Quora on Migraine

Endless Stupidity

I have been a member of Quora for many years. I get “request for answer” from many Quora subscribers every single day and about 90% of the requests are associated with migraines, asking pretty much the same questions. Of course, I am requested for the answer since I am a migraine specialist! Now… the problem is that every time I get basically the same questions (3-5 times a day), I provide the same answers with the same links. I created a “form answer” of sorts that answers the same questions all the time, with links to my talks, papers, etc.

Apparently Quora wants responses to provide different links to the same questions! Does that make any sense to you? Not to me! I think it is stupid! You’d think it is only the algorithm, right? Nope! The person responding to me said the same thing: we want different links and answers to the same questions. Yep! Quora for you! The only reason I haven’t yet given up on their stupidity is because I feel sorry for the members who are asking honest questions. If I can help them, I feel I should. But there is a limit.

I decided to post all my Quora answers here and also on some of my other blogs, and once in a while I will link here, sometimes to other blogs, and sometimes provide the full info on Quora. All will still contain the same information though… lol.. This is my last effort on Quora. If I fail in this, I just drop them like a cold stone. I don’t need them at all! And I hope the people looking for help with their migraines will find me through other platforms.

Below, those with migraines will find all the answers they need to learn how to abort and prevent their migraines without any medicine.

What is a Migraine & How to Prevent it

Migraine is preventable. Migraine is a genetic condition, which sets up an extreme sensitivity to carbohydrates and a need for much higher sodium content of the electrolyte than typical. The solution to this sensitivity is that if you stop consuming carbohydrates and increase salt and water, you can prevent migraines.

Migraine is caused by an electrolyte imbalance as a result of the over-activity of the sensory neurons. In a migraineur’s brain, the sensory neurons have much more connections than the same neurons in a typical non-migraine brain. This is why migraineurs tend to be overstimulated by strong bright lights, strong odors, loud sounds, more sensitive to touch, and some (like me) also are super-tasters, so more sensitive to spices. More connections mean more “chatter” and so a healthy myelin system is essential.
Because of the hyper-reaction of the brain to sensory stimulus, it generates more voltage—voltage is communication in the brain—and that extra voltage uses more sodium. Migraineurs need more salt in their diet to counter this effect. Migraineurs are also glucose sensitive (carbs intolerant) because glucose removes sodium and water from cells—therefore, carbs reduce sodium even more, causing a migraine.

Please join my Facebook migraine group to learn much more: https://www.facebook.com/groups/MigraineSufferers

Read my summary on migraines here: https://stantonmigraineprotocol.com/2021/12/06/migraine-treatment-and-prevention-by-the-stanton-migraine-protocol/ read also this article Migraine Cause and Treatment: https://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=2696532 and Functional Prodrome in Migraines https://www.hilarispublisher.com/open-access/functional-prodrome-in-migraines-2329-6895-1000256.pdf .

Read this book about migraines https://www.amazon.com/Fighting-Migraine-Epidemic-Migraines-Medicines-ebook/dp/B076BZG2V3 and you will find answers to all your questions. I discuss the cause, the mechanism, and how to prevent migraines in great detail.

There are several video interviews on which I have discussed the cause, prevention, and treatment of migraines without medicines. Here are a few of them:

Classes Taught & Presentations:


World Nutrition Summit 2022: Migraine Treatment and Prevention by the Stanton Migraine Protocol® https://courses.nutrition-network.org/p/wns2022

Nutrition Network

3 lecture hours on migraine plus an hour of personal interview. These classes are for healthcare providers, and offer continuing education credit: https://nutrition-network.org/neurology/ This class requires payment to the organization of Nutrition Network.

You can see an introduction here: “Angela Stanton, PhD & Jayne Bullen – Neurology” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o8wJFImo0XA


Nutrition Coalition in the UK: The Stanton Migraine Protocol®: A Masterclass

I talked about the cause of migraines and how to treat and prevent it without medicines. This course is for CED for medical professionals. This organization requires a membership that is not free.

YouTube Video Interviews:


A Complete Guide To Migraines with Angela Stanton, Ph.D. on Boundless Body Radio! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ke991DgOukg


The Low Carb Lifestyle Podcast by Tracey McBeath https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RBD0VZoEhYg


“The Stanton protocol for dealing with migraines| ft. Angela Stanton |PART 2” with Astrid Naranjo Accredited RD & Nutritionist https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-jNt5J_UABg&lc=


“Everything you need to know about Migraines.| Angela Stanton PhD | part 1” with Astrid Naranjo Accredited RD & Nutritionist https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jHIo44QroF4&t


“dLife.in Podcast: Angela Stanton on Migraines and Low Carb LCHF & Keto Diet” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w4To7hzK7FA


“LLVLC Podcast with host Jimmy Moore: Angela Stanton Takes Us To School On Migraines, Hormones, & Keto Carnivore Diets” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SWeS3X8gbG0


“Stop Migraines On Demand”–Dr. Angela A. Stanton with Dr. Pete’s Keto Club: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WEc6oAOfM7c


“MeatRx Carnivore Community Meeting with Angela Stanton, PHD” with Dr. Shawn Baker: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S3Y9I9YdRz8&feature=youtu.be


Nutrition with Judy (Part 1): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TdV7_-rvWoE&t


Nutrition with Judy (part 2): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5pvCsrb2k2A&t


Dr. Shawn Baker and Zach Bitter: Episode 109: Angela Stanton – Is Your Diet Giving You Migraines? https://youtu.be/Y-BcsGllgmU


The Ketogenic Girl: Keto & Carnivore: Electrolytes, Water Retention & More with Dr. Angela Stanton https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eZHNRlS6qj4


MeatRx with Dr. Shawn Baker: Dr Angela Stanton – MeatRx Community VIP https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u6ppkOujM00&t


The Ketogenic Girl #2: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0zVqWX9-RHw


Biohackers Lab: Natural Migraine Relief (Stanton Migraine Protocol Review) • Dr Angela Stanton PhD https://youtu.be/AjyTLCk73gM


Podcast Interviews:


Boundless Body Radio: A Complete Guide To Migraines with Angela Stanton, Ph.D.! https://www.buzzsprout.com/1244183/10588928


Fitness Confidential with Vinnie Tortorich: https://open.spotify.com/episode/2LAlREgTZyXMxeIt0tu9c9


Podcast with Vanessa Spina on protein:
https://podcasts.apple.com/ca/podcast/omad-animal-protein-vs-plant-protein-protein-requirements/id1344681226?i=1000547439655


Boundless Body Radio: https://www.myboundlessbody.com/podcast-1/episode/4bd47d19/fighting-the-migraine-epidemic-with-dr-angela-stanton-070


Carnivore Cast:Dr. Angela Stanton – Migraine Relief, Electrolytes, Keto/Glucose Brain Metabolism: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9EHUUOC8zVk&lc


Bisu: Preventing electrolyte imbalances – how to beat migraines, keto flu & Bloat – Angela Stanton, Ph.D. https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/preventing-electrolyte-imbalances-how-to-beat-migraines/id1513190058?i=1000484946679


THE MORNING SHOW with Patrick Timpone: Angela A. Stanton PhD: https://oneradionetwork.com/health/angela-stanton-phd-author-fighting-migraine-epidemic-treat-prevent-migraines-without-medicines-insiders-view-february-2-2017/


Articles written by others based on interviews with me:


Keto-Mojo https://keto-mojo.com/article/meet-migraine-expert-angela-stanton-phd/


Hoofdpijnet (Netherland Migraine Association): “Treating and Preventing Migraines without Drugs According to Dr. Angela Stanton: ‘More Salt, Less Sugar, Enough Water”: https://allesoverhoofdpijn.nl/migraine-behandelen-en-voorkomen-zonder-medicijnen-volgens-dr-angela-stanton-meer-zout-minder-suiker-voldoende-water/


The Daily Mail (UK): “Can you cure migraines by eating more SALT? That’s the controversial suggestion by one US neuroscientist – but what do leading experts think?” Can you cure migraines by eating more SALT? That’s the controversial suggestion by one US neuroscientist – but what do leading experts think? https://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-6008119/Can-cure-migraines-eating-SALT.html

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/
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