Over the years I have received several hundred (maybe add a zero to that) testimonials from migraineurs who use my protocol, which is LCHF or my special ketogenic diet, designed specifically for migraineurs. I sometimes share a testimonial here and there. I am sharing this one because it is so amazing. Although this migraineur permits me to use his name, I prefer not to since he is an attorney. Enjoy the story.
About my interview with BioHackers Lab:
“Angela is my guru. Loved your interview on Biohackers.
[or listen to the podcast version here since my webcam decided to die off by the end of the interview]. Before I ever got a migraine at age 34, I was in a study at Norwalk Hospital conducted by Dr. John Larsen. It was about cortisol. I did a 24 hour urine test and my levels were more than three times normal. I asked what that meant. He said he’d never seen any that elevated. I redid the 24 hour urine and had a similar result. He said I needed a CT scan to rule out cancer of the adrenal glands. The findings, thank God, were negative for cancer. No explanation.
Slow forward 2018 (30 years later), at least a dozen MRIs, ER visits, meds galore to abort, kill pain, thousands of dollars to hospitals, doctors and pharmacies. 24 years of chronic pain and accompanying depression, years lost to real suffering. I am mysteriously forwarded a link on FB to Angela’s book.
It ALL makes sense. Hyper-excitable, super sensitive brain, greater need for certain electrolytes and meticulous nutrition requirements. A doctor with an explanation and a cure. I am still amazed ……..and eternally grateful.”
Please share so the potential of a migraine and medicine-free life can be seen by migraineurs around the world.
Your comments are welcome, as always, and are moderated for appropriateness.
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 https://www.linkedin.com/in/angelaastantonphd/ and facebook at https://www.facebook.com/DrAngelaAStanton/
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