Juicing Away Headaches!

Juicing Away Headaches!Headaches. I don’t know many grown-ups who don’t experience them frequently nowadays. My kiddos even suffer from them. From tension headaches, and cluster headaches to the champion of them all, the migraine.

There are many different factors that can cause headaches. Stress, sleep deprivation, alcohol, being overworked, food allergies, sinuses, over-toxicity of the body, changes in barometric pressure, changes in blood pressure, eye strain, bad posture, muscle tension, nervous tension and digestive orders…the list goes on.

According to Eve Campanelli, Ph.D., a holistic family practitioner in Beverly Hills, California, “The most common causes of headaches are constipation and liver malfunction.” What does the good Dr. prescribe? Juicing.

Juicing can not only relieve your pain from your headache, but it can also clear up constipation issues and detoxify your body, helping to prevent headaches in the future.

Constipation and Detox – Ingredients to use:

For Constipation, you’ll want to use produce that act as a gentle laxative like apples, fruits that start with a “P”, or red cabbage.

For Detoxing, the quickest and easiest “go to” veggies are carrots and beets! Remember though that beets work best on an empty tummy.

Headache and Migraine – Ingredients to use:

Calcium and Magnesium are nerve and muscle function regulators. The combination of the two has proved very useful in preventing and relieving headaches.

Produce rich in these nutrients include:

  • Spinach
  • Okra
  • Broccoli
  • Swiss Chard
  • Turnips
  • Fennel
  • Kale (Calcium)
  • Celery (Calcium)
  • Cabbage (Calcium)
  • Bok Choy (Calcium)
  • Collard Greens (Calcium)
  • Blackberries (Magnesium)
  • Raspberries (Magnesium)

Ginger is a natural pain reliever (and reliever of many other things, too!) It is also a natural anti-inflammatory, so it helps fight off a headache.

Fennel gets special attention because it’s a great source of calcium and magnesium, in addition to being known for aiding in constipation.

Rosemary is the surprise ingredient that is a migraine suffers best friend. It helps improve blood flow to the head, and helps out your liver.

Make your own juice from the ingredients listed above, or try one of my headache reliving recipes!

Jazz it up!

  • 6 carrots
  • 2 apples
  • 1 small wedge red cabbage
  • 1 inch ginger

Wash all produce. Cut the tops off of the carrots. Remove the stem and seeds from your apples. Juice and enjoy!

Anti-headache juice

  • 1/4 fennel bulb
  • 1 apple
  • 1/2 pineapple
  • 1 celery stalk
  • 2 carrots
  • 1 small cabbage wedge

Wash all produce. Cut the tops off of the carrot. Remove the stem and seeds from your apples. Remove the outside rind of the pineapple. Juice and enjoy!

Popeye’s headache remover

  • 3 carrots
  • 2 celery stalks
  • handful of spinach
  • 1 inch ginger root
  • 1 broccoli stalk

Wash all produce. Cut the tops off of the carrots. Juice and enjoy!

Rosemary’s Juice

  • 4fl oz carrot juice
  • 4fl oz celery juice
  • 3 soft sprigs of fresh rosemary
  • freshly ground pepper (optional)

Wash all produce. Cut the tops off of the carrots. Juice and enjoy!

Turnip Fennel Juice

  • ½ turnip
  • 3 carrots
  • 1 apple
  • ¼ fennel bulb

Wash all produce. Cut the tops off of the carrots. Remove the stem and seeds from your apples. Juice and enjoy!

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  • Kckicks

    I juice a few times a week and get migraines. I am going to try some of these recipes to help get the magnesium and calcium. I generally keep it simple with one or two veggies. I going to spruce it up a bit.

    • Andrew

      You get migraines FROM juicing or you juice to cure the migraines? Curious!