Posts Tagged ‘headache’

Interesting facts about bananas

April 20, 2014

Today I learned some really interesting things about bananas:

Bananas don’t actually grow on trees—they grow on plants that are officially classified as an herb (not surprisingly, the world’s largest herb). They’re in the same family as lilies, orchids, and palms.

Americans eat an average of 27 pounds of bananas per person every year.

Residents of Uganda eat an average of 500 pounds of bananas per person every year.

Rubbing a banana peel on your forehead can help cure a headache.

People started cultivating bananas 9,000 years ago.

More interesting facts about bananas:
http://thebananapolice.com/fun-facts/

How I cured myself of “exertion headaches”

April 21, 2013

For the past year I have been getting headaches, particularly during and after exercising. This has been disturbing as I previously never got headaches. My doctor had me get an MRI, and it showed no problems. My blood pressure is fine. So I just put up with it. However, recently it got worse. I went to a massage therapist who said that my neck was very tight. She worked hard on it and got it loosened up. But the headaches remained. Last Friday I went to my chiropractor. He did an adjustment on my neck. I think he said something about an “occipital bone” or some such thing. The pressure in my head lifted immediately. Also, he said to work the area at the base of the skull, from the ears down. That is, use the thumb and dig in there, releasing it. Ah! That’s it. Later that day the headache returned so I worked the base of the skull and within minutes the headache was gone. The next morning I had a little headache, I worked the base of the skull and within minutes the headache dissapeared. I worked out and got a bit of a headache but with some work on the base of the skull it was gone. Truly fantastic. I am so appreciative of my chiro for solving this issue.