How Leaky Gut and Migraines Are Connected

leaky gut and migraines

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Leaky gut and migraines have a long history together in causing you pain and suffering.

The gut and brain are very connected. In utero, the gut and brain are actually one piece until the embryo begins to lengthen and separate into brain and bowels.

The gut is even responsible for creating some neurotransmitters like serotonin. Have you ever felt an emotion in your gut? Got a stomach ache when you were nervous?

The connection can’t be denied. Leaky gut and migraines go hand in hand.

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Leaky gut and migraines go hand in hand

I have a personal history with migraines and gut issues that go back as far as I can remember. Anyone dealing with migraines knows that the normal over the counter pain meds won’t touch it.

After trying prescription after prescription for migraine relief, I had minimal results. I don’t want to take a pill to dope me up during a migraine. I want to prevent even getting a migraine in the first place.

I have tried so many home remedies and Pinterest tricks like putting your feet in hot water and using ice packs for your head. These tips may work for a headache but they won’t touch a real migraine.

Isn’t having a migraine a sign something is wrong in your body anyway?

Don’t you really want to get to the root of why you are having headaches, not simply use an essential oil to try and fix one? Rubbing peppermint oil on your forehead will not stop the shooting pain, blindness, and nausea that comes with a migraine.

I love essential oils by the way. They have their place and can be a powerful tool in your medicine cabinet but I needed to get to the root cause to fix these migraines.

Come to find out, most of my migraines were from an overload of histamine being produced in the gut by bad bacteria and candida.

Did you know histamine causes blood vessels to dilate open, which leads to a migraine? 

That’s the exact reason wine, fermented foods and leftovers can cause migraines. 

If wine gives you a headache…listen up!

Once those blood vessels open up wide, it’s so hard to fix and the nerve pain that follows is excruciating.

You need to prevent not treat your migraines.

Your leaky gut causes inflammation in the body as well as nutrient deficiencies, which lead to migraines.

Hello, leaky gut and migraines.

Let’s take a look at a few other signs of Leaky Gut

  • IBS
  • Allergies
  • Autoimmune diseases
  • Skin issues (acne, eczema)
  • Diarrhea
  • Ulcers
  • Constipation
  • Anxiety
  • Insomnia
  • Depression
  • Weight issues
  • Inflammation

Migraines are miserable so if you are suffering you need to find out what is triggering your migraine and work to eliminate it.

Here are some possible migraine triggers

  • Aged foods
  • Wine/alcohol
  • Leftover foods
  • Vinegar
  • Caffeine
  • Different sleep patterns
  • Hormones

When your gut is torn up, it allows small food particles to enter the bloodstream causing autoimmune issues and inflammation.

Leaky gut can snowball out of control into full-blown lupus, arthritis or hypothyroidism.

Leaky gut can be caused by a number of things that harm the gut like antibiotics, pain medications, and stress. It takes time to tear the gut apart so it will take time to heal up the lining again.

This gives way to candida and SIBO infections which increase histamine…hello migraine.

To summarize…

Gut infections like candida and SIBO lead to the Leaky gut which creates inflammation and histamine, which leads to Migraines!

How do you fix leaky gut?

My first advice would be to eliminate high histamine foods. This will bring immediate relief to some of your migraines so you can think straight.

Next, you need to educate yourself on how you caused leaky gut so you can reverse it. I have a friend that put together a Free Webinar of info that you NEED to start feeling better.

She goes over what to do and what NOT to do in repairing your gut.

It doesn’t take that long to start feeling better. Once you eliminate some problem foods that were causing immediate pain, symptoms will die down enough for you to get momentum to keep moving forward.

You will need to clean up your food habits to start killing off that bad gut bacteria and candida. If you don’t have any idea how to kill off bad gut bugs, this Keto for Beginners has simple meals already planned out for you to try.

Keto eliminates the fodmaps and sugars that feed the bad bugs. You are essentially starving out the bad guys in your gut and it does work.

Have hope!

If you suffer from migraines…there is freedom in your future. That doesn’t come in a convenient pill but through lifestyle changes. Take the free webinar above and run with it.

You get to decide what kind of future you have. Leaky gut and migraines don’t get to choose how you live and what your future looks like.

Small changes every day lead to a new future for yourself.

If you have had leaky gut and migraines and know they are connected, comment below so we can all learn from each other.




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