Researchers found people who suffer from migraines have a higher growth of oral bacteria that converts nitrates into nitrites. Your body then converts the nitrites into nitric oxide.

Nitric oxide in turn dilates blood vessels throughout the body, which can be a healthful circulation for the heart and glands but very painful response for the migraine sufferer.

It's not clear if the migraine sufferer has a disproportionate amount of bacteria or if they are more sensitive to Nitric Oxide in general.

'Certain foods have been known to trigger migraines — chocolate, wine and especially foods containing nitrates such as preserved meats and cheeses.

If you are a migraine sufferer I would recommend balancing the bacteria in the gut by adapting a diet that promotes healthy bacteria (as written in Nature's Detox book) as well as taking an our clinic's Intestinal cleanse to remove harmful bacteria balance (call clinic- 253-752-7377) as well as have a colonic weekly while cleansing. Finally eat several tablespoons of homemade sauerkraut a couple times daily. Do this for a couple months and see if this improves the bacteria to proportions and the migraine frequency.

source: http://www.cnn.com/…/…/migraine-triggers-bacteria/index.html