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Sick Day

April 25th, 2012

I had high hopes of cleaning the windows yesterday and taking photos for the Window Cleaning post of the non-toxic cleaning series. Then I woke up with a bit of a headache. I rarely get headaches now that I quit eating processed food and quit taking NSAIDs, but every now and then the stars align, the weather changes, I get busy, spend too much time in front of my computer, miss some sleep, and everything lines up perfectly for me to wake up not feeling my best. As a result I spent the day resting up, staying off my computer and drinking herbal tea.

When I have a headache I like to make a tea with a mix of a few of these herbs: ginger, chamomile, lavender, and peppermint. Helps me relax, helps my headache go away and usually I wake up the next morning feeling great. Hopefully today I’ll be cleaning the windows and trying a few different non-toxic cleaning methods to see which one works best.

What tips/tricks do you have for dealing with headaches naturally?

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This is a daily journal of my efforts to cultivate a more simple life, through local eating, gardening and so many other things. We used to live in a small suburban neighborhood Ohio but moved to 153 acres in Liberty, Maine in 2012.