Hello there! Welcome to my thoughts and feelings!
I am Angela A. Stanton, PhD. I received my doctorate in a field that incorporates several specialties with the focus on neuroscience and the hormones associated with decision-making. The measurement is by economic games and heavy mathematics. My official doctorate is PhD in Neuroeconomics with my dissertation entirely neuroscience. I specialize in hormonal (neurotransmitter) variations of the brain and how those variations change the decisions a person makes. Although I am not an economist in the classical sense by a long shot, I do have a couple of well-known papers that are economics and mathematics. One is very well-known (and quite hated by many neoclassical economists); it was specifically requested by and was published in a special edition of the Revue Française d’Economie translated to French (not by me). This is the English original and here is the French translated published version (kind of fun to see it in French). 🙂
I now focus only on neuroscience and specifically on certain brain functions and irregularities as they relate to chronic pain. You can find my dissertation for sale on amazon or the original academic published form free at the Journal of Dissertations or part of it in an academic journal published article that was coauthored by my doctoral chair, me and an MD who was present during my experiments (she did not take part in the experiments themselves, only ensured safety). This particular academic paper only represents chapter two of my dissertation.
In the process of my doctoral research many of the experiments I conducted on human volunteers manipulating their neurotransmitters you can find published in academic articles and some are sold on amazon. I am very honored to have been an invited participating author in the Encyclopedia of the Mind. My latest book “Fighting The Migraine Epidemic: How To Treat and Prevent Migraines Without Medicines – An Insider’s View” is available in paperback and e-book for minimal price all over the world–mostly via internet though some stores may also carry it.
I also dabbled into constitutional law as part of my dissertation for human experiments required a published thesis on human rights with respect to experimentation with their body and body parts (my thesis is section 3, chapter 5 “Forfeited Consent: Body Parts in Eminent Domain“). This thesis is now textbook material for law students in some universities (not all). It is a mathematical analysis of justice making process (injustice in this case) and mockery of the justices’ arguments.
About my reason for migraine-cause & the discovery
My doctoral studies did not start out with the goal of understanding migraine (please find AngelaAStantonCV-7-23-2016 in PDF), but they helped me because of two key reasons:
1) My doctorate is multidisciplinary, meaning it requires the understanding of many fields. It taught me to be broad in my vision and stay open-minded to be able to think out of the box and to connect the dots. I have become more of a visionary scientist (I would call that a theorist if there was such in medicine) than a lab scientist. I take advantage of being able to connect dots that are invisible to others.
2) I too am a migraineur so seeing the problem from within allowed me to ask questions that other researchers or doctors cannot think of.
I have discovered the cause of migraines and have been living a migraine and medicine free life for many years now. I am passing on the wisdom to thousands of migraineurs and also to many doctors now all over the world. I have a long list of testimonials posted on my special website to Stanton Migraine Protocol®, which is now the gold standard and only true prevention and treatment for migraines without medicines and which lets you eat the foods you love with a very few exception–and those exceptions are not foods. Many doctors and even a local hospital now sends migraineurs my way for treatment.
Migraine-brains have different anatomy and different mineral and nutrient needs from regular brains. Migraine is not a disease only a brain in energy crisis. Read what this energy crisis means in my peer-reviewed published journal article in the Journal of Mental Health in Family Medicine. Read all about the new definition of what migraine prodrome really is in the Journal of Neurological Disorders and read if increasing or decreasing your salt intake really makes any difference to your health in the Journal of Medical Diagnostic Methods. And just fresh out, a commentary in the Headache: The Journal of Head and Face Pain Volume 56, Issue 7, pages 1214–1215, July/August 2016 or since it requires a subscription but I can share for educational purposes, you can read it Stanton-2016-Headache-_The_Journal_of_Head_and_Face_Pain.
More academic published articles are coming soon so keep on checking!
I feel that this is the time to open the flood gates to see clearly our medical system that medicates to treat symptoms (e.g. symptom or disease management rather than healthcare) because of financial incentives without even asking a question from the person whom they medicate–example: two of my migraine sufferers actually had water toxicity and hence intense migraine. They were medicated with countless medications but never asked how much water they drank. It is thus time to show the real nature of clueless doctors who have no understanding past their first impression based on “medical profiling” of what disease they face and what medicines they prescribe. They often have no clue how the medicines they prescribe work let alone what they may interact with.
Before you make your next appointment with your doctor, please check his or her name in this database (you may have to create an account now but don’t be intimidated!) and search for the name of your doctor(s) and see how much money they accepted (for now only 2014 and 2013 are included in the database) from big pharma. What you may find will shock you. We so far found doctors who took in $300,000 (yes, no typo, that is three hundred thousand dollars!) from pharmaceuticals in various fees (lunches, lectures, research, you name it.. it is all pharmaceutical support and it all means prescription medicines in your cabinet!) in addition to their regular salaries. In the new format of the database (I downloaded the entire database) I found doctors accepting millions of dollars in 2014!
Shame on the doctors who accept such money. There is no acceptable form of money from big pharma. They have their own research departments and if they pay for research to the doctors, the doctors are being bought and their results will totally be biased and unreliable.
Although my passion is migraines, I find connections between migraines and several other conditions such as metabolic syndrome, glucose intolerance and diabetes, I also study metabolic disorders as they affect the brain. Additional conditions that are also affected by dietary changes are fibromyalgia, epilepsy, depression, and anxiety and so I am working on these as well. And finally, a new disease of being “floxed” hit my radar in early 2014. Being floxed is a condition that is caused by the use of the fluoroquinolone (quinolone) class of antibiotics. There are over 30 drugs in that class but the most often prescribes ones that so far has caused the most damage are:
- Ciprofloxacin (Ciloxan Ophthalmic and Cipro)
- Levofloxacin (Levaquin and QUIXIN Ophthalmic)
- Lomefloxacin (Maxaquin)
- Moxifloxacin (Avelox)
- Norfloxacin (Chibroxin Ophthalmic and Noroxin Oral)
- Ofloxacin (Floxin and Ocuflox Ophthalmic)
- Sparfloxacin (Zagam)
- Trovafloxacin (Trovan)
These cause debilitating pain and disability that have even led to suicide. These drugs modify bacterial DNA; hence their effectiveness. However, each of our cells contains hundreds of thousands mitochondria (millions in brain cells)–mitochondria are bacteria that have a symbiotic relationship with humans. Mitochondria provide energy for us to use–we cannot live without Mitochondria. The quinolone class antibiotics damage mitochondrial DNA. Damage shows up often years later in various stages that are often permanent. The most critical is when the body simply cannot get energy to function.
As of today there is no cure or treatment for this problem because the FDA just recently modified the label for these drugs (yay!) to reflect the damage they cause and to remove them from easy prescription access like simple UTIs or sinus infections. Until a medicine is not officially found to be the cause problems, no pharmaceutical company is spending money searching for a cure for a “non-existing problem.” Therefore I now study the possible recovery of these mitochondria by stem-cell renewal which is actually quite possible without the medical industry getting involved.
There are many exciting projects for me to work on! Just give me more than 24 hours in a day!
On this blog I posts articles to educate you and to uncover medical stories that should never ever have happened! If you have any questions, please post a comment and I will respond
Angela A. Stanton, Ph.D.