Neurogenesis: Change Your Destiny in Life

I just watched part of a TV program titled Brain Change on the local public TV station and while I only had the chance to watch 10 minutes, in that 10 minutes I learned 2 very important things that may be life savers for you:

Turn Off Your Chances for Switching on Undesired Genes

1) The doc explained how neurogenesis (new neuron growth) can totally modify your genetic predisposition and prevent the switches from turning on. We now know that we grow new neurons all through our lives so even at age 90 we still are able to grow new neurons! That means that any genetic condition that is in your family, you have the chance to modify as long as you know how to do it. Many of these genetic predispositions are highly possible to measurably change: diabetes 2, high BP, things like that. We are already able to reverse much of these kinds of conditions in the migraine group with the use of the Stanton Migraine Protocol so I suspect that if we get our children to eat/drink the “right way,” given that they have a 50% chance of inheriting genetic factors of predisposition from either parent, we may change their future “history” in terms of the diseases they will deal with if we give them what they need rather than what they want from an early life on.

Good Fats Are Really Good For You!

2) The second thing he mentioned was very interesting and true; I never thought about it in connection to anything: the brain is 70% fat. Thus low-fat foods are harmful for the brain. This is similar to the body, salt and water: over 70% of our body is salt water so not replenishing salt and water is harmful, as we found out in the migraine group. The replacement needs to be in the ratio that retains this brine at over 70% all the time. Brain fat is an interesting thought especially since we know that low-fat foods are higher in sugar as well, so while we already are avoiding sugar, we also really need to avoid low-fat.

We may find mental ability enhancement, and even dementia reduction, in those of us who move on to regular fat foods and even increase good fats–we are not talking about going out and eating pork and beef fat all day long but we are indeed talking about milk fat, butter, avocados, etc. Whether cholesterol is good or bad has already been debated for a few years since a longitudinal study (30 years and ongoing) of a senior center population showed that those who have higher than “normal” cholesterol and higher than “normal” BP in their senior years actually live longer and have healthier lives (According to AARP senior is at 50+). That study also disproved the theory of the white plaque connection to dementia… So far in the history of human science that particular study is the most valuable one since the same people who are being studied for life from the moment they enter the senior home, also volunteer their brain for research. They are examined twice a year so that the researchers and doctors can see what is what in life versus after death!

They found that some people who showed dementia in life had absolutely no white plaques (but they had thousands of mini strokes) and those who had a ton of white plaque actually had no dementia while alive at all–this shows that white plaque is not connected to dementia and all studies that base their research findings on that are wrong. They disproved a lot of scientifically mismanaged information so far and I am eagerly awaiting further results. The study is done by UCI if anyone is interested to follow.

For us it means that we need to work hard on changing our genetic predispositions that we can: stop eating sugar and sugar substitutes in every shape and form (discontinue the predisposition to metabolic syndrome of any kind) and start eating whole foods with fat and cholesterol (do not trash the egg yolk but eat the whole egg) as they naturally come. In other words, enjoy what your body can digest well without pain at full flavor!

Comments and questions are always welcome!


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
This entry was posted in Healthcare, Interesting reading, Must Read, This & That, Thoughts and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

6 Responses to Neurogenesis: Change Your Destiny in Life

  1. Roald Michel says:

    I kicked the low-fat stuff over my garden walls a long time ago already, and for years enjoy butter in rather thick layers on my bread. I cook with olive oil and……butter. Avocados sprinkled with salt are on the table regularly, while eggs………..I’m an expert when it comes to preparing eggs. Mmmmmm …….mmmmmm! Picture this: Last night my Lady and I had an early breakfast at 03.00 am. I melted some butter in the frying pan, added lots of onions and waited till they were light brown. Then lots of cheese went in, and after a minute or five plenty of eggs joined the mess. Stir….stir….stir……and then on our plates with avocados, tomatoes, lettuce, olives, and red peppers. While she doesn’t like to eat bread with this, I did, with Dutch butter on it.

    Any time I get a chance, I tell people, including clueless doctors, what you taught me about salt and water. Now I’ll add the grease to it 😀

    Liked by 1 person

    • Oh but at 3 am Roald??? That is one hour after I go to bed.. lol.. Will you invite me for breakfast too (just later please)? 😀 Sounds delicious. I agree to your Lady… I also do not eat bread…I no longer eat any simple carbs in any shape or form: no pasta or white rice either! Bread is mostly simple carbs–even whole wheat.. it is ground.. it is just carbs. However, I found Ezekiel bread and similar other breads. Are you familiar with those? They are made from sprouted grains and legumes!!! Yep, even lentil. There is no flour, no preservatives (the bread is kept in the freezer at all times) and the grains and seeds are chopped up but not powdered so you can bite into some really good stuff. It is very high fiber, 0 sugar, perfect electrolyte balance, lots of protein as well. It is really super food rather than bread. I eat that every day piled high with butter, cheese, salami, tomatoes, red peppers, and often onions (fresh and stinky but oh is that ever good!) and sometimes ad an egg. I have no sugar in the house anymore… all gone to the trash pile… if it needs sugar I am not making it. 🙂 No juices either. Nothing pre-made only sardines (in oil and not water)…

      Thanks for telling people about salt! Lots of people make doctors faint.. lol… all who had high BP and went on my protocol ended up with normal BP within 3 weeks.. One member was given a huge fight by her doc who explained that salt increases BP and she already had very high (160/98 I believe) and that she will get sick! And to prove she slammed the cuff on her.. and her BP was…. 118/70.. hhahahahaha.. The doctor just about fainted… I am loving life! Stories like this just make my day/week/month… I am also reversing hypoglycemia, diabetes 2, fatty liver disease, metabolic syndrome in general since the metabolism changes once you stop sugar. Anxiety is gone (sugar causes that too) and no depression.. no mood swings.. ❤


      • Roald Michel says:

        Later? Hmmm. Is 04.00 am ok? After that it will be difficult because once my head hit the pillows it won’t be before 01.00 pm or so that I’ll be awake again.

        I’ll try to find Ezekiel bread here on Aruba. I looked it up, saw a great picture of it, and it sounds delicious.

        No juices in our house either. It’s water, or wine for my Lady and rum for me.

        Liked by 1 person

        • Oh so you eat breakfast before you sleep sort of thing. Lol. 😀 Sounds like a fun thing. Ezekiel is truly delicious. There are other brands that are just as good so look around. Watch out for the gluten free stuff because they are full of sugar. Enjoy! ❤


        • Roald Michel says:

          I found it, Ezekiel bread, and it tastes great.

          Question: What’s the best way to store it?

          Liked by 1 person

        • You need to keep that in the freezer Roald! It has no preservatives so it needs to be frozen and take the number of slices from the frozen and toast it to liking. 🙂 They all are really good! ❤ Glad you found them!


I would love to see your thoughts!

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.