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Suffering from migraine? These remedies can help

Last updated on: September 11, 2019 10:45 IST

From beetroot juice to lifestyle changes, Luke Coutinho suggests how you can deal with that terrible migraine pain.

Headache vs Migraine

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Migraines are a severe form of headache that can turn into a chronic problem.

It's very different from a normal headache; it usually affects only one side of the head.

Besides pain, migraine can also cause nausea and vomiting in extreme cases.

While there is a pill for every symptom of migraine, it helps only for that particular migraine episode. But it doesn't address the root cause.

Migraine is multifactorial, meaning there is no one factor that causes it. Hence, identification of the right trigger becomes primary to successful migraine management.

Lifestyle triggers that cause migraine include lack of sleep, chronic stress, unhealthy gut (constipation, bloating, indigestion, candida overgrowth) acidity, exposure to strong smells/noise, dehydration, too much caffeine, vitamin deficiency (mostly magnesium and vitamin B13, B6), prolonged exposure to the sun and erratic meal timings.


Amongst the above, the two major causes of migraines and headaches are constipation and lack of quality sleep/stress.

Constipation leads to a build-up of toxins in the body leading to gases that cause not just headaches and migraines but poor skin, hair, low immunity, cancer, disorders, weight gain, bloating, indigestion, fatigue and brain fog.


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Luke Coutinho is a holistic nutritionist, author and integrative medicine and lifestyle practitioner.

Luke Coutinho