Ha! One More Post for the Day!

Last post for the year 2014!

And you thought my daily posts are over for this year. I must tell you that I also thought it was until I started to read my new book.

I just have to tell you what made me pop off the chair today because no doctor ever talks about it and I have just written about it on my blog: sugar and migraines and the salt connection. I have purchased a book “Manual of Medicine” because my old one is worn out and too old for the new stuff. I am hoping to connect migraine, fibromyalgia, and some other things under the “same cause” so I am brushing up on the latest knowledge of internal medicine.

The very first page of the Manual of Medicine is what is in my migraine book Fighting the Migraine Epidemic. This is already great confirmation to you that you are doing the right thing.

The second page is exactly what is on the blog about sugar and salt. As it happens, as you increase sugar, sodium leaves the body because of all the water washing it out–sugar is diuretic. The converse is also true. If you are not eating enough sodium (salt is sodium chloride), your sugar increases! Bingo for those with diabetes II!

Amazingly, while this is page 1 and 2 of the manual all doctors and hospitals are supposed to be following, not one doctor ever checks for electrolyte panel when you go for a hospital or ER visit! They should! They must! They just pump you up with IV nearly simultaneously to your arrival to ER for “just in case.” Wrong. They should not be doing that! (Yes, they can and will charge and arm and a leg for that as well!)

The most important information to those of you who do not eat enough salt: start eating salt else you take a chance on blood glucose increase, which means floating insulin leading to type II diabetes.

It is nice to be confirmed on page 1 and 2 of the internal medicine manual doctors use. It is also interesting to note that no doctor remembers this that I know–but now you do!!

Empower yourselves and be healthy!

Comments are welcome as always! Happy New Year Everyone!


About Be Healthy

Angela A Stanton, PhD, is a Neuroeconomist who evaluates changes in behavior, chronic pain, decision-making, as a result of hormonal variations in the brain. She lives in Southern California. Her current research is focused on migraine cause, prevention and treatment without the use of medicines. As a migraineur, 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 mutations of insulin and glucose transporters, and voltage gated sodium and calcium channel mutations. Such mutations cause major shifts in a migraine brain, unlike that of a non-migraine brain. A non-migraineur can handle electrolyte changes on autopilot. A migraineur must always be on manual guard for such changes to maintain electrolyte homeostasis. The book Fighting The Migraine Epidemic: How To Treat and Prevent Migraines Without Medicines - An Insider's View explains why we have migraines, how to prevent them and how to stay migraine (and medicine) free for life. As a result of the success of the first edition of her book and new research and findings, she is now finishing the 2nd edition. The 2nd edition is the “holy grail” of migraines, incorporating all there is to know at the moment and also some hypotheses. It includes an academic research section with suggestions for further research. The book is full of citations to authenticate the statements she makes to be followed up by those interested and to spark further research interest. While working on the 2nd edition of the book she also published academic articles: "Migraine Cause and Treatment" Mental Health in family Medicine, November 23, 2015, open access "Functional Prodrome in Migraines" Journal of Neurological Disorders, January 22, 2016, open access "Are Statistics Misleading Sodium Reduction Benefits?", Journal of Medical Diagnostic Method, February 3, 2016, open access “A Comment on Severe Headache or Migraine History Is Inversely Correlated With Dietary Sodium Intake: NHANES 1999-2004” Angela A Stanton PhD, 19 July 2016 DOI: 10.1111/head.12861 not open access, subscription is required to read it. Dr. Stanton received her BSc at UCLA in Mathematics, MBA at UCR, MS in Management Science and Engineering at Stanford University, PhD in NeuroEconomics at Claremont Graduate University, and fMRI certification at Harvard University Medical School at the Martinos Center for Neuroimaging for experimenting with neurotransmitters on human volunteers. For relaxation Dr. Stanton paints and photographs. Follow her on Twitter at: @MigraineBook
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4 Responses to Ha! One More Post for the Day!

  1. Health = Wealth!! ❤

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  2. Happy New Year!! May 2015 give you Bountiful Blessings!!

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