4 natural ways to get rid of a headache – Cityline

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Unlocking the Mystery of Your Headache: Natural Remedies for Lasting Relief

Headaches are a common affliction that impacts around 50 million North Americans, casting a shadow over daily activities with their often debilitating effects. While the go-to solution for many is to reach for painkillers, these medications come with limitations and potential long-term risks. On this segment of Cityline, Bryce Wylde embarked on a journey to demystify the types of headaches we experience and explore natural remedies for lasting relief.

Understanding Headache Types

Bryce Wylde utilized a Styrofoam head and different colored papers to map out and differentiate between the types of headaches, each represented by a unique color key.

  • Tension Headaches are characterized by a vice-like squeezing sensation around the forehead, often caused by muscle contraction, stress, or lack of sleep.
  • Migraine Headaches present as one-sided throbbing pain, with sufferers also experiencing light and sound sensitivity and nausea, due to nerve signal misinterpretation and hormonal imbalances.
  • Cluster Headaches are known for their intense stabbing pain, often accompanied by a runny nose or fever, and are related to seasonal temperature changes.
  • Hypertension Headaches manifest as a pounding sensation in the crown of the head, caused by high blood pressure and exacerbated by poor diet, lack of exercise, and stress.

Through a discussion with Tracy, the segment explored these headache types in more detail, focusing on their symptoms, causes, and duration to help viewers identify their specific type of headache.

Healthy Foods Can Be Headache Triggers

Surprisingly, some healthy foods may trigger headaches in susceptible individuals. Foods high in tyramine (like aged cheeses, alcohol, and leftovers), nitrates (found in processed meats), beta-phenylethylamine (chocolate), high histamine levels (pickled/fermented foods), and sulfites (dried fruits) can potentially trigger migraines. Even foods containing high salicylates, such as blueberries, raspberries, apples, bell peppers, cinnamon, and almonds, may be culprits.

Effective Solutions for Each Headache Type

For Tension Headaches, remedies include self-massage, stretching, topical peppermint oil, and staying hydrated. Interestingly, anti-inflammatories are highlighted as more effective compared to acetaminophen for relief.

Migraine Headaches can benefit from magnesium, B6, 5HTP, butterbur, valerian, prescription triptans, psychedelic therapy in microdoses, personalized medicine, espresso, ice water marching, and Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS).

Cluster Headaches may find relief with oxygen therapy, melatonin, caffeine, neuromodulation of the Vagus Nerve, Greater Occipital Nerve stimulation, and capsaicin pepper spray.

For Hypertension Headaches, suggested remedies include bonito peptides, hawthorn, garlic, guided imagery, improved sleep and stress management, staying hydrated, and regular exercise.

Each remedy and solution presented by Bryce Wylde was backed with props and demonstrations, making the segment both informative and engaging. From trying out magnesium in solution to demonstrating oxygen therapy and nerve stimulation, the segment provided viewers with a comprehensive guide to understanding and treating their headaches naturally.

For those seeking to escape the cycle of headache pain and medication, the insights provided in this segment with Bryce Wylde offer a hopeful path forward. By understanding the types of headaches and considering natural remedies, individuals can work towards achieving lasting relief.


This advice, grounded in both research and practical application, offers viewers a roadmap to better health, underscoring the importance of personalization in wellness strategies but any and all advice given by Bryce Wylde and/or summarized here on his blog are for general informational purposes only and should not be considered as medical advice or a substitute for professional medical consultation, diagnosis, or treatment. Before making any changes to your health and wellness routine, including but not limited to dietary supplements, physical activities, or lifestyle changes, it is crucial to consult with a qualified healthcare professional to ensure that such changes are appropriate and safe for your specific health condition and needs. The views and suggestions made by Bryce Wylde are based on his own expertise and understanding and should not be taken as an endorsement of any particular treatment, product, or course of action. Always seek the guidance of your doctor or another qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition or before embarking on any new health program.

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