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! 💜

Continue reading

Posted in Big Pharma, migraine, Migraine-Blog, Must Read, nutrition, Why Me | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Why Don’t They Follow What Works?

Why Don’t All US Hospitals Treat Covid-19 Right?

The following is from an email I received from one of the most well-known doctors in the US–name will remain hidden–who wrote that the author of this note wanted it to be shared widely everywhere. And I can see why. Hence the entire blog below this is a giant quote (you can download the original here: Three U.S. hospitals use IVs of Vitamin C and other low-cost):

“Three U.S. hospitals use IVs of Vitamin C and other low-cost, readily
available drugs to cut the death-rate of COVID-19 — without ventilators!

March 30, 2020

“If you can administer Vitamin C intravenously starting in the Emergency Room and every 6 hours thereafter, while in the hospital, the mortality rate of this disease and the need for mechanical ventilators will likely be greatly reduced,” says Dr. Pierre Kory, the Medical Director of the Trauma and Life Support Center and Chief of the Critical Care Service at the University of Wisconsin in Madison. He explains that it’s the inflammation sparked by the Coronavirus, not the virus itself, that kills patients. Inflammation causes a condition called Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome (ARDS), which damages the lungs so that patients, suffering fever, fatigue, and the sense that their inner chest is on fire, eventually cannot breathe without the help of a ventilator. Continue reading

Posted in Big Pharma, Covid-19, FDA, Healthcare, Must Read, supplements | Tagged , , , , , , | 18 Comments

Clinical Course on COVID19–Vital Signs

A Clinical Course Breakdown of COVID-19

The following is a quote from a doctor in the UK:

I am an ER MD in New Orleans. Class of 98. Every one of my colleagues have now seen several hundred Covid 19 patients and this is what I think I know.

  • Clinical course is predictable.
    2-11 days after exposure (day 5 on average) flu like symptoms start. Common are fever, headache, dry cough, myalgias(back pain), nausea without vomiting, abdominal discomfort with some diarrhea, loss of smell, anorexia, fatigue.
  • Day 5 of symptoms- increased SOB, and bilateral viral pneumonia from direct viral damage to lung parenchyma.
  • Day 10- Cytokine storm leading to acute ARDS and multiorgan failure. You can literally watch it happen in a matter of hours.

81% mild symptoms, 14% severe symptoms requiring hospitalization, 5% critical.

Patient presentation is varied:

Continue reading

Posted in Covid-19, Interesting reading | Tagged , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Keto & Carnivore: Electrolytes, Water Retention & More

Keto & Carnivore: Electrolytes, Water Retention & More

New video is out, this is the full video–slightly over an hour. I you prefer to watch on YouTube, please do.

Vanessa is an excellent interviewer, who a lot of fun to talk to. She knows the material really well and asked some awesome questions. We had a nice chat. We covered a lot of subjects that covers electrolytes, hydration, edema, protein consumption, and a lot more.

I hope you enjoy the discussion.

If you have any questions, please ask here or post a comment at YouTube. I answer questions there as well as here.

Comments are welcomed and are monitored for appropriateness

Angela

Posted in hydration, migraine, nutrition, Videos | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

The Importance of Salt in your Diet Even if You Are a Carnivore

Interview with Dr. Shawn Baker at MeatRx


If you prefer to watch it on YouTube, please click here.

The Interview

This interview was for MeatRX members. MeatRX is a place for many thousands of people who have been eating a heavy meat-based diet, primarily carnivore, though not all. I am hypercarnivore and seasonally move to ketogenic diet and sometimes to the low carbs high fat. Continue reading

Posted in Diets, hydration, migraine, Videos | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

A Clip from my Interview with KetogenicGirl

Interview with the Ketogenic Girl

A 10-minute short clip introduction to the interview I had yesterday with Vanessa, aka the KetogenicGirl.

The whole interview was over an hour–it will be up later I suppose. The subject was electrolytes and hydration.

I definitely have to figure out a better lighting… it was very sunny outside with the sun directly hitting the webcam, so I had to close the shades and use a bright reading light… that’s clearly not working too well.

To watch the video directly on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EF_CrFamyfk

Not sure when the rest of the video will be uploaded–the interview was well over an hour long. Vanessa is such a lovely person. We had a super great time!

Posted in hydration, migraine, nutrition, Videos | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Stanton Migraine Protocol in a Dutch Magazine?

Stanton Migraine Protocol in Dutch Magazine

Stanton Migraine Protocol in Dutch Magazine

The Success of the Protocol is in the News in the Netherlands—in Dutch.

Surprise! An article appeared highlighting me (including my photo) and the Stanton Migraine Protocol, based on my book: Fighting the Migraine Epidemic: Complete Guide How to Treat & Prevent Migraines Without Medications’ (2017) by Angela A. Stanton, Ph.D, ISBN 9781546976370

Here I quote a few sentences from the article and the picture is partly whited out because of copyright protection; this magazine is by subscription only. If you are interested to read the original article (in Dutch), here is link to magazine and look for the article title: Migraine behandelen en voorkmen zonder medicijnen. I also add a bit of extra to place the article into context. Continue reading

Posted in migraine, Must Read, Press Release | Tagged , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Video Testimonial from a Migraine Sufferer

Testimonial for the Stanton Migraine Protocol and for the carnivore diet:

To see hundreds of testimonials, visit my testimonials page here and browse–kudos to anyone willing to count the number of testimonials posted on that page.

To look for more testimonials, look at the reviews of the book here–139 testimonials there at the moment.

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

Angela

Posted in Healthcare, migraine, nutrition, Videos | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Where is the Critical Media?

Donuts sandwich from Kentucky Fried Chicken

Donuts sandwich from Kentucky Fried Chicken(R)

Where Is That Damned Critical Media When It’s Needed?

How come they only complain loudly when we talk about red meat and eggs? Do you suppose that eating a steak and eggs is worse than this new sandwich from Kentucky Fries?

Full nutrition information: Continue reading

Posted in Big Pharma, cholesterol, diabetes, FDA, Food War, Healthcare, Interesting reading, Must Read, nutrition, This & That, Thoughts, Why Me | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Paradigm Shift: The Importance of the Right Anecdotal Evidence

The Power of Anecdotal Evidence by the CEO

***The link here was updated on 9/15/2020 because the original was removed. Concerns have arisen that she may lose her job if she doesn’t stop advocating the low carbs diets, because the ADA receives it’s financial support from big pharma that sells insulin to those with T2D

As many of you know, I have been writing about nutrition for several years. Usually the story is disappointing because most of the time it’s about debunking a badly formulated peer reviewed academic publication. Well… here you are in for a bit of a surprise!

Continue reading

Posted in diabetes, Food War, Healthcare, Interesting reading, Must Read, nutrition | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 5 Comments