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Get Rid of Headaches Naturally with Cayenne Pepper

Utilizing something spicy may not helpful for a headache, but cayenne is somewhat revered in the kingdom of natural remedies to treat pain and inflammation. The secret behind its success lies in an ingredient called capsaicin, which inhibits something in our body that is one of the main elements in pain perception called Substance P. In short, Substance P is part of what makes us feel pain, and the capsaicin depletes it. Numerous studies, the first in 1998 in The Clinical Journal of Pain, support that when applied topically to the nasal passages; people experience a significant decrease in the severity of their headaches, all thanks to capsaicin. You will need…1/4 teaspoon cayenne powder 4 ounces of warm water cotton swabsDirections Dilute a ½ teaspoon of...

Top Reasons Why Wine Gives You a Hangover & The Secrets On How To Avoid It

Top Reasons Why Wine Gives You a Hangover & The Secrets On How To Avoid It

A lot of people ask me about hangovers, sulfites, and intolerance to wine now that I am an official wine snob and part-time wine student at the WSET. It’s a surprisingly complex topic and this article tackles the whole wine hangover phenomenon. What is a hangover If you do a Google search, you will discover that the most common symptoms of a hangover are:Fatigue and weakness Thirst Headaches and muscle aches Nausea, vomiting or stomach pain Bad sleep Increased sensitivity to light and sound Dizziness or a sense of the room spinning Shakiness Decreased ability to concentrate Mood disturbances, such as depression, anxiety, and irritability Rapid heartbeatBut you don’t have to take the Mayo Clinic’s word for it. You can also discover the symptoms first hand if you...

Migraines and Complementary Remedies

Migraines and Complementary Remedies

What Causes Headaches? A headache is a general name for pain or discomfort in the head, scalp, or neck. The most common type of headaches are likely to be caused by tight muscles in the shoulders, neck, scalp, and jaw and are called tension headaches.Factors which might contribute to tension headaches are stress, depression, anxiety, bad posture, staying in one position for a long time, clenching one’s jaw etc. Migraines: Symptoms And Trigger Factors A migraine, on the other hand, is a common type of headache that may occur with symptoms such as nausea, vomiting, or sensitivity to light. In many people, a throbbing pain is felt only on one side of the head.It is believed that a migraine attack begins in the brain and involves nerve pathways and neurotransmitters...