What may be causing migraines?

  • hormonal changes (menstuation/ovulation or HRT)
  • head trauma, lack of exercise, medication, stress, food additives (MSG, aspartame)
  • bright lights, strong odors, sleep pattern changes, barometric pressure change, foods (aged cheese, red wine, chocolate)

 

  • Mitochondrial impairments may be the dominant cause.
  • H. Pylori infection may impair mitochondria and cause brain inflammation, in which case we would want to eradicate H.Pylori
  • Genetic component:
    • TCA cycle and/or electron transport chain could be impaired;
    • impaired ability to synthesize CoQ10 >>>
  • Glial activation (brain inflammation) leads to excessive neurotransmitter activation –and/or- antioxidant depletion, which may lead to mitochondrial impairment
    • Microglial activation (inflammation) leads to astrocytes releasing excessive glutamate in brain, making you hypersensitive to brain inflammation
    • Homocysteine buildup may damage neuronal tissue