Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Water Down Your Migraine

"Sidelined with migraines or chronic headaches? Drink up!
According to a study published in the European Journal of
Neurology, participants who drank just over 4 cups more of
H20 than their usual daily intake experienced 21 fewer hours
of pain throughout 12 weeks than those in a placebo group.
They also had less-intense headaches overall. Why? The area
of the brain that triggers thirst also prompts migraines,
explains Peter Goadsby, MD, Ph.D, director of the Headache
Center at the University of California, San Francisco. The
less thirsty you are, the less likely the cells that cause
headaches will be activated."

-Prevention Magazine, December 2011