The Magic of Salt!

Salt and Migraines; The Most Unlikely Happy Couple!

I have written a book on migraine cause and prevention that you can find in paperback and digital versions all over the world; the links in the previous sentence link you to amazon but they are available everywhere. Shop around for the best prices, like Barnes&Noble, AuthorHouse (the publisher), BookDaily, BAM, IndieBound, Indigo, BookDepository, OneClass (text-book there), GoodReads, plus hundreds of places internationally. You can even rent the book online; example and renting too in hundreds of places.

Why am I writing this little note now? I have published a few posts on a professional blog where I was invited to write. You can find all my article postings there by clicking this link but I wanted to copy-paste one comment I received that went to the webmaster and I just received today. This is about the first post I wrote on migraines several weeks ago, which is the bottom post. It is a 3-part series on migraines and this response is from an MD on my first post. Here is his comment copy-pasted:

Subject Migraine Article –Dehydration and Salt Triggers Migraines
Message Dr. Stanton, I enjoyed your article immensely. For over 20 years, I have been educating my patients on the importance of maintaining hydration via using adequate amounts of salt and water. Most of my patients are salt-deficient. I have written a book about salt titled, “Salt Your Way to Health”. I also have other books including one about hormones. I would love to hear from you. Thank you, David Brownstein, M.D.

In addition to this doctors, I received many other similar notes (without other people writing a book about the subject as well) and many medical offices now keep my book for their clients to read. I am not doing much of a marketing on this book since the price is so low I am not earning enough on it to cover expenses and so the spreading of the book and the wealth of knowledge in it is a grassroots movement to let people know they can get rid of their migraines without having to take a single pain pill.

Big Pharma will not be very happy about an outright campaign against the drugs so I am not doing that. But I wish you would try a drug free method that only encompasses ionic balancing (minerals you eat in your food that become ions in your brain) with your food. The solution is free, simple, you eat the stuff every day in every meal only not enough. But too much can hurt you so the proper balance is important.

You can find the proper balance and the reason for the balance in my book. The most recent scientific explanations that are finally starting to show what a migraine is and why it happens (in the scanner) also in my 3 posts.

If you are a migraineur or know someone who is, you still have the time to get a digital copy for them for Christmas or perhaps even a paperback if you go to a store–they all carry it.

I wish you all a Merry Christmas or Happy Holiday season if you are not celebrating Christmas but want to celebrate along with the others! Hugs to you all!

I am always available for questions and comments!


About Angela A Stanton, Ph.D.

Angela A Stanton, PhD, is a Neuroeconomist focusing on chronic pain--migraine in particular--physiology, electrolyte homeostasis, nutrition, and genetics. She lives in Southern California. Her current research is focused on migraine cause, prevention, and treatment without the use of medicine. As a forever migraineur from childhood, her discovery was helped by experimenting on herself. She found the cause of migraine to be at the ionic level, associated with disruption of the electrolyte homeostasis, resulting from genetic variations of all voltage dependent channels, gates, and pumps (chanelopathy) that modulate electrolyte mineral density and voltage in the brain. In addition, insulin and glucose transporters, and several other variants, such as MTHFR variants of B vitamin methylation process and many others are different in the case of a migraineur from the general population. Migraineurs are glucose sensitive (carbohydrate intolerant) and should avoid eating carbs as much as possible. She is working on her hypothesis that migraine is a metabolic disease. As a result of the success of the first edition of her book and her helping over 5000 migraineurs successfully prevent their migraines world wide, all ages and both genders, and all types of migraines, she published the 2nd (extended) edition of her migraine book "Fighting The Migraine Epidemic: Complete Guide: How To Treat & Prevent Migraines Without Medications". The 2nd edition is the “holy grail” of migraine cause, development, and prevention, incorporating all there is to know. It includes a long section for medical and research professionals. The book is full of academic citations (over 800) to authenticate the statements she makes to make it easy to follow up by those interested and to spark further research interest. It is a "Complete Guide", published on September 29, 2017. Dr. Stanton received her BSc at UCLA in Mathematics, MBA at UCR, MS in Management Science and Engineering at Stanford University, PhD in Economics with dissertation in neuroscience (culminating in Neuroeconomics) at Claremont Graduate University, fMRI certification at Harvard University Medical School at the Martinos Center for Neuroimaging for experimenting with neurotransmitters on human volunteers, certification in LCHF/ketogenic diet from NN (Nutrition Network), certification in physiology (UPEN via Coursea), Nutrition (Harvard Shool of Public Health) and functional medicine studies. Dr. Stanton is an avid sports fan, currently power weight lifting and kickboxing. For relaxation (yeah.. about a half minute each day), she paints and photographs and loves to spend time with her family of husband of 45 years, 2 sons and their wives, and 2 granddaughters. Follow her on Twitter at: @MigraineBook, LinkedIn at and facebook at
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3 Responses to The Magic of Salt!

  1. Yes salt is needed because I used to pass out and get dizzy in the summer because I had not consumed enough salt. I had a minor stroke in November 2008 so I must be on a low-salt diet. My mini-stroke caused me to lose some of my vision in my left eye. Actually I was blind in my left eye for a year until I had retina surgery. Now I can see better but not the way I used to. Had to stop driving. My vision is now 20/100. Most of my family on my Father’s side including my Dad die of either strokes or cancer. Pretty much everybody on my Dad’s side including me and my brother are thin but we all have high blood pressure. Must be in our DNA. I’ve learned to work with my poor eyesight but I do not want to be a guest at Mt. Sinai Roosevelt Hospital again even though they were friendly and give excellent care. Wonderful professional staff and great doctors but I’d rather be healthy and home. ❤


  2. I will share this with my social networks. When I was younger I used to have menstrual migraines but once I stopped having my period the headaches also stopped. Now if I have a headache it means my blood pressure has gone up too much. I stay away from high salt foods like potato chips and other salty snacks because for me that will bring on a headache quickly. Sometimes if I skip meals that too will bring a headache so I eat as soon as possible. I drink lots of Alkaline Water and my blood pressure has been normal for several months. Once again Thanks for Sharing!! ❤

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    • Thanks Dancingpalmtrees. Glad you stabilized your blood-pressure. The migraine book will actually tell you to eat more salt but in a “proper way” which few people know how to do. Your instinct pulled you in the right direction. 🙂 Unfortunately–as you well know–drugs are like candy and pharmaceuticals make sure that one gets a pill even for a broken nail.. so most migraineurs (all I should say who are under medical care except for those who read my book and joined my migraine group on FB) get triptans or similar (some worse) that then further tinker with blood pressure and hydration–some downright block hydration! These are killer drugs! I wish all migraineurs would get off their drugs (slow.. cannot just be dropped) and switched to the salt process the proper way. It is hard to convince people because salt and blood pressure has been so ingrained in our minds to be connected but actually they are connected inversely as we now find out: salt restricted diets actually cause high levels of triglycerides, a main cause of hypertension and heart problems). Whoever came up with the low salt diet forgot that the heart muscles also use salt and that the body cannot produce salt on its own. It must be eaten! 🙂 The book is essential in showing how to eat it though.

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