The Gut, the Brain and headaches!
Did you know that there is a bi-directional relationship between the gut and the brain? The gut and the brain talk to each other folks!
Do you suffer with headaches and migraines? Anxiety? Depression?
Consider that migraines are often accompanied by gastrointestinal symptoms such as nausea, vomiting, constipation or diarrhoea which are all gut related symptoms right? Migraines, anxiety and depression (brain related symptoms) have been associated with intestinal permeability (leaky gut) and research suggests that improving the microbiome (all the good bacteria that live in the gut), intestinal barrier function and reducing the associated inflammation ameliorates migraines! In other words treat the gut to fix the brain!
Did you say Gut Bugs!
The microbiome is crucial for: …… EVERYTHING!
- Intestinal barrier integrity
- The breakdown of complex sugars
- The absorption of nutrients
- Brain development
- The vagal nerve and spinal nerves connect the gut and brain
- Research shows that the bacteria in the gut affect your brain function, neurotransmitter levels and blood brain barrier integrity
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Dai YJ1, Wang HY2, Wang XJ3, Kaye AD, Sun YH4. Pain Physician. Potential Beneficial Effects of Probiotics on Human Migraine Headache: A Literature Review. 2017 Feb;20(2):E251-E255. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28158162
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