Announcing the Birth of our Nonprofit Company
Dear Fellow Migraineurs and Friends,
We have reached a new phase in our efforts to bring relief to as many migraine sufferers as possible. The second edition of Fighting the Migraine Epidemic Complete Guide book has been well received and the Stanton Migraine Protocol® has gained acceptance not only by you – a large, international segment of the migraineur population – but increasingly by medical professionals as well. An increasing number of new Facebook members are referred to us by their physicians. Now our focus must incorporate awareness of our findings on a larger scale, to educate an ever-widening circle of medical professionals and academic experts who can change how migraine is treated in the future and who can help us spread the word.
To achieve our goals, we have established the Stanton Migraine Protocol Inc., a nonprofit corporation. It has been recognized by the IRS as a charitable educational entity, and as such it is eligible to receive tax-deductible donations. All donations are tax exempt and donations greater than US$250 require us to provide a receipt that proves deductibility.
All funds raised will be devoted to the educational goals described above through participation at important academic conferences, publications in influential academic forums, and supporting members whose budget is too slim to buy the book.
I am asking you to donate any amount you feel is appropriate; an amount you can afford. Simply visit the Stanton Migraine Protocol Inc., website or our Facebook page and follow the prompts after clicking on the “Support Us” button.
100% of all funds received are used for helping migraineurs.
Thank you in advance for your financial assistance in helping to achieve our goals.
Your Greatest Supporter,
Angela A Stanton, PhD
About Angela A Stanton, Ph.D.
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/
Om my goodness what poor child! And what poor you to have to try to understand it all! I am very sorry to hear all his and your struggles.
Migraines and seizures are not the same though there is an overlap and migraines can lead to seizures and seizures often end with migraines. The underlying mechanism is somewhat different. In seizures think of the voltage going out of control from one point of the brain in all directions with great speed. In migraines the voltage goes from the back of the head (called cortical spreading depression, often noted as CSD) in one direction only and very slow–1 mm per minute. The mechanism is very different.
In terms of the cause: I don’t think anyone has ever defined what the cause may be for seizures though in my understanding of the much literature is that it is likely associated with damaged myelin. Myelin is the insulating layer (white matter) in the brain, which is made from fat and cholesterol. The ketogenic diet works for over 60% of children with seizures but current guidelines only permit its use if all medicines have failed to make a difference. I suppose that is where you stand now?
Many of the medicines he is taking reduce brain activity and so in that respect they degenerate the brain, though he is still young and the brain can regenerate. However, a nutritional change is clearly required for that.
One of the biggest problems with eating starches and carbs is that the myelin is extremely sensitive to insulin and glucose and thus what he eats, continuously damages his myelin, the very thing that should be allowed to repair. Today’s ketogenic diets are very different from the older types. I do offer consultations and would be glad to help. Please send an email to me (Angela) at email@example.com to discuss what can be done.
Looking forward to talking with you,
I have a son, 27, who has been ill nearly his whole life. At 5 he began to have severe headaches the moment he woke up which forced him to sleep for 1 to 2 hrs, then various auras developed, and finally, blindness, vomiting, and migraines from age9 through 17. He had absence seizures embedded in some spell neurologists said were not seizures ( I think they were a type of migraine aura) and the absence seizures were there at 6 months of age. Suddenly, and after a strange 6 months of recurrent upper respiratory infections and being bed ridden from exhaustion, his migraines stopped and he developed myoclonic drop seizures, tonic clonic seizures, and some kind of weird status epilepticus spells that are something else mixed with seizures. He has serious stress issues, reactive hypoglycemia that becomes true hypoglycemia if treated, and food intolerances. He has been unable to eat animal protein until recently, but very little. Not sure it will work, but we are trying. He can’t eat much fat either without his seizures becoming much stronger and worse. He eats mostly starch and, of course, it keeps his blood sugar unstable. He only weighs 123lbs, eats 6 meals a day. I have always thought the migraines and seizure problems were somehow related – do you think they could be? Do you have any ideas for me to investigate? Would you be willing to do a consult? I don’t have facebook. I just am awash in ideologies from this expert and that. I have wanted to do a keto diet again, but we had a very bad try of it a year ago, but it was mostly olive oil and vegetables. We have taken him off ( it took soooo long, as he is so sensitive to change) adrenal adaptogens that we tried and he is on much less medicine ( Propranolol, just 10 mg now, Cyproheptadine, 2 mg. Keppra 1500 daily in 2 doses, and benzo’s as needed) which we think together these things somehow worsened his metabolic issues and food intolerances. So, I am thinking about the meat only or keto.
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