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Changes in the barometric pressure can cause great distress for many folks. As the seasons change, as storms roll through, the waves of migraines, joint pain and exhaustion hit many folks hard. For some, changes in the barometric pressure cause the start of labor. Barometric pressure is the measure of the weight of air, which changes for many reasons including humidity changes, elevation changes, season change and storm fronts. 

People are often bothered by these changes when they have deeper depth of damage in the microbiome.  When there is damage in the microbiome, there is inflammation, where there is inflammation there is a higher parasitic and pathogenic yeast overgrowth as they balance inflammation. These pathogens often live in biofilm creating an abundance of gelatinous or liquid material inside the body. This liquid is pulled or compressed with barometric changes and moon cycles. 
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UT Southwestern Medical Center says, “Among health care professionals and labor and delivery nurses, there is a strong belief that falling barometric pressure results in an increase of spontaneous rupture of membranes and increased rates of spontaneous labor. In one survey, three-quarters of L&D nurses believed there was an effect from the weather. Most professionals come to this conclusion after spending hours working on a labor and delivery unit. It just seems that L&D gets a little busier when the weather gets bad.”
The Archives of Gynecology and Obstetrics performed a study on deliveries during this time and found, “There was a significant increase in the number of deliveries and rupture of the membranes at low barometric pressure. This tendency was noted in both women with spontaneous rupture of the fetal membranes and those with premature rupture of the membranes (P < 0.01). On days with a larger change in barometric pressure, regardless of whether it was increasing or decreasing, the number of deliveries increased and the relationship was statistically significant “
The Mayo Clinic associates barometric changes as a cause of migraines. 
Internal Medicine followed migraines and barometric changes and found, “Of 28 patients, weather change was associated with migraine headache development in 18 (64%) patients, 14 of which reported low barometric pressure to be a cause of headache.”
Supporting the issue, when you find yourself in the situation, can be trying. Many options are available. Proactive care should be started as soon as the barometric change is predicted. The earlier, the better. The longer you wait, the harder it is to feel like doing something, as all you want to do is roll up into a ball in a dark room.
Many find relief by going back to strict Stage 2 on GAPS for a week or two often helps. 
Doing more drainage techniques with self message or internal support such as stinging nettles tea often helps others. 
Some also see success by putting peppermint essential oil on the forehead and temples as it opens up the blood vessels. You can do too much as it will drip down into the eyes and burn. 
Some see success by putting clove essential oil on teeth hot spots. If you notice pain in a certain tooth, dropping a small drop of clove essential oil onto the tooth can cause instant relief. Too big of a drop will burn the gums. 
Some see success by taking Capsaicin as in from capsicum. This is what makes hot peppers hot. Eating hot peppers is helpful but some folks prefer to take encapsulated paprika or cayenne pepper and build to taking a full teaspoon or more a day. Have milk kefir handy if it comes back as heat and you need a cooling agent. Some need to take it with food and others can’t take it right before bed. 
Some report great relief from increasing or adding coffee enemas, followed by cleansing enemas. The less internal toxicity, the less burden on the body. Moving liver stagnation shows powerful support for some.
Finding what works best for you is important. Starting early shows the most success. 

*Nourishing Plot is written by Becky Plotner, ND, traditional naturopath, CGP, D.PSc. who sees clients in Rossville, Georgia. She works as a Certified GAPS Practitioner who sees clients in her office, Skype and phone. She has been published in Wise Traditions, spoken at two Weston A. Price Conferences, Certified GAPS Practitioner Trainings, has been on many radio shows, television shows and writes for Nourishing Plot. Since her son was delivered from the effects of autism (Asperger’s syndrome), ADHD, bipolar disorder/manic depression, hypoglycemia and dyslexia, through food, she continued her education specializing in Leaky Gut and parasitology through Duke University, finishing with distinction. She is a Chapter Leader for The Weston A. Price Foundation. [email protected]

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