No Migraines For 4 Years Until... Mct Oil
Hello everyone, I'm trying to figure out why after taking 1 teaspoon MCT oil for the first time yesterday I had a day-long migraine, and today for the second time same results.
I have two theories:
- Too-much glutamate in my brain
- Yeast Die Off Reaction as mentioned here.
I have followed a largely paleo-esque/bulletproof diet for the last 4 years, experimented with ketosis along with intermittent fasting. I have also consumed my morning coffee with butter for some time to only positive effect.
I haven't had any migraines since switching my diet 4 years ago. The only new addition is the MCT oil.
Up until searching in Google "MCT oil + Migraines" today, I was completely unaware of how glutamate in excess can cause toxicity in nerve cells and therefore cause migraines, and how MCT oils are used as natural anti-fungals which can cause Candida-yeast die off reaction.
Both of these theories strike a cord with me:
- Years ago I figured out when I ate BBQ chicken from a local store, I instantly developed a migraine. I put this down to the sauce as regular chicken didn't have the same effect. Today I realise that could be down to glutamate (MSG?) in the sauce.
- I have had a recurrent bacterial infection recently, taken anti-fungals and anti-biotics.
So my question:
- How do I identify which of the two theories is causing my migraines?
If it is simply too much glutamate in my brain, I can lower the already-low 1 teaspoon, but this could cause the Candida-die off to lower and therefore make me assume it was the glutamate.
If I can identify the cause as Candida die-off reaction, I should want this to continue - yes?
Thank you in advanced!