Magnesium and Anxiety and Adrenal Fatigue

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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2 Responses to Magnesium and Anxiety and Adrenal Fatigue

  1. Greg Edwards says:

    I was gathering med prescription quarries to help my new primary care physician understand my needs with objective data, when I thought I saw you at Myers D store. I walked by thought broadcasting how helpful it would be to have an ssri reduction schedule. Are you living in San Angelo Angela? Real or imagined I felt it timely to write you and say thank you for being you!
    Greg Edwards
    SA TX

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    • Thanks Greg. I am actually in Southern California. I do have a reduction schedule for SSRI but it is only valid for those that are not time release. If you take a non-time release SSRI and your doctor agrees to your stopping it, which is important since you will need to medicine for quite some time to come off of an SSRI, you can use the schedule here. A “shaving” means with a blade as thin as you can… and keep the shavings in case you need to back off and go back to your previous dose for longer. Depending on the SSRI type, the dose you are taking and for the length of time you have been on it, the reduction to zero SSRI can take a year or more. Few doctors realize this and they put people on a very quick reduction, which pulls every single one through the mud and back on the medicine! Some doctors actually prefer this to happen–I have bumped into a few via my migraine group members. They were rude and simply did not want to participate in a proper reduction schedule in order for the patient to have to return, which later was confirmed to be the case because of payments received from the drug companies by these doctors. This I also recommend you check your doctor in the now public database to see if s/he gets paid. Your success in getting full support may depend on this! Good luck and please keep me posted! Please p rint out the schedule if you can or take it on your smart device to you new PCP to see his reaction and seek his approval.


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