Saved from Migraine: One Life at the Time! Story Makes News.

Migraines and Electrolyte

The story you are about to read happened in my migraine group with a member whose husband contacted me from the ER–she was not yet a member. Not quite sure how our paths crossed actually! She was in the ER and then in the hospital for many days. Her migraines did not respond to any medicine. As you will read her story below, her pain had been with her since an accident in 2000. Her husband contacted me first on June 23, 2015. I know the date because he contacted me on Facebook using PM (personal messenger). He started to tell me the story “She has suffered w/ migraines for 15 years (Oct. 2000) after hitting her head under a bathroom cabinet” and off we went into details of her migraines and what can be done.

I will spare you from the details of the whole story for privacy reasons but basically she started on the Stanton Migraine Protocol® that day. Here you find her story from the company that was kind enough to even notice the changes she went through (I have yet to see another company that actually pays attention to its employees to this level!). I am so impressed! I wish I lived where they live so I could drink that wholesome goodness of milk they produce!

There is a little typo in my name; it is Angela and not Angelia (I like Angelia also though!) and the milk amount is exaggerated but that doesn’t matter. A life was saved and here is her story that is also on TV  (local NBC news):

Kristen’s Six Gallons of Guernsey Raw Milk; and a miracle

Over a year ago a young woman came to the farm. She was emaciated, had a difficult time walking and could not speak. Driven to the farm by her mother, husband or sister, each week she would purchase six gallons of our Guernsey Gold milk .

After a few months, I noticed that she was walking better, we would have a very brief conversation and she would leave with her six gallons of milk. I was happy that she seemed to be better but, curious as to what was her “story”.

A few more months past by and I saw a very different woman than the one who entered my store in the beginning. I had to asked the question, I had to know, what was her story? During one of her weekly visits for her “six” gallons of milk, I stated, “you are a different person than when you first came to our farm, what is your story”?

Her story: Kristen had a head injury in 2000. Afterward, she began suffering from migraine headaches. They became so unbearable and persistent that she had to leave her teaching profession. For six years she was bed-ridden and had virtually little, if any, quality of life. She was literally on every medication known for migraines such as oxycontin and morphine. Some medications that she had taken were causing early Parkinson-like symptoms to develop, namely muscle weakness, tremors, and difficulty with speech. She vomited everyday leaving her weak and severely underweight.

Kristen tried all types of diets to help ease her pain including vegan, gluten-free, dairy-free, she had a neuro-stimulator placed in her brain for pain control, she tried acupuncture, chiropractors, essential oils, oxygen therapy, magnesium drips, vitamin C drips, and none of these helped relieve the unbearable relentless pain that she endured everyday. Kristen would virtually lay in ice packs, in a dark room wearing sunglasses but yet none of these therapies gave her notable relief.

When she was admitted last summer to Southwestern her blood pressure was out of control because of her pain level and the neurologist stated, “this was the worst case of migraine headaches they had ever seen”. All resources had been exhausted. Well, perhaps not all of them. It was during this hospital stay when her husband, Mark discovered some valuable information; Dr. Angelia Stanton, a neuroscientist, and her migraine protocol.

While she was in the hospital, Mark began this protocol for Kristen. The essence of Dr. Stanton’s protocol is to increase dietary “good” fats and balance electrolytes. Her protocol for Kristen was to drink one gallon of milk each day. Yes, one gallon of milk each day and that Kristen did. Mark, knew about The Waldo Way and this is when our farm became part of her story.

Almost a year has past and Kristen has regained a quality of life that she so deserves, she does not wake every morning vomiting, she can walk, she can talk, she has little pain these days and she has a testimony of what the Guernsey Raw Milk can do. Guernsey raw milk has the perfect sodium/potassium balance, the electrolytes, and healing saturated fats that are needed for her to remain migraine free.

Her quality of life is such that she can hold down a job these days. We are thrilled to introduce Kristen to you for she has joined The Waldo Way Dairy Farm Staff. We cannot express how grateful we are for her restored health and for being a part of our farm family. When you come to visit, please do welcome her.

We are hopeful that her testimony can bring insight for others and perhaps give relief to those who may be suffering with migraine headaches. Kristen had an incredible journey with pain, has an amazing testimony of healing, and yearns to share her story with those who are in need of help. In addition, her father is a veterinarian and she worked in his practice for years. Having said this, she has a great working knowledge and love for animals, which is a good fit for working with our Guernsey Gold Girls. Miracles do happen; Kristen had one. As always, abundant blessings, Ris~

Post Script: If interested Dr. Stanton’s FB site is, “Migraine Sufferers Who Want to be cured”. Kristen no longer needs medications for migraines and is making plans to have the neuro-stimulator removed this summer.

Post Post Script: A few months ago Kristen’s twin sister, Erica came to the farm and she said to me, “Ris, thank you for your farm and for being here”. And I replied, “oh, you are welcome”. Erica, then said, “Ris, I really mean it, you see, you gave my sister back to me”. Once again, I was reminded and thankful for my humble missionary farm work” :

I thank the Waldo Way Dairy Farm for appreciating their employees and congratulate Kristen on her job! Awesome recovery and a great job well done!!! Now if only I could have some of that milk!!!

Comments are welcome as always!

About Be Healthy

Angela A Stanton, PhD, is a Neuroeconomist who evaluates changes in behavior, chronic pain, decision-making, as a result of hormonal variations in the brain. She lives in Southern California. Her current research is focused on migraine cause, prevention and treatment without the use of medicines. As a migraineur, 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 mutations of insulin and glucose transporters, and voltage gated sodium and calcium channel mutations. Such mutations cause major shifts in a migraine brain, unlike that of a non-migraine brain. A non-migraineur can handle electrolyte changes on autopilot. A migraineur must always be on manual guard for such changes to maintain electrolyte homeostasis. The book Fighting The Migraine Epidemic: How To Treat and Prevent Migraines Without Medicines - An Insider's View explains why we have migraines, how to prevent them and how to stay migraine (and medicine) free for life. As a result of the success of the first edition of her book and new research and findings, she is now finishing the 2nd edition. The 2nd edition is the “holy grail” of migraines, incorporating all there is to know at the moment and also some hypotheses. It includes an academic research section with suggestions for further research. The book is full of citations to authenticate the statements she makes to be followed up by those interested and to spark further research interest. While working on the 2nd edition of the book she also published academic articles: "Migraine Cause and Treatment" Mental Health in family Medicine, November 23, 2015, open access "Functional Prodrome in Migraines" Journal of Neurological Disorders, January 22, 2016, open access "Are Statistics Misleading Sodium Reduction Benefits?", Journal of Medical Diagnostic Method, February 3, 2016, open access “A Comment on Severe Headache or Migraine History Is Inversely Correlated With Dietary Sodium Intake: NHANES 1999-2004” Angela A Stanton PhD, 19 July 2016 DOI: 10.1111/head.12861 not open access, subscription is required to read it. Dr. Stanton received her BSc at UCLA in Mathematics, MBA at UCR, MS in Management Science and Engineering at Stanford University, PhD in NeuroEconomics at Claremont Graduate University, and fMRI certification at Harvard University Medical School at the Martinos Center for Neuroimaging for experimenting with neurotransmitters on human volunteers. For relaxation Dr. Stanton paints and photographs. Follow her on Twitter at: @MigraineBook
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