Stanton Migraine Protocol Inc–Nonprofit

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

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Migraine Interview with Biohackers Lab

Learn How to Get Rid of Migraines!

Listen to the podcast or watch the video on YouTube. The video is not very good quality (I need a new webcam) but the podcast version is great. Interview with Gary at BioHackers Lab.

Here is YouTube:

And here is BioHackers lab: for the podcast if you wish only the sound.

Please send message via contact if you have any questions.


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Should You Take Aimovig?

Aimovig™: A Miracle Migraine Treatment or Unnecessary Risk?

The moment I wrote this article, it immediately received big pharma attacks. That’s great!! It seems I stirred the hornets’ nest really big!

My research based academic articles, the actual clinical trials of the drug itself, and the FDA label details, concluded that the drug doesn’t work–only a couple of migraine-free days are gained per month. There are migraineurs on Aimovig who are currently my migraine group to learn how to become migraine free.

For big pharma it is all about the money! Keep that in mind before you jump and spend a lot of money! There is a free treatment that works for all–so far getting close to 5000 migraineurs who no longer suffer migraines. It doesn’t come from medicines. It comes from understanding what migraine is.

Be aware! Help those with migraines see that this drug is not any more magic bullet than any others in the past. it may also cause permanent damage–all listed in the detailed article linked to above so please read and share!


So many migraine sufferers who started takign Aimovig continue to have migraines! They are continuing their other medications as well. This has to be one of the most dangerous situations for migraineurs.

Please share and let them know: this drug is not the miracle it is being sold as.

Its half-life is 28 days! That means that if one gets a horrible adverse effect, it stays for over a month! The adverse reactions are not listed on the FDA label! But they are listed on the supplementary table at the research paper’s website.

Adverse Reactions

Here they are from the research paper: cold, upper respiratory tract infection, ankle fracture, viral gastroenteritis, sepsis, colitis, vestibular neuronitis, backpain, migraine, ovarian cyst, and sinusitis. One person also experienced cerebral venous thrombosis. Over 6% of the people taking it ended up creating antibodies against it (meaning they had an immune response that can either cause an allergic reaction or lead to autoimmune diseases) and some people quit the clinical trial because of adverse effects. None of this is written on the label! Attached is an appendix of their research–see table S3 for adverse effects:

Thanks for your help in helping migraine sufferers around the world!

Comments are welcome as always and are moderated for appropriateness.


Updated: 8/12/2018 4:47 PM by Angela A Stanton, Ph.D.

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The Stanton Migraine Protocol is presented in the Daily Mail

The Daily Mail (UK newspaper) asks:

Can you cure migraines by eating more SALT? That’s the controversial suggestion by one US neuroscientist – but what do leading experts think?

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.

Every migraineur is welcome to join the FB migraine group as well (it is free).

Please share to reach migraineurs all over the world. ❤️

Comments are always welcomed and are moderated for appropriateness,


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What Else Beside Gluten?

Prolamins Are The Main Concerns


A blog article of mine published on eating gluten-free.  Is eating gluten-free enough to stay healthy? I give a different perspective on grains; one you probably have never heard of before. Eat healthy, stay healthy, and share this post to all migraineurs (and non-migraineurs).

Comments are welcome as always and are moderated for appropriateness.


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Aimovig for Migraine; this drug is not for you

A new medicine came was FDA approved today: Aimovig. It is a once-a-month injection, which blocks the voltage dependent calcium channels nearly exactly the same way as Topamax or similar medicines do.

Not only are these drugs very harmful for you (and in many cases brain degenerative), they also don’t work after a short honeymoon period. So tell your friends and family to stop bugging you about it and, instead, change your lifestyle to be migraine preventive and migraine free for life.

Read more about it here.

Comments are welcome, as always, and are moderated for appropriateness.


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A very special 5* review on Amazon

A Special 5* Review

I would like to share a very special review I received on my book at amazon yesterday. It made me cry a few tears because the story is so familiar to all migraineurs–including me. So get your tissue box ready and read the wonderful testimonial, which is on amazon:

“I bought this book on Jan 20th during a particularly terrible migraine. I was quite desperate and stumbled across the Facebook group in a health forum. I have had migraines since I can remember, at least 5 years old. When my mom would take me to the dr they would tell her “just give her Tylenol” which never helped. It was a long time before I realized that most people aren’t in pain most of the time. But except for six months after a car accident when I was in my 20’s they would keep me home 4-5 times a month but I was still able to function. 3-4 years ago they started getting worse so I went to my dr. He threw a bunch of medicine at me and then said he couldn’t do anything more. So I went to another dr, rinse and repeat until I was so frustrated (and missing so much work) that I referred myself to the USC pain center. I was then given nerve blocks, magnesium infusions, botox, SPG blocks, more and more and more medicine and none of it worked. I only got worse, until I have been off work for over a year and could barely take care of my 3 kids. At one time I would have been excited to be able to make dinner once a week, that is how bad it was. Constant pain, nausea, difficulty thinking, plus depression and anxiety until I didn’t even know how I could go on. Then last October I tried the Keto diet and I felt a little better. I was able to at least participate in my life. On New Years Eve I had 1 piece of pizza and that was a mistake. All of my migraine symptoms came back and no matter how faithful I was to the diet I couldn’t get relief. So in desperation in bed with an ice pack on my head and praying the triptans I took would work I found this book.
This book is amazing, it is so simple and yet the difference in my life is something I can’t even explain! It gave me my life back!!! I have not taken any medication since the day I found this book. I tried to understand it through my foggy head and started with the milk at night (I always would wake up with a migraine) and the salt and water (increasing my water slowly as suggested) and once I was feeling better started with the balancing of my sodium and potassium. I’ve been taking magnesium as well. I was already off of all sugar and grains. I have never in my life gone for 30 days without a full blown migraine. I have had prodrome but was always able to follow the steps in the book and take steps to abort the migraine before it happened.

I am sooo grateful to Dr Stanton because she gave me my life back! She gave my husband his wife back and my kids their mother back! I don’t have to spend my days in my dark bedroom praying I don’t go through my 9 triptans before I can get a refill. I don’t have to wonder if I should go to the emergency room because the pain is so unbearable. This book is the best thing I have ever read and I am so excited to be able to write this review. I wanted to wait until I was sure it was working so that I could write the most helpful review possible.

I am also part of the Facebook group that Dr Stanton has and she is so helpful and kind. She and the other admins have done nothing but help me on this journey and I am so grateful!!!”

I am so glad to have picked such rewarding field of research and be able to help the many thousands I already have. Receiving a message like that is a true life-changing event in my life as well, because she trusted me! And that is really hard to do! ❤

Please contact me via the contact form if you have any questions. Comments are welcome and are moderated for appropriateness.


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Further Education

Continuing Education!

A little happy announcement. Over the years some people have asked me why I don’t call myself a functional medicine doctor. Functional medicine, like integrative medicine, is extra training on top of a medical degree, such as MD, OD, or NP or chiropractic doctor, or similar–it is NOT naturopathy or homeopathy, none of which is medicine in most states in the US.

My field in neuroscience with a Ph.D. didn’t quite fit the mold in terms of what all functional medicine universities require. But I really wanted to get that education. Though I will never ever open a clinic, I wanted to have the official knowledge. I never tried applying before because I was intimidated by the requirements.

Functional/Integrative approach is what I have been practicing in my groups (all nutrition and nutrient based understanding of cellular functions rather than a medicinal approach) without the “medicine” term in it. See two of these group here and here.

I got the bug under my skin to see if any of these universities would accept me with my education “as is”, which also includes an fMRI (the machine everyone hates with a twist for experiments) certification from Harvard, so I crossed my fingers and contacted one of them that was online only and is exactly what I needed, no more, no less. They pulled their noses on the phone so they told me to email in all information and explanation of what, why and how. I also mentioned my work with migraineurs and others, also gave links to all my books–which, to my luck, includes being an invited author for the Encyclopedia of the Mind, so guess what:

I am accepted!! Yay!!

The program starts January 22nd, all online. I already started to receive case studies with test questions and answers on the next click (they assume existing clinical experience and knowledge) and so far I am doing pretty good. I am not sure how long the program will take me but I hope for a couple of years max and I can place functional medicine after my long list of degrees following my name. This will be awesome for my work and my personal reputation and will give more credence to what I do on Facebook and elsewhere. ❤

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Limited Edition Signed New-Release Migraine Prevention Manual


I am making a limited number of books available with special signature customized per request in cooperation with Health by Principle.

Fighting the Migraine Epidemic: Complete Guide

Fighting the Migraine Epidemic: Complete Guide

This book is an updated and extended version of the 1st edition “Fighting the Migraine Epidemic: How to Treat and Prevent Migraines Without Medicines. An Insider’s View”. Migraine is a genetic condition and in order to have migraine, one must have a “migraine-brain,” which is anatomically distinct from the brain of non-migraineurs. Migraine is not a headache—many migraines don’t even come with pain. Migraineurs have genetic variances that collectively hint at metabolic challenges associated with our modern lifestyle. Migraineurs metabolize glucose and fructose very poorly. These substances generate a host of undesirable metabolic reactions that lead to electrolyte imbalance and insulin resistance. Once the challenges are recognized and the undesired processes stopped, migraine can be averted or prevented. At the time of writing this book, over 4000 migraineurs have become migraine and medicine free using the methods described in this book. Reduction of medicines happens naturally as migraineurs become migraine free and no longer have use for them. This book is a complete guide. It includes a section for quick emergency treatment for an ongoing migraine and sections with thorough explanations of what migraine is and what it requires to prevent it. The book concludes with a part for scientists and doctors with lots of academic citations.

Table of Contents:

Angela A Stanton, Ph.D. · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · v
Foreword to the 2nd edition · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · xv
Introduction · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · ·· · · · ·xix

The World of Migraines · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · 1

Part I Originally This Book Was About Me · · · · · · · · 3
Section 2 Are You Sure You Have Migraines? · · · · · ·35

Part II How to Anticipate and Stop a Migraine · · · · ·57
Section 3 Stop Your Migraine Now · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · 59

Part III Deeper Understanding of Migraines · · · · · · ·79
Section 4 The Basics of Migraines · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · ·81
Section 5 Migraine Prevention & Treatment · · · · · · · · 232
Section 6 Food Challenges Migraineurs Face · · · · · · · ·330
Section 7 Diets · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · ·361
Section 8 Frequently Asked Questions · · · · · · · · · · · · · 373

Part IV For scientists & physicians · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · 385
Section 9 Where is the Science? · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · ·387
Section 10 The Genetic Connection · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · ·407
Section 11 The Migraine-Brain Difference · · · · · · · · · · ·424
Section 12 Drugs of Shame · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · 441
Section 13 The Drugs of Migraine Shame · · · · · · · · · · · 455
Section 14 Paradigm Shift · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · ·496
Section 15 End Notes · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · ·518

Works Cited · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · ·521

Publication Date: Sep 29 2017
ISBN: 154697637X
EAN13: 9781546976370
LCCN: 2017909074 (Library of Congress Catalogue Number)
Page Count: 662
Binding Type: US Trade Paper
Trim Size: 6″ x 9″
Language: English
Color: Black and White

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Migraine: What it is and Why


What is Migraine?

Not a headache! That’s for sure.

I found that the majority of those who have no migraines or never met anyone with migraines know migraine as a pain in the head. The truth is pain is just one – and not even mandatory – aspect of migraines. For me, presenting the real definition of migraines equals to explaining the conclusions of my many years of research and the truth about my life, since I have been a life-long migraineur.

It is refreshing to know the truth!

Migraine is the manifestation of an energy (voltage) shortage in the brain, caused by insufficient electrolyte quality…

The heart of migraine lies in biochemical facts, such as migraineurs are glucose sensitive with a brain that lacks capability to handle the huge electrolyte disruption when glucose enters the brain cells…

Migraine brain is an ancient brain that is not able to utilize glucose. Modern carbohydrate-rich diets overload this ancient brain with glucose. Migraineurs are not the only ones with this problem. People with seizures, multiple sclerosis, Alzheimer’s disease, and many more conditions, have very similar—if not the same—problem. Not every human can eat birthday cakes, potatoes, and toast for breakfast. Migraineurs cannot.

Read the whole story here:  Migraine: Do We Have It All Wrong?

Comments are welcome as always,


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