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 Economics with dissertation entirely in neuroscience. This degree is PhD in Neuroeconomics. See my CV for full information at the end.
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: A Complete Guide: How To Treat & Prevent Migraines Without Medicine” is available in paperback and e-book for minimal price all over the world–mostly via internet though stores and libraries also carry it. The e-book is only available on amazon. The amazon link is here.
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.
My doctoral studies did not start out with the goal of understanding migraine (please find my CV at the end 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. Many doctors and even a local hospital now sends migraineurs my way for treatment and there are several doctors in my migraine group to learn what I do.
Member of the following associations:
Although membership associations may not be important for many people I deal with, they are very important because it is their publications that guided me toward understanding the connections between disparate literature to be able to connect them to one coherent understanding of migraines.
American Academy of Neurology (AAN)
American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)
International Headache Society (IHS)
The American Diabetic Association (ADA)
The American Physiological Society (APS)
The Society for Neuroscience (SfN)
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; the FDA 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.
Since my focus is migraines and migraines are so connected to nutrition, my current research is the full understanding of all metabolic processes and to help migraineurs prevent the inevitable type 2 diabetes and the associated metabolic diseases migraineurs end up with. The reasons for the sensitivity to these metabolic disorders is genetic. However, genetics is a probability and not a certainty. The course of one’s life is influenced, but not directed, by her or his genetic predisposition. Therefore, with proper nutrition, migraineurs can reverse and prevent their health condition. What that proper nutrition may be is the focus of my research.
Angela A. Stanton, Ph.D.