Sometimes the most effective ways to treat something like a menstrual headache are out-of-the-box solutions that you normally may be hesitant to try but that have been shown to be very effective.
In this article we are going to present you with three potential causes of your menstrual headaches and present solutions you can use to eliminate these potential causes and prevent getting a painful menstrual headache.
The following solutions may not be well-known and they may appear a little unusual at first thought but they have been shown to be effective and thus should be considered.
1. Electromagnetic Field (EMF)
Many experts believe headaches can be caused by electromagnetic fields, or High EMFs. Electromagnetic fields are produced by cell phones, cell phone towers, cordless phones, microwave ovens, dimmer light switches, mercury bulbs, SMART meters and wifi, among other things.
To reduce electromagnetic fields around you replace cordless phones with a wired line, replacing the SMART meter with an analog meter and replace the wifi with an ethernet connection.
What you lose in not having the convenience of a wireless keyboard and wireless printer you can make up for in not having a painful menstrual headache. You may also be protecting your long-term health as some experts believe EMFs can lead to cancer and other serious health conditions.
2. Food Allergies
Another common cause of headaches is a food allergy or sensitivity. This is especially true in people who are eating GMO foods such as corn, soy, wheat and sugar.
According to research, these types of foods cause gaps between the cells in the intestines and this leads to food proteins and particles getting into the bloodstream where the body attacks them.
The end result is your immune system responds to the foods and attacks them and one of the symptoms of this type of reaction is a headache. To make matters worse, food allergies often grow worse during your period.
One way to determine if you have food allergies is to take ALCAT test. This test will analyze your blood’s response to over 100 different foods. If you’re allergic to a certain food there will be a clumping response from your blood toward the food antigen. You can learn more about this test at www.alcat.com
Mold is a common cause of headaches in people Mold can often be found in a home. To locate mold in your home, pull the bed away from the wall and see if there is any on the wall, see if a particular area of your carpet feels too “spongy,” consider if you have any areas of your home that have high humidity, do a smell test and see if any areas smell musty – all of these can be signs of a mold invasion.
More than cause a headache, mold can also interfere with the hormonal balance of the body which could make your period even more difficult.
If you do have mold, you will need to remove it immediately. Your body was not made to withstand high mold counts, removing it can result in a quick improvement in your health – including no more headaches!
Mold isn’t the only thing that can interfere with your hormonal balance, both EMFs and food allergies can also cause your body to get out of balance hormonally. In fact, EMFs can interfere with melatonin production which will cause your sleep to be disrupted. Poor sleep can often lead to a headache.
In addition to getting rid of the EMFs, foods you are allergic to and mold, you may want to consider taking a Period Vitamin as an additional line of defense. A Period Vitamin will help ensure you have the vitamins and minerals you need to function optimally.