So your typical Tylenol or Ibuprofen pill isn't enough to quell that headache? You know, the one that feels like someone's repeatedly smashing a sledgehammer into the front of your skull? Well, eating protein can sometimes help to stop the pain. In contrast, eating carbs, which causes your blood sugar to spike and crash, can be a big trigger of headaches. Protein takes a longer time to digest, which means that blood sugar levels rise slowly an gradually. A simple hard-boiled egg, string cheese, or protein bar can stop the headaches before they even start.
Another remedy for headaches is to concentrate on the upper neck muscles such as the suboccipitals- which can have many tender trigger points, aggravating your headache. Also, the muscles of the neck (cervical paraspinals) and the upper trapezius can also have muscle spasms and trigger points. There is a product called the healthy neck system which targets spasms of the muscles that can contribute to a headache: http://www.arc4life.com/site/615058/page/926999#healthynecksystem
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