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celiac disease Migraine suffers and nitrates

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It's no secrete that foods high in nitrates (found in bacon and other processed meats, for example) seem to trigger migraines in some people. Now there is research to indicate that an abundance of certain bacteria in the digestive system may be the key to this phenomenon. These bacteria convert nitrates into nitrites that then enter the blood stream and are converted to Nitrous Oxide, a vaso dilator. It is believed that many or most headaches are due to dilation of the vascular system feeding the brain. Migraine meds such as Imitrix (sumatriptan) are vaso constrictors and that's why they work to give relief. 

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/10/161018132608.htm

As you well know, Celiacs suffer from headaches more than the general population. I'm one of them. Though the article linked above does not tie this to Celiac Disease, it occurs to me that the connection here for the Celiac Disease population plagued with headaches is likely the dysfunctional gut with it's skewed bacterial populations.

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I think nitrates are just beginning to be viewed as toxic--just look at all the "nitrate free" products available now. Hopefully this trend will continue, and they will be eliminated from foods.

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22 hours ago, trents said:

It's no secrete that foods high in nitrates (found in bacon and other processed meats, for example) seem to trigger migraines in some people. Now there is research to indicate that an abundance of certain bacteria in the digestive system may be the key to this phenomenon. These bacteria convert nitrates into nitrites that then enter the blood stream and are converted to Nitrous Oxide, a vaso dilator. It is believed that many or most headaches are due to dilation of the vascular system feeding the brain. Migraine meds such as Imitrix (sumatriptan) are vaso constrictors and that's why they work to give relief. 

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/10/161018132608.htm

As you well know, Celiacs suffer from headaches more than the general population. I'm one of them. Though the article linked above does not tie this to Celiac Disease, it occurs to me that the connection here for the Celiac Disease population plagued with headaches is likely the dysfunctional gut with it's skewed bacterial populations.

Trents,

If you are having migraines check into Tyramine and Riboflavin they have both been linked to migraines.

Here is a couple links about the connection.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15257686

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17152742

https://ahealthyphilosophy.com/article/vitamin-b2-riboflavin

I used to be low in B-2 myself. I had angular cheilitis that I couldn't shake in my later 20s and early 30s and when I starting taking B-2 it got better.

It is why I often focus on supplementation ....because I have seen how low I was in my B-complexs  ...and nobody knew it was a B-Vitamin deficiency.

Here are some other nutrients that you could also be low in if you also have Angular Cheilitis and migraines too. . ..like Iron which is also important in RLS.

https://healthfully.com/501838-angular-cheilitis-nutritional-deficiency.html

I hope this is helpful but it is not medical advise.

Posterboy,

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