I am known to get migraines, from time to time. Often, the cause is a nutritional deficiency, or the deficiency is there, and it makes it easier to trigger the headache.
First and foremost, Magnesium deficiency is fairly common. It is so drilled into our heads that we need plenty of calcium, but rarely is it mentioned that in order to use Calcium you have to have adequate Magnesium, to process it. What happens when magnesium runs low?
Headaches; poor digestion; constipation; muscle spasms and cramps; heart palpitations; poor sleep due to restless leg syndrome, fatigue, insomnia, confusion, poor memory;
In extreme cases: bone spurs, kidney stones, and calcium deposits in other places, due to inability to process Calcium); delirium; hallucinations (visual and auditory);
Yeah, it is that important and it is usually not talked about.
Migraines are largely caused by constriction of blood vessels in the head. What causes that constriction? Magnesium is VITAL for muscles to be able to relax, and this affects digestion and bowel habits, muscle spasms (cramps, charlie horses, etc), and causes other problems, as well.
Migraines are relieved and even prevented, when we supply the muscles that control those blood vessels with what they need, to be able to relax.
My home migraine remedy, that works fairly often:
* 400-800mg Magnesium
* 455-910mg Cayenne Pepper capsules (cayenne is a natural pain killer, if your stomach can take it, and it causes blood vessels in the head to expand)
* A cup of coffee or something else that has a substantial amount of caffeine--preferably without sugar or artificial sweeteners (soda only as a last resort)
* 120mg Ginkgo Biloba (helps improve blood flow to the head)
All the above are easy to find almost anywhere that sells vitamins, and not terribly expensive.
For ongoing maintenance, check this out: