out in the pockets stay put. Over time, this creates some really toxic garbage in our intestines.
These toxins can result in nasty, chronic, daily headaches. When the body is detoxed, and the colon cleaned out, the headaches go away.
Detoxing the intestinal tract.
This is the most important thing you can do for your health. Hippocrates knew that disease starts in the colon.
Dr. John Harvey Kellogg, founder of the Battle Creek Sanitarium, had patients cleanse their colons before starting treatments. Doing this will contribute to better all around health for you, not just get rid of headaches.
This technique was especially helpful for emergency workers after 911.
Saunas are great for getting those toxins out. If you have access to a sauna, using it 2 to 3 times a week for 15-30 minutes at a time will help you sweat out those poisons.
Shower immediately after to wash off the toxins. Don't be surprised to find dirty looking residue on your towels when you dry off. These will be the toxins that were sweated out.
If you don't have a sauna, you can make you own in your bathroom. Simply put a chaise lounge chair (lawn chair type) in your tub and turn the shower on as hot as it will go.
Wait until the bathroom is steamed up, then lie on the lounge chair for 15-30 minutes.
After the water cools off enough to get into, soak in it for another 10-15 minutes.
Shower toxins off before getting out.
Epsom salts have long been known for their detoxification properties.
These remedies will be much safer and have long lasting, healthy effects as opposed to taking headache drugs.
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