Hello Migraineurs! Welcome to migraine free life!

Angela A Stanton, PhD on April 29, 2022

Angela A Stanton, PhD has earned her doctorate in NeuroEconomics (experimental neuroscience using economic models) and is also fMRI certified, in addition to having earned the following additional degrees: MS in Management Science & Engineering, Stanford University, MBA at University of California, Riverside, BSc in Mathematics at UCLA. Her doctors research focused on understanding how human decision-making is influenced by hormonal and neurotransmitter changes. She ran experiments and clinical trials, gaining an appreciation of the role neurons play in emotional and physiological decisions. A lifelong migraine sufferer, in 2008 she took early retirement from her academic position and has been an avid researcher in the field of migraines. Her efforts of understanding the cause of migraines have been assisted by thousands of migraine sufferers around the world. In 2014 she published the first, and in 2017 the second edition, of the book (Fighting The Migraine Epidemic: Complete Guide. How to Treat & Prevent Migraines Without Medicines) that established her as a leader of the field of migraine research based on nutrition and electrolyte management. She now teaches migraine sufferers and healthcare providers all over the world about how to abort and prevent migraines without any medicine.

Contact information:

Twitter: https://twitter.com/MigraineBook

Facebook Migraine group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/MigraineSufferers

Facebook private: https://www.facebook.com/AngelaAStantonPhD/

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/angelaastantonphd/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/drangelastanton/

Classes taught:

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  

Nutrition Coalition in the UK: The Stanton Migraine Protocol®: A Masterclass https://nutritioncollective.co.uk/event/migraines/ This course is for continuing educational credit for healthcare professionals.

YouTube Interview Videos:

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=

“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

The Ketogenic Girl “Electrolytes, Water Retention, Protein & Ketones on Keto and Carnivore with Dr. Angela Stanton”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=htY1swgWVo4&feature&fbclid

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   


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

by 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:

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

The Current Book

“Fighting the Migraine Epidemic: A Complete Guide. How to Treat & Prevent Migraines Without Medicines”

Fighting the Migraine Epidemic: Complete Guide
Fighting the Migraine Epidemic: Complete Guide

is released in e-book and paperback. For a limited time, signed copies are available to be ordered here in paperback.

Questions? Comments?

Please fill in the contact form if you wish to get in touch with me.

4 Responses to About

  1. Dear Justin,

    I cannot give any medical advise over the internet. I suggest that you contact me via my FB migraine groups.

    In terms of serotonin syndrome, which is an increase of serotonin, it can lead to sexual dysfunction and a drop in testosterone. Because of the way SSRIs occupy the receptors of the reuptake (which would tell the neuron to stop making serotonin), sometimes long-term or even permanent damage may occur.

    The keto diet with intermittent fasting is one of the best diets for healing, with carnivore being the other. But the healing comes from fasting. As a migraineur, fasting can get you into serious migraines. I recommend you join my migraine groups to learn what to do. I have 2 groups and I recommend you join both. The bigger one is not keto nor is fasting allowed, but I check your metabolic health there and see if all is ready for you in terms of fasting. This group is here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/MigraineSufferers

    The other group is a keto group, here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/KetogenicDietforMigraines but you can only join this group if you no longer have serious migraines and not taking any meds.

    See you in the group,


  2. Justin says:

    Hi Dr. Angela.,
    I came across your article about serotonin syndrome and felt very inclined to reach out to you. I hope this message reaches you. I have suffered from migraines for years. Was put on an ssri then prescribed sumatriptan. I definitely feel that I experienced serotonin syndrome. I am now off all meds and believe I am suffering from PSSD – lingering post ssri sexual dysfunction. Do youhave any experience with this label? I would love a consult with you to discuss if at all possible. I feel as if my serotonin levels are completely out of balance. I’ve been documenting how certain foods are triggers/helps and have totally revamped my diet to keto and intermittent fasting. I am very interested and determined to heal, find a cure, and understand this. I’m just looking for help and guidance. Thanks for taking the time to read this.


  3. Hi Marcia,

    The Stanton Migraine Protocol® is very different from what Dr. Buscholz recommends. The Stanton Migraine Protocol® actually teaches you what triggers in the food and how to counter that chemical.

    For example, fruits he discusses to not eat, such as bananas, are believed to be high potassium foods and are recommended for the general population; he just tells you to not eat it but not why.

    Bananas have less potassium than half an avocado but, depending on size and ripeness, contain between 6-15 teaspoons of sugar equivalent in addition to natural MSG. Sugar is a major trigger for migraineurs, read one of my articles here: Migraine: Do We Have It All Wrong? and for some MSG causes headaches. I am not suggesting to eat bananas because of the sugar content–unless you like to eat them before they ripen and are nearly still green. At that time their sugar content is minimal and are mostly resistant starch.

    As you see there is a lot to learn about food. The Stanton Migraine Protocol® teaches you the biochemical cause of migraines and how to prevent them. I offer a free option on Facebook or a private consult for fee. If you prefer the for-fee option, please send a note via the contact form, which sends an email to me.

    Have a wonderful evening,


  4. Marcia Hogg says:

    Hello… I just found you minutes ago. I’m interested in this protocol. I’m 49, female, suffering for 26 years with migraines (without aura… “just” phonophobia, photophobia, horrid stiff neck, etc) and they’re getting more frequent. I’m at about 10 per month. I take Axert and OTCs, but nothing prophylactically right now (after trying SSRIs and beta blockers). I have done the David Buchholz migraine protocol with some success since 2013, but mostly I find that I’m MORE sensitive to food triggers and have to be more diligent for minimal return on investment. It’s exhausting. I take CoQ10, B-complex, Magnesium glysinate (citrate causes migraines for me), but I’m not always as regular with these as I ought to be.

    I’m seeing my neurologist tomorrow for a follow-up. I told him ‘no” to Depakote and Topomax, but given how uncontrolled my headaches are, I’m certain he’s going to try to talk me into either drug. Brain fog and vision disturbances are not options for me as I’m a teacher who loves her job, and I can’t work with brain fog. My vision is already hard to treat.

    Anyway, is your protocol markedly different than that of Buchholz? I’ll order the book and pour through your website. I sent a “join group” request on FB. I live in Calgary, Canada, where barometric weather shift and dramatic and constant.

    Thanks for any help you can offer,
    Marci Hogg

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