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Turmeric & Headaches

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Toronto-based journalist William McCoy has been writing since 1997, specializing in topics such as sports, nutrition and health. He serves as the Studio's sports and recreation section expert. McCoy is a journalism graduate of Ryerson University.
Turmeric & Headaches
Many issues, including tight muscles, can cause headaches. Photo Credit: Photodisc/Photodisc/Getty Images

Unless you've been extremely fortunate, you've probably had to contend with a headache at least once in your life. Several factors can cause headaches, including stress, tight muscles or even your diet. Although you might have success lessening your headache through the use of medication, a natural alternative is turmeric, a cooking spice that reduces inflammation.

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Relief From Cluster Headaches

Dr. Leigh Erin Connealy of Newport Natural Health recommends using turmeric to treat cluster headaches. Cluster headaches are those that occur on a chronic basis and might recur frequently for more than a week. Typical causes of cluster headaches include your diet and environmental issues. Take a dose of up to 500 milligrams of turmeric as many as three times a day as a preventive measure -- not simply when you have pain. Many health food stores sell turmeric pills, or you can also buy the spice in bulk and make your own pills by filling gel capsules.

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