Many of you know that I am a scientist and some of you may also know that I am also a migraineur. I should say I was a migraineur since I no longer get migraines unless I ignore my discovery based on which I created the Stanton Migraine Protocol®and ignore my signs and what I do and when.
While my final discovery was in 2013, it took several years to fully understand and complete it. I wrote about migraine cause, prevention and treatment in my book that published its first edition in 2014, and published a few academic articles about it. Find the first one here, another here, another here and one more to come soon here but I do not yet have the date of publish on that one.
Migraine is a horrific condition that luckily I found a solution for several years ago. I have been migraine free now for over 5 years. You may not know that I have been helping migraineurs for over 2 years now. Several thousand migraineurs are now able to prevent or stop their migraines using the Stanton Migraine Protocol® all over the world without using any medicines and typically they all also stop whatever medicines they take since once the treatment works, there is no more need for migraine prevention medicines.
Many people still think that migraine is a headache.
It is not.
A new member joined my migraine group and shared a YouTube video of 3 of her migraine attacks. I am posting the video with her permission.
This is not a happy video but I would like to call your attention to how serious migraines are and how little they have in common with headaches.
This little video demonstrates what a few common migraine types look like (you can imagine what they may feel like) and there are many more types–some significantly more serious than the ones in this video.
So do not ask a migraineur: “Have you taken an Aspirin?”
Do not think you have a migraine if you have a headache, no matter how bad.
Do not consider if your spouse or a friend is having a migraine a nuance: it can even be dangerous to her or his life!
If you know a migraineur, treat them with care and help them! Do not offer any sugary drinks!
Most importantly, tell them that there is a solution and send them to me!
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.
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