Headaches are an all-too-common annoyance. At best, they can make even
simple daily tasks more challenging. At worst, they can leave you curled
up in bed for hours.
The good news is that if you're not a fan of taking Tylenol on a regular
basis, there are plenty of natural remedies for headaches, including some
small lifestyle changes, certain foods and hot or cold therapy.
Here are 15 medication-free ways to get rid of a headache (or stop it from
coming on in the first place).
"This is good advice for everyone, really, but especially for migraine
Vernon Williams, MD, board-certified neurologist and director of the Center for Sports Neurology
and Pain Medicine at Cedars-Sinai Kerlan-Jobe Institute in Los Angeles,
Don't skip meals, and add in a snack or two throughout your day so
you don't go more than a couple hours without eating. This way, you
won't experience those big drops in blood sugar that can bring on
an achy head, Dr. Williams says.
Indeed, having regular daily meal times is associated with less frequent
migraines, according to the
American Migraine Foundation. And the longer you go between meals, the higher your chance of getting
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