Migraines Are Correlated with Higher Levels of Nitrate-, Nitrite-, and Nitric Oxide-Reducing Oral Microbes in the American Gut Project Cohort | mSystems

http://msystems.asm.org/content/1/5/e00105-16

Is your migraine in your mouth?

More and more health problems are becoming traceable to the bugs in our intestinal tract, which starts in the mouth and ends, well, you know.

This research, which was crowd funded–a great way to circumvent the government grant process, which has become biased in the direction of pharmaceutical research, in my opinion, and takes forever–shows that nitrogen-compound-producing bacteria in the mouth may trigger headaches.

So just as our native mouth flora determine whether or not we are prone to cavities, it may be the case that our mouth flora could be the culprit in causing migraines!

Now we must anxiously await the research that tells us how to get rid of the little bastards.

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  1. very interesting. fascinating that the mouth could be responsible for all that! and also fascinating how crowd funded research works and bypasses the government grant system. had never heard of this til now.

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  2. Wouldn’t the bacteria in our mouths be created by the bacteria in our stomachs?

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    • Sometimes. But by the time they reach our stomachs, the damage is already done…you know how stuff you put under your tongue or in your cheek pouch gets into your blood stream very quickly? So do toxins from bacteria😬

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    • Nope. Each section of the GI tract has its own unique biome. In fact, some portions of the small intestine should be without bacteria except for some very specific ones. And each of the different bacterial communities has its own function in keeping us healthy, just like the mantle of skin bacteria that keep out invaders and maintain proper skin pH, things like that. I’m reading new research on how the gut biome affects the brain and mental health! Now who’s full of shit???πŸ˜‚ No really, it’s true.

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  3. Great read, thanks for sharing.

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    • An interesting idea, isn’t it? Not so good for Viagra users though, as the way Viagra works is to raise nitrate levels in the blood, which dilates arteries in both the “big head” and the “little head….”

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  4. I shared this on my page hope thats ok πŸ™‚

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  5. Are you telling me bacon causes migraines? I should just lay down in my grave right now! 😣

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    • Well my bacon-lovin’ darlin’, I’m not sure whether bacon-type nitrites cause migraines as well as cancer, or just cancer.

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      • My headstone will read, “Died from Bacon” πŸ˜‰

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        • Nope. Each section of the GI tract has its own unique biome. In fact, some portions of the small intestine should be without bacteria except for some very specific ones. And each of the different bacterial communities has its own function in keeping us healthy, just like the mantle of skin bacteria that keep out invaders and maintain proper skin pH, things like that. I’m reading new research on how the gut biome affects the brain and mental health! Now who’s full of shit???πŸ˜‚ No really, it’s true.

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          • That is so interesting!
            As I’ve got to enjoy IBS most of my life, with doctors having no clue what it was until my late 20’s, I’ve tried many homeopathic remedies and have added many fermented things to my diet. Most focusing on gut health. I’ve got it mostly under control now… I’ve also accepted my many bathroom visits πŸ˜‘.

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