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Effective, Free, Safe, Natural, Simple Headache Remedy

Yes, you’ve read it correctly!  There is such a miraculous remedy.  I’ve been using it for many, many years and it rarely fails. In fact I don’t have many headaches anymore since I now also use the remedy as prevention. 


What is this magic elixir?  Water, simply water.  The cure for most of my headaches is to drink two full cups of water.  Apparently huge numbers of the population are chronically dehydrated,  and for many people a major symptom of dehydration is a headache.


Water solves the problem of dehydration, and so removes the headache.  Other drinks, such as juice, coffee, tea, or pop, do not work so well.  Juice and pop can cause blood sugar spikes; coffee and tea apparently can cause dehydration and headaches.  So just try plain water.


If the headache isn’t substantially improved within 20 minutes after the first two cups of water, have another cup or two of water, with a bit of food to prevent water intoxicationIf you don’t feel better soon, dehydration is probably not the cause of this headache.  


If you sip small amounts of water throughout the day, you may prevent a lot of headaches as well as other symptoms of dehydration.  Do not drink huge amounts of water by itself at one time; this can be dangerous.


Since warm weather is beginning again, I’m reposting this popular article from my archives . 

Note:  Of course these suggestions are not medical advice; always consult your doctor if you have any concerns.

For more great tips, see Works for Me Wednesday, Healthy 2Day,  Thrifty Thursday, Simple Lives Thursday, and Frugal Friday.



  1. Jenn4him says:

    How I love water! Good reminder. Thanks.

  2. JoAnn says:

    That’s one of the first things I think of when I have a headache, have I been drinking enough water. I know if I don’t, I will get a headache.


  3. Liberty says:

    So true! Water is my go-to any time we have headaches around here!
    Great post!

  4. Briana says:

    What a simple remedy. I don’t think my headaches are from dehydration though, bummer. I’m glad you found something that works for you!

    1. Annie Kate says:

      I didn’t used to think water would help either. It’s worth a try, to see if it might at least reduce the severity of your headaches.


      Annie Kate

  5. I’ll vouch for this, even if my first inclination is to reach for the ibuprofen instead of a tall glass. I tend to substitute coffee for water until 10 am and this gets me into trouble, especially in the summer!

  6. Annie Kate says:

    I needed the reminder myself as well, since warm days have arrived. What a difference a few extra glasses of water can make!

    Annie Kate

  7. Water is just about all I drink, healthy and cheap!

  8. Rachel says:

    Water works great! You can als o get under chiropractic care! Byw, I started a new link up that you migt be interested in for sharing healthy ideas, recipes, suggestions, going “green” tips, etc. and I hope you’ll join me today, Wednesday! :)(Healthy 2day Wednesdays)You could share this post or something similar! Have a great week!

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