The Best Natural Cure for a Headache

by in Headaches, Kitchen Sink, Water June 23, 2008

waterkitchencure.jpgWhat is the best kitchen cure for a headache? Well, water of course!

Since an estimated 80% of headaches are caused by dehydration, it is safe to say that water is the best kitchen remedy for most headaches.

Water is the leading kitchen cure superstar for that which ails you! So before running off to your medicine cabinet, try running to the kitchen to drink a large glass of water. Chances are in twenty minutes or less you won’t need any medicine.

Remember that dehydration is not just about water, it is also about electrolytes. Sodium, potassium, and other trace electrolytes are necessary for properly regulating our blood volume.

I like Emergen-C and Recharge as my top sports drink choices. You can easily make your own sports drinks with ingredients straight from your kitchen. Here is my recipe for Homemade Sport’s Drinks. Exercise, alcohol, and caffeine are the common culprits that leave us dehydrated and headachey. To prevent dehydration induced headaches drink in the ballpark of 60-80 ounces of water daily. You may need more than that if you are an endurance athlete.

Thanks for stopping by my kitchen table!

~ Dr. Nicole Sundene

Naturopathic Physician

  1. Thanks Nicole, it can’t be repeated enough that water is our number one deficiency. Acupressure on LI4 (the acupuncture point between your thumb and index finger) is also great in a pinch for headaches if you’re out of the kitchen and without a glass!


  2. Hi Jared- Thanks for sharing your wisdom. I am happy to see more naturopaths commenting on here. This was my vision with this website, for everyone to leave their two cents. I think I developed a permanent mark on my LI4 spot while in med school, great tip! Thanks so much for stopping by to leave a comment 😀

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