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Headaches caused by bad bacteria in your gut

 

Around 30 percent of our clients list headaches or migraines as symptoms they experience frequently.

The first thing I’ll say is this: a headache is not an aspirin deficiency, or a deficiency of any other kind, for that matter.

Like all symptoms, a headache a sign that something’s not quite in balance.

There are many possible reasons for headaches – some of them are biochemical imbalances, and some are to do with tight muscles or even posture and spinal alignment.

I’ve had around half a dozen clients over the last 90-days report huge improvements, or even complete disappearance of headaches simply by altering foods and getting rid of bad bugs in the gut.

Take Nic, for example, who resides in Canada. Nic’s headaches improved significantly after just 48hours on a program to eliminate yeast and fungal overgrowth from his gut.

Let’s look at how that might work:

  • Toxins interfere with nerve function, and headaches are generally neurological problems. Bad bugs in your gut produce substances called “endotoxins” that can breach your gut wall and get into your blood stream where, in some folk, they may trigger a headache.
  • Bad bugs (and bad foods) can low stomach acid levels, and all these factors can cause allergic responses that can show up anywhere in your body, including the form of a headache. Note: eradicating H. pylori, for example, has been shown to improve headaches and migraines in the scientific literature.
  • Bad bugs and bad foods may damage your gut lining, preventing digestion and absorption of nutrients. An amino acid (protein), B-vitamin or magnesium deficiency can contribute to headaches.
  • Inflammation in your gut – caused by bad bugs and bad foods – leads to stress hormone production, which can cause decreased levels of sex hormones like estrogen and progesterone, as well as suppressing thyroid hormones. Any pattern of hormone imbalance is capable of causing a headache (women who cyclical headaches around menstruation can attest to this!)

Here are four major ways in which your gut can contribute to headaches.

And here are five “Big Bang” tips for getting rid of them:

1. Avoid gluten, cow’s milk and soy in foods.

2. Stay hydrated – drink plenty of clean water – each day.

3. Do an Epsom salt footbath 3-4 times per week to allow more magnesium to enter your body.

4. Eat frequently – every 2.5 hours – to prevent your blood sugar level dropping too low as low blood sugar can trigger headaches.

5. Perform gentle stretching exercises in case muscle tightness or “trigger points” are creating referred headaches/pain.

If these don’t work – as I said at the top of this article – I’ve had around half a dozen clients over the last 90-days report huge improvements, or even complete disappearance of headaches simply by altering foods and getting rid of bad bugs in the gut.

At the same time, these people also experienced major improvements in energy, mood, sleep and other symptoms such as irritable bowels and even fibrocystic breasts.

I can’t promise it will work every single time, but what I can promise is a comprehensive stool test is the single most important tool I have in my toolkit for helping folk transform their health.

Don’t forget, a stool test is done in the privacy of your own home, and you just send of the sample in the packaging provided.

And if the test comes back blank, you get a full refund.

You can arrange a test, or find out more about them, here.

Best,

Dave.