Letter to the Migraine World Summit by a Migraineur

A Note from One of My Migraine Group Members

I received this post in my Stanton Migraine Protocol migraine group on Facebook, and I am sharing it with the permission of the author, TK, posted on 4/17/2020 (if you are a group member, you can see the post here–this is only visible to members):

I got an email today from the Migraine World Summit (MWS), asking for my input after they wrapped up their conference. I have mixed feelings about them. When I first discovered their work in 2017 I was so sick, and desperate, and lonely in my condition which I knew no one else with, and which felt so isolating. Their serious attention to migraine and the compassion they offered was a lifeline. I especially appreciated MWS’s work destigmatizing and supporting the emotional difficulty of migraine. That conference led me to see a neurologist for the first time, and that visit, while empowering in some ways, was so disappointing to me (“here, take Topomax”) that I renewed my own search for a natural remedy. That led me to Angela Stanton and SMP. So while the MWS is misguided in their foundational beliefs about migraine, I do credit them with helping me start taking charge of my own condition. I believe they mean well, despite being under Big Pharma’s spell. That’s why I took the time to write some comments/feedback for next year’s event. Here’s what I submitted:

“I know that you will probably write me off as a crazy Stanton cult member, since this is the constant refrain from many in the pharmaceutical-devoted wing of the migraine world, so I’m not sure it’s even worth my time. But I feel so sad for those who never consider the Stanton Migraine Protocol, or write it off as “snake oil” because they are threatened by the idea that we could understand and manage our brain chemistry rather than just survive or medicate it. I have been kicked out of FB groups (managed by big Pharma) and had comments blocked, just for mentioning to others that the Stanton Migraine Protocol has changed my life and to look into it. I have sensed a similar lack of openness from the MWS. Angela Stanton is a pioneer and pioneers in any field are often pariahs at the outset. There’s a reason her research goes against the conventional wisdom–because the conventional wisdom has failed to explain, cure or support so many of our conditions. If you want to show that you are truly open to the cutting edge of science and health, I suggest you invite Angela Stanton to speak at your next summit about her migraine protocol. I doubt your big Pharma sponsors will let her slip in, b/c what she advocates is so threatening to the status quo—that we don’t need drugs to moderate migraine. Only a different understanding of neurochemistry, nutrition and metabolism. Stanton has been a speaker at countless other health conferences and is very involved in the Keto, low carb, and metabolic health scene. She’s no outlier anymore, and your resistance to including her is soon going to look foolish. I hope you reconsider. If you do, and I see her included next year, I will happily eat my words, and definitely support and attend. Thanks for your time and for what I believe is well intentioned work on behalf of our wellness.”

If anyone else has gotten the MWS survey and has a few extra minutes, I encourage you to submit your own version of the above! I know it’s unlikely, but we can be like the million little rain drops that erode a stone… Plus, when Angela’s work is someday recognized as the important shift that it is and becomes mainstream, I want to know I did everything I could to help get the word out! (I like being on the cutting edge. 😁)

Sorry so long! 💜

I shared this to show you that all aspects of our health are “managed” or “controlled” by forces out of our control. My general readers are familiar with my posts on how the fields of nutrition, heart and metabolic health, are pushed toward more and more medicines, instead of healthy nutrition. The same is the case with migraine. Here too, not much can publish that doesn’t involve medicine if it is about preventive measures.

There are many thousands of anecdotal evidences–including my personal n=1 anecdotal evidence. And while research pushes anecdotes aside, every single research starts as a result of someone coming up with an anecdotal finding in support of something. Aspirin, the world’s most well known painkiller, is from ancient human use of the willow tree bark.

Migraine is 100% preventable with the right nutrition, and the “right nutrition” is different for migraineurs from other people. If you would like to learn why, read my book, read the testimonials on my wall, and join my group on Facebook. Additionally, watch these video interviews:

Dr. Shawn Baker and Zach Bitter
Biohackers Lab
The Ketogenic Girl
MeatRx with Dr. Shawn Baker

Comments are welcomed, as always, and are moderated for appropriateness.


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 https://www.linkedin.com/in/angelaastantonphd/ and facebook at https://www.facebook.com/DrAngelaAStanton/
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