Retained Toxins are the Major Cause of Headaches

From Dr. Fuhrman’s book Fasting and Eating for Health:

The standard theory that tension headaches are caused by widening of the blood vessels and migraines are caused by constriction of the blood vessels has been disproven in recent investigations.1 The evidence now illustrates that similarities between migraine and other types of headaches rather than the differences. The major cause of both tension headaches and migraines is the retention of toxins or tissue irritants within the central nervous system. These chemical irritants may cause an oversensitivity of nerve tissue to other stimuli.

It has also been shown that tissue waste, such as nitric oxide and other irritating chemicals, can be released from both the nerves and blood vessels in the central nervous systems.2 These recent findings illustrate the biochemical players associated with detoxification in the central nervous systems. Withdrawal from toxins either taken orally or self-produced within the body is a form of detoxification. This merely means the body is actively engaged in an effort to lower the levels of waste retained in our cells. Sometimes this release of waste from cells can be painful; nevertheless, it has a positive benefit to the body. Our cells and the tissue they comprise must continually strive to maintain their purity to prevent early cellular degeneration and premature cell death.
1. Siberstein SD, Silverstein MM. New concepts in the pathogenesis of headache. Pain Management September/October 1990, pp. 297-303; November/December 1990, pp. 334-342.

2. Basbaum AI, Levine JD. The contribution of the nervous system to inflammation and inflammatory disease. Canadian Journal of Physiology and Pharmacology 1991;69;647-651.
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sam - August 11, 2007 2:58 AM

Is there a relationship between hemmorrhoids and migraines. Was told that exposed veins colon can cause headaches especially due to eating of such products as black pepper. I have migraines that is also triggered by pepper, alchohol etc and also had case of anal or colon hemmorrhoids

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