Author Archives: Angela A Stanton, Ph.D.

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 and facebook at

Testimonial of a Marathon Runner Migraineur

This is a short post since what I wish you to read is the story of the Marathon runner and not what I write. This testimonial is a blog written up by one of the migraineurs who read my book … Continue reading

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New Academic Publishing

Rebuttal-Commentary Published in Headache: The Journal of Head and Face Pain Finally my rebuttal-commentary published in the journal Headache: The Journal of Head and Face Pain, Vol 56 Issue 7 pages 1214-1215; July/August 2016. It is not an open journal so … Continue reading

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Headache Types

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Functional Prodrome in Migraines–from the article

Link to the article that does not seem to work on FB. Please click here to read it. Sorry about the inconvenience.

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I Published 2 Years Ago–New Researchers Claim to Be the Founders WOW!

Plagiarism is a crime! A study to be removed: authors claim their findings is the first in the discovery that dietary sodium intake is inverse to migraine pain. Meaning the lower the salt consumption–as per modern USDA and medicinal recommendations, … Continue reading

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Grains and Migraine

PRESS RELEASE I have just published an article Those Evil Grains: Gluten Free Versus Grain Free that you really should read. Eating gluten free can be worse for your health than eating gluten, provided you are not a Celiac. However, eating grain free … Continue reading

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What Are Migraine Prodromes? You Think You Know?

NEWS RELEASE My latest academic journal article is published (pre-pub status but can already be read and shared). It defines what prodromes are. In general academic literature, as of prior to my publication, prodromes simply precede migraines but for no … Continue reading

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Salt Increases BP? Really?

Salt Increases BP? So does when I am hungry, or angry, or it is spring time! My article (only a one-pager) on blood pressure and salt is finally out in print in a medical academic journal (abstract, entire paper). Why do … Continue reading

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Serotonin Syndrome: What Every Migraineur Should Know

NEWS RELEASE Serotonin Syndrome: What You Don’t Know Will Kill You I wrote a new article (partly based on emotions since the story is based on the death of my mother) so you will find typos.. so just ignore those … Continue reading

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Migraine Cause & Treatment Explained by New Article

NEWS RELEASE An article I wrote is in “Article in press” publishing on December 1st. Title “Migraine Cause and Treatment” in the Journal of Mental Health in Family Medicine. Abstract Migraine Cause and Treatment Background: Research shows that migraine brains … Continue reading

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