Migraine is a primary headache disorder which occurs as a result of specific changes in the brain that cause moderate to severe head pain. It is often accompanied by nausea, vomiting, and sensitivity to light, sound, or smell. Everyone who has experienced a migraine usually describes it as a debilitating and sometimes incapacitating condition. Migraine/headache is a clear sign that the body is deficient in some minerals.
In most cases, when the body is dehydrated and lacking important nutrients, migraines may be repeated until we start paying attention to what we put into our body. There are some foods (like processed foods, sugar-rich foods, alcohol, and coffee) that may trigger a migraine because they dehydrate your body.So, make your health a favor and avoid these foods as much as possible.
How Can You Know That You are Dehydrated?
If you are feeling thirsty, it means that your cells are already dehydrated. This is because thirst does not develop until your body fluids are depleted well below the level that is necessary for proper functioning of your system.
Monitoring your urine will help you find out whether you are dehydrated (or not):
- A hydrated body always produces clear, colorless urine.
- A partially dehydrated body produces yellow urine.
- A severely dehydrated body produces orange or dark-colored urine.
Some of the negative effects of mild dehydration include dry skin, fatigue, decreased coordination, dry mucous membranes in the mouth and nose, decreased urine output, and frequent changes of blood pressure.
On the other hand, stress, headache, migraines, allergies, back pain, asthma, high blood pressure occur as a result of UCD (Unintentional Chronic Dehydration).
Dehydration is far more than a thirst that can be quenched with a glass of water. It’s a sign that you have been living with insufficient amounts of water over an extended period of time, and that your body is severely deficient in many essential minerals like magnesium. Moreover, being dehydrated also means that your body is full of harmful toxins.
Also, as mentioned above, dehydration can also cause a migraine. So, whenever you are having a migraine pain, the best way to address it is by solving the problem of dehydration first.
Most people who are suffering from a migraine are ready to do anything in order to get rid of that terrible pain that is characterizing this condition. But, in the cases when there is a severe head pain, even the use painkillers won’t reduce the pain.
Therefore, sometimes it’s better to try something natural. Below you can find out how to “trick” your body to relieve pain by using just 2 ingredients.
Homemade Remedy for Dehydration (and Migraine)
- A glass of water (about 8oz or 250ml)
- ¼ tsp of Himalayan Pink Salt (or Celtic Sea Salt)
- 2 tbsps. of lemon juice (juiced with peel is best)
- 1 tsp of raw honey (optional)
Stir the ingredients in water until the salt is fully dissolved. Drink immediately, and follow with another glass of pure drinking water. For the next 30 minutes, drink a glass of water every 10 minutes and lie down. Your migraine should be gone. If not, drink another glass of this mixture and lie down.
It is possible that you may have the urge to go to the bathroom many times, but knowing that being well hydrated will make the pain go away certainly makes things easier.
Natural Salt: Himalayan Pink Salt or Celtic Sea Salt
As we explained above, you need to immediately address the dehydration in order to stop a migraine. The best way to deal with these issues is by using a high-quality Himalayan Pink Salt or Celtic Sea salt.
You are probably aware of the fact that salt (sodium) retains water. That’s why whenever you eat foods that are salty, you feel thirsty and want to drink plenty of water. Salt has the ability to retain water many times its own weight, which can cause swollen feet (also known as edema).
When you are dehydrated, taking a bit of Himalayan salt or Celtic sea salt in a glass of water will help your body to retain and rehydrate your cells. Moreover, these amazing natural salts are rich in all the nutrients that your body requires in order to quench that thirst. In addition to this, these nutrients will also help reduce the severity of your migraine or headache, boost your immune, increase your energy levels, and much more.
And yet, there’s also another powerful ingredient that will help stop a migraine almost instantly …
ORGANIC LEMON JUICE
You must always use only organic lemons when using them to solve health problems. In order to get the most of this nutritional powerhouse, you should add the peel when juicing, because it contains flavonoids and essential oils that will significantly increase the absorption of any food that comes into contact with it.
The lemon’s acidity and the flavonoids from its peel will drive the minerals from the natural salt into your cells 5x more powerfully. And last but not least, don’t forget that lemons are one of best sources of vitamin C, which means that your immune system will get a big boost.