Liverish Headaches and the 3 C's
A common sign of a dysfunctional liver is frequent headaches. They can be of different varieties such as migraines, deep aching cluster headaches or nauseating headaches where you feel like vomiting.
One of the great things about improving your liver is that you will get less of these liverish headaches – yippee !! I can hear you breathing a sigh of relief because anyone who gets regular headaches knows just how much they ruin your day!
So what have these liverish headaches got to do with the 3 C’s?
The 3 C’s stand for - Coffee, Cream and Cheese.
In our holistic health clinic in Sydney we have found that any one of these 3 things can trigger a liverish headache, especially if they are taken in excess. The headache may not occur straight away – it may come the next day.
I must agree that coffee can be great – it tastes good and it boosts energy for a while. But if you drink strong coffee regularly, it can make those headaches much more frequent and severe. Why not try drinking weak tea, very weak coffee, much more water or fresh raw vegetable juices instead; you will see the reduction in those disabling liverish headaches within a few weeks.
For those who suffer with frequent headaches – even severe ones like cluster headaches or migraines the simple acts of –
1. Drinking a lot more water (some folks need up to 12 glasses a day in hot weather) – if you squeeze some fresh lemon juice into the water, the extra vitamin C also reduces the headaches.
2. Taking some regular supplements - try a good quality magnesium supplement like Magnesium Complete in a dose of 2 to 4 tablets daily and Selenomune one capsule daily to reduce inflammation.
These simple things can act as a powerful preventative against these crippling headaches.