To avoid headaches, eat an organic diet with whole foods and eliminate processed foods. Drink plenty of filtered water. Dehydration can cause headaches as well as other health problems. Get plenty of sleep, moderate exercise, and stress relief.
If you develop a headache, here are some useful remedies to try other than drugs:
- Hot or cold packs - try a hot or compress on your head with a moist wash cloth, and try different essential oils from herbs such as peppermint, lavender, eucalyptus, passionflower, ginko, cayenne, willow, or valerian (especially for sleep problems). Visit this site for more information on herbs used for headaches.
- Herbal teas with the above mentioned herbs can also be effective
- If you are taking herbs from a supplement and you are also taking some type of drug, consult with your practitioner to make certain there are no known reactions to what you are taking.