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:

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

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A Note from One of My Migraine Group Members

I received this post in my Stanton Migraine Protocol migraine group on Facebook, and I am sharing it with the permission of the author, TK, posted on 4/17/2020…

“I know that you will probably write me off as a crazy Stanton cult member, since this is the constant refrain from many in the pharmaceutical-devoted wing of the migraine world, so I’m not sure it’s even worth my time. But I feel so sad for those who never consider the Stanton Migraine Protocol, or write it off as “snake oil” because they are threatened by the idea that we could understand and manage our brain chemistry rather than just survive or medicate it. I have been kicked out of FB groups (managed by big Pharma) and had comments blocked, just for mentioning to others that the Stanton Migraine Protocol has changed my life and to look into it. I have sensed a similar lack of openness from the MWS. Angela Stanton is a pioneer…”

read the complete note: https://cluelessdoctors.com/2020/04/18/letter-to-the-migraine-world-summit-by-a-migraineur/

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The Upcoming Excitement

Join virtually the Beyond Keto Summit. The video shows the speakers–one of them is me. I discuss migraine. Lots of topics are covered, from diet to heart health to Alzheimer’s to sports and many more. The Summit is free to watch live here. Sign up and enjoy the presentations. It starts January 29th and goes through February 2nd.

See you there!


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Read This Book to Prevent Migraines

A Special 5* Review about My Book

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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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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Read the Migraineurs’ Testimonials


I get new testimonials in my Facebook migraine group regularly. I only ask for permission to post those that contain no private information so I am not posting every day. But you should check them out frequently. All of them can be found in the migraine group.

Here is a sample from today:

Returning to life:

“When I started this group I was so incredibly sick and had no clue what to do. I could barely work and spend time with my family. Thanks to Angela and all the supportive members of this group I have my life back. I’m off the Wellbutrin that I had been on for 14 years. I am taking no prescriptions at all. I even forgot the name of the migraine meds because I haven’t taken them in over a year. I love that I know how to listen to body and take better care of it. I did sprints yesterday followed by a six-mile walk. Two years [ago] I could not climb the stairs to my apartment because I was too weak. It has been a long journey but I feel great and wish it for everyone.”

–SM 4/9/2017

Please visit the testimonials page on my Stanton Migraine Protocol® site and share with migraineurs you know need help.

Please contact me for more information.


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Genetic Update on Migraine-Brain


An article I wrote was just published. It is sure to turn some heads, roll some eyes, and get the blood pressure up for some as well. I am a rebel and will say what needs to be said. This is a significant update on what migraine-brain is and why we have migraines.

Read the article and share it to save migraine sufferers from those torturous medicines they are forced to take. There is no need to medicate migraine. We just simply need to understand what it is and learn how to prevent it. It is so simple.

Enjoy; comments are welcome here or there,


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On Radio on 30 Minutes–Listen Live!

Talking about the Stanton Migraine Protocol®

Don’t forget to tune in and listen to my radio hour at 10 AM Central (8 AM California and Pacific, 11 AM New York), 4 PM UK and 5 PM Europe.

Listen live here: http://oneradionetwork.com/listen-live/

It is coming on in 20 minutes!

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I Am on Radio Talk Show on Thursday about Migraines: Listen In!

Do you have questions about migraines?

On Thursday, February 2nd, at 10 am Central (8 am Pacific, 11 am Eastern) I will be on a radio talk show for an hour with host Patrick Timpone at One Radio Network (located in Austin, Texas) talking about migraines and health. The radio station invites emailed-in questions you wish me to answer and provides a toll-free number to call in and ask.

The show is broadcast over the internet live so no matter what country you are located in, you can listen in. The podcast can be downloaded and shared. More updates will follow since I only have my name showing on the schedule and not yet the write-up of the discussion.

Here is the schedule page, email: email@oneradionetwork.com and phone 888.663.6386

If you want to listen in for today’s shows live the discussion is on health. healthy fats, and how to stop your doctors from killing you. My show will be broadcast live there as well. The podcast will be available to download and share!

Enjoy and listen to mine on Thursday! Please share!

Looking forward to hearing from you by email or phone on Thursday!

(This page will be updated as the final page shows up with more detail at the station’s website)


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The Genetics of Migraine & The Stanton Migraine Protocol®

Genetic Mutations Support The Stanton Migraine Protocol®

Sharing a recently published article. It explains the genetic foundation to all of my work and discovery of the ionic pump issues associated with migraines at the voltage gated sodium-potassium channels and ATPhase which is associated with mutations in the glucose metabolism processes.

The article is technical with a lot of jargon but the title tells it all

ATP1A2 Mutations in Migraine: Seeing through the Facets of an Ion Pump onto the Neurobiology of Disease

It discusses hyper sensory organ sensitivity, the mutation of voltage gated pumps that migraineurs need to use extra salt in their diet for. It also provides a genetic mutation base for the glucose intolerance migraineurs seem to have. It is an open access article, so if you are interested and familiar with the terminology, chew your way through it!

My hypothesis, based on which the Stanton Migraine Protocol® is built and the book “Fighting The Migraine Epidemic: How To Treat and Prevent Migraines Without Medicines – An Insider’s View” is written, is provided a solid genetic foundation 2+ years after I published my book and started to treat migraineurs. Very grateful and happy!

Now we know the genetics behind why migraineurs using the Stanton Migraine Protocol® are so successful at becoming and staying migraine and medicine free: we took control of the very channels that have genetic mutations and control the ionic process with precision.

Please contact me for more information!


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