Can you reduce migraines through healing your gut?

Can you reduce migraines through healing your gut?

This post was written by Page Long, a migraine sufferer and natural medicine advocate.

If you are a migraine sufferer then you are most likely on a constant search for pain relief and migraine prevention. But have you wondered if you are truly doing everything in your power to prevent your migraines?

You’ve probably heard buzzwords around ‘leaky gut syndrome’ if you read anything in the health and wellness field. We all know that every system in our body is in some way shape or form connected to the rest of the body. If you treat only the migraine pain then you are most likely not going to see a huge decrease in the number of migraines that you experience.

We all know that we ingest our migraine medicine, vitamins, and water through our stomach. If our digestive system is not functioning properly then we don’t actually absorb all of the benefits from everything we eat.

Here are some simple things you can do to improve your gut health:

  • Eat foods high in digestive enzymesIt’s very common that with today’s level of processed foods, many people are lacking the proper enzymes to break down the food they ingest. Adding a digestive enzyme supplement and/or eating foods with digestive enzymes in them can greatly improve the amount of nutrients your body is able to absorb.
  • Drink hot tea with your meals - Warm drinks & meals are easier for your body to break down and digest.
  • Take a liquid multi-vitamin - It’s easier to digest a liquid form of a vitamin vs. a chew or tablet.
  • Add magnesium to your diet - Magnesium can help you stay regular along with another estimated 800+ metabolic functions. Many migraine medicines cause constipation which results in your digestive system slowing down more than normal.

If you suffer from IBS along with your migraines, then there is a higher chance that you will benefit from improving your gut health. Challenge yourself to add one new thing each week that focuses on improving your digestion.

What are some of your own top tips on improving gut health? Comment below!

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