Taking a Proactive Approach to Headache Cures

Treatment is great. Prevention is better. But what’s best is the ability to proactively prevent headaches. On this site, we’ve listed some basic reasons why headaches occur. And we’ve also listed some great treatments that can really get you out of a pinch. But we haven’t covered everything.

That’s because it’s virtually impossible to cover every conceivable reason why a headache would occur.

That’s why you need to understand how to take control. By being proactive, you’ll be able to self-diagnose what’s causing your headaches. After you do that, you can take action and ensure the headaches won’t come back.

So how do you be proactive? Well, basic scientific method! When you have a headache, ask yourself the following question: what have I done today that may have led to a headache?

Maybe you have an important project due. That’s a red flag – your headache may be caused by stress. Okay, jot it down. Maybe you drank some coffee this morning without eating breakfast. Bam, another flag. Maybe you drank a little too much last night. Bam, red flag.

Sometimes, the reasons can be a bit more subtle. Maybe you ate something that disagreed with you. Maybe you ate some oranges the night before and now you have a headache. It’s now time to test those red flags.

Let’s say you think the oranges caused your headaches (yes, citrus can often be a culprit). So now you keep your routine the exact same but you cut out the oranges. In the morning, you still drink your coffee. You still have that project due. But you don’t eat oranges.

Do you have a headache? If so, it’s very likely the oranges didn’t cause it. Now do the same thing, but this time with the coffee. Yes, with coffee it’s more difficult, as stopping a coffee routine can cause withdrawals. However, coffee is also a major reason why headaches are so common. Therefore, you have to ask yourself if coffee is benefiting you more than it’s taking away.

If it’s hurting you more than helping, you might want to look into some cold turkey.

As you can see, this system is very easy and can become a part of your daily routine. It goes like this:

1) I have a headache. Okay, what did I do today.
2) I drank one more cup of coffee than usual.
3) That may be the cause, tomorrow, I will subtract that and see the results.

Rinse and repeat. It really is that easy, and when done consistently, you learn how your body reacts to certain conditions. Once you know your body, you’ll know exactly what most commonly causes headaches. As a result, you can avoid those things, dramatically reducing the odds you’ll suffer from headaches again.

We can give you the treatments and suggestions for prevention. But if you really want to cut headaches out from your life altogether, you’ll have to be proactive. And taking a scientific approach is the absolute best way to do this.

Take notes about what’s going on in your life. What’s your diet like? How much alcohol do you drink? Do you smoke cigarettes? Keep notes of all these things and use basic testing to figure out how they are affecting you.

Yes, you can be headache free. But it’s up to you. It’s your choice. Do you really want to be rid of headaches? Are you willing to take the simple steps to take control of your body? If so, the door to health and wellbeing is open to you!