The article was just published in the Daily Mail newspaper by Jane Feinmann about the Stanton Migraine Protocol, one of my migraineurs, and me. This (very careful) article was written as a result of a YouTube video, which you can find here:
There is much more to the story than what is written in the newspaper, there is only room for partial story. For example, there is a huge salt phobia in scientific and medical circles, most still believing that salt causes high blood pressure, in spite of the many studies that show that salt doesn’t do so at all (here is the most prominent article on this subject in The Lancet). The increased salt consumption presents a stumbling block for scientists and doctors alike as well as the many migraineurs that join the Facebook group.
Given the success of the Protocol (see the many testimonials here) over the past almost 5 years and the lack of anyone’s blood pressure ever increasing, the increased salt consumption has proven to be extremely important rather than becoming harmful. There are also several non-migraineurs on the protocol, many joining specifically because they had high blood pressure, some uncontrolled even after taking several medicines. They all ended up with reduced blood pressure and much greater health as a result of the protocol.
There is a lot of evidence that the Stanton Migraine Protocol works to prevent migraines. Migraineurs choose to come off of all of their medicines once they are migraine free and they remain migraine free as long as they stick to the Protocol.
Enjoy the article and please share!
For those wishing to learn more about my protocol, the book’s title is “Fighting The Migraine Epidemic: A Complete Guide: How To Treat & Prevent Migraines Without Medicine” and is available in paperback everywhere, the e-book format only at amazon.
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/
Totally Roald. I think many eyes need to open before this can go mainstream… but it will for sure one day. May not be in my lifetime but eventually migraine sufferers will be migraine and medicine free ❤
And again……………….. 🙂
When will the experts learn? Will they ever?
Re: “Peter Goadsby, a professor of neurology at King’s College London, reiterates there is no evidence for the ‘salt protocol’ and so it can’t be recommended.” Hmmm, but all the recommended drugs people suffering from migraine devour do help? Nah, doesn’t look like that.
I’m not a migraineur, but since I made acquaintance with you, Angela, I learned about your take on salt and its importance for my brain, I gladly enjoy some extra (iodized) salt in my food. And guess what? My blood pressure is A OK. Like I already once shared with you, I told doctors about that and they looked me like when Ignaz Semmelweis told the established medical world about his findings to fight puerperal fever: Total disbelief. Yup, resistance to change was well alive in that time too 😉