Gut Health

Frustrated by Frequent Headaches?

This Simple Hack Can Change Your Life.

Your head feels like it’s being crushed by a metal band…

The constant throbbing feels like someone’s throwing rocks inside your head…

Every sound, smell, speck of light spikes the pain.

And until that headache is gone, it’s hard to do anything but lie alone in a cool, dark, silent room—but let’s face it, that’s not really an option most days.

The key to dealing with headaches—even migraines—is to stop them before they start. Keep reading to uncover the bacterial connection that may be behind your headaches and what you can do about it.

The Headache “Epidemic”

If you suffer from headaches, you’re not alone in that desperate search for relief. It’s one of the highest internet searches. Probably because around 45 million Americans suffer from headaches… and around 35 million suffer from migraines.

Unfortunately, you probably haven’t found a good way to make them stop. Over-the-counter and even prescription medications barely make a dent in the pain, and sometimes make you feel sick… or, worse, cause rebound headaches.

But there is a way to calm headaches down so they don’t happen as often or as intensely—and that can make a huge difference in your quality of life.

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Know Your Headache

There are several types of headaches, and they will each affect you in different ways. Knowing which kind of headache you’re dealing with can help point you toward the right treatment options.

Primary headaches—meaning they aren’t caused by something like the flu or an injury—fall into a few different categories:

  • Cluster headaches, which affect only one side of the head and happen daily for weeks
  • Tension headaches, which cause dull pain, pressure, and tightness across the forehead
  • Chronic daily headaches, which occur every day for at least 15 days every month for at least three months and cause moderate pain and tightness
  • Triggered headaches, which may be brought on by coughing or straining, intense exercise, or sex
  • Migraines, which cause severe throbbing, pulsing head pain typically accompanied by other symptoms such as nausea, vomiting, and extreme sensitivities

No matter which kind of headaches have been plaguing you, you just want the pain to stop so you can live your life.

Headache vs. Migraine

Headaches can be horrible, but migraines take that a step further. Migraine pain is usually debilitating, more so than other types of headaches. Migraines are more than just really bad headaches. In fact, a headache is just one of the symptoms of migraines. Others include:

  • Photophobia - extreme sensitivity to light
  • Intense pulsating pain
  • One-sided pain
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Severe sensitivity to smells and touch

Migraines often start with an aura, sort of like a warning sign, that causes you to see dots, zigzags, or blind spots in your vision. You may also feel dizzy or disoriented before the full migraine kicks in.

These killer headaches can last anywhere from 4 hours to 3 days, and they can strike regularly—like every month—or just occasionally. No matter how often or how long you’ve been dealing with migraines, you never want to experience that again.

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Causes and Triggers

There are two things to look at when you’re dealing with headaches: causes and triggers. Specific biological changes cause headache pain. Triggers can set those causes in motion.

So what causes headaches? They’re brought on by overactivation of the pain sensors (called nociceptors) in your head. This can be due to things like constricted blood vessels, irritation of the nerve cells, chemical activity in your brain, or tight muscles in your head or neck.

It’s also important to know your headache triggers. Common triggers include:

  • Stress
  • Red wine or other alcohol
  • Poor or skipped sleep
  • Skipped meals
  • Processed meats that contain nitrates
  • Stress
  • Caffeine

The problem: You can still get headaches or migraines even if you’re careful to avoid your triggers. And medications can lose effectiveness, cause side effects, or simply not work.

That’s why you’ll want to take a proactive approach to dealing with headaches, and you’ll probably be very surprised by the best approach to take.

The Headache-Gut Connection

Strange as it may sound, the key to taming headaches—especially migraines—starts in the gut. The gut microbiome, to be exact.

Your gut microbiome contains trillions of bacteria, both beneficial bacteria (probiotics) and harmful pathogens. When your gut is in healthy balance, probiotics vastly outnumber pathogens, and those beneficial probiotic bacteria keep you well in dozens of critical ways.

But when your gut is out of balance—a condition called dysbiosis—pathogens outnumber probiotics. And those pathogens wreak havoc on your health. They set off all sorts of damaging processes like stimulating inflammatory proteins, for example.[1]

And now research shows that dysbiosis can cause and trigger headache pain, including migraines.[2,3]

In one new clinical trial, researchers found that patients with both persistent and occasional migraines had gut dysbiosis. They also found that certain pathogenic bacteria were linked to more severe headache intensity and more frequent episodes.[4]

The good news: Keeping your gut microbiome in healthy balance can help you find relief.

The Healthy Gut Solution

It doesn’t take much to knock your gut microbiome out of balance and into a state of dysbiosis. A single course of antibiotics can do it.[5] One “standard American” sugary, fatty meal can do it.[6] Stressful events can shift your gut into dysbiosis.[7]

And if you’re prone to headaches or migraines, any of those dysbiosis drivers can lead to a painful episode… unless you take steps to keep your gut in healthy balance. The best way to do that is with high quality spore probiotics and targeted prebiotics—the preferred food of beneficial probiotic bacteria.

In a randomized double-blind controlled trial, women with migraines took a combination of probiotics and a special prebiotic called fructooligosaccharides (FOS) for 12 weeks. They saw improvements in many areas such as fewer attacks, reduced need for painkillers, and gastrointestinal comfort.[8]

Bottom line: Taking proactive steps to keep your gut healthy may be the best thing you can do for your headache problem as well as your overall health.

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