Candida and Migraines

Feeling your neck tighten up, mood changing and head getting heavy, you know a migraine is on the way.

It’s estimated 12% of the population suffers from migraines.

I’m not referring to a headache after a stressful day but a debilitating pain accompanied by nausea, visual disturbances, confusion, and chills. When a migraine hits, it stops your life in its track and you’re scrambling to find anything that will give you relief.

Doctors are still debating the cause of migraines all over the world and the best prescriptions to abort these migraines.

The best info on candida and migraines can be found by talking to someone who has suffered for years and now has a breakthrough in relief of these headaches.

Have you ever noticed your migraines feel similar to a hangover, even if you haven’t had a drop of alcohol? You may be shocked to realize that you are hungover chemically, thanks to candida in your system. 

Years ago, my mother was horribly sick, headaches, dizzy, horrible fatigue, weight gain, she couldn’t get up off the couch most days. After multiple doctors and tests, they determined her pancreas was showing signs of being an alcoholic. The shocking thing was…she didn’t drink…EVER!  It seems the candida in her body were fermenting and creating its own alcohol right in her system without her drinking any alcohol at all. 

Candida in the body excrete something called mycotoxins into our system. The Candida literally poison the body, ferment the food in our gut and are a major contributor to cancers.

Aflatoxin is one of the main mycotoxins from candida overgrowth and its symptoms include:

  • Skin Rashes
  • Migraine
  • Depression
  • Rapid Heart Rate
  • Dizziness
  • Inflammation
  • Learning Disabilities
  • Autoimmune Disease
  • Water Retention
  • Diabetes
  • Body Aches
  • Cancer

Candida in the blood can create a large list of toxins in the bloodstream including ethanol. One of the main symptoms of all these toxins is migraines, brain fog, confusion, and pain.

I have a long history of migraines, as long as I can remember I have suffered from migraines. After much research on candida in the body, I decided the candida had to go. I carried many of the symptoms of acne, migraines, eczema, brain fog, memory loss, fatigue, and PMS. There is a definite connection to candida and migraines.

When candida takes over our system and can dramatically raise histamine levels in the body. So any high histamine food can be a trigger for a migraine. Vinegar, chocolate, bananas, cheese. They all become triggers since the histamine level is already high.

I started cutting out those foods that feed candida like sugar, peanuts, corn products, wheat, dairy and other grains. After just 2 days of eating only veggies, fresh meats and fruits I was already feeling dramatically different. I added in some antifungals like oregano oil and my head really started to clear. I could almost feel the candida dying off, creating horrible cravings inside me for sugar. The yeast was begging to be fed.

While candida is dying it releases the last of its mycotoxins. Killing candida and migraines does cause a few symptoms to flair the first few days, cravings being the top complaint. The Candida doesn’t want to starve and it screams for you to feed it carbs and sugars. Hang tight…there is hope.

Only after a few days, my head felt so incredibly clear. 

Getting the migraines to stop involved reducing inflammation but the key was the inflammation was coming from toxins released from candida.

Safe foods that are free of fungus include:

  • Fresh Fruits
  • Fresh Vegetables (no corn, white potato)
  • Fresh Meats
  • Most nuts excluding peanuts and pistachios

I stress fresh because you want to avoid anything beginning to mold or rot and any fruit that has begun to ferment. Vinegar should also be avoided as well as any diary since it feeds candida.

The list of what I could eat seemed small. After the first few weeks, I did add in some quinoa and sweet potato.

Adding in some antifungals can really speed along the death of those yeasts but could exasperate symptoms of your chock full of candida.

Antifungals:

You eventually have to replace the bacteria in your gut after you have put the hurt on that candida and migraines. There are many many probiotics on the market but creating your own right on your counter is cheap and extremely effective. The Gut Rebuilding Plan has tons of recipes to get you started.

The best part about all this is it’s not expensive. These supplements last for months and it’s actually cheaper to buy fresh vegetables than going out to eat and buying packaged foods.

For further info on candida and migraines you can check out 10 Candida Symptoms you may not recognize.

Buying probiotics can get expensive but you can create them right on your counter for pennies. There are tons of recipes in the Gut Rebuilding Plan as well as recipes on how to enjoy the probiotics. No need to buy expensive bottles of probiotics.

Stop planning your life around your migraines and get your head back.

It doesn’t take a lot of money but it does take determination. Thinking of all the days I have lost with migraines, I will gladly eat vegetables and take a few antifungals so I can enjoy my family and friends. Candida and migraines need to end today.

Sources:

http://www. knowthecause. com/index.php/health-blog/doctors-and-trade-professionals/4428-proof-that-fungal-mycotoxins-cause-or-mimic-cancer

 

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