Bgirl and SW,
Did you ever take advantage of the special offer from 23andme.com to provide genetic testing? It is free for us IBDers:www.healingwell.com/community/default.aspx?f=38&m=3278843
I have a personal friend who finally found relief from her chronic migraines. She had her saliva tested by the firm 23andme.com. 23Andme gives you your personal genome but can no longer provide health-related results. But GeneticGenie.org will send you your methylation and detox profile using the hundreds of thousands of pieces (called SNPs) of genetic data from your DNA provided by 23andme.
My friend's health results indicated that she had genetic mutations that impaired functions of certain enzymes that could manifest as migraines. But by monitoring her diet, e.g. forgoing sulfur/sulphites containing foods, and some supplements such as niacin, methylfolate (NOT Folic Acid), and methylated vitamin B12, then she could drastically reduce her migraines.
Unfortunately pathogenkiller no longer posts on our forum, a huge loss. But she used her individual 23andme data to take control of her IBD. The DNA test is free and you have nothing to lose. Good information to know about
yourself even if it doesn't directly help your IBD or migraines.
This short descript
ion does not detail my friend's complete protocol. The first webpage listed below is the result of 45 years of her personal research. The 2nd link below is an excellent summary of MTHFR mutations that can manifest as myriad health issues including migraine. eslwise.com/DTmigraineprotocol.php/www.youtube.com/watch?v=gC-NAfB0qE4
Male/63 DX IBD in Feb08. No meds, allergic to Mesalamine. Remission since Mar2010. Psyllium Seed mixed with VSL3DS is very helpful. Food diary instead of SCD or Paleo.
Lactobacillus Reuteri (NCIMB 30242), Lactobacillus GG (Culturelle), Fish oil, magnesium, multivitamin, extra D3, K2, E complex, boswellia, curcumin, DGL, glutamine.
Resistant Starch and lots of fruit & vegetables (but no cruciferous), No Gluten, no soda, no HFCS, no xylitol or sorbitol, no trans fat, no shellfish, no carrageenan, no GMO foods saturated with Roundup.Nature created all of the locks, therefore Nature has all of the keys