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Exercise Causing Headaches

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One of my readers from my personal blog, drdae.blogspot.com shared that when she made the decision to start exercising to improve her health she was really excited. However, when she started walking on the treadmill she started to experience headaches during her new exercise routine. At first, she didn’t realize that the headache were as a result of the exercise but after a week or two she connected the dots and realized that her new fitness routine was causing the headaches. She was disappointed by her discovery because without exercising, she knew she was not going to be able to achieve her health goals.

As I was reading about the headaches that developed as a result of her exercise, my first thought was "is her body able to get rid of the toxins that were being created from her exercise?" She needed to be supporting her detoxification organs and pathways--this would create better health in her body. I came up with several questions I would like to ask her, to help understand what was causing the headaches:

Is she drinking enough water? Water is a wonderful natural blood cleanser. The liver uses water to help take toxic substances and chemically make them harmless in the body. I would also ask her if she is moving her bowels everyday. Bowel movements are another way the body gets rid of unwanted waste. If she is not moving her bowels, the toxins from the bowels can be re-circulating in her system causing headaches. I also need to know if she has excess fat on her body. As people burn fat they release toxins and medications that are stored in the fat. Her exercise could be causing her to release toxins. Is she is taking medications? I have found in my practice that blood pressure or diabetic medications can cause headaches for people as they adjust to exercise. Finally, I would want to check on her breathing--if someone is not breathing properly he or she might not be getting enough oxygen in the body.

This woman’s question about her headaches is a perfect example of an underlying condition that needs to be addressed to create health in this woman’s body.

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